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Posted by Custom Alarm on May 9, 2024 10:50:07 AM

Eight-Time Best Places To Work Recipient

We were recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the eighth-straight year.

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 8, 2024 11:06:14 AM

Custom Alarm Named Top 100 Security Company

SDM Magazine has released their annual ‘Top 100 Security Companies List’, recognizing companies with providing top service and standards in the industry along with growth and innovation.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jan 8, 2024 10:45:00 AM

Five Home Security Misconceptions

Custom Alarm has been protecting homes and businesses for over 55 years. It’s no coincidence that Custom Alarm has not only survived but thrived and grown throughout the years whether preventing...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Dec 4, 2023 10:45:00 AM

Why Choose Access Control?

When it comes to securing your business, the right security partner offers you more than your basic intrusion and fire protection. They not only secure your space, but also help ease the daily...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Nov 13, 2023 10:30:00 AM

Thanksgiving Day Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again… the Holidays, which kicks off with Thanksgiving. A time for family, friends, and delicious food. This day can be a crazy one at many homes with kids running around,...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 9, 2023 10:45:00 AM

Family Fire Safety Planning

We grew up with Fire Alarm drills in school and have more than likely practiced them at our workplaces as well, but have you ever done it at your home? October is Fire Prevention month and a great...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Aug 14, 2023 2:45:09 PM

Back to School Security & Safety for Families

It’s back-to-school time and with kids going back to school it’s important to not overlook the safety and security of your kids and home. Put security on your back-to-school checklist!

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 19, 2023 1:30:25 PM

How to Register your 2023 Night To Unite Party

Once again Rochester and Olmsted County will participate in Night to Unite (formerly National Night Out) onTuesday, August 1.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 7, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Custom Alarm Receives Top 100 Security Company Ranking

SDM Magazine has released their annual ‘Top 100 Security Companies List’, recognizing companies with providing top service and standards in the industry along with growth and innovation.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 5, 2023 1:40:43 PM

Seven-Time Best Places To Work Recipient

We were recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the seventh-straight year.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 9, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Custom Alarm Receives Top 100 Ranking

SDM Magazine has released their annual ‘Top 100 Security Companies List’, recognizing companies with providing top service and standards in the industry along with growth and innovation.

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 25, 2022 2:52:42 PM

Six-Time Best Places To Work Recipient

We were recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the sixth-straight year.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Feb 8, 2022 11:05:51 AM

What Can Home Automation Do For You?

With your Custom Alarm Connected Home, you have the power to transform your house into the most convenient, comfortable, and cost-efficient space you’ve ever lived in. Imagine monitoring and managing...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 18, 2021 3:58:29 PM

Choosing a Commercial Security Partner.

Running a successful business can be a challenging task but partnerships can play a crucial role in the success of the business. The goal of these partnerships is for the growth and success of the...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Aug 16, 2021 11:03:00 AM

Prepare Your Home & Family for Back to School.

Are you ready for the kids to go back to school? 

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jul 19, 2021 11:01:47 AM

Tips for your 2021 National Night Out Party

This year Rochester and Olmsted County will participate in National Night Out onTuesday, August 3.

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 17, 2021 12:42:44 PM

Custom Alarm Named Top 100 Security Company

SDM Magazine has released their annual ‘Top 100 Security Companies List’, recognizing companies with providing top service and standards in the industry along with growth and innovation.

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 10, 2021 10:46:26 AM

Five-Time Best Places To Work Recipient

We were recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the fifth straight year.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Mar 29, 2021 2:36:40 PM

Custom Alarm Helping to Protect Families Seeking Medical Care

Charitable...Compassionate...Generous...Helpful...These are just a few words that come to mind when thinking of The Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minnesota. As an organization that provides a...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Feb 25, 2021 1:34:01 PM

Five Tips to Deter Theft from happening around your Business.

Over the last few months, there has been an increase in thefts around Rochester and surrounding communities. The suspects are targeting vehicles and stealing catalytic converters, or the vehicle...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 28, 2020 2:02:56 PM

Custom Alarm Named Best Place to Work for 4th Straight Year

Custom Alarm was recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the fourth straight year.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 28, 2020 2:02:16 PM

Our Continued Commitment  Through COVID-19

An Update for Custom Alarm Customers,

As we make our way through our new "normal" we would like to remind you of our continued commitment to providing peace-of-mind for your home and/or business. We...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 22, 2020 2:44:04 PM

Using Access Control to Protect Your Business

For businesses, controlling who enters where and when is an important aspect of keeping the business and the employees inside safe. This has become even more apparent as COVID-19 continues to weave...

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 22, 2020 10:44:58 AM

Custom Alarm: Top 100 Security Company in the Nation

SDM Magazine has released their annual ‘Top 100 Security Companies List’, recognizing companies with providing top service and standards in the industry along with growth and innovation.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Mar 30, 2020 3:48:51 PM

Business Security during Difficult Times

We’re Here For You

Your need for security does not stop during difficult times, and neither do we.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jan 13, 2020 9:40:51 AM

Tips to Protect Your Home from Winter Hazards

January has arrived and although we have had mild temperatures lately, it is only a matter of time before the typical Minnesota winter hits us. Prepare your home and your vehicle before it’s too...

