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Fourth of July Safety Tips

by Madison Jezioro

Jun 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

toasting-marshmallow-1325173.jpgWith the 4th quickly approaching, we all have a reason to celebrate. A day off celebrating with family and friends with grilling and ridiculous amounts of desserts, who could complain? We are offering some important safety tips to kick off this summer and to create a safe environment for everyone to spend their day (or, in most kids cases, days of summer) off!

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Topics: Personal Safety, Family, Holiday Safety

What to Do if Your Home Is Burglarized

by Madison Jezioro

Jun 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

xJoe_WindowDSC_0240.jpgBeing woken up in the middle of the night to an unfamiliar noise is most certainly an unnerving experience, yet your senses suddenly kick into high gear and adrenaline rushes through your veins as you prepare to find the person who is invading your home, your family and your privacy.

Before making any rash decisions, take a moment to remember the game plan. Here are some tips if, God forbid, your home is broken into:

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Topics: Family

3 Reasons Why Home Video Surveillance Is Beneficial

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Before the most recent technology boom, video surveillance was mainly used by large, very wealthy companies and in the spy movies. Today, if you walk down the street, I guarantee you will see at least 5 within a few minutes. Video surveillance has quickly gained traction in our world, and it has gained the world a series of “Burglaries Gone Wrong” videos, while also serving it’s purpose as a way to deter burglars and lurkers. 

Here are three reasons why having a home video surveillance system is beneficial: 

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Topics: Buffalo, NY, Family, Crime Prevention

Know What to Avoid: Common Security System Scams

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM


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Your house, old or new, is not just a building; it is your home. Your home needs protection just like any other precious object. When investing in a home security system, it is important to seek a company that you know you can trust with not only your home but your hard earned money. What do you do when the people who are supposed to be looking out for you are the ones trying to cheat you out of every penny you have? Here are some security system scams you should be aware of.

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Topics: Monitoring, Family

How to Audit Your Home Security

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Keep yourself accountable for the protection of your home by having a security plan. Auditing your home from the inside out is a good way to objectively see any weak spots that an intruder might find. Here is a list of questions you can ask yourself to increase the security of your home.

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Topics: Family, DIY Security

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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One cold spring day in Maryland, back in March of 2015, a divorced father and 7 children were found poisoned in their sleep by the silent assassin, better known as carbon monoxide. In 2009, West Seneca, NY teen Amanda Hansen never woke up while staying at a friend’s house. A high school senior took his own life in his attached garage with carbon monoxide back in 2008.

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Topics: Personal Safety, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Family

Important Home Security Considerations for Senior Citizens

by Mary Jezioro

Feb 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

home security for senior citizensYou've worked hard your whole life and it's time to enjoy the things you have worked for. Whether you live in a mansion on the hill or have downsized to a condo in town, it's important that you take home security for senior citizens seriously. Seniors are at increasing risk for everything from cyber crime to home invasions, and the following are some things you can do to ensure that your castle never gets invaded:

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Topics: Family

5 Ways the Misuse of Social Media can Threaten Home Security

by Ken Jezioro

Feb 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

how social media threatens home securitySocial media has become an important part of our daily lives. From staying in touch with family to keeping up with friends, it makes staying connected easy to do. However, there's a darker side that you should be aware of because what you say and do online impacts how social media threatens home security for you and your family.

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Topics: Family

SHIELD Life Alert Systems: Convenience Without Contracts

by Mary Jezioro

Sep 10, 2014 3:00:00 PM

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Pers Need Is Greater Than Ever

As our population ages and millions of people over the age of 65 choose to stay independent and live alone, medical emergency devices are becoming more important, complex and mainstream every day.

Life Alert Systems For Peace Of Mind

One tool that increases the quality of life of for people living alone — and gives peace of mind to their families — is the Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), Senior Medical Alarms or Life Alert Systems (as they are commonly called).

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Topics: Family

Home Security Solutions For Latch-Key Kids

by Mary Jezioro

Sep 5, 2014 9:00:00 AM

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We all love our children and would like to be there for them when they arrive home from school, but it’s not always possible. The good news is that advancements in security technology can give parents tremendous peace-of-mind about their latchkey kids.

Many of us have to work until four or five in the evening, or even later. Sometimes our afternoon schedules keep us away from home longer than we would like.

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Family