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Tech that Can Help Seniors Live Independently

Have you asked if your parents want to ‘age in place’ or hit the bingo scene at a retirement community? Retirement communities are a draw for some, no more yard work, no cooking or dishes, loads of activities, and potential friends around every corner. But AARP studies suggest nearly 90% of seniors would rather stay in their own home as long as possible. A further 82% of seniors would stay even when their day-to-day lives require some level of assistance. The AARP Is Helping Seniors Find Ways to Continue Living Independently The AARP has gone to great lengths to figure... Read More »

Security Risks of Supply Chain Automation

If your business takes physical goods to market, the process of delivering those goods to their final destination can have a massive impact on a company’s overall performance. Likewise, being ahead of the learning curve in adapting to the latest supply chain technological solutions can give companies a competitive advantage over their competition. Automation, data collection & analysis, and the ability to track cargo in real time as it moves along the supply chain are revolutionizing how products make their way to market around the globe. Automation of the Supply Chain Automated cranes, fork lifts, and other equipment are being... Read More »

Security for Warehouses, Equipment & Cargo

If you ship or store products, those items are vulnerable to theft. According to the FBI, $30 billion worth of cargo is stolen in the U.S. every single year. Theft can occur at any point in the supply chain: site of production, during shipping, in a storage warehouse, or at port. It’s not usually feasible to have a trusted set of eyes on your goods at all times throughout the entire shipping process. Fortunately, camera systems, security systems, and tracking devices can help to keep secure goods as you bring them to market. The First Line of Supply Chain Security... Read More »

Virginia Beach Is One of the Safest Cities in the U.S.

We love Virginia Beach, Virginia! It’s one of the most fun, unique, and now safest places to live in the United States. People are always amazed to learn crime in Virginia Beach is the lowest it’s been since 1963! A bad reputation is not always easy to kick, and many still remember that at one point the City of Virginia Beach wasn’t a very safe place. With a lot of hard work and reforms, Virginia Beach has turned full circle and become an incredible place to live, work, and play. How Virginia Beach Ranks Among Similar U.S. Cities In fact,... Read More »

Vacation Safety Tips

Going on vacation is exciting.  Having your money or valuables stolen is not.  Before your next trip, create a plan that will help you, and your belongings, stay safe on vacation. Hotel Safes Most hotels have an in-room safe where you can stash tablets, important travel documents or other valuables while you are out. While hotel safes are a good deterrent and a much better option than leaving your valuables out in the open or unprotected, they aren’t 100% guarantee.  Yes you should use the hotel safe but we still wouldn’t recommend storing something extremely valuable or irreplaceable, like you... Read More »

Preventing Arson and Vandalism in Places of Worship

Many of the brave men and women that first traveled across the wild Atlantic to settle our great land did so to escape religious persecution, so it’s no wonder that our founding fathers fought so adamantly for Freedom of Religion. Though this fundamental right is protected by our Constitution, some take it upon themselves to lash out at those with differing beliefs. Be it mental illness, a troubled childhood, prejudice, intolerance, the result of indoctrination and conditioning, or simply evil intentions, places of worship have a long history of being targeted by those that wish to do others harm. It’s... Read More »

Important Emergency Numbers for Virginia Beach

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1. To contact the United States Coast Guard in a maritime emergency, use VHF-FM Channel 16 (156.8 MHz). A good rule of thumb for knowing when to call 9-1-1 or the Coast Guard is to consider if someone’s life is in danger. If the answer is yes or you aren’t entirely sure, let the 9-1-1 operator decide what to do next. They may tell you to hang up and call a non-emergency number, which is better than risking the alternative. Aside from 9-1-1, there are other ways of communicating with emergency personnel. We recommend printing out... Read More »

Minimizing False Alarms in Hampton Roads Virginia

False alarms can be a major hassle for homeowners, business owners, and emergency responders. Any number of things may cause a false alarm, but the important thing is that you take corrective measures to remedy the issue if it happens. Most municipalities forgive your first false alarm call, but don’t be surprised if you get charged increasing fines for subsequent calls. In this article, we’ll evaluate how municipalities in the Tidewater Region of Virginia deal with false alarms, summarize the primary causes, and discuss why solving the issue is so important. False Alarm Fees in Hampton Roads Virginia Check with... Read More »

What is a PTZ Camera?

If you’re a commercial business looking into a video security system, you might be wondering if pan-tilt-zoom cameras (PTZ cameras) would be a worthwhile addition. We don’t recommend PTZ cameras in every commercial video install project, but we do recommend them when a client has a specific need for monitoring large open areas. There are also versions of this camera in which only the lens pans and moves called virtual-pan-tilt-zoom (VPTZ). Camera systems aren’t just for security. Universities, lecture halls, concert areas, and an array of other situations might call for a need to install PTZ cameras. The latest advances... Read More »

What Do Burglars Look For?

Ever wonder what burglars are actually after when they break into a home? It’s not surprising that the #1 item is cash, but what about the other items they’re after? On average, a typical burglar has about 15 minutes to be in and out of your house, and that means they usually have items in mind before they even enter the residence. Here’s a quick rundown of what thieves are looking for: Cash – 88% of Americans still carry cash, which is a surprising figure considering the usage of debit and credit cards. Burglars know this and cash is untraceable... Read More »

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