Video Surveillance Solutions for Government and Municipal Security

Video Surveillance Solutions for Government and Municipal Security

Whether you manage security for a federal property in Arizona, an Arizona state government property, or a local municipal building, you need security technology that eliminates vulnerabilities and protects the premises from crime. At Accel Communications, that’s exactly what we have provided to government properties throughout the state, from military installations, to public schools, to state and local government service buildings. Depending on your needs, we may recommend these measures. 

Shifting Your Construction Budget to Building Security in Phoenix

Shifting Your Construction Budget to Building Security in Phoenix

Thanks to interest rate hikes and water supply concerns, the construction market has slowed in Phoenix. This is a good time for development companies and building ownership to shift their construction budgets to making improvements to their existing buildings  — and one of the best places to shift the budget to is building security.

Ensuring Security and Convenience in Multifamily Homes

Ensuring Security and Convenience in Multifamily Homes

Multifamily homes present unique challenges when it comes to security and access control. With multiple residents sharing common spaces and amenities, it can be challenging to ensure that everyone is safe and secure. However, modern technology has provided innovative solutions that make it easier than ever to manage access control and enhance the resident experience.

5 Reasons Why Card Readers Are Important for Access Control

1. Card readers provide a more modern way to open doors than traditional keys. Keys have been used to open doors for centuries, but with the advent of card readers, they are becoming a thing of the past. Card readers provide a more modern and convenient way to open doors than traditional keys.

6 Essential Security Technologies You Need for Your Business

6 Essential Security Technologies You Need for Your Business

Ever wondered if your security program at your business was set up to handle all the different kinds of threats or events that could pose a threat? You are probably aware of video surveillance and door sensors, but what other technology exists that could keep your assets safe? 

4 Reasons You Need Intrusion Detection at Your Business

4 Reasons You Need Intrusion Detection at Your Business

When many people think about intrusion detection systems, such as those that use camera monitoring, glass breaking detection, remote access, motion detection, or other technologies, they perceive it to be a singular use, one-dimensional investment that will make a loud noise or alert you when an event is occurring. But actually, an intrusion detection system can do a lot more for your business. Here are four reasons we consider to be very impactful. 

Multi-Housing Security for Post-Pandemic Construction in Arizona

All sectors have been impacted by the economic fluctuations of the past few years, including the construction industry. If you own a multi-housing building in Arizona, construction companies have your livelihood in their hands. Fortunately, their industry is experiencing a rebound in the post-pandemic era.  

Improving Apartment Security in Summer

Summer has been a time of heightened crime throughout the apartment complexes of Arizona. From a robbery attempt at a Tucson complex in June, to teens opening fire on police officers after committing a burglary in Glendale, there have been numerous crimes of concern in local multi-housing this summer. 

Using Video Surveillance to Stop Loitering in Arizona

Using Video Surveillance to Stop Loitering in Arizona

Nearly every business with a storefront will be confronted with the problem of loitering at some point. Unfortunately, the commonality of loitering doesn’t make it a trivial matter. Loitering is more than just a nuisance; when it’s a persistent issue, loitering can prevent patrons from entering not just once or twice, but permanently. This can create a devastating domino effect and lead to a business ultimately shutting its doors for good.  

Transforming Your Cameras Into Business Intelligence Tools

Transforming Your Cameras Into Business Intelligence Tools

In addition to alerting your organization to intrusion from the outside and occupational fraud from within, our security cameras can transform your video surveillance system into a critical business intelligence platform. Here is some information on the value of business intelligence, and how your small business can use it to an advantage. 

Banking Security Systems to Prevent Occupational Fraud

Internal theft is a crime often associated with the retail and food service industries. However, professional sectors like finance are extremely hard-hit by incidents of internal theft and occupational fraud committed by employees. But what constitutes fraud, and how can the right banking security systems help with its prevention? Here are the answers. 

Banking security

Banking Security Systems and Solutions

The financial sector is more vulnerable to security breaches than nearly any other industry, and our local region has experienced it firsthand recently. On March 25, the FBI took a serial bank robber off the streets of Phoenix after he hit four local bank branches from November through March. Bank robberies are not antiquated occurrences; they still happen, and the perpetrators have become more shrewd at carrying out the crime. To protect financial institutions throughout Arizona, Accel Communications offers a variety of banking security systems. Our solutions include the following. 

