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Why you Should Invest in 24-hour Monitoring for you Home

Posted by Sentry Watch on January 31, 2018

Investing in a home security system is vital to your peace of mind. If you don’t invest in the right system, you may not trust it. Getting a home security system with 24-hour monitoring is very important and will go a long way to providing you with the peace of mind you desire.

Protecting your family matters. If you don’t have a security system with monitoring and everything else you need, you could be fooling yourself into thinking you’re safe. Here’s what to expect if you skip the monitoring.

If a Fire Occurs…

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Start Your New Year by Making Your Business Secure

Posted by Sentry Watch on January 15, 2018

The New Year is upon us and maybe you’ve been dragging your feet. However, it’s not too late to kick off 2018 correctly by making your business secure.

Finding the right alarm system and having it installed can make things much easier for you in 2018. No more worrying about someone breaking in or a fire happening when you’re not there. In addition, with the right business security system, you can eliminate employee theft and other types of theft.

Not having a good business security system is simply a mistake. It’s an investment in the future of your business. You have an ...

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Protect Your Home from the Invisible

Posted by Sentry Watch on December 21, 2017

Your home needs many levels of protection in order to provide you with full peace of mind. While fire and burglar protection are pretty standard, there are other types of protections you need.

Protecting your home from the invisible intruders, such as carbon monoxide, a gas leak or another type of environmental threat is vital. Fire is something you can often see and you might be able to stop before it gets out of hand. A security system can easily detect a break-in and scare away the intruder. However, without the right levels of protection, you won’t see, hear or even ...

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How to Protect Your Business During the Holiday Season

Posted by Sentry Watch on December 5, 2017

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, until your business gets robbed or you lose thousands due to theft of merchandise. During the holiday season, shoplifting and other types of theft become more prevalent. It’s a busy time of year and it’s harder to keep an eye on your business.

All businesses are vulnerable, unless they take specific steps to help prevent theft during the holidays. It’s best to have a system already in place, but if you don’t, there are some things you can do before the season is over. In addition, getting things taken care of now ...

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Why You Should Consider Video Verification for Your Business

Posted by Sentry Watch on November 7, 2017

Video verification for your business means you won’t have to deal with the police or fire department during a false alarm. It’s an added step that keeps you from getting fined or blocked by the authorities.

Businesses need to add video verification to their security system for many reasons. About 94% of all alarm calls are false and police officers end up responding to about 38 million false alarms every single year, according got the International Association of Chief of Police.

In addition, the fire department receives another 2.3 million false alarms, which cost taxpayers about $1.5 billion every year.

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Keeping Your Latch-Key Kid Safe

Posted by Sentry Watch on November 1, 2017

Your children are probably spending at least some time at home alone. Whether it’s because you work later than they get out school or it has to do with something else, this can be stressful for both the parent and the child. You don’t have to sit at work worried about the safety of your children every single day.

Before you even allow this type of situation to happen, you must consider whether your child is responsible enough to handle being home alone; even if just for an hour or two. It they are not responsible enough, an after-school program or ...

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How to Prevent Theft from the Inside

Posted by Sentry Watch on October 4, 2017

Theft doesn’t just happen at your business when a break-in occurs. In fact, theft is more likely to be an inside job. Kessler International actually found that 95% of employees steal from their employers. This came from an anonymous survey, which includes 500 service and retail employees.

Employee theft is so bad; another survey stated that more than 71,000 dishonest employees were apprehended for theft in 2012 across just 23 major retailers. The National Retail Federation also found that $34.5 billion in losses was due to employee theft, paperwork errors, supplier fraud and shoplifting in 2011.

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What You Should do During a Home Invasion

Posted by Sentry Watch on September 28, 2017

Home invasions are very serious. One wrong move and you could end up with a bigger issue than just losing a few of your prized possessions. Things can be replaced, but you cannot bring back somebody if the burglar decides to shoot.

Most of the time, burglars are looking for a quick score when they break into a home. They want to leave with jewelry, electronics or something else expensive and they want to get in and out fast. Even when a home invasion happens and you’re not home, it can make you feel violated, uneasy and at risk.

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Who’s Liable When a Crime Occurs at Your Business?

Posted by Sentry Watch on September 8, 2017

When a crime or an accident occurs on your business property, it’s important to know who’s liable for it. While the law can differ from state to state and premise liability claims can range quite a bit, there are some things that are pretty straight-forward. As a business owner, you need to understand what to expect in certain situations.

Premise Liability Claims

A premise liability claim can range all the way from a slip-and-fall accident to a robbery gone badly with an intentional shooting. The decisions from the Supreme Court make a difference when it comes to the liability of business owners ...

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Run-Hide-Fight: What You Should do When a Gunman Enters Your Business

Posted by Sentry Watch on August 30, 2017

We all like to think we’d do something specific if a gunman entered our business. However, we also have a fight or flight instinct that will likely be triggered. If you know what you should do, it may be easier to make the right decision without letting the moment get the best of you.

Of course, before you think about whether you should run, hide or fight, it’s best to make sure you take all precautionary measures to protect your business, your employees and your customers.

Get the Right Business Security System

With a full business security system, you’ll have cameras, motion detectors, ...

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