What are the NFPA Standards for Commercial Fire Protection?

May 12, 2020

If you run or own a business, you’ve likely been asked the question, “Is it up to code?”   

When it comes to fire prevention and protection, the necessary code for you to follow is your local fire code set by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in your area. Almost every AHJ sets its local codes and standards to match the codes and standards set by the National Fire Protection Association.  

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Spring Cleaning Your Security System

Jan 22, 2020

On Sunday, March 13, 2022, at 2:00 a.m., the unofficial countdown to summer begins for many of us. It’s the day we “spring forward” into daylight saving time, moving the clock forward one hour to give us an extra hour of sunlight at the end of every day.
Since this is the time of the year when we change our clocks, it is important to remember to change the batteries on your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and spring clean your security system. read more

What Is CCTV Footage?

Jan 24, 2019

CCTV stands for closed-circuit television. It’s when you use video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific, limited set of monitors. Cameras that are part of a CCTV system are usually used for surveillance and security purposes, and the footage is used to help prevent crime or to aid in the capture of a suspect if an offense has taken place. The cameras may transfer the footage to monitors where it can be watched in real-time by another person, or it may be recorded for future viewing.

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Will CCTV Work Without Internet?

Jul 16, 2018

CCTV or closed-circuit television is a TV system where the signal isn’t publicly broadcast but is watched and monitored, usually for surveillance and security purposes. You likely won’t make it far on a drive from one city to another without being monitored by at least one CCTV camera. Law enforcement uses cameras on city streets to deter crime and highway signs to watch for traffic violators. Chances are, you’ve also been captured on dozens of CCTV systems while conducting transactions at your local bank or browsing at a department store.

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Ins and Outs of Contract vs No Contract Security Systems

Feb 22, 2018

Many people see signing a long-term contract with a reputable alarm company as a stressful experience. In truth, contracts are in place to benefit both the alarm company and the homeowner. Developing a relationship and signing a long-term commitment to a security company allows you to get to know a team and benefit from the peace of mind that comes with working with professionals. Although many people would prefer to avoid a long-term contract by going with an online or national company, there are many benefits.

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