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…
A good alarm system is the first step towards securing your facilities, but ultimately it simply functions as a tool for whoever is keeping an eye on it. Modern technologies now offer many great solutions for self-monitoring through the internet and smartphone apps, but employing a professional company is still the best option when it comes to the safety of your organization. There are also key benefits to employing a local company versus a large national provider. Check out these advantages of relying upon the watchful eye of a professional alarm monitoring service in OKC or Tulsa. Faster Emergency Response Seconds count when it comes to protecting your facility from a fire or security threat. With a quality service like MacNet wireless monitoring, signals are received in 2 seconds or less. Having a local alarm monitoring service means that communications don't have to travel over cell towers, an internet connection, or…
When home break-ins occur, the garage is one of those areas that burglars mainly target. Unfortunately, not many homeowners in Oklahoma City know this, and this is why criminals continuously gain access via the garage door. Luckily, all this can be avoided by getting the right security systems in OKC for the garage and following these simple guidelines. Close the Garage Door at All Times  It may seem like common sense, but not everyone closes their garage door when they leave home. Even with the most advanced security systems in OKC, an open door will invite all sorts of thieves. Therefore, ensure that you bolt the door safely before leaving the house. Cover Window Panes  If you own those fancy garage doors that have glass panels, then it is imperative that you cover them up. Painting them helps keep away thieves in a number of ways. First, thieves will not…
Friday November 04, 2016

Teaching Employees Fire Safety

Because fires can happen so suddenly in the workplace, it’s essential that employees clearly understand what to do in the event of an emergency. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What should be involved in employee fire safety training for Oklahoma businesses? Your specific Tulsa or Oklahoma City fire safety program will need to be tailored to what the particular fire hazards are for your business. These hazards may even be different for different areas of your business and the various emergency protocols in place. Of course, fire safety starts with fire prevention. Employees should know basic fire prevention steps such as proper disposal of cigarettes in any designated smoking areas, good housekeeping, turning off and unplugging appliances, not overloading outlets, and replacing any broken or cracked electrical cords. Employees need to understand how a fire starts and the three elements a fire needs to ignite (fuel, heat, and…
fire detection systems in some areas of a Tulsa or Oklahoma City building can present numerous challenges. Running wire through concrete walls or decorative ceilings, especially where materials like asbestos are present, can be problematic, costly, and even potentially dangerous. As an answer to protecting these challenging situations, NOTIFIER's wireless fire sensing system can easily overcome these dilemmas. The Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology (SWIFT) is a system of detectors and modules that forms a Class A, mesh network of wireless fire detection. Because every SWIFT detector device acts as “a repeater with redundant path communication,” the system is robust and self-healing, providing highly-reliable fire detection, NOTIFIER reported. The strongest paths are automatically located within the network and unique mesh IDs in the SWIFT network prevent miscommunication. Eliminating the need for wired fire detectors offers more flexibility with installation and could significantly reduce installation costs in challenging applications, as well as building expansions,…
From ice storms that knock out much of Tulsa to massive tornados that take down half of the Oklahoma City and Moore areas, we understand the severe damage that weather can cause to homes and businesses. Then, of course, there is always a fear that a fire, flood, or other emergency will overtake our businesses. Whether it’s a natural or man-made disaster, these events can completely shut down a business, sometimes indefinitely, if the company doesn’t have a disaster and business continuity plan (BCP) in place. Different terms are often used for how to plan for a business emergency, including: Emergency planning, Disaster recovery, and Business continuity. All of these focus on various aspects of the disaster and the recovery process, but overall, they act to preserve the business and help it continue to function in the event of an emergency. Why is this so vital? In the business world especially,…