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Choosing To Invest In Security

When you own a business, you have two choices. You can either decide to invest money in replacing stolen goods, or to invest money in a nice security system. When I first started my business, I decided to ignore security measures altogether, which caused me to net a loss for the year. However, after a suggestion from my mentor, I decided that it might be wise to install a nice security system. You wouldn't believe how much better things got. Within a few weeks, theft was almost completely eliminated. My blog is all about helping you to tighten up security measures.

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Protecting Your Retail Store from Shopplifting and Employee Theft

If you have a small retail business, then you will find yourself concerned about shoplifting. However, what if you have an employee who is stealing from your shop? It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that someone you have been entrusting your business with is stealing from you. Another thing that can be difficult is to determine which employee is the one who has been doing the stealing.

Use An Exterior Security Camera To Monitor Backyard Pests

It's frustrating to wake up in the morning and see that a neighborhood pest has torn up your lawn or otherwise caused damaged to your garden or yard. You may feel helpless to do anything about this problem, but it's important to know that you can fight back. Instead of staring out the window all night, set up an exterior security camera to focus on the area in question. The camera will quietly record the footage and, the next time a neighborhood pest enters your yard, you'll have footage that can help you to end the problem.

Expanding Your Home Security With Home Technology

Whether you need motion sensors, security cameras, alert systems for local authorities, or a mixture of those technologies and many more, everything is becoming enhanced by compact computing and networking. Smart home automation makes a lot of the more tedious tasks around the home more manageable, but it can also give you unique control and customization options not available in past decades. Here are a few things you can do to enhance your home security features.

Alarm Fatigue: Why A Monitored Security System Is Better

If you're getting an alarm system installed at your business, two of the options you'll have are to get a system that is monitored remotely, and one that is not monitored but merely sounds an alarm. That second choice is likely to be cheaper, but it's also likely to not be as effective as one monitored live. This is because you can't count on neighbors to call in the alarm to police, especially if they've started experiencing alarm fatigue.

Getting A Home Security System? Two Must-Have Components To Include

If you're getting a security system installed at your home, you're making a wise decision.  Home security systems not only help deliver greater peace of mind while you own a house, they can be a major selling point when you're ready to put the house on the market. However, security systems have come a long way, and now include so much more than just the standard alarm and sensors.  There are now a number of technological devices that can help make your security system better than ever.

Installing A Home Fire-Suppression System: How Far Should You Go?

Home fire suppression systems can vary greatly in complexity, from simple smoke detector systems to full-blown, technologically advanced monitoring systems. How far should you go when designing your home's fire suppression system? Here is a guide to help you decide.  Smoke Detectors and Heat Sensors Smoke detectors are practically a must for home protection. They are a simple way to detect fires and potentially save lives by alerting you to problems quickly.

Keep Your Fire Alarm System In Compliance

If you have a business, you know that having a working fire alarm system is essential to protecting your property and your employees. In most localities, the fire inspector will perform an annual inspection of your system to ensure that it's working properly and that it is being maintained. If you're getting ready for an inspection, here are some things to look for so you can be sure that you're in compliance.

4 Ways To Make Your Home Safer

Everyone would like to feel like their home is totally safe, but, unfortunately, there are criminals in our world, and you can't control where they are or how they behave. What you can do is take measures to ensure that your home and family are as protected as possible in order to help prevent burglaries and home invasions and deter criminals from targeting your house. Use the following tips to make your home safer:

Choosing Between Photoelectric And Ionization Smoke Detectors

Before you head out to your local hardware store to purchase smoke detectors for your new home, it is important that you understand that difference between the two types of smoke detectors that you can choose from: photoelectric smoke detectors ionization smoke detectors Here is some information on each type of smoke detector to assist you with making this vital choice: How Photoelectric Smoke Detectors Work Photoelectric smoke detectors utilize a small beam of light that is contained within a small chamber that is filled with air.

Have A Recovery Plan For Data Breach Situations

One thing to understand about the world of Information Security (IS) is that there's no such thing as a perfect defense. It's important to secure your computer and network assets as much as possible, but it's not uncommon for ego and incorrect assumptions to demand the best protection without a plan for when that protection fails--after all, what's the point of a backup plan if you've paid for the "perfect defense"

Kids Sleep Through Fire Alarms: How You Can Keep Your Kids Safe

With the loud sound generated by a fire alarm, you'd think that your child would wake up after hearing it. However, a study found that children are more likely to sleep through a fire alarm. Even if children do eventually wake up, it may be too late. Every minute in a fire is crucial, especially as the amount of smoke builds and makes it increasingly harder to breathe. But with the right type of alarm and with a good escape plan, your children will be more likely to escape.

Your College Student's First Off-Campus Home: Helping Them Stay Safe

After your college-age child's freshman year of college, they may make the major decision to move out of the dorms and into their own place. Whether they choose to rent a house or apartment, based on their limited finances and the need to be close to campus, they may not be moving into the nicest neighborhood. Instead of constantly worrying about your child's safety and security in their new home, there are certain steps that you can take to help improve the security at their new off-campus home.

5 Signs Your Security System Is In Need Of A Repair

Security systems provide peace of mind and protection from intrusions. They are there to ensure that you have assistance when something goes wrong in your home. To ensure that your family is safe, you should seek repairs if you notice any of these 5 warning sings: Beeping Keypad If your keypad continues to beep when it is not supposed to, this is a bad sign. Be sure that if you have been hearing beeping that you thought was from the microwave or other appliance that it is not actually your keypad.

Protecting Your Children With Your Security System

Each year, Americans report over 2,000,000 home burglaries. In 30% of these instances, the criminals gain entry through an unlocked door or window. You may be considering buying a security system to protect your possessions, but buying one can do more than protect you from thieves. If you invest in the right product, you can keep your children safe, even when you are still at work.  Video Stream Experts estimate that 12% of children between the ages of five and twelve care for themselves at least one afternoon a week.