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Tax Exempt Financing: A Smart Solution for Municipal Security Needs

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Nov 09, 2017 | Government, Education, General

Local governmental entities — such as school districts, emergency service districts, city or county administrations, etc. — have security needs just like any typical business. Sometimes more, if they serve particularly vulnerable populations like school children, seniors or people with mental health issues. READ MORE

South Montgomery County Fire Stations Watch Over Their Neighbors. Knight Security Systems Watches Over Them.

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Nov 08, 2017 | Case Studies, Government

An integrated and highly scalable solution delivers peace-of-mind for a growing emergency services district. READ MORE

Webinar: Unshakeably Secure, Impeccably Responsible With Taxpayer Dollars

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Sep 25, 2017 | Events

Schools and government entities need proven security to protect students, employees, visitors and assets - yet they are also charged with being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. How can a public organization in Texas balance both? Through cost-effective and streamlined security solutions from Knight Security Systems. READ MORE

Security & The DIR: How Schools and Governmental Entities Can Save Big

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Sep 07, 2017 | Government, General

​The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)​ is a state agency that assists Texas state government, education and local government entities with their technology needs. As part of their mission, the DIR enables eligible organizations to purchase various products and services through pre-negotiated contracts. Those products and services include solutions for access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection and fire detection. READ MORE

The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Secures its Future

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Sep 01, 2017 | Case Studies, Healthcare

Knight Security Systems' fully-integrated solution delivers state-of-the-art access control to serve thousands of monthly visitors. READ MORE

South Texas College of Law Houston Upgrades to Latest Security Technology

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Jul 26, 2017 | Case Studies, Corporate

South Texas College of Law Houston is a small, private accredited law school in downtown Houston with a stellar trial advocacy program and now, too, an impressive security system. However, the school’s security system didn’t always measure up to the quality of its law curriculum. READ MORE

How Great Customer Support Improves Your Business’ Security

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Jul 05, 2017 | General

Inadequate customer service programs have cost companies over $62 billion per year according to a recent report from Shep Hyken, writer at Forbes. “That’s up $20 billion since 2013, just three years ago!”, says Hyken. With an estimated 1,729,806 burglaries annually, a quality customer service program for your security system can make all the difference in your bottom line and can provide you peace of mind. READ MORE

Eanes ISD Scores New Security System

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Jun 19, 2017 | Case Studies, Education

Eanes ISD is a shining light in Austin’s scenic, rolling Hill Country area. Its academic and athletic facilities are the envy of many Austin-area districts. What wasn’t shining quite so brightly was an outdated security system consisting of inadequate door hardware, burglary units, closed circuit video and perimeter fencing. READ MORE

City of Conroe & Knight Team Up for City-Wide Security

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Jun 09, 2017 | Case Studies, Government

Located 40 miles north of Houston, the City of Conroe was attempting to manage a disparate patchwork of access control and surveillance systems. Having grown over 120 percent since 2000, the City of Conroe has continued to expand, making it a challenge to keep pace with public safety needs. READ MORE

Benefits of Cloud Security by the Numbers

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Apr 26, 2017 | General

An industry on the verge looks to the cloud. READ MORE

What's Next is Already Here: Cloud-Based Security Systems

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Apr 21, 2017 | White Paper

Take a look at your security system. Do you see proprietary panels, readers, software and servers? A system built on yesterday’s technology that’s rigid, difficult to manage and several upgrades behind? It’s time to embrace cloud-based security solutions. READ MORE

New Security Tech: Cloud-Based Access Control

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Mar 20, 2017 | General

Safer, scalable, and easier to store, new security technology in almost every part of the market is moving to the cloud. READ MORE

[Infographic] IP Access Control Systems: What They Are & Why They Work

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Mar 06, 2017 | Infographic

In order to shop for the right access control system for your facility, it’s best to start by getting to know the latest Access Control technology: the IP-based Access Control System. READ MORE

SB 507 and Texas Education Security Laws: How to Stay Compliant and Safe

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Jan 31, 2017 | Education, White Paper

In light of the passage of Senate Bill 507, it’s more important now than ever to meet the security needs required by the state of Texas to stay compliant. Partnering with an experienced security company can help school districts develop an integrated safety plan that keeps students safe and state-approved, so you can continue shaping the minds of the future. READ MORE

A Custom-Integrated System for One Oil & Gas Worksite

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Jan 27, 2017 | Case Studies, Oil, Gas & Energy

​GeoSouthern Energy, a Texas-based Oil & Gas company, partnered with Knight Security Systems to completely overhaul their company’s many disparate video monitoring, access control and alarm security systems into one streamlined solution. GeoSouthern set out to build three new office building sites in the Houston area over several years, each using Genetec platforms to consolidate their security solution. READ MORE

