Posts Tagged ‘home monitoring Jacksonville’

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 »

Wireless Home SecurityHome 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 »

Give trusted guests access to your home via smart lock with their own unique user code.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 »

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 »

ADC Smart Thermostat and Skybell WiFi DoorbellSafeTouch Security is always on the hunt for new products and services that can help keep you and your family safe and secure. We’re privileged to use our knowledge, as well as our place at the forefront of the industry, to bring you the most innovative products the market has to offer. Recently we have launched the SkyBell WiFi Doorbell, and the ADC Smart Thermostat! Read more »

flood damaged homeYou can’t feel safe in your home if you can’t even live in it because of a recent flood. In the final stretch of rainy season in Florida, it is important to keep your home dry and safe.

From smelly soaked carpet to damaged warped wood floors, your home can quickly become a victim of a storm. Not only are your floors in danger, but your electronics, appliances, furniture, lighting and personal keepsakes are susceptible to water damage. In addition to water damage, mold can set in after a flood. There are many initial home protocols you can follow when it comes to flooding prevention for you home. Keeping your home above the water is one of them. Unless you live at the top of a mountain, this is probably easier said than done. However, the only way towards safety and less water damage is to go upward. While your home can be designed structurally against hurricanes, water can easily cross the threshold if you have not taken the necessary precautions for your home. A general rule to significant water damage is when the water reaches an inch above your floor. Read more »

neighborhoodwatchCrime in your neighborhood is one of the most unsettling experiences. Your home should be your sanctuary and the place where you feel the most safe. But in our modern society, security is increasingly hard to come by. A good neighborhood can become questionable, seemingly overnight, when undesirable elements move in. And while cities still try to recover from the financial challenges of recent years, local police budgets may not be getting the funding they really deserve. Before you give up on feeling safe at home, there is a way to take back your streets: band together with your neighbors to create a Neighborhood Watch Program. It may sound like a major undertaking, but it’s really not as difficult as you might think. Read more »

alarm monitoring JacksonvilleYou would be surprised to learn how easy it is to unlock most common locks without an original key. In most cases, this is done using a technique known as “lock bumping”. Burglars and intruders use this technique to get into homes without signs of a forced entry.

How can you know that your lock is safe, and what precautions can you take to ensure that your home is not “lock bumped”? Read more »

New homeowner

Congratulations- you’ve purchased a new home. You’ve successfully gotten through the tiring process of house hunting and paperwork, but home ownership is not as easy as turning your new key. It is important to ensure that your new home will be a secure and peaceful haven for you and your family. Along with unpacking your move-in boxes, there are necessary steps to securing your new home. Below are steps to ensure a safe and swift transition into your dream home. Read more »