Ding Dong! Is the Video Doorbell for You?

With the many recent stories package theft, potential home invasions and break-ins at homes still under construction after Hurricane Harvey, the ability to capture what’s going on at your front door is more important than ever. A cost effective and easy to use way to grab that activity is the video doorbell. Why a Video...

A Different Kind of Auto Theft

Joe was completely caught off guard on a Tuesday morning to discover the wheels on his SUV had been stolen. The vehicle was up on blocks in the driveway. Unfortunately, theft of wheels is becoming more common. Groups of criminals band together to get it done quickly under the cover of night. Replacing the wheels...

7 Tips for Home Garage Security

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?...

How much Coverage do I Really Need?

According to the FBI UCS Annual Crime Reports (as published on disastercenter.com), property crimes and burglaries in Texas have been declining since 2010. Of concern on the same report is that violent crimes have actually increased each year over year since 2011. While protecting your home and belongings is a concern, more important is protecting your...

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What you Need to Know about Panic Alarms

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...

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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...

Ten Tips for Staying Safe at the Bank

In what is increasingly becoming an almost cashless society, would-be robbers are harder pressed to find victims carrying money. These criminals have decided that to get the cash, they need to go to the source – the banks. News coverage has recently covered a crime known as “jugging” with a 93-year old woman targeted by...

Valuables

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...

Home Burglary

Top 6 Items Stolen During a Home Burglary

Ever wonder what items thieves are most interested in during a home burglary? Items, such as cash, are pretty obvious, but burglars are also looking for items they can sell or pawn for quick cash. Keep reading for a list of the six most stolen items. 1. Cash It should come as no surprise cash...

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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...

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