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3 Reasons You Should Have Video Surveillance For Your Business

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Jun 30, 2017 10:00:53 AM

No matter what kind of business you have, there is a camera system that can help you protect your assets and employees. Whether it's a remote area like a construction site or a small business inside a larger building, video surveillance can prevent loss and liability and give you peace of mind.

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Topics: cameras, business security

Burglar Alarms or Security Cameras: Which is better?

Posted by Tom Vega on Jun 15, 2016 10:45:14 AM

We are often asked by customers which one of these is the better option for security.  Before you decide which option is better for your home or business, you must first decide what you want the system to do for you. Are you wanting to watch over your premises and perhaps identify persons or vehicles if a crime occurs or are you looking to prevent a crime from happening and intruders from entering your home or business?

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Topics: home security systems, business security, cameras

Pros and Cons of a Security System

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Nov 20, 2015 6:53:52 PM

When you're doing your research and trying to decide if you should get a security system, it can help to make a list and weigh the pros and cons. We've tried to help you out with that below. Of course, since we sell security systems, we know we'll appear a little biased, but with this list, we're going off what we've heard from our customers.

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Topics: home security systems, FAQ, business security

How Daylight Savings Time Affects Your Card Access System

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Oct 29, 2015 8:00:00 PM

If you've got a business with a card access control system, you should know how Daylight Savings Time can affect your system.

Daylight Savings Time lets us fall back an hour, but your card access system may do the same. Below we explain how to prevent that from happening and what to do if the clocks in the controllers don't fall back like they should.

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Topics: business security

What happens when your security system alarm goes off?

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Oct 1, 2015 8:20:00 AM

This is often the first question we hear from people considering a security system. When you're thinking about getting a security system, you don't want the police knocking down your door if you accidentally trigger the alarm. With 2-call verification, the chances of the police coming out for a false alarm are reduced.

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Topics: FAQ, home security systems, business security

5 Ways to Protect Your Business From Being Burglarized

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Apr 30, 2015 4:07:00 PM

Business security systems are an important part of protecting your livelihood and your employees. Businesses are encountering bolder criminals and more frequent burglaries. Rochester recently had 47 businesses burglarized in 3 months, while a St. Cloud business had burglars use tools to break through a wall to steal electronics and merchandise.

What can you do to protect your business? We've got 5 useful tips.

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Topics: business security

Sirens and Strobes in a Security System

Posted by Chuck Amundson on Apr 17, 2015 4:33:00 PM

As an in-office technician, I get asked a lot of times, “Should I have an outdoor siren or indoor siren for my alarm system?” Many people think their neighbors will check out their house if the siren were blasting in the neighborhood. That may be true in some cases, but not in all cases. For me personally, I can’t hear a siren unless I am outside or the window is open. It begs the question, “Do you stop when a car alarm goes off”?

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Topics: sensors & detectors, home security systems, business security

Business Security: Key Card Access Control

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Apr 3, 2015 4:24:00 PM

Security card access systems, or card entry systems, give businesses control of who gains access to the physical locations of their business or certain areas within their business.

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Topics: business security

Security Systems 102: The Basics of Business Security

Posted by Alexa Sandbakken on Feb 26, 2015 10:15:00 AM

When you're considering getting a security system for your business, you'll have some questions.

  • Why does my business need a security system?
  • How does a security system work?
  • What's in a business security system?
  • What features are available in a business security system?
  • What companies should I consider?

To help you better understand the security system options for businesses, we'll answer all of these questions and more.

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Topics: business security