Review of Home Security Systems

Your home security system is only as strong as its weakest link, and that weak link could be the system components themselves,  weaknesses in the quality of the professional monitoring, or in how the system was originally installed.

If it's time to upgrade or replace your home alarm system, take the time to review the array of top security systems before making a final decision.

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How to Tell if It's Time to Install an Alarm System?

We could say, everyone in America should get a home security system, no matter who you are and where you live, and we firmly believe we’d be right. But, we also know that in reality, it’s usually some catalyst event or life change that causes people to buy an alarm system.

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Everything You Need to Know about Honeywell Alarm Systems

Honeywell has been around for more than 125 years and has employed hundreds of thousands of people over the years. Their goal, as a company, is to make the world more secure, comfortable, clean, and efficient with innovation and continuous improvement.

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Upgrade an Old Security System

Do you have an older security system in your home that you want to change, but think it will be too costly? Many elements of a security system have surprisingly long lives and if you already have a system installed, Richmond Alarm can upgrade it with a new control panel (like putting a new engine in the car).

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5 Campus Safety Tips for Women

The same boiling water that softens potatoes hardens eggs. In 2014, we’ve seen story after story about women being taken, abused, raped and murdered in Central Virginia. If these tragic things can happen in the peaceful city of Charlottesville, they can certainly happen in Lynchburg, Roanoke, Lexington or Harrisonburg. It’s time to put a stop to these crimes and provide additional tools and resources to put an end to it once and for all. Here are a few tips about staying alert and defend...

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10 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Home and Family Safe This Year

If you have experienced a robbery or fire this year or know someone that has, then you're probably already thinking about how to keep your home and family safe this year.

Insurance will replace lost items, but they can't replace people or heal the emotional damage these events can put on your family. The thought of a stranger being able to break into your castle, potentially endanger your family and take what they want is a very scary reality for victims and can take years to overcome.

This...

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Have You Heard of Smitty’s Cat Rescue Shelter?

Last summer, a long-time employee of Richmond Alarm named “Smitty” passed away quite suddenly, leaving an amazing legacy that included a pet shelter in Chesterfield, Virginia called Smitty’s Cat Rescue Shelter.

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12 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers

Life gets wild and crazy for most retailers around December! Christmas shopping is already in full swing. Sadly, shoplifters and even some employees take advantage of the chaos around the holiday shopping season to rip off retail stores.

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Does Home Automation Improve Home Security?

You might wonder, what home automation and home security have in common and why so many alarm companies sell ‘smart home’ features alongside traditional home security systems. For starters, security systems have to be able to communicate with the outside world in order to reach their central monitoring station, and it is very easy for home automation software to piggy back off this existing network. In essence, the central control panel in your home acts like ‘brain’ for home automation...

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Reduce Homeowner's Insurance By Installing Home Security

Today we explore a little known secret for lowering your homeowner’s insurance, the installation of a home security system.  There is no guarantee that this strategy will apply to everyone, but it’s certainly worth a call to your insurance agent if you have recently installed a home security system or are considering purchasing a home security system. 

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