June 18, 2018

What a Fire Alarm Monitoring Service Covers

When we install fire alarm systems or emergency alert systems, we do a few additional things for the businesses we serve. First off, it makes sense to ensure your staff are thoroughly trained. New systems can have new interfaces and management tools so that you can run drills or adjust alerts easily. We want to […]
June 15, 2018

How Facility Size Impacts CCTV Camera Deployment

The size of a facility can completely change the CCTV camera installation you choose. For example: CCTV for a retail store will be very different from CCTV for a warehouse. Everything’s fairly close and centralized in the store. This make certain types of CCTV installation easier and more practical. Things are very spaced out in […]
June 13, 2018

Digital Signage Advertising & Capturing Customer Attention

Are you struggling with digital signage ideas? The technology is incredibly useful. It’s been proven time and again to capture more attention than traditional signage. Our eyes are trained to focus on digital screens and read what’s there before we’ve even thought about whether we want to. This makes for tremendously effective advertising. Even so, […]
June 11, 2018

Controlling CCTV on Your Smartphone – What Will and Won’t Help

As a business owner or security manager, you’re often off-premises or in the field. This doesn’t even cover your hours off, when you should be enjoying some privacy but you’re still effectively on-call should anything happen. This means you need access to CCTV on a smartphone or tablet. This is easy enough for us to […]
June 8, 2018

Tips for Using Two-Way Audio Security

Many access points at facilities aren’t directly attended by personnel. There can be many reasons for this, from conserving staff to protecting these personnel from potential dangers. For this, you combine three separate systems a security installation company provides into one: access control, CCTV camera, and intercom.   This doesn’t mean we cram together systems […]
June 6, 2018

The Importance of a Cohesive Digital Signage Network

There’s a temptation when you’re investing in advertising technology. Rather than stick with a cohesive set of technologies, you try to branch out and involve every version that’s available. You think this will allow you to present a strategy that follows multiple approaches, but instead it can create more work and quickly become counter-productive. When […]
June 4, 2018

Creating Menu Board Layout

Digital signage for restaurants is utilized in a number of different ways: for indoor and outdoor advertising, for arranging reservations, and even to keep customers entertained while waiting for their food. You can see how digital signage is implemented across every type of restaurant there is, from franchise fast food to high-end dining. The menu […]
June 1, 2018

Mass Notification and Lockdown Procedures

It’s not exactly a comfortable topic right now, but with certain recent events, discussing lockdown procedures and evacuation notifications is important. We’ll say this straight up: we provide mass notification in Chicago. We don’t want to use tragedy to sell anything, so we’ll talk about the importance of mass notification, whether it’s with us or […]
May 30, 2018

Nurse Call Systems Improve Access

Many assisted living homes in Chicago still operate with traditional nurse call systems. With hard physical locations mounted on walls, this can sometimes put assistance out of the reach of residents. Wireless nurse call for assisted living gives immediate access to residents, who can wear call buttons on lanyards.   Greater Access, Faster Response   […]