Should Apartment Renters Consider Home Security? Absolutely.

When most people think of home security, they think of single-family dwellings. They opt out of security for their apartment for two widely held but false beliefs; first, that apartments are less prone to burglary or second, that because it is an apartment it someone how excludes them from the possibility of having a home security system. They are assumptions that intruders use to exploit their victims.

The truth is, apartments are 85% more likely to be burgled than a single family home according to the National Crime Prevention Council. And today’s sophisticated home security technologies are perfect for multi-unit dwellings. Here are just a few of the advantages of home security for apartment dwellers.

  • Reduce the chances of crime. Home security serves as a huge deterrent and reduces the incidents of crimes like theft and intrusion.
  • You can get help faster. Not all emergencies are apartment-wide emergencies or well set off building emergency alarms. If an emergency is isolated to your apartment, a monitored system can help facilitate an emergency response much more quickly.
  • Bluetooth arming and disarming. You never need to worry about forgetting to arm or disarm your system. It does it all for you. Perfect for those days when your hands are full!
  • It adds convenience. Being able to control your apartment’s lights, thermostat, and electronics from one device.
  • You save energy. No need to waste energy when you have a connected apartment.  

Electronic Installations can provide a simple, low-cost system for security and energy management that provides the same advantages as in single-family dwellings.  Do you have existing alarm systems like DSC or GE? No problem! We can upgrade many of them to add cellular communication and home control to an existing system for a very affordable price with the addition of a (SEM) Security Enhancement Module.  

Call us today to find out more! 1-763-425-8850

 

6 Simple Steps to Boost Your Security Quotient

Technology coupled with common sense techniques bolster protection

Security technology is a magnificent machine. It’s progressed to the point where you can use your smartphone for all kinds of functions, including access control and viewing premises video. But to really boost your security quotient consider some common sense techniques and tactics that will do wonders to enhance what you already have in place. In many cases, the eyes and ears of your employees are critical in overall security protection. Employees need to know what’s important and what your security philosophy is, so they can in turn feel engaged and entrenched in a successful outcome.

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Don’t Get Scammed

Beware of deceptive door-to-door alarm sales

Spring and summer bring warmer weather, longer days and welcomed respite from the dreary days of winter. It’s also the time of year for door-to-door alarm sales or door-knocker campaigns. That’s when companies from other regions and even other states descend upon neighborhoods knocking on doors and bringing with them Continue reading “Don’t Get Scammed”