How to Test & Maintain Your Alarm System

Spring has arrived in the Bay Area and at Denalect, it’s that time of year when we encourage folks to think about annual security system maintenance. Without routine maintenance, even the best system can fail, exposing you and your family to theft. Whether you prefer to have a technician come out or to do the work yourself, here’s an easy checklist on how to keep everything running smoothly for years to come.

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Tips for Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program

Today we’d like to discuss one of the most effective – and inexpensive – ways to deter crime in any community. This is with a neighborhood watch. Also known as a block watch, town watch, apartment watch, and/or a crime watch, these neighborhood associations look out for each other’s homes, families, businesses and community buildings and alert the police to any suspicious activities or crimes in progress.

A watch can have other benefits too, including revitalizing neighborhoods and making your community ...

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How to Silence a Beeping Alarm System

iStock_000010688331SmallIf you’ve ever tried to stop the shrill, continuous chirping of a security or smoke alarm, then you know there are few things more frustrating to deal with, especially at night.

And since there are a variety of reasons as for why an alarm is beeping – safety risk, power outage, bad batteries, faulty sensors being among them – we’ve put together some general tips ...

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Are you a Denalect Fire Alarm Customer Changing Your Phone System? Let Us Know!

With other telephone service providers becoming more popular and affordable, some of our fire alarm customers are switching from standard AT&T land lines to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems (such as Vonage) or disconnecting their telephone line and relying solely on a cell phone.

House AlarmHowever, depending on the type of fire alarm installed in your home or business, it may not ...

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Mobile Apps for Home Security Systems 101

Each week at Denalect we answer dozens of customer questions about the latest innovation in home security system technology – mobile apps.

With a home security app on your device, you can arm and disarm your system with just the swipe (or tap) of a finger and keying in of your PIN. But how do these apps work and how they can enhance your system?

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What to do if your Home is Broken Into

Discovering your house, condo or apartment has been broken is a shock. After all, this is your home, your sanctuary. But by knowing what to do ahead of time, you can act quickly, increasing the chances of catching the burglar and recovering your property.

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First, if you see signs that your home has been burglarized, don’t go in. Call ...

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Apartment and Condo Security Tips

Renters are 85% more likely to experience a home invasion than those who own their homes. Folks living in an apartment or condo have additional security concerns. Close proximity to other tenants and increased foot traffic means that your home is more at risk of intrusion and burglary. To help, our security pros offer some tips on how to keep you, your family and your place safe.

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