Security Technology

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The Benefits and Savings of Solar-Powered Security

Solar power isn’t just for the sunshine states. Here’s why it could be a bright idea for your security challenges. Key Takeaways: Solar-powered surveillance may prove the most reliable in unpredictable times The sun can power video security even in low-light conditions Solar cameras can be equally effective at night Mobile solar-powered units are perfect …

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Why Remote Security and Video Surveillance Are Worthwhile Investments

Commercial premises, construction sites, equipment and storage yards, even trade booths and exhibit shows are often targeted by thieves, trespassers, and vandals. Security threats don’t stop there either. Some of the biggest risks are already inside the organization and working to exploit it. Modern video surveillance and remote security are the two most powerful tools …

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How to Prevent Graffiti Tagging

Many types of criminals like to target construction sites. This is what makes construction site security so essential. It can help prevent and prosecute criminal acts, including those by that vandal/trespasser hybrid better known as the graffiti tagger. Graffiti is an expensive problem in America. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that tackling it costs …

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NVR vs DVR: Which System Is Right For Your Storage Lot?

Storage Lot Showdown: DVR vs. NVR Security Camera Systems Owning a storage lot can be an excellent investment, and deploying first-class security surveillance is the best way to protect it against bad actors. Storage lots aren’t just a major financial commitment for their owners; customers using your lot are trusting you to protect their possessions …

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9 Benefits of 24/7 Tow Lot Video Surveillance

Owning a tow lot means valuable vehicles and equipment are sitting in full view of potential thieves and vandals. Car lots of any type are a magnet for these kinds of criminals, making it essential for owners to take extra protective measures to watch over their investments and keep business moving. Video surveillance is a …

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10 Tips for Construction Site Theft Prevention Guide

Projects in the construction industry often take multiple days, weeks, or months to complete, leading to tools and equipment being left at the job site. This practice unfortunately leads to a significant amount of construction site theft, because the construction site equipment is unsupervised after everyone departs for the evening. Close to $1 billion is …

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10 Major Advantages of Mobile Surveillance Security Systems

Mobile surveillance security systems are becoming increasingly popular as advances in technology make the units better and more portable. While a fixed surveillance system requires a lot of cabling that anchors to a single location, mobile surveillance systems are easily movable because they don’t require as intensive an installation as fixed units. Mobile surveillance systems …

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Your Guide to Using Retail Security Cameras to Assess Workflow & Customer Activity

Retail security cameras are an invaluable resource for retail stores everywhere. Theft is the biggest challenge retail establishments face, whether through shoplifting or employee theft. Having security cameras in your store can be the best deterrent to theft and reduce shrinkage. Most businesses install security cameras to reduce theft and regulate behavior in the retail …

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Signage and Sign Design for Improved Construction Site Security

It would be hard to get through a day without signs. From road signs to restroom signs, they’re everywhere. And they play a big part in simply navigating our lives. More than that, signs are critical to operational success. Signs can improve business efficiency, and operational safety, among other things. They also serve a principal …

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7 Protective Lighting Strategies for Security

Using protective lighting is a practical, cost-effective way to add a layer of security to your overall security strategy. Protective lighting delivers increased visibility for risk scenarios as well as the optimal visibility for security functions like video surveillance and guard duties.  This article covers the basics of protective lighting: do’s, don’ts and industry definitions. …

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3 Incredible Functions of Video Surveillance (And Why You Need It)

CCTV, or video surveillance, plays a critical role in modern property management and asset protection.  Facility management for plants, warehouses, construction sites, factories, and most operations, benefit from a high-quality CCTV system and the many positive outcomes it can create. So what are the primary functions of video surveillance? From perimeter protection to emergency and …

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3 Important Things to Consider When Upgrading Your Commercial Security System

Keeping your construction site or commercial building and property safe is critical, but how can you watch it twenty-four hours a day? Without the right security and surveillance system, your commercial property is vulnerable to vandalism or theft. If your security systems is more than a few years old, you should seriously consider upgrading. The NER (National Equipment …

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The Rules on the Legal Use of Video Surveillance by State

You’re on candid camera! But what are the video surveillance laws in Arkansas? We affectionately remember the show where innocent victims were pranked and then let it on the secret that they were being secretly recorded the entire time – purely for entertainment purposes. While this might sound like all fun and games, the seriousness …

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The Best Business Security Cameras and Video Surveillance of 2019

If you own your own business, you need to have an adequate video surveillance system that will help keep you and your building protected. But with so many business security cameras available today, deciding which option is the best for your office can be quite difficult. The good news is, we can help! By narrowing …

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Recording Communications and Surveillance Laws by State

If you have watched an episode on TV with police detectives trying to solve a crime, you know one of their big sources of information comes from those secret or not so secret surveillance cameras. Whether it’s on a street corner or in the aisle of a store, those cameras see and record what happens …

