Nearly one in five U.S. homeowners have experienced package theft due to porch pirates in the last year, according to a recent survey

4 Ways to Prevent Porch Pirate Theft

General Security

The growth of online shopping has exploded over the last five years. As avid consumers, we love its convenience, but the increase in package deliveries has given rise to a frustrating crime. Our purchases often rest on our front porches like sitting ducks, easy targets for package-stealing “porch pirates.” While …


Replacing PA systems with Mass Notification Emergency Communication Systems to improve safety procedures during active shooter events.

Using MNEC Systems During Active Shooter Events

General Security

Before the people in your building can lock the doors, call 9-1-1, or kick their ALICE training into action, they need to know something is happening. That gap—between the Very Bad Thing beginning and the people most at risk knowing about it—is painfully long. It is also the period during …


Data centers and other at-risk locations employ mantraps for access control to sensitive areas of the building

Are mantraps effective and where should they be used?

General Security

Barely a day goes by without hearing about a new hacking or ransomware incident. Even school systems have become a major target. Companies are fighting back by investing heavily in cybersecurity technologies. Gartner, an IT research and advisory firm, estimates global information security spending will reach $84.5 billion by the end of 2017, up …


Many sectors need to update their video surveillance strategies and equipment in order to keep employees safe.

Video Surveillance in 2017: 4 Things You Need to Know

General Security

Video surveillance systems have, for years, been excellent tools to protect the safety of your staff and your clients. Updates in technology have served to make them more effective and less expensive at the same time. Newer video systems have capabilities that were only dreamed of in the past. Is …


Rearview close-up of a man wearing polka-dot dress shirt with cell phone to his ear standing in public place

Somebody’s Listening: The Battle Over Cell Site Simulators

General Security

In its broadest terms, wire-tapping refers to covertly monitoring someone’s telephonic activity with the use of a listening device. In its most primitive form, wiretapping involved an actual electrical tap on a physical telephone line, so that someone could listen in.  Today, organizations and individuals on both sides of the …


Dad and son holding hands at the lake

Why You Need A Family Emergency Plan

General Security

Having a family emergency plan will also help your kids cope under pressure, and ensure that critical supplies like extra water, blankets, food, and backup power sources are there when you need them.