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Meet Dynamark Security’s New Sales Rep

  • Exciting news! Dynamark Security has hired a new sales rep, Kevin Deshazo. Kevin has many years of experience working in the home security business and will be a valuable edition to our team. You may interact with him soon as will be assisting in serving our existing clients as well as new accounts. Here is a little bit about Kevin in his own words: I was born and raised in RVA and then spent 20 years in sunny Florida. My…
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    SimpliSafe Faces Scrutiny from BBB for Questionable Marketing Claims

  • As a locally owned security company that Richmond homeowners have trusted for over 35 years, Dynamark Security of Richmond takes pride in being transparent and honest in our marketing and advertising.  Unfortunately, many companies in the home security industry do not take this approach. In one recent, high-profile example of the type of deceptive advertising used by some home security companies, SimpliSafe—a company that produces DIY-security equipment—was forced to retract certain claims they were making after an investigation by the…
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    Home and Business Security in the Age of COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders

  • We certainly are living in unprecedented times as Virginia (and the rest of the world) navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts go out to everyone who is being directly and indirectly affected by the Coronavirus. Your security needs may have changed because of the "stay at home" order and the closure of all nonessential businesses. Perhaps you are at home far more than before, or you're concerned about keeping your business safe while it's closed. Dynamark Security remains committed to…

    Our Precautions Regarding COVID-19

  • To our valued customers, friends, network partners and associates: As news continues to spread and concerns about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 increase, we here at Dynamark Security of Richmond want you to know we are taking all precautions as recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees, and the community.  We are considered an “essential” business and as such, we know it is our responsibility to not only serve our customers with…
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    How Video Analytics Can Improve the Performance of Security Cameras

  • Over the past ten years, one of the biggest consumer complaints in the security industry has been the unreliability of WiFi cameras. Part of that has to do with the fact they're totally dependent on your WiFi, and thus are subject to the same disruptions in signal strength as other devices. However, the the other part of it is that they pick up so much extraneous "stuff"--dogs, cats, birds, weather, cars going by, etc. Other than people who install cameras…
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    Everything You Need to Know About Residential Smoke Detectors

  • Smoke detectors are a critical part of home safety. They detect and warn people about the presence of smoke and a possible fire. Smoke and fires usually aren’t as dangerous during the day when you are at home and awake. People typically smell the smoke early enough to put out the fire before there is too much damage. Smoke detectors are very helpful at night when you are asleep or when you are away from home (if you have a…
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    Researches Expose Major Security Flaw in Smart Home Speakers

  • Many people use voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant in their homes to help control their home’s systems, including in some cases security systems.  However, a newly discovered flaw in those virtual helpers calls into question the wisdom of connecting them to security systems or even using them at all. As it turns out, these assistants can not only be controlled by sound (i.e., voice commands), they can also be controlled by light.  In tests…
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    The Ultimate Security Guide for Airbnb Owners

  • As a homeowner who operates an Airbnb, you want to make sure your home and property stay safe while your guests enjoy a comfortable visit. It can be challenging to balance security and homey hospitality. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you keep your guests and property secure while keeping everything accessible, inviting, and in compliance with Airbnb policies. Smart Locks Using physical keys comes with a variety of cost and security risks. Keys easily get lost, damaged,…

    Vulnerabilities of Nest Security Cameras

  • Update: After we published the original post below, reports came out that Google had "forgotten" to tell consumers that some of their Nest security devices contained a hidden microphone that was not listed in the technical specifications--adding yet another possible avenue for privacy violations.  Click here to read the full report. Is your smart home security camera truly secure? With the popularity of smart cameras like Nest on the rise, the number of hackers who can access these cameras--and their…
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    Why You Should Do Background Checks on Vendors who Work in Your Building

  • While commercial security systems are something every business should invest in, they only help keep out bad people who aren't authorized to access your building.  What about people you invite into your building, such as employees and vendors? Now more than ever, any business in the market for a new employee conducts a background check on each candidate before they make their hiring decision. It just makes sense to ensure that the people who will be in your building day…

