With broadband in home and businesses now mainstream, gateway security to protect all users and devices are not. Many large businesses and enterprises have the budget and staff to deploy IT security measures such as Firewalls and Intrusion Protection and Detection Systems. There is a new startup called Itus Networks that has an all-in-one device called the iGuardian which is currently on Kickstarter for $149. It protects your whole network, including Smart TV's, cable boxes, and other devices that rarely have built-in security. This device has the same level of protection that $1000+ enterprise level devices have. You may think your anti-virus is sufficient but it is a reactive measure, meaning it only kicks in once the threat has reached your device. The iGuardian is a Firewall & IPS that stops threats from reaching your devices. It's completely plug & play, with no configuration involved and updates are automatic. It plugs in between your modem and router and it's the most simple to use security device I have seen especially at this price and would highly recommend it to all homes and small businesses.
While everyone likes to talk about how their product or service is better, here is one that is important to us because it actually makes your home or business more secure. All of our systems are installed with your keypad in an accessible location, the metal enclosed control panel or "brains" of the system in another location, and the siren is also separate. Think of this as in a computer setup. The computer tower is the brains where the keyboard that connects to it is the keypad and the speakers are the siren. Although this setup is much more labor intensive to install, we do this to lower the "attack surface". What this means is you have fewer security risks because even if someone disabled or removed the keypad or siren, the alarm would still function and would be able to communicate to us. Many companies, especially the national ones, are now installing "system in a box" alarm systems. The whole system is in one plastic box on your wall. While this greatly reduces labor and equipment costs from a company perspective, your system is much more vulnerable to being disabled. Therefore, we will never compromise your security by installing this type of alarm system.
As many of you know, when you alarm goes off and you are contacted by the monitoring station operators, you need to verify yourself with your secret verbal password. This lets us know that we are actually speaking to who you say you are. In the event of a duress situation, you can purposely give an incorrect password to dispatch the authorities. This would be beneficial in a duress or hostage type situation in which you need help but need to do it covertly.
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Access Innovations, Inc is a Hampton Roads based electronic security services company covering all aspects of home and business security and alarm services