How to Avoid Locksmith Scams

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You are making security a top priority for your business this year. But wait! That locksmith you are ready to call may not be who you think they are. According to the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), “locksmith fraud is the fastest growing scam in America.” First reaching private customers in need of lockout services for…

Security Questions to Ask During Spring “Cleaning”

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As winter starts to slowly fade and spring comes again, many businesses take stock of their physical location and assets to get ready for the warmer months. Make sure you include security when making these kinds of assessments! If you aren’t sure whether your business security is adequate or not, we have several questions you…

How to Create a Retail Security Plan

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Retail security is particularly important because retail businesses are a common target for theft. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this type of theft with the right security — especially when it comes to physical security and devices. If you aren’t sure where to begin or what elements you may be missing, here’s a brief list…

Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure: Know the Difference

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Access control systems help keep your building or office safe, especially when you have the right door hardware. Does your system need fail safe or fail secure locks on it? This depends on certain factors, such as the type of area you’re trying to keep safe. Learn more about the difference between fail safe and…

The Evolution of Video Surveillance: CCTV to Micro Cameras and Drones

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Security professionals have been using closed-circuit television systems to keep businesses safe from harm since the 1950s, yet the methodology of recording didn’t change dramatically until the last ten years. From its humble beginnings monitoring royalty in Trafalgar Square in England to the micro-sized cameras and drones of today, see how video surveillance has changed…

Different Types of Safes for Businesses

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Strong locks are not enough to keep your business secure. Adding a safe will provide additional protection for your business, but not all safes are the same. Before spending any of your money on a new one, make sure you are getting the safe which makes the most sense in your situation. A Short Guide to Different Types of Safes…

5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Burglary

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Burglaries occur at close to nine percent of small businesses in the U.S. each year. A burglar doesn’t only take a company’s property — they steal a business owner’s time and confidence. But companies don’t have to sit around hoping they are not the next target; there are things they can do now to lower the chance of becoming another crime statistic. 

What is an Egress Door?

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An egress door is designed to allow an easy escape from a building in the case of an emergency or during an evacuation. But, the term egress door does not apply to only the door at the exit. All doors along the path of egress are also considered egress doors and must meet the same…

Parking Lot Safety Tips Your Business Should Follow

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Making a good impression with customers begins in the parking lot. Ensuring they are safe from the moment they drive into the lot goes a long way in establishing a good relationship and building a positive image for your business. But clients aren’t the only ones who use the parking lot. Employees, sales reps, and other business contacts use…