What Are the Components of a Security System?

Oct 19, 2018

Security systems can vary widely in size and scale: from simple home alarms to small business surveillance and fire systems, to commercial grade intrusion and detection systems, to enterprise-level systems that stretch across multiple locations. Understanding the essential components of a security system is the best way to start your search for the perfect safety solution for your home or business. Let's go through the main categories that make up any given system. read more

Will CCTV Work Without Internet?

Jul 16, 2018

CCTV or closed-circuit television is a TV system in which 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. Law enforcement uses cameras on city streets to deter crime and on 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 your local department store. read more

Why Night Staff Should Have Fire Alarm Training

Jun 30, 2018

For years I traveled as a Sales Rep.  I can't tell you how many times in those years the fire alarm went off during the night.  The entire hotel had to be evacuated and the night staff had not a clue of what to do.  In almost every case it was a nuisance alarm.  In another incident at a hotel that I frequented often, the fire alarm went off at 2:30 am.  I got dressed to evacuate and the night manager was in a full-fledged panic, as he had no idea what to do.  I can tell you this is not the exception.  Very rarely does the night staff get any training on that red box on the wall. read more