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Ways to Prevent Burglars That Take Only Seconds

Ways to Prevent Burglars That Take Only Seconds

At Sonitrol, we are always looking to be on the cutting edge of security technology. Sometimes, though, preventing a theft can be as easy as locking your door. Here are a few ways to prevent burglars that take only a matter of seconds. Lock Doors and Windows We often...

How to Secure an Older Home

How to Secure an Older Home

Older homes have a certain charm that attracts many homeowners. From historic elements to sweet details, older homes offer certain advantages over newer builds. However, keep in mind that as a home ages, so do its safety features. If you’re moving into a home...

Why Burglars Target Certain Homes Over Others

Why Burglars Target Certain Homes Over Others

Nobody wants to experience coming home to find that your house has been burglarized. It’s a nightmare that leaves many people wondering “why me?” While some burglars strike impulsively without a strategy, many strategize and plan their crimes ahead...

How to Prevent Car Theft

How to Prevent Car Theft

According to the FBI, approximately $5.9 billion was lost to motor vehicle theft in the U.S. in 2016. From stolen valuables to stolen vehicles, burglars will use an unsuspecting car as a quick, often easy target. Therefore, it’s important to understand how to...

The Weakest Parts of Your Home

The Weakest Parts of Your Home

Burglars target homes even in the safest neighborhoods, meaning it’s important to protect entry points to your home. Some parts of your home leave you more vulnerable to break-ins than others. By securing the weakest parts of your home, you can better protect...

How to Prevent a Break-In

How to Prevent a Break-In

Burglars target homes even in the safest neighborhoods, meaning it’s important to protect entry points to your home. Some parts of your home leave you more vulnerable to break-ins than others. By securing the weakest parts of your home, you can better protect...

Why Your Business Should Have Video Surveillance

Why Your Business Should Have Video Surveillance

Did you know that approximately 30% of burglars enter homes through an unlocked door or window? And once they’ve gained access, these thieves can burglarize your home in less than 10 minutes. If you want to prevent a break-in and not become part of a statistic,...

How to Prevent a False Alarm

How to Prevent a False Alarm

Owning a business comes with many responsibilities, including making sure that every aspect of your business is protected. The benefits of video surveillance will take your catapult your organization’s security to a new level. It’s a smart investment that...

What You Need to Know About Smart Security

What You Need to Know About Smart Security

The benefits of a security system are well-documented and include police protection, video surveillance, and peace of mind. However, while an alarm can be lifesaving in the event of a break-in, a false alarm is a disaster. It’s important to understand how to...

How to Protect Your Family During a Home Invasion

How to Protect Your Family During a Home Invasion

Smart security systems connect with an app on your smartphone and allow you to monitor your home or business remotely. These high tech systems use a combination of cameras, motion detectors and alarms to keep your property safe. The system can lock or unlock your door...

Home Electrical Safety Tips

Home Electrical Safety Tips

The difference between a home invasion and a burglary is simple: a burglary occurs when an intruder breaks in while you are not home, while a home invasion occurs while you are at home. While both are dangerous, home invasions often pose a greater threat to your...

How to Deter a Burglar

How to Deter a Burglar

Although we use electric appliances around the house every day, these appliances can pose a serious electrical hazard. Light bulbs, appliances, and power cords all have the potential to start a fire. To protect yourself, your children, and your home, here are five...

How to Leave Your Home When Going Away

How to Leave Your Home When Going Away

According to the FBI, a burglary occurs every 18 seconds. While this is a shocking statistic, there are steps you can take to deter a burglar and protect yourself. Deter thieves with the following security tips and help reduce your risk of burglarization. Lock your...

Tips to Hurricane Proof Your Home

Tips to Hurricane Proof Your Home

Smart security systems connect with an app on your smartphone and allow you to monitor your home or business remotely. These high tech systems use a combination of cameras, motion detectors and alarms to keep your property safe. The system can lock or unlock your door...

How to Make a Home Safe for Children

How to Make a Home Safe for Children

Every coastal resident knows the stress and panic that accompanies an approaching hurricane. While evacuating family and pets is necessary in some situations, you’ll want to do everything possible to hurricane proof your home. Hurricane season may be months...

