Tip Tuesday: Flood Safety

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

Tip Tuesday: Flood Safety

Floods are one of the most frequent and expensive natural disasters that can occur in any region of the country. Flooding can occur when there is a substantial amount of standing water in an area. According to the National Weather Service, there are four types of flood warnings. Flash Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flash Flood Warning is issued when … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Summer Grilling Safety 101

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

grilling safety

The weather is starting to warm up in many parts of the country which means people are spending more time outdoors exercising, going to the lake, entertaining and cooking outside with their grills. Grilling is a very popular method of cooking in the spring and summer and it’s important to review safety precautions to ensure a safe and tasty cooking … Read More

Four Ways to Increase Commercial Security

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

Four Ways to Increase Commercial Security

Keeping a commercial building fully protected against security threats can be challenging, but it is well worth the effort to prevent break-ins, vandalism, and other potential problems. Here are four strategies to incorporate into your security plan to protect your commercial property. Lighting Outdoor lighting is a crucial part of every well-rounded security strategy. With proper lighting, you can keep … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Four Ways to Conceal and Protect Your Valuables

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

Tip Tuesday: Four Ways to Conceal and Protect Your Valuables

A break in at your home can result in losing valuables but even more important is losing your peace of mind. We like to believe that “it will never happen to us” but the truth is, it can. Help maintain your peace of mind by following these four steps to better conceal your valuables at home and protect yourself from … Read More

One Apprehended Yesterday Morning

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests and apprehensions

One Apprehended Yesterday Morning

The verification specialist was monitoring early yesterday morning when she received an alarm signal from the north storage area of a dealership in Everett. She could see a person in a hoodie walking around so she dispatched the Everett Police and advised the emergency contacts. The verification specialist could then hear police chasing people on the scanner. The emergency contact … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Why You Need a Panic Button

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

panic button

Have you ever thought about adding a panic button to your business or home? They are a discreet and reliable way to keep your property safe from intruders or unauthorized persons. Panic buttons, in general, enable users under duress or in the event of an emergency to immediately and silently call for help. Also called hold-up alarms or duress alarms, … Read More

Great Success at the SNDA Convention Over the Weekend!

Katelyn SmrecanskyUncategorized

SNDA

The Sonitrol National Dealers Association convention is a longstanding annual tradition that brings together Sonitrol employees from around the country. Each year, Sonitrol franchises participate in a national contest to determine the top employees in different categories. Over the weekend the 2016 convention was in Indianapolis, Indiana. We were very fortunate to win 14 awards collectively! Below are the list … Read More

Two Apprehensions in Two Days!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests and apprehensions

Two Apprehensions in Two Days

It was late on the evening of April 9 when the operator received alarm signals from the south custodial entry of an elementary school in Tacoma. He couldn’t hear anything but notified the school patrol. The patrol reported that two people were in the school that they chased around but only caught and arrested one. Then on April 11, at … Read More

Five Reasons to Change Your Locks

Katelyn SmrecanskyUncategorized

Five Reasons to Change Your Locks

Changing the locks on your doors is a small cost to help protect your family, home and valuables compared to what might happen if you don’t update them. It is one of the simplest ways to add a layer of protection but one of the most overlooked. Below are just five reasons as to why you should change your locks. … Read More

Tip Tuesday: Earthquake Safety 101

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

Earthquake Safety 101

An earthquake can strike without warning, at any time. Additionally, earthquakes are the most serious hazard facing Seattle. According to an article from the LA times, people living in California and the West Coast face the highest earthquake risk. The report found that nearly half of all Americans are threatened by earthquake shakings. That equates to nearly 150 million people … Read More