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IP Intercom Systems IP intercom systems distribute audio and video signals on a computer network in an apartment building or office. The intercom system acts like any other computer on the local area network, which allows for flexibility. Multiple locations in different buildings can be connected for maximum reach. Read More

Mobile Video Intercom Application iDor Mobile, based in Andover, MA has been unveiled as an exciting new way to incorporate video intercom services into a home or business. iDor Mobile is a new smartphone and tablet based application that works with a video intercom system and series of cameras to provide video intercom services... Read More

Magnetic Strip Locks Magnetic strip locks operate with plastic keycards identical in size to a credit card or driver’s license. They are popular in areas where different users must be accommodated without having to change the lock each time, such as in hotels or small businesses. Read More

How to Choose an Infrared Security Camera Let the professionals at Vertex Security help you choose the right security camera system for your New York City residence or business. Read More

Advantage of Integrated Security Systems Integrated security systems offer some of the latest developments in CCTV design, with lower costs and simple operations that make them highly popular with small business and private home owners. Read More

The Frontline of Security Challenges New York City is regarded as one of the world’s greatest cities, the home of millions of people, a commercial center, and the location of first-rate cultural attractions. The prominence of the Big Apple makes it a prime target for criminals, and a proving ground for the latest in security... Read More

Turnstiles Make a Security Buffer in Busy Places As a form of access control, turnstiles can be used either to enforce a traffic pattern or to restrict passage to people who insert the appropriate ticket or some other credential, such as a pass. Read More

How Intercoms Increase Security Intercoms help homeowners and business people answer the timeless and critical security question - Who is there? Read More

Building a Network Infrastructure Network infrastructure sits at the core of reliable telecommunications and data sharing for government agencies and corporations. Compromise or botch network security, and risk losing clients, sacrificing a hard-won reputation, and even jeopardizing public safety. Read More

The Right Alarm System In the high-profile environment of New York City, the most sensational crimes and tragedies dominate the news. Residents in the city of millions tend to hear about extraordinary problems like a major gas explosion or an especially violent attack, but the average burglary and robbery hardly gets any attention in... Read More

Recent innovations in security technology As the world approaches 2015, take advantage of new trends in business and home security in order to stay ahead of criminals, thieves and other people with bad intentions. Read More

Biometric Security Systems From the perspective of a building manager or employer, biometric security systems offer convenience in that multiple features can be registered in a lock, which means that regular employees and frequent guests may safely be maintained in a system. Read More

How to Meet Cold Weather Security Challenges Unfortunately, the colder, darker months of November through March on the East Coast of the United States bring special security challenges, largely as the result of the absence of daylight. How can homes, businesses and government installations be protected when the enemy cannot be seen? Read More

Protect Your Business with a Proper Security System No matter their size, businesses offer an attractive target to criminals outside or within the organization. Protect this livelihood with basic, popular and effective security tools including alarm systems, access control systems and security cameras. Read More

Access Control Systems Provide a Variety of Security Breach Deterrents At its most basic, an access control system means literally just that, a way of determining who can enter or exit a location, where they are permitted to enter or exit, and when they are allowed to enter or exit. Read More

Intercom Systems Speak Volumes for Safety Apartment dwellers and business visitors recognize intercoms as an essential part of daily life in New York City. Their basis purpose is to answer the important question, Who is there? and allow people in different rooms and even other buildings to communicate with each other and the guest at the... Read More

The Myths of Access Control Systems Top-secret codes. Underground vaults. Retina transplants. Hollywood and popular culture depict access control systems as highly complex and futuristic, but the reality is that these most basic of security systems often are quite simple. Read More

Commercial Intercom Systems Vital to Security Commercial intercoms serve a highly specialized role that goes beyond the common image of a communications tool. The role demands different standards of commercial intercoms than one expects from residential intercoms. Read More

Intercom Systems for Residential Buildings Most private intercoms on apartment buildings and houses appear so invisible as to go without notice, or they make up such a common part of everyday life that people fail to think about them. The regular appearance of residential intercoms can easily obscure the fact that this type of access... Read More

How to Choose an Electronic Access Control System EAC systems may be common, but not every business needs this security solution. Knowing the basic parts of an EAC system helps business owners and security managers decide whether such an investment makes sense for them. In addition, business owners and security professionals should ask key questions to help make... Read More

What is an Access Control System The term access control refers to a form of security that limits entry to a physical space. Read More

Choosing the Right Security System When chosen and implemented properly, security systems offer protection and ease for your business and your employees. However, businesses range vastly in type, size, and security needs. Read More

Access and Entry Control Systems Learn from Vertex Security how to choose the right access control and entry system to suit your needs and requirements. Read More

Protect Your Business with a Card Access System With sophisticated methods available that can easily crack any kind of password, security professionals offer the reliability and technically precise safety and convenience of a smart card access system. Read More

Protect Your Home or Business with Biometric Access Control and CCTV Systems With many unscrupulous individuals readily able to access information concerning the compromising of computer-based security systems, protecting your home or business from such people becomes all that much more vital. Read More

Security Passcards Security passcards are commonly used to restrict access to specific areas or buildings and are encoded to fit the specific needs of the restrictor. In major cities, such as New York City, where buildings are often large and areas of restricted access within an office building are important to security,... Read More

Biometric readers Biometric readers are already in use in many other facets of information sharing, and in their current function are becoming a force within the business world, especially in major cities such as New York. In this major city, where the nature of much business is that workers come and go... Read More

Office Intercom Systems Intercom systems are an excellent choice for offices and businesses of varying sizes due to their streamlined effects on both productivity and security. Read More

Installing a Security Camera system Cameras can be installed around the exterior as well as the interior of any building to provide 24 hour monitoring of all activities occurring in all areas of a home or business. Read More

DIY Installation of Security Systems Some home security systems are easier to install than others due to the amount of wiring necessary to operate it. For example, installing a wireless intercom involves nothing more than plugging in the units (or using batteries). However, others require some knowledge of wiring and possessing the correct tools to... Read More

Wireless Intercom System Wireless intercom system for your home or office, is much easier to install than wired intercoms, which require implementation of wire connections throughout all areas of a building. Read More

Different Kinds of Security Systems Once you are the victim of a robbery, feeling safe again seems like impossibility. Fortunately, having a professional security company install one or more of the many different kinds of security systems in your home or business will allow you to once again feel safe, secure and in control of... Read More

The Parts of an Intercom System An intercom is a voice system independent of the telephone. It is closed circuit and is generally used to facilitate communication within a limited area such as a building. Intercoms are commonly used in offices, homes, commercial buildings and residential buildings. The primary functions of intercoms are to provide security... Read More

Physical Access Control In major cities such as New York, physical access control is ubiquitous and part of daily life. For example, gaining entry to a subway station means passing through a physical access control point. Read More

Fixing an Apartment Intercom Buzzer what to do when your apartment buzzer stops working? how to get that buzzer working on your own? Learn about fixing an Apartment Intercom Buzzer from Vertex Security experts. Read More

Virtual Doorway System More and more apartment buildings, hotels and condominiums in the New York City area are choosing to implement a virtual front door to take care of the entrance to the building. Read More

Most Effective Alarm System For Your Home Choosing the Most Effective Alarm System For Your Home in the New York City area. Important Information Regarding Residential Alarm Systems. Read More

Benefits of a Video Surveillance System Surveillance cameras offer a dynamic and impressive deterrent to criminal activity of any kind. Because technology now allows business owners to remotely view internal and external areas of buildings and their surrounding landscapes via smartphone or computer. Read More

New York Virtual Doorman Front Door Service Although virtual doorman services have been utilized for nearly the past decade, the technology employed to facilitate its usage as well as enhance the security of such a device has increased, causing them to be more dependable, accurate and progressively popular with many New York City apartment building dwellers. Read More

Evaluate and Identify the security needs Experts say that when considering adapting new security measures to a building, it is important to first evaluate and identify the security needs of the building. Read More

Virtual Concierge Services The system works via a set of cameras, a solid internet connection, and a remote control panel which allows the virtual concierge to grant access to delivery men, residents, and their guests. Read More

Modern Home Security Techniques Modern technology has created advanced security systems to protect the home against all forms of intrusion, obstruction, and danger. Read More

Modern Sentiments Push Towards Higher Security Recent trends in security systems have shown an increase not only in the common protection of the home, but also in the protection of oneself. Read More

DIY Home Security System Following a horrendous robbery at his New York City home that resulted in his family being tied up for several hours, Bob decided to purchase a do-it-yourself home security system. He thought he could save hundreds of dollars by installing the system with the help of his brother and a... Read More

Why You Need Access Control Installation and Maintenance Living in New York City demands that people have an access control system properly installed in their home, apartment or business in order to protect their family and their assets. Read More

Security Cameras: Types and Installation For anyone who is considering buying a security camera as part of their overall security system, it is important to understand the different types of security cameras that are on the market as well as the functions of each. Read More

Key Card Access Systems The keycard, which has gained popularity in recent years, is thought to be one of the more convenient modes of gaining access to a restricted area, as they fit easily into a wallet. Read More

Types of Outdoor Surveillance Cameras For those seeking an outdoor surveillance camera for their home or business security needs, a variety of types of cameras exist: Wireless Security Cameras, Dome Style and Bullet Style. Read More

Intercom Systems Creating Connectivity at Home Opening up lines of communication between family members and providing a valuable mode of security, intercoms are an excellent way to streamline and protect homes of all sizes. Read More

IP Cameras Most IP (internet protocol) security cameras are used for surveillance purposes and can immediately transmit images directly to a computer via the Internet. A centralized ip camera needs an NVR (network video recorder) to operate and manage video, alarm and recording equipment. Read More

Aiphone Video Intercom Systems Aiphone offers video intercom systems accommodating any size home or business. Vertex Security install and repair all type of Aiphone systems in New York City. Read More

Sensoring Devices For Your Home Security System Electronic sensoring devices can detect the slightest changes in sounds, light intensities, temperatures and movement of objects from varying distances. The security of New York City homes and businesses can benefit tremendously from having sensory detection devices installed by the skilled technicians at Vertex Security. Read More

How CCTV and Intercoms can Reliably Secure Your Home and Business? When you combine an intercom with a CCTV security system, you get the added benefit of seeing and speaking to any one outside a building before permitting them to enter. Read More

The Benefits of Keyless Entry Systems for Your Home Keyless entry systems represent the ultimate device for personal safety and family security in New York City. Vertex Security offers install Keyless Entry system for NYC Residents. Read More

Guide to Intercom System Safety Most New York City apartment buildings are equipped with various safety features including an intercom system that is not only convenient but also prevents individuals from arriving at your front door unannounced and unwanted. Read More

Protecting Your NYC Business or Home with Modern Security Systems Some popular modern security systems used by New York City business, apartment dwellers and home owners include: Motion detecting sensors, Keypad security systems, Fire and smoke alarms and Closed circuit television monitoring. Read More

Biometric Access Security Systems Biometric access security systems are used by New York City businesses involved with highly classified information designed to remain within that company. Read More

What is Electronic Access Control? Electronic access control (EAC) is a high-tech form of security that involves using electronic power rather than electric power. Read More

Business Electronic Access Control Systems Business owners who are considering implementing an electronic access control system should consider several factors when deciding whether or not additional security is needed. Read More

Keyless Entry System for Your Home Keyless entry systems are, in many ways, the answer to the troubles many of us face surrounding home security. Read More

Electronic Access Control Systems An electronic access control system is essentially a lock or control point that is controlled electronically. Access through this control point involves three parts: a reader, a controller, and an electricity-controlled lock. Read More

Wireless Intercom Systems Wireless intercoms are more attractive to many than their wired counterparts because they do not require extensive work with a technician to wire a building, which can be rather labor intensive and therefore cost prohibitive. Read More

5 Things to Choosing the Best Burglar Alarm System A reputable home security company like Vertex Security will take the time to explain the various types of theft prevention systems to you, describe their benefits, if there is any maintenance involved and how a good, 24-hour alarm system prevents burglars from targeting your residence, stealing your property and stripping... Read More

CCTV Cameras: Analog and Digital CCTV Two kinds of CCTV cameras are available that provide powerful protection against criminal activity possibly damaging your home or business – analog and digital CCTV Cameras. Read More

Using Security Cameras as Effective Preventive Measures Installing visible external and internal security cameras in and around your business is the most effective preventative measure you can take to deter potential burglars from breaking into your business. Read More

Closed Circuit Surveillance Cameras - Worth the Price? Established New York City area security companies like Vertex Security makes it easy and affordable for anyone to purchase a closed-circuit television system that provides the most reliable and powerful deterrent to criminal activity. Read More

Proximity Card Access Control System Because of their unobtrusive appearance and ease of use, proximity card readers are used in a variety of spaces including office buildings and residential areas. Read More

Magnetic Card Access Control System Although some buildings use systems such as keypads, security guards, and traditional lock and keys, the magnetic card is actually one of the most ubiquitous and economical security solutions. Read More

Door Buzzers and Annunciators Though both used commonly in urban security systems, buzzers and annunciators are different apparatuses with different functions. Both, however, have a great deal of functionality in a busy space such as a business, office, or residential building in New York City. Read More

Alarm Systems for Business and Commercial Spaces Alarm systems come with many benefits for business owners including heightened security in a space, lower premiums for insurance, and more. Read More

The Advantages of Electronic Access Control Access control systems provide many benefits to companies of all sizes. Two kinds of electronic access control systems are currently available from Vertex Security: standalone and networked EACs. Read More

How a Security System Protects Your Home or Business Installing a security system in a residence or business is the best way to protect your loved ones, assets and valuables from unwanted intrusion and theft. Read More

How to Effectively Secure Your Property Physically securing your property means developing an effective security strategy that is designed to protect the inner and outer perimeters of your property as well as the interior. Read More

Crime and Safety Laws for Apartment Residents Apartment dwellers in New York City have laws that protect their safety and security as a tenant living in a particular apartment building or complex. Read More

NYC Security Cameras If you are considering installing a security camera in your home, shop, or office space, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the types of security cameras available on the market. Read More

New York City Intercom Systems Intercoms can be a great addition to an office or residential building. They allow for enhanced security as well as enhanced productivity. Read More

Home Alarm Security Systems A home alarm system is a security system that prevents trespassers and burglars from entering your home. There are a wide range of functions and types available on the market today. Read More

NYC Access Control Security Systems Types of security systems are always motivated by the size and needs of a company. If you are considering installing such systems for your company, be sure to evaluate your specific needs and consult a professional for help. Read More

Professional Security Systems Installer Depending on how many holes you have to drill, how many feet of cables and wires you need and the extent of your experience with digital communication systems, it may benefit you to consider having a professional security systems technician install your system for you. Read More

How to Install a Security Camera? Vertex Security Technicians will determine the best places to install both internal and external cameras and provide the expertise necessary to make sure your family or business is effectively protected. Read More

Residential Surveillance Systems Today, the majority of condominium and apartment associations in New York City are choosing to protect their communities with camera surveillance systems. Read More

Can Anyone Install A Home Security System? Do you have the time and patience needed to install a complete security system? If you are installing only one camera or one sensor for one window or door, then you probably do. But... Read More

NYC School Security Systems In recent years and months, it has become apparent that to keep schools safe in this day and age, advanced measures must be taken to ensure safety and security in American schools. Read More

CCTV Systems and Access Control Points Offering added security and convenience, advanced access control systems and CCTV systems are considered extremely useful by those who use them. Read More

Video Intercoms as Home Security Systems For many homeowners, the fear of burglary, theft, and vandalism is a big issue. The solution that a great deal of homeowners are landing on as of late is the video intercom system. Read More

The Right Video Intercom System for Your Home A home video intercom system is a security device that allows a homeowner to see visitors that have arrived at the home before granting them access. Read More

Turnstiles as Access Control Security Systems In addition to providing optimal security, digitally enhanced turnstiles are also more aesthetic than traditional turnstiles and require much less maintenance or repair. Read More

Installing an Intercom System Before installing an intercom security system, experienced technicians like those working for Vertex will perform several tasks to streamline the installation process and provide customers with an optimal security system. Read More

Video Surveillance for Bars and Restaurants Bars and restaurants operating in urban areas like NYC are especially vulnerable to opportunistic criminals seeking quick cash and easy getaways from establishments that do not use video surveillance systems. Read More

Access Control Security Systems Facilitate Security Strategies High-tech access control systems provide organizations with the ability to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering areas that are restricted. Read More

Economical Security Strategies for Businesses Security is an issue that faces every single business owner. To figure out what type of security system is going to best protect your business assets, it’s a good idea to speak with a security systems company. Read More

Office Security Systems If you are considering implementing a new security system in your office, there are many factors to consider. Read More

How to Safeguard Your Home It has never been as important as it is today to safeguard your home from potential intruders. There are many steps that one can take to increase the security of the home. Read More

Door Annunciators Door annunciator systems are popular forms of security devices in New York City that warn workers in a retail store when someone has entered or left the shop. Read More

Commercial Access Control Systems Have you ever thought of how much you have spent on securing your business from criminal activity? Expenses such as security lock replacements, tracking, retooling and paying technicians to perform maintenance every six months can accumulate and really take a huge chunk out of your budget. Read More

Key Fob Door Access Control Key fobs make it possible for a building owner to control not only who enters the main space of a building, but also who enters spaces within the building. Read More

Wireless Intercoms Wireless telecommunication devices are very popular in New York office buildings as well as NYC residential buildings as they give the ability to communicate across spaces. Read More

Automated Locks The most recent consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, NV held in January 2015, home automation is on the rise. Integrating electronics into nearly every aspect of home management is a trend as of late, and it is no surprise that locks are joining in the power game. Read More

