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At Guardian Security Solutions, we are serious about protecting your family and your home, and we know you are too. Read through our blog to find useful information on security systems including home security, business security and much more. If you have any questions or would like to schedule your installation in Calgary or Lethbridge, give us a call today!

  • 360 surveillance camera in a commercial center
    04/08/2021
    What You Need to Know About 4k CCTV

    4K CCTV cameras are increasingly in demand thanks to their ultra-high-definition recording capabilities. However, installing them requires a significant investment. Before splurging on a new 4K surveillance camera for your business, here’s an overview of everything you need to know.

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  • Security professional installing a surveillance camera
    04/08/2021
    3 Risks of Hiring Someone from Kijiji to Install Your Surveillance System

    When it comes to installing your commercial surveillance system, it’s best to rely on a professional from a licensed security company. Although individuals who advertise their services on Kijiji may be more affordable, if something goes wrong, the cost to have the system repaired, replaced or re-installed could quickly accumulate. Here are three good reasons to avoid cutting corners on your surveillance system installation.

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  • Security surveillance camera close-up
    04/08/2021
    5 Video Surveillance Security Tips for Businesses

    Effective video surveillance can protect your business from a range of risks, including break-ins and burglaries. Here are five tips to help you get the most out of your surveillance equipment.

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  • Man using access control system pressing keypads
    31/05/2021
    Why Access Control Systems Are Better than Keys

    Security technology has progressed far beyond the familiar lock and key. While they still have their uses, keylocks are considerably less convenient, secure and efficient than electronic access control systems. Here’s why you should consider replacing your commercial building’s traditional locks with electronic access control solutions.

     

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  • In the Security Control Room Two Officers Monitoring Multiple Screens for Suspicious Activities
    31/05/2021
    3 Ways a Security System Can Help Reduce Stress

    Owning commercial property can be challenging. From break-ins to fires, things can go wrong quickly. Even if you have a good alarm system, false alarms can cause undue stress and force you to spend time making sure everything is under control. With the right set of features, however, your stress levels will go down, and you’ll be able to focus on running your business. Here are three ways a security system can help.

     

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  • using electronic card key for access
    31/05/2021
    How to Keep Your Employees Safe with a Commercial Security System

    In addition to protecting your property, a commercial security system can help you keep your employees safe. The kind of business you run will determine what features you need to ensure your workers aren’t at risk. If you value employee safety, here are some of the security features you may benefit from.

     

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  • Back facing security guard
    31/05/2021
    How to Choose Between a Security Guard and a Security System

    It can be difficult to determine whether a security guard and a security system is the best option for protecting your business. The fact is, the right decision will depend on what you need to secure, the type of protection you require and other specifics of your situation. However, there are certain things you should consider before you choose between a security guard and a security system.

     

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  • Safeguard monitoring security cameras
    31/05/2021
    For How Long Should I Keep Security Footage?

    With the advent of cloud-based footage storage solutions and higher-capacity hard drives, there’s no real limit as to how long you can keep security footage. However, storing everything can quickly become hard to manage, so here are some tips to help you decide which footage to keep and for how long to keep it.

     

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  • Fire alarm
    31/05/2021
    How to Reduce Insurance Premiums with Security and Fire Alarms

    Equipping your business with a robust fire and security alarm system is a great way to make it safer and more secure. But in addition to protecting your property, installing an alarm system may help lower your insurance rates. Here’s why.

     

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  • Older women laying in bed
    31/05/2021
    How Can a Medical Alert System Help with a Medical Emergency?

    Are you concerned about potentially falling and injuring yourself? If so, a medical alert system can help. This type of device can connect you to emergency help at the push of a button. Anyone who’s at risk of a stroke, fall or other medical emergencies should consider installing this technology.

     

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  • Night vision security cameras monitor
    31/05/2021
    Benefits and Types of Night Vision Security Cameras

    A quality security camera needs to be able to capture clear and visible footage. Most cameras produce these images by detecting and enhancing visible light. However, regular cameras can’t capture distinguishable footage at night when there’s little to no available light. Fortunately, night vision cameras are designed to overcome this limitation.

     

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  • Warehouse security monitoring
    31/05/2021
    How to Secure Your Warehouse or Backstore

    If you handle valuable materials or sell high-end products, it’s imperative that you make your stockroom or warehouse as secure as possible. By protecting your investment from would-be burglars, you’ll also be able to monitor suspicious behaviour and reduce the risk of accidents that could prove costly to your inventory. Here’s how to go about securing these spaces.

     

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  • Women typing security code
    31/05/2021
    5 Reasons Guardian Security Trusts Honeywell Products

    Keeping your home or business safe is more important than ever. But with so many security systems on the market, how do you know which option to choose? At Guardian Security Solutions, we trust Honeywell products to keep our clients safe and secure. Here’s what you should know about this reputable manufacturer.

