A security system,
gates, and new locks, protect your business and employees from
potential harm. But are you using these security tools to their full
potential? Take a few moments to examine how you put your investments
First, be sure
to keep your security system operational and current. As you
make changes to your building, consider how your security needs may
have changed. If a new space, windows, or doors are added, you
will need to update your alarm system to include them.
If you use fencing to
protect the perimeter of your property, check it for holes, tears,
and missing pieces periodically. Be sure to repair damage to your
fence upon occurance. Pay special
attention to gates and padlocks. These should be sturdy, and the
padlocks should be changed every time you lose an employee who had
access to the combination or key.
about your lighting. No one wants to light up the entire
neighborhood, so make the most of your off-hours lighting by
directing it to the most vulnerable spots: windows, doors, registers,
and over valuables.
With regular check-ups and timely adjustments, your
security tools will continue to protect your business for years to
invasion is a nightmare we would rather not think about, but it could
happen to anyone, anywhere. The sad truth is that home invasions can
occur in the safest of neighborhoods, at any time. Maybe that was one
of the chief reasons why you decided to install your home security
system. But what else can you do to protect yourself from home
1. Plant guard
bushes around windows and porches. Roses are a beautiful choice, but
anything with thorns will do. Not only do they make it tough to get
close to the house, the thorns collect skin and clothing to be used
as evidence in an investigation. Just keep the bushes low (no higher
than 3'), to stop them from becoming hiding places.
2. Use noise as
a simple booby trap. Any door can have a chime that will
notify you when someone enters. Keep it separate from the household
security system, so that it will ring regardless of whether your
system is armed. This little trick can give you great peace of mind
on those dark nights when the family is away, and every passing shadow
3. Make a safe
room. It doesn't have to be made of concrete, any bedroom or office
will do, as long as it has a land line or a charged cell phone.
Reinstall the door so that it swings outward; this will make it more
difficult to break. Be sure it has a sturdy lock. You'll need to hide
a flashlight in a place where you can find it quickly, even if the
power is cut.
doesn't have to be a source of worry. A little preparation goes a
long way toward helping you fall asleep with a feeling of perfect
Door Openers Get Smart
You may not
have heard, but your old garage door opener is so 1980's.
The newly released garage door
opener by LiftMaster, connects wirelessly
to the Internet through Alarm.com. You can let someone into your
garage from anywhere you have access to a network. Or, if you're on
the forgetful side, you can close the door, even after you've arrived
The system can tell you
how long the door was left open, and can turn your garage lights on
and off from a distance. This is an ideal gadget to invest in if you
have kids who come home from school on their own each day. All they
need is a phone app to get in and out of the house through the
garage. No more hiding that spare key under the rug!
If you like to keep your garage open most of the evening, you
can program the door to close at bedtime, eliminating those
middle-of-the-night wake ups, running out to see if you remembered to
& ROLL TRIVIA Multiple Choice Question
album, 5150, is named after...
childhood street address
custom-made Peavey amp
hand-crafted Gibson guitar
D. Police code
for crazy person on the loose
Month's Rock n'Trivia Question
For that one,
epic chord at the end of the Beatles' song "A Day in the
Life," how many pianos and hands were used?
A. one piano,
B. one piano,
C. two pianos,
three pianos, ten hands**** (answer)
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