5 Keys to Complete Home Office Security

By Ryan Bell / June 14, 2018 / Comments Off on 5 Keys to Complete Home Office Security

More and more of our customers either work from home or bring work home to an office than ever before. Many people consider business security a different animal from home security. However, the presence of a home office blurs this distinction. When we design home security systems, we make sure to ask which areas of the…

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Security Advice for Renters

By Ryan Bell / June 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Security Advice for Renters

Over the past several years, we have had more and more renters as customers, rather than homeowners. Of course, this industry trend reflects overall living trends. This study conducted last year by the Pew Research Center sheds some light on the subject. According to the report, 36.6% of households rented in 2016, rather than owning a…

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Smart Security Tips to Save You Money

By Ryan Bell / June 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Smart Security Tips to Save You Money

Most of our customers view their security systems as a way to notify residents in the case of a burglary, and rightly so. However, a modern security system can do much more than that. We recommend following several smart security “best practices” that actually put money in our customers’ pockets. In this post, we will…

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Summer Vacation Security Survival Guide for Parents

By Ryan Bell / May 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Summer Vacation Security Survival Guide for Parents

With summer vacation right around the corner, security needs often change for parents of school-aged children. During most of the year, homeowners wish to secure an empty house during most of the day. Now homeowners, and parents in particular, must often prepare for a full house during their absence. Some homes will have babysitters in…

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Do-it-Yourself Security versus Professionally Installed Security

By Ryan Bell / May 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Do-it-Yourself Security versus Professionally Installed Security

Do-it-Yourself, (or “DIY”) security has gained traction in the last several years. Some security companies, in fact, have popped up that only offer DIY security services. While we offer both options, we also take care to let customers know what to expect following either path. Whether or not one option is “better” than the other often…

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Preparing for the Worst: Emergency Preparation Tips for Alarm Customers

By Ryan Bell / May 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Preparing for the Worst: Emergency Preparation Tips for Alarm Customers

The security alarm business is often, in many ways, a reactionary business. Many of our customers, after all, call us after experiencing a break-in rather than before. Likewise, our customers often take steps to add security to their existing systems after getting caught off guard by a situation they did not think of when installing…

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Creating a Plan to Increase Security for Your Small Business

By Ryan Bell / May 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Creating a Plan to Increase Security for Your Small Business

Small businesses like our own make up a large percentage of our customers. While many people plan on ending this week with Cinco de Mayo celebrations, not everybody is aware that this is also our nationally recognized Small Business Week. As Forbes points out, small business employ nearly 50% of all workers nation-wide. This post aims to…

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Panic Button Options for Your Security System

By Ryan Bell / April 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Panic Button Options for Your Security System

When most people think about security systems, they think about systems that alert the authorities and sound an alarm in the case of a burglary or fire. However, many of our customers install security systems in order to install panic devices. Panic buttons come in many different forms for many different purposes. Our customers often…

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Your Vacation Security System “To-Do” List

By Ryan Bell / April 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Your Vacation Security System “To-Do” List

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…

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6 Ways to Improve Your Door Security

By Ryan Bell / April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on 6 Ways to Improve Your Door Security

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…

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