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The 7 Types of Commercial Security Systems You Want to Know About!

Strand Security of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina offer home security systems, as well as commercial security systems. If you own or operate a business in Horry County or Georgetown county, if you are responsible for a commercial building and its occupants, you need to come talk to us!

Strand Security is THE locally owned and locally operated security business for commercial systems!

While we know what you need, and we certainly encourage you to come to us and ask questions, you might need to learn more about your option before you speak with us.

In this blog, we will explain 7 types of commercial security systems. if you have questions, please ask!

Your security. Our business!

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1 Security Camera + Video Surveillance Systems

Security cameras and video surveillance equipment allow for real-time monitoring of the commercial building. Hospitals, Schools, Universities – most if not all use video surveillance systems to track visitors and employees in real-time.

2 Security Alarm Systems

Secure the premises and keep employees safe with a commercial security alarm system.  A commercial security alarm system is made up of many components – and is customized to each customers’ needs.

3 Access Control Systems

Access control systems allow for screening of employees and visitors and give them different levels of access, electronically. The preset system determines who gains entry to your commercial building. Access control systems lets you choose authorized credentials that can unlock doors, buildings and vehicles.

4 Fire and Emergency Exit Systems

Commercial fire safety systems are mandated by building codes, local laws and requirements, and other factors. Fire and emergency systems are in place to allow for immediate alerts throughout the building, quick exits and immediate access for emergency responders.

5 Cyber Security Systems

While Strand Security does not specialize in cybersecurity systems, we would be remiss to leave this system out! Cybersecurity systems includes systems for data encryption, anti-virus software,  traffic monitoring and computer firewall protection if needed.

6 Gate Access Systems

Housing communities, commercial parking spaces, hospital parking lots… what they have in common is that they may need to be gated for limited access by vehicles to manage guest and visitors, as well as employees and residents. Other commercial spaces that might need gated access systems include airports, restaurants, sport complexes and more. Gated access systems are put into place to prevent theft and vandalism, and can provide peace of mind by offering 24/7 security.

7 Sensor Systems

Laboratoriums, hospitals and other temperature controlled spaces… they are all prime candidates for  sensor systems. Door and window contact sensors notify business owners or managers when a door or window opens, or if it’s left ajar for a certain amount of time. Besides contact sensors, different sensor systems use infrared sensors, laser sensors and microwave sensors for commercial space security.

Let us Know How Strand Security Can help You!

We love working on commercial security systems. Here is one we completed in North Myrtle Beach! We are happy to answer your questions and help you with your commercial security systems. We only work with the best, nationally recognized brands.

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Ring in the Fall Season With these 5 Most Unusual Home Security Tips

Home Security Tips Galore!

A quick Google search gets you the most common home security tips.

We’ve covered them here on this Strand Security blog extensively over the past 7+ years! But what about the more unusual security tips? Things you might not think about when you purchase a home?

We’ve gone and done it! We’ve collected five of the most unusual home security tips we could find into one blog. Get ready for these home security hacks you wish you’d known sooner.

Ring in Fall unusual home security Tips

 

1 Move your alarm keypad!

Sure, most people depend on security companies (us) to install keypads for a home security system, but some don’t. If you are among a growing number of homeowners going the DIY home installation of home security systems like RING, do a quick audit on the location of the keypad.

  • Where is it?
  • Can it be seens through a window?

Here is why!

“An observant burglar might scope out the place and even watch you enter the numbers into the keypad. A would-be burglar can also glance through a window to see if you’ve activated your alarm system before leaving the house.”

Move it out of sight!

2 Find an unusual place for valuables

Most homeowners keep jewelry, cash and valuables in… their master bedroom! One way to secure those items is to NOT put them there in the first place.

May we suggest the back of a storage closet, a kitchen cabinet, a floor safe or elsewhere in your home, ANYWHERE BUT the master bedroom?

3 Don’t hang (car) keys near the back or front doors!

During the day keep the keys and car keys near you. You’ll need them to lock your home, as well as drive your car. But what about at night? Do you have a habit of hanging your car keys near the back door, garage door or front door?

Don’t do it!

