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Frequently Asked Questions

Why CCTV?

CCTV is widely implemented as a deterrent method to various forms of crime. CCTV has been widely implemented broadly throughout the business sector to help reduce shrinkage, improve productivity and security surveillance. CCTV systems can store video which can be used as evidence or for purposes of analysis or verification. CCTV systems can be networked and accessed by multiple users in different locations remotely. Some of the more high-end systems have analytical software which can be used to look for specific data or track certain objects, people or for number plate recognition.

Why are biometric devices becoming so popular for authentication?

To put it simply, biometric technology offers stronger and more convenient security than previous authentication methods. Passwords and key cards can both be compromised, forgotten or lost respectively. Because a biometric system is based around who a user is and not what she knows or has, it is more intuitive to use and much more difficult to compromise.

Thanks to recent innovations, biometric solutions are becoming increasingly accessible and recent high profile security breaches have underlined a need for better-than-password technology.

What is the difference between replacing and upgrading a fire alarm system?

There are significant and potentially costly differences when “upgrading” or “replacing” your fire alarm system. There are generally different requirements regarding the replacement versus the upgrade of existing fire alarm systems, including the degree to which the requirements for new construction must be met. When replacing your fire alarm system, local code requirements for existing buildings may allow a device-for-device replacement without making any changes to the functionality of your current system. Simple replacement may be the right option, provided your existing fire alarm system meets local accessibility requirements. However, a system may need to be modified to meet current code requirements if there have been changes in the building construction, occupancy or maybe even local ordinances.

Do I really need an intruder detection system?

The main and most essential reason to invest in a security system is to deter crime in your home. According to the Electronic Security Association’s “Home Safety Fast Facts” report, 9 out of 10 burglars said that if they encountered an alarm or home security system, they would not attack the home. According to the Greenwich Study of Residential Security report, homes without a security system are 2.7 to 3.5 times more likely to be subject to a burglary. Thus, in addition to precautions like window locks and deadbolts on doors, a security system is a prime candidate for your home safety options.

Often the main deterrent for people thinking about getting a home security system is the cost, which usually includes a monthly bill and any initial installation products and fees. You may not think the cost is worth covering the potential risks-a decision that only you can make for yourself.

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