8 Signs Your Business Needs Access Control Security

Access Control is any electronic means of restricting access to an area or buildings. It could include outside gates, doors into a building or access to areas within a building. HR might need a restricted room for employee files, or the facilities team may want to limit access to a storage supply room.

Whatever access control needs your business has, it’s important to keep in mind that not every business, facility or organization needs an access control system.

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Cost of an Access Control System

If you’ve already taken the steps to determine your business has a need for access control, the next thing you'll want to consider is how much it will cost. Many business owners still think their company has to be humongous in order to afford an access control system, which was the case fifteen or twenty years ago. Fortunately, advances in technology have driven down the cost of equipment and software, making access control systems affordable for nearly any business with a brick and mortar...

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Does Home Automation Improve Home Security?

You might wonder, what home automation and home security have in common and why so many alarm companies sell ‘smart home’ features alongside traditional home security systems. For starters, your security systems knows you best. It knows your habits and when you are home or away. This makes your security system a great hub for connecting automation devices. Automation decisions and scenes can integrate seamlessly with your life.

All this makes for a safe, smart, connected home.

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Commercial Access Control Systems vs. Traditional Keys

There are a few different kinds of access control systems, but keycards and digital keypads are the most common. Access control is primarily used to restrict entry to a building or to restrict access to certain areas within a building.

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Traditional vs DIY vs Bundled Home Security

Homeowners have more options than ever when it comes to home security protection. From DIY to  smart home packages offered by cable companies to professionally installed security systems. Customers of all budgets, housing situations, and now even renters can find a security system that fits their needs and helps keep their family safer. It ultimately comes down to how much value you put on making sure your family is safe and secure. No two situations are exactly alike, that is why we at the...

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Can Another Company Monitor My ADT Alarm System?

Probably one of the top questions security companies get is whether or not they can monitor an existing ADT alarm system or take over existing ADT alarm equipment, such as the alarm panel, window and other sensors, fire alarms, cameras, CO2 detectors, etc., as well as have the same control over and other IoT devices originally connected to the ADT system.

The answer is probably yes, although there are some situations or instances where this may not be true, such as if you signed up during a...

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Ring vs. SkyBell: A Comparison of the Top Two Video Doorbells

Video doorbells continue their rise in popularity, driven initially by the popularity of the Ring video doorbell, which has grown from a video doorbell provider to one that also offers security equipment.

And although the video doorbell space has been flooded with different options the last few years, two video doorbells that seem to continually show up at the top of “best of” lists are Ring and SkyBell. These video doorbells stand out because they provide a number of desirable features...

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Robbery, Burglary, Theft – What’s the Difference?

Ever considered the difference between theft, robbery and burglary? People often use these terms interchangeably, but robbery, burglary and theft are all fundamentally different. When considering the protection of your home and family, it's important to consider all possible threats. This article outlines the fundamental differences between these three terms and discusses a few simple ideas for protecting your family and home.

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Hotel & Hospitality Security Systems

In this day and age, hotels have to take extra precautions to ensure the safety of guests and staff. While hotels in particularly dangerous areas of town might opt for an on premise security guard, others may be able to provide adequate safety measures with monitored security cameras, intelligent video, and access control cards.

Limiting uncontrolled entryways to one main entrance near the front desk is how most hotels prevent non-guests from entering the building.

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Replacing Church Keys With Electronic Access Control

Replacing a traditional Lock and Key system in a church or other place of worship with Electronic Access Control can help your religious facility manage risks. Churches operate in an environment where they are responsible for providing a safe place for Worship and Fellowship, while maintaining an open and inviting atmosphere. By electrifying certain doors and granting/denying access electronically, churches can manage their responsibility more effectively.

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