Instead, take them with you into your bedroom where the are much safer and you’ve just made it much harder for a thief to take off with your car(s).

4 Decoy everything!

Get decoy security cameras, a decoy safe and even decoy keys. Burglars go in and out in minutes. They will not open up a safe, they will just carry the safe out and take it with them. If you want to fool those fools entering your home uninvited, become the master of decoys.

It works!

(for personal safety, we recommend a decoy wallet, too, especially when traveling and visiting new unfamiliar cities!)

5 Sliding Doors need extra protection

If your home has a beautiful glass sliding door, you need more protection than just a simple lock. Sliding door usually have small locks that are easy to break so adding an additional security measure seems right.  If the door is not properly installed, a burglar can easily lift it off the tracks, so be sure to check your sliding glass doors for baseline security.

The best way to secure a sliding glass door is to put a rod (wood or metal) or something similar on the tracks and lodge it between the door and the wall. If an ill-intended burglar manages to unlock the sliding door, they still won’t be able to slide it open with a rod is in the way on its tracks!

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How to Best Protect your Commercial Real Estate Investment in Myrtle Beach

Commercial Real Estate Investments on the Grand Strand

Our beautiful area of the Grand Strand in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is booming! People and businesses are flocking to the beach to live, work, play and.. invest!

If you have invested in commercial real estate in the Myrtle Beach area, or you are exploring this option in the future, read on! We’ve got the latest and greatest on how to protect what you are paying for.

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Protect What You Are Building: Construction Work Site Security

Many new projects are rising out of the ground as fungi – new construction sites a popping up everywhere. Guess what else is popping up? Crime at worksites. Stats tell us that crime is up.

Many construction sites deal with the same two crimes:

✓ Theft (of tools, equipment and materials)
✓ Vandalism

The Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach area is undergoing a huge surge in new construction of homes and businesses and thus there are many new construction sites popping up. Each site deals with theft and vandalism, and we do get calls and inquiries about how to prevent crime from happening.

What can you do to protect your investment as you build? Here are a few tips

  1. Identify all your assets and property at your site and index/catalogue them so they can be tracked at any time.
  2. Engrave tools and special tag other equipment.
  3. Connect with neighbors, nearby businesses and neighborhood watches so they are aware of your site.
  4. Bring awareness and offer training to your crew and discuss how they need to do their part (lock up)

Read the full article and the other 8 tips here.

Commercial Real Estate: Why You Need Security

In a previous blog, we wrote about the many reason small business owners need a commercial security system:

Have you dealt with

✔️employee theft?

✔️counterfit money?

✔️ loitering around your building?

✔️vandalism?

✔️break-ins?

If so, installing, maintaining and monitoring a commercial security system is the way to go.

If your real estate investment does not include owning a business, but you do own the building, we recommend you talk to those business owners leasing the building from you to make sure they are protecting your assets along with theirs!

Protect Everything, Including Your Employees

Do you have a commercial building, a business AND employees? Then the very last thing you want to hear is that there has been an ‘incident’ at your business, right?

Whether it is a phone call from your employee, or a call from the police, as soon as you hear this message, you know that you and your business are in trouble.

If you are the owner or CEO of a brick and mortar store, a restaurant, a gas station, a bank, a school, a church or a service provider with a fleet of trucks and a slew of employees, you never want harm to come to your employees, correct?

Learn more about how to protect your employees here.

Not Sure Where to Start? Start with Cameras!

We can’t say enough about having security cameras for your commercial real estate investment. Having a record of what is going on, having a record of what went wrong, and having a record of wrongdoings is the first step in getting insurance to pay out when you have a claim on your real estate investment!

Strand Security, Your Resource for all Commercial Real Estate Investment Protection!

Come talk to us – we are locally owned and locally operated!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

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How To Secure Your Home: Never Fall Into These Three Bad Habits Again

Happy Fall Y’all

Can you believe Fall 2022 is here?

While you might be out enjoying the sunshine, slightly shorter days and plenty of cooler weather here in South Carolina, we are always on alert! Your security is our business here at Strand Security in Murrells Inlet!

