Three Top Commercial Security Trends for 2024

As we usher in 2024, the commercial security landscape is shifting, driven by leaps in technology. We anticipate that business will embrace technological advancements that allow them to streamline security management while providing more robust protection for their data, assets, and people.
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Key Benefits of Mobile Access Control

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

NECANN 2023: Understanding Cannabis Industry Security Compliance Standards

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.

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How Access Control Supports Daily Operations in Municipal Buildings

Municipal buildings, such as schools, libraries, and city halls, require a certain level of security to protect sensitive documents and the people who attend or work within them. Depending on the nature of the building, access may be more or less strict and may only pertain to certain areas of the building. Access control systems are a powerful way to support daily operations in these buildings while providing a first layer of building security. The benefits of access control are not going unnoticed. In fact, according to Globe Newswire, the Electronic Access Control Systems Market was valued at $33.52 billion USD in 2022.
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How a Home Security System Gives You Peace of Mind When Kids Are Home Alone

If you’re uneasy with the idea of your kids being left home alone, you’ll be pleased to know that your home security system enables you to keep tabs on them and ensure their safety even when you’re not around. Here are some ways a home security system can offer peace of mind when your kids are home unsupervised.

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Healthcare Series: Security Challenges for Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Substance abuse treatment centers come in all kinds of different formats, from day programs to residential rehabilitation centers, and beyond. Regardless of the format, one thing they all have in common is a commitment to helping their patients.

A thoughtfully designed commercial security system will help keep patients and staff safe while streamlining workflows and ensuring the organization complies with industry and DEA standards.

Though the security strategy for each substance abuse treatment center will vary depending on the size and nature of the organization, there are many commonalities between these facilities.

Here are some of the top security concerns and considerations for substance abuse treatment centers.

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Heart Health Month: How Fitness Centers Can Ensure a Safe Workout Environment

The CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has dubbed February American Heart Month in an effort to raise awareness around heart health. For fitness centers, this is an ideal time to remind your members of the health benefits of exercise and encourage them to remain committed to their fitness goals for the year.

The Mayo Clinic recommends that adults aim for 150 minutes of moderate cardiovascular activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. Exercise can help the heart function more efficiently, assist with weight loss, and even help lower high blood pressure.

Since your gym members are working hard to protect their health, it’s up to you to provide a safe and comfortable environment to work out. Here are some simple tips to ensure your staff and patrons are safe at the gym!

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4 Benefits of Commercial Security Systems for Landlords

Landlords are obligated to ensure that their rental units meet safety standards prior to renting them. They are also responsible for ensuring the property is free of rodents, is in good repair, and that they meet the needs of their renters. Commercial security systems can help assist landlords at achieving these goals. Here’s a look at 4 reasons why that is the case.

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How to Prevent and Extinguish Electrical Fires in a Commercial Building

According to the National Fire Protection Association, structure fires in professional buildings account for millions of dollars in property damage each year. Electrical distribution and lighting are the second leading cause of these fires, making up approximately 15% of the total property damage. Taking a proactive approach to fire safety and prevention will lower the likelihood of an unexpected blaze and keep your business and employees safe. Here are some tips for preventing and extinguishing electrical fires in commercial buildings.

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Restaurant Security Tips

Restaurant managers and owners need to prioritize their security. This not only keeps the restaurant, customers, and employees safe, but it also helps protect the restaurant’s future success. Security incidents can be costly, but with the proper measures, you can help prevent these incidents from occurring.

Threats include burglaries conducted after hours, employee thefts, and even thefts performed by existing customers. Here are some security tips that provide advice as to how you can keep your restaurant safe and secure: Read more