Are You Still Using POTS Lines for Monitoring?

Posted on January 14th, 2022 by SMGManage

If you still use POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines to communicate with your central station monitoring company, you are using outdated technology. In the before time (as my father likes to say) POTS lines were the most reliable means of transmitting an alarm signal. However, telecommunications carriers like Verizon and AT&T are abandoning their […]

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Workplace Fire Hazards and Fire Alarm Systems

Posted on December 23rd, 2021 by SMGManage

Fires in the workplace are more common than you might think. While home and apartment building fires often attract much attention, approximately 100,000 business fires occur annually, costing owners over $2 billion. About 52% of the largest business fires occur in establishments that either have no smoke detectors or smoke detectors that are not working […]

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Business Security Systems – Why CCTV is So Vital Today

Posted on December 23rd, 2021 by SMGManage

A professionally installed Closed-Circuit Television system (CCTV) in your business provides security for both employees and customers. The heart of the system is a network of television cameras strategically located throughout the premises. These provide maximum protection by allowing business owners, managers, and security personnel to constantly monitor all areas of the business. Despite this […]

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The Importance of Access Control – Business Security Systems

Posted on December 2nd, 2021 by SMGManage

Security for your business is always important and even more so in the age of COVID-19. For the security of your business and the safety and health of your employees, you want to be sure that only authorized personnel can enter your buildings. Access control is the means of accomplishing that. What is Access Control? […]

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5 Parking Lot Security Tips

Posted on July 15th, 2021 by SMGManage

Security and parking facilities go hand in hand. Although lots may seem benign, the FBI reports that more than 6% of all violent crime takes place in a parking lot or garage. For property crimes like theft and vandalism, that number rises to roughly 10%. With these figures in mind, it’s clear that parking lot […]

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