Lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion) batteries are used in many of the products that we use today, including, but not limited to, electric vehicles such as e-bikes and scooters; wireless headphones; handheld power tools; large and small appliances; laptops and cell phones; electric toothbrushes; and watches. This useful battery is found in many of the items that we use on a day-to-day basis, but certain risk factors need to be taken into consideration when dealing with lithium-ion batteries: Read more
Environmental control systems help protect commercial buildings from floods, hazardous materials, and toxic gases such as carbon monoxide. They also monitor temperature changes and keep facilities within optimal ranges for the preservation of products and the safety of employees.
These systems vary in size and complexity depending on the size and nature of the facility where they are implemented. For instance, a hospital or factory would have a much more extensive and elaborate system than a small office space or a small-scale retail location. These systems are important to detect hazardous conditions within a building.
With Arbor Day fast approaching on April 28th, now is a good time to think about your home landscaping. Traditionally, Arbor Day is a chance for people throughout the United States to plant trees to help the environment. While this really is a good idea, we know from experience that thought and care needs to be taken with home landscapes in general to maintain a healthy home environment.
Overgrown plants can wreak havoc on the yard and the home, causing damage to the home’s structure, roof, draining system, and more. Here’s a closer look at the safety concerns that having an overgrown yard can cause and how you can minimize them.
Rolling Releaf is a social-equity-certified marijuana delivery service based in Newton, MA, committed to promoting fairness and equity within the cannabis industry. They partnered with American Alarm for a custom security solution in preparation for licensing. Since working with American Alarm, Rolling Releaf has become the 6th business in Massachusetts to secure a license of their type.
We recently spoke with Rolling Releaf’s CEO & Co-Founder, Devin Alexander, to learn more about his experience through the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission’s Social Equity Program (SEP) and his journey to pursuing licensing.
With a mobile credential, an individual can use their smart phone to scan into locked areas where they would have used a keycard or fob in the past. Mobile credentials are becoming increasingly popular in access control systems because they are easier to manage and more secure than cards, fobs, or keys. Read more
April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, and we all know that pets are like family. Keeping them safe and healthy is a priority. It can be difficult to leave pets home alone while going to work or on vacation. Your home security system can be a source of comfort for you and your pets, whether you’re leaving them home alone or in the care of a sitter. Here are some things to consider when it comes to protecting your pets. Read more
Fires to commercial buildings, such as retail spaces, restaurants, office buildings, and industrial spaces, can not only cause extensive damage to the structure but also pose a risk to lives, income, and supplies stored inside. Knowing the leading causes of fires can not only help you be prepared in the event of one, but keep these areas as safe as possible. Read more
Multi-tenant healthcare facilities pose unique security challenges due to their size and structure. Typically, these organizations require a security strategy for the building at large and individual security solutions for each tenant. These tailored systems will protect these organizations’ patient records, equipment, medications, staff, and patients.
Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it can also pose some safety risks. According to Forbes, over 1 million burglaries happen each year. This means that once you move, you need to account for the security of both of these homes, at least as long as you still own the old property. Here are some security measures you should take during and after your move:
The American Alarm team is gearing up to attend the New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN), held from March 10 – 12 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Ahead of the event, we wanted to touch on a topic that comes up over and over again within the cannabis industry: regulatory compliance.
Through conversations with state agents, we’ve learned that many cannabis facilities are failing to complete required security inspections. The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) claims that they’ve issued far fewer licenses so far this year than expected due to compliance issues.