    How to Avoid Call Spoofing Scams

  • Even though, as a security and alarm company, Dyanamrk Security of Richmond is dedicated to helping our customers secure their physical property, we also want to make sure you are protected from criminals seeking to rob you through scams. In the ongoing battle between telemarketing scammers and consumers trying to avoid them, the latest front involves something called call spoofing. To help protect our customers and the general public from this new threat, we're publishing the information below about what…

    Limited Time Special Offer: Free Wireless Remotes

  • For a limited time, when you install a new alarm system, upgrade an existing alarm system, or switch your alarm monitoring service to Dynamark Security, we will give you two free wireless remote controls for your alarm system that you can attach to your keychain!  All you have to do is mention this promotion when you contact us for a free quote. The remotes feature four buttons that can be programmed for individual control or can be paired for two-button…

    Door-to-Door Home Security Scams to Watch Out for in 2019

  • Every year, especially during the spring and summer, the home security industry and its customers are targeted by scams. The aim of these scams is to get homeowners to switch their monitoring system to a new, far inferior and far more expensive options, often with hidden fees and bad intentions. The alarming part of these scams is that these security companies don’t usually try to persuade you to switch to their company or even ask outright. Instead, they lie, pretending…

    Dynamark Security Supports Fisher House

  • Dynamark Security is excited to announce a promotion we will be doing during through the end of March to help Fisher House, an organization that builds comfort homes near VA hospitals and medical centers around the world so that families of veterans can have a free place to stay while their loved ones receive medical treatment. When a customer installs and activates a new security system or switches to Dynamark and mentions this promotion, we will make a $100 donation…
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    Seven Reasons Not to Buy an Alarm System from Your Cable Company

  • Cable companies are good at getting you to purchase (potentially unnecessary) services by bundling because it appears to save money. Not many of us would have a landline nowadays, but the cable company tells you it is cheaper to have internet, cable, and a landline than it would be just to have internet and cable. The reason they do this is simple.  They know that the more services they provide you with, the more of a pain it will be…
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    Your Security Camera Questions Answered

  • Security cameras are a very hot topic these days, and lots of customers are asking about them. In an effort to provide people with all the information they need to make an educated decision about whether they need home security cameras, what type of cameras to purchase if they do need them, and how to best use cameras if they already have them, we are publishing this short guide to security cameras that addresses these and other commonly asked questions.…
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    Why You Need to Arm Your Alarm During the Day

  • Many people purchase a home security system so that they can sleep better at night, but the fact is that one of the most important reasons to have an alarm system is so that you can turn it on during the day. A lot of people say, "Well gosh, I'm really just concerned about my personal safety. I'm not so much worried about my stuff getting stolen." However, the truth is the most important time for you to protect yourself…
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    Best ID Theft Protection Services for 2017

  • When most people think about protecting themselves, their families, and their businesses, they look to home security systems armed with alarms designated to alert homeowners to entry as well as cameras that can catch intruders in the act, ensuring they will be brought to justice. It’s vital to find a company you can trust (such as Dynamark Security of Richmond) to provide this kind of physical security for your family and business. But what about your cybersecurity? You need to…

    How to Conduct a Small Business Security Audit

  • Is your small business secure? Are you sure? Businesses experience ten times more burglaries than households, yet many company owners consider their business more secure than their home. Businesses are also likely to be repeatedly re-victimized, with 17% of burgled businesses representing 69% of incidents. It’s easy to miss security flaws that leave a company exposed. Focusing on the day-in, day-out needs of the operation can push security by the wayside. Here’s an outline of a basic small business security…
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    How to Prevent Security Cameras from Being Hacked

  • You’ve probably heard some of the stories appearing in the news this year about widespread hacking attacks using the Internet of Things—in other words, devices other than computers that are connected to the internet, such as appliances, TVs, and security cameras. As a home security company, we want to arm you not just with the technology to protect your family but also the information you need to keep yourself safe.  To that end, here is a summary of what you…