[Infographic] How to Choose the Right Video Surveillance

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Jan 12, 2017 | Infographic

Depending on your company’s size, location and more, a video surveillance buildout can vary wildly. In this infographic, we break down the differences between each and why they matter to your facility. READ MORE

End of Year Report: Knight’s Service Improvement Initiatives

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Dec 29, 2016 | General

If you have worked with Knight Security Systems for any time at all, you’ve heard about our core values of Honor, Integrity, Service because we love to talk about them. It’s these principles that led us to develop some of the most innovative customer support programs in the business. READ MORE

Unified Security Streamlines University's Overall Safety Strategy

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Nov 14, 2016 | Case Studies, Education

For over a century, Prairie View A&M has long been a key member to the Texas A&M University system. With multiple security programs that didn’t talk to each other, the University needed a streamlined process for better security management. READ MORE

Video: Why SecurePlan™ is the Ultimate Service-level Agreement

Nov 01, 2016 | Video, General

​Proactive. Responsive. Reliable. SecurePlan™ is superior to any warranty because it keeps you one step ahead of your security needs. Address changes and risks before they become an issue with SecurePlan. READ MORE

3 Security Methods for Schools That Can Help Decrease Incidents

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Oct 13, 2016 | Education, General

New security requirements for Texas schools have been making headlines all year. If the overwhelming amount of information seems like a lot to tackle, let us help break down the different types of security integrations that can keep your school district secure. READ MORE

Will Your Security System Work After December 31, 2016?

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Sep 06, 2016 | General

​Since the beginning of the very first cellular protocol in 1987, known as “1G” (or, First Generation), mobile networks have provided an alternative to the old “landline” options. It’s because of these advancements that the security industry was able to provide alarm monitoring via these new cellular networks. READ MORE

The Business Costs of a Poorly-Maintained Security System

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Aug 31, 2016 | White Paper

Any business worth their salt in the digital era has implemented a dynamic security system for their organization. However, many systems contain a lack of error reporting options, an inadequate video monitoring capabilities, and a shocking amount of false alarms that all result in high costs and a dent in the bottom line. READ MORE

Video: About Knight Security Systems

Aug 23, 2016 | Video

​For more than 30 years, Texas businesses have trusted Knight Security Systems with their video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection installation services, and more. READ MORE

[Infographic] How to Comply with SB 507

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Aug 15, 2016 | Education, Infographic

This new law, effective as early as June 16, 2016, requires many schools and school districts with a dedicated special education classroom to not only install and record video surveillance, but to store that data long-term. How will you keep your students and district secure? Here are a few ways in which compliance with this new law is easier than you think. READ MORE

Checklist: Choosing the Right Security Systems Integrator

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Jul 25, 2016 | General

We say this quite a bit around here because we’ve seen it so many times: choosing the right security systems integrator will make or break the effectiveness of your security system. READ MORE

What are Service-Level Agreements and Why Do They Matter?

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Jun 07, 2016 | General

When it comes to your security system, you want something that can be customized to your operations, scalable and – most importantly - reliable. And while all of those things on their own are great strides in keeping your data, staff and visitors safe, what happens when the system goes down? Unless you have a plan in place to proactively monitor and respond to service issues, a system blackout will be unavoidable, leaving your entire company at a grave risk. READ MORE

[Infographic] Integrated Security Systems vs. Physical Security

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May 02, 2016 | Infographic

Security comes in all shapes and sizes. Determining what type of security system you should implement depends on multiple factors, including your location, industry, staff size, and more. READ MORE

3 Types of Customers – Which One Are You?

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Apr 13, 2016 | General

While I’m not in the medical profession, I’ve known many doctors, both personally and also as their patient. Of course, doctors deal will all types of people, but in a recent conversation with a close doctor friend, he boiled down the doctor-patient relationship in this way. READ MORE

Advanced Security Boosts Credit Union's Safety & Bottom Line

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Mar 30, 2016 | Case Studies, Financial

Prioritizing people over assets is at the foundation of how Smart Financial Credit Union (SFCU) runs and operates their organization. That’s why they reached out to Knight Security Systems to ensure the safety and security of visitors and staff. READ MORE

How SecurePlan Outshines the Competition

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Feb 01, 2016 | General

Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to chat with Knight Security Systems Vice President – Service Innovation, Christopher Hugman who gave us a thorough understanding of how SecurePlan is set apart from the pack. And all in good time too, as the Service-level Agreement celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Here’s what Hugman had to say: READ MORE

[Infographic] The High Cost of Bad Security

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Jan 19, 2016 | Infographic

Did you know that false alarms account for 95-99% of all alarm calls, and can cost you up to $125 per call? READ MORE

Why the New Texas Law for Security in Special Education Classrooms Matters

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Jan 19, 2016 | Government, Education

