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SAFE is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded the fire alarm installation for this high-profile project on the historic Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee. SAFE is pleased to be matching its years of fire alarm design and installation with the professionalism and expertise of Adkins Electric to provide a life safety system that will keep residents safe for years to come.

According to the developer: "The Dinerstein Cos.’ construction arm, Dinerstein Construction, will build Millennium Music Row. In addition to apartments, the project will include about 580 square feet of retail space. Amenities will include a bike shop and storage area, dogwash, mailroom, music jam room, pool, clubhouse, fitness center, business center, courtyard and rooftop lounge."

To learn more about this project at addresses 54, 56, 58, 60, 62 and 64 Music Square West, visitors are encouraged to visit the Dinerstein Companies' website.

SAFE continues to expand its offerings through the southeast in its quest to serve with fire alarm engineering, design, and installation as well as fire alarm service and maintenance.

You know that your fire alarm system is one of the most important life safety systems in place at your office, warehouse, church, school, or any other place of business. However, did you realize that reliability can be suspect—unless you are having it regularly certified by a professional? Take a look at these reasons why annual fire alarm inspections should be an important part of your property maintenance schedule.

  • Testing is a Legal Requirement

You know that you have to have a fire alarm system, but did you know that the law requires that you have your fire protection system inspected? The NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code requires that your fire alarm system be tested, inspected, and certified annually. While protecting your building and your people is important, staying within the confines of the law is another good reason to make sure your "fire annual" is current. Annual fire alarm inspections and certifications should be done by a licensed fire alarm contractor who knows and understands your system.

  • Alarm Systems Save Lives

Many fires start very small and may not be noticed by yourself or your staff. The key to getting everyone out of a burning building is to act quickly. A WORKING fire alarm system will help you do just that. If your fire system isn't tested, the self-monitoring functions that are built into it may not let you know it is broken until it is too late. Alarm systems monitor their circuits and communication pathways, but these features can degrade, be deliberately defeated (for nuisance reasons) or become non-functional over time.

  • Standard Guidelines Change

Even if you think you know the standards for installation and inspection of fire alarm systems, there are radical differences between system types. Licensed, certified techs can help. The guidelines are always changing. It’s worth refreshing your knowledge or working with an expert who can assure that you are on the right page when it comes to standards.

  • There May Be Other Requirements

Did you realize that your insurance company or landlord may have requirements in place regarding fire alarm inspection too? This is especially true for property managers, healthcare, and school or daycare buildings and facilities. Take the time to review your fire inspection report paperwork and make sure you are following these guidelines too. They could require more frequent inspections, or specialized reports, so it might be time to call a professional.

  • SAFE, Inc. Can Help

You don’t have to deal with the fire alarm inspection process all alone. The certified team at SAFE, Inc. can help! By working with a certified professional, you know that every task is completed quickly and accurately every time.

When you properly maintain your fire alarm system, you can relax and feel good knowing that your property and people are protected from fire and other potential hazards. This is not something that you should pass over and think about doing “later.” Having an inspection today could save lives and money too! Contact SAFE, Inc. for more information or to schedule fire alarm inspections for your property as soon as possible. We are your business security solution in central and northeast Florida including Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine, and Daytona.

 As a business owner or property manager, you have a lot of different things on your plate. One thing you should never have to worry about is your annual fire alarm inspection. This should be a simple process that only takes a few minutes.

Five Tips to Reduce Worries and Become ready for the Next Inspection

•    Test Sensors and Detectors Yourself – It only takes a few moments to make a quick pass through your building and test each sensor and detector for yourself. This way, if there is a problem you can resolve it before the Fire Marshal finds it.
•    Check Batteries – Check (and replace) all batteries on a schedule. Some people like to check and change batteries twice a year when the time changes while others prefer choosing other dates. The important thing is to be consistent and do it each and every time. If you find a battery is draining faster than it should, this could be a sign you need to look into repairing or replacing your detection devices
•    Follow Guidelines – Take the time to learn more about what the fire standards are for your particular city or jurisdiction. When you know these codes inside and out, you will be much better prepared for what the inspector will be looking for and what he may have to say.
•    Work with a Certified Fire Alarm Company – A company that knows fire alarms and has state certifications in place will be able to work with you to find the right solutions to your fire alarm problems. In fact, a good company may be conducting more in-depth tests than the fire marshal will!
•    Contact Safe Inc. – If you are not already working with Safe Inc., you are missing out on our superior benefits. Our team of experts can help you with monitoring your devices and even choosing the perfect replacements when the time comes for that. You will never have to work with a high-pressure salesman. We offer only solid, dependable advice that will help you every step of the way.

While the fire alarm inspection might disrupt the flow of business just a bit, it shouldn’t be anything you need to worry about too much. By preparing for this occasion throughout the year, it will be much less of a hassle but still retain all of the important benefits to help protect your place of business.

Contact Safe Inc. for more information or to schedule fire alarm inspections for your property as soon as possible  We are your business security solution in central and northeast Florida including Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine, and Daytona.

