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Security Systems & Alarm Monitoring

“Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret
Lee Runbeck

Business Security & Alarm Monitoring:

The Hidden Costs of Using Outdated Security Surveillance Equipment

Your business is a huge investment of time, money, and your life. If you are like most business owners, you likely rely on the video surveillance equipment you have in place to help you protect the premises against unwanted intruders, along with other types of criminal activities. However, to ensure your property, employees, and customers are properly protected, you must keep your camera systems up to date. If you fail to upgrade your video surveillance system, this may cost you in the long run. In fact, there are several hidden costs associated with continuing to use outdated surveillance equipment, with some of these highlighted here.

Subpar Image Quality

If you are still using older video surveillance equipment, the video images captured are likely much lower quality, which is going to prove unhelpful to the police if an incident occurs. By upgrading to newer equipment, you can capture higher resolution images and you can feel confident the video and images captured will help lead the police to an arrest. These higher res images may also help your business recover all or at least some of the property that was stolen.

Higher Risk of Significant Downtime

As a video camera gets older, they will require much more frequent service visits and repairs. As time passes, the costs will add up and may be more than the cost of a new system altogether. By upgrading your system to newer cameras and equipment you can reduce your need for repairs, all while making sure your system offers the maximum level of protection for your business.

Insufficient Storage

Older systems usually don’t have storage methods that are as efficient or effective as modern cameras. As a result, you may be limited regarding the amount of footage you can keep on your device. However, this isn’t the case with newer systems.

As you can see, there are several compelling reasons to update your video surveillance system today. Don’t leave your business and livelihood to chance – the cost of a quality, tech-advanced video surveillance system for your business will more than pay for itself in the long run.


Helpful Tips for Creating a Kid’s Safe Play Area in Your Home

Keeping your baby or toddler safe in the home is something all parents focus on. Regardless of the age of your child, there are a myriad of ways they may hurt themselves around the typical home. While you can try and restrict your child’s access to just certain parts of the home, there are other tips you can use to make your home a safe haven for your little one.

Electronics and Electricity

Make sure your electronic devices, cords, and other related items remain out of your child’s reach. Install flat outlet covers on all unused outlets in your home, and use box type plug covers to protect toddlers from the outlets where you have things plugged in. You should also arrange your furniture so that it blocks access to outlets, when possible. Make sure you take steps to ensure little fingers can get into electric heaters, portable fans, or other dangerous devices.

Invest in Ongoing Monitoring

It isn’t possible for you to be with your child all the time. However, when it comes to safety, supervision is a must. This is where ongoing surveillance comes in. Modern home security systems offer an array of features that make life easier for you and safer for your baby or toddler. Some of these features include:

  • Video surveillance inside and outside the home
  • Smart door locks
  • Door and window alarms

It is these features that are now offered with the typical home security system that will help you keep your child or toddler safe, even when you have to go into another room (like the bathroom) for a few minutes.

If you don’t have a security system installed in your home, now is the time to invest in one. You will find this can be a real-life saver and help reduce some of the stress and anxiety you have about the possibility of your little one suffering an injury.


Give the Give of Personal Protection this Valentine’s Day: High Tech Personal Protection Devices

Are you searching for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for someone in your life? If so, why not give them a gift that will offer ongoing protection and security? Check out some of the latest and greatest high-tech personal protection devices available that would make a great gift for the one you love.

Personal Security System

As technology advances, so do the available personal safety devices. For example, you can now find personal security systems the size of a cellphone (or smaller) that provide 24/7 response when the “emergency” button is activated. Most devices are equipped with two alarms – one that is silent and one that emits a loud sound, depending on the situation. Most are also connected to an app, which alerts authorities, emergency contacts, or someone else when the alarm is activated.

Car Emergency Tool

Purchase an emergency tool to keep in the car and provide lifesaving help in emergency situations. You can find tools that come with an array of features, such as a window breaker, seatbelt cutter, and more. During an accident or another emergency event, this tool can be a lifesaver.

Personal Safety Necklace

There’s no reason for personal safety devices to be a fashion don’t. You can find trendy necklaces on the market today that can send emergency alerts to selected contacts or the police. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, these necklaces connect to free apps and will text up to five selected contacts when the wearer is in need of help.

As you can see, there’s quite a few ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day with a high-tech, personal protection device.


What You Need to Know About the Latest Health Scare – The Coronavirus

There have been multiple cases of the coronavirus in the United States. Currently, individuals that have been diagnosed live in Washington State, Arizona, California, and Chicago; however, there are many experts who expect this may be a virus that continues to spread.

There’s an important link to understand. Each of the confirmed cases in the U.S. involve individuals who have traveled to Wuhan, China, which is considered the epicenter of this outbreak.

While the situation may seem scary, there are steps you can take to prevent contracting it. It’s also smart to get to know the symptoms of the condition, which are similar to pneumonia. The condition may cause mild symptoms like a slight cough to symptoms that are more severe, such as issues breathing and a fever.

Unfortunately, people who have this disease may begin to spread it before they even have any symptoms, making it even more challenging for experts to track and contain.

While this is currently considered a public health emergency, you can take steps to protect yourself. Just like with the cold or flu, you should wash your hands, avoid those with cold-like symptoms, and go to the doctor if you begin to notice symptoms. Being informed is essential and can help you remain healthy and avoid this virus.


The Reasons the World Will Never Forget Kobe Bryant

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, the world received devastating news – basketball legend, husband, and father, Kobe Bryant was involved in a fatal helicopter accident. Since that time, the basketball world has been in a state of mourning. However, there is one thing that most people can agree on – there are more than a few reasons why Kobe Bryant will never be forgotten.

  • His record setting 81-point game
  • His 2 Olympic Gold medals
  • His work with youth sports
  • His love for his family and children
  • His Academy Award for the Best Animated Short
    “Dear Basketball”
  • The launch of Granity Studios a multimedia company that was focused on inspiring content for young people across the film, television, and book publishing realm

These are just a few of the things Bryant will be remembered for and there is no question, in the world of basketball, he will never be forgotten.



Rock ‘N Roll Trivia Question:

Send us your best guess to win a prize!

“Please allow me to introduce myself I’m a man of wealth and taste.” Those are the opening lines

to what Rolling Stones song?

Answer: Sympathy for the Devil
One of many hits from The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil” is known for its great lyrics.

Previous Month’s Rock n’ Trivia Question

Who is the Eagles nomination for President off of their LP ‘Eagles Live’ ?

Answer: Joe Walsh

Who knows? He might have made a good one. Nah, stick to picking and grinning, Joe.