6 Ways Smart Technology Is Useful on Farms

You don’t have to have an internet connection to install ‘Smart Home’ tech gadgets in your home, farm, or rural property. If an internet connection isn’t available, Smart Home features can be channeled through a cellular device installed in your alarm control panel. Smart Home tech isn’t just for city slickers. There are actually a lot of smart home features that that can come in handy around the farm or out on rural homesteads. What is Smart Home Technology and How Does It Work? A ‘Smart Home’ is a residence with appliances, lighting, security, heating, air conditioning, entertainment systems, and... Read More »

Passing a Commercial Fire Marshal Inspection in Virginia

If you’re building or renovating commercial property in Virginia, passing a fire safety inspection from your local or state fire marshal is a requirement. Navigating the complex waters of Virginia fire safety regulations and fire codes isn’t straightforward or easy. Failing to pass an inspection leads to delays and added costs. Contrary to what many commercial contractors have experienced in the past, it is actually possible to pass a fire inspection on the first attempt. How Fire Systems Fail Inspections Depending on the size of the building, there can be a great number of parts and pieces involved in a... Read More »

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 »

Replacing Church Keys With Electronic Access Control

Replacing a traditional Lock and Key system in a church or other place of worship with Electronic Access Control can help your religious facility manage risks. Churches operate in an environment where they are responsible for providing a safe place for Worship and Fellowship, while maintaining an open and inviting atmosphere. By electrifying certain doors and granting/denying access electronically, churches can manage their responsibility more effectively. Having a better understanding of who’s coming and going from your worship facility will help you minimize some of the dangers and problems associated with operating such a facility. In this blog, we’ll provide... 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 »

Lynchburg Is One of the Safest Cities in the U.S.

We love Lynchburg, Virginia! Low unemployment, reasonably priced real estate, a low cost of living, a vibrant downtown, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a rich historical past, and great public schools are just a few of the reasons Lynchburg is leading the region in population growth. On top of this outstanding track record, Lynchburg also boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for a city of this size. One travel directory ranked Lynchburg as the 6th safest mid-size city in the U.S. Despite Lynchburg’s outstanding crime record, that doesn’t mean families should let down their guard.... 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 »

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