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Use these safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to make sure your little ones' toys are safe this season.

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

Use these safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to make sure your little ones’ toys are safe this season.

  1. Make sure you read the age recommendations listed on toys. Toys that are too advanced could be a hazard to younger children.
  2. Read the instructions. Always read the instructions on a toy before giving it to a child.
  3. Unplug. To guard against burns and electrical shocks, don’t give children under 10 toys that plug into an outlet. Battery operated toys are best for younger children.
  4. Batteries and magnets. Keep batteries and magnets away from small children as they can experience severe intestinal problems (including death) from swallowing them. Powerful small magnets are often found in building toy sets. Button batteries are often found in musical greeting cards, remote controls and hearing aids.
  5. No strings attached. Be on the lookout for pull toys with 12 inch strings or more. These are a strangulation hazard for infants.

Read more holiday safety tips from the AAP here


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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.

 

Working smoke detectors save lives, the statistics show that they cut the chances you die in a home fire by half. But will you hear your smoke detector when it sounds?

Essential Fire Safety Tip: Listen for the BeepSmoke detectors in every bedroom can save your life. What if you’re not home to hear them?

Working smoke detectors save lives, the statistics show that they cut the chances you die in a home fire by half. But will you hear your smoke detector when it sounds?

Since half of all home fire deaths happen in the overnight hours (between 11pm and 7am),  it is essential that your smoke detector is loud enough to wake you. So, where your smoke detectors are installed can make all the difference.


Location, Location, Location

This isn’t only true for real estate! According to the National Fire Protection Association or NFPA, when it comes to smoke detectors it’s all about location. The most important point about this year’s Fire Protection Month theme is having a working smoke detector in every bedroom in your home. In addition, the NFPA recommends a smoke detector outside of each separate sleeping area and on every floor, even the basement.


24/7 Fire Protection

Smoke detectors in every bedroom can save your life. What if you’re not home to hear them? Alarm Engineering monitored smoke detectors work with your home security system to automatically notify the fire department. Monitored smoke detection means you don’t have to be home to call the fire department if trouble starts. We all tend to think that we’re home most of the time, but how many of these scenarios apply to your household:

  • Away from home while at work, for the evening, a long weekend, or an extended vacation
  • Kids are home alone
  • In a home where the elderly, disabled or hearing impaired live
  • Pets at home alone
  • If you are unable to make a phone call due to injury or smoke inhalation

This Fire Protection month, review your escape plan, check your smoke detectors and test your system. Any smoke detector over 10 years old should be replaced or sooner if they aren’t working properly. 


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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.

 

Halloween is fun for kids of all ages, but also presents some safety and security challenges – for kids and adults too. Even if you’re not planning on heading out for trick-or-treat with little ones, you can’t miss these tips.

Halloween Safety Tips for Adults & Kids

Halloween is fun for kids of all ages, but also presents some safety and security challenges – for kids and adults too. Even if you’re not planning on heading out for trick-or-treat with little ones, you can’t miss these tips.


Guard Against ‘Pranks’

Vehicles are nearly twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween as on an average day, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. To avoid having your car egged, damaged, or even stolen, park it in a secure garage or a safe, well-lit area. Double check that car doors are locked and windows are up. If you have video near your driveway or home, make sure the vehicle is in view.


Be Cautious and Observant

Drive slowly and be on the lookout for ‘creatures’ that seem to come out of nowhere, especially when driving in residential areas. Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. Don’t hesitate to use your horn if you’re concerned that trick-or-treaters may not see you coming. 


Lights, Camera, Action

Lots of lights outside your home an essential part of any home security plan every day of the year. On Halloween, lighting also increases the safety of guests and trick or treaters near your home. If you aren’t going to be home, you can turn lights on or schedule lighting to make it look like you’re home right from your smartphone. Make sure walkways and stairs are clear of debris and well-lit to help prevent slips, trips and falls. Please do not use candles – kids with flowing costumes can easily get too close. In your Jack-O-Lantern, always opt for flameless candles. Make sure your cameras are working properly and make sure outside cameras are clean and free of cobwebs.


Keep Costumes Safe

Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose bright colors for costumes if possible.Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 


Party Prep

Hosting a party? Keep a close eye on party guests. Depending on local laws, you could be liable for injuries that partygoers cause to themselves or others while still at your party or driving home. Serve non-alcoholic beverages and food along with your preferred potion. Stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the party ends.

We compiled these tips from combined articles from the NFPA, Safekids.org, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Mayo Clinic, and the AAA.


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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.