Today, we’d like to discuss three bad habits many homeowners have, that put you and your loved one at risk for a home invasion, burglary or theft.

er Fall Into These Three Bad Habits Again

These are three bad habits homeowners have that put them at a higher risk for a home invasion or burglary.

1 Hiding Spare Keys Outside, in an Obvious Spot

While you might have grown up as a latch key kid, or knew where all your neighbors hid their keys, there is no need to continue this dangerous habit!

If you have lock on your doors with keys, do this one thing: Go and have 10 extra keys made and only give them to people you completely trust. That’s it. Stop hiding a key outside.

If you have an emergency and do need to hide a key outside, do it in a spot away from the door.

Never, and I mean never put your key in an envelope and put it in your mailbox. Don’t hide it under a rock either.

TIP: It’s best to replace all your door locks with a keyless entry system, and connect it to your smarthome system! Never ever have a use of a key again – all you need is codes to get in the door!

2 Forgetting to Lock Doors

Did you know that most burglaries happen between the hours of 10 AM – 2 PM?

Indeed, they do and what most people don’t realize is that often a burglar enters the home through an unlocked door. Front door, garage side door, backdoor. It’s easy to walk in if the door isn’t locked

If you have this bad habit, try setting reminders on your phone, or leave yourself a note on your car’s dashboard “STOP. Did you lock the door?” might be all it takes to get into the habit of locking up behind you.

Remember, most burglaries happen because of opportunity, not scouting! Entering a home where the door is unlocked is a huge bonus for someone who wants to remain unseen and unheard!

3 Refusing to Install an Alarm System

Last but not least, another bad habit is refusing to install a home security system all together! What makes you special enough to be spared the trauma of a home invasion or burglary? Nothing!

We serve people who want to prevent a home invasion, burglary or theft. Unfortunately we are also contacted often by people who’ve already been victims and want to prevent a second occurance. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get an alarm system now. It’s doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, it doesn’t have to be too complicated either.

Contact Strand Security in Murrells Inlet for your Home Alarm System

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

We make the process of home alarms, security systems as easy as possible. Give us a call today to get started. We will be happy to answer your questions over the phone!

 

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What Strand Security Services Would You Like to Know More About?

Strand Security, at Your Service!

If this is the first time you’ve come to our website or blog, welcome!

We are excited to share Strand Security Services with you. Strand Security is a locally owned and locally operated small business, serving both Horry County and Georgetown County.

What services do we offer? Keep reading!

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Strand Security Services List

Let’s look at the full list of services first. Strand Security of Murrells Inlet offers:

• Residential Security Alarm Systems
• Commercial Security Alarm Systems
• Audio/Video Solutions
• Home Automation

Strand Security Services For Homeowners, Business Owners & Local Residents

Home Security Systems and Commercial Security Systems is what we are best known for.

We work with C.O.P.S. monitoring to keep our customers save in case of emergency.

Home automation is another area where we’ve been expanding. We partnered with URC and have installed several large commercial automation systems in local Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach restaurants.

Whether you want

Strand Security Services offer an affordable way to upgrade your current home!

Home Theater Design, Installation and Service

Strand Security in Myrtle Beach will professionally customizes a home theater solution that fits your lifestyle, room needs and desires.

We offer our 25 years of experience for you to bring your favorite movies and films to life in the comfort of your own home.

Select your choice audio, video, and projection equipment from our product catalog. We provide complete pre-wiring for new homes or a blueprint plan and wiring for your existing room. Then we custom install your sound and viewing equipment putting you in control of your state of the art home theater.

Learn more:

10 reasons to love a home theater

How to get the most for your ideal home theater price?

Will you need expert help with home theater setup?

How to choose the right home theater design

Who installs home theaters on the Grand Strand in South Carolina?

Strand Security Services: Locally Owned, Locally Operated

When you contact us at Strand Security, you will talk to a real human! Most likely you’ll get Chuck on the line and he’ll be able to set up a meeting, or answer any questions you may have.

If you visit the shop, you’ll most likely meet Heather.

We are a family owned business: we live and work right here in Murrells Inlet.

For a quote, or with a question, call us anytime!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

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