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Pet Safety & Security Tips for the Summer

Pet Safety & Security Tips for the Summer Technology has made it easier than ever to keep the people you love safe. But what about your pets? The unpredictability of animal minds requires love, patience, and a little creativity to keep them healthy and happy. But with the right tools and knowledge, you can watch out for your pets even while you’re away. Pet parenting is full of unique challenges, but you’re not alone!  At ARM Security Systems, we want to help you keep your furry family safe.  Just watch out for the following: What Not to Eat Most pet lovers know about common animal poisons, like chocolate and antifreeze. But there are a lot of lesser-known poisons that are equally dangerous!  And you might have some sitting around the house right now. Lilies are extremely toxic to cats. The artificial sweetener xylitol is a health risk for dogs. Onions can make both dogs and cats sick with only a small amount. While we’re not... Read more

Improve Your Commercial Security with Access Control

Improve Your Commercial Security with Access Control You’ve invested so much time, effort, and talent into your business.  Why risk that by compromising your commercial security? The unfortunate truth is that businesses face higher risks from break-ins and theft.  In the aftermath, your company can lose money, customer information, confidential data, important tools, and community trust. On top of the sheer property damage these crimes can cause. With access control, you can gain peace of mind about your business’s safety.  That way, you can spend your time on more important things, like serving customers and expanding! Connected Security Today, we have many innovative ways to improve your commercial security.  Although tried-and-true features, like bright motion sensor lights, can deter opportunistic criminals.  Consider adding a few extra precautions, such as security cameras and control access, for additional protection.  CCTV cameras... Read more

How Often Should You Test Your Security System?

How Often Should You Test Your Security System?   Even after putting your security system in place, you should consider testing it regularly.  Whether we’re talking about a residential or commercial system, we want it to make sure it’s up-to-date and fully operational.  Today, it’s easier than ever to test whatever features you have.  Especially when you work with an experienced company—like ARM Security Systems—that’s able to walk you through the process. Stick to Once a Month At a minimum, you should plan to test your security equipment once a month.  Whether you have a full security panel, a doorbell camera, smart locks, garage door controls, indoor/outdoor video cameras, and smoke/CO2 detectors, most manufacturers recommend monthly tests.  Even if you think you use your equipment regularly, it never hurts to make sure everything’s performing optimally.  Some security experts recommend conducting your test(s) on the same day... Read more

Home Energy Management for Spring

Home Energy Management for Spring As the seasons change, and you switch from heating to air conditioning at home, it’s the perfect time to install an energy management system. Even changing your daily habits for energy use can save you hundreds of dollars each month!  By lowering your utility bills, you gain more control of your money.  Plus, you contribute to the eco-friendly movement overall!  To help, here are a list of effective tips, products, and life-hacks to help you increase your home energy efficiency. Let There Be Light! …Or not. Lighting costs make up on average 12% of utility bills. When not using a room, we recommend turning off the lights. As the days get longer in the next few months, you can take advantage of more natural light. Also, replacing incandescent light bulbs with LEDs will allow you to save on electricity and get brighter lighting.  Don’t forget to ask about our home energy management smart... Read more

Aging in Place: Protecting Your Loved Ones

Aging in Place: Protecting Your Loved Ones As more Americans are staying home longer, our ideas about aging in place are evolving. It’s no longer a matter of “Is this possible?” But rather a series of decisions about how to keep them safe, comfortable, and happy in the long run! As a local security provider, we have a few tips to share that will make protecting your loved ones easier. Think about Mobility If your family member has been in the same house for years, then a few updates are in order. When aging in place, mobility is always a primary concern because our needs change so much over the years. Try to install small measures at first that will be there when they need them—without changing the flow of the house too much. A bench by the doorway is great if they need to sit down to remove their shoes or place grocery bags on the way in. Don’t forget about conveniently placed stools in the kitchen. They should be taller than... Read more