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How Smart is a Smart Home?

Posted by Sentry Watch on April 7, 2017

How long does it take for you to start doubting whether you turned your lights off, locked your doors or set your security alarm? For many, it doesn’t take long after leaving your home for the nagging doubts to set in. You may even be worried that your kids are home from school and watching TV instead of doing their homework or the chores they were assigned.

All of these doubts can be put to rest with a smart home. Home automation allows the homeowner to check in on all of these things from a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. ...

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How to Choose the Best Video System for Your Business

Posted by Sentry Watch on April 5, 2017

Businesses of all sizes need proper security. While larger businesses may not be affected in the same way as a smaller business, protecting your assets only makes sense. With the right video surveillance as a part of your business security, you can prevent theft and keep your business safe.

There are several things to consider when installing security cameras as a part of your business security system. Choosing the right video system may include hidden security cameras or cameras out in the open. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the best video surveillance system for your business.

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The Advantages of a Wireless Home Security System

Posted by Sentry Watch on March 31, 2017

In today’s world, cords are out and wireless is in. This is no different when it comes to home security and a wireless home security system comes with many advantages. From full mobility to the opportunity to control your entire system from a smart device, wireless security provides something you simply cannot get from a wired system.

Differences Between Wired and Wireless Home Security Systems
A wired home security system is the more traditional choice and has been around longer. It will provide sensors throughout the home on windows and doors, along with a central control panel. A wired system requires electricity ...

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Protecting Your Business From Fire

Posted by Sentry Watch on March 29, 2017

Your business is your livelihood and it needs to be fully protected. You cannot just protect your business from break-ins. When choosing a business security system, make sure you add full fire protection.

It may be difficult to imagine fire happening in your business. However, if you don’t protect your business from this possible disaster, you could be risking everything. Not only could your business go up in flames, literally, but it could also cause injury or even death to your employees.

As a business owner, you have a duty to protect your employees while they are working for you. Every work ...

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How to Protect Your Business from a “Smash and Grab”

Posted by Sentry Watch on December 15, 2016

Becoming a victim of any type of robbery makes you feel vulnerable and violated. Not only will you have to pay for anything the criminal broke, but you will also suffer the loss of whatever they stole.

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What is Honeywell’s Total Connect?

Posted by Sentry Watch on December 12, 2016
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A complete solution to your security needs Total Connect allows you to take control of your system at all times. You won’t have to worry about whether you remembered to turn on your home security system or forgot when you leave the house. If you think you forgot, you can double check from any computer or smartphone with just a touch of a button. Along with making sure your Charlotte home security system is turned on, Total Connect allows you to set up email or text alerts within the app. You’ll know what’s going on at all times. If there ...

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6 Reasons for Installing Security Systems in Your Business

Posted by Sentry Watch on October 17, 2016

Business owners have to protect their livelihood in any way possible. Installing security systems will not only help to protect your business from a break in, but they also provide many other benefits. The right security system will also catch criminals on camera trying to use fake credit cards. Here are six of the best reasons to install a security system for your business.

Deters Criminals

Criminals often seek out easy targets and with the high property crime rate in Raleigh, NC, anything deterring theft is a must. With the right commercial security system, you will send a clear message to thieves ...

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Winter Fire Safety Tips

Posted by Sentry Watch on September 21, 2016
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As the weather slowly turns colder and winter looms in the distance, many people begin to look forward to the holiday season. The holidays provide plenty of occasions to celebrate, but for many people, winter can quickly turn tragic. Nearly 47,000 home fires occur each year during the winter months, claiming over 900 lives and causing more than two billion dollars in damages. According to the American Red Cross, about 500 of those fatalities occur during the holidays. To complicate matters, each holiday poses its own unique set of risks. This winter, take some time to review the following fire ...

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How to Select a Security Camera for Your Business

Posted by Sentry Watch on September 9, 2016

When it comes to your business, security is of the utmost importance. You need to be able to protect your employees, customers and assets at all times, and security cameras are one of the best ways to do so. Most of the time, security cameras work by simply acting as a deterrent. No criminal wants to be caught in the act. However, there are those unfortunate times when a crime does still occur, and that’s when you’re going to want your commercial security cameras to be high quality so that you can capture the whole event clearly in order to ...

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Choosing a Surveillance Product

Posted by Sentry Watch on June 13, 2016
Surveillance productToday, while homeowners are away making a living or away on vacation, homes are left empty for large amounts of time, leaving homes and possessions unprotected. With burglaries and home invasions more pervasive than in past times, homeowners are taking measures to protect themselves from these invasive threats. One technique on the rise is the use of surveillance equipment.

There are many different types of security and surveillance products on the market, from high-tech surveillance systems to do-it-yourself ...

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