Get together: Neighbors are your best confidants when it comes to preventing a burglary in your neighborhood. Getting to know them and building a rapport will make them more willing to offer a helping hand (or a pair of eyes) when you’re away from home. It’s important to offer the same help in return as suspicious activity can be even more easily spotted as a team. Starting a neighborhood watch program will help create a sense of safety. Teaming up with your neighbors will not only help deter burglars but will also help build a community bond. (more…)
In our previous blog post, we presented a few important facts and statistics about burglaries. It’s helpful to keep these facts and statistics in mind when finding ways to outsmart a burglar.
Last week, we mentioned how burglars tend to strike between the hours of 10am and 3pm. These are the times when people are least likely to be home. The more occupied your home looks, the less likely a burglar will try to break into it:
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new home security system. You may find yourself confused by all the terms and different systems out on the market. Here are some basic things to know before investing in a home security system.
Can a home alarm system prevent burglaries?
Yes! In fact, homes with a monitored security system along with signs and stickers are up to 3 times less likely to experience a break-in. Depending on what type of alarm system you have, the intruder could be detected before they even enter your home.
Access control systems are the wave of the future when it comes to building safety. Today, a variety of access control technologies work together. Hospitals, schools, and universities are some of the areas that access control can help the most. Security professionals can use the data coming in from those systems to develop improved situational awareness during emergency situations. New access control systems can also help campuses manage mass notification in the event of a crisis. (more…)
It’s common for property management companies to have someone on call around the clock to deal with various property issues. Late night and weekend phone calls are routine for property managers. Some of these calls relate to maintenance issues… power outages, plumbing problems, or heating. But the most frequent calls property managers receive are from tenants who lock themselves out of their residential space or commercial suite. This requires the property management representative to meet the locked-out tenant at the site to unlock the door. If ever there was a golden opportunity for managed access control, this is it. (more…)
Warehouse security is sometimes overlooked, other than perhaps exterior door locks and alarms security professionals will tell you that security is substantially about access to desirable items & areas. How can you limit it? Let’s take a look at security equipment that can reduce temptation and help to keep vandals away from expensive interior & exterior equipment. (more…)
With the price of metal going up on a daily basis we’ve seen a rapid increase in metal thefts especially in aluminum, steel & especially copper. The best defense is to prevent theft at the source. Consider these measures to reduce your risk.
Install security cameras with a video recorder and keep recordings for a sufficient period of time.
Use a perimeter security system with contact alarms or motion detectors.
Secure building access with deadbolts and door and window locks.
There seems to be a horrific trend as of late with school shootings. Unfortunately, many schools have had to reevaluate their security systems and have had to add protocols in the event of attackers on their premise. There has been some research as of late to strengthen school security by implementing some of these procedures.
Some schools have installed a camera-equipped doorbell. When you ring the doorbell, school employees inside, are immediately able to see you, both through a window and on a security camera. The person in charge of viewing the monitor may be able to determine the mood of that person by his/hers facial expressions. (more…)
Securing your storage facility and your customer’s future business
Studies have shown that customer’s are naturally attracted to facilities that visibly show a sense of security. The main priority of your customer is making sure that their possessions are secure, and that they feel safe while on your property. Falling victim to a burglary or having a customer harassed at your storage facility is always devastating, either case can damage a healthy customer relationship and your reputation; I will be showing you the best and most secure options to go above and beyond your customer’s expectations
Access control systems require renters to use individual codes (more…)
There is much to learn about this recent trend of school shootings. We can implement ways to boost security to help prevent, or at least reduce an attack by a shooter.
There is no perfect way to stop an armed and determined attacker; however there are practices that will help secure your K-5 school entrances. The object of these strategies is to limit your entry points to delay an intruder for police to respond and for school administrators to communicate with teachers and campus staff. At this time the school can be on lockdown and/or evacuate the students, depending on the situation.
Here are some methods you should consider: (more…)