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Information Security for the Firearms Retailer — Yes, It Matters

What does information security have to do with firearms retailers? Cyber-security will continue to require your focus, with no end in sight, in today’s world.

10 Tips for Keeping Your Security Camera System in Tip-Top Shape

A security camera system is a critical and necessary investment for every FFL and one that should be maintained to keep it in good condition. We recommend that you schedule regular system maintenance to protect your investment and ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of your camera system. Following are 10 easy tips […]

Security Basics: How to Criminal-Proof a Gun Store or Shooting Range

There will always be criminals planning their next big heist, and that means security will always be a top concern for retail firearms dealers and firearms range operators.

Your Security System—Get Professional Help

A successful security program demands deep insight into the current threat landscape. It also requires a strategic approach to managing the cost and complexity of the security technologies respective to your challenges. But with the wide variety of current and emerging security threats that exist, FFLs who attempt to design their own physical security system […]

Choosing a Recording System for Your Security Cameras

All security cameras require a central video recorder to transmit and archive the footage captured. DVRs (digital video recorders) evolved from the older VCR models, while NVRs (network video recorders) represent the next step in the evolution of video recording technology. Here's a side-by-side look at how DVRs and NVRs compare.

Security Camera System Technology Today

The first key choice to make when planning and installing a video surveillance system is choosing the type of camera that will best suit your needs. While video surveillance cameras once provided grainy and nearly unusable footage, high definition and megapixel cameras have changed all that. HD cameras now provide businesses with a crystal-clear view […]

Security Cameras—Yes, You Need Them

A dependable security camera system is essential for every FFL as part of the security layering process we have discussed in recent posts. Security cameras are not just a deterrent against burglaries, they also serve as a strong deterrent to other aberrant behaviors such as internal theft, vandalism, physical violence and shoplifting. Although security camera […]

Criminals Don’t Take Holidays

While everyone wants to enjoy the holidays and take some extra time off, unfortunately that bit of downtime makes it prime time for criminals to strike. Most retailers and ranges will close on Christmas and New Year’s days, as well as their celebratory eves before. Many FFL owners will also shorten business hours to take […]

Burglary Prevention Part V—Testing Your Alarm System

As you’ve seen in this series, your burglar alarm system is your primary tool for detecting an unauthorized intrusion into your place of business and summoning law enforcement quickly to prevent unnecessary losses and, hopefully, apprehend perpetrators. Therefore, it is critically important to test your system regularly to ensure your IDS (intrusion detection system) technology […]

Burglary Prevention Part IV—How Should You Wire Your Alarm System?

In Part III of my series on avoiding and preventing burglaries, I examined the essential components of a modern security system. There are three ways these components work together today: via hardwiring, through a wireless connection or by use of a hybrid system that utilizes both technologies. Wired systems are convenient when sensors such as […]

Burglar Alarms Part III—Key System Considerations

There are many options when it comes to installing a burglar alarm system, but as an FFL protecting firearms and doing everything you can to keep guns out of the hands of individuals not authorized to possess them, you should put significant planning into your protection and detection system. Choosing the correct detection hardware will […]

Key Points For Selecting a Burglar Alarm System—Part II

Our last column on this subject talked about the basics of what to look for and questions to ask when installing a new alarm system or planning for an upgrade of a current system. Let’s take a closer look now at some of the finer points to consider. Who’s Connected to Your System and How? […]

Key Points For Selecting a Burglar Alarm System—Part I

As an FFL, critical elements need to be in place to protect your files, computers, inventory and, of course, your firearms. A primary component in your asset security and protection plan should include a burglar alarm system, otherwise referred to as an intrusion detection system (IDS).

Responding to a Burglary

Break-ins and burglaries happen—fact—but what you do in its aftermath can make or break your recovery efforts.

Avoid Becoming a Burglary Target—Part II

Previously I talked about some of the things you can do to avoid your store becoming a burglary target. Most people immediately think alarms and solid locks when this subject comes up, but there are many more facets to this topic to consider. Let’s continue. Burglars seek out dark stores. A best practice with today’s […]

Avoid Becoming a Burglary Target—Part I

In my last article, I talked about ways to spot those persons who enter your store with less than honorable intentions. Identifying suspicious and off-beat behavior is the first step in working to stop a criminal act in your store while you’re open for business, but let’s build on that and talk about the other […]

Special ATF Session Added to 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference

As security technology increases, so does the number of ways criminals find to defeat those measures. It’s crucial that today’s firearms retailers understand how, when, where and what types of crimes are being perpetrated today and the measures they can put in place to ensure their employees, customers, inventory, data and other sensitive items stay […]

NSSF Adds Special ATF Session to 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference

Professionals from the ATF will be making a special presentation at the upcoming 2016 Firearms Retail Security Conference.

NSSF Announces Speaker Lineup for 2016 Firearms Retailer Security Conference

Firearms Retailer Security Conference provides comprehensive compilation of information and references and the opportunity to hear from security industry experts and solution providers.

NSSF Opens Registration for New Firearms Retailer Security Conference

  nssf.org To: ALL MEDIA For immediate release June 7, 2016 For more information contact: Bill Brassard 203-426-1320 NSSF Opens Registration for New Firearms Retailer Security Conference NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that registration is open for its newest educational […]