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Don’t Make the Mistake of Using Fake Security Cameras

Real criminals can tell the difference The bear pictured above is not a real bear. It’s not ferocious. It’s not scary. It’s blue. There’s nothing about it to make a hiker alter his or her path. The same can be said of fake security cameras. They’re sometimes obvious and often useless. There’s nothing about them…

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Next-Level Security Precautions for Your Business

More ways to protect people and valuable goods against theft The material costs of a break-in are simple enough (if painful) to quantify. FBI statistics released last year reveal that over one-and-a-half million instances of burglary and theft in the preceding year meant an estimated $3.6 billion in property losses. That’s an average loss per burglary of $2,316. Property…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business from Vandalism

Common sense can help prevent senseless acts of destruction When owning and operating a business, there are certain events you hope never occur, yet you plan for nonetheless. Storm damage. A lawsuit. Robbery. Even a cyber-attack. Vandalism, though, is usually one of those things that’s not thoroughly considered until it actually happens. The willful destruction…

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Can Security Fencing Protect Your Exterior from Threats?

The short answer is “yes.” Fencing is basic measure that guards against liability and discourages criminal activity If you own a business or manage an organization that’s housed in a freestanding building or buildings, you’ll need to protect your property from a variety of risks – including criminal acts, like trespassing, theft, and vandalism, as…

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How Security Integration Can Improve Employee Productivity

Research shows employees who know they’re being monitored perform significantly better An integrated security and surveillance system can do more than just protect your business from theft and vandalism – it can also significantly improve your workers’ productivity. Employees who know they are being monitored are automatically incentivized to worker harder and do better, especially…

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Is it Safe to Store Your Business’s Security Footage in the Cloud?

Typically – but there are important safety precautions to protect your data Storing security footage for your business or school campus is an important consideration. Traditional analog security systems require the use of onsite digital video recorders (DVRs), centralized IP cameras utilize network video recorders (NVRs), whereas decentralized IP cameras can record to any standard…

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To Disguise Security Cameras … Or Not?

Visible or invisible security measures for your property: Which should you choose? There is an ongoing debate about whether security cameras should be hidden or visible. Our answer is … it depends. Perhaps not the definitive answer some might want, but there are actually good arguments to be made for both sides. Let’s discuss the…

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How to Get the Most Out of an Upcoming Security Consultation

Preparation, including coming up with the right questions, is key At the end of our blog posts, there’s a call to action to request a free onsite consultation. And whether it’s POM Tech or another vendor you contact and evaluate, there’s some work to be done before any company sets foot in your business. With…

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Should Your Business Install Motion Detectors? If So, What Kind?

Effective motion sensors can help make your building significantly more secure Motion sensors are one of the most essential parts of a truly integrated security system. Designed to detect intruders and transmit a signal, quality motion sensors can also detect suspicious movements, windows or doors being opened or closed. Additionally, properly placed sensors can identify…

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