Healthcare Series: Security Challenges for Multi-tenant Healthcare Facilities

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.
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Top Security Considerations When Moving to a New Home

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:
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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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4 Simple School Bus Safety Tips to Share With Your Kids

February 22nd is National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, which honors school bus drivers for their dedication to getting kids to and from school safely. What better way to celebrate our school bus drivers than by teaching our children some simple bus etiquette to help make the bus drivers’ jobs easier?

Here are some basic school bus safety tips to go over with your kids.

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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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Blizzard in New England Preparedness Tips

Blizzard in BostonHere in New England, we never know when a storm is going to hit, especially since the weather can change rapidly this time of year. According to the Northeast States Emergency Consortium, there are three main types of winter storms – blizzards, ice storms, and Nor’easters. Risks include power outages, high winds that cause fallen trees, white-out conditions, coastal flooding, icy and dangerous conditions, and extreme cold.

The goal is to be ready for every situation long before any of these storms hit. Here are some common-sense tips that will help you prepare for those difficult winter storms.

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