Reinforcing Sliding Glass Doors Against Burglars

While you enjoy the view through your sliding glass doors, they also provide a tempting opportunity for burglars. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice the incoming sunshine to keep your home secure, you just have to take some practical steps to reinforce your sliding glass doors for home security. Vulnerabilities of Sliding Glass Doors […]

6 Ways to Improve Halloween Home Security

Many kids and grownups alike look forward to Halloween all year. It’s fun to dress up for the night and go door-to-door, or to stay home and welcome adorable trick-or-treaters. Still, this late-October tradition can be a dangerous time. Residential burglaries are increasingly common on Halloween, as crooks take advantage of the ability to wear […]

Do Crime Statistics Tell the Whole Story?

Whether you’re moving to a new neighborhood or across the country, there will be a lot to learn about your new home – the best nightlife, local restaurants, places to shop and schools for your children. It’s a good idea to also spend some time looking into the local  crime rate. Depending on the neighborhood in […]

How to Manage Your Home Alarm Sensors

For nearly 50 years, Scott Alarm has designed custom home security systems for Jacksonville families. With sensors and cameras strategically installed throughout the home, our systems are designed to meet your family’s lifestyle and security needs. Yet even the best home security system may occasionally need some tweaking to work optimally for your family. While […]

A Baby-Safe Home: Preparing Your House for a Newborn

No matter how many parenting books you read or diapers you stockpile, you can never completely prepare for the moment your child comes into the world. You can, however, prepare your home by making it a safe and secure place for your bundle of joy. Here are a few tips to make your home baby-safe: […]

Important Questions to Ask Your Homebuilder About Home Security

Buying a new-construction home requires plenty of forethought and consideration. Homebuyers need to worry about affordability, local schools, design details and countless other tiny decisions during construction. Each of these decisions brings you closer to your dream home, but it’s also important to consider how your homebuilder can prepare you for the daily use of […]

Important Jacksonville Crime Statistics

Scott Alarm has called Jacksonville home for nearly 50 years, and we love our neighbors throughout Duval County. But while Jacksonville offers incredible living and a great city environment, it also has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. While statistics never tell a city’s full story, it’s important to know local crime […]

Protecting Your Garage from Burglars

Many people overlook one of criminals’ favorite entry points when considering home security. Sure, your front and back doors are locked, and windows secured, but is your garage equally equipped? Garages are a prime entry point for burglars. Ignoring your garage leaves a big hole in your home security. A sturdy garage door may seem […]

Jacksonville’s Safest Neighborhoods

Scott Alarm has proudly served as Jacksonville’s home security leader for nearly 50 years, shielding thousands of Jacksonville families from crime and property theft. Though we love our home in North Florida, we know the threats Jacksonville families face – it’s why we work so hard to keep our neighbors safe. If you’re moving to […]

Think Twice Before Paying the Cable Company for Home Security

These days, homeowners have many options when it comes to home security – from national brands to local, family-owned security companies like Scott Alarm. Several cable companies now offer home security services too, bundled with their TV, phone and Internet packages. While bundling may seem convenient, here are a few reasons to think twice before […]