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5 Security Measures That Deter Employee Theft

By Ryan Bell / January 19, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Security Measures That Deter Employee Theft

Most of us have walked into a store and noticed security cameras installed to deter theft. Cameras can discourage thieves before they act, or identify a thief after an item has been stolen. However, you may be surprised how often items or money go missing as a result of employee theft. A 2015 Forbes article set out to measure the cost…

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7 Important Security System Add-Ons for Your Smart Home

By Ryan Bell / January 10, 2018 / Comments Off on 7 Important Security System Add-Ons for Your Smart Home

When it comes to security systems, most of you know the basics. Door and window contacts, motion detectors, and fire detection 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 keeping an eye on your home.…

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Why Security Professionals Oppose Classroom Door Barricades

By Ryan Bell / March 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Why Security Professionals Oppose Classroom Door Barricades

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…

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DIY Camera Systems vs Professional Surveillance Cameras

By Ryan Bell / October 25, 2016 /

So you have decided to add the security of video surveillance to your home. Now come the big decisions, and there are quite a few. One of the first decisions you will make is whether to design and install your own surveillance cameras using one of the many DIY camera systems or call a professional to take care of…

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10 Best Practices for Safes

By David Condon / July 5, 2016 /

A safe is a tool, and like any tool, there are proper and improper ways to use it. Check out these ten helpful tips or best practices for safes. 1. Buy The Right Safe for the Job. A safe’s primary function is to protect an object or objects from an unwanted outcome or outcomes. When…

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5 Security System Use Tips

By Ryan Bell / June 9, 2016 /

You’ve Installed a Home Security System…Now What? A home security system can provide some of the most effective and affordable detection and notification of a crime, as well as peace of mind. For one, a burglar alarm lowers your risk of becoming a break-in victim. It is widely estimated that homes without an alarm are…

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How the 2G Sunset Will Affect Your Alarm System

By David Condon / March 31, 2016 /

What is the 2G Sunset? 2G refers to the 2nd generation of cellular communication networks that have been in use since 1991.  Since then, most cell phone networks have been upgraded to the much more powerful 3G and 4G technologies (4G is also referred to as LTE or VoLTE by some providers).  Recently, AT&T and…

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Cameras: Choosing IP vs Analog

By Ryan Bell / February 3, 2016 /

So you’ve decided you want to buy a camera system for your home or business. Perhaps you need the cameras because you had a burglary you’re responding to or maybe you just want to deter an incident from ever happening. Either way, you’ll want to make sure you’re an educated consumer before making a purchase.…

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VoIP is a Poor Choice for Alarm Systems

By Ryan Bell / April 26, 2015 /

Over the past decade and a half or so, major communications companies such as Comcast, Time Warner, and Charter have begun pushing internet-based phone service as part of their communications and cable options. This phone service is often part of a “bundle” that allows you to pay one rate for phone, internet, and cable access.…

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Residential Fire Alarm Code Change

By David Condon / March 7, 2015 /

If you have a fire alarm system in your home, a new requirement in the National Fire Protection Association’s (or NFPA) fire alarm code will change the way that you must maintain your system. Every three years, the NFPA updates their code in order to improve life safety or clarify previous editions that have either…

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