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Meeting Compliance Regulations For Controlled Access With Security Entrances

May 24th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Meeting Compliance Regulations For Controlled Access With Security Entrances”

“Physical security and meeting compliance regulations begins with a solid plan for controlled access with security entrances.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Whether it’s HIPPA laws for medical records or FSMA regulations that apply to our national food supply, many regulatory compliance laws include guidelines or recommendations for physical security to limit access to sensitive areas. To comply, organizations must take the necessary steps to reduce the risk of intrusion, and, they must prove that they have taken reasonable actions. That’s where security entrances can play a lead role; preventing unauthorized intrusions and helping organizations meet these regulatory requirements. If you are challenged with meeting any of these regulations, this article by Pierre Bourgeix for Security Magazine is a great place to learn about the best way to structure your security entrances.

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Campus Security End Users Security Camera Systems Survey Results: 2019

May 23rd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “Campus Security End Users Security Camera Systems Survey Results: 2019”

“From fights and thefts to foiling an infant abduction, it looks like surveillance cameras have found a useful home helping to improve safety in schools, universities, and healthcare facilities.”

– Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Do you want to learn a lot about video surveillance cameras and their effectiveness in schools, universities, and healthcare facilities? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place! Check out this recent article by Rodney Bosh for Security Sales & Integration, that provides an excellent summary of their SSI sister publication Campus Safety’s 2019 Video Surveillance Survey. The material is chock-full of successes, challenges, and insights from the professionals who have these systems in use.

“Respondents were very forthcoming with praise for their security cameras, with many saying they used their video systems to investigate thefts and fights,” Campus Safety Editor-in-Chief Robin Hattersley-Gray writes.

Bonus alert…you can read the complete survey results from a link in the article itself!

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Why Small Business Cyberattacks Could Prompt Next Recession

May 14th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why Small Business Cyberattacks Could Prompt Next Recession”

“SMBs are the backbone of the U.S. Economy and also the most vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If we act now, we can improve SMB cybersecurity and strengthen the future of our economy.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


While we’re all familiar with the brands of The Fortune 1000 companies that we interact with numerous times a day many do not realize that small businesses are really the backbone of the U.S. Economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Administration, the 30 million small businesses operating in the United States employ nearly half of the total workforce. As we have pointed out in previous articles, small businesses are falling victim to a cyber-attack at an increasingly alarming rate. A recent Ponemon study found that nearly 70% of all SMBs experienced a cyber-attack in 2017 and half of them admitted to having no understanding of how to protect their company against an attack. That’s a big problem when considering the average recovery costs of a data breach for a small company can top $149,000. Most worrisome, however, is that according to a report by the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of all small companies that succumb to a cyber-attack go out of business within six months.

 

Put the pieces together and you can see why cyber-attacks could have an enormous effect on the health of the U.S. Economy. Read more about this unsettling trend and what steps we can take now to help ensure this theory does not become a reality.

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Five Small Business Cyber Security Tips From The Experts

May 6th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Five Small Business Cyber Security Tips From The Experts”

“Small business success is an ongoing challenge. Add in cybersecurity concerns and your day gets a bit worse. Thankfully, there are experts out there willing to help.”

– Glenn Baruck, eDot


Like it or not, today’s small businesses are under siege from cybercriminals. In fact, studies indicate that 43% of cyber-attacks purposely target small business. In addition, research also shows that thanks to a detrimental loss of data, revenue, resources, and reputation 60% of small businesses close up shop within six months of a cyber-attack. The good news is that this poignant article by Matt Shealy for smallbiz security contains 5 useable tips from the experts that can help you protect your data, secure your servers and promote safety across the web.

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2019 Low Voltage Wiring Guide-New Construction

April 22nd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “2019 Low Voltage Wiring Guide-New Construction”

“Very valuable piece on low voltage wiring in new construction scenarios. If you are not comfortable doing it on your own, give us, a call, and we can do it for you!”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


It’s the age of wireless devices, yet it is still essential to understand what low voltage wires you or your home builder/installer should be running when building a new home.

This article from Smarthomemastery.com will provide you with an excellent introduction into the world of low voltage wiring for new construction. Also, Tim (the author), provides an informative guide to each type of low voltage application and what you (or your installer) should be using respectively. As a bonus, Tim also sprinkles in some excellent tips for you do-it-yourselfers.

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What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

April 17th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors”

“Using counterfeit cable or wiring can be disastrous to your business or your home. With all things connected today, cutting corners upfront can lead to disaster in the end.”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


Look around your office, there are not many products not connected to something via a wire or cable. That being said, counterfeit cable and wiring is a hot topic that you should be aware of to keep your business (or home) safe. The issues are many if you or your installer uses counterfeit cabling or wire and you should be aware of the potential long-term cost of doing so. Look at this short read by Stu Tisdale for ADI Global to find out the potential hazards of using counterfeit cable and wiring and protect yourself before things get hot.

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