3 Tips to Choose a Business Security, Life Safety Company

Systems Technology Team

Systems Technology Team

Protecting your business from fire, break-ins, and theft is an important decision and evaluating the options available can be overwhelming. Before you trust your business to just any security company, ask yourself these 3 important questions.

1. Will my security company be there when I need them?

Protecting your business isn’t a 9-5 job. You need a business security company that works around the clock to keep you and your employees safe and secure.

How do we stack up:

Systems Technology provides 24 hour monitoring services and on-call technicians to keep your systems operating reliably so it’s there when you need it most.

2. What kind of support should I expect?

Protecting your business should be your security company’s top priority! They should work with you to customize Life Safety Systems that work for your business- not a prefabricated set of cameras and alarms that were built for someone else.

How do we stack up:

Protecting the businesses we serve has been Systems Technology’s top priority for more than 30 years! We work with you to design, install and maintain the state-of-the-art Life Safety System that ensures the safety of your assets, employees and families.

3. Do they hold the proper certifications, licenses & insurance?

Having a security company with the right credentials can be the difference between a happy experience and a security nightmare. Make sure they meet the requirements to do business in your area by checking their certifications, licenses and insurance.

How do we stack up:

Our technicians and staff hold licenses and certifications with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), NTS (National Training School), AESBL (Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure), TN Alarm Contractors Board, and NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies). We are also fully insured by an A+ rated company.

Have peace of mind knowing that your business is protected by a Systems Technology Life Safety System. We are ready to protect your business today! Get started by calling us for your free security assessment (256) 518-9000.

6 Common Security Solutions for Schools

Sytems Technology School Safety

School Security System

It’s that time of year again. School busses are driving through the neighborhood, school zone lights are flashing, and the bell is ringing. That’s right, summer is over and the students are back to school.

Walking in the front door of your child’s school you may notice several different types of security technology in place.

These systems help protect the students, staff and property. Here are six of the common security solutions you will see and why they are important.

6 Common Security Solutions for Schools

 

1. Access Control

Remember that button you have to push to get in the front door?  Those controlled access entry doors and gates protect your child and their school building from any unwanted entry.

Access control is generally made up of a combination of software, electronic door controls, card readers and access cards. If you come across a controlled access point in a visit to your child’s school, be sure to follow the guest procedures outlines to gain authorized access.

2. Surveillance

You may notice cameras monitoring the parking lots and building entrances when you drop off your child. The footage from these cameras can be monitored on site or by a remote surveillance program.

Deterring unwanted behavior is at the core of video surveillance which can also provide the critical information necessary to expedite investigations and evaluate operational issues.security camera

3. Fire Safety Systems

Fires can spread quickly! Encourage your student to take a minute on their way to class and locate their closest fire alarm, extinguisher and exit. Maybe even point them out during a PTA visit or conference.

Everyone plays a critical role in fire safety planning.

4. Staff Training

Who operates the safety systems that are in place at your child’s school? What happens when there is a problem in your child’s classroom?  

Staff training is critical for keeping children, administrators and faculty safe and secure. When your school’s staff is adequately trained, everyone is safer.

5. Communications

Intercom systems aren’t just for the Pledge of Allegiance and school announcements. Reliable communication is key for a rapid response in times of crisis and allows the staff to respond efficiently throughout crisis situations.

Intercom systems are one common way schools distribute important information quickly throughout school buildings and to emergency responders.

6. Pre-Plan Critical Events

This might be a bit alarming to hear from your child, but at the beginning of each year schools conduct safety drills (including fire, severe weather, and intruder) with students and staff.

Pre-planning and be prepared is one of the most important steps in school security systems. Although we hope you never experience a true emergency, it’s better for everyone to know what to expect.

Systems Technology Co. works closely with many of the schools in the Tennessee Valley such as Academy for Academics & Art to provide a custom security systems to keep children, faculty and administrators safe.

Call us today for your free assessment (256) 518-9000.

Sytems Technology Business Fire Safety Checklist

Sytems Technology Business Fire Safety ChecklistAccording to the National Fire Protection Agency, there were $2.7 Billion in direct property damage in non-home structure fires in 2013.

A fire can have a devastating impact on any business. Having a Business Fire Safety Checklist is an important part of your business operations.

Systems Technology Co. has put together this quick reference list. Keep it handy and check off each one to make fire safety a priority.

Business Fire Safety Checklist

1. Fire Extinguishers

2. Extension Cords, Heaters & Coffee Pots

  • Check regularly for frayed cords
  • Unplug small appliances when not in use
  • Do not chain multiple extension cords together

3. Escape Plan

  • Create and post your escape plan
  • Routinely conduct fire drills

4. Storage Places

  • Keep sprinkler heads clear of stored items
  • Store flammable items according to their guidelines
  • Reduce clutter and keep pathways clear

Systems Technology Co. has been assisting business owners and managers with their workplace fire safety systems since 1987.

Call us today for your free assessment (256) 518-9000.

Huntsville High Freshman Academy Solution

In August 2014, Huntsville High School Freshman Academy opened it’s doors to students.

The construction of the 80,000 sq ft. Academy had taken place over the previous year. Part of that constructions included Systems Technology Co.’s installation of a fire alarm system, controlled access system, CCTV Systems and Cafeteria Sound Reinforcement. 

Huntsville High School Freshman Academy

HHFA Fire Alarm

HHFA card access

HHFA survelliance

We are honored to help protect these students and provide the Huntsville High School Freshman Academy solution.