FREE Video Doorbell When You Switch from Spectrum to Boyd and Associates Security!

Spectrum, a cable company that provides home security services for customers, has announced its home security service will be discontinued on February 5th, 2020. Although this won’t affect Internet, television, and telephone services, anyone using Spectrum security equipment and services must switch to another provider. Boyd & Associates is a trusted home security business that provides total home security solutions.

Switch Your Service Now

Boyd & Associates is urging people to set up an appointment before Spectrum’s service ends on February 5th. The company is offering a free video doorbell to any customer that switches from Spectrum—this offer ends by 2/29/20.

How Our Service Compares

With Spectrum’s security system, users can remotely view live video feeds from home security cameras, lock and unlock doors remotely, and much more. The company’s system conveniently uses the customer’s Internet access, cable connection, and wireless router. Spectrum has offered these services since its parent company, Charter Communications Inc., acquired Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in May 2016.

Boyd & Associates offers a complete home security solution that includes a 21st century burglar alarm system, fire and carbon monoxide alarms, and 24/7 alarm monitoring. Our UL Listed monitoring station will respond even if you’re not home, and also if the power goes out. Each security device we use has a built-in cellular connection and backup battery, so your home is always protected.

Like Spectrum’s security service, our advanced controls let you manage thermostats, locks, and lights. We offer a fully functional, full-color touchscreen, while you can access your security system from a mobile device as well. Advanced HD security cameras are also available. They automatically record live video when triggered, so you can watch 20-second video clips and receive alerts and notifications wherever you are.

How Do I Make the Switch?

Switching from Spectrum to Boyd & Associates is easy. Plus, Boyd & Associates has been serving homeowners since 1967, so you can rely on us to continue providing the protection and service you need. We offer many ways to connect your alarm system. If you’re used to having your security systems linked to your Internet and cellular connection, we can provide the same convenient connectivity.

Act now and we’ll provide all the home security equipment you need. You can also receive help with installation, repairs, and updates from our dedicated support team. Our customer care department is extremely attentive and can address all your questions and concerns.

Don’t Wait to Set Up Your Security

If your security company is leaving you unprotected, switch to Boyd & Associates now. We’ll even throw in a free video doorbell if you sign up by 2/29/20. But don’t wait too long… Spectrum is ending its security service on February 5th!

Request a free quote online or call us at 800-381-2693 now!

Top 6 Security Trends to Watch in 2020

Cybersecurity issues now threaten personal and corporate data. And, there is no sign of hacking attacks slowing down. With more devices being connected and more information available through digital channels and devices, digital security is of utmost importance. New trends to fight security risks are emerging and here are the top ones to watch in 2020.

1. Expansion of Video Security

Traditionally one of the most useful security assets, video provides real-time coverage of incidents and emerging threats. There are really no limits here. For example, food processing plants and other manufacturing facilities will continue to use video for training, regulatory compliance, and to prevent food recalls and other issues. Video coverage of harsh environments, such as oil and gas facilities, helps reduce the need for personnel in hazardous areas.

With video data, information can be used for everything from real-time situational awareness to providing forensic coverage. Nonetheless, the increasing use of video in smart homes has given rise to privacy concerns. Security companies must have internal controls over who can access feeds. Organizations must adhere to privacy laws such as those that have been introduced by the EU, which govern the use of applications that involve the collection of video and other data on people and assets.

2. Cloud-Based Security

Developing cybersecurity protocols is critical, especially for servers, digital video recorders, IP cameras, smart sensors, and other network-connected devices connected to the cloud. This applies to organizations reliant on CRM systems such as Salesforce and home users who leverage Dropbox and other storage services.

The cloud-security platform industry is already predicted to top $460 million, as it can scale to various requirements, provide greater intelligence and protection, and reduce costs.

3. Artificial Intelligence

Taking video and data analytics to the next level, software manufacturers are beginning to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to improve analytical capabilities. Facial recognition is one example of a technology being used to more efficiently detect potential threats. Given the vast amounts of data and growth in devices such as intelligent sensors, using AI to analyze video and other data makes sense.

4. Passwordless Authentication

Consumers have been familiar with password protection since the first Internet services became available. But new authentication methods have emerged. These include hardware tokens, biometric authentication such as fingerprint readers, and knowledge-based authentication such as security questions based on personal details.

