6 Simple Steps to Boost Your Security Quotient

Technology coupled with common sense techniques bolster protection

Security technology is a magnificent machine. It’s progressed to the point where you can use your smartphone for all kinds of functions, including access control and viewing premises video. But to really boost your security quotient consider some common sense techniques and tactics that will do wonders to enhance what you already have in place. In many cases, the eyes and ears of your employees are critical in overall security protection. Employees need to know what’s important and what your security philosophy is, so they can in turn feel engaged and entrenched in a successful outcome.

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Intelligent Intrusion Detection

How the technology prevents false alarms and yields better reliability

Intrusion detectors, also referred to as motion sensors, are a critical component of a physical security solution. These devices can be used to detect an unauthorized presence at the protected facility, as well as integrated with video surveillance to trigger cameras recording upon an alarm alert.

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A Bring Your Own Device World

Do you need a policy at your company?

With cyber threats on the rise and network security an overriding and constant concern of the end user in corporate, healthcare, education and other vertical markets, what’s the risk when employees bring their own devices (BYOD) to your place of business?

BYOD is definitely trending upward. The concept applies to mobility, and the fact that increasingly employees are using mobile devices such as notebooks, tablets and smartphones in businesses of all sizes and many different industries. Research (Companies, Vendors Take Aim at Mobilizing Business Workflows, 451 Research, August 2014) indicates that 62% of U.S. employees use a smartphone to access company applications and services.

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Video Surveillance Today

Make use of your analog cameras as you migrate to the network

Analog cameras are still viable for video surveillance and may still be well-suited for smaller businesses and establishments that need CCTV for an added measure of security. They are less expensive than Internet Protocol (IP) networked cameras and currently have a large installed based.

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