Employees can sometimes
become lax about making sure buildings are properly shut down and
secured at closing time. This puts resources and potentially lives,
at unnecessary risk.
Business owners can rest easier with mandating a closing checklist
placed in a prominent area, which the staff can mark off each night.
Some sample items for a typical security closing list could be
outside doors and windows locked?
exterior and entryway lighting been turned on?
Has the alarm system
been checked and activated?
Are the cash
registers open and emptied completely?
Is the safe
lit and locked?
Is the back
entrance clear of boxes, bins, and debris, that
might give an intruder a place to hide or a means of climbing onto
Are all the
gates closed and padlocked properly?
Have the keys
been collected and locked away in a secure location?
Is the video
surveillance system activated?
It's best to
customize your list to suit your security needs and train your
closing staff to consult and mark off the list each night, signing
out with their initials. Once it becomes part of the routine, there
will be much less chance of a potentially catastrophic situation.
With Man's Best Friend
There has long
been an overabundance of unwanted canines in the world. Strays are
captured and killed each day. So it comes as no surprise that there
are probably hundreds of dogs available for adoption nearby, that
need loving, loyal homes.
Dogs are said to
be the next best security system after a professionally installed
alarm. You may be considering dog adoption yourself, but before
heading out to the shelter, it's wise to think about what kind of
companion you are looking for.
Do you want a
reliable guard dog that will kick up a fuss when strangers come too
close to your home? Some of the best breeds for guardianship and
discernment include working and herding dogs, such as Scottish
Collies, German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, and Border Collies. It may
be difficult to find a purebred at the local Humane Society, but a
mutt with any of these breeds in his bloodline could be a perfect
candidate for you.
Just be aware
that highly intelligent
need enormous amounts of activity and interaction. If they are kept
happy and working, they will be an asset and a joy to be around.
looking for a companion dog that is easy to care for and might bark
to alert you of a possible intruders? It may
be best to look for a smaller mixed breed with Daschund,
Scottish Terrier, or Schnauzer in his history. These types of dogs
tend to be relatively calm and companionable, and although they may
not win in a fight, they will loyally protect those they love.
No matter what
kind of canine friend might join your family, the most important
thing is to commit to protecting and loving him back, for the rest of
FOR HIGH TECH SECURITY IS NOW
This fall we find ourselves with the largest number of
digitally controlled home devices ever. Thermostats, lights, locks,
and garage doors can now all be controlled by your smart phone, iPad, or computer.
Any of these devices can be controlled individually over the
internet. If bought individually and you want several of these devices,
you will need several apps and logins. By controlling them all though
your alarm.com account, one convenient app and login will let you
control each device.
From our point of view, the best part is that same app controls your
alarm system from 2Gig. This system works on the reliable
Verizon CDMA network. No more relying on unreliable traditional
telephone lines. You can turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, open
the garage door and disarm your alarm system within seconds from
anywhere in the world.
layer of security, a wifi camera, and you
can have comprehensive, safe, and direct control of your home.
Click on the
following link, http://www.alarm.com/about/video_library.aspx to
see the new technology we're working on in action!
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Thank you for
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