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Live Video Monitoring, Verification & Response

Live Video Monitoring, Verification & Response

Live video monitoring one of the most effective solutions in the electronic security toolset. When used correctly, cameras can deter crime, detect problems and provide ironclad evidence.  The additional benefit of a live video monitoring system is the positive effect...

Spring Is a Good Time to Install Smoke/CO/Water/Freeze Sensors

Spring Is a Good Time to Install Smoke/CO/Water/Freeze Sensors

With the changing seasons here in the Midwest, homeowners face constant challenges to keep their home's systems in good working order. Spring is one of the times where environmental alarm sensors become most needed. With the melting snow, fluctuating temperatures, and...

How Hosted Managed Access Control Works

How Hosted Managed Access Control Works

The term Hosted Managed Access Control defines two essential things. The first part is that the software that drives your system resides on a secure off-site server administered by our technical team. The second part is that the programming of the system is managed by...

Fire Alarm System Tests for Commercial Properties

Fire Alarm System Tests for Commercial Properties

Fire alarm testing standards According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and many local municipal codes, it is necessary to have the fire and sprinkler systems in commercial buildings tested periodically. Most cities and towns state this as a...

Residential Lockout Service

Residential Lockout Service

Just the thought of being locked out of your house creates a sense of frustration. It can happen at the most inopportune time, like when taking out the trash. Whatever the reason might be, it is not a fun experience. Furthermore, if the event does occur, you will need...

Wireless Elevator and Emergency Phone Adapter Basics

Wireless Elevator and Emergency Phone Adapter Basics

There are several reasons why replacing traditional landlines with cellular devices makes sense in elevators and two-way emergency communications. This post will cover both the phone industry's changing landscape and look at a trending security upgrade. A growing...

A Safer Holiday Season Starts With A Smart Home

A Safer Holiday Season Starts With A Smart Home

Turn your house into a smart home this holiday season. Your ADS Systems Security Expert can help pick the right solutions to expand your alarm systems' capabilities through app control and intelligent devices. This short article covers how different alarm system...

Multiple Sensors Are Better With Thermal Security Cameras

Multiple Sensors Are Better With Thermal Security Cameras

Lighting conditions, weather, distance, and other visual limitations all contribute to security cameras' performance. This post will look at security cameras that use visible light HD video capture and thermal imaging. These thermal cameras are a newer type of product...

Choose a Secure Alarm PIN Code for Your System

Choose a Secure Alarm PIN Code for Your System

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) functions primarily to verify your identity, and arm or disarm the alarm system. Similar to a password, you should only make this PIN number known to authorized users. Professionally monitored systems provide security and comfort...