5. Mobile Access to Security Devices

Physical security has become more dependent on mobility and this trend is expected to continue. It includes access to security devices from browsers and smartphones. There are now many mobile apps for managing video cameras and receiving automatic alerts. Permitted users can even grant or restrict access to facilities and individual access points.

6. Convergence of Physical and Digital Security

This has been discussed for decades. But tracking users throughout a building had been difficult without the technologies that exist today. The Internet of Things, modern data analytics, and cloud technologies are bringing physical and digital security closer together. Edge computing is also helping make this convergence a reality.

Let Boyd & Associates Bolster Your Security

Our business specializes in improving home and business security using the latest technologies on the market. From burglar alarm systems to alarm monitoring services, to intrusion detection, access control, and video surveillance for commercial clients, we help manage all your security needs. Boyd & Associates serves clients throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Request service online or call us at 888-248-6617 for assistance choosing security systems and services today.

SimpliSafe’s home security system can be compromised with $2 wireless emitter

Before you buy a cheap security system check out this article. A professionally installed security system has sophisticated encryption and provides the best protection for your home or business.

This flaw means you won’t be notified of a break-in.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/7/20758529/simplisafe-home-security-system-flaw-compromise-lockpickinglawyer

 

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Silver Security Acquired by Boyd & Associates

Ventura, CA 2/1/18 — Boyd & Associates, the Ventura-based electronic security company that has provided total security for homes, businesses, and communities of every size and type since 1967, has acquired Silver Security in Westlake Village.

The move allows Boyd & Associates to expand its home alarm monitoring and home security service to the high-end residential homes and commercial businesses of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas and Malibu.

Newly attained clients will now benefit from mobile app access to their security systems.

According to Boyd & Associates president Daniel Boyd, clients formerly served by Silver Security will now benefit from alarm verification services provided by Boyd & Associates, in addition to mobile app access to arm and disarm their security systems from the convenience of their smartphones. “They’ll also have the power of a large organization with 24/7 service,” Boyd says.

What To Do If You Are A Silver Security Customer

Silver Security clients will soon receive an informational packet outlining the details of their improved security service, along with a letter signed by Boyd and Silver Security owner Roy Silver. Silver will continue to operate in the security space as an employee of Boyd & Associates.

To inquire about the services of Boyd & Associates, please utilize the contact information below.

Contact:
Daniel Boyd, Boyd & Associates
(805) 650-3267
danboyd@boydsecurity.com

About Boyd & Associates

Boyd & Associates is one of the oldest, largest full-service private security firms in Southern California. Since 1967, the company has been providing security officers, patrol, alarm, and investigation services.

Boyd & Associates Ensures Safety and Security of Rubicon Theatre Company

Local Security Company Donates Safety Solution to Neighborhood Theatre

January 8, 2017 (Ventura, CA) — Boyd & Associates (a.k.a. “Draganchuk” or “Boyd”), a Ventura-based security services company, recently donated an extensive alarm system and other security solutions to the Rubicon Theatre Company. Headquartered in Ventura, Boyd is a full service residential and commercial security protection firm serving Southern California. 

Recently, Rubicon had increased issues with vagrants and vandalism in the Midtown area, where the theatre is located. Rubicon Board President Diane Goldenring turned to Dan Boyd, President of Boyd & Associates who immediately presented the needed electronic solutions.

Our neighbors at Rubicon Theatre Company were experiencing some security challenges and we knew we had a solution that could help solve the problem,” said Boyd. “Our company policy is to give back to the community we serve, particularly as we approach the New Year,” Boyd added.

 

The donated burglar alarm system includes a control panel, keypads, a motion sensor, micro-contacts for doors/windows and a siren. It will help prevent unwanted entries to the main entrance of the theatre and in the administrative area and downstairs conservatory.

A Rich Heritage

A former church built in 1926, Rubicon Theatre’s facility features winding staircases, original stained leaded-glass windows, an expanded balcony and an iconic steeple. At 10,000 square feet, the building houses 12 offices and classrooms, a 185-seat theatre and a rehearsal hall/reception area.