 

When you investigate home security, water damage probably isn't the first thing you think of. However, water damage is probably more common and expensive than you think

Water Damage is Expensive. Smart Solutions are Here.

Water damage is more costly and prevalent than you think

Water damage is more costly and common than you might think. You need a smart solution that gives you real-time awareness.

When you investigate home security, water damage probably isn’t the first thing you think of. However, water damage is probably more common and expensive than you think. Water damage is quick, too. In just a few hours, the damage can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Imagine the potential damage if it’s a second home at the beach and you’re away for months at a time.

Every year, water damage from leaks, burst pipes and broken appliances costs homeowners and insurers upwards of $9 billion. Water damage is responsible for 23% of all homeowner property losses annually.

Why is water damage so expensive?

Good question. The trick is to detect leaks while they are happening or very soon after. If you’re fortunate enough to notice quickly, you might get away with just replacing a carpet. But after time passes, water ruins floors, furniture and drywall, and causes mold in the worst cases. The longer a leak goes undiscovered, the more expensive it’s going to be.

Now there’s a smart solution

A solution that makes you aware of leaks—so you can take action right away.

While old fashioned security systems might protect you against intruders and little else, Smart Home Security powered by Alarm.com guards your home against a wide range of threats, including the elements: fire, carbon monoxide, and now water damage. In the event of a water leak in your home, our water solution detects the leak and immediately sends an alert to your smart phone so you can take action and prevent damage. It can even shut off your water supply automatically.

Detection

We have used water sensors to detect leaks for some time. Now, the technology has evolved to the next level. New water sensors are small, easy to install and can be placed in your home’s most vulnerable areas. You can place them under your sink, behind your washing machine, in the closet where your water heater is, or by your basement door. Once your sensors are installed and configured, your smarter home security system will recognize where each one is, enabling it to instantly pinpoint the location of a detected water leak.

Real-Time Awareness

With real-time alerts, when water sensors detects a leak your system will alert you on your smartphone. Right away, you can start fixing the problem.

If you’re home, you can immediately shut off your water supply and prevent the water from spreading. If you’re not home, you still have options, especially if you have a smart lock on your front door. You can call a trusted neighbor and let them in remotely. You can also call your plumber, explain the situation, and have a unique door code set up for them by the time they arrive.

Automatic Response

For ultimate control, you can have an automatic shutoff valve installed on the water line coming into your home. These devices let you remotely turn your home’s water on and off from your smartphone. When a leak is detected by the sensor Alarm.com will proactively shut the water off to your home. If you travel frequently, or have a second home, it’s the ideal solution.

Now that’s a really smart way to make sure all is well at home. As an Alarm.com Authorized dealer, we have the expertise to install and service your system. If you’re a customer today, you can upgrade to Alarm.com interactive services with huge savings with our Customer Rewards program.

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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.

 

Summer is here and that means school is out. Differences in routines can mean added concern for parents. Being involved and aware is one of the best ways to make sure your kids stay safe this summer.

Kid Summer Safety & Security

Summer is here and that means school is out. Differences in routines can mean added concern for parents. Being involved and aware is one of the best ways to make sure your kids stay safe this summer. Make it a point to:

  • Know where your children are at all times
  • Participate, whenever possible, in their activities
  • Set boundaries for your children. Make sure they know who/where they are and aren’t allowed to go visit.

Nothing can substitute you being there at all times, but even though children’s schedules change in the summer months, yours likely does not. So when you can’t be there, prepare your children for a safe summer with these best practices:

Stranger/Danger

  1. Reinforce that children trust their gut if they are uncomfortable in any situation. Empower them to say NO!
  2. Create a plan with your children about what to do if they are lost.

Neighborhood

  1. Review with your children which trusted neighbors they can go to if they need help.
  2. Discuss boundaries.
  3. Remind them to always tell you or another trusted adult where they will be and to always take a friend along.

Home Safety

  1. Educate and test your children on how they can reach you. Also teach them how to use 911 when appropriate.
  2. Make sure your children are comfortable locking doors and windows in your home and teach them how to use your security system.
  3. Check in on your children while you’re at work with our Interactive Services on your smartphone and see for yourself that they are safe and sound at home. Get emails and text messages when they go in and out so you know when they left and returned.

First Aid

  1. Make sure you have a well-stocked first aid kit at home and your children know where it is and how to use it.
  2. Be sure to keep a list of emergency numbers where it is easy to find for your children.

Heat Protection

  1. Hydration is so important. Keep drinks well stocked and remind them (and yourself!) to drink often, especially after heavy activity in the hottest parts of the day.
  2. Train your children to be aware of the signs of heat related illnesses, and seek medical attention. 

