That is the question that the Anton Chigurh asks the gas station attendant in the film No Country For Old Men. Little does the attendant know, Anton is a menacing contract killer who has happened to stroll into his humble Texas gas station. As Anton flips a coin and pushes the attendant to call heads or tails, the attendant makes the obvious protest that he hasn’t wagered anything in this particular coin toss. Anton’s response is both ominous and deeply existential: “Yes, you did. You’ve been putting it up your whole life; you just didn’t know it.”

While this makes for a tense scene in the movies, in many ways we are just like that gas station attendant when it comes to our businesses. We don’t realize that, at any time, everything we’ve invested and worked for could be lost in one fateful coin toss. For the attendant, it was a calculating killer tossing the coin, for us, it could be a burglar, a vandal, a fire, or any number of menaces that could spell mayhem.

That’s why Integrated Fire Protection provides solutions that offer safety, security, and peace of mind through our state-of-the-art video surveillance systems that monitor your property or your company’s productivity via our custom-designed systems. We can supply any facility, small or large, with design specifications, complete system layout, turnkey cost proposals, and installations for any type of video surveillance systems.

A new market trend study has determined that the video surveillance market will continue to grow due to the increasing rate of security threats, criminal activities, thefts, and other threats. Business owners recognize the growing need for equipment and services like high definition cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), digital video recording, and internet protocol (IP) cameras to deter theft and vandalism and increase employee safety and productivity.

One of the intelligent systems we are excited to offer is through our trusted partnership with Fike Corporation. This state of the art video surveillance system is called SigniFire and encompasses fire, smoke, and intrusion detection. SigniFire uses cutting edge technology to detect smoke, flames, pluming smoke clouds, ambient smoke, and even reflected fire light when flames are obstructed from view.  Paired with SpyderGuard monitoring system, building, sight, and floor plans are integrated with multiple simultaneous camera views alerting facility managers to the specific location of flames, smoke, and intrusions via remote monitoring over the internet for advanced notification.

Additionally, Integrated Fire Protection is an authorized dealer and have trained personnel who represent many of the top manufacturers including: Clinton Electronics, Bosch Security, Honeywell Video, Pelco, Fike, and Vicon. With affiliations like these top-tier manufacturers, Integrated Fire Protection has the ability to supply our clients with the very latest security technologies. Once your site analysis and surveillance equipment recommendations are complete, it’s time to take the next step with professional installation. Our expert staff, specialized in the field of surveillance placement, will install your complete system with minimal interruptions to your day-to-day business operations.

For the gas station attendant, he made a lucky guess and walked away from fate unscathed. We may not all be as lucky. It may be time to step back, look at your company, and ask yourself, “What’s the most you’ve ever lost in a coin toss?”

If you would like to discuss how we can meet your needs, schedule, and budget, please call us at (770) 458-8828 or email [email protected].