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Custom Security – Alleviating Headaches for Property Managers

Custom Security would like to take this time to thank our Property Managers for the jobs they do that may be under-appreciated by anyone who isn’t completely aware of the long hours and the amount of responsibility placed on the shoulders of these very patient professionals. Many times we have heard this comment from some

Do You Have the Right Security System for the Size of Your Home?

A wireless device is merely a sensor like a door contact or motion detector that communicates wirelessly between the control panel and the sensor. Not to be confused with cellular communications that transmit signals between the control panel and our remote monitoring station. A wireless device takes very little time or experience to install, is

10 Things You Can Do to Have a Safer Home

1) Be smart with your keys:  Remove the secret, hidden house key. The key under the mat, inside the mailbox, beneath a rock—everybody hides a house key and everyone knows where they are hidden. Give it to a a nearby friend or neighbor, instead. And don't leave keys and garage-door remotes in a visible spot. Your

Home Invasion Survival and Safety

A home invasion-it's everyone's worst nightmare and a difficult subject to discuss. Perpetrators in your space, threatening you and your family. What would you do? Are you, your family, and your home prepared as well as you could be? Prevention-It starts with protecting yourself before a potential invasion and here are some things you can

Stranger Danger Safety

What Your Kids Need to Know About Staying Safe How to identify a stranger: A stranger doesn't have to look scary, mean or bad. A stranger can look normal, friendly, and nice. Kids need to know that to safe, they need to consider anyone they don't know a stranger. Even if the stranger says "I

Cellular/Internet Monitoring of Your Alarm System

Why You Should Have Your System Monitored With the use of a Cellular device, Internet monitoring provides a backup to the cellular monitoring, increasing it's speed and effectiveness-the transmission is completed in seconds. Cellular and internet units also allow you the flexibility of additional services such as email notification, account history, openings and closings. If

Christmas Tree & Home Fire Safety

(Facts courtesy of NFPA and FEMA's US Fire Administration): Fire departments responded to an average of 230 home fires caused by Christmas trees each year from 2007-2011. The result was a yearly average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, the NFPA reported. While Christmas trees and holiday lights are a

Deterring Crime in Your Apartment Community

For our local apartment managers, recognizing and addressing the lower levels of what motivates criminals is the first key to successfully deterring crime. A good crime prevention program works best on moderately and poorly motivated criminals. There are several things apartment managers can do on the prevention side to steer clear of basic criminal elements-this

Why Your Property Needs a Security Camera

You may think security cameras help catch the bad guy and may help deter crime, but we know the facts. Read the following facts about why your system is keeping your property safer than you think: 1)  Your system IS a break-in deterrent, especially for criminals who are local to your neighborhood. No one who

Walk-In Robberies Can Be Preventable

A "walk-In" refers to an intruder's capability to get into your home or business by using the unlocked doors or windows. A walk-in could also occur from someone stealing or reproducing keys or learning your security codes. Did you realize that about half of the over 7,000 home intrusions daily in the U.S. are through