    How to Interpret Crime Statistics

  • Understanding crime data isn’t easy. Friends, news stories - even mayors and police chiefs - often present crime statistics in an oversimplified way that allows easy conversation. But it’s important to understand the forces at work behind crime stats to have a truly accurate picture of what’s really going on. New York City crime rates are a classic case of tricky numbers. Over the years, various officials have claimed responsibility for lower overall crime rates, lower homicide rates, lower violent…
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    Home Security Scams for 2017

  • Every year, especially during the spring and summer, the home security industry and its customers are targeted by scams. The aim of these scams is to get homeowners to switch their monitoring system to a new, far inferior and far more expensive options, often with hidden fees and bad intentions. The alarming part of these scams is that these security companies don’t usually try to persuade you to switch to their company or even ask outright. Instead, they lie, pretending…
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    Home Automation Trends for 2017

  • As technology continues to steadily evolve, more and more tech innovations are finding their way into our homes. From voice-operated hubs and smart appliances to effortless security solutions, more tasks are being automated, bringing us many more benefits and new tech toys to enjoy.  Here are some of the top home automation trends for 2017, many of which are available through Dynamark Security of Richmond. Seamless Cooperation and Interconnectivity With several companies releasing in-home technology last year, it’s a wonder…
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    Frontpoint vs ADT vs Dynamark

  • Security systems play an important role in protecting your home and family. While these necessary systems are implemented by a variety of companies, it can be a real challenge deciding which one is right for you. Luckily, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you compare Frontpoint vs ADT vs Dynamark Security of Richmond. Frontpoint Frontpoint is a relative newcomer to the home security business having been operating for only ten years (compared to over 30 years for Dynamark…
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    How to Test Your LYNX Touch Security System

  • Your security system is keeping your family safe every day, so it just makes sense to conduct regular tests to ensure that it’s functioning properly. Should the worst case scenario occur, you want to know that your security system will do what it’s meant to do. The best way to keep your LYNX Touch Security System performing at peak condition is to test it once a week. Here’s a rundown of the instructions for conducting a weekly systems test: First,…
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    Five Gift Ideas for the Security Conscious Homeowner

  • If you are scrambling to get some last-minute holiday shopping completed but are having trouble coming up with affordable gift ideas, then we've got you covered.  Here are five creative and useful gift ideas for the security-conscious homeowner on your holiday shopping list. RFID Wallet RFID wallets are a type of wallet designed to help protect you against a form of identity theft where criminals can steal personal information including credit card numbers, driver's license numbers, and passport information simply…

    Dynamark Security Holiday Referral Bonus

  • Do you need some extra cash for the holidays? Want to save money on your alarm monitoring service this month? If so, we have the perfect offer for you! If you refer a new customer to Dynamark Security of Richmond during the month of December 2016, we'll give you a $100 gift card. There's three easy ways to make a referral: Download our mobile app and send it to a friend via text message. Fill out the form on this…
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    Independent Investigations Expose Numerous Flaws in Popular SimpliSafe DIY Alarm System

  • We’ve warned you before on this blog about the dangers of using “do-it-yourself” alarm systems, and specifically the popular SimpliSafe DIY alarm system.  However, new information has come to light that makes the problem even worse than we thought. SimpliSafe markets itself as an alternative to “traditional” alarm companies such as Dynamark Security of Richmond, which use professional installers, robust customer support, and tried and proven alarm technology.  SimpliSafe claims that all that fancy equipment and support provided by these…
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    How the Internet of Things Affects Home Security

  • Recently, a “distributed denial of service” or DDOST attack on domain name service provider Dyn grabbed headlines after major websites like Twitter, Wix, and others were taken offline. Upon investigation, it was discovered that the “botnet”—or, in other words, a network of internet-connected devices that have been compromised by hackers—that was used in the attack was made up largely of devices that are part of the “Internet of Things”. Since many consumers either knowingly or unknowingly own devices that are…
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    Dynamark Security is Hiring!

