Lightning Damage in Spite of Surge Protection

I have been asked the question numerous times how can there be lightning damage when surge protection was installed. The first and most common reason is that lightning did not take the path which we protected with search protection. Our security, fire, access control, close circuit TV or access control systems are hardwired with numerous

Security from Your Smart Phone

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How to Choose the Right Outdoor CCTV Camera

Whether you are protecting your home or business, it can be difficult to sift though the massive collections of manufactures' cameras and specifications to choose the right camera for your application. While camera prices are dropping and improving, it is very important to install the right quality camera that will accomplish your goals. Here are

Crime Statistics – Is Your Home or Business at Risk?

Many reporters say crime is on the decrease. But is your home or business really safe from burglary? The following F.B.I and other law enforcement agency statistics can provide some surprising answers. Residential properties accounted for over 73% of the burglaries 85% of all residential burglaries usually occur when the home is unoccupied and 65%

Knowing the Mind of a Burglar

Knowing the mind of a burglar can help you protect your home or business. Below are great tips on how to think like a burglar and use this information to protect your family and assets. -The majority of burglars look for easy targets—a house or an apartment that they can easily break into, steal from,

Why Are Commercial Fire Systems Inspected Annually?

Here are 7 reasons that you should not only have your system inspected, but inspected correctly: 1. Lives are at stake! Your fire alarm system will only operate properly if it is maintained as some impairments will not be obvious without testing! 2. To meet the requirements of your local building department, fire inspectors, and

How to Ensure Your Annual Fire Alarm Inspection is Done Correctly

With economic downturn more and more fire alarm companies are competing to keep rates low by cutting corners on required NFPA Annual Inspections. Here are the Requirements for your annual inspection: Test & visual inspection of panel functionality, LED's, fuses, etc… Test panel battery charger Battery discharge test Test & visual inspection of: -horns, strobes,

Custom Security – Alleviating Headaches for Property Managers

Custom Security would like to take this time to thank our Property Managers for the jobs they do that may be under-appreciated by anyone who isn’t completely aware of the long hours and the amount of responsibility placed on the shoulders of these very patient professionals. Many times we have heard this comment from some

Customer Spotlight: The Greenery, Inc.

Custom Security has been working on 3 prewires for security and fire in Palmetto Bluff this week and we wanted to give a shout out to the Greenery for the amazing work they do in Palmetto Bluff.  The Greenery maintains all the common areas that make Palmetto Bluff one of the most beautiful places to

Annual Fire Alarm Inspection Readiness

With the time change, most folks also change out their smoke detector batteries-an excellent habit to have. This process also gives us time to think about if our business is prepared for an annual inspection by the fire department. These are performed to assess and lessen the likelihood of a potential fire or other life-safety