Happy Halloween from Valley Alarm!


Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children! PVS keeps the safety of your family in mind so we’d like to share the following tips with our customers:

Light up the night: equip your kids with flashlights and glow sticks. Be sure to also keep your home well-lit; burglars use Halloween night as an opportunity to scout for empty homes.

Know your route: it is much safer to take your kids trick or treating in a neighborhood you’re familiar with. Also, avoid dark neighborhoods.

Stick together: kids should always stay within a group accompanied by a responsible adult.

Costumes: all costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire-resistant. If your child is using make-up for their custom, make sure it’s non-toxic.

Check all treats: treats are always the best part of Halloween for a kid but it’s always a good idea to inspect their candy bag before they get a chance to dig in.

PVS is here for all of your security needs, feel free to contact us anytime: 1 (800) 550-ALERT

Halloween Safety

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Useful Information That Will Keep Your Children Safe This Halloween!

Children love Halloween; they get to dress up and eat candy, what else could a child ask for in a holiday?! Although its fun, all of the added excitement can cause a child to forget about safety. Here are a few important pieces of information to keep in mind this Halloween season:

  • Motorists need to be particularly alert! Masks may impair a child’s ability to see traffic, so be mindful of children who may dart from between parked cars or who are walking on roadways. At twilight and later in the evening, watch out for children in dark clothing.
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Back to School Safety

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 Tips to Ensure Your Child Stays Safe!

Back to school season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, lunch packing and course planning have you taken the time to also consider your child’s safety

Helpful Safety Tips:

  • Walk the route to school with students before the start of the school year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. They should teach and model the safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they don’t walk to school every day.
  • Teach your child never to talk to strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remember, a stranger is anyone you or your child don’t know well or don’t even trust.
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FAQ of Home Security – Alarm System

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FAQ’s before purchasing an alarm system

You Need To Know This!

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…)

12 Steps to Better Your School’s Front Entrance Security

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There is much to learn about this recent trend of school shootings.  We can implement ways to boost security to help prevent, or at least reduce an attack by a shooter.

There is no perfect way to stop an armed and determined attacker; however there are practices that will help secure your K-5 school entrances. The object of these strategies is to limit your entry points to delay an intruder for police to respond and for school administrators to communicate with teachers and campus staff.  At this time the school can be on lockdown and/or evacuate the students, depending on the situation.

Here are some methods you should consider: (more…)

Back to School Safety

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Back to School season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, lunch packing and the course planning have you taken the time to also consider your child’s safety?

Here are some helpful back to school safety tips that can help you gain insight to your child’s day to day routine (more…)

What Can We Do To Prevent School Invasions? – Intrusion Detection

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Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook—these memories are seared into the mind of this American generation. Most, however, fail to remember Hillside Elementary School, Santa Monica College, Northwest High School, and the dozens of other schools attacked in this country since the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012. Frighteningly, school shootings have become so commonplace in America that our country has grown numb to them. Instead of searching for solutions and proposing a national plan of action against this intrusion, we have accepted school shootings as a tragic norm. (more…)

Security Camera Systems for Schools

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Some people might argue that having outdoor security camera systems for schools is a waste of the school’s or tax payer’s money, but there are benefits to having these systems. They can provide a level of safety and security, making both children and their parents feel safer about going to school each day. Cameras in educational facilities are great tool to watch out for major crimes, such as school shootings, or to prevent robberies and other crimes, but they can be used in many other beneficial ways. Security cameras can help to keep kids safe as well as keeping schools running smoothly. (more…)