Archive for December, 2012

Monitoring For More Than Security

December 26th, 2012

When most people think of security system monitoring, they think of monitoring of door and window sensors and motion detectors for intrusion detection.  But, monitoring can be used for so much more. There are a variety of sensors available to monitor different types of environmental conditions.  There are water sensors, temperature sensors, humidity sensors, heat […]

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9 Billion Dollars Lost to Return Fraud Every Year

December 14th, 2012

Wow, the National Retail Federation reported that 9 billion dollars are lost to return fraud every year by retailers.  What is return fraud?  According to a recent article in the online version of USA Today, return fraud is defined as “a crime where people exchange stolen goods for cash, use counterfeit receipts or bring back […]

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More Than a Card Reader

December 11th, 2012

For many of you who use access control systems to manage the traffic coming and going to your facility, you may think of your system as a group of card readers.  When cardholders arrive at the office, they present their cards to the readers and are granted access to your building. But, access control systems can […]

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