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Every home should secure its doors with deadbolt locks, but beware: not all locks are the same.

Tips, Resources and News Archives

Lappen Security Products is dedicated to helping you maximize security for your business and home. To aid in that effort, we offer periodic Tips (twice a month) and Facts (weekly) on security-related topics.

November 11, 2014

Access Control: Back Up My What?

Backing up the data for your access control system can save you hours of...

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October 28, 2014

Safety Checks Essential for Fall Checklists

As temps drop, ensure you’re protected from the invisible threat of...

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October 14, 2014

Don’t Get Locked Out in the Cold!

Help avoid keys that won’t budge in cold locks. It’s that time...

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September 30, 2014

A Simple Photo of Your Key Can Open Door to Thieves

Medeco High Security protects against new ’convenience’ key...

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September 16, 2014

Residential ’Smoke Alarms’ Not All the Same

Make your home safer by understanding the differences and why they matter....

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August 26, 2014

Prevent Unauthorized Key Duplication

Choosing locks wisely can ensure keys are not duplicated without your...

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August 12, 2014

Video Collaboration Tool Streamlines Surveillance Review Work

When four eyes are better than two and geography gets in the way, Avigilon...

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July 29, 2014

Smart Photo ID/Access Card Set-Up = Savings

An extra step now can save inconvenience and money down the road. With...

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July 15, 2014

Home Remodeling Can Trigger False Alarms

Take steps to avoid accidentally dispatching the fire department to your...

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June 24, 2014

Warm Weather Can Compromise Security

The desire to ’let in a little summer’ can open the door to...

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June 10, 2014

You May Have Found Waldo ... But Where’s the HD Camera?

Modern megapixel technology packs a lot of punch in a very small...

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May 27, 2014

Lappen Helps Local Businesses Fight Crime

Video surveillance is increasingly proving to be an effective...

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May 13, 2014

New! Lappen Online Bill Pay & More

Customer Resource Center offers easy access and convenience. In addition...

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April 22, 2014

License Plate Recognition ... for REAL?

Yes! Enjoy this and other new features of the latest video management...

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April 8, 2014

April Showers Bring... Security Failure?

Ensure your security equipment stays dry to avoid short circuits and...

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March 25, 2014

Scammers Can Trick You and Compromise Security Systems

Be sure you are actually dealing with your chosen professional before...

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March 11, 2014

Outdoor Cameras Can Be Storage Hogs

Maximize hard drive space for outdoor cameras with selective...

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February 25, 2014

Doors Need Winter Maintenance

Winter weather can and does cause doors to act differently than they do in...

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February 11, 2014

Travel – and Sleep – Without Worrying About Your Pipes Freezing

Temperature-sensing systems can monitor your property and warn you before...

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January 28, 2014

VoIP and Digital Phone Lines May Not be Reliable for Alarm Systems

Lappen will no longer renew monitoring agreements with alarm systems on...

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January 14, 2014

Medeco Patented Lock Systems Explained

To ensure your security, authorized dealers can only service systems they...

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December 17, 2013

’Tis the Season for Frozen / Iced Locks!

Deck the halls with Silicone- and Teflon®-based lubricants to keep...

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December 3, 2013

Case Study: City of Appleton

Occasionally, we like to use this space to share with you real stories...

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November 12, 2013

Great Deals May Not Be So Great In The Long Run...

Be sure to look more deeply; even if it is less expensive, it may not...

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October 29, 2013

Smoke Detectors: Battery Check is Not Enough

Testing the battery alone does NOT ensure your smoke detectors are working...

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October 15, 2013

Moves Require Advance Security Planning

Make moves run smoothly for all parties by ensuring security systems will...

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September 24, 2013

Alarm Monitoring Service Agreement Offers New Option

Regular testing and inspection can help ensure peak system performance....

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September 10, 2013

HD/Megapixel Video Surveillance: Great Images, But There When You Need Them?

Larger file sizes of HD/MP images use more storage space than you may...

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August 27, 2013

Push-Button Access Convenient... But This Simple Change Can Keep Your Home/Business More Secure

Consistently using the same push-button code to enter your home or...

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August 13, 2013

No Power + No Generator = No Security System?

Not true – IF you prepare now and take advantage of backup...

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July 30, 2013

Are Your Smoke Detectors at Peak Performance?

You faithfully test and change the battery twice a year...but detectors...

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July 16, 2013

How Security-Savvy Are You?

