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Holiday Fire Safety Tips

The holidays are a time to enjoy family and take a relaxing break from work. They’re also a time to be vigilant about the increased chance of a household fire. Read through these fire safety tips and review them with your family so that everyone stays safe during the holiday season. Keep Decorations Away from […]

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Which is right for me: DIY Security Systems (Like SimpliSafe/Ring) vs Professionally Installed Systems

Congratulations! You’re on the right path to finding a home security system that has all the bells and whistles you want and won’t cost you a fortune. There is a lot to consider, and you’ve probably started asking friends (or maybe Google) questions like… “What are my options for security cameras?” “Which cameras are the […]

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Questions to Ask Your Potential Security Company About Internet Connected Access Control/surveillance Systems

Many security systems are installed on a business network by electricians and security installers that have very little knowledge and experience on how the system once installed will impact a business’ network and its systems. Many of these devices may very well poke holes in a client’s network systems that can allow a cybercriminal unfettered […]

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The Silent Killer

Did you know that carbon monoxide (CO) is frequently referred to as the “silent killer”? It earned this dubious distinction because it is odorless and, in high enough quantities, it’s fatal. In the period from 1999-2010, unintentional CO poisoning was the cause of 5,149 deaths just in the United States alone, according to the Centers for […]

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How Focused is Your Camera’s Vision?

Lately there have been a couple of crimes in Rochester caught on videotape, including a murder at Motel 6 and another at the Stars and Stripes store on South Avenue? What do you recall most from the videotapes of the crime scenes that ran on the evening news and online? Was it that you couldn’t […]

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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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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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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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Interview with a Burglar

Anthony had been a career burglar in the Charlotte, North Carolina area from the early 1980s until he was apprehended in 1999. He confessed to burglarizing over 600 homes. As part of a plea bargain, the Charlotte police worked with Anthony to discover his methods.For several days Anthony drove with the police throughout his old […]

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Open Door Policy Can Be Inviting

Your home is your castle, your haven and your sanctuary. It protects you, your belongings, your memories and your family.  All too often homeowners are reactive when it comes to protecting their home and family. They will install a home security system after their home has been invaded. Often these security systems are severely lacking […]

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