Your alarm system can keep you safe from potential invaders. However, an alarm system is useless if it malfunctions. It’s important to test both your fire and burglar system consistently to ensure proper function. Here at PVS, we recommend that you test your alarm system(s) monthly. You should check to see if your system is communicating with the monitoring station.
Here’s how to test your alarm system:
Call your alarm company and tell them you will be testing the system for signals. This way, they know to disregard any signals received and don’t dispatch police. Here are the steps we guide our our customers through when testing an alarm system: (more…)
In our previous blog post, we presented a few important facts and statistics about burglaries. It’s helpful to keep these facts and statistics in mind when finding ways to outsmart a burglar.
Last week, we mentioned how burglars tend to strike between the hours of 10am and 3pm because people are least likely to be home. Therefore, the more occupied your home looks, the less likely a burglar will try to break into it:
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new home security system. You may find yourself confused by all the terms and different systems out on the market. Here are some basic things to know before investing in a home security system. Does a home alarm system prevent burglaries? Yes! In fact, it has been proven that homes with a currently monitored security system along with signs and stickers are up to 3 times less likely to experience a break in. Depending on what type of alarm system you have in your home, the intruder may be detected before they even enter your home. How will I know if there is an intruder?(more…)
Warehouse security is sometimes overlooked, other than perhaps exterior door locks and alarms security professionals will tell you that security is substantially about access to desirable items & areas. How can you limit it? Let’s take a look at security equipment that can reduce temptation and help to keep vandals away from expensive interior & exterior equipment. (more…)
Did you know that the holiday season is the busiest time of the year? Due to the hustle and bustle of the season it can become easy to neglect home security. Whether you’re planning on staying home or traveling this season here are a few tips that will help you to properly secure your home.
Hide the holiday goodies.
Don’t display wrapped presents near a front window where a burglar can spot them out. After the holiday reconsider leaving boxes for pricey electronics by the curb. It is best to break down the boxes and keep them inside the trashcan. Leaving them out will broadcast what you have in your home. (more…)
With the price of metal going up on a daily basis we’ve seen a rapid increase in metal thefts especially in aluminum, steel & especially copper. The best defense is to prevent theft at the source. Consider these measures to reduce your risk.
Install security cameras with a video recorder and keep recordings for a sufficient period of time.
Use a perimeter security system with contact alarms or motion detectors.
Secure building access with deadbolts and door and window locks.
How Many Hats Can You Wear? How an Interactive Security System Can Help!
Email/text notification can be sent to you for events such as: system arming/disarming, low battery, power outage, and system alarm events. This feature allows for almost immediate notification in addition to the normal voice calls by a monitoring station. (more…)
Should the doors of your church be opened or closed? Since 1999 their have been 427 gun related killings & countless injuries in churches around the country. I as well as many others expect our presence in the church to be safe and secure. The churches have become victims of theft & violence resulting in thousands of dollars in damages & deaths. We at PVS are committed to making the faith based community safer and educated to the dangers that exist. We will come to your place of worship & provide you with a free assessment to let you see the latest in security products available to you. The churches are considered soft spots or easy targets due to the doors being left open at all times. In these times of extreme chaos in the world, we have to protect ourselves & others from the threats that exist. PVS is your total security company that has been in business for over 35 years, please give us a call and allow one our trained professionals to come out to your church or business and assess your needs for free. No one should go to church in fear. Many church leaders are not addressing the security threats. (more…)
When dealing with your property little investment can provide large peace of mind! Don’t fall victim to property loss caused by burglaries!
No matter if your property is located in an expensive neighborhood or not, or how many tenants you have, security is likely always on your mind. In the United States there was an estimated 4.7 billion dollars in property lost due to burglaries in 2012. To ensure your building’s security is top of the line, consider (more…)