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Surveillance Cameras and Shopping Malls │Gilbert

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Surveillance Cameras and Shopping Malls Gilbert

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Surveillance Cameras Protect, Deter, and Curb Crime at Shopping Malls

Commercial shopping malls, as operation managers in Gilbert know, attract more customers than just about any other commercial business. Shopping malls are usually multi-leveled, holding retail outlets, many casual dining establishments, movie theaters, even hair salons.

Vast amounts of money exchange hands, and merchandise is openly available for clever shoplifters. Storage spaces receive inventory from loading docks, so there are plenty of opportunities for thieves to swipe items.

With all this activity occurring in such busy and crowded environments surveillance cameras are an absolute must to deter and catch thieves, including dishonest employees.

Shopping malls use several types of surveillance cameras to observe shoppers. In this respect, they serve three purposes: to detect crimes taking place, record violent incidents, and give customers the assurance they are being protected.

CCTV Surveillance Cameras

Many shopping malls employ closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to watch over public areas such as food courts and movie theater lobbies.  CCTV surveillance cameras are capable of producing good-quality images, and security officers at remote locations get an accurate view of the mall environment.

Bullet Surveillance Cameras

Bullet surveillance cameras are visible and typically used to monitor activity in parking lots. They must be strategically placed because they are fixed to target only specified areas.

Dome Surveillance Cameras

Dome surveillance cameras are hard to detect because they feature a dark-colored lens. They are usually discovered in passageways, retail outlets, and food courts. If an individual does notice a dome camera they can’t tell in which direction the surveillance camera is pointed. A dome camera possesses a wide-angle lens so larger spaces can be targeted for illicit activity.

Surveillance cameras used at commercial shopping malls, backed by security officers viewing all mall activity from a remote security monitoring center, offer the best possible protection for shoppers and retailers against shopping mall crime.

If you'd like a free security consultation our friendly staff at Phoenix Surveillance would be happy to assist you. Call 602-248-8477 or click the link below to request a quote.

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Industrial Fire Alarm Systems │Scottsdale

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Industrial Fire Alarm Systems │Scottsdale

Quick-Talk About Industrial Fire Alarm Systems

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As any experienced manufacturer in Scottsdale knows, manufacturing encompasses many variables. You manage multiple tasks, handling materials, setting up and maintaining work processes, tracking inventory, and rushing your products to the marketplace.

You have assets to protect, not the least of which is your facility and manufacturing equipment. The worst of all possible scenarios is if a fire should erupt, which could bring your plant to a screeching halt, if not complete collapse.

In order to protect your business, you need the newest generation of integrated fire alarm systems. And that would include components as a fire alarm, sprinkler, and security monitoring (heat, water, temperature, and pressure).

Fire alarm systems are many-tentacled, branching out into several categories and sub-categories. We can start by talking about the two basic types of fire alarms: automatic and manual.

Automatic fire alarm systems operate by transmitting an audio-visual alert when the fire alarm system detects smoke. The audio can be a computerized voice, announcing that an emergency has been reported, and further instructions on how to evacuate the building. The visual component could be strobes or flashing lights.

Manual fire alarm systems possess pull stations, located at convenient spots throughout the building. If well-placed, an individual should be within viewing distance of one of a number of pull stations.

Industrial fire alarm systems stretch into other areas such as smoke and heat detection, sprinkler and water flow systems, even sensing smoke coming through an HVAC duct.

Descending further into the Byzantine world of fire alarm system manufacturers, they offer conventional, addressable, and hybrid fire alarms. They range from manual to automatic to integrated manual / automated fire alarm systems.

As you can see by the wealth of information dispensed in this short blog, there’s a fire alarm system out there appropriate for your manufacturing business.

Consult with Phoenix Surveillance today and we'll help you with every detail. Call us at 602-264-0784 or click the link below to request a quote and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

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Security Monitoring Systems and Restaurants | Gilbert

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Security Monitoring Systems and Restaurants Gilbert

Affordable Security Monitoring Systems Meet Budget-Conscious Business Needs

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Gilbert restaurant owners know running a busy dining establishment entails many security monitoring issues to be managed. A surveillance system must be in place to observe credit card transactions, the handling of the cash drawer, and employee and patron behavior. After-business hours pose other risks, affecting your business’s bottom line, including theft or vandalism. Then there are threats to your business’s investments like a failed freezer that could cost you a bundle to replace.

A well-set-up surveillance system is key to help you protect your business assets and the safety of your restaurant staff. Three solutions that can assist in this endeavor are invasion protection, access control, and video monitoring.

  • Invasion protection works through the systematic placement of such products as theft alarms and silent panic buttons to aid in securing employee and patron safety and security.
  • Access control is ever-evolving to offer better solutions to out-of-date mechanical locks and keys, substituting instead electronic locks, security tags, and access control cards. These products will prevent security concerns as code-sharing among employees, or a former employee having possession of a key.

Other access control products can prevent entry to such vulnerable spaces where walk-ins and freezers are kept, along with liquor and wine inventories (susceptible to theft).