If you're working in the education sector within the state of Texas, you're probably already well-aware of Senate Bill 507 which was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott mid-last year. But for the laymen's who are on the fringes of this information, here are the highlights of what you should know before the law goes into effect. READ MORE

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Dec 08, 2015 | Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Oil, Gas & Energy, Video, General

Curious about how your camera can hold up under tough weather situations? Maybe you're finding that your current camera doesn't stand a chance in freezing temperatures? We find out how a Sony/Genetec Omnicast camera can withstand the big test against a -28 degrees, Fahrenheit freezer. READ MORE

Combining the Power of Genetec and BriefCam for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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Dec 02, 2015 | Case Studies, Government, Retail, Video

Knight Security Systems is committed to client satisfaction while delivering the most advanced features available through our security solutions. We recently completed a project with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) combining Genetec and BriefCam systems. READ MORE

Why our Customers Love the Knight Client Support Center

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Nov 10, 2015 | Financial, Corporate, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Government, Education, Healthcare, Oil, Gas & Energy, Retail, Food Service, General

The CSC’s mission is to monitor and maintain the health of our clients’ physical security systems and supporting infrastructure. Here’s a little bit of how we manage that: READ MORE

Finding the Balance Between Safety and Openness for Texas Schools

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Jan 24, 2015 | Case Studies, Education

Amarillo ISD has 54 separate facilities. Knight Security Systems has partnered with them to establish one, singular, IP video surveillance system which will feature 2,086 IP cameras. Our solution is designed to integrate with existing intrusion and access control systems to provide a “single-pane-of-glass” solution. READ MORE

There Are No Second Chances in Security

Jan 15, 2015 | Financial, Corporate, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Government, Education, Healthcare, Oil, Gas & Energy, Retail, Food Service, General

When it comes to security systems “next business day” service is just not fast enough. At many healthcare facilities operating 24/7, for example, these systems support life safety, regulatory compliance and continuous operations. Outages must be remediated with urgency. Recently a Texas healthcare facility experienced hardware failure of a security system server at 6:30 p.m. on a Friday evening. READ MORE

Web-based Solution for Multi-Facility Monitoring

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Nov 25, 2014 | Case Studies, Corporate, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Oil, Gas & Energy

When Hoar Construction moved their Texas regional office in Houston to a new location, they needed an access control solution that would be easy to manage and offer a remote option that their corporate office in Birmingham, Alabama could manage and monitor from a distance. READ MORE

Web-based Security System with Flexible Configuration Options

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Nov 04, 2014 | Case Studies, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Government, Oil, Gas & Energy

“We evaluated multiple vendors but ultimately chose Knight because they are able to offer support across the state and in Austin. We wanted all of our substations, currently in the West Texas and Panhandle regions, to be able to use the same integrated monitoring system. We also felt confident that Knight could provide support and service if and when we may need it,” said Julius Horvath, PE, Operations and Planning Director at WETT. READ MORE

An Integrated Security System to Help Manage and Monitor Work Safety

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Aug 27, 2014 | Case Studies, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Video

When Steve Lesikar of Cyclone Steel Services built a new facility in Houston, Texas, a dependable video surveillance solution in place was of the highest priority. READ MORE

Custom Access Control and Surveillance for Foodservice Distributor

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Jul 25, 2014 | Case Studies, Corporate, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Food Service

When the Ben E. Keith, Company built a new warehouse facility in Houston, Texas, dependable physical security solutions were at the top of mind for Vice President, Robbie Fish. “The security solution we were using at the other facility was inadequate, and the products were obsolete and outdated,” said Fish. “False alarms were constantly going off and keeping me up at all hours of the night. I was tired of the slow response time and lack of customer service from the larger publicly-owned company. I liked that Knight was a privately-owned company where you are more than an account number and actual people working together to find solutions with a real customer service mindset.” READ MORE

Why Facility Access Control and Integrated Video Surveillance Makes Business Sense

May 05, 2014 | Financial, Corporate, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Government, Education, Healthcare, Oil, Gas & Energy, Retail, Food Service, General

What if you could not only see on camera your inventory or even special access areas but you could also see the people accessing that area, at what time and through which door they are using that can all be managed in one integrated setup? READ MORE

Custom Security Solutions for 55 Miles of Texas Waterway

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Jan 02, 2014 | Case Studies, Manufacturing, Commercial & Industrial, Government, Oil, Gas & Energy, Video

The Sabine-Neches Waterway runs 55 miles through Jefferson County, Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico. This area includes the number one commercial and military out-load port in the United States and is the fourth largest port in terms of processed tonnage. The goal of the project was to ensure the safety of those working and traveling through the port, and to keep traffic flowing for the commerce that relies on clear passage. READ MORE