Fire alarm Update: Linear Heat Sensing Cable

June 30, 2014

     An option to multiple heat detectors: Linear Heat Sensing Cable                 Linear heat sensing cables offer a cost-effective alternative to the conventional fixed-temperature heat detectors that are a part of many commercial fire alarm systems. Linear heat sensors (LHS) are used to provide early detection of […]

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Leveraging the cloud for your access control system

December 2, 2013

Cloud Based Access Control One of the most convenient ways to mitigate the cost and complexity associated with an access control system is to have it hosted and managed by a cloud services provider. With a hosted access system you won’t have to worry about server and software capacity issues and other affairs such as […]

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Give a holiday gift like none other –

November 25, 2013

Looking for the perfect gift for the family this holiday season? Try something different for a change. Instead of splurging on the usual “fun” gifts that everyone will enjoy for some time and eventually forgot, get something truly different this time.  This year give that special someone “One less thing to worry about.”  These days […]

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$30,000 Reward – and why you should use cellular instead of Cable TV for alarm service

November 22, 2013

Comcast fiber optics cables have been cut in at least six different places around Houston.  This has disrupted phone, and cable service for over 50,000 area users for several hours each time.   During these outages, any security systems customers depending on their alarms to be monitored for fire or burglary via the Comcast cables […]

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Who should install your alarm system – cable company, phone company, or alarm company?

November 21, 2013

Choosing the right company to install you home or commercial security alarm monitoring system can be a somewhat tricky proposition considering the plethora of firms offering such services these days. Until relatively recently, residential and commercial security services used to be the sole domain of specialized alarm monitoring companies. Over the past few years though, […]

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Fire safety: Does your company have a plan?

November 15, 2013

Workplace fires and explosions resulted in 116 deaths in the United States in 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Figures maintained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that such incidents resulted in over 5,000 injuries and cost U.S. businesses a total of about $2 billion in direct losses […]

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Cellular: The best pathway for your alarm to communicate?

October 31, 2013

One of the best ways to boost the reliability of your burglar alarm system is to add a GSM communications capability to your service. To appreciate why, it helps to know how a typical alarm system works. Most residential and commercial alarm systems communicate with the central security monitoring station via a landline. When an alarm is […]

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OMNI purchases Alt Security Accounts

September 24, 2013

OMNI has purchased a portfolio of alarm monitoring accounts from another Houston area company, Alt Security Systems. Alt Security has provided alarm monitoring services in the Houston market for thirty years. The accounts consisted of mostly commercial fire and security systems. This strengthens OMNI’s position as a leader in the alarm industry in the Houston, […]

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Not all security camera video is negative

September 17, 2013

Most security camera footage features vandalism and theft.  This one doesn’t.  By the way, pretty good quality too! Have a look at these good Samaritans! Why are most convenience store robbery videos “pixely” and fuzzy? 1. Low res cameras 2. Camera field of view too wide, trying to cover too much area with one camera. […]

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Door to Door Security Systems Scams

August 12, 2013

  For the past several summers, there have been many reports of door-to-door salesmen offering upgrades and no install fee services.  This has seen an increase not just in Houston, but across the country this year.   This was mentioned in a previous post here, and apparently this summer is as bad as any. The […]

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