Home & Commercial Safety Blog

Welcome to the SEi Security safety and security blog. Here, we’ll cover topics that concern both residential and commercial security along with tips to keep your family and business safe and secure.

11 Best Practices for Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation

11 Best Practices for Safeguarding Your Home While on Vacation

Vacations are a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but the absence from your home can invite potential risks. Here are some best practices to safeguard your home while you're away, ensuring peace of mind during your travels: 1. Smart Lighting: Utilize home automation to set up a lighting schedule that mimics your usual activity, deterring would-be intruders by making it appear as if you're home....

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The Evolution of Video Surveillance: Enhancing Security with AI

The Evolution of Video Surveillance: Enhancing Security with AI

Video surveillance has come a long way from the days of bulky VHS tapes. The journey from analog tapes to digital recording has been marked by significant advancements in technology, leading to improved storage, redundancy, and image quality. Today, we stand at the cusp of a new era where video surveillance is not just about recording but actively analyzing and responding to the environment....

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4 Ways to Enhance Energy Efficiency with Home Automation

4 Ways to Enhance Energy Efficiency with Home Automation

If you are trying to make a positive impact on the environment, not to mention your bank account, energy efficiency is one solution. According to the US EPA, “Using energy more efficiently is one of the fastest, most cost-effective ways to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, and meet growing energy demand.”  So here are 4 ways you can enhance the energy efficiency of your...

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6 Essential Security Measures Every Business Should Implement

6 Essential Security Measures Every Business Should Implement

Let’s face it: running a business involves keeping many balls in the air. Business owners are always looking for ways to streamline tasks so they can be more efficient. One area of running a business that is often frustrating, time-consuming, and frequently outside the expertise of many business owners is essential security measures. In the fast-paced and dynamic landscape of today's business...

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Protecting Your Home and Health: Essential Measures Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protecting Your Home and Health: Essential Measures Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent intruder, an unsafe gas that creeps into our homes undetected, causing harm without warning. Its danger lies in its stealth: it is undetectable to the naked eye and the symptoms it brings on resemble common fatigue or flu symptoms, making it elusive until it's too late. Unlike other smoke or other smelly gasses, CO is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. That all...

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6 Popular Business Enhancements to your Current Security System

6 Popular Business Enhancements to your Current Security System

There are many ways that you can protect your business – from locking doors to video surveillance. But, there may be some blind spots within your business that can be enhanced by adding to your current Security System. Let’s explore six security elements that could easily be overlooked by business owners.   1. Visitor Management When someone comes to visit your business, there are some ways...

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5 Ways to Integrate Your Fire Alarm System with Home Automation

5 Ways to Integrate Your Fire Alarm System with Home Automation

When it comes to home safety, few things are as crucial as a reliable fire alarm system. But did you know that you can enhance your fire safety measures by integrating your fire alarm system with home automation? This powerful combination can make a significant difference in protecting your family and your property. In this blog post, we'll explore five ways to seamlessly integrate your fire...

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Why Construction Sites Need Video Surveillance

Why Construction Sites Need Video Surveillance

Video surveillance on construction sites and job sites plays a crucial role in ensuring security, safety, compliance, and overall project management. It provides a valuable tool for preventing theft, deterring vandalism, monitoring progress, and protecting the interests of all stakeholders involved in the construction project. Construction sites and job sites often require video surveillance for...

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10 Practical Ways Home Automation Can Simplify Your Daily Routine

10 Practical Ways Home Automation Can Simplify Your Daily Routine

In today's fast-paced world, time is a precious commodity. Home automation offers a range of solutions to help simplify your daily routine and make your life more efficient. From managing household tasks to enhancing security, the benefits of home automation are numerous. Let’s take a look at 10 ways that home automation with SEi Security can transform the way you go about your day.   Light...

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7 Ways You Can Protect Your Business as Shoplifting Increases

7 Ways You Can Protect Your Business as Shoplifting Increases

Shoplifting has become a significant concern for businesses in recent years, leading to substantial financial losses and increased security risks. In fact, according to this article, it is a growing problem for even the most secure and largest retailers. While this may seem daunting as a business owner, there are ways to proactively address this issue, and we at SEi Security would love to work...

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Additional Posts

3 Safety Areas to Focus on While Spring Cleaning

3 Safety Areas to Focus on While Spring Cleaning

As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, it's a good time to think about doing some spring cleaning your home with safety in mind. While you go about decluttering your living space and refreshing your wardrobe for the new season – you will want to keep...

4 Ways Banks Can Update Security Protocols

4 Ways Banks Can Update Security Protocols

Cyber threats are not the only thing banks and financial institutions should be on the lookout for. What remains are security concerns for brick and mortar bank establishments. It’s imperative that as society changes – especially with everything that has happened the...

5 Ways SEi Can Secure Your School

5 Ways SEi Can Secure Your School

Children should have the right to feel safe and protected when they are at school, and feel that school is a safe space. Unfortunately it’s not always the most obvious threats to security that school administrators should be worried about. They need to take into...

4 Ways to Keep Your Restaurant Secure

4 Ways to Keep Your Restaurant Secure

When it comes to making sure your restaurant is secure, you know how important good locks, a safe, and security cameras are. While those are definitely important – there is more that you need to consider that maybe you haven’t thought of yet. SEi Security can provide...

Securing Safety for Housebound Loved Ones

Securing Safety for Housebound Loved Ones

This day and age, there are so many options for taking care of housebound loved ones who have grown older or whose health requires additional assistance. Securing a spot in an assisted living facility is no longer the only option. With improvements in technology,...

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe this Holiday Season

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for love, joy, and celebration! While you are busy making the holiday season a festive and fun occasion for your whole family, the last thing you will want to worry about is the safety of your home and family. With SEi Security, we can take the...

5 Ways to Secure Your Small Business

5 Ways to Secure Your Small Business

Running a small business can be stressful and at times overwhelming. Small business owners always have many plates spinning – but what if we told you there is one plate that we can take care of for you? By enlisting SEi for your small business’s security needs, you...

5 Ideal Locations for Home Surveillance Cameras

5 Ideal Locations for Home Surveillance Cameras

You never know when you are going to need to see what is happening on the outside of your home. Whether it is when you wake up on the morning and see that your trash has been rummaged through, or there is a delivery notification in your email but suddenly there is no...

The 123s of Back-to-School School Safety

The 123s of Back-to-School School Safety

As summer winds down, it is time to make plans for back to school. Purchase supplies, new clothes, new backpack, and making a safety plan. If you have a latchkey kid at home, it is time to put your back-to-school safety plan in place for the coming school year to...

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