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips

Smoke Alarm Maintenance Tips

Although your home may be safe for an adult, everyday objects can be surprisingly dangerous to children. In fact, household injuries are one of the top reasons children under three are taken to the ER. If you’re expecting a child or already have children,...

How to Make a Home Safe for Aging People

How to Make a Home Safe for Aging People

According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. fire departments responded to around 365,500 home fires in 2015. The fires caused $7 billion in damages and injured over 11,000 people. Three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes with either no smoke...

How to Prevent Package Theft

How to Prevent Package Theft

Burglars target homes even in the safest neighborhoods, meaning it’s important to protect entry points to your home. Some parts of your home leave you more vulnerable to break-ins than others. By securing the weakest parts of your home, you can better protect...

What to Keep in Your Car in Case of Emergency

What to Keep in Your Car in Case of Emergency

Did you know that approximately 30% of burglars enter homes through an unlocked door or window? And once they’ve gained access, these thieves can burglarize your home in less than 10 minutes. If you want to prevent a break-in and not become part of a statistic,...

How to Stay Safe During a Flood

How to Stay Safe During a Flood

According to the FBI, approximately $5.9 billion was lost to motor vehicle theft in the U.S. in 2016. From stolen valuables to stolen vehicles, burglars will use an unsuspecting car as a quick, often easy target. Therefore, it’s important to understand how to...

Caring for Pets During an Emergency

Caring for Pets During an Emergency

Older homes have a certain charm that attracts many homeowners. From historic elements to sweet details, older homes offer certain advantages over newer builds. However, keep in mind that as a home ages, so do its safety features. If you’re moving into a home...

Staying Safe on Your College Campus

Staying Safe on Your College Campus

Although we use electric appliances around the house every day, these appliances can pose a serious electrical hazard. Light bulbs, appliances, and power cords all have the potential to start a fire. To protect yourself, your children, and your home, here are five...

Safety Rules Every Child Should Know

Safety Rules Every Child Should Know

Did you know that approximately 30% of burglars enter homes through an unlocked door or window? And once they’ve gained access, these thieves can burglarize your home in less than 10 minutes. If you want to prevent a break-in and not become part of a statistic,...

How to Detect a Burglar

How to Detect a Burglar

No matter what kind of car you drive, an emergency situation can occur at any minute. Emergencies can be scary, stressful, and potentially life-threatening if you aren’t prepared. That’s why it’s important to know what to keep in your car in the...

How Burglars Are Using Social Media

How Burglars Are Using Social Media

Burglars these days will often watch the home they are interested in before attempting a robbery. They look for specific patterns and try to determine how difficult it will be to break into a house. While this is worrisome, there are fortunately ways to detect a...

How to Secure a New Home

How to Secure a New Home

Social media has become a huge part of everyday life. People are constantly sharing photos, statuses, and other updates letting their followers know where they are and what they’re doing. Unfortunately, this can put people at risk, with burglars using social...

Unexpected Places to Store Your Valuables

Unexpected Places to Store Your Valuables

Burglars these days will often watch the home they are interested in before attempting a robbery. They look for specific patterns and try to determine how difficult it will be to break into a house. While this is worrisome, there are fortunately ways to detect a...

How to Stay Safe During a Fire

How to Stay Safe During a Fire

Social media has become a huge part of everyday life. People are constantly sharing photos, statuses, and other updates letting their followers know where they are and what they’re doing. Unfortunately, this can put people at risk, with burglars using social...

Top Tips for Kids Staying Home Alone

Top Tips for Kids Staying Home Alone

There are many ways to prevent a fire from breaking out in your home. From keeping an eye out for unexpected fire hazards to installing smoke alarms, there are many precautions to take that will keep your home and loved ones safe. But unfortunately, fires do still...

How to Perform a Home Safety Check-Up

How to Perform a Home Safety Check-Up

With the school year starting back up, your kids may be returning home from school before you have finished working. Once children reach a certain age or level of maturity, it is normal for them to return home to an empty house. As a parent, it’s natural for you...

