Security considerations for home-based businesses in Riverside, CA

For small businesses in the Riverside, CA area that choose to work from their home many essential items are needed to get set up: computers, fax machine, paper shredder, desks, increased Internet speeds and storage for inventory just to name a few. However, many forget the added security needed to properly secure your investment.

When looking into home security for your Riverside, CA home based business, having alarm system is only the first step of creating a secure and safe environment within your home. Home security is a mindset, more than it is a piece of equipment, because it represents a process of thinking that includes a safety, security, peace of mind and anticipation of situations that may be devastating to your home based business.

Here are a few useful tips to consider for security of your home based business.

Consider What You Are Protecting!

Beyond taking steps to protect your home and family, when you choose to have a home-based business the scope of protection becomes greater. Computers, equipment, products and documentation can be a significant investment for setting up a home-based business in Riverside, CA. During a home invasion or catastrophic event such as a fire, irreplaceable items such as paperwork and computer files could post a financial burden; or even shut the business down.

Insurance can replace computers, equipment and products but will not be able to replace paperwork and programming. You should also take into consideration that if you are storing customers credit card numbers that appropriate PCI compliance guidelines are followed. During a home invasion the breach of that stored data could propose financial liabilities they can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Take Advantage of the Latest Equipment

If a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound? By that same token if a security alarm goes off and nobody hears it… Does it do you any good! When choosing a home security service for your Riverside, CA home based business, it’s important to make sure that you utilize technology that allows communication beyond the audible experience, to that of notification.

With rapid developing technology in this area you can now receive alert notifications via a pager system or smart device… As well as direct communication in to the emergency dispatch center in your local area (where available). We are also highly recommending the use of HD cameras around your Riverside, CA home based business. There is no greater asset to public safety officers and insurance investigators than a quality video recording of the incident taking place.

When strategically placed around your Riverside, CA home you can really help provide the necessary information to help take criminals off the street, as well as, help fire investigations determine the cause of the fire based upon video evidence. Spend a few extra dollars to get the off-site recording that is gathered through Wi-Fi so that, regardless of the outcome of an incident, you still have the video evidence to help you in your insurance claim.

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Choose the Best Security Service, Not the Cheapest.

While it is tempting for home-based businesses in the Riverside, CA area, especially those just starting up, to look to cut corners on their overhead; security is not the place to cut. Choose a company that puts your home based business security in the hands of those with rapid response capabilities, don’t be afraid to step away from the name brands for this reason. Don’t rely on the statistics that the national chains provide but rather look for independent reviews of their response time and performance.

NOTE: Many national chain home security companies advertise instant response; however, independent studies have found that most national chain home security company’s response time averaged 90 seconds after the alarm went off. Then, even after the alarm was sounded, a passcode process needed to take place that, at times, might be difficult to remember with 115 dB worth of sound blaring in your ear. Not to mention 90 seconds is a lifetime if there is an aggressive intruder in your home or a grease fire burning.

Local based companies in the Riverside, CA area (which we admit are very few) have response averages that are faster than those national chain home security companies. Some local home security companies have worked with their local public safety divisions to establish a direct tie into the local 911 emergency dispatch system. While this level of direct response is still developing it’s definitely something to look for; it means a direct line of communication to those that have the ability to help. If you decide to use a national home security service be sure to research their claims independently to make sure that you’re getting the best quality service for your Riverside, CA home. (Your life might depend on that!)

Take the Common Sense Approach

We all hate nosy neighbors here in Riverside, CA; but for hundreds of years they’ve been the best line of defense against home intruders and fire. In our attempt to shut out the nosy neighbor we have isolated, at times, our homes with high fences, high hedges and heavy foliage; while this might give us a greater sense of privacy it also creates the perfect storm for home intruders. We recommend a more moderate approach with low fencing, waist high bushes (8 to 10 feet or more from the home) and keep the trees trimmed. Home intruders in Riverside, CA will typically skip the home that presents the challenge, targeting those homes that they can practice their craft without being discovered.

Get Some Light on the Subject

Utilizing landscape lighting for your to illuminate the front of your Riverside, CA area home not only makes the home very attractive, but also makes it less desirable for home intruders.

