Shifts in cellular technology are ongoing and it is likely they always will be. As each new technology or “generation” is introduced—for example, “5G”—older technologies are retired to make room. The current 5G cellular roll-out means the shutdown of 3G services, a process started in 2019. 3G technology has been the communications backbone for ...
With current health concerns surrounding the COVID virus spreading throughout much of the world, many businesses are having to adjust operations, reduce hours and staffing, and leave businesses unattended for longer periods. Unfortunately, these changes can mean that businesses are more vulnerable to crimes such as theft and vandalism. ...
Controlling and managing who goes in and out of your office in multiple locations can turn into a real headache. Providing the right access at the right time under a role-specific criteria enables you to not only protect your facility and people, but assets such as your intellectual property or proprietary technologies. The ability […]
Video surveillance in areas with minimal light is a major concern for any installation, and many entry level cameras require sufficient ambient lighting to produce high definition/high resolution images. Of course, surveillance cameras are often needed in areas that may lack ideal illumination. Despite sensors optimized for low-light ...
With temperatures continuing to dip, winter is well on its way and in some parts, it’s already here. It’s also the time of year when fire departments from coast to coast see surges in fire-related incidents from both residential and commercial buildings. Whether you’re a business owner or facility manager, staying abreast of the […]
Hiring security guards has historically been one of the primary frontline defense methods of securing property, land, and all of the physical/critical assets housed within. That said, take a moment to really think about the pros and cons of hiring security guards. Ask yourself whether you’re willing to take on additional liability and ...
Every year, fires impact thousands of businesses that result in injury, death, property damage, and loss of public trust. Unfortunately, many business owners believe a fire could never happen to them despite the data revealing the opposite. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that each year, there are 90,000-100,000 fires ...
When it comes to managing your access control, we all want to work smart with speed and efficiency while minimizing the steps to gain total control of an office or facility. Whether you have two doors or two hundred, one building or fifty buildings, managing who goes in and out must be controllable anytime, anywhere. A […]
K.I.S.S. or Keep it Simple Stupid is a frequently used design principle that was famously coined by Kelly Johnson, the lead engineer at Lockheed (creators of the Lockheed U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes, among many others). It asserts that most systems work optimally when foundational infrastructures are kept simple. After 50 years, ...
Did you know that your lab equipment can be connected to and monitored by your existing burglar alarm system? The last thing a researcher or lab manager wants to find out is that a freezer, refrigerator, or incubator has failed overnight and ruined precious specimens, samples, etc., as well as the loss of countless hours of […]