October 23rd, 2019, by Republic Voice & Data
How Security Systems Can Save You Money on Your Insurance Premiums
One of the most effective ways to save money on your company is by simply installing security systems. Not only can surveillance keep your company safe from accidents, but it can yield a high return on investment for your business. Insurance is one of the most significant expenses a company must take on, so why not try to save money where you can? While it is essential to shop around, you should also keep in mind just how much you can save annually by just having a sound security system installed.
Reducing Insurance Premiums and decreasing risk
The purpose of business insurance is to protect you, your staff, and assets from unforeseen events, such as theft, accidents, vandalism, and other forms of crime. Everything from the people who come in contact with your organization, the building, and possessions are at high-risk and much more accident-prone, without security. Insurance providers spend more on riskier companies and often discount those who are less risky.
The most common types of claims filed are theft and burglary. Employees commit the majority of theft cases, often stealing the most valuable items. Security cameras aid in not only preventing theft, but if a crime occurs, they can also help in loss recovery and catching the perpetrator.
Protecting your property and organization
Reduction in insurance costs happens either over time and through reduced claims and up-front premium reduction or by merely reducing the business’s overall risk. A custom security system assists with both reducing the number of accidents that occur, thus reduces the number of claims and lessens the prospect of dangerous events arising. These events include:
- Violent acts and theft.
- Evidence for events where disputed facts can cause questioning of liability such as falls and slips.
An effective security system should be tailored to the needs of the business. Surveillance cameras come with a myriad of features that address points of vulnerability specific to the facilities. Having the right technology and security infrastructure in place is where Republic Data and Voice can help. We offer indoor and outdoor monitoring with real-time streaming, motion-activated sensors, remote notifications, access controls, and more.
December 6th, 2018, by Republic Voice & Data
Speeding Up Your Network With Fiber Optic Cabling
Your network speed is only as fast as your cabling allows. Using older outdated cables can make the transfer of data slower, which eats up more of your company’s time than it needs to. By switching to better cables for your network, you’ll be able to not only increase its speed but also enjoy the many other benefits it can offer. That’s why we offer the best type of cabling available, Fiber Optic.
Most systems run on older copper cables, which are slower due to the limitations of transmitting data through electrical signals. That method of sending data also has a limited distance of about 100 meters, which pales in comparison to how fiber optics transmit with light. Not only does it travel much faster due to using the photons in light for data transfers, but also its distance can range from 550 meters for 10 Gbps multi-mode and up to 40 kilometers for single-mode cable. The end result of using fiber is that it makes your network not only faster but far more cost efficient when it comes to energy consumption.
The difference fiber optics can have on your network is clear. Why settle for slower speeds at higher costs, when you can call Republic Voice & Data to speed up your network with Fiber Optic Cabling?
January 10th, 2017, by Republic Voice & Data
Joining the Toshiba Advisory Council
We are excited to have Donna Arsenault join the Toshiba Advisory Council! Only one Toshiba dealer of over 400 dealers is selected from each of the 6 different regions. We are happy to have received this great honor as a recognition of our hard work and good collaboration with Toshiba. Moving forward, we will be attending webinars and thinking about how we can best contribute through this great opportunity. We want to ensure that our partnerships benefit our customers, through feedback and constructive collaboration. Technology can’t improve unless the concerns of real people are considered. We build these successful partnerships to ensure the best relationships and industry best practices. Through this Advisory Council position, we hope to continue our work in this area.
March 19th, 2016, by Republic Voice & Data
Republic Installs Phone System for Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a not‐for‐profit organization that provides social and emotional learning programs and workshops for youth in grades K-12. Their mission is to teach youth to manage their emotions, develop healthy relationships, and make good decisions for academic, career, and personal success. We at Republic are grateful for the opportunity to help them with their mission by setting them up with the right communication system.
We installed a Toshiba Strata CIX40 system, perfect for an organization their size. Not only does VoIP phone service provide a significant savings month-to-month, it is easier to update and expand. With Toshiba products, Frameworks receives award-winning, high quality equipment that they can rely on.
Republic has also donated half the cost of the maintenance plan to this important organization. We believe that supporting organizations like Frameworks helps make our community stronger.
For more information on Frameworks, visit: http://myframeworks.org/
January 6th, 2014, by Republic Voice & Data
Long Distance, Local, Wireless Analysis & Implementation
No matter what your business may be, nearly every business deals with service providers. Republic Voice & Data provides ongoing negotiation with carriers on your behalf. Goals include increased savings, enhanced billing, and efficient and proactive service. Our team coordinates all billing and service implementation ensuring vendors perform to contractual obligations. We even take the time to point out those who are under contract with service providers that have those hidden auto contract renewals which you were probably not aware of! Start off the year on the right foot and let us review your most recent monthly service provider bill!
July 2nd, 2013, by Republic Voice & Data
10 Ways Telecom in the Cloud Can Help Your Business
10 Ways Telecom in the Cloud Can Help Your Business
1. Reduce Capital Expenditure
- Reduce in-house telephone system hardware investment
- Purchase VOIP-Ready telephones
- Save on managing both phone/data
2. Minimal IT Support
- Free your IT staff
- System management occurs in the cloud
3. Space-Saving Option
- No need for an in-house server room
- Ideal for remote locations
4. Business Continuity
- Resides in redundant and secure data centers
- Forward calls to mobile phones utilizing LAN/WAN
5. Scale Up/Scale Down
- Highly flexible
- Quick to deploy
6. Comprehensive Features
- Advanced features and functionality
- Appear as a call from the main office from anywhere
7. Automatic Upgrades
- Software changes happen automatically in the background
- Keep informed with notifications of new capabilities
8. Productivity Anywhere
- Constant connectivity – anywhere, anytime
- Business can get done no matter where you are
9. Mobile Solutions
- Use your smartphone as your office telephone
- Place outbound calls while displaying your office number instead of the mobile number
10. Focus On What Matters
- Enables you to concentrate on your core business
- Stay competitive with advances features and productivity tools
October 19th, 2012, by Republic Voice & Data
APEC Case Study
Bill and Kathy McKnight own and operate APEC. Their business is unique as their organization provides the physical real estate (gas station), fuel, pumps, all items sold in the stores (coffee to crackers); to entrepreneurs looking to manage a retail business.
With over 500 gas stations across Florida, 3 offices and a large staff, APEC turned to Republic to provide a Data plan to proactively manage and maintain all servers with redundancy, up time, providing help desk to upper management and help with data projects. APEC also turned to the Republic team to provide a Voice Network to support all offices state wide via VoIP technologies as well as carrier recommendations and video surveillance.
APEC’s solution includes multiple technology platforms: Management of 6 servers that reside in our data center, 2 onsite servers, a disaster recovery plan for voice and data, a redundant internet offering (w/ auto fail over), unlimited server support including 24/7/365 monitoring, and 8-8pm help desk for management team.
APEC’s Technology platform is crucial to their day to day operations which run 24/7/365. Finding the right Partner to manage their technology was a serious consideration. APEC has been relying on the Republic team since 1989.
Bill and Kathy McKnight own and operate Automated Petroleum & Energy Co., Inc (APEC)