A New Year and New Uses for Old Tech
2020 presented many new challenges to the infrastructure of just about every industry. From healthcare to retail, security and beyond, companies in every field had to find new solutions to their problems. But necessity is the mother of invention, and, thanks to creative minds working under pressure this year, we can move into the new year armed with new applications for old technologies.
Here are some old technologies you can put to new uses in 2021:
Empathy: A Secret Weapon for Security Challenges
Prime Communications continually tests, recommends and implements security hardware, software and processes across many different industries and venues. But security is much more than that. Over the years, we’ve learned one security element is more important than all the others combined. You can’t buy it, package it or wire it. We are talking about empathy.
Keeping People Safe: The Critical Role of DAS in Emergency Communication
In the last decade, a series of disasters – from the terrorist attacks of 9/11 to school shootings – has put a spotlight on the need to upgrade communications technology for the sake of public safety. Emergency medical personnel must be able to reach one another in the heat of a crisis. Victims must have a way to let loved ones know they are okay. Phones and radios can even help responders find those who have been hurt.
Prime Communications, Inc. helps assess and install new public safety Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) as well as cellular service amplifiers. We also work with clients to evaluate existing systems and determine whether they can be upgraded or replaced.
“Existing systems may not need to be updated to ensure an occupancy certificate, and it’s tempting to just let it go because it’s hardly ever used,” said Ron McNichols of Prime. “But most organizations want to make sure everyone’s safe in an emergency.”
This article will help you understand some of the issues you may find your organization facing and solutions you might apply to improve both public safety DAS and cellular service in your own building.
Security as a Service: Smart New Payment Model Saves Money & Improves Protection
Why hasn’t your organization signed up yet?
The physical and digital security of your organization is non-negotiable. Everything hinges on keeping assets and employees safe while you do business. That’s why many companies sink large amounts of money into their security systems. You probably do too, if you’re involved in managing security.
But, as you may be aware, there are issues with traditional security purchasing – especially now in the face of economic stresses related to COVID-19.
The biggest issue companies are facing is obsolescence. Security equipment loses value rapidly, just as a car loses value the second you drive it off the lot. Security system components notoriously wear out before you have the funds for replacement, or worse become outdated when new technology is introduced. At the end of your system’s lifespan, you can be left with a huge bill to replace or upgrade all or part of it. Not convenient (and potentially devastating) if your operation also is struggling financially.
If only there was a system that didn’t become obsolete, or is there?
Safety in the Wake of COVID-19: How Technology Can Get You Back to Work
As mandatory lockdowns end and the American people prepare to slowly return to their normal routines, businesses across the country have become concerned about precautions they need to take to create a safe workplace. No business can survive without its workers, but an outbreak at the office, warehouse, or hospital ward can mean even more downtime and a potential shutdown. After months of slow or no business, it could be an existential threat. Not only that, if a worker or customer ends up getting sick and believes the company was too lax in taking precautions, they might pursue legal action. There can be other, less obvious issues as well. Tensions are running high, for example, increasing the likelihood of physical confrontations in offices, store aisles, warehouses, waiting rooms and hallways.