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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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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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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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Why Have a Monitored Smoke Detector? Your Pet Will Tell You.

Each year in the United States, thousands of people lose their lives to fire. The financial costs can reach into the billions of dollars. Forgotten in these tragedies are the hundreds of thousands of family members who suffer death or injury as well – our pets. According to the US Fire Administration’s website (www.usfa.dhs.gov), more than 1.7 […]

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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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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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AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Time Warner, Oh My!

So, you decided that you would like to get an alarm system for your home. Seeing all the ads and hype for the new security offerings from AT&T®, Time Warner® and Verizon Wireless®, to name a few, has you curious and eager to get protected. You just have a few questions… Can my cable or […]

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Who Will Call 911 When You Can’t?

Not all smoke detectors are the same. There are many smoke detectors on the market. Some are inexpensive and can be had for $5 at a discount store and do nothing more than beep. There are others that have more bells and whistles, cost much more then a five note but still do what is […]

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