One of the first things to understand about any sort of security system is that there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” solution. Your space has different dimensions, vulnerabilities, assets, employees, and client concerns that differ from those of another business or community. Similarly, your area will face different security risks, safety demands, and legal and regulatory requirements. If any sort of solution is going to work, it’ll need to be tailored to your community — and that’ll need to happen every time a system gets integrated or altered. Read More about Which type of access credential is right for your community? »
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5 Thermal Imaging Camera Applications for Public Safety
Thermal imaging may seem like something out of science fiction, but it has its roots firmly planted in history. In the late 19th century, American astronomer Samuel Pierpont Langley created a device called a bolometer, a device comprised of metal plates, a bridging circuit, an electromechanical measuring instrument, and a liberal application of soot. This gadget could detect minuscule changes in temperature, and between World War 1 and World War 2, it would later see the British develop it into a visual technology for spotting enemy aircraft. However, thermal imaging wouldn’t achieve broader adoption until that the late seventies and early eighties. Read More about 5 Thermal Imaging Camera Applications for Public Safety »
6 Checkpoints to Evaluate the Strength of Any Security System
If you’re in business, you know that you need some sort of security system. However, not all security systems are created equal, and not all will work well in your business’ particular context. For example, what if your current system excels at identifying risks, but lacks a way to report security violations that are in progress? It wouldn’t matter if that system cost an arm and a leg. If your company found itself facing that scenario, then your system might very well fail exactly when it needs to succeed. Read More about 6 Checkpoints to Evaluate the Strength of Any Security System »
Why You Should Pair Video Intercoms with Gate Systems
The market for security systems is booming, and you need look no further for confirmation than research conducted by Australian firm IBISWorld. According to this research company, the value of security services in the United States alone is roughly $50 billion. Clients looking to install security equipment can see the sector’s economic significance in the number of options available. From surveillance equipment to video systems, gate access controls to intercom cameras, there is a wide array of devices from which to choose — at times, an almost bewildering array. Read More about Why You Should Pair Video Intercoms with Gate Systems »
10 Ways to Protect Your Surveillance System from Being Hacked
Though security systems are supposed to protect businesses and homeowners alike from security threats, they have often become risks in their own right during recent years thanks to the unwanted attentions of malicious hackers. And one of the most often compromised systems is camera-based surveillance. According to security firm Norton, more than 50 percent of consumers have suffered from some sort of cybercrime, and Broadcom discovered that 15.2 percent of Internet of things (IOT) breaches occurred through surveillance cameras. Read More about 10 Ways to Protect Your Surveillance System from Being Hacked »
How can a gate system raise property values in a community?
Seeking to safeguard the people who comprise a residential community can seem a daunting task. For one thing, there are so many different types of security options available that the selection process itself becomes bewildering. Also, every security solution requires a capital outlay and usually becomes an ongoing expense. Finally, residents often complain when they see homeowner associations spending funds. It’s enough to make HOA boards and homeowners alike wonder, “Is gated community worth it? Why are gated communities popular? Is it worth it to buy in a gated community?” Read More about How can a gate system raise property values in a community? »
AT&I Announces Partnership With Broward County Sherriff’s Department
The Broward Sheriff’s Department’s Real Time Crime Center, or “RTCC” recently selected 11 security companies for the honor of participating in the program. This partnership allows RTCC detectives to guide first responders to threats at your property or business, providing up-to-the-minute information about what is occurring. The RTCC program has a select group of security companies that work alongside local law enforcement in order to quickly respond to security threats throughout the community. Read More about AT&I Announces Partnership With Broward County Sherriff’s Department »
6 Ways to Know Your CCTV System is Working Properly
Over the past decades, CCTV systems have become a big business, and their presence has proliferated across the globe. Consider that the United Kingdom employs roughly 2 million CCTV cameras across the nation, and that Statista foresees the value of the video surveillance market growing to $63 billion by 2023. That’s a lot of cameras humming and scanning and recording away all over the world. But as anyone who has dealt with technology knows, high-tech solutions can also lead to high-tech problems. CCTV cameras work great — until they don’t. Read More about 6 Ways to Know Your CCTV System is Working Properly »
Is 4k CCTV Worth it When You Already Have a 1080p System?
Technological advancements can sometimes seem like a gadget-focused arms race — one that’s impossible for business owners to win. Just when they think that they’ve purchased all of the necessary hardware and software to process payments, enable online shopping, and safeguard their brick-and-mortar facilities, some new piece of tech emerges, instituting a brand-new upgrade cycle. The truth of the matter is that many technological “advancements” only offer minimal upgrades to current equipment. However, sometimes a true advancement comes along, one that revolutionizes the field, and owners would do well to upgrade immediately. Read More about Is 4k CCTV Worth it When You Already Have a 1080p System? »
Pros & Cons of Self-Monitoring Security Systems
Theft costs small businesses and major retailers immense amounts of money each and every year. A survey by Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. discovered that “just 22 large retailers” reported “over 184,000 shoplifters and dishonest employee apprehensions in 2020,” and they “recovered over $81 million from these thieves.” Additionally, the National Retail Federation found that the “financial impact of organized retail crime is considerable. ORC costs retailers $703,320 per $1 billion in sales.” Naturally, such stark realities have led most businesses to invest in security hardware and personnel. But smaller businesses have struggled to balance effectiveness and cost, and some have selected so-called self-monitoring security systems as an alternative to manned or hosted security systems. Read More about Pros & Cons of Self-Monitoring Security Systems »