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What Is a Fire Alarm Monitoring System?

March 3, 2021 8:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Fire Alarm Monitoring Explained Fire alarm monitoring refers to the rapid communication between your home’s fire alarm system and your security provider’s central monitor station. When your alarm senses smoke or a fire, it sends a signal to the station, alerting the appropriate authorities and dispatching them to your house. In addition to sending notifications about smoke or fire, a...


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What Is the Best Security System for Businesses?

March 3, 2021 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A security system is an essential part of protecting your business from property crimes, environmental threats and misconduct. According to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division, property-related crimes resulted in an estimated $15.8 billion loss for United States citizens in 2019. Of those crimes reported, larceny accounted for more than 73%, while burglary accounted for more than 16%. Among...


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How to Monitor Your Home While Away

November 20, 2020 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want is to fret about your home’s safety. Worrying about the well-being of your property — as well as the possessions and any pets you might have left behind — is inevitable, but there are several simple ways you can put your mind at ease. Thanks to technological advancements, you can now...


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Security Systems for Technology Companies

November 6, 2020 8:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you work in the technology industry, you understand the importance of protecting your electronic equipment. Not only are these valuable assets frequent targets of theft, but they’re also highly susceptible to water damage, extreme temperatures and various other environmental factors. Luckily, you can install state-of-the-art systems in your building to protect them from both threats. In this article, we’ll...


Warehouse Video Surveillance Systems

Warehouse Video Surveillance Systems

July 21, 2020 12:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Video surveillance can be helpful to your business for several reasons, and warehouses especially benefit from them. While a warehouse security system can vary in its effectiveness, security cameras for warehouses can act as extra pairs of eyes for your business, monitoring the well-being of your products and employees. Warehouse Security System Benefits Warehouses are ideal candidates for video surveillance since they’re...


Construction Site Security: Protecting Your Job Site

6 Types of Construction Site Security Systems

July 7, 2020 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A lot happens on construction sites. Unlike most other work environments, construction doesn’t take place inside an established company building, but rather in an open, outdoor space partway through the process of becoming a building. The very structure of the work area is constantly changing. Everything is always in motion. In such an environment, security is a highly pertinent issue....


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Door Knock Security Scams

July 6, 2020 4:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Door knock scams are rampant during the peak summer months. What they entail are out-of-state traveling salespeople trying to sell security systems and services  in your area. The “security experts” go door to door and mostly make egregious claims to consumers in homes for a signed contract. Once inside your home, they mainly use high pressure or scare sales tactics...


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Benefits of Video Surveillance for Commercial Buildings

April 27, 2020 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Video surveillance is a common security practice in many workplaces and office buildings. In 2010, a business could expect to spend $13,280 on a set of 10 cameras. Prices have dropped since then, but a complete video surveillance system still isn’t cheap. Despite the price tag, business owners know that the importance of video surveillance justifies the cost. That’s why...


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Security Systems for Colleges, Schools, and Universities

April 24, 2020 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For any building, security is an essential element of facility management and all buildings have different safety needs. Schools are no exception to this, and schools, colleges and universities are in particular need of integrated security systems to keep our youngest citizens safe. Schools and colleges of all grade levels and types can easily be targets for all sorts of...


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Do I Need a Monitored Security System?

January 13, 2020 1:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your alarm system is no good if you can’t respond to it. What if you’re out of the house or, for any reason, unable to answer the call? Monitored security systems help keep your home safe by adding a layer of support to your alarms. You may have wondered if you really need something like this. After all, it is...