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Monday, July 27, 2015

Updating Your Business’s Security System and Security Equipment

Upgrading your business’s security system is cost-effective, requires minimal upkeep and gives you peace of mind. While upfront costs can be significant, leasing programs are a great option to help you acquire equipment while preserving your credit lines and keeping cash available. Emerging security trends like advanced video surveillance, mobile automation and cybersecurity can be a valuable asset to any company.

Video Surveillance
Whether you want to record customers entering and exiting a store or employee workspaces, new advanced video surveillance technology can provide a crystal-clear, accurate portrayal of events.

  • HD megapixel cameras: Prices are expected to continue falling throughout 2015, meaning that high image quality is affordable for many businesses. The clearer the picture, the more effective you can be in identifying issues.
  • Business intelligence software: Integrating your video surveillance with intelligence software can give you measurable data. Not only will it keep your business and employees safe, but it can lead to improvements in other areas.

Mobile Automation
Security companies are investing in mobile technology to give business owners the ability to control security features remotely. Beyond just locking doors, these apps and gadgets can also control heat and electrical systems, cutting down on utility costs and protecting your building from fires. Mobile automation can be linked with video surveillance giving you an inside look no matter how far away you are.

With more and more information being stored and transferred online, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important aspect of a company’s security system. Protecting customer, employee and product information is a must and usually requires sophisticated software in place to thwart attacks. Best practices to keep up the pace with cybersecurity trends according to the Federal Communications Commission include:

  • Providing frequent security training for employees
  • Regularly updating machines with the most recent security software and operating systems
  • Making sure your Wi-Fi networks are secure
  • Ensure important information is automatically backed up on the cloud or offsite

Both physical and online security is something all businesses should consider. Investing in a security system or equipment update can make a huge difference and prevent unwanted threats that could risk lives, information or profits. The types of security equipment and software are unique to each business and a security equipment leasing program can make your investment financially possible. Contact an experienced Tiger Leasing representative to learn more about business security leasing opportunities.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Keeping Equipment Cool in Hot Summer Months

With summer in full swing, temperatures are heating up outdoor and indoor environments. Keeping your equipment cool can be just as important as employee and customer comfort, especially when your operations depend on your equipment’s performance. Knowing the best ways to prevent equipment from overheating will keep things running smoothly.

Air Circulation
Sometimes, cooling down can simply mean switching on a few fans. Small and large spaces can benefit from air circulation, especially when used in conjunction with an air conditioning system. Identify areas that tend to build up the most heat and position circulatory units to distribute the heat.

Air Cooling Systems
Air conditioning is a popular and effective method for keeping environments and equipment cool. It’s important however to remember that air conditioning for humans or “comfort AC” is not the same as air conditioning for equipment, as it doesn’t not regulate humidity. Condensation can form on machines and static electricity can build up if humidity levels are not maintained at a safe level. Invest in a specialized system that it made specifically for equipment temperature control.

Cooling Racks
Cooling racks come in a variety of styles and sizes for different types of equipment and machinery. These can be an extra addition to enhance air ventilation and other cooling systems and can be very cost-effective.

Turn Off Equipment
Machines running on standby, whether that’s computers or manufacturing equipment, can produce unneeded heat. Turn off machines and appliances whenever possible to save energy and reduce temperatures.

Regardless of the methods you use, make sure that you are consistently monitoring temperatures at all times. Even sophisticated systems should be double-checked to avoid damages that can result from overheating. Don’t leave your valuable equipment unprotected from heat waves this summer! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for more tips and information about equipment leasing.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Getting a Lease for Your Seasonal Business

Operating in a seasonal industry can mean a fluctuating cash flow depending on the time of year. One month may see record profits, while another month may have minimal to no transactions. Although this inconsistent sales model can be daunting, there are seasonal payment leasing programs that can help ease off-season expenses. In order to meet these challenges, it’s important to keep in mind certain elements when investing in a seasonal lease.

Understand Your Business
In order to create a solid seasonal payment plan that will fit your business’s needs, it’s important to go over the specifics of your revenue, expenses and timeline. For example, a company selling summer recreation equipment in a more temperate climate like New Jersey will be able to pay high lease payments during late spring and summer months, but not in fall or winter. As the temperatures cool and profits dry up, lease payments will be adjusted to reflect the company’s dramatically different earnings. Having extensive knowledge of your company’s expected financial shift from season to season will make planning an affordable lease payment plan much easier.

Maximize Your Down Period
According to a seasonal business owner in an article from Entrepreneur, “seasonal business owners must be just as ‘time-disciplined’ in the off-season as they are financially disciplined during the peak season.” Even if customers aren’t flooding through the doors, you should be using the extra time to plan and prepare:

  • Identify marketing opportunities. Bolster your social media presence, connect with other local businesses and follow your target audience. Brainstorm ways to keep your marketing strategy strong.
  • Check out the competition. Do extensive research of your competitors to get insight on what is and isn’t working for them, or what they’re planning on doing for the next season. Knowing their moves ahead of time will give you an edge.

Identify Areas of Expansion
If you’re considering a seasonal payment lease to help with routine costs, you may also want to consider expansion options. Investing in new technology or equipment for a complementary seasonal business during your off-season could be a way to jump-start more consistent and sustainable profits. For example, a summer recreation equipment rental business may consider a lease to invest in winter recreation equipment.

Regardless of your industry, seasonal payment leasing programs are adjustable to fit your specific cash flow. This allows you the flexibility to acquire the equipment you need without worrying about off-season dips in profits. Learn more about Tiger Leasing leasing programs and contact us today.

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