Creating Pool Security

By Ryan Bell / May 31, 2019 / Comments Off on Creating Pool Security

With Memorial Day just in our rearview mirror, we can safely say that pool season has begun. Families often spend the holiday weekend eating barbecue and enjoying the first of many of the summer’s poolside weekends. Of course, families with small children also acknowledge the need for extra security measures around their pools. According to…

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Recognizing Illegal Commercial Security Measures

By Ryan Bell / May 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Recognizing Illegal Commercial Security Measures

Last week, we posted some tips for Avoiding Illegal Home Security Measures. We addressed both burglar alarm and camera surveillance issues that can put homeowners in legal trouble. In addition to legal issues, many of these mistakes also lead to less effective security. This week, we will share some tips on how to recognize and…

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Avoiding Illegal Home Security Measures

By Ryan Bell / May 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Avoiding Illegal Home Security Measures

If you read our Residential Smoke Alarm Requirements in Massachusetts, you know that local codes and laws go a long way in telling security companies what they can  and cannot do from a legal standpoint. Installing security equipment requires proper licensing and training, as well as knowledge of legal requirements for security installation. Unfortunately, we…

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Creating a Convenient Home Security Experience

By Ryan Bell / May 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Creating a Convenient Home Security Experience

In our post Tackling Ten Common Home Security Myths, we discussed concepts that scare homeowners away from installing an alarm. Some of these notions we regard as baseless. However, some of these ideas have the potential to cause issues if not addressed properly. The fear that alarms cause more issues than they solve can prove…

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A Primer on Carbon Monoxide Safety

By Ryan Bell / May 3, 2019 / Comments Off on A Primer on Carbon Monoxide Safety

Many call carbon monoxide the “silent killer,” and for good reason. Carbon monoxide, or “CO,” often goes unnoticed because it escapes detection from any of the senses. Unlike smoke, carbon monoxide has no visible appearance or smell. Also unlike smoke, it creates no taste when breathed in and would not irritate your skin. A recent…

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Improving Parking Lot Security

By Ryan Bell / April 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Improving Parking Lot Security

We’ve addressed commercial security in several previous posts. Our Security Measures to Improve Employee Security looked at commercial security through the lens of adding personal safety for workers. Our posts on Choosing the Right Commercial Lock Equipment focuses maintaining physical security by choosing the proper locks. Finally, our post on Interactive Commercial Security Monitoring examines…

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How Interactive Commercial Security Monitoring Can Add Security to Your Business

By Ryan Bell / April 19, 2019 / Comments Off on How Interactive Commercial Security Monitoring Can Add Security to Your Business

A few months back, we wrote a post examining Unique Security Monitoring Options. In that post, we briefly touched on the security benefits of interactive cellular monitoring. Simply put, monitoring your alarm through a cell dialer provides the most consistent security monitoring available. Traditional alarm monitoring utilizes a property’s phone lines for communication with the…

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Stopping False Alarms for Good

By Ryan Bell / April 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Stopping False Alarms for Good

In our Best Practices for Creating a Quick Alarm Response, we highlighted how cutting down on false alarms can help you experience a quicker police response to your security system. Certain houses in a neighborhood occasionally “cry wolf” too many times. This can lead to police departments responding to other calls before checking on what…

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Springtime Security Tips

By Ryan Bell / April 5, 2019 / Comments Off on Springtime Security Tips

At Northeast Security Solutions, we pride ourselves on creating individualized security plans. Instead of choosing a “one-size-fits-all” approach to security, we attempt to address customers’ individual security needs. Long-term security strategies differ from family to family. Similarly, customers’ short-term security strategies should also shift based on outside factors.  The time of year plays one of…

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A Primer on Commercial Lever Functions

By Ryan Bell / March 28, 2019 / Comments Off on A Primer on Commercial Lever Functions

Several weeks ago, we shared a post about Choosing the Right Commercial Lock Equipment. In that post, we discussed the various types and qualities of commercial lock equipment available. However, we did not at all go into choosing the proper lever functions for your doors. Manufacturers create levers that accomplish many different goals. As locksmiths,…

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