Prevent False Alarms And Costly Dispatch With These Security Tips

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Your security system is key in protecting your home and family, but false alarms are one of those unpleasant side effects that can sometimes prevent people from setting their alarm in the first place. And take it from us – we’ve known too many people who became victims of burglary because their state-of-the-art security system was left disarmed and idle. False alarms are annoying, but they can also cost you. Some towns impose hefty fees on homeowners for false dispatches, and if they recur, that can really add up. If you’re worried about false alarms and their associated inconveniences and…

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SkyBell: The Smart Doorbell For Smart Home Safety And Convenience

SkyBell: The Smart Doorbell For Smart Home Safety And Convenience

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You can do a lot from your smart phone these days. Watch movies, order a pizza, video chat with family from across the ocean – all without leaving the comfort of your couch. And now, with the Skybell, you can even answer your front door. Whether you’re home, at work, away on vacation or just out grabbing a slice instead of ordering in, you’ll always know who is ringing your doorbell so you can respond in real time. The Skybell allows you to do a lot more, too. It adds a modern convenience, and a peace of mind that your…

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Three Essential Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

Three Essential Ways To Protect Your Home From Burglary

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According to recent crime statistics, there is a burglary in the United States every fifteen seconds. If that sounds scary, it is! But did you also know that burglary is one of the easiest crimes to prevent? The problem is that there are still too many people who either put off securing their home, thinking their neighborhood is safe, or aren’t informed enough about their options to take simple measures that can mean the difference between becoming another statistic – or not. If you want to avoid that fate, here are some things you can do to protect yourself, your…

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Is Your Building Protected? Ask These Security Questions To Find Out.

Is Your Business Protected? Ask These Security Questions To Find Out.

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You may think your office, professional building or facility is secure. After all, you have a security system in place and the doors are locked at night. The problem is that there could be gaps that you just don’t notice with a cursory scan. That’s where a professional security audit can help. When you bring in an expert, they can review the security of your property based on criteria that draws on their years of experience in the field. They will know where to look, what to look for, and what questions to ask. Here are just a few of…

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Protect Your Business From Employee Theft With Smart Technology

Protect Your Business From Employee Theft With Smart Technology

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Before you hire new employees, you spend time learning more about them, speaking with them, evaluating their qualifications and values. It’s no small feat to entrust the welfare of your business to another person! That’s why when you do make the decision to hire someone, trust is a foundational factor. However, it’s worth considering this hard fact: according to the United States Chamber of Commerce, 75 percent of employees steal from their workplace, and most do it repeatedly. The American Society of Employers presents it another way: 20% of every dollar earned is lost to employee theft! Why Do They…

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Winter Fire Prevention And Safety Tips For Your Home

Winter Fire Prevention And Safety Tips For Your Home

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It’s fire season, and that means cozy evenings with a hot tea or cocoa, maybe a good book or your favorite TV show on in the background, as you enjoy the heat and the crackle of the flames from your hearth. But fire season also comes with an increase in house fires – the kind that nobody wants to witness. In fact, December, January and February are statistically the leading months in terms of home fires and related deaths in the United States. Why? Because people are using heating units more, especially in New Jersey and the northeast, and often…

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Does Size Matter When It Comes to Your Safety and Security?

Does Size Matter When It Comes to Your Safety and Security?

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One of the questions we are often asked is whether our small, local alarm company can offer the same level of service and safety as a big, national company with brand recognition – the kind you’ve probably seen advertised myriad times and places. In a word: yes. Let me elaborate. Family Grown, Owned & Operated We are proud to say that our family has been serving residents and businesses in the New Jersey area for over 47 years. Eugene B. Ash, my father, started the business in 1969, passed it down to me in 1996, and now my son Mike…

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7 Smart Reasons To Love Honeywell Lyric

7 Smart Reasons To Love Honeywell Lyric

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The Honeywell Lyric family of products offers a number of home security and automation options, all with one goal: helping you protect and manage your home in ways that best suit your lifestyle. These days that’s a greater challenge than ever before. Daily life can be a hectic and unpredictable adventure, whether you’re whisking the kids off to sports practice, racing to a business meeting, vacationing during down time, or just joining some friends for an evening out. Enter Lyric. Home management has never been simpler, safer, or smarter. 1. Smart Apps There’s an app for that! Your smartphone can now…

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Back To School Safety & Security Tips

Back To School Safety & Security Tips

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Summer is winding down and the school buses are about to start rolling down the streets again. Whether you’ve got children starting their first year of kindergarten or their last year of college, there are some important things to know about keeping them safe from fire and home invasion even when you’re not right there to protect them. So if you’re busy at work when the kids get home from school, or even if you have a babysitter watching over them, these tips will help keep your family safe throughout the school year. Teach Simple Safety Tips It’s especially important…

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Going On Vacation? Here’s How To Protect Your Home From Burglars

Going On Vacation? Here’s How To Protect Your Home From Burglars

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Summer is peak season for home burglaries. As families take to the minivan for long weekends and camping getaways or spend a week at a time at a favorite vacation spot, criminals kick into high gear. According to FBI statistics, home burglary rates increase anywhere from 10-15% during June, July and August. If you’re planning a vacation, don’t leave the security of your home to chance. There are a few things you can do to protect your home and valuables so you’ll return from your vacation happy and relaxed – and stay that way! Light It Up Nothing says “nobody’s…

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