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Can you afford NOT to be protected?

I often hear from homeowners “I can’t afford to have a home security system” or “I have extended myself financially and can’t justify the cost of a home alarm.” Considering all the expenses a homeowner has, utilities, insurance, taxes, repairs, decorating expenses, lawn care and others an alarm system is just one more expense you […]

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Security, protection and privacy

A local business needed a new security camera system that would let management oversee operations when offsite and to determine customer traffic patterns in the restaurant for scheduling of staff as well as monitoring for employee pilferage. Management shared the design of a proposed camera system to be provided by a telecommunications company, “Company A”. […]

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Physical Security Complacency Opens The Door

In this economy the small business owner is focused more than ever on growing the business through retaining and acquiring new customers. The thought of becoming a victim of crime is an unwelcome visitor and rarely becomes the equation in business operational costs. All too often a business owner is focused more on day to day operations rather than questioning if the […]

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What Is a Safe Neighborhood?

When people ask me what my company does I tell them, we provide protection that is beyond peace of mind. Protection of a home or a business in my world means that we keep your family, your home, your business or job (if you aren’t a business owner) safe from fire, burglary, water damage and […]

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Copper Thieves Leave Business Feeling the Heat

A local business was the target of copper thieves Memorial Day weekend. According to a business spokesperson, suspects got on the roof and stripped rooftop air conditioning units of the copper. The crime resulted in over $80,000 in damage. Copper theft is getting increasingly popular among thieves as the price of copper continues to climb. […]

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Scientific Study Shows Alarm Systems Deter Burglars

A scientific survey concluded that burglars are often deterred from specific targets that have alarm systems installed. The study conducted by criminal justice professors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC) interviewed 422 incarcerated male and female burglars. The study found that: 83% would try to determine if an alarm was present before […]

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What You Should Know About Surveillance Cameras

Video surveillance has been around since the 1940s and technology has played a major role in making these systems affordable and reliable. Video surveillance isn’t like a computer where it is one size fits all. A properly installed surveillance system requires an understanding on how video cameras function in all lighting and environmental conditions. Surveillance […]

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What a Real Security System Should Look Like

The security industry has a new player in the field, Time Warner Cable. Their solution known as Intelligent Home® claims it is the latest in integrated security and they even claim to have their own central station. Sounds and looks good on paper but the reality is their solution has its flaws and consumers should […]

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Why Licensing Matters

Q. What do childcare centers, electricians, doctors, chiropractors, engineers and security companies have in common? A. They all must be licensed. Many professions must have a license to work in their trade. This license is issued by a state agency. In New York State that agency is the Department of State Division of Licensing. They […]

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Surveillance Cameras and the CSI Effect

Crime shows like CSI and NCIS have affected the surveillance industry dramatically. Hollywood exaggerates just how much surveillance systems can ‘see’. You know the television scenes where all the characters of CSI are standing around a monitor, watching  surveillance video and someone says, “That’s it, right there! Can you enhance that image?” The video tech […]

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