TIP OF THE DAY Key control….what it means, is don’t be handing out security gate keys to everyone. If an employee is fired or quits and is disgruntled, you may have a loose key in the wrong hands! If you are locking up windows at night, there is no reason for those keys to be […]
Storefront security comes in many guises, but they don’t necessarily need to be, or should be, used alone. Let me explain. CCTV camera set ups will act somewhat as a deterrent, if , and it’s a big if, the would be crooks see them. But even then, wearing a mask, balaclava etc generally defeats […]
Thieves like to work in the wee hours, away from high traffic areas, in the shadows…so don’t provide those things! Light up the front of your store..but do the back door area as well….especially if that is the point of egress. Make sure your garbage bins aren’t blocking lighting or more importantly, camera angles. Leaving […]
Are you a store manager or the owner of one or more retail stores? Security is but one of many concerning issues facing you, and like an onion, is built of layers. Cameras and alarm systems are the first items that usually come to mind, and while useful for providing evidence for the police and […]
Steel wheels that are customarily used for warehouse quality security gates , are the standard in that sector of our trade. However, if used in your retail show room they will destroy your floors in very short order. At Quantum Security Gates we use rubberized and/or nylon compounded caster wheels to prevent exactly that. Whether […]
Smash and grab style thieves will use anything they can find on hand to try and break into your store….rocks from a garden or landscaped area in the mall, cinder block form a construction site, even a garbage can! What about CCTV systems you ask….we have clients tell us that the cameras do more to […]
As of April 18th we have reorganized the various picture galleries in an effort to make it easier for the reader to find a security solution for their application. We have also started posting testimonials…real ones..not ones we have written about ourselves.
Roll down metal shutters that are used to secure stores at night have been banned by the city councilmen. as a response to firefighters and police officers who need to see inside the store in the case of an emergency. The bill passed unanimously, 45 to 0, and is intended to deter graffiti “tag” artists as well […]
This is just a quick note to the readers to let you know I will be starting to post little essays on security issues and probable solutions. I hope you find them helpful.