February 21, 2018

Using “Attract Screens” in the Field

Any good song has a hook. It’s that moment early on that captures your attention. Your brain could shove that song into the background. If not for the hook, you’d barely pay attention to it. You’d choose to prioritize any of a dozen other things happening around you. If that hook catches you, and you […]
February 19, 2018

Tips for Effective Holiday Signage

Holiday digital signage affords unique opportunities to you and your business. The holidays in Chicago are big business. It’s not just about buying presents, it’s about the experience of being out shopping and eating with friends and family.   You want to push deals that get people in the store, yes, but you also want […]
February 16, 2018

Does a Hold Up Alarm Escalate a Situation?

We sometimes get an interesting question about hold-up alarms. These are silent alarms for businesses that alert police something’s gone wrong. They’re usually used in case of a robbery attempt. You can locate them in places behind a counter where robbers can’t see them being triggered. Some are triggered by hand, but they might be […]
February 14, 2018

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February 14, 2018
Security System

What is a WDR Camera for CCTV?

WDR means wide dynamic range. This kind of camera is used to even out details in a strongly backlit environment. Essentially, the camera scans two images in order to create a final image where details are more evenly lit. The first image is taken under normal lighting conditions. The second image is taken at high […]
February 12, 2018

Access Control for Your Back Office

Access control is often discussed in terms of large facilities, offices, plants, and warehouses. Yet scaled down, access control is still crucial to a retail store or small office. Every business has valuables in some form, whether it’s private financial information, cash stores, or valuable product.   Locks & Keys   Good, old fashioned metal […]
February 9, 2018

Using CCTV for Vehicular Access Control

There’s a creative use for a CCTV system in Chicago that can help with preliminary access control for large facilities. This has to do with automating access rights for vehicles. Access control is normally thought of and discussed on an individual level, not a vehicle-level. Yet by controlling access at this earlier stage, you can […]
February 7, 2018

Intercoms Improve Business Security & Emergency Management

Intercom systems are thought of as an element of the past. After all, everyone carries a cell phone now. Yet it someone without the desk phone number is trying to gain access to your facility, how do you talk to them without an intercom? If you work in an environment that limits cell reception, how […]
February 5, 2018

Why Indoor Positioning Increases Customer Satisfaction

An indoor positioning system can help ensure higher customer satisfaction. An indoor positioning system is a lot like a GPS, except where GPS will tell you where to turn on a road, an indoor positioning app will tell customers how to find a certain store or plan a day at the mall. There are a […]