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  • 4 of the Weirdest Things That Have Been Stolen

    When burglars break into a home or business, their primary targets are usually electronics, jewelry, and cash. But history has shown that humans will steal anything that isn’t nailed down—and in some cases, things that are. Below are some of the strangest items that have ever gone mysteriously missing. A Beach’s Worth of Sand We’re […]

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    Top Signs a Burglar is Casing Your House | James Access Controls

    You have probably heard the term “casing a house” used to describe the way burglars analyze a home for potential weaknesses before committing a robbery. Though it can be challenging to differentiate a potential thief from an innocent bystander, there are some telltale signs that may indicate your home is being profiled. In today’s blog […]

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    Why a Guard Dog Isn’t an Effective Security System | Charlotte Access Controls

    When we speak to many customers about investing in a Charlotte home security system, fence, remote access gate, or surveillance camera, they tell us that they do not need any additional security, because they are already protected by a guard dog. While we do not doubt the faithfulness, loyalty, and fierceness of anyone’s big dog, […]

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    How to Keep Solicitors Off Your Property | Charlotte Access Controls

    Religious missionaries, political campaigners, door-to-door salespeople: If your front porch is starting to feel like the County Fair, you are probably eager to learn how to get trespassers off your property for good. Below, our Charlotte fence and gate installer shares tips on securing and protecting your property from any unwanted visitors. Do Not Engage […]

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    Can A Home Security System Reduce My Insurance Premium?

    We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing the benefits of home security systems, like protection from home invaders, privacy from solicitors, and better overall peace of mind. But there’s another, less-discussed benefit of residential security systems, which is the financial savings you can realize on your home insurance. Many leading home insurance […]

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    Repeat Home Intrusion: 4 Reasons Burglars May Retarget Your House

    It’s scary enough to experience one home intrusion, but what’s even scarier is the fact that, once you’ve been robbed, your troubles might not be over: studies show that about 29% burgled residences are targeted again within the same month. It’s a well-established fact that someone who has invaded your home once has good reasons […]

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    Charlotte Access Control Installer Shares the 5 Worst Places to Hide Your Valuables

    Think you’ve got a hiding spot that’s guaranteed to fool professional thieves? Think again. These five bad hiding spots tend to be the first places burglars check when executing a robbery.  A Portable Safe  A portable safe might as well be marked with a bright red sign that says, “steal me!” Everyone knows that safes […]

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    Buying Items Off Craigslist? Stay Safe with These Tips from Our Charlotte Security Company

    Let’s be honest: No one gets everything they asked for during the holiday season. In fact, most of us receive a couple gifts that we didn’t ask for, usually from well-intentioned coworkers and acquaintances who don’t know us very well. If you’ve got a couple items you’d like to exchange for some quick cash, local […]

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    Top 5 Home Security Lessons from “Home Alone”, From Our Charlotte Access Control Installer

    No list of classic holiday movies is complete without “Home Alone,” the hilarious Christmas comedy in which protagonist Kevin McCallister cleverly outwits two house burglars. While we don’t recommend icing your doorsteps and swinging paint cans from the top of your stairs, the movie does teach some valuable real-world lessons about home security and access […]

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    How to Keep Your Home Safe on Halloween from Our Charlotte Access Control Company

    Halloween is about candy, costumes, and fun, but here are some Halloween statistics that are downright spooky:  Insurance claims for home theft are about 60% higher on Halloween Theft-related crimes jump by 21% on Halloween night Car theft increases by 5% on Halloween night Halloween usually has the highest average number of insurance claims filed […]

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