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3 Steps to Secure Your Office Against Threats

Posted by William Finn on 10/20/2016 to Buisness Security
3 Steps to Secure Your Office Against Threats
3 Steps to Secure Your Office Against Threats

Your office space is an asset, but also a liability and you may not realize it. It provides an access point for thieves or malicious individuals to reach your staff and valuables. From lobbies to server areas to break rooms, owners, managers and supervisors must protect offices from theft, vandalism, and danger. Here's how:

The Best Places to Hide a Spare Key

Posted by Discount Security Store on 10/5/2016 to Buisness Security
Its convenient to keep a spare house key in case you lose your regular keys. But is your spare keys hiding place too convenient? Convenient enough for a burglar to easily find it?  Under a welcome mat, a rock or flower pot near the front door are easy marks for a cunning burglar.   Your wallet is also another terrible place to hide a spare key  not only do they have the key if your wallet is stolen, but they have the address, as well.  We provide you some great options below:

6 Foolproof Ways to Pick a Secure Alarm Code for Your Security System

Posted by Discount Security Store on 9/29/2016 to Buisness Security

Nothing is more important than making sure you and your loved ones are safe, which is why 63 million Americans have an active alarm system in their homes.  But even a high-tech alarm system is only as good as the security code used to disarm it. For example, burglars can easily crack these weak alarm codes: 

  • Sequential numbers like 1234 or 5678
  • Your birthday or anniversary
  • Repeated pairs like 4040
  • Same number repeated, such as 2222

Dome Security Cameras

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/27/2016 to Buisness Security
Dome Security Cameras are named for their dome like shape. Dome cameras are commonly used in surveillance systems inside of homes, casinos, retail stores, and restaurants. This is because dome cameras are more fashionable and blend in very well to their surroundings.

Clearance Access Control Items on Sale

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/22/2016 to Buisness Security
When you're looking for top-of-the-line security products and accessories, access control systems and CCTV equipment, Discount Security Store is the only name you need to know. We deliver cutting-edge security solutions that meet the highest standards for control and performance, no matter what business your company is in. While you always get the best prices at Discount Security Store, as backed up by our 30-Day Low Price Guarantee, the security products in our Clearance Items section offer even bigger discounts. See all of our Clearance Access Control Items on Sale @ 

3 Basic Security Devices to Help Protect Your Business

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/21/2016 to Buisness Security
Security threats to businesses nowadays have become multi-faceted. It is no longer sufficient to bolt the door and leave for the day knowing that a crowbar can easily pry open an establishment that has only a single layer of defense. Intruders, too, have kept up with the times by using sophisticated equipment to get their hands even on assets that companies put under stringent encryption or electronic safe.

Visitor Access Control

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/21/2016 to Buisness Security
Since the days of the most basic access control systems – locks and keys – the access systems industry has always kept pace with the latest advancements in electronics and technology. That’s why today, you have more options than just one when choosing access systems for your business. We carry a wide range of visitor access control systems.

Proximity Cards and Readers

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/21/2016 to Buisness Security
A proximity card or prox card is a "contactless" smart card which can be read without inserting it into a reader device, as required by earlier magnetic stripe cards such as credit cards and "contact" type smart cards.

Proximity Cards at Discount Security Store

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/18/2016 to Buisness Security
Proximity cards, also known as prox cards, are low frequency 125 kHz credentials that feature an embedded metallic antenna coil that stores cardholder data. Data stored on a proximity card, key fob or tag can be detected by a reader when the proximity card is passed within range. Proximity cards are commonly used as access control cards, and are also used in security, identification, ticketing, toll, and other applications that require fast processing speeds.

Request to Exit Devices

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/12/2016 to Buisness Security
Request to exit devices are used with access control systems to allow passage through locked doors from the protected side of controlled entry points.  Request to exit buttons open the electronic or magnetic locking devices without requiring the individual to present credentials.  In the United States, fire codes require request to exit devices in access control installations to ensure people don’t get trapped in burning facilities.  Request to exit devices come in many varieties, but the purpose of all types and models is the same.

Digital Locksets

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/3/2016 to Buisness Security
With a digital lockset you can use your own personal code to enter your home with just a few simple pushes of a button and lock it with just one. You also get more control over who has access to your home. Add a level of security and style to your business or home with a digital lockset which is becoming to be a central device of access control systems and a standard in security engineering.  The ultimate in convenience and security, digital locksets are the new paradigm replacing the age-old lock and key.

All About Smart Cards

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 5/7/2016 to Buisness Security
A smart card resembles a credit card in size and shape, but inside it is completely different. First of all, it has an inside -- a normal credit card is a simple piece of plastic. The inside of a smart card usually contains an embedded microprocessor. The microprocessor is under a gold contact pad on one side of the card. Think of the microprocessor as replacing the usual magnetic stripe on a credit card or debit card.

The Business Benefits of PTZ Security Cameras

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 5/6/2016 to CCTV
The PTZ in PTZ cameras stand for pan, tilt and zoom – the three things a PTZ camera can do that other security cameras can’t. The mobility it offers makes it a great choice for surveying large open spaces, but its price makes buying one for a small store or an office perhaps overkill. Still if you have large physical security concerns a color PTZ is the way to go to protect your business.

Proximity Cards at Discount Security Store

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 4/21/2016 to Buisness Security
Proximity cards, also known as prox cards, are low frequency 125 kHz credentials that feature an embedded metallic antenna coil that stores cardholder data. Data stored on a proximity card, key fob or tag can be detected by a reader when the proximity card is passed within range.

