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Security Lighting Tips for Your Home


As of this week, we’re officially past Labor Day weekend. This means the arrival of cooler, shorter days. In turn, shorter days also means extra cover for thieves looking to commit their crimes under the cover of nightfall. In this post, we share some tips to help you use security lighting to combat this risk. […]

Life Safety Ideas Beyond Smoke Detectors


Most potential alarm customers call us up with some prior knowledge of security system “basics.” These include door and window sensors to secure their home’s perimeter. Generally, we also install motion detectors to cover large interior areas of a home as well. Finally, many people ask us about installing monitored smoke detectors. These detectors provide […]

Using Rapid SMS to Enhance Security

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A while back, we created a post sharing Best Practices for Creating a Quick Alarm Response. In that post, we shared the importance of cutting down on false alarms. After all, properties known to create false alarms will find themselves at the bottom of the police dispatch priority list. Furthermore, we pointed out how quickly […]

Your Guide to How Alarm Systems Work


Out of all the technology-related products people encounter regularly, security systems prove the “scariest” for many consumers. After all, monitored alarms have the ability to call out to our central station and initiate a police dispatch. This feature can make anyone feel a little nervous. Furthermore, many find the nature of the systems themselves quite […]

How Do I Power My Alarm Down?


Like many electronic items, security systems can take some time to learn how to operate. While we certainly install the easiest-to-use equipment on the market, certain commands or actions that do not get used often still deserve further attention and instruction. In this post, we share some tips to help you turn off your security […]

5 Benefits of Cellular Alarm Monitoring

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Several months ago, we created a post introducing a few Unique Security Monitoring Options. In that post, we discussed the basics of alarm monitoring, as well as the benefits of different monitoring options. In short, alarm monitoring involves creating a means of communication between a security system and a central station. Upon activation of an […]

How Much Does Alarm Monitoring Cost?


When we design a security system with our customers, we also determine how to best monitor their alarm. Of course, part of this discussion also involves seeing how different monitoring services will impact customers’ monthly monitoring fees. A simple Google search of average alarm monitoring costs show huge ranges of potential prices. In this post, […]

How to Change Your Locks Effectively


Our post providing 7 Tips to Improve Home Security for New Homeowners touches on the importance of creating new keys for your home when moving into a new place. However, we recommend performing this security measure periodically even well after buying a home. After all, the longer you have the same keys work your locks, […]

Specialty Security Sensors for Your Home


As home security providers, we pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box when needed. Rather than taking a “one-size-fits-all” approach to securing a home, we find a unique solution based on every customer’s situation. After all, our customers’ security goals and needs varies as greatly as our customers themselves. We provide this variety of […]

Vista Security System Troubleshooting Tips


A couple months back, we completed the acquisition of Dynamark Security Centers out of Tolland, Connecticut. This continues a long history of our company acquiring and successfully continuing operations of companies within the industry. Most notably, 2007 saw the acquisition of Atwood Fire and Security. We followed this by purchasing Landry Lock and Alarm in […]