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Our Central Station Monitoring Command Center—your lifeline in an emergency

Published October 8, 2021

THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO RECOGNIZED DISPATCHERS!THEIR CALM VOICE IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT.THAT THIN GOLDEN GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER. Jade Alarm’s Central Station Monitoring Command Center: Often, people think ‘all systems are alike’. By having our own, U.L. Certified Central Station Monitoring Command Center, we control how our people […]

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CYBER SECURITY ALERT!!

Published October 8, 2021

STATUS OF THIS ALERT FOR THOSE CONCERNED: CRITICAL!!! I first want to thank you for your continued business and let you know that providing you with round the clock security/fire service to ensure your safety is of utmost importance to Jade Alarm Co. Over the past 52 years, Jade Alarm Co. has made it a […]

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Exterior Security for YOUR business

Published August 12, 2021

On top of the exterior security systems we offer, our 24/7 monitoring and top-rated personnel makes Jade Alarm Company the right choice for your business. At Jade Alarm, we know the safety and security of your employees and facilities is of utmost importance. Jade Alarm understands your concerns and we can provide you peace of […]

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VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN KANSAS CITY

Published July 22, 2021

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN KANSAS CITY Of all the alarm companies Kansas City, Jade Alarm (aka Jade Security) is the only full-service Central Station Kansas City Company. A full-service company is UL certified, does its own installation, service, and monitoring. Trained Jade Security employees provide unparalleled service to our valued customers. Others may sometimes ‘forget’ to […]

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SECURITY & FIRE SAFES & UL LISTINGS

Published November 22, 2020

This is part of the recent article I posted about alarms, security and safes for the Missouri Jeweler’s Association: UL RATED SAFES:NOTE: Fire rate safes are NOT security safes they are easily compromised by thieves.There are YouTube videos showing cheap safes are easily compromised in under 2-minutes. GET A PROPER UL RATED SAFE! Security rated […]

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DOOR & WINDOW SENSORS

Published November 16, 2020

Alarm contacts are one of the simplest forms of alarm sensor. This device detects a door (or window) being opened. Jade Alarm utilizes the new Magnasphere anti-tamper magnetic sensor. Other sensors are defeated with the introduction of an outside magnetic. Magnasphere sensors are impervious to this type of attempted defeat. Magnasphere contacts are identical in […]

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SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL

Published November 1, 2020

Jade Alarm provides several different access control system types. Systems can be simple combination keypad or even a fully integrated system. Choose a system you administer, or have us remotely administer the system (*which 85% of our customers prefer us to provide this function). This includes the database from our secured Central Station Facility. Our […]

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THE VALUE OF YOUR JADE ADDRESS LOCATOR SIGN & JADE WINDOW DECALS

Published October 23, 2020

A well-known local restaurateur shared the following story with me: One of his customers was in their car after enjoying an afternoon lunch at the restaurant. The customer observed a vehicle entering and parking in the lot and 2 men exiting the vehicle. These men pulled down ski masks over their faces and walked toward […]

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MOTION SENSOR FALSE ALARM: PROSERIES

Published September 27, 2020

ProSeries Motion Detectors – False Alarm Resistance: Unwanted alarms are the source of many alarm company’s headaches. This is the reason for Jade Alarm Co. to standardize on the ProSeries motion detector sensor. Early sensors were ultrasonic motion detectors. But, these would false trigger due to air movement and ultrasonic sirens or whistles. Several manufactures […]

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CPTED – Using Lighting to Discourage Thieves

Published September 22, 2020

CPTED’s (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. With the above in mind, evaluation of the premises or ‘target’ can include the following recommendations for the physical facility: INTERIOR […]

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IMPORTANCE OF OPEN & CLOSE SUPERVISION & THE REPORTS

Published September 20, 2020

‘Open’ indicates the alarm is disarmed with the business being ‘open’ for the day. ‘Close’ indicates the alarm system is armed. Someone entering in must either disarm the system or the alarm system will be triggered. Authorities will be contacted for dispatch. If the person disarming the system is outside of pre-determined hour schedule, a […]

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TYPES OF UL FIRE ALARM CERTIFICATIONS

Published September 13, 2020

UL Certification of Fire Alarm Central Station vs Remote Station Service. The differences between them are: the level of service required by the alarm company to ensure the system is back in service. In the event of a fire the system must be operating. I have seen alarm keypads registering “TROUBLE CONDITION”  within restaurants or […]

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Jade Wire June 2021

Published June 17, 2021

Tech information to help keep you safe! Hacking Risks: Is Your Home Security System Safe? In the past, alarm systems were just a tripwire tied to a bell and other primitive setups. However, thanks tomodern and innovative technology, you now have access to much more effective security devices to help keepyou safe. However, with this […]

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