Important Consideration for Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance A professional security system has the potential to make your organization more secure while reducing the possibility of theft and vandalism. One way to make sure you’re detecting crime and suspicious activity at the highest level is by selecting a system that has Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) capabilities.

WDR is the difference in light level between the darkest and the brightest spot in a given range.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket ChallengeDakota Security has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

See videos of our employees pouring a bucket of ice water over their heads and challenging others within the company to do the same.

Employees are encouraged to respond to the ice bucket challenge and/or make a donation to fight ALS within 24 hours.

As of August 19, the ALS Association says donations have over reached $23 million.

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IBA Annual Convention & Expo


Title: IBA Annual Convention
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Start Date: 2014-09-22
End Date: 2014-09-23

Description: Join Dakota Security at the Iowa Banker’s Association’s (IBA) Annual Convention September 22-23, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.  Visit Dakota Security in booth #304.

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6 Healthcare Security Points To Consider

HospitalFaced with rising violence, stricter privacy requirements and heightened emergency preparedness, hospitals have critical challenges that can be solved with access control.

Whether it is meeting Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines, assuring patients and staff safety or securing sensitive areas, hospitals are being forced to re-examine their access control procedures and systems.

The following six areas are points for hospital administrators to consider:

1) Standardization
Standardizing on solutions from a single provider will ensure more control over openings. Standardization provides more efficiency during installation and maintenance activities and ensures smoother performance of the selected electronic access control and electrified door hardware. In addition, standardization creates a more streamlined purchasing process that rewards hospitals with increased productivity.

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Real-Time Visibility Of Your Personnel

Men in Hard HatsDo you need a better way to manage your personnel?

GuardRFID’s AllGuard platform delivers the most advanced evacuation monitoring and personnel accountability solution available for the safety of your employees. A combination of long range and proximity detection technologies allow you to design a system performance that suits your budget.

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Demoted Exec Shoots CEO, Kills Self In Chicago

Bank of America BuildingCHICAGO — A workplace shooting rattled the city’s financial district Thursday when a newly demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company’s founder, then killed himself, police said.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired on the 17th floor of the Bank of America building found two men lying unresponsive on the floor of an office, both with gunshot wounds to the head, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.

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