Archive for category: Research & Insights

Alternatives To a House Key

Getting locked out of your house can be a real pain. Whether you left your keys inside, or maybe at work; you don’t want to be locked out of your home or office.  In this day and age, leaving a spare key under a doormat, is like inviting people to […]

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Apartment Security

Apartment Security

People who live in apartment buildings often think that they don’t need an alarm system to protect their family or valuables. The supposed safety of a lobby door, or even a doorman, might not be enough to prevent a burglary. In fact, an apartment is about 85% more likely to […]

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Does Owning a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Does Owning a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Some homeowners feel that getting a gun can allow them to protect themselves and their family from intruders. But is it a good idea to obtain a gun simply for the purposes of protecting your home? There are certainly pros and cons to gun ownership as a way to defend […]

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Most Burglaries Happen During the Day

Most Burglaries Happen During the Day

A common misconception about burglary is that most thieves come out at night and break into your home while you’re asleep. While some do, it is more likely that you will be the victim of a break in during the early part of the day. Statistically speaking, most criminals break […]

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Crime Rates Will Rise with the Temperature

Even with the recent snow storms so late in the season, spring will eventually return. When it does, the weather warms up and so will the crime rate. Studies show that crime goes up throughout the warmer months and peaks in the summer. Here’s a quick reminder of a few […]

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Burglary Rates Spike During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a stressful time of the year. Buying gifts, cold weather, kids out of school, decorating the house, in-laws… But what can make it all even worse? Burglary. Tis the season for thieves to strike again. The peak times for burglaries in America are the Summer […]

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More Boring Burglary Statistics

More Boring Burglary Statistics

About every 15 seconds, a burglary occurs in the US.  Astounding statistic isn’t it?  Think it won’t happen to you…don’t bet on it! Each year, losses from burglaries total billion of dollars in cash, electronics, weapons, clothing, jewelry, office supplies, home goods, and more. Only about 20% of stolen items […]

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Home Security Trends 2016

A Photo Finger scan for security system

About every 15 seconds, another home in America is broken into. Obviously, smarter burglars are less likely to strike at homes with security systems, and even less like;y where the homes have modern systems. What can you expect in alarm innovations this year? Improvements in research and development are bringing […]

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5 Safety Tips for Daylight Savings Time

5 Safety Tips for Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 1st this year; and with it, Video Surveillance Corp. would like to remind you of 5 quick things to change around the house, other than the clocks – to keep your family safe. Change the batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. It is […]

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Fall Security Tips

Home on the corner surrounded by fall colored foliage and decorations

1. In the fall it gets dark earlier, so you need to become more aware of your surroundings. When you’re outside, scan the area and look around carefully when walking to your car or home. It’s easy to get distracted by your phone or when you are looking for your […]

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