Learn the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding video surveillance systems to help determine whether it might be right for your home or business.
As college students settle into their dorms and apartments, parents as well as students should assess the level of fire safety, particularly in off-campus housing.
On Campus vs. Off Campus
Why focus on off-campus housing?
Since 2000, 85% of college-related fire fatalities have happened in off-campus housing, where most students live, according to Campus Firewatch.
Listen to American Alarm’s President Wells Sampson describe, first hand, the lack of fire safety at his daughter Anne’s off-campus housing at Tufts University. Read more
Recent technology allows police departments to respond to crime more efficiently and alerts residents more effectively.
The Cambridge Police Department, for example, offers an online crime map that displays and analyzes crime data, informs Cambridge citizens about crimes in their area, and allows police to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.
If you live in another city or town, you can access the national crime data map and apply filters to the data to view only the information that matters to you most here. The easy-to-use interactive map includes a number of filters that allow you to focus on a specific area, type of crime or date range. Read more
If you’re like most parents, sending your son or daughter off to college can be pretty nerve wracking. You worry about all the things you’ve worried about since they were young – illness, happiness, safety– only now you need to worry from further away.
Besides sending care packages with goodies and reminding them to eat their fruits and vegetables, there’s not much you can do to stop your child from becoming ill or make sure he or she is happy. But there are some devices and apps on the market that can help keep your college student safe. Read more
Data breaches are making headlines nearly every day. As technology continues to advance faster than ever, organizations large and small are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity.
Getting to the root of a cyberattack is complicated and extremely costly for a business, which is why breaches can affect the economy significantly.
Everything from HVAC systems, environmental controls/energy management, and wireless networks are potential entry points for hackers to attack. Read more
We spend all winter in New England dreaming of the warm summer months, but when they finally arrive many of us miss cooler temperatures. Whether you love or hate the heat it is important to take precautions, especially during heat waves.
Here are our tips to keep you and your family safe.
Choosing to rent a vacation property is fun and can come with a lot of perks! Typically they are less expensive than hotels, offer more living space, and often come with more amenities (such as a full kitchen or private pool). However, these properties may not offer the same physical and financial securities that a traditional hotel can provide. Here are some tips on how to choose a safe vacation rental:
Summer is here and that means we’ve packed away our heavy coats for the season. However, our four-legged friends aren’t so lucky. They can’t just shed their fur to beat the heat.
Although being covered in fur helps dogs and cats survive cold New England winters, being covered by fur makes it tough for them to manage the dog days of summer, according to Douglas Aspros, DVM and president of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
“Both dogs and cats dissipate heat by panting [and] as they get overheated, they pant more quickly trying to maintain a safe internal temperature,” according to Aspros.
Here are five tips to help your furry family members stay cool this summer: Read more
Many people dream of owning a vacation home on a beach, lake, or in the mountains. If you have purchased a second home, this is a huge accomplishment to check off of your bucket list! To protect this investment there are a number of steps you will want to take.
Here are our Top 5 Tips to secure your second home.
Whether you live alone, with a spouse or a roommate, if you’re like the majority of older Americans you want to live in your own home and enjoy an independent lifestyle. You also want to be sure that your desire to be on your own doesn’t jeopardize your safety or cause your loved ones any undue stress.
There’s no reason you can’t live safely in your home if you acknowledge your vulnerability and then take the proper precautions to protect yourself. Read more