We are grateful to Boyd & Associates for helping our theatre,” said Karyl Lynn Burns, Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director.  She added, “The protection of our employees, staff, patrons and students is our highest priority. We feel a sense of relief and know that Boyd’s generosity will bolster confidence and create a great experience for our customers.”

Boyd & Associates’ mission is to help support communities and law enforcement by providing effective security solutions with rapid communication to authorities in case of intrusion, fire or medical emergency.

About Boyd & Associates

A 50-year-old, family-owned corporation, Boyd & Associates has a proven reputation for providing quality security services to communities, residences, and businesses throughout Southern California. Beginning with its first office located in metropolitan Los Angeles, the firm offers services in Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Orange Counties. Boyd & Associates monitors thousands of home, business, and fire systems from its own 24-hour Central Monitoring Station in Southern California.

About The Rubicon Theater Company

Rubicon Theatre Company is now in its 20th Season of service to the community. The non-profit organization has presented more than 130 innovative dramas, comedies and musicals, including world premieres, for the entertainment enrichment and education of the community, reaching more than 450,000 patrons since its inception.

Boyd & Associates Helps Homeowners Rebuild

The massive Thomas fire, which has burned through Ventura County for over a week and entered Santa Barbara County over the weekend, has now scorched 234,200 acres and is 20% contained, fire officials said Tuesday.

So far, according to an LA Times article, 2.4 million gallons of water and 1.2 million gallons of fire retardant have been used to fight the Thomas fire, the fifth largest in state history.

Unfortunately, several of our alarm service customers have lost their homes in the recent destructive fires. Thankfully, to date, no one was hurt.

How We Can Help

To help in the recovery process, Boyd & Associates will respond immediately and at no cost install a workable security system in their temporary quarters.

When the owners decide to rebuild the cost of a new alarm system should figure into the insurance settlement. This is an opportune time to upgrade and take advantage of the many improvements now available for home security systems. Closed circuit television, remote access and home automation are just some of the improvements available. An expert from Boyd & Associates will assist you.

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Donating to The Red Cross

Boyd & Associates will donate ten percent of the cost of the new alarm system to The American Red Cross. If you have any questions concerning this solution, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About Boyd & Associates

Since 1967 Boyd & Associates has built a strong reputation for being one of the best full-service security and alarm companies in Southern California. It is through our tireless pursuit of perfection and our unwavering commitment to the latest technologies that we have been able to exceed the expectations of industry leaders and homeowners throughout Southern California!

Boyd & Associates Brings 50 New Jobs To Ventura

Boyd & Associates, the largest family-owned security company in Southern California has relocated its Corporate Offices to 2191 E. Thompson Boulevard in Ventura.  The 8,000 square foot office building located on a two-acre plot was formerly a car dealership, a water company, and more recently the home of Draganchuk, a local security alarm company.  Boyd purchased the Draganchuk company in 2013 in an expansion fueled by several prior acquisitions, including Bay Security & Communications, Get Alarmed in Indio, and Locktronic Security in Los Angeles County.  Boyd services its customers from three branch offices located in Costa Mesa, Palm Desert, and North Hollywood.  In addition to relocating the Corporate Offices, several of the principals at Boyd & Associates have moved to Ventura location as well.

Plans are well underway to build a state-of-the-art central monitoring station at the Thompson Boulevard headquarters.  This will replicate the current monitoring facility in North Hollywood. In addition to service and installation technicians, Boyd is unique among alarm companies by sending their own manned patrol cars to the scene of intrusion alarms

About Boyd & Associates

Boyd was founded in 1967 as an investigation firm.  It has been family run ever since.

Boyd & Associates Supports Boy Scouts of America

On Friday, October 4th, Boyd & Associates set their sights and was locked and loaded to help raise much needed funding for the Boy Scouts of America.  A big thank you goes to the Boy Scouts of America Ventura County Council for hosting their 10th Annual Shootout  for Scouting.  This annual event is always great fun and continues to raise thousands of dollars to fund local Scouting programs each year!

About Boyd & Associates

Since 1967, Boyd & Associates has been providing total security for homes, businesses and communities of every size and type. We combine advanced systems, responsive service and rigorously trained security teams to create a strong, nimble and formidable force that deters, detects and responds – for total security