Cyberattacks against credit unions are on the rise. As such, protecting their networks is top of mind for security managers. It’s just as critical for credit union facility managers and/or security managers to pay attention to the physical security of their buildings. Here are some tips to help you protect your employees, your members and
In the event of fire, most nursing home residents are unable to protect themselves. Therefore, it’s up to you as facility manager and/or owner to have the proper fire safety procedures in place to provide for the well-being of residents as well as staff. It’s also important that the staff members understand that the safety
Learn how to better protect both your home and business from environmental hazards such as floods, carbon monoxide/toxic gasses and extreme weather conditions. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be. Thankfully, whatever happens up there doesn’t have to hurt you down here. American Alarm, a trusted security company, has you covered. When it comes
Learn 4 ways to protect both your home and and business from environmental hazards - including floods, extreme temperatures, toxic gas (CO) and severe weather.
Part of your job as a business owner or facilities manager is to make certain that the occupants of your building – as well as the building itself – are safe and secure. A key part of a commercial building’s physical security system is the access control system. Thanks to today’s advanced technologies access control
Each year, more than one out of four people, age 65 and older falls, and falling once doubles their chances of falling again, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, six out of every 10 falls happen at home, according to NIHSeniorHealth.gov. Many older adults want to continue living in their own home as they
Your pets are an important part of your family and as a pet owner your responsibility is to keep them safe. It’s easy to take care of Rover and Fluffy when you’re home, but what happens when you’re at work, or away from the house? Here are some tips to help you keep your furry
Your most important job as a parent is protecting your children. The fact is that as they get older you’re not always going to be with them to keep them out of harm’s way. However, you can help make sure they’re safe when they’re home alone by talking to them about home security and what
As a restaurant owner, you know that your business is vulnerable to any number of security issues, including armed robbery, burglary and employee theft. That’s why it’s important to have adequate restaurant security in place to protect your employees, your customers and yourself. Protecting your assets and inventory is no easy task, so we’ve compiled
An interview with Dick and Betsy Sampson on the early days of American Alarm and how the whole Sampson family pulled together to make it work. It's that sense of teamwork that has grown with the company through the years and helped American Alarm be the company it is today.
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.
As more and more small businesses fall victim to data breaches, it’s understandable that you would invest resources to beef up your cybersecurity efforts. However, it’s equally as important that you continually address the physical security needs of your company to protect against theft and vandalism. Here are some steps you can take to help you improve
During the winter months, we spend a lot of time indoors with the heat on. Staying in and feeling warm and toasty can be nice, but there are safety precautions you need to think about while your heating your home. At least 430 people die each year in the US from non-fire related CO poisoning.
Winter in New England can bring with it frigid temperatures, lots and lots of snow, as well as brilliant, sunny days when the warmth of the sun entices people outside to do some skiing, ice skating or sledding. Although freshly fallen snow is stunningly beautiful and playing outside on snowy days is fun, homeowners need
If you drive in New England in the winter, you face weather-related challenges each time you get behind the wheel. In fact, every year 24 percent of weather-related vehicle accidents happen on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent occur when it’s snowing or sleeting. (according to the Federal Highway Administration) These winter weather conditions
As you rush to finish all your online holiday shopping, you could become a victim of cyber crime In fact, one out of four holiday shoppers has been a victim of an online hack in the past 12 months, according to a recent CNET survey. Here are five ways to protect yourself while shopping online
One of the best things to do around the holidays is to drive around and see all of the beautiful lights. While large scale light displays are impressive, it is important to take precautions and know what you’re doing. We’ve compiled a list of safety tips to help you keep the lights on: Keep your
In episode 2 of our Loss Prevention Podcast Series, National Retail Federation’s Vice President of Loss Prevention, Bob Moraca, speaks about his take on organized retail crime, loss prevention strategies and how retailers can prepare themselves for the chaos and potential hazards of the upcoming Black Friday shopping mania. Transcript: Benjamin: Hello, everyone. My
This year instead of traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, you’ve invited family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving at your home. You’re looking forward to enjoying awesome food and drink, great conversation and maybe even a football game or two. You’re hoping that your guests will leave with great memories.
Try typing “how to break into a store with an alarm” into Google search, and you’ll be startled to see almost 15 million results. Businesses without alarms are 4.5 times more likely to be burglarized than those that do have them. But even a great alarm system won’t always stop the most tenacious burglars from
Religious institutions are not just used for Sunday services. They often house daycare centers, preschools, bible study groups and community gatherings. From 2007 to 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 1,780 structure fires in religious and funeral properties each year, according to a 2013 report from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
A brief description of what it is like to work for American Alarm and Communications in the words of our Residential Installation Supervisor.
A brief description of what it is like to work for American Alarm and Communications in the words of one of our Senior Technician/Sales Consultants.
A brief description of what it is like to work for American Alarm and Communications in the words of one of our Contract Administrators.
A brief description of what it is like to work for American Alarm and Communications in the words of one of our Command Center Supervisors.
A brief description of what it is like to work for American Alarm and Communications in the words of one of our Senior Sales Consultants.
A smoke detector is only good if someone is there to hear it. With :20 second response from American Alarm, someone is always there to hear it.
To protect against accidental poisoning, every home should have a CO detector, CO being the formula for this odorless gas.
While developing a gas sensor, a Swiss physicist lit a cigarette and accidentally invented the first one of these safety devices.
A 4,000 year-old Egyptian pin tumbler is the oldest known one of these security devices.
For your home security you could depend on a nosey neighbor or a 24 hour Security Command Center with 20 second response from American Alarm. Its better than a nosey neighbor
We’re concerned about helping you protect your family and your home from the bad guys. One way to do that, of course, is with a state-of-the-art home security system. Another way is to safeguard your online identity. Whenever you connect to the Internet you are at risk of falling victim to a hacker who can steal