Around the back and sides of the home, put in motion sensors with spotlights that are 10 to 12 feet off the ground. Shadows are the home intruders friend, utilize lighting that overlaps as to not cast shadows making it more difficult for intruder to find a way into your home through the shadows. Again, the end result is to make your home less attractive for those that may be looking for an easy target.

When Experience Counts

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your next sign project today!

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Master Maserati Event at AutoClub Speedway, Fontana, California

Sometimes landing a vehicle graphics project is just a matter of being in the right place at the right time; other times it is because you were hand selected because of your workmanship reputation; the latter was the case when we received a call from the “Transcend Creative Group” out of Deerborn Michigan.

Excited to be selected for this vehicle graphics project, we were contracted to produce and install a package of vehicle graphics for their advertising partner Maserati; let’s look at some of the steps that brought about this exciting project.

 

Master Maserati Event

What brought about the need and the call from the Transcend Creative Group was because they had a need for vehicle graphic kits to be printed and installed on 11 brand-new Maserati’s that were participating in the Master Maserati event at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California. The Transcend Creative Group is partnered with Maserati North America, providing support within several initiatives. From brand awareness with consumer ride and drives to brand and product training with Maserati dealerships across the country, they have helped Maserati craft and deliver exceptional training and consumer experiences.

When looking for a company to print and install their partial graphics for a fleet of 11 Maserati’s they chose Precision Sign & Graphics. They considered carefully the craftsmanship, quality of vinyl graphics materials that Precision has come to be known for in the Riverside, CA.  area. As this partial graphics project was to be a branding point for their company and their relationship with Maserati, it was important that the quality of the partial graphics reflected the quality reputation that they have earned nationwide.

The Partial Graphics Process

Step One: Partial Vehicle Graphics Design

While Precision Sign and Graphics has the full capability to utilize the talents of their in-house graphic design team, the designs for the approximately 19 different graphics were provided by the Transcend Creative Group. The vehicle graphics, supplied by the Transcend Creative Group, were a combination of print and cut vinyl decals, along with cut/masked decals.

Step Two: Partial Vehicle Graphics Materials Selection

Based upon the overall partial vehicle graphics specifications identified by the Transcend Creative Group we chose to utilize the high quality materials featured from 3M and Oracal. These quality vinyl materials allowed us to provide the look that the Transcend Creative Group was going for based upon their design and branding relationship with Maserati.

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Step 3: Partial Vehicle Graphics Installation

As part of the process for a partial vehicle graphics installation, the installation crew will receive a design template (printout) that identifies the location points for the most important elements in the design, namely the largest photograph or design element and any logos, phone numbers, websites or slogans.

Materials are preprinted, cut, labeled (numbered) in the sequence of installation. These pieces are positioned in place while making sure to align these elements first, allowing any additional graphic elements to freely flow around the vehicle shape and complex curves. Because on many partial vehicle graphics installations the design attempts to avoid curved areas, the installation can be pretty straightforward.

The day the installation started out with the 11 brand-new Maserati’s being unloaded from three orange semitruck’s. Next the 11 Maserati’s were immaculately detailed and presented to Precision Sign and Graphics to install the print and graphics packs for each. Our professional crew of 3 installers took approximately 7 hours to apply approximately 19 different graphics to each of the 11 Maserati’s on-site.

Because of the nature of these elegant Maserati’s being so well handled by our installers, we naturally drew a crowd. As many watched our “Precision Pit Crew” at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California we caught the attention of additional professional organizations associated with NASCAR.

These professionals were Detail 2 U, an authorized dealer for NASCAR and Tony Montano, the senior manager of art and design for the Auto Club Speedway. We are looking forward to working with each of these professionals in the near future, as well as, many other excellent organizations that we were able to meet and show the quality workmanship provided by Precision Sign and Graphics.

When Experience Counts

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your partial vehicle graphics today!

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Spotlight – Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA

When you start looking for that… wow… factor, you need to look for a company that specializes in it. Recently, Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA. went looking for a company that could keep with their reputation for excellence, and had the capability to “wow” their students and visitors. Large format vinyl and cloth banners can be designed, printed and installed by Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside, CA. on commercial grade materials making them a durable and long-lasting statement for your school, club or business.

