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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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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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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What is Intelligent Video for Commercial Businesses?

Intelligent video is the combination of surveillance video and analytical software. Companies like IBM, Bosch, and Honeywell have developed high-tech systems that help to increase security while decreasing the manpower needed to actually watch that video. Security guards need only set eyes on the screen when something suspicious arises. If you’re interested in enhancing security without decreasing operational efficiency, intelligent video just might be the perfect solution for your business,...

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Are Private Schools Statistically Safer than Public Schools?

There’s a great deal of debate when it comes to the comparison of private schools and public K-12 schools. Many families have concerns about safety at public schools - and some have bad reputations that justify those concerns.

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Commercial Security Camera Installation Project in Woodlake, VA

This video surveillance installation project helped solve a customer’s spate of vandalism woes.

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Top 10 Reasons to Install a Home Security System

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term home security system? Burglar Protection? What about Fire Safety, Smart Home Features, etc.?

If you're thinking about installing a security system, here's what you need to know...

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How Often Should I Replace Alarm System Batteries?

The first question to ask is, does your home security system even have batteries? Some alarm systems run off battery power and some run off AC power through a wire in the wall.

However, most modern security systems use some combination of hardwire electricity and batteries. Here are a few common alarm setup scenerios :

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