Benefits of Commercial Access Control

 4 Benefits of Commerical Access Control:

You may think access controls in commercial buildings are just for high-tech research labs or top-secret facilities. But that’s not the case. Access control systems help business owners and managers regulate the comings and goings of both employees and visitors and can be used as safety and security measures. Some employers are even integrating electronic access control as part of their time and attendance systems.

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Smoke Detector Maintenance: A Must

Lifesaving smoke detectors are only as good as their upkeep.

Every year approximately 20,000 people stand in the ashes of disbelief when a fire happens to them. That staggering number represents people injured by home and business fires. It does not account for the 3,000 individuals whom lose thier lives to fires every year. Adding to the tragedy of it all is that most of us do not take 30 seconds to test our dectors monthly, and yet those 30 seconds are invaluable when fires happens. In half a minute, a room can engulf in flames.

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Knoxville Home Security Systems

If you are in the market for a new security system, then we have news for you. With today’s security systems, you can monitor and record activities while at home, in the office, or half-way around the globe. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your property is being guarded day & night by the most sophisticated of technology. We can route the security system to a central monitoring station or alert you via text message of events that you set. And modern life safety systems can furnish not only property safety, but can provide in-home health monitoring, as well, for our aged loved ones.

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Security Cameras

As experts in Knoxville security camera installation, we would like to discuss a hot topic in the field: IP vs. Analog cameras. What's the benefit of one versus the other? This quick YouTube video clearly shows the differences between the two technologies. We discuss the benefits of both after the jump.

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New Employee

iSS would like to welcome our new office administrator, Brandi, to the team. She is a Knoxville native and recent graduate from the University of Tennessee, where she received a BA in communication studies and a minor in psychology. She has a passion for meeting and connecting with others and making every kind of communication encounter a great one. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking, photography, and Seaside, Florida.


 

Tips For Keeping Your Home Safe While On Vacation

Vacation season is in full swing! The car is packed and the hotel is booked, but is your home ready to be left behind? The Insurance Information Institute states that the majority of home break-ins occur during July and August. Don’t let a few simple mistakes cost you. These easy tips can save you big and keep you worry-free on your next adventure.

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Benefits of Annual Home Alarm and Smoke Detector Inspections

Just as you regularly maintain your yard or service your car, it is also important to maintain your alarm and smoke detection systems. A simple annual inspection could allow a technician to troubleshoot problems early on and potentially save your family’s life or valuables. When a service technician comes to your home, the following routine maintenance tasks will be performed: 

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Back to School Safety Tips and Gadgets


It’s that time of the year again and the kids are heading back to school. It may mean restored peace and quiet for you at home, but also nervous jitters about sending your little ones off alone. With tons of new advancements in home surveillance technology and even GPS systems that track your children on the go, there are many options for protecting your young ones when they go back to school.

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The Perfect Security Addition

I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for ways to add more protection to my home. After I came home to an attempted break-in, I decided my alarm system wasn't going to be enough. Better safe than sorry, right? I explored several options, but eventually settled on the 2GIG Image-Sensor. I loved that it had wireless connectivity because seriously, who likes a bunch of wires all over the place? Plus, this bad boy features PIR motion detection that captures pictures in color or with IR illumination night vision so I don't have to worry about missing out on anything late at night.

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Fire Safety Month

October is here and it's officially Fire Safety Month. Falling temperatures also mean the risk of fire increases so now is the perfect time to safeguard your home against a potentially devastating fire. Don't brush off safety checks that could be lifesaving!

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New Advancements in Digital Credentials

For several years, the talk in access control has focused primarily on smart cards. While the technology is great, it hasn't caught on quite as much as the security industry expected. Now there's a new technology trend in town and it's causing quite a bit of buzz.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Security System

Spring has sprung and we couldn't be more excited for warmer temperatures and longer days. For many homeowners, the changing season means spring cleaning time. Just like your kitchen and closet could use a good scrub down, your security system could use some attention as well. Here are some tips to keep your system functioning at its best:

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How WE beat any 'Top Security Company'

Mass marketing security only provides the homeowner with a very basic and ineffective alarm system. Security companies like ADT will provide you with “peace of mind” but never security.

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Why DIY Home Security is not Home Security at all

We have all heard the term DIY. Many DIY projects can be fun, creative, and a good way to show off a new hobby. Then you have those other DIY projects that are major fails! Trust me, I have had those a time or two. One DIY project that I have never understood why anyone would attempt to do is Home Security.

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How Home Security/Automation can help protect your children

When it comes to protecting our families, we all want to have our bases covered. Knowing how to react ahead of time to any situation is the best way to remain safe. With home security and automation, you can truly protect your family from any situation that may arise.

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10 Tips to Help Prevent Theft and Break-ins, Part 1

In our previous blog we provided some 'winter tips' to prevent frozen pipes. If you haven't read it, please do....it is suppose to be a chilly Valentine's weekend and next week! Now, these tips may not be 'winter tip' related, but they are some GREAT tips to help prevent thefts and break-ins to your home.

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10 Tips to Help Prevent Theft and Break-ins, Part 2

Now, if you have not read Part 1, we urge you to do so....These are some awesome tips to help prevent thefts and break-ins, and we want to make sure you have them all!

Tip 6: Stay Vigilant

While it may seem like a symptom of paranoia, keep your identity and any travel plans on the down low. For instance, only put your street address on your mailbox. Give away your last name, and someone could find your phone number, work place and other stats with a few mouse clicks. Before you jet off to a nice vacation, try not to openly talk about it in public because a sinister stranger could be taking note.

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Some Spring Cleaning Tips for your Security System!

Spring has sprung and we could not be more excited for warmer temperatures and longer days. For many homeowners, the changing season means spring cleaning time. Just like your kitchen and closet could use a good scrub down, your security system could use some attention as well. Here are some tips to keep your system functioning at its best:

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Keep Your Home Safe While Away

Keeping you and your family safe is always your number one priority, but keeping your home safe should be a big deal, too.

With schools now getting out for the summer, those fun filled weekend trips, and family vacations to the beach on the horizon; we want to take a moment to tell you some tips about how to protect your home from potential burglars while you are away.

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Feel safe when you leave the “Nest”!

Today, we’d like to teach you about Nest products. If you are interested in having top of the line technology, state of the art protection, saving money and energy, all while looking Schnazzy… Then this is for you!

Nest offers 4 great product that truly should be in every home! They offer the Nest Cam, Nest Protect, Nest Learning Thermostat, and the Nest App.

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