How to Protect Packages From Getting Stolen

It’s a crime that didn’t happen very often until about 10 years ago — people stealing packages delivered to someone’s front door or side porch. They are known as porch pirates. It wasn’t that thieves didn’t occasionally steal packages or important mail in the past. It’s just that they did not do it with the frequency that they do today.

Yet times do change and so did the way people deliver packages. Where once packages were only delivered via the United States postal system and to a mailbox or perhaps a P.O. Box, these days people can receive packages from any one of many businesses that deliver packages to your front door. Since it is now so easy to order online, individuals can order an item they want from literally anywhere in the world and have it delivered to their homes. Read more

Questions to Ask When Shopping for a New Home Security System

Since working with a home security company and installing a system is an investment, you will want to make sure you get the right fit. You can increase the chances of getting the best home security system for you by asking the following questions before you buy or sign up for any services: Read more

How Your Phone Can Be Used for Home Security

Did you know that modern technology and Summit Security Solutions can bring home security right to your fingertips, even when you’re on-the-go? Smart home security from Summit Security Solutions allows you to use your cell phone to keep your home safer. Stay one step ahead of thieves and problems at home while automating many features using your favorite mobile device. Read more

Home Safety Tips for People Who Live Alone

home safety tips for people who live aloneDon’t sacrifice safety because you live alone. Whether you are living alone in an apartment or a home, you can keep yourself and your property protected. Regardless of if you think you live in a low-crime area, it won’t feel like it if your home gets broken into. Become more aware of the possible risks your home has and use a combination of a home security system with safety tips to make your home as safe as it possibly can be. Read more

Reasons Small Businesses Should Get a Security System

Do you need a small business security system? The answer is almost always “yes.” Whether your business operates 24/7, whether you have a customer-facing aspect to your business, and even if you think you have no valuables to steal, there are inevitably very good reasons to protect yourself with a small business security system. Read more

How Home Security Is Beneficial If You Have Pets

Should you have a security system if you have pets? Some people are worried about combining home alarm systems and pets because they are worried about false alarms, with pets setting off motion sensors or chewing through alarm wires. Additionally, some people with dogs may feel that they do not need an alarm system at all because their watchdog is an effective deterrent to intruders.

Nevertheless, there are some very good reasons to opt for a security system for your home, both for yourself and for pets in the home. Read more

Why Professional Home Security Is Better Than DIY

When choosing a security system for your home, you have a choice. You can order your own video cameras, motion sensors and burglar alarms and install them yourself, or you can order a system from a professional home security company like Summit Security Solutions and let us set up everything for you. Which is better: professional security systems with no setup or doing it yourself? We think you will find that opting for a full-service professional home security company that does it all is the much better way to go.

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Common Home Invasion Misconceptions

If you have a home and a family, you have no doubt given some thought to the possibility of a home invasion. Naturally, you want a reliable home security system to protect your home. You should be aware that there are some common burglary myths many people subscribe to that are not entirely accurate. For your peace of mind and your safety, here are the facts about burglary and your home. Read more

What to Do if You Are Home With an Intruder

Your home is like your private oasis. Sadly, some people target our houses to get a quick payoff. You don’t want to think about the possibility of someone breaking into your home, but it’s important to know what to do if it happens. Coming home to find you were burglarized can be scary, but it feels even worse to realize it’s happening while you’re there. Read more

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Hundreds of Americans die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Invisible but deadly, carbon monoxide leaks can occur due to a variety of household appliances and equipment — and many go unnoticed until it is too late. When carbon monoxide is inhaled, it can cause severe illness and even death.

The only reliable way to detect a carbon monoxide leak is with a carbon monoxide alarm. If your home or business does not have a carbon monoxide detector, you may be at serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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