french doors
Residential Security

French Door Security 101

French doors have become a mainstay in modern home design and renovation. Featuring two adjacent doors with multiple small window panes, they are often used in foyers and back doors. While French doors are an undeniably brilliant addition to the home, they pose a serious security risk that shouldn’t be overlooked. Security Concerns of French...

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Access Control Residential Security

Where to Store a Spare House Key

It’s happened to all of us at some point. We turn the lock and head out the door, only to discover our keys are locked inside or we arrive home only to discover we don’t have our keys. It’s really nice to have a spare house key stashed somewhere so we can get in if...

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Commercial Security School Security

The Hurdles of Dorm Security (and How to Solve Them)

There are currently more than 20 million students enrolled in college courses, according to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics. Some of these students live at home with their parents, whereas others live alone in homes or apartments. Of course, a third option is to live in a dorm room,...

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Burglary Residential Security

Top 6 Items Stolen During a Home Burglary

Ever wonder which items are most common stolen during a home burglary? Some items, such as cash, are pretty obvious, but burglars are also looking for things they can sell or pawn. We’ve compiled a list of the top 6 stolen items here: Cash It should come as no surprise that cash is among the...

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Commercial Security

The Many Uses of Video Surveillance in Retail Stores

If you own or manage a retail store, you should consider installing a video surveillance system. Doing so offers several key benefits that can help your store in the long run. While you may already know some of the benefits of video surveillance in the retail industry, chances are there others that will surprise you....

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Residential Security

Home Security Motion Sensors and Pets: Can They Coexist?

According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association and the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, more than half of all U.S. households own at least one dog or cat. Why We Love Our Pets There’s nothing quite like the companionship offered by a pet. They’ll be there to...

cash register - check out station
Commercial Security Video Surveillance

Is Employee Theft Cutting into Your Business’s Profits?

Employee theft is a major problem that’s often overlooked by retailers and small business owners. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), up to 30% of all business failures are the result of employee theft. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to implement the necessary safeguards to protect your business from this type of...

burglary - broken door - home security
Network Security Residential Security Video Surveillance

Home Security Myths and Misconceptions

Crime Doesn’t Happen in My Neighborhood Think your home is safe from burglary because you live in a nice neighborhood? Unfortunately, many homeowners have the perception of security due to their geographic location. In reality, though, burglars can strike anywhere, anytime. Some burglars will even target “nice neighborhoods,” assuming the homes contain more valuables. If...

college-school security
Access Control Commercial Security School Security Video Surveillance

6 Tips to Protect Your School from Vandalism

Schools should provide a safe, distraction-free environment in which students can learn and excel in their academic studies. Unfortunately, though, it’s not uncommon for schools to become the target of vandalism. According to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, 38% of schools reported having one or more incidents of vandalism either on the school...

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Residential Security

What to Do in the Aftermath of a Burglary

If you return home to discover that your property has been burglarized, do you know what to do? Hopefully, you never find yourself in this position, but it’s still a good idea to have a plan in place following a burglary. Doing so will streamline the process of getting your life back to “normal” working...

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