4 Simple Ways to Secure Your Home

4 Simple Ways to Secure Your Home

There are many ways to prevent a fire from breaking out in your home. From keeping an eye out for unexpected fire hazards to installing smoke alarms, there are many precautions to take that will keep your home and loved ones safe. But unfortunately, fires do still...

The Benefits of Security Cameras

The Benefits of Security Cameras

With the school year starting back up, your kids may be returning home from school before you have finished working. Once children reach a certain age or level of maturity, it is normal for them to return home to an empty house. As a parent, it’s natural for you...

What to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

What to Keep in Your Emergency Kit

In today’s day and age, there’s a plethora of security options. From monitors to motion sensors, you can have your pick of how you want to protect your home. When considering the best security options for your home, keep the benefits of security cameras in...

6 Simple Workplace Safety Tips

6 Simple Workplace Safety Tips

Emergencies can strike at any time, whether you’re ready or not. That’s why it’s so important to have an emergency kit ready at all times, and to understand what to keep in your emergency kit. Here’s a list of items you should keep in your...

Unexpected Fire Hazards in the Home

Unexpected Fire Hazards in the Home

In today’s day and age, there’s a plethora of security options. From monitors to motion sensors, you can have your pick of how you want to protect your home. When considering the best security options for your home, keep the benefits of security cameras in...

5 Ways to Protect Your Home During Hurricane Season

5 Ways to Protect Your Home During Hurricane Season

Emergencies can strike at any time, whether you’re ready or not. That’s why it’s so important to have an emergency kit ready at all times, and to understand what to keep in your emergency kit. Here’s a list of items you should keep in your...

How to Protect Your Home While You’re on Vacation

How to Protect Your Home While You’re on Vacation

Living near the coast is amazing, until hurricane season hits. Suddenly, threatening storms are the norm, and it can go from a day at the beach to a flooded drive home in an instant. The 2017 hurricane season is calling for at least fourteen named storms, including...

Going Above and Beyond a Security System

Going Above and Beyond a Security System

Summer months are carefree and as the temperatures rise, people become a lot more laidback. Unfortunately, these happy-go-lucky attitudes have a bit of a negative effect, as July and August are the most common months for break-ins. As a result, it’s important to...

7 Ways to Protect Your Security Alarm Code

7 Ways to Protect Your Security Alarm Code

Living near the coast is amazing, until hurricane season hits. Suddenly, threatening storms are the norm, and it can go from a day at the beach to a flooded drive home in an instant. The 2017 hurricane season is calling for at least fourteen named storms, including...

What to Look for When Choosing a Business Security System

What to Look for When Choosing a Business Security System

Summer months are carefree and as the temperatures rise, people become a lot more laidback. Unfortunately, these happy-go-lucky attitudes have a bit of a negative effect, as July and August are the most common months for break-ins. As a result, it’s important to...

What Is an Electronic Security System?

What Is an Electronic Security System?

The decision to install a business security system is a wise one. What better way to secure your business premises? However, not all systems are created equal. It’s imperative that you consider the finer points about choosing a business security system. Once you...

What Does Bypass Mean on an Alarm System?

What Does Bypass Mean on an Alarm System?

In the past, the only form of home security available was a door lock that had to be opened with a key. Because thieves don’t use keys to enter your home, security has upgraded significantly since then. There are home security systems that set off alarms when...

Warehouse Safety: Tips for a Safe Warehouse Workplace

Warehouse Safety: Tips for a Safe Warehouse Workplace

The decision to install a business security system is a wise one. What better way to secure your business premises? However, not all systems are created equal. It’s imperative that you consider the finer points about choosing a business security system. Once you...

Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Business Security System

Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Business Security System

In the past, the only form of home security available was a door lock that had to be opened with a key. Because thieves don’t use keys to enter your home, security has upgraded significantly since then. There are home security systems that set off alarms when...

Top 6 Benefits of Home Security Systems

Top 6 Benefits of Home Security Systems

Your business has many needs, including unique security requirements. It’s crucial that you understand what steps to take so that you ensure safety. Start with researching the subject so that you gain a basic understanding of how to secure a business the right...

