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Security Camera Benefits: Alarm.com Motion Detection

Published 06/30/2020 by General Security

When safeguarding your property and loved ones, motion detection with accompanying video analytics provides another level of advanced protection. 

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10 Home Security Tips For Summer

Published 06/25/2020 by General Security

When you think of summer, your mind may automatically conjure thoughts of beaches, swimming pools, picnics in the park or walks on the boardwalk. Security measures won’t likely be top of mind, but with the change in ...

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What Does CCTV Mean?

Published 06/15/2020 by General Security

Since its inception 50 years ago, closed-circuit television (CCTV) has evolved from resource-consuming, 24/7 manual monitoring to state-of-the-art Internet Protocol (IP) network cameras capturing and transmitting ...

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Thermal Imaging Cameras: Fever Detection for COVID-19 Protection

Published 05/26/2020 by General Security

As the world adjusts to new social and workplace protocols amidst the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizations are anxious to resume business operations.  With personal protective equipment (PPE) now ...

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Home Security: How to Install Outdoor Security Cameras

Published 05/13/2020 by General Security

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in March 2018 and has been revised to reflect industry updates. Burglaries are prevalent and costly crimes throughout the United States, with recent statistics from ...

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Central Station Alarm Monitoring: Your Home’s Secret Guardian

Published 04/29/2020 by General Security

Home security systems geared toward true protection do more than sound an alarm alerting the user and local authorities. Additional peace of mind comes from a centralized alarm station providing 24-hour protection.

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5 Home Safety Tips For Seniors

Published 04/23/2020 by General Security

Aging safely is a natural concern for many seniors, many of whom still want to live independently. It’s also on the minds of family members and caregivers charged with ensuring their well-being. According to post-acute ...

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5 Benefits of a Security System During Quarantine

Published 04/15/2020 by General Security

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) transforms daily routines and lifestyles, it has also changed how consumers view home security. Many now consider its numerous wellness and comfort applications through smart home ...

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NVR vs. DVR Surveillance Systems

Published 04/06/2020 by General Security

When considering purchasing a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system, its recording capabilities, quality, and required components should be carefully weighed. Network video recorders (NVRs) and digital video recorders ...

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Understanding CCTV Components: The 4 Parts Every System Requires

Published 03/30/2020 by General Security

Installing any closed-circuit television (CCTV) security system requires four basic components: cameras, a recording system, a monitor, and video management software. A variety of supporting equipment is also necessary ...

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