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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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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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How to survive an Active Shooter Event at Work

You’re at work and suddenly you think you hear a gunshot. What do you do? Do you RUN? Do you HIDE? Or should you FIGHT? David Katz, a former senior special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and an expert in active shooter situations, said the first step is spotting danger. The sound of a gunshot […]

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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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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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