Archive for the ‘Security Systems’ Category

Guard DogBurglars generally tend to avoid breaking into homes that have a dog, but is being a dog parent alone really enough to keep your home safe?

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Summer SafetySummertime means that school is out and kids are coming and going at all hours of the day, or may be left alone while you are at work. Unfortunately, this can leave your home susceptible to unwanted visitors as well. A good plan paired with a SafeTouch smart home security system can help guarantee your children’s safety by helping you keep track of comings and goings at the house even when you aren’t there.

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break-inThe 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.

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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 »

Earth Day

Our planet is important to us. Keeping the Earth safe is the ultimate in home security. On days like Earth Day, we have a terrific excuse to consider all the different ways we can go green for the good of our planet. For most people, this means ensuring all light bulbs are low-energy choices, or changing out older appliances for energy-efficient models. Not many realize that home security systems can also be part of the green revolution. Read more »

strategically placed plants can deter burglars and home invadersAre you in need of an attractive and cost-effective way to upgrade your current home security system? Your home is your castle. You want to keep it safe, but you also want it to look nice. That’s why you spend time, money, and effort personalizing and upgrading all aspects of your home, so that it reflects your tastes and values. You might be surprised to learn that having the right plants and shrubs around your house is a relatively simple way to dissuade burglars (and nosy neighbors) from getting too close to your home. And, done the right way, it can certainly add some curb appeal. Read more »

door-to-door salesman knocking

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 »

Vanilla Ice a.k.a. Robert Van Winkle shows off knuckle tattoosBesides demonstrating the depths to which a celebrity can sink, Vanilla Ice’s recent burglary attempt is a wake-up call to homeowners who haven’t secured their property. While few will ever have the honor of being burgled by a star of such (former) renown, anyone can be robbed, often by friends, family, and others whom you would never suspect. It is thus imperative that you take proper precautions to secure your home. The following tips will keep the risk of burglary to a minimum: Read more »

kids have a safe fun halloweenWith Halloween just around the corner, you are probably expecting visits from all the little princesses, superheroes and ghouls that will be scouring the neighborhood in search of treats. Your house is decorated, the pumpkin is carved and you are stocked up with candy just waiting for the first knock on the door. However, you may be forgetting another very important Halloween preparation: making sure your home is safe and secure for your family. Most people are having good-natured fun on Halloween, but there may be some tricksters that are just searching for a different kind of treat: an easy opportunity to burglarize your home. And what better night than Halloween? Read more »