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Thefts Show Need for Small Business Security Systems in Chicago

  • June 29, 2015

You may be tempted to let the need for Chicago small business security alarm systems go; it’s too much trouble or maybe it seems like there is too little to be gained. Trust us, we have three big reasons why you shouldn’t ignore this trend in crime. Theft Statistics Specifically looking at retail businesses, we find that the risk for theft is great. According to an article released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), organized retail theft is a…

Preventing False Alarms

  • June 26, 2015

Criminals are getting smarter with each break-in, and that’s why they are two steps ahead of home occupants. One reason we fall behind is false alarms. False alarms create unnecessary stress and prevent us from catching the real burglars. Eliminate false alarms by learning more about the formation and solutions to stop it. False alarms emerge from the following negligence: Outdated or un-maintained equipment Pets or rodents hovering around system components Wall decor, dust bunnies, or other objects near home…

Chicago Security Companies’ Tips for Stopping Porch Pirates in Their Tracks

  • June 22, 2015

It happened again in May 2015. Another alleged porch pirate was caught on video surveillance pilfering in Chicago. That time it took place in Bucktown but as other news stories have shown us, it can literally happen anywhere in the Windy City. Case in point, last Christmas there were a rash of porch pirating incidents on the North Side. As result, we wanted to share our Chicago security company’s tips for stopping porch pirates in their tracks: Listen to the…

Can Chicago Illinois Business Security Companies Help When Business Identity Theft (Mirroring) Happens?

  • June 19, 2015

Not satisfied with simple individual identity theft, thieves have been targeting businesses for the last few years. Apparently, profits are larger when targeting businesses. There are several methods of stealing a Chicago business’ identity, but the one that is most understated and almost non-detectible is mirroring. An Illinois business owner not on his toes or uninformed about this method of identity theft can wake one morning to the reality of losing his business due to identity theft. Chicago Illinois Business…

Why a Dog Shouldn’t be your Only Source of Chicago Home Security

  • June 12, 2015

A dog can not only provide you with a sense of security, but companionship as well. Even so, a guard dog should not be your only form of Chicago home security for a number of reasons and here are just a few of them for you: #1. Your home is unprotected if you ever need to kennel your dog When going on vacation, it’s not possible to leave your dog at home alone. Placing your dog in a kennel leaves…

Factors to Evaluate with Overall Home Security

  • June 5, 2015

For many homeowners, the security of their home is a primary consideration, especially in the case of having young children. While installing a home security system is a typical response in terms of addressing these concerns, there are a lot of other factors to evaluate which contribute to your home’s overall safety profile. Obvious Signs of an Uninhabited Home Some obvious signs of an uninhabited home might include lights that are on around the clock, uncollected mail or newspapers and…