Tips for Keeping a Safe Office Work Environment

Tips for Keeping a Safe Office Work Environment

Summer months are carefree and as the temperatures rise, people become a lot more laidback. Unfortunately, these happy-go-lucky attitudes have a bit of a negative effect, as July and August are the most common months for break-ins. As a result, it’s important to...

How to Transfer Your Home Security Service to Sonitrol

How to Transfer Your Home Security Service to Sonitrol

In today’s day and age, there’s a plethora of security options. From monitors to motion sensors, you can have your pick of how you want to protect your home. When considering the best security options for your home, keep the benefits of security cameras in...

The Best Gadgets for Your Home

The Best Gadgets for Your Home

If you’ve just moved into a new home with existing security systems, or you’re fed up with the poor service at your previous company, we can help! We’re often able to monitor the existing equipment in your home on our own servers. This can be...

Should I Get a Wireless Video Security System?

Should I Get a Wireless Video Security System?

Your business has many needs, including unique security requirements. It’s crucial that you understand what steps to take so that you ensure safety. Start with researching the subject so that you gain a basic understanding of how to secure a business the right...

Should I Get a Wireless Security System?

Should I Get a Wireless Security System?

According to crime statistics for 2015, property crime resulted in losses of $14.3 billion across the United States. The reported stolen property value was estimated to be around $12 billion, regardless of the fact that property crime actually decreased. For many...

Problems with Home Technology and Security

Problems with Home Technology and Security

As a business owner, it makes complete sense to want to take every precaution you can to protect your valuable assets. The chances are good that you’ve put significant investments of time, effort, and money into building your business empire. Any threats that...

Preventing Home Invasions – Security Tips

Preventing Home Invasions – Security Tips

With the school year starting back up, your kids may be returning home from school before you have finished working. Once children reach a certain age or level of maturity, it is normal for them to return home to an empty house. As a parent, it’s natural for you...

Preventing False Alarms – Security Tips

Preventing False Alarms – Security Tips

Your business has many needs, including unique security requirements. It’s crucial that you understand what steps to take so that you ensure safety. Start with researching the subject so that you gain a basic understanding of how to secure a business the right...

Most Common Times for Home Burglaries

Most Common Times for Home Burglaries

Go into any home in today’s world, and you’ll likely find some form of technology. Whether it’s a smartphone, a baby monitor, surround sound speakers, or a security system, we now rely heavily on technology to help us complete tasks, to entertain us,...

Is a Home Security System Beneficial?

Is a Home Security System Beneficial?

The home you live in should be your escape; it’s a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself while feeling safe and secure from the busy, outside world. When we purchase a home, we always want to be able to protect the people and possessions within it, which...

How to Reset a Home Alarm System

How to Reset a Home Alarm System

No matter what kind of car you drive, an emergency situation can occur at any minute. Emergencies can be scary, stressful, and potentially life-threatening if you aren’t prepared. That’s why it’s important to know what to keep in your car in the...

How to Reduce the Chance of a Break-In

How to Reduce the Chance of a Break-In

Security alarms are popular among homes in America, as 25% of homes have one installed. As crime is rampant in large cities across the United States, security alarms offer peace of mind to homeowners who want to protect their families and assets. Many homeowners...

How to Keep Your Home Safe: #1 Guide Online

How to Keep Your Home Safe: #1 Guide Online

According to reports, residential break-ins occur once every fifteen seconds, with the average homeowner losing approximately $2,230 worth of possessions. Unfortunately for most homeowners, their homes are not properly protected, and thieves usually get away because...

How to Keep the Office Safe

How to Keep the Office Safe

Your business has many needs, including unique security requirements. It’s crucial that you understand what steps to take so that you ensure safety. Start with researching the subject so that you gain a basic understanding of how to secure a business the right...

How to Choose the Right Home Security Company

How to Choose the Right Home Security Company

No matter what kind of car you drive, an emergency situation can occur at any minute. Emergencies can be scary, stressful, and potentially life-threatening if you aren’t prepared. That’s why it’s important to know what to keep in your car in the...