Using What You Have When Upgrading Video Security Systems

In recent months, there have been numerous armed robbery incidents throughout the business community in Phoenix. Because video security systems can help protect your business if it’s targeted by criminals, now is the right time to ensure you have adequate video surveillance coverage. If you have cameras installed, it may still be time for an upgrade to cloud video storage so you can check cameras more quickly and access footage on demand. 

Access Control Systems for Arizona Apartments with Young Tenants

Access control systems have all but replaced traditional keys for modern apartment buildings. If you operate Arizona apartment buildings that have not yet transitioned to electronic access control, you’re missing out on the next generation of loyal tenants. Here’s why you want to do all you can to attract them, and how access control can help.   

Smart Tech Solutions for Multi-Family Buildings

If you manage a multi-family building, the stakes are high to keep your residents satisfied with the standard of living and amenities provided. In order to continue renewing leases, tenants want a building that helps them develop community, that intangible quality that transforms a pleasant living environment into a sought-out living experience.

Security of Your Data and Signals

There has been tremendous growth in the electronic security industry throughout the pandemic, as more organizations have become concerned about the breaches of their buildings and assets. With so many new accounts going online, the need for backing up security system monitoring data continues to deepen. 

Your Alarm Account, Your Choice

Some alarm monitoring providers dictate the terms of your account to a stringent degree. At Accel Communications, we know our business security customers are smart enough to make their own choices.

Video Surveillance Trends for the New Year

Every year, security technologies should incrementally improve to align services with the needs of the public. Fortunately, video surveillance has met expectations for 2022. Here are the trends we can expect to see in that space over the next year. 

Contact-Free Access Control is Here

In the age of extreme cautiousness due to COVID concerns, employers are facing the challenge of providing contact-free ways to grant access to their facilities. Fortunately, that technology is here. 

What is the Access Anywhere Approach?

There are important benefits to having a locally owned and operated security integrator. If your facility is in the greater Phoenix area, we are just a phone request away anytime you need us to come to your site. But what about those times when you aren’t at your Phoenix site? That’s okay too, because of our Anywhere Anywhere approach.  

Controlling Building Access When IT is Limited

In the post-COVID business climate, companies are downsizing all over the Phoenix metro area. If your business is one of them, you need tools that can make up for the limited IT support you have now. One of those tools is Access Brivo Onair, which is a security platform that’s ideal for security managers with smaller IT staff — especially if they manage multiple buildings or properties, as many administrators do. If this describes your scenario, here are some advantages Access Brivo Onair can provide. 

Managing Contractor Access and Credentials

The Phoenix metro area ranks #3 in the nation for new apartment construction, and the region is #1 in rent growth for 2021. Those numbers make it clear that contractors are staying busy constructing the buildings your property management company will run. But once construction is finished, you need to remove the contractor’s access for the security of the building — and, chances are, you don’t have time to chase them down for their access cards.    

Extra Security for Your Summer Hours

Maybe your summer hours mean shorter days because of slower crowds, or longer nights because of a packed house. If you’d like to devote some time to enjoying more of the summer yourself, then maybe it means an extra day or two of closure every week to give yourself a break. Whatever changes you make to your business hours for the summer, here are some extra considerations that can help boost your security. 

Strengthening Your Surveillance Cybersecurity

The news has been dominated by reports of cybersecurity attacks that impair the systems we rely on for our living essentials: food, energy and vehicle fuel. There are also frequent attempts to breach the systems of retailers, creditors, healthcare systems and financial institutions. Whatever your business is, protecting your network from cyberattack is a critical responsibility that has major implications for your customers. 

What Cloud Storage Means for You

There’s a lot of talk about the cloud, but what does cloud storage really mean in terms of what it can do for your video surveillance? Here are some things you can look forward to by shifting your video storage to the cloud, specifically if you choose the cloud storage we offer from Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. 

Five-Step Technology Roadmap for Commercial Security

Every commercial enterprise wants to do security correctly, but it\’s easy to be intimidated by the emerging technologies involved. Using this roadmap, you can see how simple the technology is and understand the basics of commercial security. 

Assessing and Improving Physical Security for Your Workplace in 2021

Information security in the workplace is still vitally important – but in 2021, physical security needs to move to the front seat. As you turn your focus to improving physical security at your business, your first step should be a security audit. This is the foundation you need to keep your office safe from intruders, burglars and others who would breach your building’s security. Here are some of the measures that can be examined during your security audit.

