As security integrators, it’s easy to get pigeonholed into the installation and deployment phase of our services. The truth is, our expertise begins even before the design phase of your equipment. Here are the steps we take as we prepare to integrate your security system, from design to deployment. 

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Once upon a time, commercial security systems were an “all or nothing” proposition that offered you two choices: Arm the system for the entire property, or don’t arm it at all. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case. The solutions are much more flexible now, thanks to an easy-to-use graphic touchscreen keypad. Delaware business security customers of Security Instrument can use their simple arming options menu on the keypad panel to choose which sections of the property need protection, at whatever times they choose.

 

Perimeter Protection

When you select the “perimeter” option on your security keypad, the system will provide protection to the perimeter of your building. Perimeter protection means the alarm is armed for your building exterior only. The exterior doors and windows will be secured, but the sensors inside your building will be unarmed. This allows for free movement throughout the inside of the premises, while the outside remains protected by the alarm.

All Protection

Using your keypad to select the “all” arming option means that both the perimeter and the interior of your property will be protected. This is best for afterhours, weekends and any time the building will be vacant for a period of time. Your site administrator can use the keypad to quickly arm the entire building at the end of every day, and rest assured that it will be protected with vigilant sensors that will quickly activate the alarm in the event of an intrusion.

Additional Features

The graphic touchscreen keypad is your on-premises window to everything your business security system can do. One of the most helpful security features on the keypad is the panic button, which you can find on the carousel menu. In the event you need to use the panic button, simply press and hold the desired shield to indicate whether you need police, emergency or fire services.

In addition, you can use your keypad to enable Z-wave features for energy and money saving on lighting and indoor climate control.

And, keep in mind: You or your site administrator can also manage the security system from anywhere with a smartphone. To learn more about using your graphic touchscreen keypad, check out this video; and for those who have not yet taken steps to protect their properties with business security, Delaware businesses can contact Security Instrument. We look forward to assisting you.

About Security Instrument

From Fortune 500 to local SMB’s throughout the Tri-State area, Security Instrument integrates custom security systems to meet the needs of commercial clients.

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Over the years, we have learned a lot about what companies are looking for in access control entry. Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey employers are often navigating the challenges of using electronic access control systems to secure the premises, while still maintaining an environment where employees feel they are valued and trusted. It’s tough, but it can be done. Here are some ways to handle it. 

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Churches and other places of worship are especially vulnerable to environmental dangers like fire and carbon monoxide (CO). Here are some facts on the risk of fires and carbon monoxide leaks at churches, and how Security Instrument can design a custom fire alarm system so that Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania can be protected. 

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Churches and other worship centers throughout the region are gearing up for the high traffic holiday season, when they tend to welcome more visitors than other time of year. If a church is lacking in security technology, it can be a risky time of year as well. Security Instrument has installed church security throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 1960; we know the security challenges that church properties face, and we have solutions to help meet them head-on. Here are some of the security objectives we can help church security managers accomplish. 

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False alarms can lead to a variety of unwanted repercussions, including fines, consumption of police resources, and ownership dissatisfaction. Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent them from happening at your home or business. For customers of our security company in the Mid-Atlantic, here are some tips for preventing false alarms at your property.

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New customers of our Delaware security company often inquire about the consequences of false alarms. When an alarm is triggered for a reason other than intrusion, it is much more than an audible nuisance. Here are some of the main repercussions of false alarms, and why avoiding them should be taken seriously.

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From military bases to K-12 public schools, government property security is currently a heightened concern. Whether you manage security for a federal property or a local municipal campus, you need security solutions that address the current risks you’re facing. At Security Instrument, here are the solutions we recommend. 

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The five most reported crimes in Delaware include Destruction, Vandalism and Damage of Property. We’ve already talked about how maximizing your lighting can help you reduce your risk of being victimized by vandalism; now, it’s time to discuss other ways to improve your business security. Delaware business owners can do more to fight vandalism with these measures. 

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It was recently reported that Destruction, Vandalism and Damage of Property is at the top of the list for the five most reported crimes in Delaware. Fortunately, there is security technology that can help you protect your business from these crimes. Alarms and video surveillance are critical, but you can start with an even more low tech solution. For instance, one of the most underrated, yet powerful ways to protect your business is with better lighting. 

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