The 2017 preliminary Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics report from the FBI showed an overall decrease in property crime rates throughout the United States. This continues the trend from the previous year’s report. However, this report shows that the Jacksonville area continues to experience significant increases in property crimes, which includes burglary. Now, more than ever before, the need to keep your home and family safe from break-ins is something you should be concerned about.
When you think of securing your home for your family’s safety, your main priority is to keep intruders from gaining access to the inside of your home. But to completely burglar-proof your home, you need to protect not only inside your home, but also your backyard from unauthorized access to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe. Your backyard can be very attractive to would-be thieves and give them access to commonly stolen items, such as bikes, patio furniture and barbecue equipment.
Vacation, all I ever wanted! 🎶 The entire point of going on a trip is to relax and forget about your worries. Yet many homeowners spend the entire time worried that their houses will be broken into before they get back. Unfortunately, this fear is not unfounded. Thieves and home invaders target houses whose owners aren’t home, and know how to tell if you have left for an extended period. But through the following simple tips, you can hide the fact that you’re out of town while removing any incentive for criminals to attack your house:
From Jaguars games to the Jazz Festival to countless other artistic, sporting, and educational endeavors, Jacksonville residents are proud of all the wonderful things our town has to offer. But that doesn’t mean the River City is immune to problems. Like any major metropolis, Jacksonville has its share of struggles, chief among them the challenge of crime in our community. Read more »
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When it comes to security systems, you could have the Fort Knox of systems, but be vulnerable because of a weak link. And what might that weak link be? More often than not, alarm codes are the weak link. Here are some reasons why your alarm codes could be making your home or business more vulnerable to a break-ins and what to do about it. Read more »
Home security systems are nothing new. It started with simple keys and locks on the front door, continuing with watch dogs and vigilant neighbors. But as time moved on, greater protection was needed. And as technology progressed, home security systems were born. Read more »
A security system can help you feel safer while you’re relaxing in the comfort of your home. But what about when you need to leave? You trust the system will work for you, but now and then, you may wish you had a way to check in on what is happening while you are at work, on vacation, or simply in another room. Read more »
Halloween is a fun time to look forward to every year. While consumers may enjoy the festivities centered around the holiday, with the costumes and tasty treats and celebrations, business owners might look forward to jazzing up their property with new decorations and improving their business through holiday marketing. Halloween truly has something for everyone. Read more »
The holidays are looming closer than seems possible! Turkey dinners, pumpkin pie, and the company of our dearest friends and family are just a few short weeks away. Holidays bring with them the potential for houseguests and the dilemma of how to give them the access they need without compromising home safety. Read more »