An Inside Look at Home Automation

Home automation has been all the buzz since football fans saw Alec Baldwin remotely controlling lights and turning on other electronics in a recent Super Bowl ad. It opened many people’s eyes to the possibilities and convenience that come with home automation technology. While it may seem like new technology, Scott Alarm has been installing […]

Sometimes, Even Clumsy Thieves Get Away

Last month, an unidentified man successfully burglarized a Jacksonville Popeyes, despite falling through the ceiling. After his graceful entrance, the burglar enjoyed free run of the restaurant for nearly 4 hours, eventually prying open the safe with a variety of restaurant items and making off with cash. As shown in the security footage below, the […]

How Monitored Home Fire Alarm Service Works

Deterring burglars is just one facet of comprehensive home security – our families face a number of environmental threats as well, including fire, smoke and carbon monoxide in the home. Just like criminal activity, you can never predict when a home emergency like a fire will impact your family. That’s why it pays to enhance […]

Exploring the Components of a Home Security System

At their core, modern home security systems are pretty easy to operate, yet they’re more advanced than ever before. Homeowners can take advantage of new technologies that greatly increase security, like motion sensors, surveillance cameras and automated home control through your smartphone. Scott Alarm offers homeowners incredible flexibility in home security. As you consider monitored […]

How Does Jacksonville’s Crime Rate Measure Up?

Life in Jacksonville offers many benefits. Our community attracts tourists from across the country and around the world, all wanting a piece of the good life we enjoy daily. It’s why many residents boast, “I live where you vacation.” Still, Jacksonville sees its share of crime. With a crime rate of 46 in 1,000 residents, […]

How to Arm Your Security System: Away and Stay Modes

Some homeowners worry a custom home security system may be too complicated or a hassle to operate. On the contrary, monitored home security systems utilize two simple modes to keep your home and family safe: Away and Stay. So what’s the difference? Arming Away Mode People install security systems primarily to safeguard their houses when […]

Jacksonville Safety Resources

Crime prevention and preparedness require a community effort. Luckily, many local and state organizations provide valuable resources to report crimes, respond to emergencies and stay safe. Stay informed and prepare for emergencies with our list of Jacksonville public safety resources. First Coast Crime Stoppers – First Coast Crime Stoppers is a civilian organization, encouraging Jacksonville […]

Scott Alarm Steps Up for Jacksonville Family Burglarized Twice in 24 Hours

Like most Jacksonville residents, the Prince family – Allana, her husband and their children – was excited for the holiday season. They purchased several gifts and eagerly anticipated the looks on their kids’ faces Christmas morning. That was until burglars broke into their Westside home twice in 24 hours. Thieves originally broke into the Princes’ […]

Jacksonville Beach Among America’s Most Dangerous Suburbs

Though Jacksonville Beach (aka Jax Beach) is one of the nation’s top vacation destinations, a real estate blog recently ranked it among the nation’s most dangerous suburbs. In 2014, residents and visitors had a 1 in 18 chance of running afoul of a criminal. The Movoto Blog examined 116 suburbs of America’s 50 largest cities, […]

Preventing Holiday False Alarms

The holiday season is a wonderful time to reunite with family and friends, but a housefull of guests unfamiliar with your home security system could lead to false alarms. Add to that the likelihood that you’ll be out of town for parts of the season, and the potential for unexpected alarm activity goes up exponentially. […]