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Our Top Security Tips for Home Sellers

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This week marks the first week of Spring after a cold and dark New England winter. The first hint of warmer weather brings with it thoughts of baseball season, cookouts, and outdoor sports and games. Spring also marks the time when potential sellers get serious about putting their home on the market. Last year, we […]

Using Alarm.com to Add Child Security to Your Home

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A month or so ago, we posted about New Alarm.com Features that can add security to your home. We’ve long pointed out the added security and convenience that comes with monitoring your alarm system with an interactive cellular dialer. Our preferred cellular dialer is powered by Alarm.com, so we can offer all of the services that Alarm.com offers. That […]

Adding Life Safety to Your Burglar Alarm

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Many people think of security systems as “burglar alarms” rather than a way to add life safety. Indeed, security systems add a great amount of theft deterrence to any home. Alarm systems provide a shrieking siren response to an attempted burglary that often scares thieves away before they do any damage. Furthermore, a monitored security system will also create […]

Best Practices for Creating a Quick Alarm Response

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When shopping for alarm systems, customers generally ask two different types of questions. The first type of question revolves around equipment offerings and installation advice. Our post on Smart Security System Design takes a good look at those aspects of security system installation. The second type of question has to do with how the central station and […]

Choosing the Right Commercial Lock Equipment

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Most business owners spend a lot of time designing a security plan for their building. Burglar and fire alarm systems take a lot of thought and preparation to design and install effectively. The same goes for intercom systems, panic buttons, and other security measures. However, the same owners often place very little thought in selecting their commercial […]

New Alarm.com Features to Add Security

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While hard to believe, in the not-so distant past burglar alarms required a traditional phone line for central station monitoring. Over the past couple decades or so, however, more and more homes count on cellular dialer monitoring for this service. As cell dialer technology improved, “interactive” cellular monitoring added even more security and convenience to […]

How Do Burglars Defeat Alarm Systems?

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While many of our alarm customers hate to think about the prospect, homes with security systems still get broken into. Ideally, the presence of a home security system encourages potential thieves to look elsewhere for a victim. If not, you would hope the blaring siren and potential police response lessens the damage done during a […]

Cutting Down on Alarm Service Call Fees

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As with many major purchases, customers often ask more about security system maintenance costs than installation costs. Similar to car shopping, security shopping requires looks at both short-term and long-term costs. We always strive to keep the long-term costs of owning an alarm system as low as possible. We know that alarm service call fees make up […]

Five Tips for Security System Maintenance

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In our post on Smart Security System Design, we examined the importance of making smart decisions while designing and installing a home alarm system. However, keeping your home secure requires more than simply installing and alarm system. As with most important electronic products, giving your alarm occasional “check-ups” goes a long way. The basics of security system maintenance are […]