How to Improve Construction Site Security

Construction sites are prime targets for enterprising criminals. With multiple access points, unverified entries, heavy daytime traffic, and an abandoned-by-night feel, construction sites present the perfect opportunity for thieves and vandals to strike.

With business thriving in Nashville, construction security is more important than ever. To give you a sense of the city’s building boom, the Nashville Business Journal’s Crane Watch maps out more than 200 building sites across Davidson County. Read more

Hospital and Healthcare Security Solutions

Protecting state-of-the-art equipment and confidential patient information has become increasingly important to hospitals and healthcare providers across the country. The latest commercial healthcare security systems protect sensitive patient information, the safety of patients and staff members while simultaneously guarding against the theft of controlled substances, pharmaceutical inventories, and highly specialized and expensive equipment. Read more

Keeping Your Car Dealership Secure

Wise car owners worry about the security of their vehicles. After all, we typically use them every single day to get to work, pick up the kids, and load ‘em up with groceries. Sadly, there’s good reason to worry about auto theft: according to the Insurance Information Institute and the FBI, 707,758 motor vehicles were reported stolen in 2015, up a whopping 3.1% from the previous year. Get this: In the United States, a car is stolen every 45 seconds. Read more

7 Summer Commercial Security Problems (and Solutions)

Summer has arrived and visions long weekends on the beach, in the Captain’s seat, and on the waves have taken up permanent residence in your active imagination. With all the heat-fueled daydreaming, odds are slim that you’re spending much time thinking about commercial security systems. Good thing we’re here! Read more

Warehouse Security: How to Boost Your Facility’s Security

If you own a warehouse, security is one of the most important and fundamental elements of your business. Why is warehouse security so important? Well, to begin with, it’s likely that security and integrity are one of the key selling points of your business. Furthermore, having a commercial security system for your warehouse helps you protect your reputation as well the well-being of your clients and employees. Read more

The History of the Modern Alarm System

1700s: Ben Franklin and the First Security System

You may be surprised to discover that one of the very first surveillance systems was a standard feature of many early Colonial homes! If you’ve spent any time wandering around America’s oldest streets, such as Philadelphia’s Elfreth’s Alley, you may have noticed strange-looking contraptions attached to the facade of row homes near the second or third story windows. These ingenious devices are actually one of the country’s very first alarm systems. When properly angled, the so-called “busybody” mirrors allow people to discreetly see who has come calling. Read more

Airport Safety and Security Solutions

Today, more than ever, airport security solutions and business security systems are of the utmost importance. Since emerging from the 2008 recession, the number of Americans traveling by air has steadily increased. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that more than 700 million passengers flew in 2016, up an impressive 3.5% from the preceding year. With more than 8500 departures annually across the country, investing in state-of-the-art commercial airport security systems helps keep travelers and airport employees safe. Read more

Addressing Top Security Threats on College Campuses

Campus life has changed and continues to change. The idealized and hallowed halls of Good Will Hunting no longer represent the realities of modern college life. There’s no such thing as a “typical” co-ed. Furthermore, the culture of university life is ever-evolving to attract a diverse range of potential students and faculty, retain already-matriculated scholars and high-performing professors, and to foster engaged alumni. Protecting students, faculty, and staff from ever-present threats ranging from theft to violent assault needs to be a key part of an institution’s strategy. To ensure success, campus security needs to be a top priority for not only on-site security personnel but also for campus leaders. Read more