The Key to Safety, Allowing Access

Doug Fearing Security

We all hear the news, read the paper, see the live filming as real life horror and aftermath stories unfold of violence at work, school, government and public buildings. Recent public tragedies have pointed a sharp lens of focus on security and the lengths many are going to ensure the events they are seeing played out in the media never …

Sound Masking – Preventing Daily Distractions

Doug Fearing Audio

You’re in your cubicle and trying to speak on the phone with a potential client, but the guy in the cubicle next to you is having a conversation as well. Because of this you are having issues concentrating on the conversation with the person on the other side of the phone and trying to make it as personal and private …

Significant Cost Savings – The Magic of Digital

Doug Fearing Video

Have you ever read a Harry Potter book or watch the movies, intrigued by the moving portraits? I know I had always been interested in this detail throughout the series and always thought of how cool it’d be if images could do similar things in the real world. Now imagine going to the theaters or walking through the mall and …

2.3 MONTHS Per Year WASTED in Meetings Because of Technical Problems!

Doug Fearing Audio, General, Security, Video

Did you know that 30-80% of a professional’s time is spent in meetings, for executives adding up to as much as 23 hours a week? While that statistic might surprise you, what’s even more shocking is that 8 of those hours are often wasted! This can result in as much as 2.3 months a year squandered. What’s the cause for all …

Movies, Popcorn and . . . Beer?

Doug Fearing Audio, Video

Ever arrive at the movies so early that you’re left to sit there waiting for friends to show up or the theater to be cleaned from the previous showing? When this happens you find yourself walking aimlessly through the building looking at movie posters, munching away on popcorn, sipping your soda, and periodically checking the time. We’ve all been there …

Always Watching, Even When You’re Not

Doug Fearing Security

The power of seeing…without watching. You’re away from the office when you get a real-time alert about an unauthorized vehicle entering the perimeter of the building, yet no one is monitoring the surveillance cameras. How are you receiving this alert? ARTECO intelligent video management is the answer. ARTECO video management software alerts personnel as the situation is occurring-even when no …

Wi-Fi Hearing Aids?

Doug Fearing Audio

Imagine attending an event – maybe it’s a speaker you have been anxious to hear or your granddaughter’s valedictorian speech at graduation-but, you can’t quite make out what they are saying.  It’s not only frustrating; it can make you feel like you are missing out on a part of life. Hearing loss is quite common as we age.  But is there a …

How Safe Are You at Work?

Doug Fearing Security

You’re sitting at your desk when you hear the click of the door opening. Do you bother to glance up to check out who’s walking in or do you choose to ignore it? Do you feel secure in your work environment and the system your employer has in place? Many employees and employers are often of the mindset that the likes …

K12 SCHOOL SECURITY IN FOCUS

Doug Fearing General, Security

Where to spend limited funds in school districts is a never ending struggle between school facilities, departments, and of course, the tax payer.  Technology changes and ever increasing violence in schools have forced schools to reallocate monies to help bring their school security needs into the 21st Century. When I was going to School in the 80’s the closest thing to …

Access Control/Keyless Entry, What’s the Difference?

Doug Fearing Security

Access Control/Keyless Entry, What’s the Difference? What is an access control system or a keyless entry system?  No matter how many systems are installed each year, many still don’t really understand these systems and the benefits of using them.  There is one common reason for using these systems and that is to protect people, assets and property. Access Control systems are about …