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Secure Your Cameras from Hackers

By Brian Merritt / December 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Internet-Based security cameras. also known as IP cameras, are great tools used by many home owners to check if the pets are okay or if an elderly parent needs help. However in the light of recent events, such as the Russian web site that hacked over 70,000 CCTV cameras worldwide, you have to wonder if…

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What are Layered Video Security Systems?

By Brian Merritt / December 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you’ve spent any amount of time researching surveillance systems for your business, you’ve probably come across the term Layered Video Security System or 360° Surveillance Solution. These terms refer to multiple specialized security measures working in concert with one another to provide a level of comprehensive protection that could not be achieved if they…

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Marathon Bolsters Security Cameras Before the Big Day

By Brian Merritt / December 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

Marathons draw tens of thousands of runners, spectators, and event staff to the host city every year for a fun, safe race to the finish line. However, having this many people packed together in the heart of the city presents local Police with a logistical nightmare in patrolling the crowds, spotting potential threats, and responding…

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What is Video Management Software?

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Video Management Software, or VMS, provides the platform for video monitoring, analysis, recording, and operation of your IP video security system. VMS software can come pre-installed on your network video recorder (NVR), bundled with network IP cameras from specific brands, or as an open platform software solution that’s purchased in addition to your hardware and…

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Security Risks Facing the Legal and Medical Marijuana Dispensary Industry

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Whether or not you agree with it, the legalization of marijuana in America is starting to gather steam. Medical marijuana has been legal for some time in 23 states and recent legislation has seen its complete legalization in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska with nearly another dozen more states de-criminalizing the possession of…

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Rikers Island Installs 7,800 New Security CCTV Cameras

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

The New York City Department of Correction plans to add 7,800 new surveillance cameras at Rikers Island as part of the reforms that were announced Tuesday. The Rikers Island facility has been criticized about the prison’s conditions and urged to reform their security measures, specifically on the harsh treatment of teenage prisoners by a small…

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Retail Stores Ramp up Security for the Holiday Season

By Brian Merritt / December 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Small locally owned stores and national retailers are ramping up security at their brick and mortar storefronts to reduce shoplifting this holiday season. The holiday rush brings an influx of shoppers looking to pick up a gift for a loved one or take advantage of a holiday sale, but the flood of humanity also makes…

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Top 4 Physical Security Risks to Your Business

By Brian Merritt / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Owning your own business is a huge accomplishment where you invest in your own future, but it also presents you with new security risks you may have not dealt with in the past. Overlooking these threats can leave your investment vulnerable to crime and bring your business to its knees.

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Top 5 Crimes Affecting Businesses

By Brian Merritt / November 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

People tend to overlook the fact that businesses can be victims of crime since it doesn’t happen to us personally. Whether it’s theft, burglary, vandalism, or fraud, the threat of these crimes is very real and can happen to any business on any given day. The FBI estimated that organized retail theft accounted for $30…

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Employee Theft Statistics for Small Businesses Infographic

By Brian Merritt / April 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

We talk about retail shrink and theft a lot in the surveillance industry, but today we want to specifically discuss employee theft in relation to small businesses. Recently, a University of Cincinnati researcher’s employee theft study was presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justic Sciences in Philadelphia. The study surveyed 344…

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