Are you using a weak alarm code for your home security system? Here are several examples of weak alarm codes and best practices for establishing a strong alarm code.
To help keep home security top of mind, here's 7 surprising and alarming home burglary stats that you need to be aware of and best practices for keeping your family and home safe.
While most homeowners are focused on securing the interior of their homes, they often overlook the garage. Here are several crime prevention tips for securing the garage.
Business Watch programs have proven to be beneficial in protecting communities in Central Florida. Much like the Neighborhood Watch, it implements tactics towards keeping small businesses connected and safe through local efforts.
A business watch program is much like a Neighborhood Watch, but instead of neighbors looking out for each other it is a community of businesses and a partnership between law enforcement and businesses.
The importance of window security is often overlooked compared to other entry ways (i.e. doors, garages, etc...). With a property being burglarized every 15 seconds, about 23 percent gain entry through a first floor window, as observed by the FBI. In order to prevent easy access and ensure maximum security, consider taking steps in securing your home or business’ windows.
When it comes to property protection, many steps are often overlooked. It is important to have many different means of security throughout your home, ensuring your safety.
When looking to upgrade your locks and security system, it is best to research each device’s purpose and how they function. It may seem tedious and complex at first, but fortunately most locks use one of six mechanical functions.
It’s always helpful to learn as much as you can when it comes to keeping your home and family safe. One of the best ways, is to research your own County’s Sheriff’s department. They usually offer many valuable programs and advice for homeowners and businesses looking to safeguard against burglaries and break-ins. For instance, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, is a wealth of information. Below, are excerpts taken from their Home Burglary Prevention brochure.
You’ve most likely come across a neighborhood watch street sign at one point or another, advising that suspicious people or activities will be reported to law enforcement. Neighborhood Watch is a community crime prevention program that was launched by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 1972 to encourage citizens to look out for each other, work on neighborhood problems, and make themselves safer.
In 2014, more than 8.2 million property crime offenses occurred throughout the U.S., resulting in estimated losses of $14.3 billion (FBI’s Uniform Crime Report). In 2015, Florida ranked #6 out of all 50 states (Statistica.com), with Orlando and St. Petersburg ranking #1 and #5 for the top 10 midsize southern cities with the highest property crime rates (FBI’sUniform Crime Report). Understanding these facts, J&J Security Services is determined to help Central Floridians keep their homes and offices safe by publishing free weekly valuable tips, tools and resources.