5 Holiday Safety Tips

November 27, 2016
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  The holiday season is a time to be jolly and joyful, but it’s also a favorite time of year for thieves. If you aren’t sure what to watch for, […]

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6 Common Misconceptions About Home Burglaries

November 15, 2016
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When you hear the word “burglar,” you might picture a cat burglar in all black who sneaks into your house and spirits away your most expensive possessions. But how does […]

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Is Your Home a Target for Burglars? 4 Questions to Ask About Your Home’s Security

November 1, 2016
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Thieves choose the homes they burgle for more than just the goods inside. But what causes a thief to target one house and skip past another? Ask yourself the following […]

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6 Easy Entry Points for Burglars

September 11, 2016
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If a burglar is looking to break into your home, it might be easier for them to enter than you think. Some access points are obvious, but there are also […]

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Backyard Pool Safety Tips

July 2, 2016
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Your pool is one of your home’s best features, especially in the summer. But in spite of their perks, pools and hot tubs also pose safety risks, especially to young […]

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Safety Tips for Your Child’s Backyard Playground

June 1, 2016
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Your backyard playground is an area your children should love and enjoy, but they’ll have a harder time doing so if the playground isn’t safe and secure. If you’re thinking […]

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How to Build a Safe Tree House

May 2, 2016
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A tree house can be an exciting way for kids to enjoy the outdoors, but it also needs to keep kids safe while they play. If you’re thinking of building a […]

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Door Alarms Are Practical on a Budget, But Watch Out for These Traps

January 17, 2014

Door alarms are an inexpensive option for home security, but they only take the security system so far. While door alarms are a great first step, you may want to consider alarm monitoring to complement any door alarms you might have in your home. Benefits of Door Alarms  Door alarm systems can alert you if an intruder is trying to break into your home while you are in it. They usually sound at 110 to 120 decibels, which is loud enough for you to hear throughout most homes. This alerts you to call 911, and it alerts the intruder that you know he is in your home. It will also likely tell him that the police are on their way. If you are away from your home, the alarm may be loud enough for a neighbor to hear, and that neighbor may be able to call the police for you. Most burglaries occur during the day, so this is important. Types of Door Alarms  You can find a few different types of door alarms. Some wireless door alarms are portable and do not have to be permanently mounted anywhere. These types of door alarms can be hung on the door knob, and they are activated when someone turns the door knob. Because these are portable, you can also take them with you, such as when you travel. The door stop alarm is a wireless door alarm that looks similar to an actual door stop, but it sounds an alarm when pressure is put on the door as it is opening. It is wedge‐shaped so that you can put the narrow part under your door. Some door alarm systems have a keypad panel, which is usually mounted close to the monitored door, and a code number will activate and deactivate the alarm. Are Door Alarm Systems Enough? Though door alarms are a key part of a full security system, they are not always enough on their own. While these alarms may alert you that an intruder is trying to break in, and alert the intruder that there is some kind of security system set up, generally no one else is alerted by this alarm. Neighbors may hear the alarm, but it doesn’t mean they’re going to react. […]

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ADT Turns 139 Years Young

August 29, 2013
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4 Tips to Help Reduce IT Costs

July 17, 2013

As technology becomes more intertwined with business operations, business owners are left looking for ways to cut back on IT costs. While individual companies will differ in terms of what […]

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