DGA Security Blog

Business Security Insights & Guides

April, 07 2020

7 Tips to Protect Your Business Premises During an Extended Shutdown

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to all aspects of our lives. The stay-at-home orders are currently in effect across most of the U.S. Nonessential businesses are curr[...] Read More

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February, 05 2020

Benefits of Integrating Video Surveillance & Access Control Systems

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As recently as a couple of years ago, commercial video surveillance and access control systems were closed systems that couldn’t share data with each other. Despite the many benefits of integrating vi[...] Read More

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January, 07 2020

Access Control: What are the First Person In and DoorStat Features?

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A well-designed access control system can do much more for your business than simply manage who can enter what doors during which specified times. First Person In and DoorStat are access control featu[...] Read More

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December, 17 2019

Tips for Protecting High-Security Areas Within Your Business

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For businesses that handle high-value assets, whether physical or intellectual property, there are areas that require extra security measures. Local Door Sounder, Door Held Open Alerts and Escort (als[...] Read More

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December, 10 2019

How a Network Outage Impacts Cloud-Based Access Control Systems

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Even if you have business-grade network connectivity in your facility, network outages do happen. It’s important to understand what happens to your access control system when the network goes down to [...] Read More

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November, 22 2019

Access Control System: Avoid Common Cable Wiring Mistakes

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The most time-consuming aspect of installing an access control system is wiring. Every electric strike, mag lock and credential reader is hardwired to an Access Control Unit (ACU) that is typically in[...] Read More

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November, 19 2019

Fire Relays: Integrating Your Access Control and Fire Alarm Systems

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When you're in the process of designing a physical access control system for your company, you're probably not thinking about your building's fire alarm system. But you should. Overlooking the fire al[...] Read More

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November, 05 2019

Installing Electric Strikes and Electro-Magnetic Locks

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If you're evaluating access control systems for your business, having the right type of door locking methods is crucial.  Read More

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November, 01 2019

How to Define Access Levels in Access Control Systems

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When designing an access control system for your business, it's important to think about who can enter where during what time period.   Read More

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October, 24 2019

Access Control System: How to Choose the Right Credential Types

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When it comes to access credentials, they don't have to be one-type-fits-all. The most common access credential types are access cards, key fobs, tags and mobile-based apps. Read More

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October, 10 2019

Top 20 Access Control Terms Explained

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Whether you currently subscribe to the DGAPass™ Managed Security service or are researching about physical access control systems in general, many security technology acronyms and terms can be a bit..[...] Read More

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June, 29 2019

Highlights from the 2019 ISC West

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What were the top security tech trends at this year's ISC West? Read more to find out. Read More

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