  • Dynamark Security of Richmond is looking for a hard-working, motivated employee to join the best home security team in the area. We have an immediate job opening for an experienced alarm security system sales person. Compensation for the position is based on the applicant's experience and is competitive for the industry, and includes a benefits package. We are seeking a candidate that is interested in a long-term career in the alarm industry, not someone who is just looking for short-term…

    Three Reasons You Should Have a Monitored Alarm System Before Purchasing Security Cameras

  • Lately, we’ve seen a large spike in demand for home security cameras.  We get many phone calls from people interested in getting a camera installed, or who have questions about the various types of cameras and how much they cost. While we’re very excited to see that people are taking home security seriously, there is one problem about the current camera craze: many of the people asking about home security cameras don’t have a monitored alarm system.   They don’t understand…

    Five Back to School Security Tips Your Family Should Be Aware Of

  • With Labor Day now behind us, schools in the Richmond area  are back in session, which means many families are once again adjusting to new schedules and routines.  Some young children are going to school for the first time, and others are starting at a new school.  Regardless, the changes in your family’s routine also mean new security challenges.  Here’s a few back to school security tips you might want to review with your kids to make sure that they…

    Home Security Risks Posed by Garage Doors

  • Garage doors present one of the largest access points in a home--and one of the most vulnerable. They are an easy target for burglars. In fact almost 10% of all break-ins start in the garage, according to an article on This Old House. Here is an overview of problems you need to look out for and ways to increase the security of the doors connected to your garage. Access Door Between the Home and the Garage Treat the access door…

    The Five Most Commonly Stolen Items During a Burglary

  • As a homeowner, it’s natural to think of expensive jewelry and flat screens as some of the most commonly stolen items in a home burglary. It is also natural to think that this kind of theft occurs when you are away from your home or when you are asleep. These assumptions are not entirely wrong, but with burglaries taking place every 13.0 seconds in the United States, some of these criminal activities are more likely to be purely optimistic and…
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    Safety Beyond the Home: Safe Driving Tips for the Holiday Weekend

  • It’s the last week of the annual National Safety Month sponsored by the National Safety Council, and each week of the month has a different theme related to helping you stay safe at home, work, and on the road.  We’ve been posting articles related to the theme for each week, including topics such as how to create a home emergency kit and the benefits of a neighborhood watch. The theme for the last week of the month is Sharing the…

    Benefits of a Neighborhood Watch

  • The National Safety Council has named June National Safety Month, and each week during the month has a different theme related to helping people stay safe and avoid injury.  The theme for this week is “watch out for danger”, and in honor of that occasion we’d like to highlight some of the ways a neighborhood watch program can help you watch out for dangers in your community and improve your home security. In its modern form in the U.S., the…

    Top Seven Causes of Accidental Death

  • June is National Safety Month, and in part two of a four-part series of articles promoting that occasion, today we’re taking a look at the top seven causes of accidental death and injury and how to prevent them. While fires and carbon monoxide poisoning are both things that our home security systems can help prevent, most of the things that caused accidental injury and death in the U.S. in 2014 are related to other factors.  The things on the list…
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    How to Prepare a Home Emergency Kit

  • While having a monitored home security system is an important part of making your home a safe place to live, it doesn’t protect you against everything.  In order to help raise awareness about dangers you can encounter in and around your home and workplace, the National Safety Council promotes June as National Safety Month. Each week of the month has a theme related to a different subject, and throughout the month we’ll be posting articles to our blog related to…
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    How Neighborhood Social Media Groups Can Increase Home Security

  • Knowing your neighbors has always been the best way to keep your home, your street and your community safe. Before computers, it was over the fence, in the park and at local get-togethers. People posted signs on telephone polls and at the neighborhood grocery store. But over the last three decades, people have bemoaned how impersonal neighborhoods have become, largely due to the inroads of technology. Children and adults commune with their computers, smartphones and Xboxes, not in real time…
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    Five Ways to Burglar Proof Your Windows

  • As a homeowner you may be diligent about burglar proofing your doors, yet did you know that your windows are also vulnerable? It's important to realize that this is a viable point of entry, yet in many homes they go unprotected. Here are five ways to burglar proof your windows to provide more safety to your home. Replace Window Panes with Reinforced Glass There are several types of reinforced glass with which you can replace your existing window panes, however…

