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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

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

Bonus Reasons for a Home Video Surveillance System

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

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 enhance that protection adding video surveillance is taking the next step to further protect those valuables.

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Tags: Burglary, peace of mind, Home Security Tips, Home Invasion, Video Surveillance, Alarm System, Kids Safety

CAUTION: Door Knocker Season is Here

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

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 friendly, have been found to use deceptive sales tactics and often misrepresent themselves and the companies they work for.

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Tags: Home Security Rochester, Home Security Systems, peace of mind, Safety and Security Tips, Safety Tips, Security, Security Tips, Home Security Tips, Home Automation, Home Safety Tips

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

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

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 Reporting, in 2016 burglaries of residential properties accounted for 69.5 percent of all burglary offenses. These are alarming statistics and something you don’t want to spend time worrying about.

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Tags: Burglary, Home Security, peace of mind, Safety and Security Tips, Protecting valuables, security system, Home Invasion, Uncategorized

When to Know if Your Small Business Needs Security.

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

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 and the benefits a video surveillance system can have on success and safety of your business.

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Tags: Interactive, Safety and Security Tips, Video Surveillance, Business Security, Uncategorized

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

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

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 with… home and/or business security!

Are you a homeowner or a business owner or maybe both? Are you protecting those assets from the unwanted mishaps? No worries, 2018 is the year for you and here’s how you can meet your 2018 resolution goal…

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Tags: Home Security, Safety and Security Tips, Security, Holiday, Business Security, New Year Resolution, Uncategorized

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