Ticks

Ticks are responsible for a variety of illnesses that can be serious including Lyme Disease. Some suggestions for keeping ticks at bay include:

  1. Wear protective clothing (long sleeves, tucking pants into socks) when in high risk areas.
  2. Stay in the center of walking paths and keep away from overgrown areas.
  3. Perform tick checks on family members every day.

Read more Kid Safety Tips from the CDC here.


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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.

 

Have you ever left the room, even for a minute, with a candle burning? Have you ever removed a battery in a beeping smoke detector? Ever left the house with your dryer running? Probably, and you might think it’s not a big deal but home safety experts disagree.

Are You Making These 5 Home Safety Mistakes?

Have you ever left the room, even for a minute, with a candle burning? Have you ever removed a battery in a beeping smoke detector? Ever left the house with your dryer running? Probably, and you might think it’s not a big deal but home safety experts disagree.

Here are some of the most important Dos and Don’ts that will help keep you and your family safe.

  • Don’t leave windows wide open.

Burglars are opportunists – don’t make it easy for them. Your window contacts won’t work if the system has already bypassed the window that’s open.

In addition, falls from windows send over 3000 children to the hospital each year according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Children can fall out of a window open just over four inches and a screen doesn’t help.

Do make sure that your windows are protected by your home security system and that if you’re home you’re arming to Stay. Install window guards on all windows and use quick release mechanisms on windows you might use as a fire exit.

  • Never leave candles burning unattended.

On average, 24 home candle fires are reported per day. Fires started by candles cause 100 deaths and 900 injuries per year according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). These fires can start and spread quickly, so don’t ever leave a candle in an empty room.

Do burn candles where you can easily see if fire spreads and keep them at least a foot away from bedding, drapes, furniture or anything else that can burn. Even better, use flameless candles. They are just as pretty and much less dangerous.

  • Don’t ignore low battery warnings from your home security system or smoke detectors.

The beeping that warns you about a low battery in your home security or smoke detectors is annoying, but never remove the battery to try and make it stop. Working smoke detectors cut your risk of dying in a house fire in half says Debra Holtzman, a national child safety and health expert and author of“The Safe Baby: a Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety and Healthy Living.”

Do make sure monitored smoke alarms are installed in every bedroom, outside the sleeping area and on each level of the home. Schedule a system review with our team to make sure you are covered.

Test your smoke alarms frequently. Make sure you call us first to put your system on test. Read troubleshooting details about your home security system here or call us, our team is here to help 24/7.

  • Don’t throw knives in the sink.

Over 1000 people a day get cut badly enough by a knife to go to the Emergency Room, says a study published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. A frequent mistake is throwing knives into a sink of soapy water.

Do place knives on the counter until they are ready to be washed, far enough away from the edge so that a child cannot reach them.

  • Don’t fail to prepare for emergencies.

Many people don’t have an emergency plan or kit. You never know when an emergency will strike, so preparation is essential. Read what Ready.gov suggests for your family’s emergency kit.

Read the full detail about home safety guidelines at safebee.com here.


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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.

 

Spring cleaning is more important than just opening your home after a long cold winter, it is an important fire safety practice. As dust and items build up inside over the winter, landscapes, vegetation and even leftover firewood outside can put your family at greater fire risk.

Home Fire Protection: Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is more important than just opening your home after a long cold winter, it is an important fire safety practice. As dust and items build up inside over the winter, landscapes, vegetation and even leftover firewood outside can put your family at greater fire risk.

Decrease Your Family’s Risk with These Tips from the NFPA:

  • Fact: Dryers and washing machines caused 2,900 were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010, with Dryers accounting for 92% of the fires.

What to do: Clean the lint filter with each load of laundry and remove all lint from around the drum. Keep the area surrounding your dryer clear of flammable items like clothing and cleaning supplies.

  • Fact: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported house fire in half.

What to do: Make sure monitored smoke alarms are installed in every bedroom, outside the sleeping area and on each level of the home. Schedule a system review with our team to make sure you are covered. Test your smoke alarms frequently. Make sure you call us first to put your system on test.

  • Fact: Most home cooking fires involve the stovetop.

What to do: Keep flammable items away from the stove. This includes wooden utensils, food packaging, towels, curtains and oven mitts. Never leave the kitchen when you’re frying on the stovetop.

  • Fact: 9 Volt Batteries can start fires. Batteries stored in drawers surrounded by metal objects (paper clips, coins, or other batteries) and flammable items increase fire risk.

What to do: Keep batteries in original packaging until ready to use them. Battery posts that come into contact with metal can make enough heat to start a fire. Store batteries standing up.