More than just lock-and-key, the security of people and property can be...

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June 25, 2013

For Now, Call Ahead for Showroom Visits

We are temporarily a bit short-staffed... With the recent passing of our...

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June 11, 2013

Was That... Umm... R2D2?

Security comes in all shapes and sizes – take a look below to see...

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May 28, 2013

Emergency! Can the Fire Department Get In?

Fire Inspectors can help ensure your building is accessible in the case of...

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May 14, 2013

Don’t Get Caught With Your Camera Down!

Any mechanical device can eventually wear out, so take steps to ensure...

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April 23, 2013

Change in Season Can Compromise Security

Spring: temps remain warmer, flowers remain open – and so can doors,...

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April 9, 2013

Flexibility is Key to Smart Security System Selection

Help guard against loss of time and money – arm yourself with the...

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March 27, 2013

Are Your Access Control Doors Operating Properly?

Paxton offers a quick and easy way to check them all ... and more!Many of...

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March 26, 2013

Card-Reader Installation Alone Does Not Ensure Security

Be sure there are no "chinks in your facility’s armor" by following...

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March 12, 2013

Monitor What’s Happening at Home – When You’re Not!

Have all the information you need in the palm of your hand with new Pan...

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February 26, 2013

Telephone Lines are NOT All Created Equally...

VoIP and digital phone lines may not reliably work with your alarm...

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February 12, 2013

New Doors Survive Harshest Elements & Meet Compliance

Lappen Security offers doors that reduce maintenance, improve security and...

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January 29, 2013

ADA Compliance Mandatory, But Flexible

Lappen Security offers options to help businesses comply with ADA door...

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January 15, 2013

Case Study: Village of Bellevue Parks

Occasionally, we like to use this space to share with you real stories...

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December 27, 2012

Maximize Security by Simplifying Building Entry and Exit Points

Want to see who is entering and exiting your building, but have people...

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December 11, 2012

Case Study: Lamers Dairy

Occasionally, we like to use this space to share with you real stories...

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November 27, 2012

What Happens When You Set Off Your Own Intrusion or Fire Alarm?

Since it doesn’t happen every day, we know it is enough to get the...

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November 13, 2012

Prevent Accidental Pipe Freeze While on Vacation

While you’re warming on the beach, a furnace outage can cause your...

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October 23, 2012

Now Available: Guest Access System Demo

Looking for a better way to control guest entry? Video Intercom offers...

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October 9, 2012

Accurate Clock Settings Key to Security

Inaccurate computer clock settings can explain Access Control timing...

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September 25, 2012

Falling Temps Signal Need for Safety Checks

Carbon Monoxide can be a sneaky, invisible threat – ensure...

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September 11, 2012

Who Says There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

Join Lappen Security – and partner Medeco – for a free...

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August 30, 2012

Simplified Access Control for Guests

Video Intercom augments security with convenience and safety for employees...

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August 14, 2012

Business Security Requires Well-Rounded Game Plan

Maximized security calls for an integrated strategy that considers all...

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July 24, 2012

You CAN Have HD Surveillance – Without Replacing Your Entire System!

Avigilon allows you to enjoy the superior security benefits of HD cameras...

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July 10, 2012

Don’t Miss Out – Get the Most from Your Paxton Access Control System

Ensure greatest ease of use and security features by installing free...

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June 26, 2012

Exterior Door Security Hangs on Hinges

It is easy to overlook the importance of hinge type and material to...

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June 5, 2012

Compromised Security Common in Summer Months

The desire to enjoy summer weather and fresh air can open the door to...

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May 22, 2012

Protected Keyways Provide Greater Security Assurance

Easily track key inventory, prevent unauthorized key duplication and...

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May 8, 2012

Home Remodeling Can Trigger False Alarms

Take steps to avoid accidentally dispatching the fire department to your...

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April 24, 2012

Why Can’t I Arm My Intrusion Alarm System?

Learn the most likely reasons you are seeing "Zone Fault" on your...

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April 10, 2012

Cameras: To Hide, or Not to Hide?

Why hidden cameras may not provide the results you are looking for.Many of...

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March 13, 2012

Copy, Store & Share Video Clips with Ease

DVRs provide convenient, affordable alternatives to capture and share...

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February 28, 2012

Looking to Protect Your Valuables at Home?

Add an additional layer of security for your important and valuable...

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February 14, 2012

In the Event of a Fire ... R-A-C-E to Safety!

