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Safer Neighborhoods: How an HOA can Help!

Homeowners Associations Tackling Security Many Homeowners Associations (HOAs) work to provide more security for their community. This includes gates, video cameras and electronic access control. Residents still need security at their home, but community systems help with issues like vandalism, trespassing and theft of vehicles or property.  Enhanced security deters criminals from targeting that community...

Residential Security

Beware of these Holiday Season Fire Hazards

There’s no faster way to ruin the holidays than by accidentally sparking a house fire. From deep fryers to tree lights and faulty smoke detectors, these are just a few of the many holiday season fire hazards that homeowners should address. Test Your Smoke Detectors When was the last time that you tested the smoke...

keep your home safe during your renovation
Burglary Family and Parenting Property Crime Residential Security Video Surveillance

Tips for Keeping your Home Safe During a Remodel

From new floors to a full gut, doing a home renovation can bring stress and chaos to your family.  Take the worry of theft or vandalism out of your remodel by following these tips for keeping your home and family safe.  A Contractor you Can Trust  The #1 protection you have for a safe remodel...

Commercial Security Crime Society Video Surveillance

Stop them in their Tracks with Video Verification

With cameras on every smartphone these days, it seems every event is easily captured on video and can quickly go viral.  But what about for the times when there isn’t anyone around and your business is vulnerable to theft or burglary? Video Verification for your Business Many businesses rely on video cameras to keep their...

Burglary Crime Property Crime Society

Ten Tips for Staying Safe at the Bank

In what is increasingly becoming an almost cashless society, would-be robbers are harder pressed to find victims carrying money. These criminals have decided that to get the cash, they need to go to the source – the banks. News coverage has recently covered a crime known as “jugging” with a 93-year old woman targeted by...

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...

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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...

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