Posted by Marketing on Nov 18, 2019 10:50:33 AM

Holiday Home Safety Tips

It seems as though the decorating and holiday preparation starts earlier and earlier each year. With Thanksgiving late, many have already started getting into the holiday spirit early. Are you...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 28, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Tips for Safe and Spook-Free Halloween

Halloween is only a couple days away 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...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Oct 14, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Don't Forget These Items to Winterize Your Home

We've already experienced the cold and a little bit of snow...flurries! You may or may not have your home ready for the change in seasons but it's not too late to get prepared for the deep freeze we...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Aug 12, 2019 2:24:50 PM

How to Prepare Home & Family for Back to School

As usual, summer flew by and we are preparing to take the kids back to school, some sooner than others.

This is an exciting and scary time for parents at any stage of kids’ lives. While you may be...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 26, 2019 3:10:00 PM

Summer Safety

It’s officially summer, even though we haven’t had much for warm weather yet… we are warming up fast!

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 20, 2019 4:24:08 PM

Be Aware, Door Knocker Season is Upon Us

Each summer, out of town alarm companies send out people to communities across the country to go door-to-door to persuade homeowners into purchasing a new alarm system. These people, while appearing...

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 6, 2019 9:33:15 AM

Custom Alarm Named Best Place to Work for 3rd Straight Year

Custom Alarm was recently recognized by Workforce Development Inc. with the title of “Best Places to Work in Southeast MN”, for the third straight year, at an awards banquet on April 25.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Apr 22, 2019 11:10:00 AM

Choosing a Commercial Security Partner That is Right for You.

Running a successful business can be a challenging task but partnerships can play a crucial role in the success of the business. The goal of these partnerships is for the growth and success of the...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Mar 20, 2019 3:08:00 PM

Spring Cleaning Home Safety

It's officially Spring!!

The days are longer, the snow is melting and the temperature is warming (hopefully to stay). It gives you this boost of energy to open the windows, air out the house and...

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

Custom Alarm Celebrates 50 Years of Business in 2018

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

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

How to be Security Minded with Social Media

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...

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

Enjoy a Trick Free Halloween

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...

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

Prepare Your Home For Changing Seasons

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...

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

The Three P's of Fire Safety

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...

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

Free Yourself From Hiding the Spare Key

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...

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

Summertime & Holiday Safety

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,...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jun 18, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Bonus Reasons for a Home Video Surveillance System

Your home is where you keep what is most important to you, whether it be your spouse, kids, pets or valuables. Having a security system is an effective means for protecting all those items. To...

Posted by Custom Alarm on May 21, 2018 9:30:00 AM

CAUTION: Door Knocker Season is Here

Each summer, out of town alarm companies send out people to communities across the country to go door-to-door and persuade homeowners into purchasing a new alarm system. These people, while appearing...

Posted by Marketing on Feb 12, 2018 3:11:49 PM

Home Invasions...Don't be the Next Target.

Steps to protect your valuables.

A burglary occurs approximately every 20 seconds in the United States. That adds up to almost 180 per hour and 4,320 a day. According to the FBI Uniform Crime...

Posted by Marketing on Jan 16, 2018 12:10:30 PM

When to Know if Your Small Business Needs Security.

You may be thinking, I’m not a large business with multiple facilities or a large number of employees, why would I need to invest in video surveillance system? Well, don’t underestimate your business...

Posted by Marketing on Dec 28, 2017 8:14:41 AM

Security… A New Year's Resolution You Can Keep!

The new year is upon us and it’s that time where we make New Year’s Resolutions to live by but end up failing a week or a month later. Well, fail no longer! We have an idea you can and should stick...

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Posted by Marketing on Dec 14, 2017 8:47:32 AM

Total Connect... Control your Home or Business in the Palm of your Hand.

Are you currently a Total Connect user? Have you noticed the recent updates? Total Connect is what allows customers to control their home and business security solutions through any mobile, tablet,...

Posted by Marketing on Nov 28, 2017 4:30:17 PM

HO, HO, HOme Safety & Security for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year full of holiday cheer and Christmas miracles; it all seems so magical, that’s what the cheesy holiday movies portray, right? But are you prepared for the...

Posted by Marketing on Nov 7, 2017 9:30:04 AM

Holiday Shopping Online? Enjoy Worry-Free Home Deliveries!

If you are like me, you’ve already started your holiday shopping or at least created a list of what to buy. (Cue the holiday music) If you haven’t, that’s ok, like others you may be the last-minute...

Posted by Marketing on Oct 30, 2017 4:27:06 PM

Is your home ready for winter?

Fall and winter may mean shorter days and unbearable cold weather for most of us. But there's also something comforting about the need to hunker down and cozy-up by the fire.

At least, that's how it...

Posted by Marketing on Oct 23, 2017 10:00:39 AM

Are you ready for a Spook-tacular Halloween?!

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...

