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Tips to Avoid False Alarms When Returning to the Workplace

Tips to Avoid False Alarms When Returning to the Workplace

Workforces are returning to the office as the country gradually opens for business once again. Preventing false alarms will be as important moving forward as it was when we shut our doors for three consecutive months. For business owners, managing your property’s...

Cooler Heads Prevail When It Comes to Temperature Monitoring Systems

Cooler Heads Prevail When It Comes to Temperature Monitoring Systems

I recently took my 13-year old daughter to the optometrist’s so she could get her glasses fixed. When we arrived, we were doused with hand sanitizer and given a face mask, as well as disposable gloves. A member of the staff also took our temperature with a handheld...

Don’t Get Trapped by Proprietary Managed Access Control Tactics

Don’t Get Trapped by Proprietary Managed Access Control Tactics

Some of Secom’s leading competitors have built quite a name for themselves managing access control systems for many of the multi-tenant property managers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia. These firms charge exorbitant prices for their services, which they...

Are Your Emergency Response Policies and Procedures in Place?

Are Your Emergency Response Policies and Procedures in Place?

In recent weeks, the COVID-19 global pandemic forced many business owners and their teams to navigate an impromptu – yet very real – workplace emergency situation. OSHA describes a workplace emergency as “an unforeseen situation that threatens your employees,...

Protect Your Business from Threats Beyond COVID-19

Protect Your Business from Threats Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 has affected the entire world and forced everyone to live and work in different ways for the time being. For business owners and property managers, however, concentrating all efforts on one danger and one danger only can leave their properties and people...

COVID-19 Security Continuity Checklist

COVID-19 Security Continuity Checklist

The World Health Organization’s declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic sent the nation into a spiral of uncertainty. Impromptu early closings quickly transitioned into statewide lockdowns and quarantines, leaving business owners scrambling to ensure the sanctity...

Exercise Caution When Hiring IT and Telecom Companies for Security

Exercise Caution When Hiring IT and Telecom Companies for Security

An associate recently shared an introductory email he received from a telecommunications company offering its services in the anticipation of an upcoming move. In addition to handling the bells and whistles involved with telephones and cabling, the sender explicitly...

The True Cost of DIY Security

The True Cost of DIY Security

At Secom, we hear the most troubling things regarding DIY security. “My architect just threw in my security system during construction, so that’s what we’re using.” “My IT director handled our electronic locking hardware. It’s ok. He’s done it before.” “It’s just a...