     

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  • Pressing keypads and arming an alarm
    31/05/2021
    Understanding ULC Certification and Its Benefits

    If you own or manage any type of commercial building, you’re probably well aware that you need to have a fire monitoring system that complies with building and safety codes, as well as a burglar alarm. A ULC certificate is proof that your fire and burglar alarm systems meet industry standards. Here’s what you should know about ULC certification and the benefits it provides.

     

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  • Man installing a ceiling security camera
    31/05/2021
    The Advantages of Indoor and Outdoor Security Cameras

    When it comes to security cameras, location is everything. This is why it’s important to place them in high-traffic areas, and anywhere that will allow you to have a clear view of your property and potential intruders. But does your business need both indoor and outdoor security cameras? The answer depends on the type of property you own and your particular concerns and priorities. Here’s some information about the benefits offered by both of these cameras.

     

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  • Tablet hold by a woman
    17/05/2021
    3 Things To Consider When Choosing an Access Control System

    Access control systems use a combination of hardware and software to limit access to commercial facilities. They can also be used to restrict access to specific areas of the building and monitor employee movement. Here are three things to consider when choosing one.

     

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  • An opened door with the keys inside a lock
    17/05/2021
    6 Myths About Home Burglaries

    Inaccurate assumptions about break-ins and the behaviour of burglars can leave blind spots in your security system. The best way to protect your home is to ensure you’re prepared for a variety of scenarios. Here are six common misconceptions about burglaries.

     

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  • Sad man sitting on a couch
    17/05/2021
    Advice for Coping With the Psychological Effects of a Burglary

    When your home is burglarized, you can be robbed of more than just your belongings. Many people face emotional difficulties in the aftermath of a break-in. The fear, sadness, anger and other feelings they experience can disrupt their life more than the actual material losses. Here’s some advice for dealing with these repercussions.

     

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  • Lighting in a beautiful house
    17/05/2021
    How To Deter Would-Be Burglars

    Everyone wants to feel safe in their home, but the reality is that break-ins happen often. Luckily, there are several preventive measures you can take to dissuade potential intruders. 

     

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  • Master lockers and a chain
    17/05/2021
    5 Reasons To Avoid DIY Security Systems

    Advances in wireless technology have made it possible for homeowners to install their own security systems. Although these inexpensive, do-it-yourself options may sound appealing, there are several reasons you should steer clear of them.

     

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  • A screen with the message “security”
    17/05/2021
    4 Tips for Avoiding False Alarms With Your Home Security System

    Home security systems are highly user-friendly. However, it’s important to take some basic precautions to ensure that false alarms don’t occur. Dealing with a false alarm is stressful for you and a nuisance for your neighbours. In addition, this error can bring emergency responders to your door when they have important work to do elsewhere. Here are four tips for ensuring that your home alarm only goes off when it needs to.

     

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  • Image of house
    17/05/2021
    How a Security System Boosts Your Property Value

    Did you know that installing a security system can increase the value of your home, in addition to keeping your family safe? Here’s why installing a security system might give you a competitive advantage when selling your house.

     

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  • Security camera outside a retail store
    17/05/2021
    Why You Should Invest in Security Cameras for Your Independent Retail Store

    Some small business owners worry that security cameras express distrust. The reality is that surveillance systems are important preventive and protective measures for independent retail stores. Here are four ways security cameras can benefit your business.

     

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  • man taping carrying box with scotch
    17/05/2021
    How To Keep Your Business Secure During a Move or Renovation

    The stress and chaos of expanding your office space or moving to a new location can leave your business more vulnerable to theft. Doors are left propped open, employees are distracted and unfamiliar faces come and go all day. Here are a few business security tips to keep in mind throughout the process.

     

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  • advanced security camera in the door
    17/05/2021
    4 Myths About Home Security Systems

    There are many misconceptions floating around about home security. This article looks to change that. We’ve gone ahead and debunked four common myths about residential alarm systems

     

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  • warehouse
    17/05/2021
    3 Steps to Securing Your Warehouse

    Many businesses own warehouses, and a good security system is crucial to keeping it, as well as its staff and contents, safe. Here are three steps to help you protect your storage facility from theft and damage.

     

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  • Cctv camera
    17/05/2021
    Preventing Workplace Violence With a Commercial Security System

    As an employer, nothing is more important than the safety of your staff. It’s an unfortunate fact that workplace violence is fairly common in Canada, with about 350,000 incidents occurring every year. This article details how the right security system can help keep your employees safe. 

