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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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    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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    6 Surprising Facts About Home Burglary from Our Charlotte Security Expert

    If you’re like most people, when you picture a thief, you think of a few shady, masked characters creeping through the bathroom window in the dead of night. But the reality of burglary paints a far different picture. You are much more likely to be targeted in plain daylight by someone who looks like an […]

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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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    Safety Tips for Black Friday & Beyond, From Our Charlotte Security Camera Installers

    November brings two of the busiest shopping days of the year, onerously dubbed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether you’re braving the stores or searching for the best deals online, here are some holiday shopping safety tips that can protect you, your data, and your valuables this season. For more information about surveillance cameras, access […]

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    Holiday Scam Alert: Watch Out for Card Skimmers in Charlotte NC

    With Thanksgiving weekend and the December holidays approaching, crime is on the rise everywhere, including the gas pump. “Card skimmers,” or illegal card readers attached to payment terminals, have caught many an unwary traveler during the holiday hustle and bustle. Below are some tips to help you recognize, and avoid, card skimmers. What are Card […]

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    7 Tips for Those Living Alone for the First Time, From Our Charlotte Apartment Security Contractor

     If you’re heading off to college for your first roommate-less year, you might be a little worried about living alone for the first time. Not to worry! Living alone has tons of perks and benefits that you simply can’t get from sharing a space. After following these tips, you might even find you prefer living […]

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