Top 5 Small Business Insurance Claims: What We Can Learn

Based on data from a study by The Hartford Financial Services Group, 40% of small businesses will likely experience a property or liability claim over the next ten years. If you own a small business, taking a proactive approach is the best way to mitigate your risk of experiencing a loss like this. Below, we’ll look at the most common business insurance claims and offer tips on preventing them.
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Healthcare Series: Top Security Challenges for Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities have complex security needs as they must keep patients, staff, and equipment safe and secure while making it easy for patients to receive visitors around the clock. At the same time, these facilities must follow strict regulations put in place by the state. Here’s a look at the top security challenges for assisted living facilities.
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Surprising New England Burglary Statistics (& How to Protect Your Home)

According to the US Department of Justice, most home burglaries occur during the summer. This is likely linked to summer being a popular time for people to spend more time away. Whether you’re out enjoying the sunshine for the day or traveling out of town for extended periods, burglars have more opportunities to strike than during the cooler months when you’re bundled up at home.
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Scam Calls: How to Spot and Avoid

Scam calls are a prolific issue within the United States. In 2021, nearly 60 million Americans fell victim to scam calls, resulting in $9.8 Billion in losses. But scam callers aren’t always after money directly; they often seek personal information, which they will use for nefarious purposes.

Scam callers may attempt to impersonate your cable company, the IRS, your insurance provider, and even your security company to extract personal information.
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Memorial Day: Safety Tips for Opening Your Pool for the Season

As families celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day, many will likely be opening their pools to family, friends, and even neighbors. If you’re a pool owner, you want to ensure everyone stays safe while having fun. Here are some tips for opening your pool this Memorial Day. Read more

Healthcare Series: Security Challenges for Hospitals

Hospitals have dynamic security profiles as they must incorporate strategies for protecting patients, employees, equipment, medical records, medications, and visitors. Because hospitals typically have established security programs, any security partner they bring on for additional support must be able to integrate with these systems. At the same time, hospitals must ensure that their security solutions support compliance with governing entities and regulatory guidelines within the healthcare industry.
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The Risks of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion) batteries are used in many of the products that we use today, including, but not limited to, electric vehicles such as e-bikes and scooters; wireless headphones; handheld power tools; large and small appliances; laptops and cell phones; electric toothbrushes; and watches. This useful battery is found in many of the items that we use on a day-to-day basis, but certain risk factors need to be taken into consideration when dealing with lithium-ion batteries: Read more

Environmental Systems: An Overview

Environmental control systems help protect commercial buildings from floods, hazardous materials, and toxic gases such as carbon monoxide. They also monitor temperature changes and keep facilities within optimal ranges for the preservation of products and the safety of employees.

These systems vary in size and complexity depending on the size and nature of the facility where they are implemented. For instance, a hospital or factory would have a much more extensive and elaborate system than a small office space or a small-scale retail location. These systems are important to detect hazardous conditions within a building.
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Arbor Day: Tree Trimming and Yard Maintenance Tips for Protecting Your Home

With Arbor Day fast approaching on April 28th, now is a good time to think about your home landscaping. Traditionally, Arbor Day is a chance for people throughout the United States to plant trees to help the environment. While this really is a good idea, we know from experience that thought and care needs to be taken with home landscapes in general to maintain a healthy home environment.

Overgrown plants can wreak havoc on the yard and the home, causing damage to the home’s structure, roof, draining system, and more. Here’s a closer look at the safety concerns that having an overgrown yard can cause and how you can minimize them.
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How Your Security System Can Help Protect Your Pets

April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month, and we all know that pets are like family. Keeping them safe and healthy is a priority. It can be difficult to leave pets home alone while going to work or on vacation. Your home security system can be a source of comfort for you and your pets, whether you’re leaving them home alone or in the care of a sitter. Here are some things to consider when it comes to protecting your pets. Read more