Upgrading Your TruVision Camera App

With every app on your phone, there comes a time when a required upgrade needs your attention.  If you use the TruVision app to access your cameras from Scott Alarm, then it is time to upgrade your app, in order to ensure your mobile access to your cameras. If you receive push notifications in the […]

Picking an Alarm Code to Keep Burglars Away

Like most things in life, your home security system is only as strong as its weakest link. Too often, that weakness is found in the homeowner’s choice of alarm code, the number you enter on the keypad in order to arm or disarm the system. Most alarm control panel codes are four digits, translating to […]

5 Home Security Tips Every Single Mom Should Know

For most parents, providing your children a secure home is priority one. That challenge is greater for single parents, particularly single mothers, who may feel vulnerable without additional support to guard against intruders. There are, however, home security best practices you can use to keep your family safe. Here are five simple home security steps […]

Homeowners Targeted By Home Security Sales Scammers

Many homeowners take precautions against criminals and break-ins by installing home security systems. Not every crook comes creeping in through the night, however. Some scammers may walk right up to the door and knock. How can you spot a home security sales scam and what should you do if you encounter one? One type of […]

Do Gated Communities Have Less Crime?

Many residents of gated communities cite worries about security and crime as one of the top reasons for their choice of residence. And, on the surface, living in a gated community may appear safer. You need a code, a key or have to check in with a gate attendant to enter the neighborhood. But does […]

Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

With many families on the road visiting friends and family during the holidays, crooks are more tempted to break into homes. And nothing puts a damper on the holiday spirit quite like coming home and finding out you are the victim of a break in. Want to keep grinches at bay? Use these tips to […]

How to Equip a Safe Room

During a home invasion, your property is not the only thing at risk. Your family’s physical well-being, and maybe even your  lives, may also be in jeopardy. Because of this, having at least one room in your home that can provide a secure space for your family to meet and wait for help is so […]

5 Home Invasion Survival Tips from Florida Cops

Most residential break-ins happen in the middle of the day, when crooks assume no one is home. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some criminals mistakenly encounter residents once they get inside, or worse, seek out occupied houses. That elevates a standard burglary into a home invasion – and that means real danger. WKMG […]

Door Locks and Home Security: What You Need to Know

Door locks are often your home’s first line of defense against a break-in. As such, selecting the right locks – or combination of locks – is critical for protecting your property and family. Use these tips to ensure you have the right security in place to prevent burglars from passing through your doors. Standard Doorknob […]

Safety Tips for Jacksonville Seniors

Retirees frequently choose Florida cities for their retirement destination, and as the Jacksonville senior population is expected to double in the next 25 years, the safety of senior adults is increasingly important for our area. Many security companies may not address the unique health and safety needs of senior adults. Consider these senior adult safety […]