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Holiday Security Tips aren't just for homeowners.  Make sure you follow these security tips to keep your business running smoothly during the holidays so you can relax.

Holiday Security Tips for your Business

Holiday Security Tips aren’t just for homeowners. Make sure you follow these holiday security tips to keep your business running smoothly during the holidays so you can relax.

  1. Update us with your special holiday hours. If you use our supervised open and close service, we’re letting you know if employees are coming and going outside the open and close times you specify. Let us know if your hours have changed during the holidays so we won’t send you needless alerts. If you use our Commercial Alarm.com service, you can update these times yourself by logging in to your account
  2. Make sure your call list is current. If the alarm sounds, make sure the correct people are contacted. Call our office to review who is on your call list today 410-546-2210 or update them using our website now.
  3. Doublecheck your video system. If your have a video monitoring system, make sure that it is working properly before you close up for the holidays. If you don’t have a video monitoring system at the office today, read here why video is an important addition to your security system and give us a call for a free consultation.
  4. Reduce false alarms. Many businesses decorate to celebrate the holiday. Make sure that your decorations aren’t blocking your video cameras. If you have motion detectors, make sure no decorations are moving or could be moved when the heat comes on.
  5. Be on your guard. Seasonal employees are a must for many businesses during the holidays. An access control system can make sure only certain employees can access special areas. Access control also means it’s easy to give seasonal employees access to the building and terminate that access when the holiday rush is over.
  6. Test your system. We always recommend testing your system on a regular basis, including your panic buttons. Be sure to call us at 410-546-2210 before you begin testing your system so we don’t alert the authorities!

We are here to help! If you haven’t investigated all the tools available for businesses including video, reporting and automation, access, security and fire give our team a call at 410-545-2210. We will come out and provide a detailed security assessment absolutely free.

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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned and operated, Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have developed a reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have many choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about us. 

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing, Doorbell Camera and LiftMaster Garage Control as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410.546.2210. But don’t just take our word for it: read what our customers are saying.

 

 

Alarm Engineering tips for protecting your packages from porch thieves

Protecting Packages from Porch Thieves

The convenience of online shopping for clothes, gifts, food, electronics and more is second to none. As U.S. online retail sales steadily increase in the past years, package theft increases as well. Amazon alone had over $177 billion in sales in 2017.

Deliveries are dropped at your front door, and these deliveries are sought after by porch thieves. Many times, these thieves follow closely behind your local carrier and simply carry off your deliveries once the carrier has left. With the rise of online sales, porch theft is not just a holiday problem anymore. 

Use these tips to prevent your deliveries from falling into the wrong hands:

  1. Take Advantage of Technology. Most carriers will alert you once a package has been delivered. If you’re not home, ask a friend or neighbor to keep it safe for you. Video monitoring solutions can allow you to peek in at your home in real-time AND send you real-time alerts when a person, animal, package or vehicle comes in or stays in the field of view for a period of time.

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  1. Don’t Ship to an Empty Home. Ship your items to a friend or relative’s home who will likely be home on the anticipated delivery date. Or, if your employer allows, have your packages shipped to work instead.
  2. Personalize your Delivery. Update your special delivery instructions with your shipper, whether it’s between your screen door and main door or on the back porch instead of the front, this can help. The post office will also hold mail for pickup if requested.
  3. Use the Buddy System. Enlist your neighbors to be on the lookout for packages in open view on your property. If you do the same, your neighborhood will be a safer place. If you see suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to contact the police.

New technology Alert! Amazon recently launched the “Amazon Key” in certain zip codes. This will give a one-time access code into your front door, allowing deliveries to be made inside your home. Would you trust your carrier to have this access? 


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About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned and operated, Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have developed a reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have many choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about us. 

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing, Doorbell Camera and LiftMaster Garage Control as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410.546.2210. But don’t just take our word for it: read what our customers are saying.

 

Your Holidays Just Got Easier: Smart Home Upgrades

You’ve heard all the talk about Smart Home upgrades making your life easier. Did you know that an Alarm Engineering home security system can make your home a Smart Home?

Now is the best time to upgrade your system with the busy Holiday season right around the corner.


Learn How a Smart Home Can Simplify Your Life

You’ll be able to use your smartphone, tablet or PC to access, arm and disarm your Alarm Engineering home security system at any time, from just about anywhere.

So, if you are out holiday shopping or traveling and you can’t remember if you locked your door, armed your system or closed your garage door, it’s easy to check and fix right from your phone. You can also set up your system to sent you real-time email or text alerts when certain doors are opened or you alarm has been turned off an by whom.


Imagine These Holiday Conveniences:

Holiday light options on updated iPhone


Customer Loyalty Rewards

If you’re already a customer, you can save even more with our Customer Loyalty Rewards. Many of our customers have already upgraded their system FREE! If you’re thinking about eliminating your home landline, there’s even more savings available to you. 

Learn more about our Customer Loyalty Rewards program today and start saving!

Click here to request more information or schedule your free onsite consultation

 


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We post valuable safety and security information, specials, local interest stories, hilarious stupid criminal stories and contests on social media.  Join in now and stay connected!    

  Like us on Facebook!  Follow us on YouTube!  Connect with us on Google+  Follow us on Twitter!   LinkedIn-InBug-32


About Alarm Engineering

Locally owned and operated, Alarm Engineering has been securing Delmarva since 1985. In that time, we have developed a reputation for integrity, reliability, and quality with our emphasis on superior service to our customers. We know you have many choices when it comes to your security system, so here are some things you should know about us. 

Alarm Engineering is leading provider of electronic security systems and services in Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. From integrated home security systems with home automation and video to large enterprise-level integrated systems and small business solutions, our highly trained and professional staff will get the job done right. As an Authorized Alarm.com dealer, we offer exclusive Crash and Smash technology, Geo-Fencing, Doorbell Camera and LiftMaster Garage Control as part of our Home Automation offerings.

For more about what sets us apart from the crowd, click here or give us a call at 410.546.2210. But don’t just take our word for it: read what our customers are saying.

 


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