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Access Control and Data Privacy Day

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Access Control and Data Privacy Day

In this day and age data privacy is of the utmost importance. Stories of data breaches are in the news constantly, whether it's on a massive international scale or a more limited one. Indeed this digital age we live in calls for more security than ever before. In light of that "Data Privacy Day" was created as a day to take a good look at the security measures you have in place and encourage you to protect your privacy.
It is particularly important for businesses to keep their data safe. All businesses hold vital information such as sensitive customer data or even personal information of those you employ. Good security measures should be in place both digitally and physically. A quality access control system can give you peace of mind in this area.

Here are a few of the benefits having an access control system:

Physical Keys Are History

Physical key and lock systems are basic and sometimes effective, but modern technology has given us a much more efficient and streamlined method of access control. Use technology to its advantage and get an access control system that keeps you safe in a sophisticated and technological way.

Unparalleled Records

Access control also gives you highly valuable digital information. This data includes a readout of every entry and exit to the building. This can prove to be vital for things like time card reconciliation as well as assisting in criminal investigations in the event of criminal activity.

Remote Access

Remote access is an added advantage. This can enable you to "buzz in" visitors to the building from an offsite locality. It can also help you to easily put the whole building in lock down in the event of an emergency.
Maybe you've heard of access control, but just haven't gotten around to installing an access control system for your company. Don't delay! Call Phoenix Surveillance TODAY and we can assist you in finding an access control solution that works best for you.




Alarm Systems and The Hospitality Industry │Phoenix

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Alarm Systems and The Hospitality Industry │Phoenix

Three Intrusion Alarm systems to Halt Trespassers onto Your Property

In Phoenix, whether you’re an owner or even manager of operations of a hotel, motel, museum, convention hall, sports arena, or any other recreational, entertainment, or travelers’ accommodations, you’re generally aware an alarm system is part and parcel of running a responsible enterprise. For those employed at such places and for patrons. We needn’t add there are also valuable business assets to be protected from criminal activity, sometimes from unscrupulous employees.

Alarm systems are security monitoring solutions that can do much to manage all the security challenges that occur within the hospitality industry. Below we introduce the use of some alarm systems and their function in safeguarding your assets as well as your customers’ personal safety.

Alarm systems

Alarm systems provide a valuable service to hotels and motels. Because entry and emergency exits are necessary for the safe and efficient functioning of the property site, alarm systems should be installed in areas where they will do the most optimal job of monitoring the activity of guests and hotel / motel staff.

To help you understand different alarm systems and how they function let’s break it down, according to three categories: (1) local alarms, (2) contact alarms, and (3) remote alarms.

Local Alarm systems (LAS).

LAS are localized to a specific area: for example, a fire exit door.  As soon as someone opens the fire exit door it sets off the circuit breaker, causing the alarm to go off.

Contact Alarm systems (CAS).

Unlike a LAS, a CAS is electrically connected to a host station. From this centralized location security monitoring can occur. A CAS supports the use of silent alarms, used in vulnerable and high-risk areas as cashier stations and storage spaces. The silently-tripped alarm signal can be sent to a telephone station, the local police, private security agency, as well as to on-site security officers.

Remote Alarm systems (RAS).

RAS are transmission-based, using microwave, radio wave, and photoelectric light energy.

Microwave Alarms. (MA).

MAs are sensitive motion-detector devices that can send and receive electromagnetic energy. They are able to detect motion over long distances. They also possess stability and tamper-proof properties.

Radio Frequency Alarms (RFA).

The radio wave sets off an alarm whenever an intruder wanders into a RF area.

Photoelectric Light Beam Alarms. (PLBA).

PLBA uses a diffused light beam that travels between sending and receiving stations. When interfered with as by motion the beam sounds an alarm.


At Phoenix Surveillance we have friendly and qualified access control installers that can help you find the perfect solution for your business. We offer plans that are flexible and affordable so give a call today and we'll put you on the path to a state of the art access control system! Give us a call at 602-248-8477 or if you prefer you can click the link below and fill out an online request.



Industrial Security Cameras │Phoenix

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Industrial Cameras the Smart Choice for Your Business

Industries across the spectrum like those in Phoenix need the features and benefits of an industrial-grade camera. Whether you are in the computer, construction, energy, healthcare, or food production field (among many other fields), you need security cameras you can count on to be dependable for the long haul.

Industrial-grade security cameras outperform consumer-grade security cameras, in that they are engineered to last longer under heavy and sustained usage. They can take a lot of abuse due to their rugged construction and durable materials with less chance of a failure.

Industrial-grade surveillance cameras frequently contain features, and a selection of options that include many kinds of adjustments not found on consumer-grade security cameras.

Industrial-grade surveillance cameras are usually purchased with a warranty included and are repairable. With the purchase of an industrial-grade security camera technical support is available.

