Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Why It’s Time to Upgrade Your Security System


If it’s been more than 3-5 years since you’ve had your security system evaluated, now may be the time to re-engage. Changes in technology, less reliance on landlines and the ability to integrate multiple systems can mean a significant increase in efficiency, mobile management and improved access control.

Many companies decide to upgrade their security system as a result of one of these issues:

  •             Old Technology
  •        Insufficient Systems
  •        Bad Design
  •        Lack of Service from Current Vendor
  •        Move into New Building
  •        Disgruntled Employee
  •        Getting Rid of Landline


Many older security systems do not communicate well with each other, and attempts to integrate them have been limited based on the technology level. The question really becomes whether it’s more efficient to add onto the current system or replace it completely. 

Better Monitoring Capabilities

Old security cameras can have blind spots, or frequent glitches that significantly lessen their effectiveness and leave you vulnerable to criminal activity. Installing new cameras in optimal locations increase your monitoring capabilities, decrease blind spots and increase your overall security.

Increased Control and Convenience

Improved card readers and access control systems allow you to monitor your security systems more   Monitoring and controlling these security aspects makes it easier to remotely manage your systems, which is a win for both you and your employees.
effectively both onsite and offsite. Being able to unlock and re-lock doors through a mobile security app allows improved security overall.

Save Time and Money Overall

Sometimes old systems can be effectively integrated with new cameras or other updated security features. The real question with these integrated systems is whether it is worth the money to integrate with a newer system instead of completely replacing the old system. The other question is whether this mixed system will deliver optimal quality once installed. We can give you the option that makes 
the most sense for you based on what you already have.

Another advantage of more recent technology is that it can be easier to use, reducing employee time and resources spent on training. Also, maintaining the most up to date security systems can also potentially reduce your insurance premiums or deductibles.

Deter Criminal Activity

The most important benefit of updating your security system is deterrent of criminal activity. Criminals look for outdated security systems with blind spots when choosing their target. Having more advanced technology systems stands out to criminals and can deter them from attacking your business.

If you have outdated security systems or questions about updating your security system, please contact Quinlan Security Systems for no-cost, complimentary assessment of your current system.  We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Friday, September 28, 2018

3 Substantial Benefits to Cloud-Based Security Systems


As cloud-based systems have become more popular, there’s still some trepidation out there as to whether a cloud-based system is truly an advantage over your current onsite security system or locally managed security system. Here are 3 substantial benefits of cloud based security systems.

      1. Higher Quality Security

Most businesses don’t have the resources to implement or maintain the higher levels of security protocols. Cloud based systems offer a wide variety of options and standards that can generally be delivered better than an onsite or locally managed security system.

One major example of this is multi-factor authentication. This means multiple methods of   day, a complicated password and unique login may not be enough to truly protect your building and data.
verification for access. Since hacking becomes more effective every

An example of multi-factor authentication may be having a password, physical token, and fingerprint to login. This reduces the risk of ex-employees or un-authorized employees logging in.

Another example is remote administration via mobile devices. This includes mobile device based access credentials, so that the highest level of security is maintained with the added flexibility of your security staff accessing and monitoring the security system anywhere, anytime it’s warranted.

2.  Better Business Continuity.

Implementing and maintaining your security system online offers a much more robust business continuity plan than an onsite or locally managed security system. In a nutshell:
  • Less exposure to issues caused by hardware failure
  • Lower risk of data loss, due to hardware issues or hacking
  • Automatic off-site back up
  • Disaster recovery plan stored online
  • Increased uptime

With everything stored in the cloud, you have a much lower risk of data loss or disruption due to hardware failure, natural weather phenomenon or fire. Your liability is lower because everything is in the cloud.

With a cloud-based security system, your disaster recovery plan is stored in the cloud as well, so you know exactly where it is. It’s safe from fire, theft or any other onsite disruptions.

3Everyone and everything stays up to date.

With all employees using a cloud based security system, everyone is on the most up to date version of the software. There’s no cost for updating people, new software installations, etc.

Plus patch management is much more efficient. Patches are when the software company makes small improvements in a program or is patching a vulnerability that was discovered. With onsite security systems, an IT person would have to manually run the patch on each and every workstation. With cloud based security software, the patch is handled universally and by the software company. So no employee downtime or IT time required.

Cloud-Based Security System Consultation

If you’re considering a cloud-based security solution, Quinlan Security can help you determine the best fit for your company. Please contact us today to set up a complimentary security consultation.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

August Newsletter for Homeowners

Knowing that your home is protected is priceless. Don't entrust your home and family to anyone. For over 40 years, Quinlan Security Systems has focused on keeping your family safe and secure, staffed by friendly and knowledgeable professionals.  If you are thinking about installing or upgrading your security system, call us today!

In this Issue:

  • What Home Security Companies Can Do For You
  • Maintaining Home Security Systems is Important
To read more, click here.

Friday, August 17, 2018

August Newsletter for Businesses

Knowing your business is protected at all times is invaluable. For over 40 years, Quinlan Security Systems has focused on keeping your business protected from external intrusions, property damage and undiscovered inefficiencies. If you are thinking about installing or upgrading your security system, call us today!

In this issue:


  • Ask These 3 Questions to Prevent Problems with Your Surveillance Installation
  • Why Electronic Access Control is Seen as a Luxury by Small Firms.


To read more, click here.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

July 2018 Newsletter for Homeowners

Knowing that your home is protected is priceless. Don't entrust your home and family to anyone. For over 40 years, Quinlan Security Systems has focused on keeping your family safe and secure, staffed by friendly and knowledgeable professionals.  If you are thinking about installing or upgrading your security system, call us today!

In this Issue:

  • How to Choose a Video Surveillance System
  • Burglaries Often Happen When People Are Home
To read these articles click here.

July 2018 Newsletter for Businesses

Knowing your business is protected at all times is invaluable. For over 40 years, Quinlan Security Systems has focused on keeping your business protected from external intrusions, property damage and undiscovered inefficiencies. If you are thinking about installing or upgrading your security system, call us today!

In this issue:
  • Top 4 Benefits of an Integrated Security System
  • A Guide to Fire Alarm System Types
To read these articles click here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DMP Graphic Touchscreen

Are you looking for a surveillance system to protect your home and family? DMP offers a Graphic Touchscreen Keypad that provides users with an easy to use, intuitive keypad that blends with any decor.

This keypad  will fit nicely into your home or office d├ęcor as well as your life-style. From its elegant display, to an intuitive, animated graphical interface, to its simplicity of operation with scrolling capabilities. The DMP Graphic Touchscreen keypad is what you expect from today's security systems.

To learn more about this product click here.