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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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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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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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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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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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Every Business Security System in Concord Needs These 4 Parts

Concord California, our home base and one of the largest cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, calls itself a “five star retail destination” with a bustling commercial center and a vibrant downtown. With such a commercial focus, it’s up to Safe and Sound, Concord’s best local security company, to design, install, and maintain the business security Concord depends on.

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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Install a Wireless Intercom System

As California’s fastest-growing local security company, we get a lot of calls from prospective customers looking for specific products, installations, or custom services. While we certainly welcome those calls, we do get some slightly more problematic ones. Specifically, we get a remarkable number of people inquiring about installing a wireless intercom system in their home or business. The trouble is, a wireless intercom system isn’t really what most people are expecting, so we decided to put this blog post together to clear up a few common misconceptions.

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A Brief History of Video Surveillance

Video surveillance seems like such a modern concept. When we think of CCTV security footage, most of us have an image from the 80s or 90s of a black-and-white, grainy video feed, crested by the occasional refresh-rate artifact. And anyway, it can’t be that old, right? Weren’t personal video recorders, the giant black boxes we all remember from our childhood vacations to the Grand Canyon, a firmly 80s technology?

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