Posts Tagged ‘Home Security’


‘Tis The Season

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Happy Holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of year where families come together and make memories. People do their holiday shopping and get items shipped to their homes. Unfortunately, porch pirates are aware of the influx of deliveries surrounding this time as well. For them, it is also the most wonderful time of year– at your expense.

However, if you have a security system, your home will be safer. If a porch pirate still happens to steal from you, your security system will capture a video feed of the culprit in action, allowing the police to have the evidence they need. In addition, if you have Total Connect you’ll be able to unlock your doors while your away allowing the delivery person to set your package in your home, watch them while they are inside with the 24/7 video feed, and re-lock your door when they leave. Protect your home and your presents this holiday with a security system. If you don’t have one, give us a call and we can help you find a security system that fulfills your needs without surpassing your budget.

Additional Benefits of a Security System

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Getting a security system installed in your home protects your house from potential burglaries and puts you in a much better place to find the burglar if your home still happens to be robbed. But, what else can a security system do for you? Nowadays, security systems have grown and developed to help make your life easier in many ways. Here are just a few:

 

  1. Protect your home from fires.

Did you know that every 20 seconds a home fire is reported? Fires are just as prevalent and dangerous as home break-ins. Many security systems, such as Honeywell’s Vista 128FBP, are able to monitor your home for fires as well.

  1. Make your home more efficient.

Security systems, like the Lynx Touch 7000, integrate almost every function of your house such as lighting, locks, thermostats, and even water valves to your security system. You’ll be able to access your home’s features while you are away to change the temperature while your away to save on heating/cooling costs, turn off a light you forgot you left on, or lock the door that you missed as you rushed out the door for work. Convenience is at your fingertips.

  1. Lower home insurance premiums.

When you own a home, you’ll want home insurance. The cost of home insurance will vary based on location, coverage, insurance company, type of home, etc., but most insurance companies will give a large discount to homeowners with a security system installed.

  1. Protect you from carbon monoxide and other poisonous gases.

Equip your security system with a carbon monoxide detector which will alert your family of dangerous levels and allow you to leave the house and get medical help, if needed, before it’s too late.

  1. Keep watch of your home while away.

Whether you are at work, away on vacation, or just wanting to check on your kids and the babysitter, you can! Your security system and cameras can be accessed from an app on your device that will allow you to see what is happening at home while you’re away.

  1. Automate your home.

Since your home’s features and functions (lights, garage door, locks, etc.) can be integrated into your system, automate your home with a schedule. You can set the air conditioning to cool down before you get home, your garage door to open as you come down the street, and many other functions that will make your life easier.

  1. Achieve peace of mind.

One of the greatest things a security system can do for you is put your fears to rest and allow you peace of mind. With 24/7 monitoring and many other useful features, your security system will help you know that your home and family are safe. And being confident that your home is safe and not needing to worry anymore, is priceless.

Is Paying for a Security System Cost Effective?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

We all have budgets we want to stick to and things that we are saving for or wanting to purchase for ourselves. So, you may be wondering if a security alarm is really worth it or if you are just wasting your money. By weighing out your options, you’ll find that having a security system is beneficial while also being cost effective.

Having a security system is like having insurance. It is something that protects you from things that go wrong in life and will help you when something bad happens. According to safewise.com, “The average dollar loss per burglary increased from $2,120 in 2011 to $2,316 in 2015. Most home security systems don’t cost nearly this much, and they can prevent a burglary from occurring in the first place.” Not to mention, most home insurance companies give a discount for having a home security system.

Burglars often avoid houses with security systems as well, so just having one that is visible deters your house from being targeted. Cities are also known to have the highest crime rates in the country. This is even more true of large cities, such as Portland. Living in a big city where your chances of being burglarized is higher, makes the need for a security system even stronger.

At Security First Alarm, we won’t try to sell you something you don’t need. We have many different options to choose from and so you will be able to find a security system that meets your needs and is affordable. The added security and safety you’ll feel will be priceless but a security system will also protect you from losing money in burglaries.

 

Why You Need To Get A Security System Today!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Contemplating investing in a security system for your home? Don’t wait any longer! Many burglaries take place during the day while you are at work or out running errands. This could mean that there are no witnesses to describe the person who broke in, leaving the police with no leads to help build a case. If your house is equipped with a security system with a camera, finding and convicting the perpetrator will be easier and less stressful. In addition, homes without a security system, are 300% more likely to be broken into. When asked, 83% of burglars said they specifically checked to see if the house was armed with a security system and 60% said they would change their mind if there was.

 

Even if you don’t have a security system and there is a witness, it is still not likely the police will find the culprit. In a recent burglary in Portland, the man was described as “a male in his 20s…approximately 6 feet tall with a muscular build wearing dark clothes… clean shaven and handsome.” In a city of 639,863 people, it would be fairly impossible to find the culprit. There are many males in their 20s and that would be described as handsome. However, if you have a video or an image of the burglar breaking into your home, you will be much more likely to find the perpetrator, would have irrefutable evidence to bring them to justice, and have your stolen items returned home.

 

With Security First Alarm, we can cater to your security systems to meet your needs and your budget. Keeping your home secure doesn’t need to break the bank. With us on your side, you’ll feel safe and protected while you are home and while you are out. Don’t wait until it is too late. Protect your home, your belongings, and yourself today!

 

Pool Safety with Total Connect

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Intruders in your home or on your property can be scary even when it may not be with the intention to hurt or rob you. According to the September 2017 Washington County Sheriff’s Office Newsletter, on September 10th at 3:22am a resident of Aloha reported pool hoppers at her home. The Sheriff deputies searched the area around the resident’s home and could not find anyone. At 3:50am the pool hoppers returned and again the police had no success finding them.

Pools can be a lot of fun for the whole family but can be just as dangerous, especially for young children. One way to keep your pool and family safe is to have cameras monitoring the area at all times. With the Total Connect system you can:

  • Monitor up to 6 cameras live on one screen
  • Get real time alerts on your home security
  • Control your home remotely
  • Arm, disarm, or check the status of your alarm remotely
  • Use the Total Connect Apps for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices to keep you connected to your home even when you are away

Using Total Connect can keep your family, home, and property safe. Being able to view live video of your home at all times can also help keep your children safe and keep you aware of their activity. Click here for more information about Total Connect and how to use it for your specific needs.