    Three Risks of Using DIY Alarm Systems

  • When it comes to maintaining your home, one way to save money is to “do it yourself”.  While this is a great approach to tasks like painting, yard work, or simple remodeling projects, when it comes to home security the “DIY” approach might leave your home vulnerable to burglary.  There are three main risks to using DIY alarm systems, which we have outlined below. Risk #1: No professional installation The first problem with DIY alarm systems is that, by definition,…
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    Common Alarm Industry Scams

  • Spring is nearly here, and that means it's time for another reminder about some of the common scams that continue to plague the alarm industry.  While these alarm industry scams take a variety of forms, they all have the same purpose--tricking you into unknowingly switching your alarm monitoring to a new company, usually one with far inferior service than most reputable alarm companies (such as Dynamark Security).  The scams are more of a problem in warm weather due to the…

    Three Common Home Security Mistakes

  • Given that home ownership doesn't come with a manual explaining what exactly you should do to keep your home safe and secure, it's no wonder that most homeowners make at least a few mistakes on a regular basis when it comes to security.  Even homeowners who have a home security system are guilty of making some of these mistakes, although statistically speaking their chances of experiencing a break-in are much lower. While there are many mistakes we could list here,…
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    Planning Your Spring Break Vacation with Security in Mind

  • After a long cold winter, you probably want to go someplace warm and sunny for Spring Break. But instead of just looking for cheap flight and hotel deals to determine where you go and what you do, plan your vacation with security in mind. You’ll have a better vacation knowing that you are headed someplace where you won’t have to worry about your safety as you enjoy the beach or check out popular local destinations. Here are some things to…
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    Using Security Landscaping to Protect Your Home

  • The following article was contributed by Styer Landscaping, a trusted partner of Dynamark Security of Richmond. When most people think about home security, the first thing that comes to mind is alarm systems, locks, or possibly even firearms.  While these things can all play a part in protecting your home, what most people don’t realize is that the landscaping of your property can also have a big impact on home security.  This impact can either be positive or negative depending…
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    Is Your Home Secure? Take our Home Security Quiz to Find Out!

  • Are you worried about your home security? If you are, you’re not alone! Many people worry that their home, family, and expensive possessions are not safe while they are out. Whether you are at work, running errands, or on vacation, being away from home gives a burglar a chance to gain access to the most important things in your life. So, take this home security quiz to find out if your valuables are safe right now! At the end there…

    The Home Safety Risks of Christmas Decorations

  • Christmas and holiday decorations are a lot of fun for children and adults alike – they provide festive cheer and allow you to express your creativity both indoors and out. Decorations have gotten much safer over the years, significantly reducing risk of fire. Modern decorations are also energy-efficient, which allows them to be operated at a lower cost and in more unique patterns and styles than ever before. However, even well-made decorations still pose some risk for home use. To…

    Top 5 Home Security Gifts

  • If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, look no further! These top home security gifts will keep you and your loved ones safe year-round: Lockitron Bolt The Lockitron deadbolt lock is a smart solution to locking your home. It’s a unit that installs over your deadbolt to allow you to unlock your doors for others without having to give them a key or code to enter. This is more secure than lending a key to a neighbor or friend and…
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    How to Research the Security of Your New Neighborhood

  • The following article was contributed by Valentine Properties, a trusted partner of Dynamark Security of Richmond. If you’re thinking about moving to the Richmond area, or even moving to a new part of the city from another neighborhood in the area, you’ve got a lot of things to consider.  Everything from the quality of the local schools to the level of traffic on nearby streets might play a factor in your decision-making process.  One consideration that might be important is…
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    A Short History of Burglar Alarms

  • The latest state-of-the art home security systems have many features that make our lives easier, from keyless door locks to the ability to arm your alarm from your cell phone.  While these features are relatively new, the need to protect one’s home from intruders is not.  It may surprise you to learn that burglar alarms have been around in one form or another for hundreds of years, and that the modern burglar alarm was invented in 1853.  Even alarm monitoring…
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    Common Holiday Security Threats and How to Prevent Them

  • With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the 2015 holiday season is upon us.  It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to family gatherings, parties and presents, but unfortunately there are also some holiday security threats that you should be aware of and plan for so that you can stay safe.  These common threats can strike at any time, but are especially heightened around the holidays. Burglary While the risk of home burglary is generally highest in the summer…
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    Wireless Alarm Systems vs Cellular Alarm Monitoring

