pool safety
Children Family and Parenting Residential Security

5 Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

A pool is a great way to enjoy hot weather, but safety is a priority for any pool owner. While pool safety is important for adults and children alike, children are particularly vulnerable to danger. According to the American Red Cross, 200 children drown every year in backyard pools. Here are a few tips to keep...

home security
Access Control Burglary Crime Property Crime Society

2 Ways to Plan for the Worst

You’re gathered in your family room with your family for movie night. Just as the movie’s theme music begins playing, you suddenly hear a glass breaking at the front of the house, then voices. Usually, the intruders’ intent is to steal cash, jewelry and anything else they can sell, often to buy drugs. However, sometimes a...

crimes on your street
Burglary Crime Property Crime Residential Security Society

7 Tips to Shut Down Crimes of Opportunity on Your Street

Recent posts on neighborhood communication tools like NextDoor and Facebook reveal people waking in the morning to discover thieves have rifled through their cars during the night and taken items. Replies to these posts indicate others on the same street or nearby experienced the same thing on the same night! The common thread almost every...

securing pet doors
Access Control Pets Residential Security

New Pet? Here Are 6 Ways to Secure Pet Doors

Pet doors are convenient for letting cats and dogs come and go as they please into your home, but they do come with risks if they are unsecured. Just recently, a burglar in Salt Lake City entered a couple’s home through the doggie door while they were sleeping. Once inside, he found the keys to...

securing your business
Access Control Commercial Security

2 Key Ways to Secure the Exterior of Your Business

The exterior of your business provides a buffer between the outside world and your business’ assets.  Business assets include: Confidential information Computer systems Human life Many businesses are so focused on protecting their internal assets they overlook their building’s exterior. Here are a few suggestions for enhancing your business’ exterior and its surrounding areas. 1....

ring doorbell, security system
Access Control Burglary Residential Security Video Surveillance

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Security System

Statistics show homes with a security system are up to three times less likely to be burglarized, attesting to the power of professional security. But not all systems are made equal, and there are a few things to consider when choosing one. 1. Is it Monitored? A monitored security system will give you peace of...

workplace violence
Access Control Commercial Security

Preventing Workplace Violence: Emergency Action Plan

  Working at a company that interacts with the public regularly is the number one risk factor for workplace violence. Employers should be prepared for a range of situations, including: Active shooter Robberies Bomb threats Coworker on coworker assault Customer on employee assault While you can’t always prevent a dangerous incident, you can take measures...

access control
Commercial Security

6 Reasons to Consider Access Control for Your Business

If you’re a business owner, security is a top priority. You not only have valuable information, technology and products to protect, but you are responsible for your employees’ safety. Access control replaces traditional keys with electronic technology that authenticates an individual. It prevents unauthorized individuals from entering a building or parts of a building. Access...

identity theft
Crime Society

10 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Every year, millions of Americans are victims of identity theft. Once a criminal has access to your personal information such as your social security number, they can make financial transactions under your name. Victims not only suffer financial loss, but it can take years to correct the damage to their credit. Safeguarding your personal information is...

solicitors
Residential Security

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and fraudulent solicitors are rousing themselves from their winter hibernation. They may appear well-dressed and credible, though an unsavory motive lies behind the smile. Here are tips to avoid getting scammed by solicitors. 1. Ask for Identification Don’t be afraid to ask for identification. Some states require...

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