How Smart Security Can Automate Your Office

There are offices, and then there are smart offices: workspaces that have the technology needed to operate in an automated fashion. If you’re a business owner, automating your office with smart technology is a great way to decrease the amount of time you spend managing an office, and increase the amount of time you spend building a business. Here are some examples of smart security solutions that can help you automate your office in the coming year.

Transforming Business Operations with Modern Security Systems

Adding access control technology to your security system is about much more than physical safety and protecting property. The truth is, the right security solution can also be the catalyst for your business to become more efficient from an operational standpoint. Here are some ways that having modern security system, equipped with the right access control technology, can transform your business operations.

5 Security Investments to Budget For

Retailers have been forced to tighten their belts for 2021, but the events of 2020 have also created new security risks for employees and customers while triggering a major uptick in vandalism and theft. As next year’s budget is being ordered, here are five security investment suggestions to consider.

4 Workplace Safety Tips You Can Easily Implement

Every seven seconds in America, someone is injured on the job. Even more troubling than that reality is the fact that no industry is immune to workplace injuries. But there’s good news: Most, if not all, workplace injuries can be prevented. Here are four safety tips to help. 

Why You Need an Intelligent Security System for Your Business

A security system may be the only thing that stands between your business and disaster, so doesn’t your company deserve an affordable and smart security solution? You may think that you can’t afford the latest in security technology, but can you afford not to buy one that actually protects your employees, visitors, and assets?

Mitigating Risk with Video Surveillance During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to significantly affect the way businesses operate, companies try to find smarter ways to combat an invisible threat. The only positive takeaway is if businesses learn from these lessons to invest in resources and solutions that can mitigate future risks. Video surveillance offers better ways to do things and can help reduce the impact of future pandemics and catastrophes.

Hands-Free Security Considerations for a Safer Workplace

The year 2020 has been a difficult one, to say the least, as COVID-19 disrupted how everyone in the world does business. Now companies everywhere must scramble to create safer processes, as going hands-free to stop the spread of the virus is the new way to do business today. There are several things to consider when choosing how and what to use to create a safer environment as whom it will involve.

Access Control Solutions to Ensure a Safer Facility During & After COVID-19

Now businesses in the U.S. are beginning to adapt to the new normal that COVID-19 brought to the world. Facilities everywhere are changing policies and procedures and trying to find more efficient, safe ways to operate facilities with the health of visitors and employees in mind. Brivo products such as Brivo Onair, Brivo Visiter, and Brivo Mobile Pass now come with Facility Safety features to streamline and improve new access control processes for everyone onsite.

Opening Your Doors Safely After COVID

In this extraordinary time, how can businesses welcome back employees and customers safely after so many months away? What needs to be done before the doors reopen, and is there technology that can help? In the guidance provided here, you may find some potential answers to these questions. Here are some pointers to get prepared for reopening. 

The Importance of Switching to Cloud-Based Security Solutions Post COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenges for businesses all over the world, more companies are starting to realize the importance of cloud-based security solutions. One study by MariaDB showed that 99 percent of companies worldwide said they were affected by COVID-19, and 84 percent think it’s going to continue into 2021.

5 Simple Ways Your Business Can Go Hands-Free During COVID-19

The onslaught of COVID-19 on communities around the world means that we have a new normal now, and it’s presenting business owners with new security challenges. If you’re sheltering in place, you may not be able to check your building physically, so you need modern tools to help limit contact with alarm card readers and keypads.

Accel President, Evan Gavrilles Featured As A Guest On Networking Arizona

Evan Gavrilles, President and owner of Accel Communications in Phoenix AZ was a featured guest on Networking Arizona, 1100AM KFNX. Topics ranged from the current Coronavirus outbreak and how its affecting local businesses, to practical tips on securing your home and business using the latest cutting edge, yet affordable technology. 

Intelligent Bandwidth Management in IP Video

IP video surveillance cameras are more modern and often the best choice for monitoring the security of your business. When using analog cameras, they must be hard-wired into a DVR while each IP security camera has its own IP address and works independently.

The Basics of IP Video Surveillance

IP video surveillance is a security term that you’ve probably heard before. People use it interchangeably with webcams, network cameras, and internet cameras, but there is a difference.

Case Study: How A Pinkberry Franchisee Improved Location Safety with Eagle Eye Cloud VMS

Eagle Eye Networks introduced the latest in innovative cloud storage solutions for businesses. The Eagle Eye Network Cloud VMS system makes it easy and more secure for businesses to store and access video surveillance footage from anywhere. Eagle Eye manages the system for your company or facility, so there are no third-party vendors. Cloud VMS is the most secure, responsive, and reliable cloud camera footage solution available today.