Whether you work in a retail, warehouse, industrial or office environment, a video surveillance system is an amazing way to keep your business secure and protect all your assets. Commercial security systems can not only help you prove when something does occur, but it can also help disprove events as well. Finally, the presence of IP surveillance cameras can also be a deterrent to criminals too. All of these reasons come together to make surveillance-based security systems a must for businesses of all types.

However, it is important to realize that video surveillance is not a one-size-fits-all type of service. It is important to create a video surveillance plan that is optimized for your particular organization’s needs. Here are a few tips to help you with security camera installation and use.

Consider Your Purpose – Are you hoping to deter criminals or catch them in the act? This can help you decide whether you want to keep the cameras in plain sight or if you think a more discreet approach will work best. Some businesses find a combination of the two types of camera work best.

Place Cameras to Get Best View – Just hanging cameras anywhere may not lead you to get the best quality of video. Look at where you are likely to get the best video and make sure you do not leave too many blind spots.

Monitor High-Traffic Areas – Your high traffic spots are the most important in which to secure. Think about the spaces that have a large amount of foot traffic on a day-to-day basis. These will be most attractive to those who may mean your business harm—since it will be easy for them to blend in with the crowd.

Cover Indoor and Outdoor Spaces – Don’t forget parking lots and other outdoor areas too. You may be able to protect your business if you have a solid plan for outdoor surveillance as well as indoor. You may even be able to monitor what type of vehicle a criminal is driving—which is a key to tracking them down.

Think About Angles – Once your cameras are hung, test out the view. Consider adjusting slightly if the video is not quite right. Sometimes a slight change in angle can make a big difference. You want the clearest possible view of your workplace.

As you can see, there is a lot to think about when planning your video surveillance. Safe Inc. will work with you to help you choose the best security system for your business needs. We work with companies throughout central and northeast Florida including Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine, and Daytona. Give us a call or contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your assets.

Access control system, also known as “door control” and security systems may seem like they would be practically the same thing—based on the name at least. However, they are quite different. An access control system is actually a way of authorizing access to an area, such as an electronic key or PIN pad, while a security system can provide access control as well as other features such as an alarm system or surveillance.

What are the Benefits of Access Control?

The primary advantage of an access control system is that you can quickly “lock” or make certain areas private. By controlling access, you can create privacy and prevent theft or other damage to your merchandise—if you so desire. Access control is simple, and it is usually easy to provide access to only certain people. Later, if you want to change access levels, you may need to re-key or change the code to do so.

What are the Benefits of a Security System?

Security systems, and, in particular, commercial security systems are beneficial if you want to do more than just control access. With a full-scale security system, you can monitor the goings and comings and see what is happening in your workplace. A security system will help you feel safer and may also help prevent criminal activity by deterring it—especially when it is obvious you are well-protected by a high-end system.

While your security system may include access control, or you may couple a security system with access control, the primary aspect of the security system will be the alarm and surveillance features. An alarm can be set to notify you or inform the authorities if there is a break-in, fire or other disturbance. Surveillance cameras can be configured throughout your commercial space so that you can review what has happened when you were not around—or when a particular part of your business was out of view.

Once you learn more about the products, you will find that the capabilities of access control and security systems are quite different, but they work well together to create a solution that can keep nearly any commercial space safer—protecting you, your employees, and your product.

If you would like to learn more about the different options available for both access control and security system devices today—including the highly popular IP security cameras, contact us at SAFE Inc. We are your business security solution in central and northeast Florida including Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine, and Daytona.

While having your fire and security alarms inspected anytime is a good thing, summertime is the BEST time for schools to schedule their fire alarm testing and certificationsfor a number of reasons.

  • The Building is Empty

    While you may have a few employees who work throughout the year, the students and many of the teachers are out for the summer break. This means there are less people around who could be bothered by the school fire alarm testing, and increased safety for all parties involved.
  • Prepare for a New School Year

    There is no better feeling for administration than entering the new school year prepared for the year ahead. Taking care of security and fire alarm inspections NOW is a great first step.
  • Proactive Approach to Emergencies

    There is no warning for when you will depend on your alarm systems to notify you of an emergency. Do not wait until something happens to begin testing your alarm systems. Prevention of emergency situations and protection of our customers is always our goal at SAFE Inc.
  • Complete Code Compliance and Peace of Mind

    Every single device in your entire system is physically tested exactly as the law requires. First, we disable the audible/visual devices, then we pull every manual station, spray smoke in every smoke detector, apply heat to every heat detector, load test every battery, verify signals are received at the monitoring center, and perform many other integrity checks. This gives true peace of mind that your system is fully functional to protect lives and property.

Having your system inspected and certifiedis vital and required by state and national code. Here at SAFE Inc., our experts are trained to find things that may be wrong with your system—both serious and minor. This can include finding outdated or non-functional batteries, horns, strobes or other devices, identifying wiring problems, discovering misused extension cords, as well as taking note of lights without battery backup or monitoring issues.