  • Wireless alarm systems have become very popular in recent years, but many people are still confused when they're confronted with the term "wireless alarm systems." This is probably due to the fact that even within the alarm industry, that term sometimes has different meanings.  Sometimes it refers to the sensors used inside a home, while other times it refers to the way an alarm is monitored by the central station. We’ll explain the difference below, and for the purposes of…
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    Halloween Home Security Tips

  • Halloween time can be one of the most fun times of the year, for kids both young and old. The young in age of course, love the opportunity to dress up in fantastic costumes and masks, and campaign door-to-door for free candies and other treats. The young at heart enjoy the season as much if not more, because it's a great time to throw a party, whether it's at work or at someone's home. With all that good feeling surrounding…
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    Richmond Home Security Myth-Busting

  • Probably most of us feel that we are pretty well aware of the habits of burglars and what they're after, but you might be surprised to learn that Richmond home security statistics bear out some facts that most homeowners are likely unaware of. This discussion will center around four facts about burglars that are not commonly known, and which may be of value to you in helping you to protect your home against their incursions. Myth #1 - You are…
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    The Best Locations for Business Security Cameras

  • Security is one of the most important and commonly overlooked aspects of any business.  Monitoring daily operations not only safeguards your company but it also protects your customers.  While a variety of security solutions can help secure your business, video surveillance is one of the most efficient and cost-effective solutions available.  Before you install business security cameras you may want to consider which areas are the most critical to protect with consideration for the safety of everyone involved. Building Entrances…
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    The Risk of Retail: Businesses Most Likely to Get Robbed

  • It doesn’t matter what kind of business you are— a restaurant, a clinic, or even an airport can be the victim of a robbery. But while robbers can strike any business, it’s retail establishments need to take particular care. What is Robbery? Robbery is defined as the unlawful taking of property from a person by force, or by threat of force. This is why robbery is defined as a violent crime, while shoplifting, burglary, and employee theft are not. It…

    Home Security Risks Posed by Social Media

  • Most users of social media really love having the ability to stay in contact with friends, and exchange pleasantries on a daily basis. Posting photos of the latest activities and events is also a favorite habit among social media buffs. What many users don't realize is that all that information and all those photos can be used by criminals to determine vital facts about where you live, what kind of goods and valuables are in your home, and when the…

    Three Security Precautions to take Before and During the UCI Road World Championships

  • The 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond are less than a month away, and preparations are proceeding at a frenetic pace.  The event, which is one of the top cycling races in the world, is expected to draw upwards of 450,000 spectators to the city, and unfortunately all of them may not be law-abiding citizens.  However, by taking a few basic security precautions, you can make sure that you not only keep yourself safe, but also help protect the…

    Four Ways a Smartphone can Improve Your Home Security

  • Interfacing your smartphone with your home security system adds to the capabilities you get out of your system. It’s not just peace of mind, but convenience. There are so many things that can be done through your smartphone that integrates with your home security.  Get the most out of your system with these four ways that improve the way your home security system works. Monitor Who Comes and Goes in Your Home With your smartphone, you have the power to…

    Security Systems for Fraternity and Sorority Houses

  • Controlled confusion is the norm at fraternity and sorority houses, with students and friends coming and going at all hours. For residents, it’s partying and socializing, with bouts of intermittent studying. Students may be oblivious to the dangers, but administrators know that trouble can happen anytime. Their concerns include keeping: Residents safe from intruders Their possessions protected from burglars The building wired with smoke detectors and fire alarms House Manager’s Guides recommend 24-hour lock-up and educating residents how to keep…

    The Basics of Home Security Cameras

  • With today’s technology, the price of home security cameras makes them more affordable than ever for residential use. However, many people find it overwhelming to shop for a system because there are so many options for and acronyms that describe home security cameras. Don’t look at price, but look for the features you need for your situation to find the best deal and camera. Wired or Wireless? A wired camera is powered by a cable, which means that you have…

