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Our business security and fire systems experts answer the most frequently asked questions, no holds barred. Read on.

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Intrusion Alarms

By: Michael Reynolds
July 29th, 2021

When it comes to door/window contact sensors used in business security systems, the most common mistake we see is either overuse or underuse of these devices. Sometimes we see a contact sensor installed on every door and window regardless of location – which likely increased the installation cost without adding additional security benefit. Other times, we see doors and windows that are easily accessible from the outside missing a contact sensor, making the business vulnerable to potential intrusion attempts.

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Intrusion Alarms

By: Larry Weintraub
April 30th, 2021

When we are designing business security systems, we sometimes get pushback from clients about whether they really need motion sensors in addition to door/window contacts. At other times, we get pushback from our clients’ architect who asks us: “Do we really need a motion sensor in that spot? Can you move it to a more hidden location?”

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Intrusion Alarms

By: John Kolb, CET, CPP
April 29th, 2021

Modern electronic glass break sensors are smart devices that are highly effective at detecting a breaking glass window. But the truth is glass break sensors can be tricky in a business security alarm system. High-pitched noises from outside can cause false alarms. Furthermore, some glass window types don’t shatter in a way that can be picked up reliably by these sensors.

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Access Control | Video Surveillance | Fire Systems | Intrusion Alarms

By: Michael Reynolds
April 7th, 2020

When a business is temporarily closed or is rarely visited, it’s even more critical to make sure your business security and fire systems are working properly. Here are the top seven tips on how to optimize your business security and fire systems to keep your business assets protected — even when you are stuck at home.

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Access Control | Video Surveillance | Intrusion Alarms

By: Jared Reeves
June 29th, 2019

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

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Access Control | Video Surveillance | Fire Systems | Intrusion Alarms

By: Stanley Oppenheim
June 27th, 2019

24/7/365 customer care isn’t enough. Customers expect to control their business security and fire alarm systems with a finger tap or two.