Posted by Marketing on Oct 9, 2017 3:00:26 PM

Ever worry about a fire in your home or business?

October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week. Celebrated to bring awareness to the public about the importance of fire prevention and how you and your family can take steps to stay safe.

In a fire,...

Posted by Marketing on Sep 28, 2017 11:30:08 AM

Are you a good Neighbor? 5 Steps to being a great Neighbor.

You strive to be a good neighbor, taking care of your homes appearance, you avoid disturbances to the neighborhood and say hi to the lady next door.

Did you know there is a day for you? National Good...

Posted by Marketing on Aug 30, 2017 10:29:25 AM

My life is too busy to worry about...

Locking my doors, shutting my garage door, putting the bikes away, rolling up my car windows, locking my car doors outside, leaving packages on the front step... and so on. Does this sound like...

Posted by Marketing on Aug 8, 2017 9:58:04 AM

Why Local Security Companies Matter!

When choosing home security companies, you can either go with a large national company or a smaller, local business. Choosing a local companyhas several advantages that you should consider before...

Posted by Marketing on Jul 24, 2017 8:00:11 AM

Yard Signs Help Deter 90% of Burglars

While they may not be very advanced technology-wise, our yard signs are an essential security tool. Placed throughout homes, yards, and gardens, our signs ward off unwelcome guests.

Posted by Marketing on Jul 10, 2017 8:00:01 AM

What is National Night Out?

This year marks the 34th annual National Night Out sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and local law enforcement.

National Night Out is a crime prevention event. Over 38.3 million...
Posted by Marketing on Jun 26, 2017 8:00:26 AM

5 Summer Staycation Ideas

Who doesn't enjoy family vacations? Vacationing doesn't always have to be time consuming. No need to take extra time off of work or even leave the comfort of your own home. Here are a few ideas to...

Posted by Marketing on Jun 12, 2017 8:00:36 AM

What are your pets really doing?

Does your dog really stay off the couch when you're not home?  Is your cat getting on the counter the minute you walk out the door?

More than half of US households have a pet in the home, and to many...

Posted by Marketing on Jun 5, 2017 8:00:26 AM

Vacation Season is HERE! Are you ready?

It’s finally time to hit the road and enjoy a long break from work and home responsibilities! Before you leave, use this handy checklist to keep your home secure while you’re away. We even have a ...

Posted by Marketing on May 22, 2017 8:00:30 AM

5 Safety Tips for Memorial Day

  1. Soaking up some rays - the sun always feels good after our brutal Mid-West winters, but protecting your skin from harmful rays is extremely important. So make sure you don't forget the sunscreen, as...
Posted by Marketing on May 15, 2017 8:00:22 AM

Want 85% Faster Response Times to Alarms?

Video Verification Technology

Video verification is a massive technological breakthrough in the security world. In the event of an emergency, you can use this tool to:

  • Get law enforcement to your...
Posted by Marketing on May 8, 2017 8:00:13 AM

Custom Alarm Helps Rochester be A Litter Bit Better

At Custom Alarm, we believe in helping out the community that we live in, so this year we had a company wide initiative to help make Rochester A Litter Bit Better. We started out the day with a...

Posted by Marketing on May 1, 2017 8:00:23 AM

Did I remember to shut the garage door?

Warmer weather is coming which means you will be spending more and more time outside with your family. Most families use the garage as the main point of entry into the house and tend to leave it open...

Posted by Marketing on Apr 24, 2017 10:04:36 AM

Custom Alarm Recognized as a Best Place to Work in SE MN

The Best Places to Work is a national program that recognizes the best employers in local communities. For the past eight years, Workforce Development, Inc. has been recognizing employers in multiple...

Posted by Marketing on Apr 24, 2017 8:00:10 AM

5 Easy Steps to a Custom Security System

Have you been stressing over what security company to pick to protect your family? We know this is a tough decision and one you shouldn't take lightly. So we are here to help you, we have created 5...

Posted by Marketing on Apr 17, 2017 8:00:23 AM

Warmer Weather Brings Unwelcome Visitors

Each summer, out of town alarm companies send out people to communities across the country to go door-to-door to persuade homeowners into purchasing a new alarm system. These people, while appearing...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Mar 20, 2017 9:34:12 AM

Save Money with a Smart Thermostat

Have you been looking for ways to save money on home energy costs? Did you know that heating and cooling account for nearly 50% of your home's energy costs? A smart thermostat offers smart home...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Mar 13, 2017 8:02:01 AM

5 Interesting Daylight Savings Time Facts

Daylight savings time is upon us and I bet you are feeling that loss hour of sleep this morning. So here are some interesting facts about Daylight Savings Time to help get you through the day.

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jan 30, 2017 8:00:10 AM

Let's get social!

With technology making giant leaps almost daily, it is hard to keep up with the latest trends. Fortunately, Custom Alarm has accounts on many social media sites allowing us to connect with a more...

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:51 AM

Do you know what is happening in your neighborhood?

Rochester, MN has regularly been ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. by organizations like Money Magazine and Livability. Custom Alarm is privileged to call such a dynamic city home!

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