Potential Drawbacks of DIY Security Systems

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Potential Drawbacks of DIY Security Systems

  • Here at Dynamark Security of Richmond, we often field questions from people about the do-it-yourself alarm systems available from home improvement stores, whether it's SimpliSafe or Ring or Google Nest or other similar systems. The main questions they have are about what the difference is between using a system like that vs working with a professional custom alarm installation company such as Dynamark, which has been around for 35 years. If you think it through, there's a lot of obvious…
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    What You Should Know About Police Partnerships with Ring

  • Editor's note: Since the original publication of this article, more information has continued to come out regarding privacy violations and lax civil rights protections related to Ring products.  We will continue to update this post with links to this information below as it comes out. Senator Markey Investigation into Amazon Ring Doorbell Reveals Egregiously Lax Privacy Policies and Civil Rights Protections BBC Report--Ring doorbell 'gives Facebook and Google user data' When it comes to protecting your home, many of the…
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    Maintaining Home Security During & After Remodeling Projects

  • Summer is often the ideal time for major projects around the home because of nicer weather and longer daylight hours. Whether you are having your bathroom renovated or your basement finished, any remodeling project puts your home and family at risk for burglary or unwelcome intruders. With a revolving door of contractors, construction workers, and other people coming in and out of your home it can feel impossible to “vet” everyone. If your renovation project involves exposed walls, there is…
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    The Connection Between the Opioid Epidemic and Burglaries

  • The opioid crisis continues to grow and take its toll on communities around the country. In the US alone, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdose in 2017. But death isn’t the only way opioid addiction ruins lives. Like with many addictions, opioid addicts are often driven to adopt destructive and illegal behaviors that harm not only themselves but those around them. One such behavior is burglary, as the US has seen a rise in opioid-related theft and addict…

    Where to Place Motion Sensor Lights Around Your Home

  • Whether you want to light up a home for safety when walking or want to deter criminals from entering, motion sensors lights are one of the best investments you can make for your property.  In today's post, we cover where to place motion sensor lights around your home in order to get the most benefit from them. Within the Garage Installing motion sensor lights within the garage serve two purposes: first, motion sensor lights in the garage allow you to…