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For many years convenience store owners have seen security systems as just that, a system in place to create a safer environment for customers and employees alike. Increasingly this mentality has been changing, with many business owners looking for added value in the solutions they choose– from operational intelligence to customer service insights. Adding audio security systems has proven itself as a popular method to both secure a store and reap additional benefits.  Aside from…
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The Integrator’s Guide to Audio Sound solutions are an attractive offering for any integrator as audio provides security functionality for customers and distinguishes an integrator’s portfolio from other competitors. Follow this guide for where you can install Louroe Electronics’ best-in-class audio monitoring solutions. Parking Lots Utilize the Louroe TLO in parking or outdoor areas to give security staff the ability to monitor and disseminate important information over the loudspeaker. When paired with analytics, alerts can…
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For police departments, a false alarm is commonly defined as a call, which upon investigation, shows no evidence of criminal activity, such as broken windows, forced doors, items missing, or people injured. In 2016, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) reported that over 98% of all alarm calls in the United States were false. These false alarms not only waste countless police hours but can also be costly to all involved.  Police respond…
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With national concerns around school safety at an all-time high, it is imperative for administrators to take proactive steps towards enhancing security for students, in every facet of their educational environment. One often overlooked area of school security is transportation, specifically school buses, which many students use daily for their commute to and from school. A simple method to enhance incident detection is to implement a complete surveillance solution that leverages both audio capture and…
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When designing, planning, and constructing a new building, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration. One often overlooked aspect is audio capture as part of the physical security deployment. Society continues to debate the role that architects and engineers should play when it comes to building security. When it comes to security design, many immediately think of barbed wire, metal spikes, large fences, and other eyesores. Is it possible to design secure…
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According to the American College of Physicians, workplace violence occurs so frequently within the healthcare industry that many workers consider it a part of their job. From 2002-2013, the rate of serious workplace violence– defined as acts where staff are required to take days off to recuperate– was more than four times greater in healthcare than in private industry on average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.According to OSHA, 21% of registered nurses and nursing…
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In the ever-changing world of security technology, staying up to date with the latest technologies from all manufacturers can be a challenge for distributors. From deciding on the best partners to stocking the most useful equipment, there are many areas that can draw the focus away from the bottom line. Not to mention, there’s the added challenge of finding products that solve common issues that all dealers and integrators face. This is where audio from…
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Healthcare facilities, whether they be hospitals, clinics, or offices, often require a heightened level of physical security to keep both patients and professionals safe from threats. Many of these facilities face unique challenges, from epidemic outbreaks to patient behavioral issues. Administrators and security personnel are constantly looking for proven, yet innovative ways to protect their facilities from external and internal dangers. Adding audio solutions to a healthcare facility’s security system can aid in a variety…
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Ebola is a rare and deadly disease, and 2014 marked its largest outbreak. The World Health Organization categorized the epidemic as a public health emergency, forcing many hospitals across the United States to spring into action for preparations. Hospital staff needed a way to communicate with patients, while keeping themselves protected from the virus.  Hospitals face a host of unique challenges outside of epidemic preparation, from patient privacy to HIPPA compliance. Audio security devices present…
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Polysomnography, also known as a sleep study, is a test used to diagnose patients with possible sleep disorders. Devices record brain waves, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and breathing, along with eye and leg movements through the night. During these studies, cameras that produce both video and audio, are used in conjunction with medical sensors to verify information and give a more complete picture for sleep physicians. Unfortunately, audio from built-in microphones inside video cameras…
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Deploying audio monitoring solutions in healthcare facilities can yield substantial benefits for the health professionals working there. The reasons are quite simple:  1. Conflict Resolution  Audio recordings can be reviewed to resolve verbal conflicts between patients and healthcare administrators and receptionists. While human memory can sometimes be fuzzy and flawed, audio provides a verbal record of what happened.   2. Helpful Validation  Audio recordings can also be used to verify tests and provide data. This…
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While video surveillance dominates center stage in security deployments, audio is increasingly growing in its role. Video may show a scene, but audio clarifies the intent behind the actions captured on camera. Much like our senses of vision and hearing, video and audio work together to provide a more holistic approach to security. Outside of complementing its video counterpart, audio holds inherent value for use in security systems across a variety of applications and verticals.…
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Audio Security by Design

April 23, 2020
With each new year, security becomes a more important issue in every facet of our lives, and that especially applies when it comes to the safety of public spaces. Can today’s architects and designers build increased safety and security right into their buildings? In other words, can we be safer by design? The answer is a resounding yes, thanks to modern advances in digital audio for security. The Importance of Secure Design in Buildings There…
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Utilizing audio alongside your video surveillance solution can do a lot more than just provide added security. By adding Louroe Electronics’ signature Verifact® microphones, retailers are able to provide a safer environment while simultaneously improving their customer service and customer experience. See the three reasons below to see how audio security solutions can directly impact your business! 1. Improved Employee Training and Performance. By installing Verifact® microphones above the point of sale terminals, store operators…
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