Secan Technologies Inc.

Best Practices

     With 60 years of combined experience, the two principle consultants at Secan have learned many "best practices", some of which are listed below. To obtain recommendations of "best practices" that are specifically geared for your company, please feel free to call us. Click here for our contact information.


What components make up a complete corporate security system?

  • Intrusion Detection
  • Access Control
  • Video Surveillance
  • Physical Security (barriers)
  • Management and routine auditing program
  • On-site guard presence

The above systems only provide value when they are properly managed and supervised.

What type of video recorder should my company purchase?

A complete answer to this question requires much more information than provided. However, the following are areas to be considered:

  • Record digitally on a purpose built device.
  • Plan on having enough storage. With digital storage prices continually falling, it is reasonable to have enough storage for at least 2 weeks of footage.
  • The recorder should record in only the highest resolution available.
  • The recorder should be capable of recording continuously and increasing the frames per second upon detecting motion.
  • Use cameras and a recorder that are compatible with H.264 compression or better.

How can my company maintain its facility efficiently?

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance.
  • Review maintenance schedule frequency after a couple of cycles to be efficient.
  • Use trained staff wherever possible, rather than contractors, to perform maintenance.


How can our company get an appropriate response to alarms and emergencies? (non-medical)

  • The appropriate response is the result of a great deal of planning and constant attention to your company's needs. Secan provides clients with the  appropriate response by staying actively involved with their day to day operations.
  • Since statistically most alarms are false alarms, an effort should be applied to minimize false alarms through training, procedures, equipment, and diligent management.
  • Perform a risk assessment and have a dispatch plan that includes multiple responders if necessary.

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