Spring seems to have arrived a little early this year in Oklahoma, and with a new season comes new fire risks and safety concerns to keep in mind for both homes and businesses. Spring cleaning starts and outdoor activities like grilling begin. In Oklahoma, the windy conditions create a greater danger for grass fires. We’re dedicated to helping you keep your family and business safe, not only by providing the best in fire detection and suppression in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but also by alerting you to everyday fire dangers that can easily get overlooked. A change in the season is also a great time to test and inspect fire alarms and make sure appliances and electrical equipment around your home and business are still in good working condition. Thus, as you enjoy the nicer weather this spring, please keep in mind these fire safety tips from the National Fire…
“No water, no damage, no worries.” That is how 3Mä, the manufacturer of the Novecä 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, describes the performance of this clean agent fire suppressant, and in essence, those benefits are why more and more Tulsa and Oklahoma City businesses are using clean agent systems. Water damage from sprinkler systems can cause a considerable amount of downtime and expensive cleanup and repair for a business, especially an e-commerce business. Thus, when water would damage costly computers, server rooms, priceless art, antiques, important documents and records, process control rooms, laboratories, and other sensitive equipment, a clean agent fire suppression system is needed. “Unlike sprinkler fire protection, 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is safe for use on paper, canvas and similar materials. It does not leave a residue and will not affect ink, paper, pencil dye, paint or other media,” 3M™ reported. Clean agents are chemical gas release…
Friday February 24, 2017

Is Your Security System Outdated?

As an Oklahoma business owner, you want the best security possible, but you may wonder whether updating your security system is really that important. How do you know if your existing security system is outdated? Would it be worth the cost to upgrade? At Mac Systems in both Tulsa and OKC, we can help you find answers to those questions and help you have the best and most affordable protection possible. Let’s first look at some tell-tale signs of an outdated system and then see why updating may very well be worth the cost for your business.   Camera resolution and storage. What is the video quality of your surveillance videos? Low-resolution cameras that result in grainy videos make identifying burglars nearly impossible. Law enforcement officials have commented that poor quality footage is a real problem in many of their cases. Low-resolution videos also provide unclear evidence in cases of employee…
When you’re searching for top-rated security for your Tulsa business, don’t underestimate the advantages of a biometric access control system. While at first biometrics may appear to be more robust or costly than you need, this type of access control has proven to be an invaluable resource for many businesses and is now more accessible and cost-effective than ever before. “Biometrics offer a superior combination of strength, affordability, convenience, and ease of use,” Kantech, one of our top access control providers, noted. Why should you consider biometric access control for your business? Numerous cost-saving benefits. While biometrics can be used in conjunction with card readers for added security, they can also eliminate the need for ID/access cards and keys. These physical credentials can be costly to replace over time with workforce turnover and if different access cards are required for different sites or levels, such as in a hospital or…
Sadly, it seems like every day we wake up to news alerts reporting that another Tulsa area home has been destroyed by a fire. At the very least, property and precious memories are ruined by these house fires and a long, disheartening rebuilding process begins.  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), structural fires across the nation have increased by 1.5 percent. In 2015, the NFPA reported that there were “501,500 structure fires, causing 2,685 civilian deaths, 13,000 civilian injuries, and $10.3 billion in property damage.” Of those fires, 77.4 percent or 388,000 occurred in residential structures, an increase of 1,500 fires from the previous year. These residential structures are “one- and two-family homes including manufactured homes, apartments or other multi-family housing, hotels and motels, dormitories, and boarding houses.” Winter often sees more house fires than any other season because of the increase in heating equipment used, and heating,…
As a Tulsa or OKC business owner, you know that business fire alarm systems are essential to the safety of your company, employees, and customers. But they’re probably one of the last things on your mind during the busy workweek. However, fire alarm systems aren’t something that can simply be installed and left on their own. To be effective in protecting people and property, a business fire alarm system must be tested and inspected regularly. Why is regular fire alarm testing and inspection vital? Here are the top reasons as noted by firealarmtesting.org and your local Tulsa & OKC fire alarm company – Mac Systems. Maintain life safety. Most importantly, you’ll need to have the fire alarm system tested regularly to ensure that it will work properly in the event of a fire. How will you know if something is wrong in the system if it’s not regularly inspected? Have the peace of mind in…
You may know us as the fire detection and suppression company, and of course, we are. But over the years, we’ve expanded and now provide many more life safety services for businesses in Tulsa, OKC, and the entire tri-state area. We’re more than you may think. Now we’re also the Tulsa and OKC security systems and monitoring company. Check out some of the services we offer that you may not have realized: We provide comprehensive security systems in Tulsa and OKC. Your business needs an advanced security system to be safe in today’s world. From the initial concept design to installation, we can take care of all your security needs including inspection, testing, and maintenance. We have in-house CAD designers that understand all the complex security needs of a large company. Our cost-effective Tulsa and OKC CCTV systems provide numerous benefits with complete coverage of your business. Our advanced security systems include biometric…
Friday December 30, 2016

Why You Need an Intercom System

You may have a security system, but could your home or business also benefit from an intercom system? Definitely! An intercom system for your Tulsa or OKC home or business can significantly increase your level of security and productivity, all with added convenience. Why do we say that?  Well, much of your business security focuses on knowing who is entering and leaving your business. Intercoms placed at business entrances allow personnel to identify who is requesting access, and then, if connected to the security system, they can simply buzz the visitor in with a door release system. This remote monitoring system could alleviate the need for a receptionist to be at the entrance at all times.   This can also be very useful in homes as an added form of surveillance. Often intercom systems can be programmed to activate when the doorbell rings so that you can quickly and easily identify the visitor remotely, without having…
Friday December 30, 2016

Why You Need an Intercom System

You may have a security system, but could your home or business also benefit from an intercom system? Definitely! An intercom system for your Tulsa or OKC home or business can significantly increase your level of security and productivity, all with added convenience. Why do we say that?  Well, much of your business security focuses on knowing who is entering and leaving your business. Intercoms placed at business entrances allow personnel to identify who is requesting access, and then, if connected to the security system, they can simply buzz the visitor in with a door release system. This remote monitoring system could alleviate the need for a receptionist to be at the entrance at all times.   This can also be very useful in homes as an added form of surveillance. Often intercom systems can be programmed to activate when the doorbell rings so that you can quickly and easily identify the visitor remotely, without having…
The holiday season is here, and many retail stores are ramping up for the increased sales and traffic. But in preparation for the busy holiday season, retailers should also be vigilant to review and increase their security. According to the National Retail Security Survey of 2012, inventory shrinkage, or loss, costs US retailers a disturbing $44 billion annually. The two largest causes of this inventory shrinkage were employee theft and shoplifting including organized retail crime (ORC). Sadly, employee theft has been the “single most significant source of inventory shrinkage” over the past two decades, according to the survey, with 41% attributed to this in 2012. Shoplifting and ORC attributed to about 33% of the losses. “. . . the survey estimates alone show that stealing by shoppers cost American retailers a staggering $14.6 billion over the past year.” What can retailers do to better protect their stores? Make sure your security…