New parents face one of the most difficult decisions they must make for their young children when determining what to do about childcare. When looking for a daycare facility, there are many important factors to look in to. These include teacher/student ratios, accreditation and parent feedback. One other consideration is the security in place at...
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Remember the Garage! You have done your due diligence, comparison shopped for a security system and as a result, are ready to move forward to protect your home and family. You are confident that you have everything planned that you will need. But what about the often forgotten extension of your home – the garage?...
A security system is one of those things that you hope you never have to use but are so thankful for if you do. One lesser known feature of your alarm is the panic button. Under normal circumstances, if you have a monitored system, when your alarm is set, a breach will: set off the...
Safe Smoke Detectors As you make your plans to exercise more or do daily acts of kindness (or whatever is on your resolution list this year!), you should also add a task to clean and test your smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are one of those things that are easy to forget about since you never...
As temperatures drop across the country, it is important to be aware of winter fire risks and how to stay safe. Post-Holiday Hazards The holidays are over but that Christmas tree is still standing in the window, waiting to be taken down. As other priorities arise, this may get shifted to the back burner. However,...
What makes a Smart Home? Home automation is often seen as a complement to a security system installation. This “smart” functionality can also help boost the security of your home. Lights on a timer give the illusion of occupancy when you are not home. Keyless entry allows for housekeepers, contractors or overnight visitors to enter...
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...
Staying Safe Online and at the Store According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales during the holiday season of 2016 hit $658.3 billion (Fortune January 2017). Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history with $3.45 billion in sales that one day. As you are doing your holiday shopping this...
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...
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...