Walls, gates, and
alarm systems can protect your property from invasion and theft, but
what about vandalism? Even the most safe
neighborhoods are not immune to the damage and expense that vandals
can cause. Here are some simple steps you can take to
protect your business.
1. Use your
security system wisely. You invested in your system for
a good reason, so put it to the best use possible. If your
property is fenced and gated, expand your system all the way to the
fence line, or as close to the outer walls as is feasible. This
way any vandals who cross the line will be sure to trip the
together with other local businesses. If vandalism has become a
problem in your area, join forces with other business owners to keep
a sharp lookout, similar to a neighborhood watch. You may wish
to pool your resources and hire a security company to patrol the area
at night, when most vandalism occurs.
your employees to take security seriously. Locks, gates, and alarm
systems are not effective, if they are not used properly. Be sure all
of your employees know which door to lock and every gate to secure
before they leave in the evening. It is also a good idea to install
bright, exterior lighting that can be activated after closing.
4. Act quickly when vandals strike. Vandalism breeds
vandalism, so stop it in its tracks by reporting it to the police
immediately. Police will need to photograph the damage, but after
they finish, make repairs as quickly as possible. A pristine wall is
less likely to be hit than a wall that has already been
Issues You Might Be Forgetting
It can be easy
to get complacent about home security now and then. Most of us live
in relatively safe neighborhoods, where nothing newsworthy happens
for years at a time. Peace of mind is a wonderful thing, but that
doesn't mean safety should become an afterthought. Here are a few
questions you should ask yourself periodically.
When did I
last change the locks? Door locks are the first, most important line
of defense for your home. How old are they? Who else has a key or
knows your passcode? If you haven't changed your locks since the day
you bought your home, they are overdue for an update. Did you end a
relationship with a significant other recently? No matter how healthy the break-up,
it's probably time to change your locks.
Lose a set of keys? Change the locks today.
crime-friendly is your landscaping? Burglars
like thick, overgrown bushes around windows and doorways. They
provide the perfect place to hide from passing cars and witnesses.
Keep your shrubs short, or far from the house. The best greenery to
keep close to your home are small
outsiders see? Have you ever walked the perimeter of your home and looked
into your windows from the outside? Do you see flat-screen tvs, brand new computers, or valuables lying
around on dressers and shelves? If you can see it, so can a potential
intruder. Invest in a good set of window coverings. Keep them closed
at night and while you're away, especially on windows that face the
street. If possible, keep valuable items in places out of
view from the street.
doesn't have to be something to worry over, but it does require
consideration now and then. If you've got an up-to-date security
system in place, and you've taken a few basic precautions, peace
of mind is well within your reach!
Steps Forward in Home Automation
number of residents are able to lock their doors, turn on lights,
activate security systems, and even start the air conditioner - all
at the tap of a smartphone or tablet. Sound good to you?
is highly customizable to customers' needs. Devices like security
cameras, kitchen appliances, and watering devices are all on the
growing list of remotely accessed technology.
Imagine being at work and having the ability to see the
kids when they arrive home from school! No more worrying if you
locked the front door after leaving the house for the day!
homeowners report saving up to 30% on their monthly utility bills by
managing their thermostat, lights, and appliances via the web.
With a smarthome, it's easy to save money
and conserve energy!
If having a home
as smart as the Jetsons' sounds good to
you, give us a call for a free quote!
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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,
pianos, ten hands
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What is the
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With the Beatles
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