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Burglar Alarm

A system that alerts homeowners or business owners to an intruder via annunciators and sensors. A burglar alarm system is activated and deactivated by the user via a smartphone, keyfob, control panel or keypad.

Are you at risk for a burglary?

The unfortunate answer is yes – we are all at risk. In 2016, 1,515,096 burglary offenses were committed in our country according to the 2016 FBI Uniform Crime Report with a burglary occurring every 20 seconds in 2015. 2016 Losses due to burglary totaled an estimated $3.6 billion; overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,361. For more FBI Uniform Crime statistics visit the FBI site

Security systems do work

The good news is you can fight off these intruders with the installation of a professionally monitored electronic security system.  In a 2013 UNC Charlotte study, Approximately 83 percent (of the more than 400 convicted offenders surveyed) said they would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target if there was an alarm on-site.

Sun, Fun and Burglary? How to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

It is important to safeguard your home on an everyday basis, but especially when you travel or are away from how for long periods of time there are certain precautions you should take. Get a trusted friend or relative to "house sit." Or, make sure your neighbors know...

Are Burglar Bars Safe?

Reprinted from the U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series.  Special Report: Security (Burglar) Bars. Burglar bars, also known as security or window bars, can be found on any type of structure – single-family home, apartment building, storefronts. The bars...

How do I Decide On the System that is Right for Me?

Step One, understand the basics. The information in this site will give you the basics of home security systems. Step Two, determine your goals: for example, to protect your home when no one is there, protect your family at night, or protect your family while one...

Will Your Alarm Work On Your Phone Line

A Note about POTS Sunset The FCC’s Technology Advisory Council released a report on June 30th, 2011 addressing the inevitable transition from our nation’s current PSTN legacy network to an all IP infrastructure. The report finds that by 2014, United States consumers...

Invest in Peace of Mind

A security system is an investment for your peace of mind. In general, a system is available for any budget. Costs do vary and largely depend on which security features you choose, what you want to protect and the area you live in. An alarm system is designed to:...

Tips From Convicted Burglars

A video released by the Columbus Division of Police and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction features three convicted burglars offering tips to help homeowners secure and protect their homes

From the Big House to Your House – Part 1

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