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Minimizing False Alarms by Reducing User Errors

The cost of false alarms on the limited time and resources of financially strapped local law enforcement has led jurisdictions across the country to enact laws penalizing false alarms. Homeowners can pay, sometimes large fines for repeat false alarms that waste officers’ time. Statistics show that 76% of false alarms are caused by user error. […]

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Steps To Preventing False Alarms

False alarms are not only annoying, but in many parts of the country, they have become illegal. As a security system owner, you have a responsibility to prevent false alarms. The keys are to work with your security system provider and to check your system regularly to ensure proper functioning. Here are seven steps to […]

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Procedures For False Alarm Reduction

False alarms have become a target of police in jurisdictions throughout the country. Both homes and businesses are subject to penalties for repeat false alarms. That means you need to be a conscientious operator of your home and commercial security system. Police departments throughout country advise residents with home security systems to do the following: […]

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DIY Perimeter Protection Using Honeywell Security Components

Everyone wants to get the best value for their money. If you’re someone who is handy, good with home improvement projects and capable of analyzing complex system, buying and installing your own security system may be a good choice for you. Get components from a store like which offers quality Honeywell Security products. They most […]

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False Alarm Crackdown – New Police Units Assigned

If you have a cheap or faulty security system, watch out! The jig is up. Police departments around the country are cracking down of false alarms. The Miami-Dade County Police Department¬† and Sheriff Department of Charlotte County, North Carolina¬† have recently passed false alarm reduction ordinances. In fact, both departments have new units just to […]

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False Alarm Reduction Tips from FARA

The False Alarm Reduction Association (www.faraonline.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the hefty costs of security system false alarms to taxpayers and private security system companies. False alarms from your home security system can result in citations and heft penalty fees from local law enforcement agencies. Here are some pieces of advice fork […]

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Security System Owner Responsibilities

Home security systems give us immense benefits including the privilege of feeling secure at night and when we go away. With every privilege come costs and responsibilities. Being a security system user also means being a responsible security system user. The Security Industry Alarm Coalition(http://www.siacinc.org/Default.aspx) advises home security system users to consider a few points […]

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Advice From The Miami Police Department

Each year, Forbes rates the country’s top ten most dangerous cities and Miami, Florida is usually on the list. This year, Miami ranked #5 (http://blogs.forbes.com/francescalevy/2010/10/12/real-estate-lifestyle-danger-housing-cities/). But the Miami Police Department is not taking it lying down. Their crime prevention unit is working hard to help Miami residents safeguard their homes and reduce crime.

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Troubleshooting Problems With Your Home Security System

Like everything electronic, our home security systems are a blessing most of time. But when something goes wrong, you can find yourself confused and frustrated. Given that the technology which protects us continues to become more sophisticated, so the problems too can be more complex. Have you ever called for computer or software tech support? […]

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Home Security Statistics

Every 14.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in the US. ±
Average loss per burglary: $1,725. ±
Homes without security systems are about three times as likely to be broken into than homes with security systems. ±
Favorite items: cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, silver, guns and other items easy to sell. ±
± Washington Post, 2007 (link)