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Schools Need to Do More to Protect Our Children

I’m appalled and most of all saddened every time I hear about a school shooting; never mind all the other violent crimes. In today’s day and age and with modern technology, mass school shootings could be considered gross negligence on the part of the school system.   For more then a decade there have been […]

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HOW RANSOMWARE CAN HOLD YOUR BUSINESS HOSTAGE

Ransomware is a form of malware that denies access to data or systems until the victim pays the cybercriminal a ransom fee to remove the restriction. It has been around for many years but has recently become much more popular and profitable. CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and RSA4096 are examples of well-known ransomware. How ransomware works Ransomware can make its way […]

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What CO Detectors & Milk Have in Common?

Many of us know that Milk has a finite shelf life in the fridge. After that date the milk will become rancid and is no longer viable to drink. Did you know that Carbon Monoxide Detectors have an expiration date as well? Carbon Monoxide detectors have a limited life of about 5-7 years and need […]

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Personal information of 143 million people may have been exposed in Equifax data breach

Equifax has announced that cybercriminals have exploited a vulnerability in their website, allowing them to gain access to certain files. The data breach appears to have taken place from mid-May through July 2017.  The company discovered the unauthorized access on July 29 of this year. Cybercriminals stole names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and addresses. […]

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Smoke Detectors: Batteries, Monitoring and 10 Year Life

When first introduced, smoke detectors needed special batteries, but at $10 a piece, dead batteries often remained in place. By the 1980s, hard-wired detectors with alkaline battery back-ups ensured functionality at all times. However, in an empty building, a fire would rage until it attracted notice and someone called the local fire department. The solution to provide the highest level of life-safety is to have […]

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Security expert: Alarm system over surveillance cameras

You’ve seen the stories about burglars caught on camera. Just recently, a Rochester teen was arrested for a string of burglaries in Greece after he was caught on camera. Many homeowners will purchase a camera system to keep their home safe from burglars. But is the right investment to keep your home and family safe?  Listen […]

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10 Questions to Ask Your Home Security Provider

The security of your home is important. Ask these questions before you make a hire. Protecting your family with a home security system are important considerations in today’s world, and ensuring that your home is well protected from burglars and other intruders is vital. Choosing the right home security provider for your home can present […]

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Burglar Alarm vs Camera Systems: The Big Difference

A common question we hear from our customers is, “Which is better, a burglar alarm or a camera system?”. It depends on who you are talking to on which answer you will receive. I have heard the argument of both sides and I would like to share my thoughts. There is a ton of conflicting […]

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Do I really need a security system?

According to Alarm System Report, over 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year and, on average, a burglary of a home in the U.S. occurs every 13 seconds-or about four burglaries a minute, 240 an hour, and nearly 6,000 a day. Both homeowners and renters need to consider these statistics […]

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10 Tips to Keep You Home and Family Safe

Protecting your family starts with protecting your home. But with so many home security resources available out there, gathering home security tips can be a bit overwhelming. We’ve compiled the top ten home security tips to help get you started on home security and protection. All of the tips are easy to implement and inexpensive. […]

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