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Healthcare Facility Access Control
Healthcare facilities like hospitals, outpatient clinics, doctors’ offices, medical laboratories, urgent care and ambulatory surgery centers, and nursing homes have to strike a balance between coming off as homey and welcoming while ensuring that they are able to protect everyone who enters.

This poses a challenge for security personnel who have to make sure healthcare facility access control and security systems are effectively in place, yet won’t compromise the rights of patients and visitors.



Property Management Access Control
When someone breaks into your home, the result can be devastating and unsettling.  The aftermath can leave you angry, upset, and traumatized, not to mention emotionally drained. 

Plus, you realize you don’t have the slightest idea on what to do first,second, third, after a burglary and you also worry that this can have a financial impact on you or your family.


Property Management Access Control
Domestic violence is a public concern that affects employees in the community and the workplace. 

In addition to its multiple negative consequences for victims and survivors, domestic violence can spill over into the workplace, compromising the safety of both victims and co-workers and resulting in lost productivity, increased health care costs, increased absenteeism, and increased employee turnover.


Property Management Access Control
In the wake of the deadly February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which left 17 fatalities and many others wounded or injured, questions on gun violence and gun safety are once more brought to light. 

While this tragic incident is a painful reminder of how crucial it is to review gun control laws and eligibility for gun ownership, responsible gun owners also know that ...



Property Management Access Control
Property management and controlling access can be stressful. 

Often, building and facilities owners rely on property managers to oversee all tenant and building services. 

These include, among other things, leasing and rent collection, advertising and marketing, building maintenance and upkeep of  grounds, efficient delivery of utilities and other tasks involved in the day-to-day operations of the facilities.

Perhaps one of the most important services that a property manager provides is...

Burglary Safe Ratings Guide
So you have decided to invest in a safe …. Great decision!

If you keep or intend to keep valuables and money at home, a safe is a must. 

However, it takes some thought and consideration when deciding on what type of safe will suit your needs best.

Initially, it can get confusing, but understanding what levels of protection are available is the first step in finding the right safe for you.



Self Storage Facility Security
Protect your self-storage facilities from break-ins and theft. 

At a self- storage facility business, people are always coming and going—so how can you ensure security at all times?


There are several access-control products available to self-storage operators today, and knowing which to choose can be difficult.


Cloud Based Access Control Systems
Access control is the process of managing the entry and access to buildings and locations for individuals who have been authorized to be there. 

It can also be used to limit the use of certain restricted areas and facilities within a building.

Many spaces, such as complete office buildings, gyms, and specific floors can benefit from access control; it’s an effective way to enhance and manage security.



Preschool and Daycare Security
Parents have several important considerations when choosing a preschool or daycare facility for their child.

Among the things they look at are the kind of learning programs they offer, the facilities they have, the staff and how they interact with kids, and of course, the cost.

However, perhaps the largest concern and deal breaker, in most cases, is the level of safety and security that the daycare or preschool offers.



10 Tips on Hiring a Locksmith
A locksmith is a person who works with locks, keys and security systems.

They fix broken locks, make keys, and install security systems like alarms. 

The may specialize in residential locksmith services, commercial/business locksmith service, or both.

No one wants to “need a locksmith”, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Perhaps you’re locked out of your office or have lost your house keys.



Access Control System Upgrade
In this day of increasingly complex security threats, it is important to have a comprehensive access control solution that safeguards your business against unauthorized persons. 

If you have an access control system already in place, is an upgrade necessary?

If it is working, why fix it, you ask.

These are the main reasons why organizations are reluctant to implement an upgrade: