According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to calls about residential fires every 86 seconds. And while firefighters are incredibly efficient and effective at their jobs, fires still result in 2,650 civilian deaths and over $7 billion in property damage each year.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and while the month is more than half over, there’s still plenty of time to re-examine your digital profile and beef up your security. Cybersecurity threats are everywhere these days, but these few small changes can go a long way in keeping both your business and your private life safer online.
The Fourth of July should be one of the best days of the year – packed with patriotism, friends, family and food. Too often, however, the celebration is ruined by an unwanted guest: fire. Experts say the Fourth of July is the most dangerous holiday weekend of the year, due in large part to fire-related incidents. At Tech, we love the Fourth as much as anyone, which is why we want to help you arm yourself with some crucial fire safety tips, and keep your Independence Day safe and fun!
The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) recently released a and documentation of every instance that a gun has been active on a school campus between 1970 and 2018. The results are incredibly eye-opening and alarming. We’ve seen more school shootings incidents this year alone than any other in US history and we still have 2 months remaining.
By: Chris Wilhelm
In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire caused the destruction of nearly 3.3 square miles of the metropolitan Chicago area, the loss of 100,000+ resident homes, and the deaths of over 300 people. In commemoration of this devastating event, National Fire Prevention Week was established to act as an annual reminder of the importance of fire safety education and awareness.
By: Scott Knapp
Schools have been in session nearly two months now; routines have been established, and kinks smoothed as the year is fast underway. It’s during this time that the administration is already looking ahead towards next spring’s planning and project lists.
By: Alex Wasson
The physical security of our employees and buildings are a far higher priority to business leaders and decision-makers than they have traditionally been in the past. It is unfortunate that nearly every day there are reports or threats of violence in the workplace and schools around the nation. Although it’s hard to imagine, = the “all mythical and mysterious” Cloud can play a significant role in decreasing or even preventing a potential tragedy from occurring.
By: Alex Wasson
When you’re a smaller business competing with a giant chain or big box company, every dollar makes a difference and theft can be the divide between making it or breaking it. So how do you deter theft from dishonest patrons or employees? A video surveillance system is probably one of the first solutions that come to mind.