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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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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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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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7 Mistakes Business Owners Make With Security

So you are the executive of a business or may one tasked with making certain that the business facilities run smoothly. Many organizations are taking steps to making sure their facilities are properly protected but often we see that there are aspects of physical security that get missed or are not covered well enough. Aesthetics […]

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Hidden Smoke Detector Cameras Can Get You in Hot Water

We have all seen them. Smoke detectors..or cameras that look like smoke detectors. How can you tell the difference? Many times you cannot. Many of these cameras are just that – cameras and are really non-functional smoke detectors. But did you know as a business owner using these hidden cameras can get you in a […]

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Timing Your Security Project Is Critical

Moving your business into a newly constructed or renovated building can be exciting and stressful. There is a tremendous amount of planning and coordination that goes into the construction of a new building. Renovation or construction of a new building requires your general contractor to manage site development, framing, HVAC, electrical, sheet rock and painting […]

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Companies Spend More on Coffee Than Protecting Their Business

The United States is experiencing one of the most challenging and lengthy recessions on record. At a time when many of us fear with our wallets, we now have reason to fear for our safety as well. According to a USA Today article (January 27, 2009) “Police report crime spikes related to economy,” a comprehensive […]

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Break-ins Ravage Webster, New York Homes

An Upstate, New York town known for a “life worth living” has suffered through a recent spike in home break-ins (Read article here). The thieves’ loot consists of items ranging from laptops, iPods and keys. Even more worrisome is the fact that thieves are entering the homes between 2am and 6am all while families are […]

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