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Residential Security

Security and Safety Tips for People Who Live Alone

Do you live alone? According to the most recent Census Bureau survey, approximately 12% of all men and 15% of all women in the United States live alone. Some people may be very settled in, living alone for years. While others may be living alone for the first time, due to death, divorce or the...

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Is Ride-Sharing Safe?

Ride-sharing changes the way people get from place to place, especially for busy venues or nights out on the town. But is ride-sharing safe?  Passengers recently shot a driver in Mission Bend in Houston. They then carjacked his car. Drivers have also reported being assaulted, spit on and verbally abused. Passengers have reported incidents of...

Commercial Security Crime

9 Tips to Improve your Restaurant Security

Dining out is a relaxing experience, but it can be dangerous for those working in this industry. The hours are late, and the patrons can be unpredictable. Any business that is open to the public runs the risk of crime. Restaurant security should be an important concern for owners, managers and employees. In addition, restaurants...

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Don’t Be a Victim of Storage Unit Theft

Are you one of the 11 million Americans renting a storage unit? While storage units are a useful way to declutter your home and store items while you move, they are becoming a popular target for theft. Thieves often target storage facilities because they provide them easy access to hundreds of items in one location....

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Ding Dong! Is the Video Doorbell for You?

With the many recent stories package theft, potential home invasions and break-ins at homes still under construction after Hurricane Harvey, the ability to capture what’s going on at your front door is more important than ever. A cost effective and easy to use way to grab that activity is the video doorbell. Why a Video...

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A Different Kind of Auto Theft

Joe was completely caught off guard on a Tuesday morning to discover the wheels on his SUV had been stolen. The vehicle was up on blocks in the driveway. Unfortunately, theft of wheels is becoming more common. Groups of criminals band together to get it done quickly under the cover of night. Replacing the wheels...

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Emergency Response for Seniors On-the-Go

According to the Pew Research Center, 10,000 men and women reach retirement age each day in the United States. This will continue until 2030 when all baby boomers will have reached the age of 65. While they may be eligible for retirement benefits, a large number of these seniors are still active and healthy. They...

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Is my Child’s Daycare Center Safe?

New parents face one of the most difficult decisions they must make for their young children when determining what to do about childcare. When looking for a daycare facility, there are many important factors to look in to. These include teacher/student ratios, accreditation and parent feedback. One other consideration is the security in place at...

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7 Tips for Home Garage Security

Remember the Garage! You have done your due diligence, comparison shopped for a security system and as a result, are ready to move forward to protect your home and family. You are confident that you have everything planned that you will need. But what about the often forgotten extension of your home – the garage?...

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How much Coverage do I Really Need?

According to the FBI UCS Annual Crime Reports (as published on disastercenter.com), property crimes and burglaries in Texas have been declining since 2010. Of concern on the same report is that violent crimes have actually increased each year over year since 2011. While protecting your home and belongings is a concern, more important is protecting your...

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