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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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Fire Alarm Maintenance

Support & Maintenance: The Service You Should Expect After You Purchase Your Fire Alarm System

By Jay Lassiter | November 27, 2019

Choosing a security integrator is an important process because you aren’t just purchasing a fire alarm system; there is an ongoing relationship with that company. You’re putting the lives of the people on your campus or in your business in someone else’s hands. So, what can you expect after you purchase a fire alarm system?

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Managed Access Control

Managed Access Control = Cost Savings & Efficiency

By Jay Lassiter | November 5, 2019

When an organization is ready to bring its security up to the most current standards, that should include trading in traditional door locks for electronic access control. But if you’re ready to go one step further, there’s managed access control.

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Remotely Managed Services

How Remotely Managed Services Make Your Building Secure

By Jay Lassiter | November 5, 2019

Numerous electronic security innovations have emerged over the decades, but few have been as transformative for commercial security as access control systems. With an electronic access control system, your employees and authorized individuals easy, secure and totally keyless entry into your place of business. But how does it make your building more secure? When you take advantage of our remote management service, that’s when the security benefits really shine through.

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The Best Way to Add video Surveillance to Apartment Complexes

The Best Way To Add Video Surveillance to Apartment Complexes

By Jay Lassiter | October 25, 2019

If you’re the owner of an apartment complex, providing security is a responsibility that can protect you from liabilities while keeping your tenants safe and caring for your investment. Before you install video surveillance for apartment complex security, consider the best way to do it.

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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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