Posts Tagged ‘Alarm Monitoring’

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The bell signaling back to school will be ringing before you know it! With this revelation may come a sense of relief as the pressure to entertain and monitor kids while on break melts away, but that relief may quickly be replaced by worry as parents realize that their children could be at risk.

Unfortunately, not all parents are afforded the luxury of being home when their kids leave for or return home from school, leaving them concerned about the whereabouts of their children. That’s where a home security system comes in: With a SafeTouch security system featuring the IQ Panel 2 and the mySafeTouch mobile app, you can be notified immediately when your alarm system is disarmed and you will be able to see exactly who is disarming it, helping you know the precise moment that your kids get home safely.

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Security during power outageBeing home or even away from home during a power outage can be a little unsettling. Burglars that would normally pass up homes with security systems see a power outage as an opportunity to break into homes that would otherwise be defended. With hurricane season now in full swing, you might be wondering what happens to your security system if the power were to be knocked out by a storm. Whether your system will continue to work depends on the type of equipment you have in your home.

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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 »

Taking a spring break vacation is always exciting, just don't forget about keeping your home safe while you're away.Spring Break is right around the corner! This is the perfect opportunity to take a quick trip with your family to have exciting adventures in places around the world, or just around the corner in Jacksonville’s beautiful local area. You can give your children memories that will last a lifetime in just a quick, action-packed trip. 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 »

Beware of door to door sales scammers parading as legitimate agencies.There is some wisdom in aphorisms; one example is particularly relevant today: if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Reports are coming in from around Jacksonville of a man claiming to be a city worker offering to inspect/upgrade home security systems for free. 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 »