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Burglar alertWhen 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.

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Is your alarm code the weak link in your security system?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 »

While children are prone to accidents, there are a few things you can do to keep them safe in unfamiliar environments.Americans are a people on the move. More and more people are moving to find new employment or to advance at their current job, while others choose new houses to suit their recent ability to work from home. This means an increased number of children are learning how to adjust to a new environment. Read more »

Keep your home safe while you travel for the holidays‘Tis the season for airports, bus terminals, and road trips! Holiday travel time is upon us, with many people headed home to visit with friends and loved ones who live far away. Homes along residential streets stand empty as their inhabitants make their pilgrimages to their holiday plans. Read more »

Burglars usually decide to invade homes that look like easy targets or that don't have alarm systems.Many factors may influence a burglar’s decision when he or she is deciding when, where and how to strike. Although many burglaries may seem random, effective burglars often plan their crimes in advance; what appears as random is usually haste. Burglars often look for homes without a security system, so their chances of getting away with the crime are much greater. Read more »

Door-to-Door Alarm Salesman making his roundsSummer has officially arrived: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the door-to-door salespeople are making their rounds. Door-to-door sales is one of the oldest businesses in the book, and for good reason; they are very successful.

Unfortunately, many door-to-door salesmen have a tendency to mislead their intended customers, giving honest companies a bad rap. This is especially true for the home security industry. Read more »

jso jacksonville police vehicleAre you looking for a way to improve your current home or business security system? Maybe you have your eye on a fully-interactive system that includes touch-screen keypads, remote notifications, access and control for a newly-built property? Or, perhaps you would like to install a new system in your existing property, but you aren’t exactly sure if having it be monitored is right for you? Read more »

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With home security systems, the old adage that “you get what you pay for” holds true. This especially applies to the “free” home security systems offered by door-to-door salesmen. These salesmen offer you a home security system with a value that is typically between $800 and $1500. The idea is that, in exchange for giving you this system, they will simply place a sign in your front yard. Of course, this is too good to be true; however, many people are drawn in by it. Here are a few things to note about this offer: Read more »

new technology and security join forcesMuch of the news you hear or read about technology emphasizes the new risks it brings to your personal information and finances. However, there is no need to fear or be intimidated by high tech and innovations in home security. Conveniences that were only portrayed in science fiction movies just a few years ago are now a reality, and affordable for most home owners. With some knowledge and a bit of research, you can make an informed decision about available products. The following are a few ways technology can help improve your home security. Read more »

petsafetyYou love your pets as much as any member of your family. Your pet is not just a source of joy, but is your comfort during stressful times. Pets undoubtedly help keep our stress levels in control, improve emotional and physical health, offer companionship and ward off loneliness. Pets help keep our heart healthy and are known to positively impact longevity. Read more »