Fire is something that scares almost every homeowner. The fact that there are over 2,500 deaths as a result of house fires each year is very scary. Perhaps just as scary is that these fires cause over 7 billion dollars worth of damage each year. It is very important that a homeowner is ready for a fire, but more importantly, it is important that the house is equipped with the necessary preventative measures.
13 July 2017
Security systems are continually getting better, and a big part of this progression comes directly from the control panel itself. There are a lot of other advancements in the technology in all the equipment, but the control panel is the brains of the entire security system. The control panel has seen improvements in many different aspects such as voiceover connection to monitoring company, response time, and going completely wireless. This article is going to go over these three different aspects of the new security system control panels, and why these are such important improvements.
3 June 2017
When you run a retail business, security cameras are a necessary investment. By having cameras positioned at the door of your business, as well as near the cash and in several other locations, you can deter crime and capture valuable footage in the event of an incident. While indoor security cameras are important, you should also think about installing some outdoor security cameras. Speaking with a security provider and arranging an on-site consultation will give you an idea of how many cameras you should have and where they should be positioned, as well as what features each camera should possess.
26 April 2017
Without realizing it, you and your family could be inviting intruders to attempt to enter your home. Home security is more than just setting your alarm each time you leave. You and your family need to avoid making missteps that could leave your home vulnerable to intruders. Here are some home security mistakes that need to be avoided. Believing a Home Security System Is Only a Deterrent A home security system is more than just a deterrent for potential intruders.
15 March 2017
If your commercial building has a fire alarm system that was installed before 2010, then it is likely lacking built-in ECS, or Electronic Communications System, features. In 2010, the NFPA 72, or National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, was updated to allow those with commercial fire alarm systems to choose those with these additional safety features. This is speculated to be a decision based on the recent events in the country where a room-to-room or mass communication system that could be accessed by anyone in a building could have saved lives.
24 February 2017
As a business owner, you are not only responsible for your company's financial success, but also for the safety and welfare of your employees while they're at work. Unfortunately, we live in a world where emergencies can happen at any time, from potentially violent crimes to fires. There are, however, specific things you can do to help keep your employees secure and promote a safe workplace environment. Here are six ideas:
24 February 2016
A dog is often a huge extension of your family and you want to keep them just as protected as everyone else. When setting up a home security system, it's important to keep pet safety and protection in mind. When you're not home, it's often common for dogs to use doors and access areas for going outside. Instead of leaving the areas vulnerable, you can set up multiple ways to monitor pet activity and any other suspicious activities including potential burglars, unwanted pests, or neighbors that interact with your animal.
8 January 2016