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The Silent Killer

Did you know that carbon monoxide (CO) is frequently referred to as the “silent killer”? It earned this dubious distinction because it is odorless and, in high enough quantities, it’s fatal. In the period from 1999-2010, unintentional CO poisoning was the cause of 5,149 deaths just in the United States alone, according to the Centers for […]

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14 Points to Keep Your Business Safe

Every year, businesses lose a staggering $33 billion due to theft. Have you taken the critical steps to protect your assets? Here’s a 14-point checklist to help keep your business safe: Install a quality security system, such as a professionally monitored video-verified system, for your property’s exterior, including warehouses and loading docks. Install a professional […]

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10 Things To Make Your Home Secure Today!

Make your house look occupied at all times. Use automated schedules to switch lights on and off when you’re not at home. Use lights at the entrance. If the outside entrances to your home are dark, install lighting with an infrared detector or simply add them to your automation schedule. Use deadbolt locks . Install […]

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Don’t Get Conned With Security

Statistically, your home is most likely to be burglarized between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. during July or August. The typical intruder is male, about 25 years old, and looking for cash and easy-to-carry (and sell) items such as jewelry, laptops, guns, cameras and small electronics. He’s also watching out for evidence of a home […]

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How Focused is Your Camera’s Vision?

Lately there have been a couple of crimes in Rochester caught on videotape, including a murder at Motel 6 and another at the Stars and Stripes store on South Avenue? What do you recall most from the videotapes of the crime scenes that ran on the evening news and online? Was it that you couldn’t […]

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Business Crime Prevention Tips

Statistics show that crime is on the rise nationwide. From personal safety to crime in the home and workplace, no one is immune. Crime does not discriminate by age, ethnicity, or income level. As a nation, we look to law enforcement to apprehend criminals, thereby keeping citizens safe. Laws at the local, state, and federal […]

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The Hidden ROI of Surveillance in Business

There are many hidden benefits having a good surveillance system where you work—not just the obvious. Rather, there can be a significant ROI associated with a state-of-the-art camera system in protecting people, property, plant and equipment. Security ROI is complex and, at times, hard to quantify. The payoff from systems designed to protect a retail […]

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Can I Record Audio In My Business?

I am frequently asked if audio can be recorded in a surveillance system in various situations such as a retail store, church, school classroom, work office, in common areas in a residential building and in a home. Usually the answer is a flat NO, and the reason is that even if one party to the […]

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Don’t Let Your Surveillance System Be The Bad Guy

Security camera systems are found in most businesses these days. Most of these camera systems are connected to the Internet driven in great part by customer demand for remote video access. The systems range from cloud-managed surveillance systems to traditional standalone DVRs and NVRs that are all connected to the internet by way of the […]

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Where To Place Your CO Detector

There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes how and where to install a Carbon Monoxide Detector. Many homeowners will buy the plug in style detector and it usually gets plugged into an outlet by the floor. While the premise is that having some detection is better than nothing, a floor mounted detector is […]

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