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Guidance for Safe Reopening Your Business

Guidance for Safe Reopening of Your Business

By Jay Lassiter | July 27, 2020

Sooner or later (hopefully sooner), all workplaces will be able to safely reopen permanently after this challenging time. But in the meantime, business owners are beleaguered with questions. Here’s some guidance that might help.

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A Quick Guide to Upgrading Access Control and Security Systems

By Jay Lassiter | June 26, 2020

If traditional security systems are your first line of defense, then access control adds an extra layer, preventing physical security breaches and securing your property. Outdated security systems put your business at a higher risk of security breaches and internal misuse. But how do you know when the time is right to upgrade your security system? Here are some signs, so you know when it’s time.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Access Control

The Impact of COVID-19 on Access Control Now and in the Future

By Jay Lassiter | June 10, 2020

When COVID-19 first appeared, it shocked the world to its core. Businesses and governments struggled to find…

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Video Monitoring

Using Video Monitoring to Protect Your Business Property Even During Economic Downturns

By Jay Lassiter | April 23, 2020

Economic downturns can cause major uncertainties for businesses in the United States. With these downturns comes an increase in criminal activity, so it’s critical to make sure that your business is properly secured. Some cities like New York City reported a 12 percent increase in the overall number of crimes, even though fewer people are on the streets due to social distancing.

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Access Control

How Access Control Helps Businesses During COVID-19

By Jay Lassiter | April 9, 2020

With many states issuing orders to shelter in place and for all non-essential businesses closing, COVID-19 has changed the world and the way we do business. Thankfully, advancements in security technology help us navigate in this unfamiliar landscape. The solution is modern access control. Here are some things that access control can do for you and your business.

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IP Video Surveillance

Understanding Factors that Affect IP Video Camera Bandwidth Usage so You Can Manage It Intelligently

By Jay Lassiter | March 25, 2020

More businesses are doing away with old analog video surveillance systems in favor of IP security cameras. These cameras have a crystal-clear picture that allows you to zoom in on video footage. IP cameras are also popular because you can manage them remotely.

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Video Verification

Minimizing False Alarms with Video Verification Technology

By Jay Lassiter | March 12, 2020

Verifying the cause of alarms has been an ongoing challenge for the security industry. Today’s video monitoring solutions are expensive and awkward as well as difficult to sell and maintain. There’s no quick way to verify security events without security personnel searching through footage until now. Video verification delivers video footage or security incidents to alarm monitoring stations showing them exactly what happened.

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Video Resolution Surveillance

Understanding Video Resolution When Choosing Security Cameras for Your Business

By Jay Lassiter | January 25, 2020

Every year security camera manufacturers release new cameras with better resolution driving business owners to acquire the best options on the market. However, there is a downside to some of the new technology; it may not be right for your business. It’s critical to factor in the total cost of new security cameras, including storage.

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Hotel Room

The Importance of Fire Alarm Systems and Maintenance for Hotels

By Jay Lassiter | December 27, 2019

Every year fire departments in the United States respond to approximately 3,520 structure fires in motels and hotels. While they make up a small percent of overall structure fires in the nation, that’s still a significant number and costs millions of dollars in property damage. So, hotel and motel fire alarms and maintenance are critical because of the large numbers of people staying on these properties.

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Access Control

The “Key” to Guest Safety: Hotel Access Control Systems

By Jay Lassiter | December 27, 2019

Access control systems are a critical part of hotel security solutions. It’s a massive job to manage a hotel and protect guests and staff members. There are restricted areas within the hotel that need to be monitored and protected. Also, guest privacy and security are vital for them to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some of the ways that access control helps hotels and motels remain secure.

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