Staying safe at home

How to Reduce Theft in a Retail Business

If you own and operate a retail business, security should be top priority. After stocking your store with merchandise you have chosen very carefully, make sure you are protecting that merchandise. The following tips can help you reduce your risk of becoming a victim of theft and shoplifting.

Install Security and Surveillance Systems

One of the most important things you can do is install a security system and video surveillance in your store. Make it well known that you have the best in surveillance equipment, as that alone can deter thieves. Install security alarms that will go off now just if someone tries to break in after hours, but if a particular area of the store is accessed without authorization, such as requiring a key card to get into the office where the safe is kept. If someone goes through the door without using their key card, an alarm will …

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How Security Systems Communicate With Monitoring Centres

Have you ever wondered how your security company is alerted when there is a security breach in your home? Do you want to choose a security system that will be very reliable in communicating to the monitoring centre in case of a security emergency? Read on and find out how different security systems communicate with monitoring centres.

Landline Communication

Some security systems are configured to use a landline telephone connection in order to communicate with the monitoring centre overseeing that system. The system may be wireless, but it still uses the landline link to send messages in case there is a security breach, such as a break-in when you are away from home. These security systems can be compromised easily when burglars first cut the phone line so that the security system (or home occupants) cannot use the landline to summon help. The advantage of landline-based systems is that they …

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3 Reasons to Opt for Wireless Home Security Alarm Systems

When it comes to insecurity, urban areas always tend to be the hardest hit. However, as much as you would like to protect your homes and valuables, you cannot stay indoors 24 hours a day.

Thankfully, your presence is not the only option you have when it comes to keeping your premises safe. Wireless home security alarm systems are a great way to ensure you keep tabs on your home while fending off any potential burglars. Here are some of the reasons why opting for these wireless systems is the best option when considering the safety and protection of your home and loved ones.

They are easy to install

One of the biggest advantages of wireless home security alarm systems is that they are not as cumbersome to install as their wired counterparts. Wired security systems require circuit testing, wire stripping, and a host of other processes that come with …

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3 Situations in Which You Would Need an Emergency Electrical Contractor

Most people think of electrical contractors as professionals who can fix a short in your electrical system, and repair outlets that no longer work. But an emergency electrical contractor specializes in issues that can not wait and that could pose a hazard to you if not handled in a short period of time. To help you understand when you should call an emergency electrical contractor, here are some situations that can help you decide.

1. Your Outlets Begin To Spark

Sparking outlets are often an indication that there is a serious short or fault inside your wiring, and if you do not take care of it, you are risking an electrical fire. Emergency electricians are trained to diagnose sparking outlets and track them to their source.

Believe it or not, the problem could be as simple as rats living inside the walls walls and chewing through your wiring. Other causes …

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A Buying Guide for Security Screen Doors

Homeowners usually wish for a security screen door that allows air and light entry inside the house while still preventing unauthorised entry into the house. If you reside in a neighbourhood rife with break-ins, you may want a secure security screen door. This article highlights what aspects you should look out for when buying a security screen door to ensure that you get protection, and not simply a door.

Frame

Industry professionals all agree that a steel door is arguably the most secure security screen door. A steel door that is shown to satisfy the Australian Standard always has non-corrosive properties, which guarantee that it will not suffer from corrosion.

Choose a frame with a deep receiver conduit for the grille. This will fortify the edge such that it would be almost impossible to be rammed out of the frame. Ensure the connection linking the main section of the frame …

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How to Update Your Home Security System With Your Smartphone

Today’s home security systems are more sophisticated than ever before, allowing you to dictate various security zones of your home, video record your property from cameras as small as a child’s toy, and control the security remotely. One good upgrade you may want to consider is a system you can control from your smartphone, using an app or various apps. Note a few features of these types of systems and how they can keep your home more secure.

1. Remote locking and unlocking of the doors

Many apps connected to smart phones today can lock and unlock your doors remotely, and this can help keep your home secure in a variety of ways. If you tend to forget to lock your home or worry if you did when you leave for work in the morning, you can easily lock the doors from your smartphone. You can also unlock the doors …

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