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Fire Prevention Tips : National Electrical Safety Month

by Madison Jezioro

May 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

a-fire-hydrant-1412937.jpgYou guessed it, May is National Electrical Safety Month! This month is dedicated to assuring everyone is aware of how to properly use electronics or circuits, and SHIELD Security Systems wants to give you a few tips on how to stay safe at home and on the go.

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Topics: Fire Prevention

Simple Fire Protection Tips for Your Small Business

by Ken Jezioro

Sep 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Fire is one of the most damaging events that can ever strike a business. When it comes to fire protection for your small business, it's far easier to prevent the damage than it is to repair it and the following fire safety tips for small businesses are ones we highly recommend:fire_damage

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Topics: Fire Prevention

Why Monitored Smoke Alarm Systems Are A Good Idea

by Ken Jezioro

Mar 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

benefits of monitored smoke alarm systemsThere are a plenty of benefits of monitored smoke alarm systems. These include everything from keeping your home safe while you're away, to ensuring a speedier response of firefighters should a disaster occur. 

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Topics: Securing Your Home, Fire Prevention, Smoke Alarms

Holiday Fire Protection - Keep Your Home Safe This Season

by Mary Jezioro

Dec 18, 2013 12:37:00 PM

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Home From Fire


With the holiday season in full swing, I can’t think of anything that gets my kids more excited than when we gather in the living room and decorate the Christmas tree... a sure sign of more fun to come. 

Amidst the fun, however, lurks a frightening, increased threat of a Christmas tree fire. According to the NPFA (National Fire Protection Association), home fires peak during December and January.  Nearly 20 percent of home fires ignited by a Christmas tree prove deadly.

Despite these statistics, Christmas time is a time to celebrate family and friends. While gathered together, pull out those decorations and begin the festivities... but stay safe while you do it. Here are a few Christmas tree fire safety tips to keep in mind along the way to a beautifully decorated home.

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Securing Your Home, Fire Prevention

How To Test Your Security System

by Mary Jezioro

Dec 3, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Be A Responsible Owner: Test Your Security System Regularly


Security_System_Test_Testing your security system might not make the list of the “Top 10 Things You Have To Do Today,” but it certainly should make the list at some point. After all, you wouldn’t want to get caught with your pants down (so to speak) as you’re running out the door to catch a flight or an important meeting.

It's Easy To Test Your System

Testing your security system is one of those necessary evils - and pretty important for the proper care of your home alarm system. Testing your system regularly (once a month, at least) lets us know that your system is communicating to our central station operators and it gives you the peace of mind that you are looking for. As we explained when we first met, we take your security very seriously, but you need to let us know if any changes happened since we “got connected.” For instance, if you’ve done any recent construction or remodeling or if you changed anything with your phone system, internet or cable, it’s your responsibility to let us know. Testing your system is easy and it only takes a few minutes. Although a minor interruption to your day, it will be well worth it in the long run. So, go grab yourself a cup of coffee and let’s get to it:

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Using Your System, Fire Prevention