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Essential Elements of Apartment and Condo Security Systems

Essential Elements of Apartment and Condo Security Systems

By Jay Lassiter | September 5, 2019

Security is a critical concern because tenants move in and out, and visitor traffic is high. It should be the top concern of for complex owners and HOAs.

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The Dangers of False Alarms in Office Buildings

By Jay Lassiter | August 28, 2019

The alarm law defines a false alarm as any alarm signal that elicits emergency response and where there is no evidence of an actual emergency. While it seems like a small annoyance, false or nuisance alarms have a huge impact on both how we respond to alarms and how it burdens emergency services.

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The Fire Alarm Has Sounded – Now What?

By Jay Lassiter | August 10, 2019

Each year, fire kills about 3,000 people a year in the United States. Forty percent of those deaths occurred in homes without working fire alarm systems.This startling fact highlights how these two things can be vital in saving your life in an emergency.

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Planning Planning and Training: The Proactive Approach To Campus Violence

Planning Planning and Training: The Proactive Approach To Campus Violence

By Jay Lassiter | July 24, 2019

K-12 schools, colleges, and universities plan for natural-disasters and health-related incidents. They also practice fire drills but are they prepared for an active shooter? To minimize the number of casualties in shooting events on campus, it’s critical to be proactive versus reactive.

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Taking Stock of Campus Security: A Quick Checklist

Taking Stock of Campus Security: A Quick Checklist

By Jay Lassiter | July 17, 2019

As security technology evolves, providing more comprehensive solutions, universities and colleges must evolve antiquated security plans to multi-layered security approaches. It’s a daunting task for any campus safety department. Failure to consider protective factors for people and environmental risks could lead to disastrous results.

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3 Steps You Can Implement Today To Prepare Your Faculty To Respond To Emergencies

By Jay Lassiter | June 27, 2019

A variety of situations could present at any time, including active shooter scenarios, medical emergencies, and natural disasters. Student administrators, faculty, and staff must be prepared to deal with any security issue that arises. Here are some components that you should create and implement immediately.

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5 Important Security Tools and Systems That Every Campus Needs

By Jay Lassiter | June 17, 2019

While security may not fall high on the student’s list of desires, it does for the parents. Each University has different security systems in place that work for its unique campus. There are some tools and systems that every campus should have.

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The Importance of Assessing the Vulnerabilities and Risks of Your Campus

By Jay Lassiter | June 4, 2019

With school out for the summer, it’s the perfect time to re-assess your security plan and make critical changes for the new school year this fall. There are several steps that universities and colleges can use to determine the best approach to security.

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The Necessary Elements of Fire Sprinkler System Maintenance

By Jay Lassiter | May 30, 2019

A well-designed sprinkler system expertly installed can reduce injuries, property damage, and death resulting from fire incidents, but only if you maintain it.

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Why Routine Fire Alarm Maintenance is Critical to Protect Your Investment

By Jay Lassiter | May 24, 2019

Routine maintenance ensures that all aspects of the fire alarm system work properly and therefore, guarantees the safety of your people and business. Here are a few ways that professional fire alarm system servicing by a certified security integrator protects your investment.

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