Common Alarm Industry Scams

Alarm Industry Scams

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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    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…
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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…