FAQ of Home Security – Alarm System

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FAQ’s before purchasing an alarm system

You Need To Know This!

There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new home security system. You may find yourself confused by all the terms and different systems out on the market.  Here are some basic things to know before investing in a home security system. Does a home alarm system prevent burglaries? Yes! In fact, it has been proven that homes with a currently monitored security system along with signs and stickers are up to 3 times less likely to experience a break in. Depending on what type of alarm system you have in your home, the intruder may be detected before they even enter your home. How will I know if there is an intruder? (more…)

The Benefits of Access Control With Integrated Video

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Access control systems are the new wave of the future when it comes to building safety. Now more than ever, a variety of access control technologies can work together so that hospital, school and university protection professionals, together with administrators, can more easily manage the data coming in from those systems and develop improved situational awareness during an emergency situation. New access control systems can also help campuses manage the many forms of mass notification used by your institution if a crisis occurs. (more…)

Do You Have Enough Camera Coverage?

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It is typical to believe that having one camera with enough coverage for an entire room is all you need to keep your business or home secure, but is that true? What if the area you want to cover is a lobby, a large office space, or even your front porch, will one camera be enough to see what happened in the event of a burglary? (more…)

Preventing Metal Theft

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With the price of metal going up on a daily basis we’ve seen a rapid increase in metal thefts especially in aluminum, steel & especially copper. The best defense is to prevent theft at the source. Consider these measures to reduce your risk.

  • Install security cameras with a video recorder and keep recordings for a sufficient period of time.
  • Use a perimeter security system with contact alarms or motion detectors.
  • Secure building access with deadbolts and door and window locks.
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Why Do I Need A Professional?

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When you want the best solution to a problem that arises what do you do? Do you spend time trying to become an expert so you can fix the problem yourself?  Do you reach out to an unqualified person to give you advice? No, you look to an expert in the field for their opinion and insight.

It surprises me how many people will attempt to be an expert in everything and not rely on trained professionals for their needs. This is very common when it comes to securing your home or business. As you may know there are many products and services that allow “do it yourselfers” to (more…)

12 Steps to Better Your School’s Front Entrance Security

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There is much to learn about this recent trend of school shootings.  We can implement ways to boost security to help prevent, or at least reduce an attack by a shooter.

There is no perfect way to stop an armed and determined attacker; however there are practices that will help secure your K-5 school entrances. The object of these strategies is to limit your entry points to delay an intruder for police to respond and for school administrators to communicate with teachers and campus staff.  At this time the school can be on lockdown and/or evacuate the students, depending on the situation.

Here are some methods you should consider: (more…)

Is Your Child’s School As Safe As You Think?

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Our nation’s schools are faced with ongoing and growing threats: Violence, Drugs, Bullying, Crime, Natural Disasters and even Terrorism. Is your child’s school prepared for such events? As a parent you have the right to question any area that you may feel is lacking when it comes to your child’s safety.
In addition to basic safety procedures you should verify with your child’s school that they have a plan to address and prevent violence. The first step of your inspection should be to ask campus officials whether they have a strong hold on areas of the facility where violence usually occurs such as: (more…)