Here is a simple way to remember what to do in a fire emergency.R: Rescue...

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January 24, 2012

Can Your Electronic Equipment Survive the Cold?

You may be surprised to discover the REAL enemy of electronics....Many of...

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January 10, 2012

Alarm System Codewords are Key to Maximum Security

Sharing codewords with others can unexpectedly put your security system at...

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December 27, 2011

Tough Times Can Hinder Security Tasks

Lappen can help by offering security checks and reports at no cost to your...

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December 13, 2011

Enhancing Security Beyond Surveillance: A Second Layer of Defense

How to add a second layer of defense when surveillance isn’t...

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November 29, 2011

Written Policies Are Key to Successful Access Control Programs

Financial Accountability/Responsibility Saves Time, Money and Enhances...

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November 8, 2011

Doors Need Winter Maintenance

Winter weather can – and does – cause doors to act differently...

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October 25, 2011

PTZ Camera System Data Limitations: A Solution

Lappen Security uses the latest video surveillance technology to help you...

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October 11, 2011

Security Equipment Requires Fresh Batteries for Peak Performance

Maximize your security protection with fresh batteries, testing and...

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September 27, 2011

Ensure Security Data Records with Periodic Checks on DVRs

Unforeseen circumstances can cause DVRs to lock up and stop...

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September 13, 2011

Keep The Elements Out Without Compromising Security

Did you know that improperly installed Weather Stripping on a door could...

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August 23, 2011

"Zone Faulted" Security Notice Explained

This notice showing up on your security system keypad is not necessarily a...

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August 9, 2011

Environmental Hazards: Are You Protected?

Burglars are not the only hazard to your safety -- maximize your security...

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July 26, 2011

Are Your Facility Doors All Closed? Not Sure?

Gain peace of mind and convenience with versatile door monitoring...

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July 12, 2011

Cleaning Flat Screen (LCD) Monitors Requires Special Care

Avoid damage and improve the life of your screens with a few simple...

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July 8, 2011

Is Your New Home Secure?

Bolster security by changing the locks.Moving into a new home? The first...

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June 14, 2011

Saving Money on Photo ID Access Control Cards

Printing photo IDs on your access control cards can cost you more money in...

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May 24, 2011

Easily Track On-Site Contractor Hours

Access control system offers easy tracking and documentation. Companies...

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May 10, 2011

Safes: Are You Really Protected?

One size does NOT fit all. Ensure you’re getting the protection you...

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April 26, 2011

Accidental Intrusion Alarm: What to Do

Knowing ahead of time what to do can save trouble for all parties. It...

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April 12, 2011

Protect Door Closer Performance with Simple Seasonal Maintenance

Avoid potential hardware failure and damage with a simple service call.The...

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March 22, 2011

Surprising Things Can Trigger False Alarms in Motion Detector Systems

Take care to eliminate items that can falsely set off security system...

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March 8, 2011

Access Control Card Replacement Policies Save Money, Boost Security

Policies that include financial responsibility reduce access card...

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February 22, 2011

Hard-Wired Security Systems Trump Wireless

Wireless technology is not all it is cracked up to be, especially when it...

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February 8, 2011

Longer Screws Can Enhance Door Security

This simple step can help make your entryway more secure.When installing a...

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January 25, 2011

Use Security Cameras to Identify Production Line/Process Control Problems

Having process control problems? Not sure where certain problems are...

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January 11, 2011

Lending Car Keys Can Put Home/Office Security at Risk

Protect the security of your home/office – take the extra step of...

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December 28, 2010

Act Now to Prevent Frozen Locks This Winter

Frozen locks are very common in the winter time, and calling a locksmith...

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December 14, 2010

Chill Out This Winter with Freeze Sensors

Worried about frozen pipes? Eliminate the constant worry -- and expensive...

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November 23, 2010

Professionally Reconditioned Locks Can Ease Tight Budgets

When it’s time to change, upgrade or add door locking hardware, you...

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November 9, 2010

Monitored Smoke Detectors Provide Greater Protection

Did you know that you can integrate smoke detectors and other types of...

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October 26, 2010

Carefully Chosen Security Systems Allow for Changing Needs

Help guard against loss of time and money – arm yourself with the...

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October 12, 2010

Deadbolt Locks Offer Greater Security

Get in the habit of using your deadbolts on your house and business. The...

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Backing up the data for your access control system can save you hours of work and reduce system downtime.

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