What are Different Types of Access Control & How Are They Used?

Access control is an essential security feature for any business as it regulates who can access a commercial building and where they can go within the space. Security technology constantly evolves, making for more robust and customizable solutions.
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Six Questions to Ask When Leasing a New Commercial Space

When you’re on the hunt for the perfect commercial space to lease, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of imagining your business thriving in a new location. However, beyond square footage, lease terms, and location, there’s a critical aspect you must consider: security.

As a business owner, ensuring the safety of your premises, employees, and customers should be a top priority. To guide you through this process, we’ve compiled a list of essential security questions to ask when leasing a new commercial space.
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Campus Safety Month: How to Keep Students Safe on Your College Campus

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month; in Massachusetts, it’s Campus Fire Safety Month. As college students settle into their routines for the year, educational institutions must ensure they are studying and living in a safe environment. Here are some tips for keeping students safe on your college campus.
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Top 5 Small Business Insurance Claims: What We Can Learn

Based on data from a study by The Hartford Financial Services Group, 40% of small businesses will likely experience a property or liability claim over the next ten years. If you own a small business, taking a proactive approach is the best way to mitigate your risk of experiencing a loss like this. Below, we’ll look at the most common business insurance claims and offer tips on preventing them.
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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

3 Commercial Fire Statistics to Know

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

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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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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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