Take advantage of the NEW $1 million tax benefit by investing in security and life safety measures

Beginning in 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has created new tax incentives for security and fire protection systems that will allow qualifying businesses to deduct up to $1million in costs. This tax code provides incentives for businesses to invest in new security, fire protection, and alarm systems to encourage businesses to make capital investments.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) worked with industry groups to expand deductions under Section 179 of the IRS tax code, which empowers businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. The revised tax code permanently expands eligibility for deductions to fire protection, alarm, and security systems, along with other equipment, placed in service in 2018 and beyond.

Contact us today to speak to a security consultant and find out if you qualify!

CCS & Fairway Technologies

We are pleased to announce that California Commercial Security has been selected by Fairway Technologies, a software development firm based in Irvine with a second office in San Diego, to provide their security integration solutions.

Working with the Fairway Technologies team, CCS System Sales Engineer Emma Bowlin was able to devise a security solution tailored to the company’s needs.

New Access Card Duplication Kiosks Pose Security Threats

The Problem

A New York company has installed at least 15 self-service key duplication kiosks at convenience stores in San Diego. These kiosks offer an inexpensive and easy-to-use “card or fob” duplication service. The service has been tested and fully functional duplicate cards and key fobs were received.

What does this mean?

This means that individuals with standard cards/fobs can easily purchase duplicate cards/fobs without your authorization or knowledge. This service clearly undermines the intent and security of card access systems. It means that a system could have unknown quantities of duplicate cards in use.

What can you do?

Call us at (858) 503-7500! Not only can we discuss the problem in more detail with you, we also have solutions already available to address this challenge.

We are alerting all of our clients immediately about this new issue due to the potential security risks it represents.

We hope this information is helpful and encourage you to call (858) 503-7500 or your systems consultant for more information.