There are a surprising number of misconceptions hanging around about home alarm systems. On the one hand, you have people bemoaning the belief that they are only affordable for the wealthy. Yet, on the other, you have people claiming that they are not effective as deterrents or monitoring tools anyway. So, who should you believe? What is the real truth about home alarm systems and should you invest in an alarm monitoring service in Tulsa? Well, this guide to the most common (and most incorrect) myths about home alarms is here to set the record straight once and for all. Myth One: Home Alarms Are For Rich Households If you are thinking about shopping for an alarm monitoring service in Tulsa, but have been told that this kind of security product is only for wealthy households, it is time to put the myth to bed. Whilst it is certainly true…
Today, many people opt for wireless security systems for their homes. Some of the reasons given for this include the widespread availability of wireless alarm monitoring in OKC. Although installing a security system takes you one step closer to securing your home, it is usually not enough to ensure that you keep burglars out completely. As a result, you have to put other measures in place that will work hand in hand with the wireless security system to make your home even safer and below are four steps that you can take to complement your security system. Install Deadbolts for All Doors You may have wireless alarm monitoring in OKC but without deadbolts on all entry points then the thief can easily gain access to your home and make away with your belongings before alarm response services get there. Remember, someone who really wants to steal from you cannot be…
With football season in full swing and Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s the perfect excuse to dust off your patio furniture for one last time before the year is out and have all of your friends round for a barbecue and a bit of a party. There is just one thing to remember before you start, however, and it is the importance of keeping everybody safe. If there is fire and heat involved, there is also the potential for danger, so you must follow the proper health and safety guidelines when barbecuing. There is a very good reason why the authorities advise all homeowners and businesses to carry out a thorough fire extinguisher inspection in Tulsa – it lowers the risk of serious injuries. The following safety guidelines should always be adhered to whilst barbecuing or spending any time in close proximity to flames or extreme heat. For reliable fire…
MAC Systems is proud to announce that one of its suppliers, SEVO Systems, a world leader in Clean Agent Fire Protection services, was recognized at the White House HFC Reduction Round Table event. This yearly event is sponsored by the Obama Administration and recognizes private companies for their commitment to reducing the use of greenhouse gasses. Each year, the attendants return and report on their progress in reducing their use of materials that contribute to global climate change, for which they had pledged the preceding year. 2 Million Tons of CO2 Displaced At the event, SEVO Systems was proud to announce that they had displaced nearly 2 million tons of CO2 in the past year. They have also committed long term to eliminating HFCs in their high efficiency fire suppression systems, thereby displacing around 12 million tons of CO2 by 2020. Since the use of HFCs is expected to triple…
When home alarm monitoring in OKC is installed correctly, it will ensure that what and who you care most about are kept safe, protected from intruders and other emergencies. When choosing a suitable security system that will provide adequate protection for your home, it is important to consider the type of place you live in and to understand how an alarm can be set off. You also need to know what will happen when an alarm sounds or an alert is sent from your monitoring system. Where to Install Alarm Monitoring in Your OKC Home The most important part of a home security system is the strategic placing of security cameras, sensors and emergency call buttons. When selecting areas of your home where you want alarm monitoring in OKC, you need to be sure to cover all the vulnerable areas. Fires alarms should to be placed in areas where heating…
When home break-ins occur, the garage is one of those areas that burglars mainly target. Unfortunately, not many homeowners in Oklahoma City know this, and this is why criminals continuously gain access via the garage door. Luckily, all this can be avoided by getting the right security systems in OKC for the garage and following these simple guidelines. Close the Garage Door at All Times It may seem like common sense, but not everyone closes their garage door when they leave home. Even with the most advanced security systems in OKC, an open door will invite all sorts of thieves. Therefore, ensure that you bolt the door safely before leaving the house. Cover Window Panes If you own those fancy garage doors that have glass panels, then it is imperative that you cover them up. Painting them helps keep away thieves in a number of ways. First, thieves will not…
Seven in every ten homes have candles, and this number goes even higher during holidays like Halloween. Although these candles fill the home with fragrance and set the perfect mood to enjoy an evening with the family, they account for more than 50% of home fires that is why you need to install fire sprinkler systems in your Tulsa home. Therefore, before you even light one this Halloween, you need to have the following safety tips at heart to prevent unnecessary fires. Keep Flammables Away More than half of the fires in homes are as a result of some flammable substance being ignited. You may think that there is nothing flammable near the candle, but anything within 12 inches can quickly catch fire. As a result, keep curtains, lampshades and cabinets more than 12 inches away from the candle. Extinguish Matches before Disposing When you have a fire to fight,…
  It makes good sense for any business in Oklahoma City to use surveillance to prevent the financial loss and inconvenience that is caused by theft - no matter how many employees you have or what type of workplace you operate. The use of CCTV in OKC is effective in preventing the theft of cash, materials, office equipment, products or stock. Monitoring purchase and sales patterns through video surveillance will not only help to improve protocols, but it has been proven that this type of security has helped to expose opportunities for theft in workplaces, offices and retail spaces. It also prevents theft by monitoring and recording suspicious activity amongst employees, customers or visitors to the workplace. Capturing Repeat Offenders Having a visual record of customers, clients or anyone who enters your building will help to identify anyone who has been involved in previous suspicious behavior. You will be able…
There are so many reasons to love October. It might signal the start of winter and cold weather, but it also brings beautiful leaf falls, crisp autumn mornings, and one the most exciting dates on the calendar – Halloween. Yes, that’s right, the witching hour is fast approaching and it’s time to start shopping for costumes, buying candy, and handing out party invitations. However, for Tulsa alarm companies, Halloween is less a time of fun and frolics and more an occasion for double shifts and late nights. You see, it is their job to keep families and homes safe during this rather unique October evening. The reality is that the number of burglaries does increase on Halloween, because thieves know to expect a lot of empty houses. The good news is that, with a solid and reliable home security system, there is no need to worry about leaving your house…
Small business proprietors have a lot of things to worry about although theft and loss of revenue are usually their main concerns. Luckily, these two can be mitigated and even eliminated, thanks to technological advancements that are responsible for business security systems in Tulsa. These security systems offer solutions such as video surveillance and monitored fire alarm systems that keep the premises safe. This means that your business can continue thriving and below are some of the ideas that you can implement to help keep your small business even safer. Monitor Employee Theft According to research by the University of Cincinnati, 64% of small businesses have had cases of employee theft. This form of theft can have a very negative impact on the business therefore it must be stopped or at least put measures in place to deter it. How do you do that? When hiring, always look for quality…