An online survey found that 93% of Americans say their home security system should contact authorities in the event of a burglary, fire or other incident at their home. It also found that 63% of Americans say MIY security systems are not as safe as professionally-monitored systems.
Stephen Sellner · March 09, 2016
Some alarm contractors might assume their insurance policies will cover them in the event of a claim filed against them. But when installing security systems for certain types of businesses, insurance might not be there for you, leaving you to self-fund your legal defense.
By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · March 07, 2016
It took less than 24 hours for Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith to see the return on investment for the surveillance cameras she bought on her own credit card for the jail. A massive fight was recorded by the security cameras, which resulted in only moderate injuries.
SSI Staff · March 04, 2016
Ascent Capital Group reported a modest increase in revenue in the fourth quarter and full year in its financial report. It also stated that home security alarm monitoring company Monitronics International's subscriber accounts rose slightly.
SSI Staff · February 29, 2016
Rapid Response opened its business in Syracuse, N.Y. in 1992. Today, the security company services 1,700 companies and more than 1 million subscribers.
SSI Staff · February 25, 2016
Young Chevrolet in Dallas hired Eyewitness Surveillance to replace its previous security solution of security guards and has already reaped the benefits of the video surveillance.
SSI Staff · February 24, 2016
SSI Monitoring Matters columnist Peter Giacalone explains why companies need to stay in contact with their customers to avoid the competition swooping in.
Peter Giacalone · January 29, 2016
UGI Energy Services went with Genetec Omnicast IP video surveillance to help increase live monitoring on its work sites. The IP cameras have increased security on the sites by delivering snapshots of video feeds when motion is detected. Its security center can then decide what step to take next.
SSI Staff · January 28, 2016
The Memphis Police Department has installed approximately 600 Hikvision analog and IP video surveillance cameras around the city. The increase in cameras and monitoring of video feeds has led to more cases taken to court.
SSI Staff · January 27, 2016
For the second consecutive year, Sonitrol-Kimberlite's central alarm monitoring station set the record for assists in law enforcement apprehensions. The company says its advantage is its operators assessing disturbances before alarm systems are triggered.
SSI Staff · January 21, 2016