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
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 […]
February 2, 2018

6 Ways to Reduce Employee Theft

Most employees are just going to their jobs and hoping to have a decent day. The vast majority of employees are not looking to steal anything from anyone. In the course of owning or managing a business, you will inevitably come across a few who do steal. They may steal from you or from fellow […]
February 2, 2018

Security Backs Your Play when De-Escalating a Problem

You don’t want to hit the hold-up alarm or panic button for every customer raising their voice. You know from experience that most situations are the result of frustration, hard days, and customers who don’t know how to process their anger and so do it with employees who can’t argue back. Even so, some of […]
February 1, 2018

4 Ways to Keep Indoor Digital Signage Accessible

One of the barriers to indoor digital signage is over-complicating how it’s used. This goes for both customers and businesses. If a business over-complicates how it implements indoor digital signage, they’ll become frustrated with it. If customers feel its nature is overwhelming, they’ll simply choose not to deal with it. Digital signage for business is […]