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...

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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...

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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...

Home Burglary
Burglary Residential Security

Top 6 Items Stolen During a Home Burglary

Ever wonder what items thieves are most interested in during a home burglary? Items, such as cash, are pretty obvious, but burglars are also looking for items they can sell or pawn for quick cash. Keep reading for a list of the six most stolen items. 1. Cash It should come as no surprise cash...

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Residential Security Travel Video Surveillance

10 Ways to Secure Your Home Before Your Summer Vacation

Ahhh….summer vacation. Time to unplug, relax, unwind and have some fun with friends or loved ones. The summer months see the highest number of burglaries, often due to people being away. So, while you’re scrambling to find sunscreen and other vacation necessities, don’t forget about securing your home while you’re away. So here are ways to...

Safety
Children Family and Parenting Residential Security

6 Safety Tips for Kids Home Alone This Summer

Summer vacation is in full swing. For many kids, this means pool parties, cookouts and sleepovers with friends. It may also mean being at home alone while parents are at work. No matter the age of a child, every parent worries about safety, particularly if a child is staying alone for the first time. 1. Determine if They Are...

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