Custom Alarm Blog

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

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

HO, HO, HOme Safety & Security for the Holidays

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

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 unwanted visitors and mishaps? The holidays are one of the most likely times for a home break-in. Don’t let the unwanted happen to you, instead enjoy each moment worry-free by following a few security tips.

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Tags: family, Family Activities, Fire Safety, Holiday, Holiday Home Security, Home Automation, Home Security, Packages, Safety and Security Tips, Uncategorized

Holiday Shopping Online? Enjoy Worry-Free Home Deliveries!

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

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 shoppers. Either way, if you are shopping online this holiday season you will be receiving plenty of deliveries at your front door.

Are you always home for those deliveries or able to get to the door? No worries, here’s one thing you’ll want on your Christmas list, the Skybell Video Doorbell!

You may be thinking, “What’s that and why is it on my list?”

Custom Alarm uses Skybell doorbell technology to keep you and your family safe! Skybell’s unique technology allows you to see, hear and speak to any visitor at your door.

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Tags: Family Activities, Holiday Shopping, Home Security, Safety and Security Tips, Security, Uncategorized

Are you ready for a Spook-tacular Halloween?!

Posted by Marketing on Oct 23, 2017 10:00:39 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: family, Family Activities, Halloween Safety, Home Security, Safety and Security Tips, Security Tips, Uncategorized

Ever worry about a fire in your home or business?

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

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, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: ‘Plan 2 Ways Out!” This reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

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Tags: Community News, Family Activities, Home Security, Safety and Security Tips

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

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

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 Neighbor Day is September 28. Proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, it’s served as a day of gratitude and community building.

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Tags: Community News, Family Activities, Home Security

Stranger Danger! Stranger Danger!

Posted by Marketing on Jul 17, 2017 8:00:15 AM

Amanda is lost.  She lost sight of her mom when she saw a toy in the window that she wanted, and now she’s alone, scared, and 4 years old.  What should she do?

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Tags: Community News, Family Activities, Safety and Security Tips

What is National Night Out?

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

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 people in more than 16,728 communities including Rochester, Olmsted County and SE Minnesota are expected to join forces on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to promote police-community partnerships, crime and drug prevention awareness, safety and neighborhood unity.

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Tags: Community News, Family Activities

5 Summer Staycation Ideas

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

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 save you money and time but still enjoy quality family time!

  1.  Camping

Find a local campground and pitch a tent for the weekend. Most campgrounds include outdoor activities providing ample entertainment for the duration of your stay including beaches, fishing docks, hiking trails, nature programs, etc... If you aren't that adventurous or have limited time available, pitching a tent in the backyard or living room will suffice! Microwave s'mores still taste delicious!

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Tags: Family Activities