Fire Prevention Week: How to Make a Fire Escape Plan

October 8th – 14th 2017 is Fire Prevention Week
In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.
That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have […]

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How to Avoid Door-to-Door Scams

This summer, thousands of ‘doorknockers’ will prey on neighborhoods across America. Their goal is to trick you by using a door-to-door scam tactic. They try to get you to switch to another home security provider, often through deceptive practices that may leave you stuck with unexpected expenses or contract. We’ve found this adorable castle-themed guide in order to help you stay […]

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Christmas tree safety tips provided by the NFPA.

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Although Christmas tree fires are not common, they are more likely to be very serious when they occur. Follow these Christmas tree safety tips to make sure your holidays stay merry.
Picking a Tree

Choose a tree with fresh green needles that do not fall of when touched.

Placing the Tree

Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2″ form the base of […]

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Halloween Safety and trick-or-treating safety.

Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks

Halloween safety isn’t something people put a lot of thought into but its pretty important. If you the place you trick or treat is anything like my parents neighborhood, there are kids running around everywhere, cars lined up and down the street, and even people on four wheelers and side by sides. It can get crazy at times so […]

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Fire Escape Planning is very important in making sure everyone in your home gets out safely.;

Fire Escape Planning

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke detectors and advance planning.
Making it out is the number one goal when it comes to fire safety. You can always replace a house but you can’t replace a life.
Every home should have a fire escape plan and everyone that lives in that home should know that plan. Fire […]

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A house fire with fire fighters on the roof.

Choosing the Best Smoke Detector

How can you make sure you choose the best smoke detector (also known as smoke alarms) with so many options out there? In this post we’ll talk about why smoke detection is important and 6 factors to consider so you can choose the best smoke detector for you. Hopefully this will make your decision process easier!
Why install Smoke Detectors […]

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A person using a lock pick to breach someones home security lock.

Video: Home Security Tips

Tyler Grey (former Army Delta Operator) has started a new series called Greyman. In this series you’ll gain new knowledge, new tools, and new skills to be able to better protect yourself, your family and your friends.  In this first episode Tyler hooks up with a professional in lock picking and other physical security areas. They expose the vulnerabilities […]

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An ionization/photoelectric smoke detector is detecting smoke and about to go into alarm.

Smoke Detectors 101: The Basics

A smoke detector (also know as a Smoke Alarm) is a device that detects the presence of smoke, usually in the case of a fire. A Smoke Detector either detects smoke through a physical process called Ionization or optically called Photoelectric. In most homes, a smoke detector only sounds a local alarm but they can also be connected to your […]

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An alarm monitoring operator responding to an alarm.

Why Alarm Monitoring is Important

Each year, more than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported in the United States, making us the leader in the world in burglary occurrences. That is about four break-ins every minute. This startling statistic proves that just having a home alarm system is not enough. Having alarm monitoring by a professional company is your first line of defense against intruders.
Anybody […]

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A salesman is using door knocking security sales tactics to pressure a lady in to singing a long-term contract.

Door Knocking Security Sales High Pressure Tactics

It’s that time of year again. The time of the year when salesmen walk the streets and pressure people into buying home security systems using door knocking security sales tactics.
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a harsh report on “unscrupulous door-to-door sales agents”. The report accused these sales agents of “high-pressure/deceptive sales tactics to get potential customers to buy […]

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