  • Advanced video monitoring cameras will track activity in crucial locations like cash drawers, entryways and exits.

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To protect other business assets such as the already-mentioned risk of an out-of-order freezer, new temperature-monitoring instruments can be incorporated into your security monitoring system.

These latest advances in security monitoring systems can actually cost less rather than more. Our advice is to sit down with Phoenix Surveillance to find out what your restaurant’s particular needs are, and how upgrading to a new security monitoring system can be made affordable. Give us a call today at 602-248-8477 or just click the link below to request a quote.

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Surveillance Cameras and Industrial Businesses │Scottsdale

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Surveillance Cameras and Industrial Businesses Scottsdale

CCTV:  What It Is and How It Works

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Many new industry startups in Scottsdale want to know what CCTV is and how CCTV can benefit their businesses.

CCTV is the acronym for closed circuit television, defined as a closed system, meaning the CCTV signal is not broadcast over the airwaves externally. Instead the circuit is internal, with direct connections made between the security camera, display monitor, and video recording device (VRD). The VRD transmits its footage to the closed-circuit elements. The most basic CCTV systems connect to the display monitor using a coaxial cable. More cameras can be added as long as there are corresponding monitor outputs.

It should also be noted that today’s VRDs are digital, capable of holding more video as well as an automatic data backup feature.

CCTV is most often used for surveillance cameras, found in many industrial businesses such as hospitality, banking, restaurants, retail, healthcare, and more.

CCTV is an adaptable system in that as long as a camera can broadcast a signal, it can become part of a CCTV system. And it doesn’t matter if the security camera is wired or wireless.

The best use of CCTV is with the most sophisticated surveillance cameras. These kinds of cameras contain pan / tilt / zoom features that permit the user to control the camera by remote means.

CCTV can also accommodate hidden cameras. The upside of hidden security cameras is they can fool crooks into thinking they are free and clear from getting recorded while committing criminal acts. The downside is that hidden surveillance cameras will not keep crimes from being carried out as with a visible security camera that can be detected.

Do you need a CCTV system for your Scottsdale area business? Our highly experienced staff is ready to help! Call 602-248-8477 today or click the link below to request a free quote.

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Surveillance Cameras and Industrial Businesses Scottsdale

CCTV:  What It Is and How It Works

 

Many new industry startups in Scottsdale want to know what CCTV is and how CCTV can benefit their businesses.

CCTV is the acronym for closed circuit television, defined as a closed system, meaning the CCTV signal is not broadcast over the airwaves externally. Instead the circuit is internal, with direct connections made between the security camera, display monitor, and video recording device (VRD). The VRD transmits its footage to the closed-circuit elements. The most basic CCTV systems connect to the display monitor using a coaxial cable. More cameras can be added as long as there are corresponding monitor outputs.

It should also be noted that today’s VRDs are digital, capable of holding more video as well as an automatic data backup feature.

 

CCTV is most often used for surveillance cameras, found in many industrial businesses such as hospitality, banking, restaurants, retail, healthcare, and more.

 

CCTV is an adaptable system in that as long as a camera can broadcast a signal, it can become part of a CCTV system. And it doesn’t matter if the security camera is wired or wireless.

 

The best use of CCTV is with the most sophisticated surveillance cameras. These kinds of cameras contain pan / tilt / zoom features that permit the user to control the camera by remote means.

 

CCTV can also accommodate hidden cameras. The upside of hidden security cameras is they can fool crooks into thinking they are free and clear from getting recorded while committing criminal acts. The downside is that hidden surveillance cameras will not keep crimes from being carried out as with a visible security camera that can be detected.

 

Access Control and Commercial Businesses │Tempe

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Access Control and Commercial Businesses Tempe

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Failure is not an Option with Access Control Doors

Do Tempe commercial business owners think that once they’ve got an access control system in place there’s no more worries to be had about business data, and other forms of information experiencing security breaches? You just program the access control system and you’re done? Nope. It’s not so simple. There’s more to it.

Although the ever-improving technology of access control systems used in commercial businesses deliver more sophisticated layers of security with less manual labor, access control systems are dependent in one way on an essential component, the exterior and interior doors. Without well-maintained access control doors, your security monitoring system could topple like a house of cards.

Access control doors and their hardware must be in good working order, or else the access control system will not function correctly.

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One example of an access control door that is not operating as it should is the door is not closing completely, making the access control system malfunction. One reason for this is something called door sag. Prolonged stress on door hinges causes the sagging, and eventually the security lock to not engage. By performing the maintenance steps of oiling and adjusting the door hinges, you can avoid door sag.

What is necessary is building supes conduct regular inspections, and also test, perform maintenance, and, as needed, replace doors. This TLC on the part of the building manager will provide certainty that every door of the access control system is up-to-snuff, and able to support the overall integrity of the access control system, each and every one of its multi-layered components.

If you've been considering a state of the art Access Control System give us a call! We'll help you find a solution that fits your specific needs. Call today at 602-248-8477 or request a quote by clicking the link below.

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