The Future of Cloud-Based Video Surveillance Storage Solutions

While cloud-based storage for surveillance footage is popular now, Eagle Eye Networks has introduced the future of video management in their revolutionary Cloud Video Surveillance On-Demand Architecture or Eagle Eye Cloud VMS. This platform is truly cloud-based and not a refurbishment of old Windows or Linux software based in the cloud. Here’s what sets this solution apart.

Why Resolution Matters When Choosing a Surveillance Solution

When selecting security cameras for your business, past experience teaches us to purchase the most cutting-edge technology meaning those that are Ultra High Definition. But before you run out and buy the best cameras on the market, consider the total expense of the security system, including storage.

Improving Tenant Experience With Better Security

If you’re a property manager, then you understand how difficult it is to balance the security of your tenants and buildings with the ever-rising costs while increasing revenues. You certainly shouldn’t have to worry about your video surveillance and access control. That’s where Brivo Onair comes in to provide you the best security possible to protect your tenants and buildings. It also allows you to manage your properties from anywhere on any one of your smart devices.

How to Prepare for the Worst with Mass Notification Systems for Hotels

Every year fire departments in the U.S. respond to an average of 3,520 motel and hotel structure fires. These fires cause millions of dollars in damage and civilian casualties. Cooking equipment was the main cause of hotel and motel fires and accounted for about half of them. It’s critical to have a way to notify all guests and staff on the property in case of fires and other emergencies. Mass notification systems are the perfect security solution to help hotels and motels notify large amounts of people about dangers and threats on the premises.

Hotel Security 101: How To Ensure An Enjoyable And Safe Experience For Guests

The primary goal for hotels is to provide their guests with a safe and enjoyable experience. For hotels, it’s imperative to install a comprehensive security system that secures the property.  But it must be discreet so that it doesn’t interfere with the building’s overall appearance and functionality. Hoteliers should install several vital security systems for maximum protection that can blend in with the environment.

Maintenance and Support: What You Should Expect After the Sale

It takes a while to find a security integrator that you trust with the experience necessary to install a security or fire alarm system. Once you purchase the system and the alarm company installs it, the relationship with your alarm company doesn’t just end. There are usually additional services offered because an alarm system requires ongoing maintenance and monitoring.

Security Systems Installation: Why Project Management Experience Matters

Experience in project management is critical for proper security system integration and installation in commercial businesses as well as governmental, healthcare, and educational industries. These projects are large in scale, and each one requires customization since no two buildings, facilities, or campuses are the same.  Only an experienced integrator can plan and implement complex projects successfully.

Implementing Access Control: The Essential Guide For Building Owners

Security is a prime concern for building owners and managers. With multi-family units, there is a constant flow of new tenants and guests. In organizations, there are never-ending streams of employees and visitors. The constant flow of people makes it difficult to restrict access to resident-only spaces and ensure the safety of everyone in public areas.

3 Reasons To Switch to IP Video Surveillance

From simple IP cams connected to a standard desktop for small homes and businesses, to full, expansive networks of cameras serving diverse operations. Let’s take a look at 3 advantages to IP video surveillance:

How To Create A Security Plan That Grows With Your Company

A security plan is vital to protect your organization’s physical and business intelligence assets. There’s more to it than installing a security system and calling it a day. You need a comprehensive security plan that combines with a complete security system to secure your business. Here are a few guidelines to help you develop and implement the best security plan for your specific business.

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Cloud Access Control

With a cloud access system, there is no other installation other than the readers. These readers use traditional internet communication protocols and take advantage of existing Ethernet or WiFi infrastructure already in place. Everything is managed by a web browser, and this allows the facility’s administrator or site manager to easily maintain the whole system through the subscriber portal. If a business has an IT department, then it can manage the cloud access system.

5 Advantages of Security Systems Integration

Businesses in the healthcare, government, commercial, industrial, education, or hospitality sectors each possess unique security challenges that are best met through strategic security system integration: intrusion, access control and video surveillance technologies. 

Planning the Transition to an Upgraded Security System

Upgrading your commercial security system doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Buy-in of stakeholders isn’t complicated because a professional integrator guarantees experience in the critical areas of managing implementation. Here are the essential areas that your project management team needs experience in:

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