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...

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...

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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...

Apartment Security

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

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,...

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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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Did You Know Your Home Security System Can Be Hacked?

Are you enjoying the convenience and features your “smart” home security system offers? Features such as the ability to control your thermostat and security system from your smartphone. If so, you should be aware that criminals have become increasingly savvy in their ability to hack into security systems. Burglars have figured out ways to detect the...

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5 Ways to Secure Your Home Security System from Hackers

Are you enjoying the convenience and features your “smart” home security system offers such as the ability to control your thermostat and security system from your smartphone? If so, you should be aware that criminals have become increasingly savvy in their ability to hack into security systems. Burglars have figured out ways to detect the wireless...

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5 Home Security FAQs

It’s never too late to learn about home security! Take a look at these 5 FAQs to keep your home and family safe. 1. Will a Pet Trip My Alarm System? Being that more than half of all U.S. households own at least one dog or cat, this is a question asked by many homeowners....

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6 Ordinary Places to Hide Your Valuables

You’re ready to go on vacation! You’ve packed your bags, boarded the pets and dropped a spare key off with a friend. Right before you walk out the door, you spy your grandmother’s pearls dangling from the jewelry box. You think about the other valuable items in your home, from jewelry to electronics. Other than a safe-deposit...

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