  • Fact: Extension cord fires outnumber fires with permanent power cords by two to one.

What to do: Make sure your electrical cords are not running across doorways or under carpets. Extension cords are meant for temporary use only. Have a qualified electrician add more outlets if needed.

Find these and more Spring Cleaning Fire Protection Tips from the NFPA here. Other Safety Tips from the NFPA can be found here.


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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.

 

As the weather warms, many of us are anxious to get out the grill. Remember that fire can be a very destructive force and it's important to be careful. Here are some important tips to keep your family safe around the grill.

Grilling Safety Tips

As the weather warms, many of us are anxious to get out the grill. Remember that fire can be a very destructive force and it’s important to be careful. Here are some important tips to keep your family safe around the grill.

  1. Grilling is for outside use only!
  2. Always make sure your grill is stable before use.
  3. Keep your grill away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches or plants.
  4. Never leave your grill unattended.
  5. Keep you grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grill itself and the tray below the grill.
  6. Consider a grill pad or splatter mat beneath your grill to protect your deck or patio from grease.

Propane Grills

  1. Check the gas tank hose for leaks before using it for the first time each grilling season. To test for leaks, apply a light soap and water solution to the hose. A propane leak releases bubbles. If your grill has a gas leak, by smell or the bubble test and there is no flame, turn off the gas tank and grill. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before trying to use it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department. 
  2. If you smell gas while cooking, immediately leave the grill area and call the fire department. Do not move the grill first!

Charcoal Grills

  1. Charcoal chimney starters are an easy way to start your charcoal grill using newspaper instead of starter fluid. You can also use electric charcoal starters.
  2. If you do use starter fluid, only use charcoal starter fluid. Never add any other flammable liquids to the fire.
  3. When grilling is complete, let the coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container.

Read the full list of grilling safety tips here.


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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.

 

Delmarva can be cold during this season, use these tips from the CDC to stay safe and healthy in the cold.

Stay Safe & Healthy In the Cold

Use these tips from the CDC to stay safe and healthy in the cold.

Be Prepared

Prepare for emergencies in the cold, including power outages:

  1. Stock food items that don’t need to be refrigerated or cooked.
  2. Stock water.
  3. Make sure your emergency kit includes first aid kit with any essential medications, battery operated radio and flashlight/lamps, baby items if needed, and cat litter or sand for icy walkways.
  4. Winterize your home. Install weather stripping where necessary and insulate water lines that run along exterior walls.
  5. Protect your family against carbon monoxide: keep generators and camp stoves out of the home, basement and garage. Locate generators at least 20 feet from the house. Monitor your home for CO.
  6. Watch out for frozen pipes.

Outdoor Safety

  1. Dress warmly in layers of light, warm clothing including gloves, hats, scarves and waterproof boots.
  2. Sprinkle sand or cat litter on icy patches.
  3. Carry your cell phone.
  4. Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you’ll be outside for recreation or work.

Winter Travel Safety

  1. Check the foretasted weather before you leave, and avoid traveling during weather advisories. 
  2. Keep an emergency kit in your car in case you get trapped in the snow. Include blankets, food and water, jumper cables, flashlights, and a first-aid-kit. 
  3. Make sure your car is prepared. Have it serviced and check that antifreeze levels are maintained. Check your tire tread or even change to snow tires.
  4. Make sure your neighbors and family know your travel plans, and check in on those you know are traveling. 

Find more cold weather tips from the CDC including travel planning and home preparation here.


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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.,

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Getting control of the household budget is something we all attempt to do, but it can be difficult to determine what costs are most expendable. As you weigh the pros and cons of each expense consider that your insurance agent prefers you keep your alarm system monitored.Why Insurance Companies Love Security Systems

Getting control of the household budget is something we all attempt to do, but it can be difficult to determine what costs are most expendable. As you weigh the pros and cons of each expense consider that your insurance agent prefers you keep your alarm system monitored.

Here are some of the reasons your insurance agent knows your home alarm system is worth the expense:

  1. Burglars are opportunists who look for the quick entry and looking for cash, jewelry, electronics, guns and other easily sold items.
  2. A burglary takes place every 13 seconds in the U.S.
  3. The average loss per burglary is $1725.
  4. Homes with monitored security systems are three times less likely to be burglary targets.
  5. Fires can happen anytime with no warning.

Your insurance agent knows that they have less to worry about if you are actively securing and monitoring your home for both security and fire threats. This reduces the chances you will have a claim. Since this saves your agent money, they pass the savings onto you with discounts. Call your insurance agent for details. 


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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.


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