Entries by Bob Gamble

Better Bar and Restaurant Security in 2023

Throughout the Tri-State Area, our cities and townships are making intentional efforts to create safer dining and social environments in 2023. Everything from alcohol service to high amounts of onsite cash can put a restaurant at risk of theft and legal liabilities. This risk calls for advanced security camera technology. If your current cameras aren’t recording clearly enough to identify faces, monitor the alcohol consumption behavior of patrons, and make sure the cash is being handled properly, it’s time for a strategic camera conversion. Here’s what you may be interested in as you boost your bar or restaurant security this new year. 

Fight Against Holiday Fires in Your Business

The holidays are in full swing, and maybe you’ve made an effort to create a fun holiday atmosphere at your place of business. This is very common at all types of establishments, from retail storefronts, to restaurants, to medical offices. Decorating for the holidays is a wonderful way to support employee morale and help customers feel welcome this time of year. However, it’s important to take the right precautions when it comes to the risks of holiday fires. The decorations and other mechanisms we use during the season can elevate the risk of a fire starting. With that in mind, here are the measures to take for protecting your business from a holiday fire. 

Avoid Cooking Fires this Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and many of us will be making full use of our kitchens. It’s fun to immerse ourselves in cooking and baking this time of year, but it also requires special attention to fire prevention. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve coming in at a close second and third. To reduce the risk of a holiday cooking fire happening at your home, consider this important fire and life safety information. 

Reliable Government Security for the Tri-State Area

Government properties of all sizes are mandated to have rock solid security systems. That’s what Security Instrument provides: government security throughout the Tri-State Area that’s comprised of the most modern technology available, and aligned with today’s most critical security needs. Those needs are often driven by security trends, identified here. 

How Home Security Fights Tri-State Area Home Invasion

Home invasion is on the rise throughout the region, from Delaware and Pennsylvania to New Jersey and Maryland. Now is the time to make sure you and those you love have the protection of home security. Tri-State Area homeowners need the peace of mind that motion-triggered alarms and cameras provide. Here are some ways these systems can help you fight home invasion. 

Video Surveillance to Catch Delaware Catalytic Converter Thieves

The catalytic converter theft epidemic has been sweeping the nation for quite some time, and Delaware is no different. Delaware State Police are doing their part to educate the public on what’s driving this trend and how we can work together to fight it. Meanwhile, a Delaware catalytic converter theft bill was recently passed that requires catalytic converter buyers to report each sale. But why do thieves steal catalytic converters, and what can you do about it if they happen on your commercial property? Here’s the critical info. 

Business Security for Your Summer Vacation

Before the pandemic, nearly 50% of business owners claimed it was difficult to unplug if they took a vacation. More than 40% said they rarely, if ever, took vacations at all. Now, in the post-pandemic era, there are many different schools of thought for how businesses can and should operate. 

Life Safety for Public Facilities

Having life safety devices installed is the responsibility and requirement of every public facility. At Security Instrument, we supply those devices so that public facilities under construction, upgrade or retrofit can get their life safety solutions from a single source. Here’s what public facility managers can expect from our life safety services.