Your New Year’s Resolution: Safe Smoke Detectors

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...

Winter Fire Risks: The Facts

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,...

Creating a “Smart” Home

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...

Tips for Safe Shopping this Season

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...

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...

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