All About Electric Door Strikes

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 4/4/2016 to Buisness Security
An electric door strike is an access control device used for doors. It replaces the fixed strike faceplate often used with a latchbar (also known as a keeper). Like a fixed strike, it normally presents a ramped surface to the locking latch allowing the door to close and latch just like a fixed strike would. However, an electric strike's ramped surface can, upon command, pivot out of the way when the lock on the door is in the locked position and the door is opened, allowing a user to open the door without operating the mechanical lock or using a mechanical key. After the door is opened past the keeper, the keeper returns to its standard position and re-locks when power is removed or applied, depending upon the strike's configuration.

Tips on Evaluating Your Business Security System Provider

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 3/22/2016 to Buisness Security
Spring is a great time to take stock of what’s working for your company, what isn’t, and where you need to make changes. One critical area often overlooked by businesses is their security system—is the service delivering effective protection at a reasonable price, or is it time for a new partner? Here are 5 critical questions to ask your current business security system provider:

Be Sure to Lock Your Garage Door

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 3/18/2016 to Buisness Security
It’s happened to us all. You think you may have forgotten to turn off the light or TV before you left home.  Maybe you forgot to lock your car door when going into work. Maybe it was another door you forgot. Have you ever spent the day worrying that you forgot to close your garage door? When we leave the house we all go through a mental check list of what needs to be turned off or locked. Even though the garage door (either man door or overhead) is a security concern for home owners, police officers point out that the door most commonly left unlocked is the outside entry door to your garage.

Retail Loss Prevention Tech Trends for 2016

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 2/27/2016 to Buisness Security
When it came to loss prevention back in the day, retailers hired security guards, off-duty police officers, or other such folks to catch criminals trying to rip off their stores. The effectiveness of a retailer’s business security was mainly judged in terms of the number of arrests its security personnel made. Times have changed, however. Now the name of the game is “loss prevention,” minimizing retail loss rather than making a lot of arrests. To that end, retailers are turning to innovative technology to help them mitigate theft and fraud. Here are the four trends in “asset protection technology” for 2016, according to the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

6 Common Building Security Mistakes That You Must Avoid

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 2/20/2016 to Buisness Security
In a commercial environment, building security is critical for protecting the occupants of the building and their property. Unfortunately, some elements of security are forgotten or assumed leading to huge losses. Insufficient security and lack of items like CCTV systems in the U.S. can be as bad as lack of security altogether, and below are some of the common mistakes that you must stay clear of.

IP for Cutting Edge Physical Access Control

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 1/26/2016 to Buisness Security
Just as IP (Internet Protocol) revolutionized the deployment and features of CCTV/video surveillance, IP is having an equally profound effect on physical access control. With traditional analog physical control systems, each device– door locks, card readers, door position switches, door handles, etc. – must be hardwired individually to a central control unit for control interface and power.  Today, this is gone resulting in upgraded IP technology.

Prevent Shoplifting This Christmas Season

Posted by Discount Security Store on 12/19/2015 to CCTV
The Christmas season is the time for cheer and goodwill- but unfortunately it’s also prime time for shoplifting. The Center for Retail Research shows a 20% increase in shoplifting over the Christmas holidays. So although it’s important to get your store decorated and feeling festive for your shoppers, it’s also very important to increase your security measures over the holidays.

Business Security Solutions for Different Businesses

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 12/16/2015 to Buisness Security
Menus change with the restaurant or even the season. Parts change with a car’s make and model. Your business is unique and continually changing. So why isn’t your security?  As your business grows, so too should your security measures. With an estimated 345,031 robberies nationwide reported in 2015, businesses like yours are at risk for losing cash and other inventory. However, every business has risks specific to both its industry and its operations. As such, your businesses must ensure that security solutions are carefully tuned to your specific needs.

When You Should Change Your Door Locks

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 12/16/2015 to Buisness Security
Although the best way to protect your family and your valuables is by installing a home security system, changing the locks on your doors is also an important safety measure that you shouldn’t overlook. If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t given much thought to getting new or at least re-keying the existing locks. That doesn’t mean you have to change your door locks on a regular basis the way you have to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Rather, there are certain times when you should consider replacing or re-keying the locks on your doors, including:

Business Security - Shoplifting Prevention

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 12/15/2015 to Buisness Security
It is estimated that 35.8% of annual losses due to shrinkage are attributed to shoplifting. The #1 reason for shoplifting is that it is easy and there is little or no risk involved. The challenge is having the ability to spot a shoplifter before he or she commits the crime. Unfortunately shoplifters come in many shapes and sizes. A shoplifter can be rich or poor. Young or old. Male or female. The point here is, you can’t tell just by looking at people whether or not they will steal from you. One thing may be certain; shoplifters tend to behave in similar ways. Knowing what behaviors to look for may help you reduce or avoid becoming a victim of shoplifting.

Business Security - Robbery Prevention Strategy & Tips

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 12/15/2015 to Buisness Security
A robbery prevention strategy can help you and your business reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim. Unlike burglary and theft, which are crimes against property, robbery is a crime against people. Robbery is a crime that puts you, your employees and your customers in physical danger. In the U.S. alone, a commercial robbery is committed every four minutes. That’s more than 100,000 robberies each year. For your own safety and that of others, do not try to be a hero. Prevention strategies can be great deterrents to criminal behavior.