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Planning Your Security System

8 Essentials of a Business Security System

No matter what kind of business you’re in, there are a few essential qualities that every business security system should have. If your system hasn’t got every feature covered, it might be time for an overhaul. 1. Alarms and Sensors A burglar alarm system should obviously be one of your

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Nest cam

The Best Wireless Security Cameras

As with any security system, there a lot of things you need to know before you decide what camera system to install. You might know you’re looking for wireless security cameras, but you need to know what they can do and where you want them. Every element in a camera

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Office Security Systems

5 Threats to Commercial Security Systems

While all business security systems are unique, they face the same basic security risks. If your business isn’t protected against these threats, you probably need to overhaul your commercial security system or get a new security provider. 1. Theft Any good business turns a profit, which depends on any number

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security apps

The 6 Best Home Security Apps

Want to access your home security system remotely? There’s an app for that! The rise in mobile technology has driven substantial growth in the security system industry. In terms of raw computing power, the mid-range smartphone of 2017 far outpaces the previous year’s flagship model. Mobile data security, encryption, and

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How to Find the Right Business Security Camera System For You

You know your business is unique, and you know you need a unique security system to keep it secure. Fortunately, the type of business you run determines many of the factors you need to consider when deciding which surveillance system to install. Remember that video surveillance systems typically sit in

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Brivo OnAir

Why Brivo OnAir is the Best Cloud-Based Access Control

If you’ve been following the security industry or you’re looking to install an access control system of your own, you’re probably aware of the developing industry for cloud-based access control management platforms. These allow you to use your various access control and security systems (door unlocking, video recording, and visitor

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Modern Keypad

Alarm Takeovers: The Benefits and Features

Whether you want to protect your business or your residence, you definitely want to be on the cutting edge. The good news is, you have a security system. The bad news is, it’s a jumble of cables and wires straight out of a bad 80’s sci fi movie that lead

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NVR versus DVR

The Difference Between NVR and DVR

When you’re installing a CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) System one of the first things you’re going to need to make a decision about, even before you think about layout or the type of camera [LINK] is whether you’re going to build your CCTV system as an NVR (Network Video Recording) or DVR (Digital Video Recording) system. Despite the similarity of the acronyms, the two types of systems are built a little differently, with pros and cons for each. The type of CCTV system that you install for your home or business will depend heavily on your needs and expectations for the system, as well as the available infrastructure that you’re building onto.

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7 Things to Consider When Installing an Outdoor Camera System

Choosing the best outdoor camera system isn’t as straightforward as you might think. On top of thinking about your field of view, risk of vandalism, and the various camera types you need to consider for any security camera system, you also need to consider things like IP rating, IR and

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Modern Alarm Keypad

5 Reasons to Upgrade to a Modern Burglar Alarm

When you think of burglar alarms, you probably think of door and window sensors controlled by a blocky beige 10-button keypad. While you are technically correct – that is indeed an alarm system – it’s not the modern standard. By the calendar, those keypads are aging. With the technology available

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