Why You Need to Arm Your Alarm During the Day

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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…

    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…

    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…
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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,…