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DIY Security Systems (Like SimpliSafe) vs Professionally-Installed Systems: Which is right for me?

Congratulations! You’re on the right path to finding a home security system that has all the bells and whistles you want and won’t cost you a fortune. There is a lot to consider, and you’ve probably started asking friends (or maybe Google) questions like… “Which cameras are the most reliable?” “What are my options for […]

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Questions to Ask Your Potential Security Company About Internet Connected Access Control/surveillance Systems

Many security systems are installed on a business network by electricians and security installers that have very little knowledge and experience on how the system once installed will impact a business’ network and its systems. Many of these devices may very well poke holes in a client’s network systems that can allow a cybercriminal unfettered […]

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9 Tips to Keep Your Home Secure from Christmas Burglars

Christmas season is the best time of the year. It’s a time for family, friends, and lots of merriment. Sadly, statistics also indicate that burglaries around this time of the year spike exponentially. This has a lot to do with the fact that burglars are aware that there are lots of gifts in the house […]

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Do you need alarm monitoring? Maybe Not!

You have decided you do not need your alarm to be monitored? There isn’t much value value in sending alarm signals to a central station, right? In fact, if that’s what we do, our service is worthless, right? Read on….   Here’s the thing…   There’s a tremendous amount of value in a room full […]

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How to survive an Active Shooter Event at Work

You’re at work and suddenly you think you hear a gunshot. What do you do? Do you RUN? Do you HIDE? Or should you FIGHT? David Katz, a former senior special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and an expert in active shooter situations, said the first step is spotting danger. The sound of a gunshot […]

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Surveillance, Audio and the Law

Questions regarding audio monitoring and recording and the law are one of the most frequent inquiries we receive from our customers. Under U.S. law, audio monitoring is legal as long as there is no expectation of privacy amongst those being monitored. State laws are very similar. International laws vary greatly in terms of permitted applications of audio. We work […]

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Open Garage Door Burglaries

Summertime is here and there is a growing trend among burglars: Open Garage Door Burglaries. Typically, these crimes occur when a garage door is accidentally left open. Burglars drive neighborhoods looking for these kinds of “easy targets,” and steal whatever valuables they find. Often, they take credit and debit cards from purses or wallets left […]

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Schools Need to Do More to Protect Our Children

I’m appalled and most of all saddened every time I hear about a school shooting; never mind all the other violent crimes. In today’s day and age and with modern technology, mass school shootings could be considered gross negligence on the part of the school system.   For more then a decade there have been […]

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HOW RANSOMWARE CAN HOLD YOUR BUSINESS HOSTAGE

Ransomware is a form of malware that denies access to data or systems until the victim pays the cybercriminal a ransom fee to remove the restriction. It has been around for many years but has recently become much more popular and profitable. CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and RSA4096 are examples of well-known ransomware. How ransomware works Ransomware can make its way […]

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What CO Detectors & Milk Have in Common?

Many of us know that Milk has a finite shelf life in the fridge. After that date the milk will become rancid and is no longer viable to drink. Did you know that Carbon Monoxide Detectors have an expiration date as well? Carbon Monoxide detectors have a limited life of about 5-7 years and need […]

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