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Burglary Residential Security Video Surveillance

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Security System

Looking to purchase a security system for your home or place of business? There’s no denying the fact that security systems are an excellent burglary deterrent. Studies have shown that homes with security systems are up to three times less likely to be burglarized than homes without them. But not all security systems are made...

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Commercial Security Crime

4 Tips to Protect Against Shoplifting in Retail

Do you own and/or manage a retail store? If so, you are probably well aware of the importance of preventing shoplifting. According to the 27th Annual Retail Theft Survey conducted by Jack L. Hayes International, roughly 1.2 million shoplifters were caught during 2014 by just 25 of the nation’s leading retailers. Retailers lose billions of...

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Burglary Residential Security

How to Secure Your Home While You are Away

It’s estimated that 60% of residential burglaries occur during the daytime hours when homes are unoccupied. Of course, it’s impossible to occupy your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nor would you want to. Most of us must leave our homes during the day for work and for longer stretches of time...

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Residential Security

French Door Security 101

French doors have become a mainstay in modern home design and renovation. Featuring two adjacent doors with multiple small window panes, they are often used in foyers and back doors. While French doors are an undeniably brilliant addition to the home, they pose a serious security risk that shouldn’t be overlooked. Security Concerns of French...

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Access Control Residential Security

Where to Store a Spare House Key

It’s happened to all of us at some point. We turn the lock and head out the door, only to discover our keys are locked inside or we arrive home only to discover we don’t have our keys. It’s really nice to have a spare house key stashed somewhere so we can get in if...

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Commercial Security School Security

The Hurdles of Dorm Security (and How to Solve Them)

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,...

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Burglary Residential Security

Top 6 Items Stolen During a Home Burglary

Ever wonder which items are most common stolen during a home burglary? Some items, such as cash, are pretty obvious, but burglars are also looking for things they can sell or pawn. We’ve compiled a list of the top 6 stolen items here: Cash It should come as no surprise that cash is among the...

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Commercial Security

The Many Uses of Video Surveillance in Retail Stores

If you own or manage a retail store, you should consider installing a video surveillance system. Doing so offers several key benefits that can help your store in the long run. While you may already know some of the benefits of video surveillance in the retail industry, chances are there others that will surprise you....

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Residential Security

Home Security Motion Sensors and Pets: Can They Coexist?

According to the APPA National Pet Owners Survey by the American Pet Products Association and the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, more than half of all U.S. households own at least one dog or cat. Why We Love Our Pets There’s nothing quite like the companionship offered by a pet. They’ll be there to...

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Commercial Security Video Surveillance

Is Employee Theft Cutting into Your Business’s Profits?

Employee theft is a major problem that’s often overlooked by retailers and small business owners. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), up to 30% of all business failures are the result of employee theft. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to implement the necessary safeguards to protect your business from this type of...

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