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Five Ways to Protect Your Home During a Wind Storm

Mar 6, 2020 9:43:55 AM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Home Safety, Home Maintenance

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Nothing signals the slow transition from winter to spring quite like the strong winds of March and April. The gusts not only make the cold more biting and give us bad hair days, but also the pose huge risks of injury and property damage. Take precautions this year to make sure you are protecting your home and loved ones from potentially serious damage by following these five steps.  

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10 Ways to Prevent Dryer Fires

Jan 31, 2020 10:34:46 AM / by Irene Gagliardo posted in Home Maintenance, Fire Safety

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Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), every 24 seconds a fire department responds to a fire in the United States?  Thousands of these fires were started in homes by clothes dryers which result in deaths, injuries and property damage in the millions. 

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So You Think You Need Surveillance Cameras?

Jan 7, 2020 11:46:26 AM / by Jim Starr Sr. posted in Video, Cameras

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When deciding to purchase video surveillance cameras, there are several items that should be considered before making the final investment.  Today's video surveillance solutions are not the same as they were even as little as a year ago because the technology in the industry moves very quickly.  In most cases, unless you are active in the industry, your knowledge base becomes irrelevant within just a few months.  It's important to consider wiring, camera selection, supplemental lighting, analytic processing, resolution and the type of technology that would best suit your needs when designing a camera system.  Let's cover some of the most common areas of concerns for people attempting to select the best video surveillance solution for their specific needs.

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Five Ways to Secure Your Smart Speaker

Dec 16, 2019 12:59:39 PM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Internet Safety, Home Automation

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Alexa, find me a blog about how to make you more secure. If you’re like one of the millions of consumers who have purchased an Amazon Echo device in the past few years, you’ve probably asked Alexa hundreds of questions by now. I’m sure then that you’ve also seen the many reports about the somewhat murky security of your device. Whether it’s an Echo, a Google Home Assistant or any other smart speaker, the unfortunate truth is that they, like any other piece of technology, can be hacked or manipulated. While these cases are rare, it’s important to take the steps to help secure your device so you can use it with full peace of mind. Here are five easy steps to help secure your smart speaker.

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10 Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe this Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2019 1:19:20 PM / by Sheila DeSimone posted in Home Safety, Pets

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Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends but these festivities can lead our curious and enterprising pets into all kinds of temptation. In the spirit of attempting to prevent a Thanksgiving Day mishap in your home, here are some tips to keep your pets safe at Thanksgiving:

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself While Building Your Ideal Security System

Oct 1, 2019 11:51:37 AM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Fire Safety, Cameras, Home Automation, Ask the Expert, Home Security

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Buying a security system may seem overwhelming to those who have never done it before, but it doesn’t have to be! Sure, there are plenty of options for different system types, services and monitoring levels, but these options exist to help you create the best possible system for you and your needs. Whether you’re a first time homeowner or a security system veteran looking to upgrade,here are five questions you should ask yourself when creating your next security system.

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Three Programs That Help Keep Your Children Safe Online

Sep 26, 2019 1:47:31 PM / by Joe Schwartz

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Six Reasons to Choose Doyle Over DIY

Sep 13, 2019 12:51:35 PM / by Geanine Maenza

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If you’re like me, you’re mindful of your family’s needs budget and from time-to-time look for ways to cut costs. While there are some areas where cost cutting is the right call, your home’s security and safety shouldn’t be one of them. Understanding the benefits of having a security system from a well-known, experienced security company such as Doyle Security versus a Do-it-yourself provider can provide peace of mind knowing you and your loved ones are safe 24/7 without compromising quality and safety.

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Seven Home Maintenance Tips for Summertime

Jun 28, 2019 11:08:42 AM / by Joe Schwartz

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The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising and there is no doubt that it is officially summertime. Just like you change your wardrobe when summer rolls around, there are some things you should be doing around your house with the changing of the season. Here are seven home maintenance tips that you may have overlooked that can help keep your house clean, cool and cost-efficient this year.  

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Seven Ways to Reduce False Alarms

Jun 25, 2019 11:36:00 AM / by Melissa Minck posted in Customer Support, Home Security

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A common concern for those first considering installing an alarm system is false alarms. Will the police be sent to your house? Will you be charged for tripping the alarm? While these are valid concerns, they can be eliminated with a little preparation and education. Follow these seven easy steps to help reduce your chances of having a false alarm.

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