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How to Protect Your Home from Extreme Cold

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jan 28, 2019 11:27:39 AM

The frozen tundra of January in Minnesota has arrived. The snow storm hit us and soon the record breaking below zero temperatures will be here. Prepare your home and your vehicle before it’s too late.

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Tags: Home Safety Tips, Extreme Cold, Minnesota Winter, Frozen Pipes

Custom Alarm Celebrates 50 Years of Business in 2018

Posted by Custom Alarm on Dec 27, 2018 10:42:31 AM

Custom Alarm closes out 2018, a year of celebrating 50 years in business in Rochester and surrounding communities.

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Tags: Home Security, Security, Community, Rochester MN, Olmsted County, 50th Anniversary, 50 Years of Business, Commercial Security

How to be Security Minded with Social Media

Posted by Custom Alarm on Dec 17, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Do you panic when you don’t have your phone? Would you be lost without it? The average smartphone user checks their device 47 times a day. Cell phones and social media impact many aspects of our lives, with 85% of users checking their device while speaking with friends/family. While we love to be connected, are you aware of what you or your children are doing on social media?

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Tags: Burglary, Home Security Systems, Security Tips, Home Security Tips, Home Safety Tips, Kids Safety, Olmsted County, social media

Enjoy a Trick Free Halloween

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 22, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Halloween is right around the corner and for kids this is an exciting time full of treats, ghoulish games, cute costumes, glowing Jack O’ Lanterns and spookiness! For parents, all the fun and excitement can come with many safety concerns for your loved ones whether it be while you or your kids are out and about or at your home. Be sure to talk to your kids about safety and prepare your home or business from the true goblins hiding behind all the ghostly fun!

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Tags: Home Security, Halloween Safety, Kids Safety, Community, Rochester MN, Olmsted County

Prepare Your Home For Changing Seasons

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 15, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Cooler air, shorter days and pumpkin spice everything… it’s official we need to prepare for winter. Before the weather gets completely unbearable, enjoy the beautiful Minnesota fall by taking care of a few tasks around the house to protect and save all winter long.

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Tags: Minnesota, Home Security Tips, Fall, Home Safety Tips, winter activities, Rochester MN

The Three P's of Fire Safety

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 8, 2018 2:01:51 PM

Prepare - Prevent - Practice

October is Fire Prevention month and a great time to make sure we are prepared for the unimaginable. In the U.S. in 2017, there were a total of 357,000 home fires. To bring it close to home, in 2016 Minnesota reported a total of 4,621 residential fires with over $125 million in damage. 

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Tags: Fire Safety, Home Safety Tips, Rochester MN, Olmsted County, Fire Prevention

Free Yourself From Hiding the Spare Key

Posted by Custom Alarm on Sep 18, 2018 9:45:00 AM

You may enjoy the sense of relief knowing that if you lose your house key or you need someone to stop by the house while you’re not there, you can rely on your trusty spare key. Well that sense of relief should be a sense of fear, fear that someone unwanted may find that key and walk right in.

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Tags: Burglary, family, peace of mind, Safety Tips, Security Tips, Home Security Tips, Home Automation, Home Invasion

Back to School Tips for Home & Family

Posted by Custom Alarm on Aug 27, 2018 8:35:00 AM

School has started for some local students and others are gearing up for the big day, whether they look forward to it or not. This is an exciting and scary time for parents at any stage of kids’ lives. While you may be focusing on school supplies and new shoes, it’s important to not overlook the safety and security of your kids and home. Put security on your back to school checklist!

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Tags: peace of mind, Safety Tips, Security Tips, Kids Safety, Community, Rochester MN, Olmsted County

How to Participate in National Night Out

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jul 10, 2018 10:10:34 AM

This year marks the 35th annual National Night Out, held on Tuesday, August 7 across thousands of communities from all fifty states, including Rochester, Olmsted County and SE Minnesota. 

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Tags: Community News, Family Activities, Custom Alarm Happenings, Events, National Night Out, Community, Neighborhood Watch, Rochester MN, Olmsted County

Summertime & Holiday Safety

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 27, 2018 9:23:00 AM

There are many things about summertime that give you a burst of energy, after all with the long Minnesota winter, you have to take advantage of every bit of summertime. The grilling, lake time, bonfires, fireworks, camping, traveling and family fun are just a few of the benefits of summertime.

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Tags: family, Family Activities, Minnesota, Pets, Safety and Security Tips, Safety Tips, Fire Safety, Holiday, Home Automation, Home Safety Tips, Summer Safety

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