    Security Risks of a Home Based Business

  • One of the biggest mistakes that home based business owners make is assuming their company is too small to worry about security. However, entrepreneurs who work from home may have even greater security risks than the typical brick and mortar company. Putting the trash out on the curb is one example of this.  At a typical office complex, many companies share a single trash container that only owners or employees can access.When you work from home, garbage from your home…

    Common Home Security Myths

  • Home security is obviously very important, but it's also equally important to separate fact from fiction when it comes to protecting yourself from a possible break-in. Here are some of the more common home security myths and the truth behind them. Common Home Security Myth #1: Deadbolts and Security Bars Will Stop Burglars  Truth: Deadbolts and security bars slow can slow down a burglar and help make your home a harder target. While a deadbolt lock or a security bar…

    Family-Friendly Events in Richmond for Summer 2015

  • Now that Richmond-area schools are out for the summer, it’s time to think about planning some family-friendly activities for the next few months.  Luckily, there’s always something exciting happening in the River City, but sometimes it can be hard to find out about the best events.  We’ve done the hard work for you, and come up with a list of fun family-friendly events in Richmond for summer 2015. Arts and Culture Expo at the Science Museum of Virginia June 27th,…

    Do Burglar Alarms Really Deter Crime?

  • Your home is your castle.  If there is any place in the world where you and your family should feel safe and secure, it’s at home…but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.  Over a million home break-ins occur every year in the United States, and for the families who are unlucky enough to be victims of those crimes, that sense of security is shattered forever.  Of course you want to do everything within reason to keep this from happening to…

    What To Do If Your Home Has Been Burglarized

  • [caption id="attachment_490" align="alignleft" width="300"] Broken window on door by vandalism[/caption] No one wants to come home to a crime scene. Home safety is a high priority for most homeowners, and when you find you’ve been burglarized, your sense of security can come crashing down. Here's a list of what to do if your home has been burglarized. Contact the police When you realize your home has been robbed, it is essential to call the police as soon as possible. That…
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    Three Common Home Security Mistakes

  • If you fancy the idea that you're not at risk of being burglarized, think again. Burglars are always on the prowl looking for easy targets. When they find one, they'll strike when no one expects. So, don't take chances with your home security.  Let's look briefly at 3 common home security mistakes people make and how you can avoid them. Failing to Scrutinize Workers Burglars posing as agency employees or utility workers is a growing security concern. Unfortunately, some home…

    Richmond Security Alarm Door-to-door Scams

  • With the arrival of warmer weather, Richmond residents are once again dealing with a perennial problem that just doesn't seem to go away.  The problem, highlighted in this report from a Virginia NBC affiliate station, is door-to-door security alarm salespeople who pretend to represent your current Richmond security alarm company—for example, Dynamark Security—but who in fact work for a different alarm company. These unscrupulous salespeople attempt to trick unsuspecting homeowners into switching their alarm monitoring contract.  They often will claim…

    Home security systems in Richmond, VA. Who’s unequalled in value?

  • Dynamark Security is unmatched when looking for home security systems in Richmond VA! Home security systems in Richmond, VA are not created equal. It’s true, and I really want to expand on what sets Dynamark Security of Richmond, Inc. apart from other home security systems in Richmond, VA.  A lot of people see strength in doing business with a large national company. And I get that – they’re worried about a small local company going out of business or simply not having the resources to give good, fast…

    Home security – who offers the best value, in the Richmond area?

  • Free Home Security System, best value, installation, monitoring, service, and advice call Dynamark Security! Home security – who’s the best? Who offers the best equipment, installation, monitoring, service and the best advice (i.e. the best assessment of your security needs) at the best price? In other words, who offers the best value in home security in the Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg Metro area? Well, Frank Pegram, owner of Dynamark Security of Richmond has some thoughts. I was born in Petersburg, Va. and lived…

    Top 10 Home Security Tips For Your Vacation

  • For many of us, summertime and the holiday season are two of the best times of the year. These are our chances to take much-needed vacations to visit family or to unwind at the beach, and we look forward to them all year long. Unfortunately, burglars look forward to these times of year just as much as we do. With so many people traveling away from home, thieves will be out in full force during the times you are most…