     

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  • Security Alarm Keypad With Person Disarming The System
    09/03/2021
    Why the Honeywell Total Connect system may be right for your business

    Honeywell’s Total Connect system is a remote, subscription-based service package intended to grant peace of mind to business owners by providing constant monitoring, remote access and control, customizable notifications and ongoing alerts. This is a service that’s available to owners of Honeywell security systems.

     

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  • Man Installing Motion Detector For Security System
    06/03/2021
    What Goes On During an Annual System Test?

     

    All alarm systems should be tested at least once a year. However, the specific procedures needed will vary by manufacturer and model and may be more or less involved, depending on the specific components of your system. However, here’s an overview of what you can expect.

     

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  • CCTV system security inside of restaurant
    06/03/2021
    4 Reasons Why 24/7 Monitoring Is a Must-Have

     

    As a business owner, you’re likely concerned with protecting your livelihood. Even if you’ve invested in a top-of-the-line security system, here are four reasons why you should ensure your property is monitored 24/7.

     

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  • Warehouse with variety of products surveillance
    06/03/2021
    How the Right Security System Can Help With Internal Loss Prevention

     

    Internal losses can add up quickly, which is why businesses that handle inventory should be equipped with a comprehensive and effective security system. Here’s how the right system can help.

     

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  • security system access on smartphone
    22/02/2021
    3 Problems That Can Cause Your Security System to Fail

     

    One of the worst times to discover that your security system isn’t up to snuff is when you really need it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take a lot to cause a surveillance system to fail and many business owners realize this far too late.

     

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  • thermal imaging
    02/02/2021
    4 Facts About Thermal Imaging

     

    Using thermal imaging cameras as a fever detection tool is not new. However, there’s been a surge of interest in the technology as concerns about disease detection and transmission control rise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • young woman wearing face mask
    25/01/2021
    5 Myths About Detecting COVID-19

     

    Whether you’re planning on installing a thermal imaging fever detection system or want to know how you can protect your staff and customers, cutting through misinformation is crucial.

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  • home security system
    21/01/2021
    Why the Dsc Powerseries Neo May Be Right for Your Business

     

    DSC’s PowerSeries Neo is a powerful and scalable hybrid commercial security solution.

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  • Covid 19 compliant business gathering
    07/08/2020
    Use access control to keep your business safe during COVID-19

     

    The COVID-19 global pandemic presents a number of serious challenges for business owners, not the least of which is ensuring that employees and clients can visit their establishments in a safe manner.

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  • security system
    07/08/2020
    How to improve your access control system

     

    Access control is the cornerstone of commercial security. Ensuring that only authorized people can reach sensitive areas and that you can monitor who goes where and when is crucial to the safety of your employees and customers.

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  • three different cameras
    08/07/2020
    5 Ways Security Cameras Can Help Your Business

     

    If you run a business, you may be wondering whether it’s worthwhile to have a surveillance system installed. Here are five key reasons why security cameras are a great investment for your company.

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  • thermal camera image
    08/07/2020
    5 Benefits of Thermal Cameras

     

    Thermal imaging cameras detect the temperature by capturing infrared light. While the COVID-19 pandemic has put them in the spotlight due to their potential fever detection applications, they’re an all-around great investment for companies who need an extra bit of security.

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  • thermal fever detection
    10/06/2020
    Can thermal temperature detection help control COVID-19 infections?

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a wave of interest in thermal imaging cameras, especially those sensitive enough to detect small changes in body temperature, as they could be used to detect fever in sick people.

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  • security access systems
    10/06/2020
    How to Keep Your Business Safe and Secure During the Pandemic

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink many aspects of our lives. For owner-operators of retail stores and other establishments, it means facing a higher risk of break-ins.

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  • saving money
    19/03/2020
    4 ways your security system can save you money

     

    There are a number of financial benefits that come with installing a security system on your commercial property. Of course, it’ll protect you from vandalism and theft, but it’ll also save you money in the following four ways.

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  • healthcare facility
    19/03/2020
    How to secure your healthcare facility

     

    Healthcare facilities of all types and sizes need to be serious about security. They typically keep a lot of medication on hand, some of which could have considerable value on the street and can be targeted by thieves. Here are the layers of security needed for your facility.

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  • security cameras
    19/03/2020
    Should your security cameras be hidden or visible?

     

    One of the first decisions you’ll have to make when installing a commercial surveillance system is whether you want your cameras to be visible or hidden. There are pros and cons to each, and here’s what you need to know to make an informed choice.

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  • security systems
    19/03/2020
    4 reasons security systems fail

     

    Having a security system is crucial to ensuring your business is secure and your employees are safe. However, these systems can fail. Here are four common reasons this happens.

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  • employee theft
    19/03/2020
    How to prevent employee theft

     

    According to the Retail Council of Canada, which represents over 45,000 stores across the country, employee theft costs businesses about $1.4 billion every year. Smaller businesses can struggle because of this, and that’s why it’s important to take steps to prevent it. Here’s what you can do.