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7 Reasons Why You Need Security Cameras and Video Surveillance Systems

In a study on CCTV, it was associated with a 16% reduction in the crime rate. Clearly, security cameras are effective against crime, but they serve more purposes than just crime prevention. Whether your workplace is commercial or industrial, you can benefit from installing security cameras on your property. Here are 7 reasons why you …

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5 Best Mobile Security Cameras for Surveillance

Strange as it might seem, the world is getting safer. Indeed, between 1993 and 2018, rates of property and violent crime dropped by 54% and 51% respectively. Interestingly, though, according to the same source, the public feel like the opposite is true: People believe rates of crime to be higher than they actually are. The …

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4 Types Of Industrial Sites Protected By Mobile Video Surveillance

When and Where to Make the Most of Remote Video Surveillance Trailers for Industrial Sites Industrial Surveillance is Critical Everyone wants to ensure a safe workplace – during work hours and after hours. Some industrial sites pose more challenges than others, such as industrial sites. Industrial work often requires the use of dangerous equipment, the …

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Are Security Systems in Impound Lots Necessary?

Have you seen the movie The Usual Suspects? If you remember the criminal mastermind, Verbal Kint, you know how smart criminals can be. Even with high walls and a guard, some thieves might still find a way into your impound lot and steal from your business. You have to know that real-life criminals are getting …

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11 Reasons Construction Sites are Using Business Surveillance Systems

Do you own a construction business or in charge or a construction site? Are you happy with the current state of your site? If the answer is no, you might need surveillance to make your job easier. Video surveillance has become a necessity in any business. Up to 78% of all workplaces monitor their employees – …

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Keep Your Business Safe: Take These Steps to Protect Your Chemical Storage Facility

Protecting your business from potential theft and other property crimes is important. Besides providing a safer environment for your employees and clients, site security will also reduce crime. This will protect your assets and cut business costs. When your business involves the storage of harmful chemicals, there is no excuse for careless security measures. To …

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CCTV vs Security Guards: Which One Is Better for Your Business?

Is your business safe from intruders and burglars? If you stopped for a thought right there, then the correct answer is no. Burglary and property theft shot up from 110.7 victimizations per 1000 households in 2015 to 118.6 in 2016 in the US. That’s an 8% increase in a year! This is the reason the timeless …

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The Advantages of Remote Monitored Video Surveillance

Are you trying to increase security for your company? Have you considered monitored video surveillance? If you need to keep an area safe, whether it is at a construction site, at a metal junkyard, or any other kind of property or business, you may want to consider investing in remotely monitored video surveillance. Video security can …

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6 Must-Have Tips For Creating Your Job Site Security Plan

Construction machinery manufacturing in the United States is a $32-billion industry. After all, we’re talking about big, heavy, and expensive machinery such as cranes and tractors. Warehousing in the U.S. is even bigger, with its 2017 costs estimated at $148.7 billion. What’s more, spending in this industry continues to grow, as shown by the 3.3% …

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Surveillance for Your Metal Junk Yard

Once upon a time, it looked like a lot of the junkyards scattered throughout the U.S. were on their way out. Back in the 1980s, in particular, there was an 18-month period when hundreds of junkyards suddenly closed down due to a major downtick in business. But in 2018, scrap yards and, more specifically, metal …

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10 Types of Technology That Make Construction Sites Safer

There’s no denying that working on a construction site is risky work. In fact, construction is one of the most dangerous occupations there is. In the USA, 21% of all recorded workplace deaths were in the construction industry. Considering the nature of the work, it’s not such a big surprise. There are many factors which contribute to …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Using a Thermal Video Camera in Construction

Did you know that thermal imaging has several uses other than detecting people? It’s a way to look for different issues like plumbing blockages and leaks. It’s a huge advancement in technology that’s helping in the field of construction now more than ever. With affordable options like pocket and phone attachments, it can potentially save …

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12 Construction Safety Tips You Need to Hear

Did you know 90% of workplace injuries occur because of human error? Sometimes, it’s easy to brush aside the importance of going over some safety tips with new construction workers. Don’t push these to the side. Instead, whenever a new crop of workers begins a project, go over some construction safety tips. Keep reading to …

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Why Remote Video Security is a Worthwhile Investment

With workplace crime costing companies $50 billion a year in the US, the need for increased security is essential. Because these crimes are committed just as often by employees as they are by your clients, it’s important to be able to keep an eye on things at all times. Remote security systems allow you to …

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How to Prevent Burglaries at Your Construction Site

Construction is essential to the growth of civilization. What we don’t see is with all the expensive equipment that helps build lives, there’s property loss in the form of stolen equipment for construction companies. Unfortunately, approximately 25 percent of that stolen equipment is never gotten back. However, you can prevent equipment theft with construction site …

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