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How Has COVID-19 Changed Fire Safety in Schools?

Many schools are preparing to reopen after being closed for COVID-19, and new guidelines are being implemented to prevent virus spread and maintain the health of staff and students. However, fire safety in schools must remain a top priority—and schools may need to take a fresh look at their emergency preparations.

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Posted 4/1/2021

How Can Banks Use Exterior Lighting to Enhance Safety?

For banks and financial institutions, security doesn’t begin at the vault or the teller line—but rather, outside the building. To keep customers and employees safe, it is critical to ensure that your exterior spaces—the parking lot, exterior doors, night depository and outdoor ATMs—are well-lit.

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Posted 3/8/2021

Analyzing Your RAID System for Data Protection

Data loss and IT system failure are scary possibilities a company faces when dealing with methods of data storage. Evidence, files, and all other recorded data can be lost without chance of recovery when effective backup systems are not in place. Fault tolerance, or the idea that if one component of a system fails another is able to replace it, is built up effectively as data is stored in more places. Many video recorder systems lack RAID protection, which can unfortunately lead to loss of recorded data. This can be detrimental to many industries requiring adequate surveillance, such as financial institutions.

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Posted 12/11/2019

Environmental Protection for Data Centers & IT Rooms

Cyber threats and hacking are at the forefront of concerns for professionals responsible for data centers, server rooms and overall IT compliance. When was the last time you thought about improving the protection to the physical infrastructure of your IT room or data center from all possible risks—human, environmental, and more?

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Posted 11/28/2019

Video Surveillance Maintenance: Checking the Health of Your Digital Video Recorder

Your digital video platform, whether a DVR, NVR or server, is the heart of your video surveillance system. Without it, nothing else matters. You can have the most technologically advanced cameras on the market but if you cannot record their images, you are sunk! The cameras get all the attention; out in plain view, shiny metal housings and smoked bubbles. The recorder is locked away somewhere—maybe in a network rack or on a shelf in the employee break room—but it needs some attention too!

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Posted 11/5/2019

Getting More Than You'd Expect from Your Surveillance System: Part 1

As the individuals charged with caring for and creating safer environments for our respective financial institutions, our responsibilities extend to our clients, staff, and visitors to make decisions to keep them secure. We do this by using the tools at our disposal, whether it’s technology or policies, to support better outcomes, maximize our return on investment, deter crimes, and resolve the variety of insurance claims we are faced with before they become legal issues.

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Posted 10/31/2019