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Understanding Smoke Alarm Laws and Fire Code

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In part one of this two-part series of blog posts, we discussed home smoke alarm placement and requirements. In this installment, we will dive into the creation of smoke alarm laws and fire code. As mentioned briefly in our last post, there is much confusion around smoke alarm and detector requirements. Much of this stems from the fact […]

6 Security Measures That Improve Senior Citizen Safety in the Home

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Senior citizen safety is a major concern in the security industry. As a homeowner’s age rises, so do the odds of a household accident or emergency. We are often approached by elderly homeowners and their families or friends to help keep their loved ones safe and in their own home. These requests can take many forms. […]

Smart Security System Design

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We’ve given a lot of advice for using a security system in previous posts. It goes without saying, though, that those tips only become useful once you have a system installed. In this week’s discussion topic, we’ll rewind to the start of the security system design process. We’ll dive into some of the basic decisions […]

The How, Where, When, and Why of Access Control

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Many business owners have an interest in some form of access control system, but do not quite know where to start. These systems offer nearly endless options from both a technology and a usage standpoint. They play a large role in preventing theft, both from outside sources and even from employees. Decisions loom every step of […]

7 Important Security System Add-Ons for Your Smart Home

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When it comes to security systems, most of you know the basics. Door and window contacts, motion detectors, and fire protection make up most home security systems. However, security systems have come a long way during this age of home automation. Security systems do a better job than ever protecting your home. What’s more, they allow […]

Why Security Professionals Oppose Classroom Door Barricades

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Classroom safety has become a lightning rod topic over the past several years. A graphic put together by Everytown Research Group maps out the 215 school shootings that have occurred across the country since just 2013. This alarming figure has greatly concerned parents, school workers, and safety workers, and when they search for answers they often find conflicting theories on […]