Posts Tagged ‘Security’


How a Security System Helps The Police 

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Did you know that 9 out of 10 burglaries go unsolved? That is a staggering number considering a burglary takes place in the United States every 18 seconds. This means in just one hour there will be 200 burglaries and only 20 of those burglaries will be solved. Why do so many go unsolved? Protect America says “Many burglaries remain open cases because there is simple a lack of evidence to draw from.” So how does a security system help the police do their jobs?

 

  1. Caught in the Act

Security systems have improved over the years and there are many security systems that you can access from your phone. Many security systems will also alert you if there is movement around you house and you can notify the police if you do not recognize the person. This new technology allows policemen the chance to catch criminals in the act and will make solving the case exponentially easier.

  1. Clues and Evidence

Even if the police are not able to arrive to the scene while the burglar is still there, the security camera footage gives policemen an advantage. Many burglaries go unsolved because of lack of evidence. However, with a recorded video feed police will have a better idea of who they are looking for. Even if the criminal’s face is concealed, they can narrow down suspects by knowing the gender, height, weight, general build etc., which can help them find the burglar.

  1. News Travels Fast

News travels fast and in this case, it’s a good thing. If criminals are aware that a house has a security system and they are more likely to be caught, they won’t risk it. 83% of criminals look to see if there is a security system and if there is, they won’t break into the home. Having security systems on multiple houses will deter a burglar  and they will move onto a neighborhood that is easier to target where they are less likely to be caught.

Firehouse Subs Security

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Our employees Todd and Sam setting up surveillance and a monitored security system for Brandon and team at Firehouse Subs in McMinnville. This is their fifth Firehouse Sub location and we want to congratulate them all on their hard work and the best subs around!

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.

 

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.