What follows is a description of the different types of security cameras and their use:

Dome Surveillance Cameras

These types of cameras take their cue from being known as eye-in-the-sky types, because they are ceiling-mounted devices. Two types are manufactured: an inflexible security camera, limited to one position, and a remotely-controlled smart camera, able to pan, tilt, and zoom in on a target.

Bullet Surveillance Cameras

These security cameras are present wherever you go. Cylindrical-shaped and of larger dimensions than consumer-grade, industrial-grade is sturdier in construction, and made of resilient materials. You can wall-mount them wherever you desire a view of a particular area.

Live-Streaming Surveillance Cameras

Another smart camera that can send a signal straight to a computer or smart phone for viewing in real-time.

Hidden Surveillance Cameras

These can be disguised as a clock, smoke detector, or any other device you’d find in an industrial setting.

Industrial-grade security cameras require more of an investment, but look at it this way. You’re investing for the future. Because consumer-grade security cameras will not last as long and are not always capable of being upgraded. In addition, depending on consumer-grade security cameras can cost you in time-consuming repairs.

Now you’ve the facts at hand about industrial-grade cameras, contact Phoenix Surveillance to talk over what industrial-grade security cameras will be suitable for your business. Call 602-248-8477 for a quote or simply click the link below.


Fire Alarm Systems and Industrial Companies │Surprise

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Fire Alarm Systems and Industrial Companies │Surprise

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Prevent and Defeat Structural Fires with State-of-the-Art Fire Alarm Systems

Industrial as well as general manufacturing plants in Surprise are prone to structural fires. They can be attributed to poorly-maintained equipment, electrical failures, HVAC equipment, not properly-housed flammable gases, and human mistakes. Although fire incidents may be limited to a piece of machinery or segment of a room, they can affect operational processes, and your profit margin takes a hit.

Structural fires can most often be prevented, if not managed, by the expert deployment of fire alarm, sprinkler, and suppression products.

A basic understanding of fire alarms is requisite before unknowingly selecting a fire alarm system. With that being said, here is a break-down of the different types of fire alarm systems for your industrial or manufacturing business.

There are two broad categories of fire alarms for industrial / manufacturing spaces:

1. an automated fire alarm

2. a manual fire alarm.

  • Automated fire alarms can detect heat or smoke. When they do they will transmit an audio-visual signal to everywhere in the facility to warn workers there is a fire emergency.
  • A manual fire alarm is operated via pull stations. If a factory employee spots a fire or smells smoke, they can go to the nearest pull station and pull the lever to warn other workers of a fire.

Subsumed under automated and manual fire alarms there are three different types:

1. Conventional fire alarms contain different zones, electronically attached to the central control panel. This configuration permits the placement of individual fire alarms in different areas of the facility. Such a setup allows the control panel to detect if any alarm has failed to operate.

2. Addressable fire alarms (intelligent systems) offer convenience. This fire alarm system enables the fire alarm tester to switch between automated and manual fire alarms, which go by addresses. With this toggling feature, the fire alarm tester can determine which alarms are operable and which are not.

3. Hybrid fire alarms incorporate conventional and addressable fire alarms under one panel. Depending on the physical infrastructure of your industrial or manufacturing facility, a hybrid fire alarm may be the best choice.

If you're interested in a free quote call Phoenix Surveilance today at 602-248-8477 or simply click the link below!


Access Control and Education │Tempe

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Access Control and Education │Tempe

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Affordable Access Control Solutions for Tight Education Budgets

Industrial institutions like education have seemingly become a preferred target for lone-wolf attacks. Given this harsh reality in the last couple of decades, the phenomenon has increased the need for security on elementary and high school schoolgrounds, and college campuses. Tempe educators are aware school policies regarding security monitoring must address the issue of school violence with security monitoring systems school-district budgets can afford.

Security monitoring technology has answered the call for security monitoring solutions that won’t strain school budgets.


One affordable solution to security monitoring for schools is biometric access control. Biometrics is an identification system that makes use of an individual’s fingers, voice, hands, irises, and heart rate. The beauty of biometrics is it can be incorporated seamlessly into an already in-use security monitoring system. Because of its extreme accuracy and adaptability, biometrics access control is a cost-effective solution, no matter how it is scaled.





Another form of affordable access control is radio frequency identification (RFID). School employees and students can enter restricted access control areas, using a RFID tag, which allows hands-free entry. This keeps school traffic flowing.

It is possible, using RFID tag access control, to monitor the activity of carriers in targeted areas. Flexibility is built into RFID access control to allow for changes in: what areas you want restricted, which people are authorized, and at what times do restrictions need to be applied.

RFID and biometric access control are ideal solutions: inexpensive and easy to use, adaptable to existing access control security monitoring systems, and scalable. They are the way to go in protecting education institutions from threatening events.


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