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ComCom: The Best Security Company for You

ComCom: The Best Security Company for You There are a lot of security companies out there, and it can be tough to find the one that fits exactly what you need. Fortunately, there are a couple things you can look for in a security company to make sure it’s right for just your needs. Who are you protecting? This is an important question to ask before hiring your security company. What to look for in a security company will be different whether you’re looking to...
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The Importance of Construction Site Security

Construction Site Security: Keeping Your Business Safe Before it’s Open Even before your business is built, it could be at risk. Construction sites are one of the top targets for crime and vandalism. It’s very important to keep your construction sites safe from any crimes that may occur during the building of your business. Construction sites mainly get targeted for theft, vandalism, and arson. There are a few ways you can keep your construction site safe. CCTV: Closed-circuit television is a great way to keep...
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Employee Social Media a Threat to Security

Is Employee Social Media a Threat to Security? Your employee’s social media might be putting your business in danger. Certain social media websites have the ability to search the name of your business and who works there. From there, robbers can research your employees and use any information they find against them during the robbery. Now that it’s the 21st century, social media is becoming more and more prevalent. There are a couple ways you can help your business stay safe and secure. Make a policy....
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Access Control for Business Security

Access Control for Business Security It’s no secret that access control for your business is a great way to know who is entering and exiting your business at all times. There are a few types of access control though, and some are more effective than others. Photo ID Photo identification is basic and certainly not the most error-proof, but helps with initial protection. It’s as easy as it sounds: if they don’t have an employee identification card (provided by you), then they aren’t allowed into...
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Help! My Key Broke in the Lock!

Key Broke in the Lock? Keys, whether it’s your home, business, or car, go through a lot. After many years of use and abuse, it’s no surprise that sometimes the key can break. When the key breaks in the lock, however, then it becomes an issue. If this should happen to you, the first thing you should do is call your locksmith. While waiting, there are a few things you might be able to do to help out before they get there. If you were...
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Is Layered Security Too Complicated?

Is Layered Security Too Complicated? The answer is yes, but it doesn’t have to be. When you start installing security upgrades, a few things can happen. The first is that the business feels over-confident in their security and accidentally stops taking regular security measures. The second is that a security system with too many layers may be vulnerable to holes. Layered security, at its most basic definition, is when a security system doesn’t rely on just one measure for protection. For example, instead of just...
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What Your Small Business Security Needs

Small Business Security As of 2011, the United States alone had over 26 million businesses, and of those businesses 99 percent had 500 employees or fewer. The government calls these small businesses, and they’re just as important as large ones. Unfortunately, small businesses are definitely more vulnerable to security threats like theft and burglary. A thief is much more likely to target a smaller business than a huge corporate business, and there are a few reasons why: Resources: Smaller businesses don’t have the resources (aka...
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I’m Locked Out! Now What?

I’m Locked Out! What to Do in Case of a Lockout Whether it’s your car, your home, or your business, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll accidentally lock yourself out one day. Fortunately, there are a few tips you can follow to make sure you aren’t scammed by a locksmith. Prepare yourself. Keep a nearby locksmith like Community Commercial Security safe in your phone. Make sure they’re trustworthy and you know their rates before you call in an emergency. Sometimes there can be additional fees, so...
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Spotting Security Sales Scams

Spotting Security Sales Scams It’s getting to the season where door-to-door salesmen might try to scam you to gain access into your business or house. Keep yourself and your business secure by following these few tips before allowing anyone into your business or home. Check their identification. If someone comes to your door claiming to be a security salesman, they should have identification on them. If they don’t, don’t let them in. If they do have some sort of identification on them, call that company and make...
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The Dynamic Duo: Video Surveillance and Access Control

The Lowdown on Video and Access Control Both surveillance and access control can provide a good amount of security on their own, but coupled together they can provide the highest of security essentials for your business. Access control is exactly as it sounds: controlling and keeping record of exactly who enters your business and when. Whether it’s a special key card or a code for each employee, access control can help you keep an eye on who is where. If you start to notice inventory...
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