Your company might just be you and a couple of family members, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have business security concerns as a large corporation.
No matter how big or small your company is, it’s important to protect your privacy, your income, your employees and your customers. Here are a few steps your small business can take to improve security.
When you imagine owning a safe, it’s tempting to think “that’s for rich people.”
You picture something built into the wall of a mansion, hidden behind a priceless painting and hiding equally priceless gems.
But in reality, anyone who has anything valuable in their home could use a safe. Even if you’re not worried about a burglary, owning a safe could protect things like birth certificates and other important documents against fires and floods. In a sense, safes are your last line of defense for home security,
So that’s the “Why” of purchasing a safe. Let’s focus on the “How” and the “what.” Here are a few questions you should ask when installing a safe.
Whenever we think about alarm systems, we always find ourselves coming back to a couple of unsettling statistics from the FBI.
- Burglaries happen every 15 seconds
- Homeowners that have no security system are three times as likely to be the victims of a break-in than those that have a security system.
Insurance companies know these statistics. They know having a security system will create a safer living space for you and your family and that many alarm systems protect against other threats, like fire, water damage and carbon monoxide.
As such, you’re less likely to file an insurance claim, which means your insurance company saves money. In many cases, they’ll pass those savings on to you.
On average, putting alarm systems and other security measures in your home can reduce your homeowners insurance rates by as much as 20 percent.
Each year, Americans lose billions of dollars’ worth of property to housefires. It’s a devastating thought: everything you own – including things that can’t be replaced – gone in a few minutes.
That’s to say nothing of the human cost. Thousands of people are killed or are injured each year in housefires. Perhaps the worst part is that so many of these fires could have been prevented with the installation of a fire alarm system, or by taking simple home fire safety measures.
In this blog post, we’ll look at the importance of having a fire alarm system, some of the most common reasons housefires start, along with some steps you can take to fireproof your home.
We’ll be setting the clocks back in a few weeks when daylight saving time ends, which is typically also a good time to test the batteries in your smoke alarm.
It’s a good rule of thumb: change the clocks, check your smoke alarm. Ideally, you should be refreshing the batteries in your smoke alarm every year and installing new alarms every 10 years (and also testing the alarms every month).
But what about the other things that keep your home safe? When should you start thinking about a new lock installation? When is it time to invest in a new security camera, or to buy a new alarm system?
In this month’s blog post, we’ll explore how you can tell when it’s time to upgrade your security.
Fireproofing your home is one of the hallmarks of Bucks, PA residential security.
You can install burglar alarms, double lock your doors and ask your neighbors to look in on your home when you’re on vacation, but if you’re not taking steps to prevent fires at home, you’re not truly secure.
Here are 10 easy things you can do to keep you and your family safe.
When you picture a home security camera system, you might be tempted to imagine something out a movie, where a billionaire keeps watch over his giant estate with a bank of monitors.
In truth, video surveillance systems for the home are quite common, and quite useful.
At Holicong Security, safety is what we do. We have been serving Bucks, Montgomery and Hunterdon counties since 1952. So we know a thing or two. Here are five reasons why we think security camera systems are a good idea for your home.
Summer time is just around the corner.
Your kids are counting down the days until school lets out for the year, and you’re dreaming of your vacation. Maybe you’ll be sitting by the ocean drinking something tropical or embarking on a cross-country trip to see some unforgettable landmarks.
But before you start your well-deserved vacation from everyday life, take a minute to think about the people who can’t wait for you to leave.
We’re talking about your unfriendly neighborhood burglar. To him, a house where the family has gone on vacation is like an invitation to steal.
Don’t make his job easier. Before you leave for your trip, follow these tips from our Bucks, PA residential security experts that will help you make sure your home is secure.
Live in your house for long enough and you can amass a pretty impressive collection of keys.
Your car keys. The front door. The back door. Maybe a key to your parents’ house, or an emergency key handed to you by one of your neighbors or a key to a post office box or safe deposit box at the bank.
It’s a lot to keep track of, but somehow you manage. Now, imagine trying that same system with an office building, or a warehouse.
Having a different key for every door of your business isn’t always practical, which is why we recommend switching to a master key system. Bucks County businesses who have more keys than they can handle can use these systems to increase security and improve efficiency.
No matter how sturdy and secure it is, humanity has yet to produce a lock that can last forever.
Whether you own a home or a business, eventually the day will come when you need to replace your locks. The only question is: Do your locks need to be replaced, or do they need rekeying? Montgomery County home/business owners need to know the difference.