Fake Smoke, Real Alarm: E-Cigarettes Can Set Off Smoke Detectors


If you're installing a fire alarm system or adding more smoke detectors to an existing one, watch where you put the detectors or sensors and ensure your home or office has more-than-adequate ventilation. E-cigarettes can set off fire alarms, and you want to be sure that if you have anyone vaping in the building that they don't accidentally set off the alarms. The resulting noise can be not only annoying but also costly, because if the fire department has to respond, it might consider the call a false alarm and fine you.

21 October 2015

5 Ways to Protect Your Home from Burglaries


The idea of an intruder breaking into your house is scary for any homeowner. Unfortunately, burglaries can happen in the nicest neighborhoods. Although you can't prevent someone from attempting to break in your house, you can take steps to protect your belongings and family members. Here are five ways to protect your home from burglaries: Get Motion Sensors A good way to keep intruders away from your house is to install motion sensors.

1 October 2015

Security Camera Myths Refuted


Adding security cameras to your home or business can be an excellent upgrade to make, but these security systems are far more complicated than most people realize. Making the mistake of believing myths about security cameras can cause you to make poor decisions about this upgrade. Luckily, you can help reduce the chances of this happening by having a solid understanding about the following two commonly believed security camera myths. 

17 September 2015

Taking A Closer Look At Common Residential Video Surveillance System Mistakes


A security system may be one important feature to add to your home, but a high-quality video surveillance system can add an even more valuable layer of home protection. Even though video surveillance provides valuable features, such as 24/7 monitoring and visitor identification before you allow someone access, way too many homeowners make mistakes with their video surveillance systems. Here are a few of the biggest mistakes homeowners tend to make when it comes to residential video surveillance and what you need to know to make sure you do not follow the same path.

16 September 2015

Six Ways To Prevent Break-Ins


Keeping your home safe can be a challenge, but there are certain specific things that you can do to make your home less of a burglary target. Here are some simple ways to protect your home. Keep Your Landscaping Neat A bunch of large, messy bushes are a burglar's dream; they make it easy to lurk and spy on your property to see if anyone's watching. Whenever possible, keep your gardening choices neat and trimmed to make it harder for burglars to hide.

10 September 2015

Ensuring That Your Office Employees Are Safe From A Fire


Unexpected fires can turn any office environment into a disaster, especially if your employees are unprepared. Follow this simple process to make sure that your employees are safe in multiple fire situations. Make Sure Your Suppression System Meets Code There are a variety of different safety codes that your fire suppression system must pass before it is considered safe. These codes are set up by the NFPA and vary depending on the type of system you use.

4 September 2015

Three Important Ways You Can Secure Your Home Or Business


Protecting your home or business from thieves is just as important as locking the doors when you leave each and every day. Without a security system in place, your home or business is completely vulnerable and open for thieves to take advantage of the weak security points. Here are three important ways you can protect your home or business by installing simple security measures. Install Lights At All The Entrance Ways

2 September 2015