Keeping a school, college, or university up and running smoothly is a very important job. That is why you need people on your side to help you keep your building safe and secure at all times. Call or contact us at SAFE Inc. today and schedule your annual fire alarm inspection. We offer fire alarm inspection and testing services in Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs, Ocala, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Palatka, Orlando and St. Augustine, Florida.We are ready to help you get your security and or fire alarm system tested, inspected, certified, andready to go for the year ahead!

Robbery Prevention Tips & Strategies

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00 Written by

Security breaches and theft are unfortunately becoming increasingly common. With vulnerabilities to threats, the task of maintaining a secure business continues to be challenging. Therefore, it is important to be proactive to prevent crime.

Here are a few tips to secure your premises and ensure safety of all your business assets:

  • Use sophisticated door access control systems:

    Use sophisticated door access control systems such as video cameras, badge, card, or fingerprint readers, and identification systems to secure access.
  • Install surveillance cameras:

    Security camera installation can give you total control of your businesses access points, confidential areas, lobbies, and exit points. Look for the best customized security solution Jacksonville, FL has to offer to safeguard your business.
  • Create awareness:

    Place security signs at entry points to create awareness amongst employees, security personnel, and visitors. This will serve as a prevention strategy for break-ins. These subtle monitoring devices will ensure that your employees and business are protected and being monitored. Also, have someone go through video surveillance footage regularly and conduct surprise security audits.

Security for your business is vital – not only to protect your information and data, but to secure your physical assets like equipment, property, and employees. An effective security strategy helps you prepare for potentially threatening situations and to monitor your assets efficiently. SAFE Inc. offers installation and maintenance services for door access control systems, security systems, and surveillance cameras in Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs, Ocala, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Palatka, Orlando, and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us today at 904-844-0964.

SAFE, Inc. is proud to announce that St. Augustine and Jacksonville Bosch Security needs are now met through the formation of an official partnership between Bosch and Security And Fire Electronics, Inc. (SAFE, Inc). SAFE supports the full line of Bosch Access Control as well as Bosch Intrusion, Bosch Fire Alarm, and Bosch Video. Jacksonville access control system installation, repair, design, and maintenance has always been one of the primary offerings for SAFE, Inc. Our company has incredible expertise due to our engineers' experience with actual design and manufacturing of these systems. We understand security and access solutions all the way to the component level.

As we have for many years, we continue to support Bosch cameras and Bosch IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. We are very excited about becoming a Bosch dealer to better serve clients. We serve business, commercial, enterprise, healthcare, industrial and education facilities with security solutions in Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs, Ocala, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, Palatka, Orlando and St. Augustine, Florida.

Jacksonville Doorking Gate Control Repair Completed

Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00 Written by

We recently completed repairs and installation of a Door King gate access system for one of our condo property manager clients here in Jacksonville. Although we have been able to fix and maintain Doorking gate control systems in St Augustine and Jacksonville for many years we find that many apartment and condominium managers end up working with companies that are not local. Quick repairs to your condo or apartment gate intercom call box are vital to keeping your sanity and that of your residents! When that system goes down, you keep hearing about it over and over and everyone is frustrated!

 Door King Gate Access System, Jacksonville

Fortunately, making repairs to these gate access telephone entry systems is not rocket science and we are often surprised to learn that so few companies service them. Lightning repairs are a major issue here in northeast Florida so we add surge protection for gate intercom call boxes whenever we get the opportunity. It is a small investment compared to the cost of maintenance or repairs due to lightning damage!

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We recently completed the installation of a new IP surveillance video system in St. Augustine at our main office! We've completed the installation and service of many small and large IP (Internet Protocol) security camera systems for our clients from Jacksonville to Ocala. We knew it was time to update our analog cctv camera system to take advantage of the benefits we often tell our customers about: being able to recognize faces instead of blurry figures.

IP Surveillance & Security Camera Installation in St. Augustine Office

The 3 megapixel (mp) IP cameras give us ultra-high resolution to zoom in on the recording footage later if an event or accident occurs. Many terabytes of hard drive storage gives very long security video recording time of well over a month.

We suffered two break-in and vandalism attempts so the new system was a necessity to prevent further losses. Although our analog surveillance cameras were the best available, the most they could do was confirm that "yes, someone broke in." That happens all the time with analog cctv systems. Being able to know the bad guys were wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a ball cap was NOT very helpful. The police need security video footage that lets you recognize actual faces!

We paired the 3 mp vandal proof dome cameras with night vision IR (infrared) and a hybrid Network Video Recorder (NVR or HVR) to replace our old Digital Video Recorder (DVR). This allowed us to keep our analog cameras for demonstration purposes so we can show the difference between analog and IP camera systems.

We can log into the system remotely so we can view our security cameras from anywhere on our smartphones, tablets, or computers. The vari-focal surveillance cameras let us zoom in or out as needed to provide excellent coverage of our 4-acre industrial property, including the truck entrance, freight loading dock, and all four sides of the facility. Thanks to our fantastic and professional technicians for giving us peace of mind and a perfect installation!

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