American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • The blizzard pummelling parts of the country from the Carolinas to Maine this month may be over. However, the coldest temperatures of the year are still to come in the Northeast. Frozen or cracked pipes, broken radiators, malfunctioning furnaces, flooding and leaks are just a few of the many unwanted plumbing issues brought on by this […] The post How to Unfreeze Pipes and Prevent Commercial and R...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • Social media is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends around the world, especially during the holidays. However, even though you may set the privacy settings, they can only do so much to limit what others can see and learn about you via your social networks. According to AAA, 107.3 million Americans […] The post How Social Media Posts Of Your Holiday Travels Can Impact Home Security...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • During a recent inspection, fire department officials in Portland, Maine informed the owners of the iconic Time and Temperature office tower that it had failed a safety inspection. According to the officials, there were no sprinklers on six of the buildings 14 floors and no smoke detectors in the hallways of multiple floors, in violation […] The post Top 11 Reasons Commercial Buildings Fail Fire S...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • This year in the 25 days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, UPS says it will deliver over 750 million packages to its customers. In fact, UPS says this record-breaking seasonal global delivery volume is approximately 5 percent above last year’s holiday peak shipping season volume. FedEx, which also anticipates another record peak holiday shipping […] The post How to Protect Your Home or Cond...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • The American Alarm story begins many years ago with a tragedy. That fatal fire in Palmyra, NY planted a seed that stayed with Dick Sampson until he was ready to begin his own business. Life safety and fire detection are the reasons we are here and this story sheds light on why the Sampson family and the employees of American Alarm are so dedicated in what we do every day.

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • Thanksgiving shopping weekend can be a hectic experience for everyone involved but for your business, it’s one of the most profitable. All told, 20 to 30 percent of your 2017 retail sales will likely happen this holiday season with a large portion will occur this weekend. Of those considering shopping the long holiday weekend, the survey […] The post How Stores Can Mitigate Organized Retail Crime ...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • As a business owner or manager, you know that security is critical to protecting your building and its occupants as well as maintaining your peace of mind. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, security can be compromised, especially if you overlook important elements of your risk mitigation plan. We’ve put together a list of seven common security oversights […] The post Business Security: 7 Commo...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • As we enter the more treacherous months for New England weather, it is important to plan ahead for an emergency. While it is important to have an evacuation plan and an emergency preparedness kit, it is also essential to know how to shut off the utilities before a disaster. If these utilities are not shut […] The post The 3 Emergency Shut Off Switches You Should Know appeared first on American Ala...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • Oct. 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, which stresses the importance of having a home fire escape plan in place. When it comes to getting out of your house if there’s a fire, you really do have to make every second count. In fact, if a fire starts in your home, you only have two minutes […] The post Fire Prevention Week: Do You Have a Fire Escape Plan in Place? appeared first on American Alarm.

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • Dealing with organized retail crime (ORC) is one of the major challenges for loss prevention programs across the country. Now that holiday and Black Friday shopping are fast approaching, ORC is likely a primary concern for your retail business. Why are most retail businesses concerned? ORC costs the retail industry about $30 billion each year, […] The post How to Mitigate Organized Retail Crime Th...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • As a first-time parent, you’re probably overwhelmed by all the challenges of caring for your beautiful bundle of joy. However, before you know it your baby will be crawling, walking, climbing and getting into just about everything. That’s why it’s important to make your home safe for the new addition to your family. You should […] The post 13 Tips to Help New Parents Baby Proof Their Homes appeare...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • If you’re a parent, you already know the way tweens and teens socialize is online via video game chat rooms, virtual worlds, social networking sites, and blogs. Although the Internet offers lots of useful and entertaining information, being online can put your kids at risk of falling victims to other online users – children as well […] The post 7 Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online appeared fi...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • Learn the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding video surveillance systems to help determine whether it might be right for your home or business. Most of us are constantly surrounded by video cameras, in our computers, our phones, our cars, but what about your security system for your home or business? […] The post Frequently Asked Video Surveillance Questions appeared f...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • As college students settle into their dorms and apartments, parents as well as students should assess the level of fire safety, particularly in off-campus housing. On Campus vs. Off Campus Why focus on off-campus housing? Since 2000, 85% of college-related fire fatalities have happened in off-campus housing, where most students live, according to Campus Firewatch. […] The post Top 10 Off-Campus Fi...

American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
American Alarm and Communications, Inc.
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  • Recent technology allows police departments to respond to crime more efficiently and alerts residents more effectively.   The Cambridge Police Department, for example, offers an online crime map that displays and analyzes crime data, informs Cambridge citizens about crimes in their area, and allows police to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur. […] The post Online Database Helps Ca...

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