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Hardwired vs Wireless Alarms

When selecting an alarm system for your home or business you have two choices: hardwired or wireless. This is the decision that leads our customers to ask our security professionals, “Which is better?” The answer comes down to the individual needs of your home or facility and your budget. To determine which system is best […]

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How to upgrade your surveillance without losing your shirt

Until recently upgrading a surveillance system meant ripping out the entire system, cables, recorder and all and spending thousands to upgrade. This often was a roadblock for the customer and most people stayed with the analog cameras and a fuzzy image because that is all they could afford. Recent security camera advances has moved analog […]

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Don’t let Halloween become a burglar’s treat

With so many people out having fun on Halloween night, there’s ample opportunities for burglars to take advantage of unprepared homeowners. Your neighbors won’t question a masked stranger ringing your doorbell on Halloween night, even if you’re out enjoying a party with friends or trick-or-treating with your children. Halloween provides the perfect cover for a […]

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Everyone into the Pool! But Safely…

Consider this: Drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for kids 14 and younger. According to goodhousekeeping.com, an unsupervised child can slip into a pool without a sound or a splash, and in less than two minutes underwater, the child can lose consciousness. Pool alarms can alert parents to emergencies before it’s too […]

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Why is Commercial Fire Alarm So Expensive?

I often get asked from potential buyers as to why a fire alarm for their business is so much more costly than the alarm for their home. Fire alarm systems are a crucial part of protecting lives in both commercial and residential properties. They are designed to save lives and protect property by alerting people […]

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Burglary Season Tips

Burglaries traditionally increase across the region during the summer months; residents stay out later, go on vacation, or leave their windows open during the day. Below are a few tips to prevent your home from being burglarized: Secure Your Windows Windows are more popular targets in the summer, as the plastic comes off & windows […]

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When a Burglary Can Lead to HIPAA Hot Water

Many small medical practices never think about the eventual disaster of a burglary. Even fewer never consider what would happen if an intruder during the course of a burglary managed to steal the practice’s computer server or workstation – with the practice’s patient records. Your practice now went from a simple police report to a […]

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Hard Questions to Ask When Choosing a Security Company

Choosing a security company is an important part of protecting your home or business from threatening situations such as intrusion, fire and theft. And with so many options, selecting the right company may seem like a daunting task. Here are ten items you should keep in mind when considering a company for your security or […]

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When Will a Surveillance System Land You in Prison?

Video surveillance systems are an excellent tool for home business and at home. A camera system can record criminal activity from burglary, robbery, vandalism and theft. In a business environment a system can be used to monitor employee performance and customer traffic. The benefits and uses are many. Many homeowners and business owners alike often […]

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire!

Where there’s smoke there’s fire! We’ve all heard the saying, but it’s true. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly two-thirds (64%) of home fire deaths in 2007-2011 resulted from fires in one of these areas―the bedroom, the living room, the family room or den, or the kitchen. And guess what contributed to these […]

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