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A Guide to Access Control

Whether you are in charge of a school, office complex, manufacturing facility, or nursing home, you will want to ensure that inhabitants, staff, and visitors feel comfortable as well as ensure that tools, private property, and data are safeguarded and secured. What is access control? The phrase ‘access control’ refers to the act of limiting […]

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7 CCTV Facts You Ought to Know

We here at Swift Fire and Safety delve into some interesting facts about CCTV, or closed circuit television, to remove some of the mystique surrounding one of the most common surveillance equipment. Experts estimate that installing CCTV camera systems in homes might prevent up to 67% of burglaries. 40% of residences have an alarm system, […]

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Fire Alarms Throughout History

Before Fire Alarms Thousands of years ago, before quick and efficient communication methods were invented, fires were reported as and when they were found, often when they were out of control. The Corps of Vigiles were created in 6 AD by Caesar Augustus in an attempt to address the fires that blazed on an almost […]

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8 Common Fire Hazard Mistakes

1) Leaving the Stove Unattended Leaving food on a stovetop or open flame unattended can lead to fires. Holidays have a higher incidence of cooking fires than any other day of the year because hosts are frequently distracted by the increased noise in their home. 2) Poor Use of Extension Leads Overusing an extension cord, […]

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