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Your Vacation Security System “To-Do” List

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Spring break is here, and summer is following closely. Peak vacation season is right around the corner. Not coincidentally, peak burglary season will begin exactly when vacation season starts up. The U.S. Department of Justice details various trends in home burglaries in this report, and a quick glance shows a strong correlation between burglaries and the arrival […]

6 Ways to Improve Your Door Security

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Door security is one of the top priorities to security professionals, and for good reason. Doors provide the easiest and, for criminals, often the safest entry point into a victim’s home. As one inmate at the Oregon Department of Corrections said to KGW8 News in a study conducted late last year: “I would kick in the door rather […]

Residential Smoke Alarm Requirements in Massachusetts

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There is little debate that working smoke alarms and smoke detectors save lives. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security cites that of the deaths that occurred in 2014 due to residential fires, nearly 25% of them happened in homes without smoke alarms and another 12% happened in homes with smoke alarms that […]