Posts Tagged ‘Tips’

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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Memorial Day has long been considered the unofficial start to summer season in addition to honoring our country’s veterans. It is also a time where you and your family might begin to spend more time outdoors as the days grow longer and warmer. Here are some Memorial Day safety tips to remember while celebrating this holiday.

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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 »

LightsThe holidays often bring out the best in people. Generosity abounds as the spirit of the season inspires many to be a little bit kinder. However, not everyone sees the holidays as a time of giving. For burglars, the holidays are the season of taking. Homes full of expensive gifts and houses left empty for holiday travels present tempting, easy targets for intruders who are looking for a rich treasure trove.

This season, keep your home and family secure by considering these holiday safety tips. These basic rules of thumb can help prevent an unfortunate incident that could cast a shadow over the brightness of the holiday! 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 »

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 »

business securityAvoiding false alarms is a good idea for business owners and managers. By following some simple guidelines, it is possible for business owners and employees to reduce the number of false alarms generated at their facilities. Read more »

Home renovation

Whether it’s re-tiling your bathroom floor or extending the exterior walls of your kitchen, remodeling puts your home and family at risk for burglary and intruders. Most likely, there will be many strangers going in and out of your home during your remodel and you should be cautious. If you are planning a renovation with exposed walls, the lack of home security will be heightened. However, there are many steps to take in order to ensure your belongings and your family stay safe. Read more »

Vacation Home

A vacation home is still a home which is why you should secure your property as well as you would your main residence. After all, crime can happen anywhere. As such, most crime is also preventable and with the proper steps you too will be able to rest well knowing your vacation home is safe and secure even if you’re miles away. Read more »

Burglar enters house

Even if you live in a “nice neighborhood” it’s natural to be concerned about burglars. Crime of one sort or another is always the main topic of the local TV news. Plus, a large portion of the movies and TV shows produced are based on either crime or the justice system. It’s natural to be wary of burglars, but would you know a burglar if you saw one? Here’s some information to help you recognize a burglar and prevent a break-in. Read more »