When to Contact Your Security Provider

If you have an alarm system installed in your home or office, then you know to contact your security provider if the system is triggered or if you need to schedule routine maintenance. However, there are a few other situations when they need to hear from you, especially if you’ve done or plan on doing any of the following.

  • Remodeling. Your alarm system was designed and installed to meet your home or business’s original security
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Is 24-Hour Monitoring Right for You?

Homes and businesses with security systems are six times less likely to be broken into but a sounding alarm doesn’t always frighten intruders away. That’s where 24-hour monitoring comes in. Benefits of monitoring include:

Denalect monitors client systems

  • Immediate response. Offered by most security providers for a monthly fee, alarm monitoring doesn’t rely on your neighbors to contact the authorities if your alarm is activated. ...
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How to Think Like a Burglar

To help protect your home against burglars, you need to learn how to think like one. Each year more than two million U.S. homes are broken into, with an estimated $4.6 billion in goods stolen and property damaged. Not to mention a break-in’s impact on your sense of safety and well-being. Here are some tips on how you can enhance your home’s security.

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Choosing the Right Home Security System

With all the hundreds of different home security systems available on the market, how can you choose the best one to give you piece of mind, works within your lifestyle and fits into your budget? From evaluating your needs to selecting a security provider, here are some tips on how to decide which alarm system is right for you.


  • Evaluate your lifestyle. How do ...
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Basic Security System Components

A good security system is more than the sum of its parts. But have you ever wondered what, exactly, are those parts? Even a rudimentary understanding can help prevent false alarms, increase confidence in your system, and ease communication with security providers. Here’s a breakdown of the four basic components you’ll find in most business or residential security systems.

Bosch 4412 & 6412 Keypad

  • Keypad. ...
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Preventing Security System False Alarms

False alarms can have a serious impact. Not only a noisy nuisance, false alarms can take police away from other emergencies and other life-threatening situations. They can also cost you hundreds of dollars in fees, create dissatisfaction with your system and your security provider, and make you reluctant to use your system, exposing your property to theft. Here’s how you can help reduce your chances of a false alarm.

  • Change any system batteries every three years.
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Holiday Safety Tips

Help protect your family, home and property this season with these holiday safety tips. With shoppers out in droves and many people traveling out of town, it’s little wonder that crime rates increase in winter. The holidays should be filled with good cheer but even the most wonderful time of the year can be ruined by crime, weather or disaster.


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Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Thieves and burglars aren’t the only thing you need to protect against in the Bay Area this winter. Help safeguard your home and your family from cold weather with these simple money-saving tips.


  • Clean your gutters. When the leaves start falling, protect your home’s exterior and foundation walls by cleaning your gutters and downspouts. When your gutters are clogged, rain ...
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Protecting You & Your Family from CO Poisoning

If you’re a homeowner in California, you should be aware of a new law protecting you, your family and your property from the dangers of Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

iStock_000009625134SmallA poisonous gas that is odorless and colorless, Carbon monoxide is produced whenever fuels such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal are burned. Idling vehicles, heaters, fireplaces, furnaces and fuel-burning appliances ...

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