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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…