We were so pleased to be able to show our school spirit and print these awesome banners for Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Let’s look at some of the steps that brought about this affordable large-format banner project.

P – R – E – C – I – S – I – O – N …. Go Precision!

When Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA was looking for a local sign and print shop that could provide them the large-format vinyl and cloth banners that they needed they considered many factors, cost being one of them. The “spirit moment” was when they chose Precision Signs & Graphics. They looked closely at the craftsmanship and quality of the thick commercial grade vinyl and fabric large-format materials that Precision has come to be known for in the Riverside, CA. area.

The perk for Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA was to be able to find a local company that offered small town prices and quality traditionally reserved for businesses in larger cities or in the national market. They recognize and appreciate the importance of using local companies and vendors whenever possible to help with the Riverside and surrounding area’s economy.

The project that Eleanor Roosevelt high school chose was:

  • 31′ wide x 17′ tall Custom Wall Graphic – Mascot Logo
  • 31′ wide x 6′ tall Custom Wall Graphic – Mustang Stampede and saying “BE THE BEST AT GETTING BETTER”.
  • Qty. 14 – Wall expo cloth banners (to cover existing soundboards) that accent the “Mustangs” Students school goals and spirit.
  • Qty. 6 – Banners with the standing horse and these sayings printed below the image:

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The Large-format Vinyl and Cloth Banner Process

Step One: The Large-format Vinyl and Cloth Banner Design

One might think that creating a large-format vinyl and cloth banner design is as easy as finding a picture on Google and just printing it, and for some other sign company out there; that might be exactly how they do it, but not here. When putting together a large-format vinyl and cloth banner design we look at many different factors such as: placement of the large-format vinyl and cloth banner, the lighting in the room, foot traffic (durability), is it just an image or an image with a message.

By providing examples to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA, we were able to identify the image, graphics and sizing needed to create the large-format vinyl and cloth banners to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA ’s specifications. Another consideration for a print job of this size is the use of high resolution, licensed images. You can’t take a small image, downloaded from Google and print it on a wall without it being distorted. PLUS a professional, reputable sign company will always use quality, high resolution images that have been properly licensed for commercial use.

Naturally the final large-format vinyl and cloth banner design was approved by Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, CA prior to material selection and installation. They were also able to see a full color rendering of what the finished product was to look like before the installation began.

Step Two: Large-format Vinyl and Cloth Banner Materials Selection (H3)

The custom large-format vinyl and cloth banner material used by Precision Sign and Graphics serving Riverside, CA. is made from a thick, commercial grade vinyl and cloth that utilizes cured ink. This helps ensure the durability of the material, even in high-traffic and sunlight conditions. All of the vinyl large-format wall murals were printed with an HP Latex 360 printer onto a 3M Wall Surface Matte Vinyl that comes with a 5 year Warranty.

Because of the location of the banners the matte finish was the perfect choice to help control reflection from the lights above. All of the 4 x 8 spirit banners were printed by dye sublimation on EXPO Cloth (fabric). This gave the cloth banners a traditional look, that met the specifications and textures that the customer was looking for

Based upon the overall custom wallpaper design specifications we look for the proper 3M materials that will best suit the application with the desired finish and texture. Materials were carefully hand selected based on the long term mindset we seek to fulfill with our quality custom wallpaper installations.

Step 3: Custom Large-format Vinyl and Cloth Banner Installation

As part of the process for a large-format vinyl and cloth banner installation, the installation crew will receive a design template (printout). Materials are preprinted, cut, labeled (numbered) in the sequence of installation. When dealing with a large area for the large-format vinyl and cloth banner, this is where our installation crew really shines. They take into account that many tall walls have seems, beams, wiring controls and other protrusions that will need to be professionally handled in order for the final product to look perfect.

When Experience Counts

Precision Sign and Graphics is a locally owned and operated sign company that utilizes the latest technology, top industry graphic design talent and state-of-the-art equipment and materials to produce our the very best product available in the Riverside, CA. area (or anywhere else for that matter). We seek to build long-term relationships with our customers by treating every customer with respect, understanding the diversity of opinions and a partnering mindset desiring to see your business succeed. Call to let us quote your custom printed wallpaper today!

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