Security Tips

How to Reduce Your Chance of False Alarms

If you’ve been slapped with a fine lately you may have noticed that they’re getting really expensive. You can be fined for not having a permit, even if you’re not monitored, or having the police dispatched to your location, even if the call is canceled before they get there. We’ve had clients fined by their…

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Tips: Be Secure In The Summer

Well, it’s officially summer now, and Security Professionals has a few tips for the summer we have learned over the years: Often there is an increase in residential burglary and theft in the warm weather months. At times, we leave our windows open for ventilation when we are not home. In a vast number of…

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Security Tip of the Week

Security Tip of the Week is from the Department of Homeland Security “If you are ever trapped in a fire, be prepared to crawl. Smoke and heat rise. The air is clearer and cooler near the floor. Try to escape through a door. If it’s not hot, open slowly and ensure fire and/or smoke is…

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Extinguishing Kitchen Fires

Fires have a greater chance of starting in your kitchen than anywhere else in your home. There are four kinds of fires: Class A:  Fires with trash, wood, paper or other combustible materials as the fuel source. Class B:  Fires with flammable or combustible liquids as the fuel source. Class C:  Fires involving electrical equipment.…

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New Laws for CO Detectors for Oregon & Washington

New Rules for Carbon Monoxide Detectors will affect Oregon and Washington homeowners in 2011. Both the Oregon and Washington legislatures have passed laws that will affect new home construction and the purchase or sale of existing homes. Carbon Monoxide poisoning affects thousands every year, and the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detectors will by mandated…

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Personal Safety Tips

I recommend self defense classes for everyone.  I feel it is important to know what to do in a situation where you are being threatened,  this can come about very quickly and you will need to react without having to think.  So being prepared is paramount. I help teach self defense classes with both Sifu…

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Home Safety Tips

These may seem simple but it’s a good place to start. 1) Keep your doors locked.  It’s surprising how many people forget this simple thing. 2) Keep any garage doors locked and the door from your garage that enters into your house locked.  It’s an added layer of protection if a burglar manages to get…

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