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  • security system
    19/03/2020
    4 pillars of commercial and industrial security

     

    Regardless of the industry or sector you’re in, there are four basic areas of security that every business should cover. Here’s what you need to know about them.

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  • security camera
    19/03/2020
    5 big security camera mistakes to avoid

     

    Cameras are a key part of your business’s security system, but they won’t be much help if they’re poorly placed. Here are five common security camera mistakes it’s best to avoid.

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  • man breaking into the house
    19/03/2020
    What to do after a break-in at your business

     

    A break-in at your business can have devastating material, financial and psychological consequences. If your business has recently been targeted by thieves or vandals, or if you want to make sure you and your employees are prepared, here’s what to do following a break-in.

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  • Surveillance equipment and insurance
    13/08/2019
    Can surveillance equipment save you money on insurance?

    Surveillance equipment plays a big part in keeping your property secure. Not only does it deter criminals, but it can also provide evidence in the case of a crime, help you avoid trip-and-fall lawsuits and improve the productivity of your employees. These aren’t the only benefits of security systems and cameras, however. In certain cases, they can even help lower your insurance rates. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Home Burglary
    13/08/2019
    5 steps to take after a burglary

    Nobody wants to arrive home or at the office to find a broken window or other sign of a break-in. Unfortunately, burglaries take place every day, and while you may hope it never happens to you, if it does, it’s important to know how to respond. Here are the five steps you should take if your home or business gets burglarized.

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  • Commercial Security Habits
    13/08/2019
    How to foster good security habits with your employees

    No matter what type of business you run, or what the size your team is, every company — including yours — should have some sort of security policy in place. 


    While your ideal security solution will depend on the sort of work you do, it’s important that all of your employees work together to keep your business safe. Here’s how to foster a culture of security within your team.

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  • Commercial security system
    13/08/2019
    5 signs it’s time to upgrade your surveillance equipment

    Are you wondering if your security system is in need of an upgrade? If it’s been awhile, chances are the answer is yes. 

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  • Commercial Alarm System
    14/03/2019
    Why one-size-fits-all security solutions don’t work

    As a business owner, you should be wary of off-the-shelf security solutions. While universal remedies to security risks may make for good advertising copy, in reality, a one-size-fits-all approach is inadequate. Keep reading to learn why you should instead opt for a customized commercial security system or commercial alarm systems for your Calgary business.

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  • Indorr CCTV Calgary
    14/03/2019
    Keep Your Calgary Business Secure with Indoor CCTV

    Retail stores are an obvious target for thieves. With high-value merchandise and cash on premises, retail stores can provide easy opportunities for profit—at your expense. As a store owner, it’s essential that you have robust security in place, from intelligent alarm systems to commercial surveillance cameras (including both outdoor and indoor CCTV). Here are three of the most effective security measures for retailers to consider.

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  • Man installing a security camera on a brick wall
    06/04/2017
    The Interesting History of Home Security

    Home security has come a long way since the days of bloodhounds on the stoop and a musket at the door. 

    In fact, recent progress in home security technology approaches levels of sophistication only dreamed of in sci-fi movies!

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  • Smart Home security alarm system on a tablet
    17/03/2017
    How To Choose The Right Security System For Your Home

    For many homeowners in Calgary, installing reliable home security systems provides peace of mind knowing that their families are safe.


    At Guardian Security Solutions, we want to help you obtain the best security possible for your home. But before having security cameras installed in Calgary or Lethbridge, there are a few items to consider first.

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  • Security System
    03/03/2017
    How to Deal with Door-to-Door Security System Salespeople

    A security company's number one concern should be your peace of mind. And in the vast majority of instances, it is the case. Unfortunately, a tiny minority have not read the memo yet, and they tarnish an entire industry's reputation.


    Over the last few years, for example, an increasing number of alarm companies have resorted to door-to-door sales to bring in new customers. Though this might be a good way to inform people about new services, it has also led to a certain amount of unscrupulous activity. The BBB registered more than 3,000 complaints against alarm companies in 2009 alone!

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  • A person deactivating their alarm system by entering their pin code
    27/02/2017
    The Evolution of Alarm Systems

    After World War I, crime spiked throughout Canada and the US. As people became more sensitive to security needs, they began developing new ways of protecting themselves and their property.

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CALGARY

4162 - 3961 52 Avenue NE
Calgary , AB
T3J 0J8


Phone: 403-233-7454

Fax: 403-265-2573 

Email: info@grdsec.ca

LETHBRIDGE

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Phone: 403-320-0770
Fax: 403-320-0773

Email: info@grdsec.ca

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