What’s New at Citiloc

April 28, 2017

ICT WX User Management

This step by step video shows you how to create a new user, make changes to an existing user, and to remove a user from your ICT WX system. DISCLAIMER: All entries in this blog pertain to real work done and products used by Citiloc Systems Ltd. Names and identifying details […]
February 22, 2016

Security Review for the New Year

The start of a new year is always a good time to review your building’s security and see what can be improved. Here are some areas you should have a look at in 2016: Are your perimeter doors secured? Entry doors should be reinforced with security plates to prevent prying. […]
February 22, 2016

Upgrade an Old Security System

If you have an older electronic security system, you may want to consider an upgrade, before it stops working or replacement parts become unavailable. Here are a few considerations: Test your existing system regularly to make sure it still works. You do not want to wait until after a break-in […]
October 6, 2015

Office Security Checklist

Have a small office and feel you need to make it more secure? Here are the three areas of security you’ll want to address: EXTERIOR: Be sure doors leading into the office are strong and solid, and secured with high-security locks. A full-length door plate will also deter break-ins and […]
October 6, 2015

The Value of High Security

A typical lock from the hardware store can be vulnerable. Many techniques such as lock picking, bumping, drilling, sawing, prying, pulling, and plug driving can be used to bypass such locks. A thief or intruder doesn’t even have to be experienced – instructions for these tricks are readily available on […]
July 27, 2015
Security System Planning

Security System Planning

In many buildings, individual pieces of the security system are installed independently of each other over time, often in reaction to break-ins and crimes. This may eventually lead to gaps in the building’s security, or to individual components integrating poorly with each other. You have the power to change this […]
July 27, 2015
Security Software

Security At Your Fingertips

Consider this: if a crime at your building is caught on camera, how easily can you retrieve the footage? What about key fobs? Are you able to update your fob programming with ease? Citiloc’s security systems are managed with user-friendly software designed for intuitive use and an easy learning curve. […]
July 24, 2015
Security System Planning

The Must-Haves of Site Security

In many sites, individual pieces of the security system are installed individually and independently of each other over time, often in reaction to break-ins and crimes. This may lead to holes in aspects of site security, or to individual aspects integrating poorly with each other. Ask yourself if your current […]
July 15, 2015

ICT GX User Management

ICT GX is a powerful access control and intrusion alarm system. Using the GX software, this video tutorial will show you how to add a new user, edit an existing user, and disable a user. DISCLAIMER: All entries in this blog pertain to real work done and products used by […]
June 25, 2015

Remote System Management

Do you know that Citiloc offers remote system management services? Many of the programming tasks for your security system can actually be done via a remote internet connection. These tasks can include adding new users to your access control system, updating phone numbers on your telephone entry system, or assessing […]
May 26, 2015

Summer Safety

Summer is just around the corner! For building owners and property managers, here’s how to help keep your site secure during the warmer months ahead: Propping doors open to promote air circulation may compromise security. Add buzzers, especially on perimeter doors, to alert you to doors left open for too […]
April 30, 2015

Happy Anniversary, Citiloc!

Citiloc provides cutting-edge electronic security and hardware to a variety of private residences, multi-tenant residential buildings, commercial businesses, non-profit organizations, and government facilities. Now more than ever, we pride ourselves in being able to work closely with our ever-growing base of clients. Our project team analyzes, designs and implements solutions […]
March 30, 2015

What are e-cylinders?

Electronic cylinders (e-cylinders) are cost-effective solution that combines mechanical and electronic technologies to improve security and provide accountability. If you want greater access control at an affordable price, e-cylinders may be an ideal security technology for you. E-cylinders can be installed onto standard hardware without door modifications. As no wiring […]
March 26, 2015

Is your security equipment protected

Your security system protects your facility, but are the controllers and computers running the whole show – the head end equipment – adequately protected themselves? Here is a list of steps you can take to protect your security head end: To prevent forced entry to the equipment room, use a […]
February 27, 2015

Security Spring Cleaning

It’s almost springtime again, and spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. This year, consider adding your security computer equipment to the list of things to freshen up. All computer equipment accumulates dust over time, including your security system computers and video recorders. If left unchecked, this reduces air flow through […]
February 25, 2015

Residential Building Security Checklist

Is your apartment or condominium building sufficiently protected against intruders? Below is a list of basic security measures that every building should have. Ensure all apartment locks have been rekeyed after a tenant leaves, to prevent use of the old key to break and enter. Protect perimeter doors with full-length […]
January 29, 2015

Small Business Security

Want to improve the security of your small business? Here are some steps you can do to provide stronger safeguards against theft: Install quality locks and doors as a first line of defence against break-ins. High security locks such as Medeco 3 are highly durable, tested against picking, bumping, drilling, […]
January 28, 2015

Milestone Tutorials

Do you have a Milestone CCTV video management system, and need a refresher course on how to use the Smart Client software? Here is a play list with a series of short tutorials, covering the basics including viewing live videos, searching through footage, and exporting footage. DISCLAIMER: All entries in […]
January 20, 2015

Why use a professional security company?

Are you concerned that your security system installation will be bogged down by delays, go over costs, and function inadequately in the end? The key to having a well-functioning security system and stress-free project execution is to work with a knowledgeable and professional company that understands your needs. Citiloc works […]
December 19, 2014

Cleaning Pushbutton Locks

Cleaning your locks regularly can prevent the spread of germs, especially during the winter months when colds and flu make the rounds. But if you have pushbutton locks, you know that cleaning them can be a challenge. How do you get in between all those buttons and make sure the […]