Always Watching, Even When You’re Not

Doug Fearing Security

The power of seeing…without watching. You’re away from the office when you get a real-time alert about an unauthorized vehicle entering the perimeter of the building, yet no one is monitoring the surveillance cameras. How are you receiving this alert? ARTECO intelligent video management is the answer. ARTECO video management software alerts personnel as the situation is occurring-even when no …

Wi-Fi Hearing Aids?

Doug Fearing Audio

Imagine attending an event – maybe it’s a speaker you have been anxious to hear or your granddaughter’s valedictorian speech at graduation-but, you can’t quite make out what they are saying.  It’s not only frustrating; it can make you feel like you are missing out on a part of life. Hearing loss is quite common as we age.  But is there a …

How Safe Are You at Work?

Doug Fearing Security

You’re sitting at your desk when you hear the click of the door opening. Do you bother to glance up to check out who’s walking in or do you choose to ignore it? Do you feel secure in your work environment and the system your employer has in place? Many employees and employers are often of the mindset that the likes …

K12 SCHOOL SECURITY IN FOCUS

Doug Fearing General, Security

Where to spend limited funds in school districts is a never ending struggle between school facilities, departments, and of course, the tax payer.  Technology changes and ever increasing violence in schools have forced schools to reallocate monies to help bring their school security needs into the 21st Century. When I was going to School in the 80’s the closest thing to …

Access Control/Keyless Entry, What’s the Difference?

Doug Fearing Security

Access Control/Keyless Entry, What’s the Difference? What is an access control system or a keyless entry system?  No matter how many systems are installed each year, many still don’t really understand these systems and the benefits of using them.  There is one common reason for using these systems and that is to protect people, assets and property. Access Control systems are about …

Tips on getting new or upgrading your CCTV (Closed Circuit TV)

Doug Fearing Security, Video

Do you love acronyms?  How about TCP/IP, CPA, DC, DVR, CTS, IR, AI, or even NVR?  If you knew that five out of the eight listed acronyms all have to do with video surveillance, then you’re on the ball.  Way to go!  Is it important to know all those? Probably not.  Is it important to work with a business partner that knows those? I would …