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5 Holiday Security Tips for Businesses

Retail and commercial theft remains a significant problem in the U.S. The 31st Annual Retail Theft Survey from Jack L. Hayes International, Inc. found more than 279,000 instances of theft involving shoplifters and employees at 20 large retail companies, in 2018. The loss prevention/inventory shrinkage control consulting firm also revealed one out of every 40 […]

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How Fire Detection Systems and Alarms Work

Combination smoke detectors and fire alarm systems are lifesaving in buildings of all types. Fire is an extremely dangerous event and can easily get out of control. In addition to heat, smoke, and flames, fires can create a dangerous environment in which exposure to carbon monoxide, combustion particles, and other toxic substances can put lives […]

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Fire Alarm Systems: Major Benefits and Advantages

Fire alarms are among the greatest assets for homeowners. From 2013 through 2017, there were over 354,000 home structure fires per year, as estimated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This resulted in an annual average of 2,620 civilian deaths and 11,220 injuries. The most common causes of home fires were from cooking, heating, […]

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Features and Benefits of Home Security Automation

In 2018, more than $5 billion was invested in U.S. smart homes, and about 15% of homes in the nation are using smart technology, according to Statista’s Digital Market Outlook. The U.S. smart home market was forecast to top $27 billion in 2019.1 With this kind of growth, the benefits of home automation systems cannot […]

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