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Commercial security is critical. Since many businesses sit empty every night, you should have security in place to protect your inventory and facilities while you’re away. With employees and customers going in and out of your business, it is paramount to keep track of who is accessing your facility as well as keeping your employees safe. Consider the following tips.
It’s important to ensure the correct security is in place to protect you and your business. Here is a check list to follow to make sure you are doing everything possible to secure your business, employees, and customers.
Is your home, family or business properly protected? Do you have peace of mind 24/7? Make it a priority this year to evaluate your security needs and ensure the safety of your family and employees. Here are some of the reasons why you should resolve to either upgrade your current system or install a new system for the New Year.
New this year, for our Alarm.com customers, the integrated cloud-based connected-home platform has added support for the Amazon Echo and its voice-activated digital assistant Alexa for a voice controlled, connected home. “With Amazon Echo and its cloud-based voice service named Alexa,” says the company, “a simple spoken command makes your Alarm.com system completely hands free.”
Facial recognition has brought identification to a whole new level. Face recognition is a solution designed to recognize a human face without requiring physical contact. The solution runs through algorithms that match the facial nodes of a person to images that were saved in the database.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to observe some fire safety rules for staying safe in the kitchen. More fires start in the kitchen than anywhere else in the house and on Thanksgiving there are three times more house fires than any other day of the year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. We’ve compiled some common sense tips for keeping yourself and your family safe and the holiday filled with joy.
Seniors have unique needs when it comes to security. Concerns about an elderly loved one’s physical safety can create anxiety for their relatives and caregivers. There are a number of home security tools that can keep them safe while giving them their independence, many of which can be monitored remotely.
Security systems can help a business save on insurance costs and lower their liability. A professionally designed, installed, and monitored security plan can lower your costs in the long run and save you money.
Sound masking has been used for many years in financial, government, medical, educational, and judicial environments as well as any business that values speech privacy. Sound masking systems produce an ambient sound and when properly engineered and installed they can reduce the audibility of other conversations, increasing privacy and eliminating distractions. It can be installed in both new and existing facilities and is a good way of alleviating acoustical problems without the need to do a large remodel of your facility.
Many modern alarm systems communicate to central station using cellular networks. Some of these alarm systems were installed using a cellular communicator that operates on the older 2G network and are not compatible with the newer 3G/4G network. The FCC has approved legislation that allows cellular providers to completely discontinue their 2G service effective January 1, 2017. AT&T, a common provider of 2G service for alarm systems, has already stated their intention to discontinue their 2G service effective January 1, 2017. When the service providers shut down their 2G network, alarm systems using that network may no longer be able to communicate alarm conditions as intended.