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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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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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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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7 Mistakes Business Owners Make With Security

So you are the executive of a business or may one tasked with making certain that the business facilities run smoothly. Many organizations are taking steps to making sure their facilities are properly protected but often we see that there are aspects of physical security that get missed or are not covered well enough. Aesthetics […]

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Know how to hire a trustworthy security contractor

You have decided to have a security system installed in your home or business. Now you are tasked with the confusing task of which company to choose. The competition is brisk out there with so many security contractors to choose from. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind when you are interviewing contractors […]

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Webster New York Police Department Issues Burglary Press Release

Webster, New York, an upper class suburb outside of Rochester New York continues to experience residential burglaries during the night. A local news article published on October 9th highlighted one of the many streets falling victim to these nighttime burglaries. As a result the Webster, New York Police Department issues a press release on their […]

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Holiday Home Security Tips

The holiday season is about to jump into full swing. Busy party schedules, shopping and travels to relatives and friends can leave homes unoccupied. According to police and the FBI, residential crime spikes during the holidays. Day are shorter and there is less daylight. Homes fill up with unwrapped presents, and burglars are busy shopping […]

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Break-ins Ravage Webster, New York Homes

An Upstate, New York town known for a “life worth living” has suffered through a recent spike in home break-ins (Read article here). The thieves’ loot consists of items ranging from laptops, iPods and keys. Even more worrisome is the fact that thieves are entering the homes between 2am and 6am all while families are […]

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