If you own or manage a business, you should absolutely give serious consideration to installing a business video surveillance system. It will provide a very necessary layer of protection not only for your building and your inventory, but also your employees.
Once you install a surveillance system, you’ll likely experience a certain peace of mind that simply wasn’t there before.
And yet there’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing the right video surveillance system. Certain systems, of course, are designed with specific businesses in mind. So let’s take a deeper look at some of the more important considerations.
Prior to 1995, when the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) was created in response to the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City, there were literally no minimum physical security standards in place for non-military federal facilities.
But times have most definitely changed. The ISC is now governed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the organization today aims to enhance and improve security in all non-military federal facilities, regardless of whether the facility is owned, managed or leased by the U.S. government.
What does this mean for your Philadelphia, Trenton NJ, Bucks County or Montgomery County business? For starters, the ISC’s government facility security standards and best practices could be used as a blueprint of sorts to help security professionals implement their own mandatory standards and security policies.
The ISC’s security standards are updated on a regular basis; they can be accessed on the official website of the DHS.
A home alarm is an electronic system that notifies a homeowner of emergency situations or unusual events occurring around a residence. (An unusual occurrence can include an intrusion or a fire emergency.)
Most home alarm devices are attached to door openings and windows, since these entries tend to be used by intruders. A sensor is attached to your home’s entries and exits, and a central monitoring service is notified when anything out of the ordinary happens at your residence. Third party authorities, such as the police or other emergency responders, are then sent notice.