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Network Security Residential Security Video Surveillance

Home Security Myths and Misconceptions

Crime Doesn’t Happen in My Neighborhood Think your home is safe from burglary because you live in a nice neighborhood? Unfortunately, many homeowners have the perception of security due to their geographic location. In reality, though, burglars can strike anywhere, anytime. Some burglars will even target “nice neighborhoods,” assuming the homes contain more valuables. If...

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Access Control Commercial Security School Security Video Surveillance

6 Tips to Protect Your School from Vandalism

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...

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Residential Security

What to Do in the Aftermath of a Burglary

If you return home to discover that your property has been burglarized, do you know what to do? Hopefully, you never find yourself in this position, but it’s still a good idea to have a plan in place following a burglary. Doing so will streamline the process of getting your life back to “normal” working...

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Commercial Security Ranch Security Video Surveillance

The Hurdles (and Solutions) of Rural Ranch Security

From the majestic sunsets to the untapped landscape, there’s nothing that compares to living on a ranch. Because ranches are often located in rural areas outside of the city, however, they may become a target for burglars and vandals. However, ranch security doesn’t have to be out of reach. A Proactive Approach to Securing Your...

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Residential Security

Protecting Your Shipped Packages from Theft

It’s frustrating when you order a product but never receive it. You may spend hours on the phone, trying to determine what happened to it. But when you check the tracking, you notice the status says “delivered,” leaving you to believe that thieves stole it. Unfortunately, incidents such as this are all too common, especially...

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Commercial Security Residential Security

Do I Need a Permit for an 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 that homes with alarm systems are three times less likely to be burglarized when compared to homes without alarm systems. But unless you...

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Residential Security

Uncovering the True Cost of a Home Burglary

Victims of home burglary are often forced to shell out big bucks in order to replace their stolen items. But there are other costs associated with burglary, as well. Stolen Property The most obvious cost associated with a home burglary is stolen property. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reports, the...

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Commercial Security

Protection Against Workplace Violence

When you think of the most common types of work-related injuries, “violence” probably doesn’t come to mind. However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that roughly 2 million American workers are victims of on-the-job violence each year. Some of these cases are minor, resulting in nothing more than verbal arguments, but others are...

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Commercial Security Residential Security

Is Social Media Making Your Property a Target for Burglars?

Social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become an integral part of our daily lives. According to the Pew Internet Project, nearly 3 in 4 U.S. adults now use social media on a regular basis — a number that’s expected to increase in the years to come. While posting new updates about your...

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Residential Security

Reasons to Protect Your Home with an Alarm System

Is your home protected with a home security system? Some homeowners neglect to purchase and install alarm systems, assuming it’s an “unnecessary cost.” But in reality, it’s a smart investment that will pay off in many different ways. Protects Against Burglary The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports a home is burglarized once every fifteen...

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