How to Choose a Home Security Company

How to Choose a Home Security Company

Choosing the right home security is an essential task that puts you on solid footing. These days, you have no shortage of companies from which to choose. What matters is that you understand what you’re buying and that the business you purchase from will be there...

How a Door Access Control System Works

How a Door Access Control System Works

While a professionally installed and monitored alarm system is a proven way to deter crime, as more and more families and businesses choose to protect their lives and property with alarm systems, the numbers of false alarms increase. A false alarm is simply the...

Do I Need a Fire Security System in My Business?

Do I Need a Fire Security System in My Business?

Nobody wants to experience coming home to find that your house has been burglarized. It’s a nightmare that leaves many people wondering “why me?” While some burglars strike impulsively without a strategy, many strategize and plan their crimes ahead...

Creative Ways to Save on Utility Bills

Creative Ways to Save on Utility Bills

Fire security is not a fascinating subject for many people. Most days, the thought of a fire sweeping through your business doesn’t cross your mind. However, fires can and do happen all the time. Mitigating this threat is a fantastic idea, and it is one that...

Considerations When Choosing a Commercial Wireless Entry System

Considerations When Choosing a Commercial Wireless Entry System

Your business has many needs, including unique security requirements. It’s crucial that you understand what steps to take so that you ensure safety. Start with researching the subject so that you gain a basic understanding of how to secure a business the right...

Common Misconceptions About Home Security

Common Misconceptions About Home Security

No matter what kind of car you drive, an emergency situation can occur at any minute. Emergencies can be scary, stressful, and potentially life-threatening if you aren’t prepared. That’s why it’s important to know what to keep in your car in the...

Choosing a Security System for a Restaurant

Choosing a Security System for a Restaurant

Choosing the right home security is an essential task that puts you on solid footing. These days, you have no shortage of companies from which to choose. What matters is that you understand what you’re buying and that the business you purchase from will be there...

Charleston SC Patterns in Local Property Crime

Charleston SC Patterns in Local Property Crime

While a professionally installed and monitored alarm system is a proven way to deter crime, as more and more families and businesses choose to protect their lives and property with alarm systems, the numbers of false alarms increase. A false alarm is simply the...

Burglars May Be Using Drones to Target Homes

Burglars May Be Using Drones to Target Homes

Charleston, South Carolina was founded in the year 1670 and is often remembered by visitors for its bustling, cobblestone streets, waterfront views, and historic buildings. The city was home to more than 130,000 residents in 2013, and it’s a popular location for...

Best Practices for Using Your Sonitrol Home Security System

Best Practices for Using Your Sonitrol Home Security System

Our homes are very important to us; they protect the most important people in our lives, and they defend our most prized possessions. Unfortunately, our homes are not always the strong fortresses we imagine them to be; often, our homes are the victims of theft and...

7 Common Workplace Safety Hazards

7 Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Choosing the right home security is an essential task that puts you on solid footing. These days, you have no shortage of companies from which to choose. What matters is that you understand what you’re buying and that the business you purchase from will be there...

5 Things You Didn’t Know Security Systems Can Do

5 Things You Didn’t Know Security Systems Can Do

When you are the owner of any kind of business or establishment, your main priority is always going to be protecting the people and possessions within it; however, choosing security for your business is not quite the same process as choosing security for your home....

5 Reasons to Get a Home Security System

5 Reasons to Get a Home Security System

When it comes to your home, there are likely some very important people living within it, or, at least, some very prized possessions. Protecting our homes is a very important part of being a homeowner, and it’s a great idea to look into your options for...

5 Reasons Employers Should Focus on Office Safety

5 Reasons Employers Should Focus on Office Safety

Restaurant owners know that this kind of investment takes a lot of dedication, organization, and intelligent planning. There are so many different aspects that go into a well-designed restaurant, that making any kinds of mistakes from the start can be very costly...

5 Common Mistakes with Home Security Systems

5 Common Mistakes with Home Security Systems

Your business has many needs, including unique security requirements. It’s crucial that you understand what steps to take so that you ensure safety. Start with researching the subject so that you gain a basic understanding of how to secure a business the right...

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