IP-Based Video Intercom and Surveillance Systems On the Rise Trends in the world of home and business security are pushing toward IP-based video intercom systems due to their higher standard of video streaming and the in-depth circumstantial understanding that such systems provide to users. Read More

Webcam Security System Now you never have to miss anything that may be happening in your home or office by installing a webcam and viewing the interior or exterior of your office or home at any time you wish. Read More

Cloud-Based Security Access Control Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) offer two types of services: rack server and true cloud server. Read More

Cloud-Based Identity / Access Management The demand for cloud-based applications is increasing and branching out into other areas of IAM that encompass even the most rudimentary of security options. Read More

Home Surveillance Systems On The Rise Home surveillance systems are growing in ubiquity due to a new and exciting technology that is now available on the market: remote storage for security system information. Read More

Promising Potential for New Access Control Technology A group of students at Arizona State University recently participated in a pilot program that tested the use of cellular devices as a method of access control credentials. Read More

IP Access Control System IP Access control is a system that allows security systems to be controlled from an easy to access network that is housed on the Internet. Read More

Nursing Home Security Systems Although it might seem at first glance that a senior housing complex is not exactly a bevy of crime or criminal activity, most nursing homes do embrace a fairly strict security atmosphere. Read More

How Access Control Systems Can Work for Your Company When we think of access control systems, we typically regard them in their most common form. An individual swipes or presents a card at the entrance to a building and is therefore granted (or denied) access to the building. Read More

Commercial Intercom Systems The most important thing to consider when purchasing an intercom system for your office is what you need out of the intercom system. Read More

Security Systems Functions Security systems come with a wide range of functions. It is wise to be aware of all of the functions that are available for such systems before deciding which systems are most appropriate for you. Read More

Biometric Technologies for Access Control Biometrics is essentially part of an access control system that uses personally identifying elements to identify a user. It eliminates the possibility of a security breach through a lost or stolen credential, because the credential is the human being him or herself. Read More

Protect Yourself: Know How To Spot a Security Scam Many people find it very surprising just how often others fall for a security system scam. Read More

Comparison: Wireless and Wired Home Security Systems With the ubiquity of the internet in today’s day and age, almost everything around us is becoming wireless. Our phones are wireless, our connections to the internet are wireless, and in some cases our televisions are even connected to one another wirelessly. However, when it comes to your home security... Read More

Commercial Security Systems Consultation Every type of business, and every business location, are totally different. Depending on the industry, where the space is located, and what type of building the space is within, the security needs could be vastly different. Because of this, it’s a very good idea to consult with a security professional... Read More

Installing a Home Surveillance System It is possible to install a home surveillance system on your own, if you have the correct knowledge, the right gear, and the time to do it. Read More

Tuxedo Touch: Honeywell Home Security System Honeywell, the US-based security systems company headquartered in Morristown, NJ now offers a revolutionary home security management system called Tuxedo Touch. Read More

IP-Based Security Systems Until recently, there wasn’t much anyone could do about these systems. Video surveillance was necessary, and closed circuit analog systems were all that was available to achieve the type of video surveillance that was necessary. As technology has advanced, though, so has the realm of possibility when it comes to... Read More

Is Automated Face Recognition Coming to the US? The most commonly sited potential uses for this technology would be to identify known or suspected terrorists that could provide a public threat, or to find fugitives who may be hiding in plain sight. Read More

Small Business Security Systems If you are unsure about whether or not you need a security system for your small business, consider the following factors. Read More

High End Security Systems It is no surprise that in today’s day and age, the desire — and some would say, the need — for security is high. A heightened sense of unease brought on by the events of September 11, 2001 and an increasing sense of danger associated with violence in the United... Read More

Home Security System FAQs Many homeowners decide to purchase a home security system in reaction to an event or an emotion. Something happens to make you feel unsafe in your own home, be it a change in familial status, a recent robbery, or just the general landscape of crime in your area. Read More

Video Surveillance Systems A video surveillance system is a system of cameras that record and relay information to a security company for surveillance purposes. Unlike a singular security camera, a surveillance system is a networked system of cameras that is overseen by a security company to ensure security across a space. Read More

The Benefits of a Keypad Door Lock Keypad locks - which are sometimes called digital locks, smart locks, electronic locks or keyless locks - are becoming more popular in both residential and commercial settings. Unlike traditional locks, keypad locks are keyless and are instead opened by inputting a unique access code into a numerical pad. Read More

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