DGA Security Blog

Business Security Insights & Guides

August, 04 2020

How to Integrate Access Control Systems With Automatic Door Openers

ACCESS CONTROL

As businesses everywhere are working their way through the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve been getting calls from our clients to help them open their doors safely – and we mean that literally. We have been [...] Read More

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June, 24 2020

Supervisory Switches: Valve Tamper Switch, Water Level Switch, Air Pressure Switch, Low Temperature Switch

FIRE

Supervisory switches are a group of initiating devices that are installed at different parts of the automatic fire sprinkler system and are monitored by the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP). Their job [...] Read More

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June, 23 2020

Initiating Devices: Manual Pull Stations and Waterflow Switches

FIRE

This article provides an overview of manual pull stations and waterflow switches, which are both fire alarm initiating devices. We'll explain what they are, how they work and where they are used. In c[...] Read More

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June, 23 2020

Initiating Devices: Heat Detectors, CO Detectors, Multi-Sensor Detectors

FIRE

This article provides an overview of heat detectors, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and multi-sensor detectors, which are all fire alarm initiating devices. We'll explain what they are, how they work [...] Read More

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June, 23 2020

Initiating Devices: Smoke Detectors, Duct Smoke Detectors, Beam Detectors

FIRE

This article provides an overview of smoke detectors, duct smoke detectors and beam detectors, which are all fire alarm initiating devices. We'll explain what they are, how they work and where they ar[...] Read More

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June, 22 2020

What is a Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP)?

FIRE

The exact design of a commercial fire alarm system is determined by the commercial space’s occupancy classification and the local codes mandated by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for that spe[...] Read More

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April, 07 2020

7 Tips to Protect Your Business Premises During an Extended Shutdown

INTRUSION VIDEO ACCESS CONTROL FIRE

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

VIDEO ACCESS CONTROL

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?

ACCESS CONTROL

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

ACCESS CONTROL

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

ACCESS CONTROL

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

ACCESS CONTROL

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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