IP Video Systems and Commercial Security

Internet protocol (IP) video cameras are a popular alternative to analog cameras because they use a local area network (LAN) to send and receive footage to an internet or video server. Data is stored such that nothing is lost if the system is tampered with or damaged.

IP video systems are incredibly beneficial in commercial settings. The footage can be used to monitor employees and oversee quality control during daily business operations. They are helpful for loss prevention and protection as well. In case of a break-in, vandalism, or any other illegal activity, referring to the video footage may assist the authorities in identifying the perpetrator. Video cameras also provide peace of mind in the event of on-site injuries. They provide a clear picture of an incident and avoiding instances of false injury claims. 

Below we’ll look at the elements of an IP video network and see how they work together.

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Access Control System

Access Control Systems: Key Components

Access Control SystemAccess control systems are an effective way to track and manage access to different areas of your commercial space. You can use them to track employee movement throughout your building, restrict access to specific zones, and change permissions expediently in the event of personnel changes. Access control systems can also help secure your building during emergencies.

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Commercial Burglar Alarms: How They Work

A commercial burglar alarm system is essential for keeping your business, employees, and property safe from external threats, including break-ins and vandalism.

Depending on the size of your building and the nature of your business, your burglar alarm system may be simple or incorporate several different components. Working with an experienced commercial burglar alarm provider will ensure your system is customized to suit your business.

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How to Protect Your Business From Top New England Crime Trends in 2022

Performing a regular audit of the security system within your business helps you make sure it is still meeting your needs. Even if your security system is fully functional, your security needs may have evolved since you first had it installed.

Staying on top of current crime trends will help you adjust and optimize your security strategy to ensure your business remains protected.

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Central Station: The Key to a Swift Alarm Response

When an alarm system is triggered, a quick and effective response is essential to ensure the safety of a commercial building and its occupants. Whether the alarm is falsely triggered or the result of a true emergency, having a monitored alarm system will help you ensure that every alert receives an appropriate response.

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Overview of a Commercial Security System

Commercial security systems are an essential part of keeping your business and your employees safe. They can also help you monitor your production line for quality control, and even protect you from things like false injury claims or employee misconduct.

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3 Signs Your Commercial Security System Needs to Be Upgraded or Checked

Businesswoman in office setting, part of a post on commercial security systemsAn up to date commercial security system can protect your business from external threats, help you monitor internal processes, and even improve efficiency. But, you shouldn’t expect to simply install a system and walk away. Your needs will evolve, and your system must evolve with them. Here are a few signs your commercial security system should be evaluated and/or upgraded.

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Top 4 Security Challenges for Cannabis Producers and Dispensaries

Image of person in cannabis production, part of post about cannabis securityDue to strict regulations and a high vulnerability to theft, a robust security strategy is essential for cannabis industry businesses. Failing to develop a security strategy compliant with the Cannabis Compliance Commissions (CCC) requirements can be a costly mistake in terms of both time and money. Understanding the leading security challenges of the industry will help you determine what to prioritize and how to allocate your security budget.

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How to Improve Security in Your Business’ Parking Lot

Between drivers admitting to being distracted while navigating parking lots and an 11% increase in car theft nationally, parking lot security at your business should be top of mind. Help your employees and customers feel safe and comfortable coming and going from your business by taking measures to reduce the risk of accidents and the threat of criminal activity on your property. Here are some simple tips for improving your business’ parking lot security.

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Three Simple Ways to Prevent Internal Theft in Retail

An image of an employee using an access control system, which can help reduce internal theftThe National Retail Federation reported that theft, fraud, and other forms of retail shrink equated to nearly $62 billion in losses in 2019. While thefts from burglaries, shoplifting, and payment fraud make up most of this, internal theft contributes significantly to losses. 

Internal theft comes in many forms, including time theft, cash skimming, stealing merchandise, or offering unauthorized discounts to family and friends. The NRF’s 2019 Security Study revealed that each dishonest employee represents an average of $1,264.10 in losses. 

With that in mind, here are a few ways you can adjust your loss prevention strategy to protect against internal theft.

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