Apartment Security
Residential Security Video Surveillance

Apartment Security 101: 5 Ways to Create a Safe Environment for Tenants

Do you own or manage an apartment complex? If so, you should take a proactive approach toward creating a safe and secure environment for tenants. In many jurisdictions, landlords, business owners and other property owners have a duty to protect their tenants and customers from danger. If you fail to implement the necessary safeguards and...

Dorm Security
Residential Security School Security

Hurdles of Dorm Security and How to Stay Safe

There are currently more than 20 million students enrolled in college courses, according to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics. Some of these students live at home with their parents, whereas others live alone in homes or apartments. Of course, a third option is to live in a dorm room,...

School Vandalism
Property Crime School School Security Video Surveillance

Stop School Vandalism Before It Begins

Schools should provide a safe, distraction-free environment in which students can learn and excel in their academic studies. Unfortunately, though, it’s not uncommon for schools to become the target of vandalism. According to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, 38% of schools reported having one or more incidents of vandalism either on the school...

School security
School School Security

7 Common School Security Myths

In a few weeks, school is back in session! You know your home or business can be the target of thieves, but there are many myths floating around about school security. We’re going to talk about seven common myths today. 1. Burglars Don’t Target Schools It’s a common assumption that burglars only target residential homes...

permits
Crime Residential Security

Tell Me About Permits for My Alarm System

Congratulations on your decision to install an alarm system! It’s the single most effective way to protect against burglary, while also lowering the cost of your homeowner’s insurance premium. Studies have shown homes with alarm systems are three times less likely to be burglarized when compared to homes without alarm systems. But unless you want...

Home Security System
Crime Network Security Residential Security

Did You Know Your Home Security System Can Be Hacked?

Are you enjoying the convenience and features your “smart” home security system offers? Features such as the ability to control your thermostat and security system from your smartphone. If so, you should be aware that criminals have become increasingly savvy in their ability to hack into security systems. Burglars have figured out ways to detect the...

hackers
Crime Network Security Residential Security

5 Ways to Secure Your Home Security System from Hackers

Are you enjoying the convenience and features your “smart” home security system offers such as the ability to control your thermostat and security system from your smartphone? If so, you should be aware that criminals have become increasingly savvy in their ability to hack into security systems. Burglars have figured out ways to detect the wireless...

home security
Residential Security Video Surveillance

5 Home Security FAQs

It’s never too late to learn about home security! Take a look at these 5 FAQs to keep your home and family safe. 1. Will a Pet Trip My Alarm System? Being that more than half of all U.S. households own at least one dog or cat, this is a question asked by many homeowners....

Valuables
Burglary Residential Security

6 Ordinary Places to Hide Your Valuables

You’re ready to go on vacation! You’ve packed your bags, boarded the pets and dropped a spare key off with a friend. Right before you walk out the door, you spy your grandmother’s pearls dangling from the jewelry box. You think about the other valuable items in your home, from jewelry to electronics. Other than a safe-deposit...

Security System
Crime Residential Security

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Security System

Do you feel confident your home security system is protecting your home and family around the clock, whether anyone is there? Are you sure your current system still works and can deter more savvy burglars? Having a security system is one of the best ways to protect your home and property from burglary. Studies have...

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