March 2, 2018

Training is the Key to Effective Security

When you install a new CCTV system in Chicago, or a new access control system, you can’t just flip through a manual and be ready. Every system has its own strengths and weaknesses that are discovered through experience. Your personnel operating the system can’t get everything right on Day 1 by themselves. They need a […]
February 28, 2018

Is Your Indoor Digital Signage Effective?

Outdoor digital signage is usually pretty easy to assess. This is because you look at it every time you drive in or out of the store. It’s gigantic because it’s meant to be seen from far away. It’s actually more mechanically complex than indoor digital signage, but because you look for it and see it, […]
February 26, 2018
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Connecting Digital Signage with Other Technologies

Your digital signage is a strong step toward increased advertising capabilities. You can now communicate to more people in a way that catches more eyes. Digital signage is an answer to an advertising problem and it serves that purpose very well. There’s no problem with utilizing digital signage only as an advertising tool.   You […]
February 23, 2018

Stay Active in Managing Your Digital Signage

Chicago digital signage gets a workout every winter. There are three things you need to do to make sure it remains effective. This involves being aware of the physical environment your digital signage faces (cold and snow) and staying active in how you manage it.   Don’t forget to check it. Remember that digital signage […]
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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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 […]