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.
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 ...Continue Reading →
If 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 ...Continue Reading →
Here at Denalect, we know that even the most vigilant of homeowners can have their house, condo or apartment broken into. And while chances are slim (only one in 50 homes in the US are burglarized each year) knowing the do’s and don’ts of what your homeowners insurance policy can save you hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.
- Most policies ...
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.
However, depending on the type of fire alarm installed in your home or business, it may not ...Continue Reading →
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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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.
First, if you see signs that your home has been burglarized, don’t go in. Call ...Continue Reading →
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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One of the easiest ways to thwart thieves from stealing your valuables is by etching or writing a unique number or code on them. Also known as property marking, the process itself is simple, yet few people actually take the time to do it.
First, decide on your unique personal code. Don’t use a full social security number, driver’s ...Continue Reading →
With the rise of affordable alternate telephone services in the last few years, a number of Denalect’s customers are choosing to either eliminate their standard land line and relaying entirely on their cell phone or switch to other telephone line services like Comcast, AT&T Uverse, Astound and Vonage in their home or business.
While we fully support your decision to choose ...Continue Reading →