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All 2G Towers Will Be Down by December 31, 2016

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In August 2012, AT&T announced that the shutdown of its second-generation (2G) wireless network will be complete by the end of 2016 and that on January 1, 2017, the 2G wireless network will cease to exist.

Why is AT&T shutting down the 2G network? Simply put, because data use on wireless networks is increasing as more and more people adopt smartphones. AT&T realizes that shutting down the old network and using that space for 3G and 4G networks will drastically increase data capacity and speed on the newer networks.

So how does this affect your alarm system? All wireless alarm systems communicate via cellular networks. Many wireless alarm systems were installed with a 2G compatible GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) device that can only communicate via the 2G wireless network. Therefore, when the network ceases to exist on January 1, 2017, these alarm systems will no longer be able to communicate alarm signals.

Protection Concepts continues to take a proactive approach to ensure all our affected customers are updated, but time is running out. Most customers have converted to 4G and will not experience any alarm communication issues. If you have not yet updated your system, please contact us immediately to discuss the next step in making sure your alarm system will be protected.

Protection Concepts is 100% committed to keeping you safe by keeping you informed. Contact Protection Concepts online or by calling 770 612-9073. Your protection is too important to wait.

Keep Your Home and Kids Secure with Remote Video Monitoring

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While your kids head back to school, make sure your home is secure for them to come back to and have a peace of mind knowing they are safe inside when they return. We provide various at-home security options that are all accessible from your smartphone, tablet or any web device. With live HD video, monitor the inside or outside of your home and turn your home’s security system off and on as needed. Here are some advantages of remote video monitoring:

  1. Keep the bad guys away: Outdoor security cameras help detect burglars as most thieves scope out the home before they rob it. If they spot your security camera, they will probably think twice about breaking in. This keeps your family and pets inside safe, as well as your belongings and prevents you from being a victim of crime.
  2. Assist police: If a break-in does occur, your security camera will be able to show police what happened, including a description of the intruder. This can help them gather the information needed to locate the thief and maybe even retrieve your stolen items.
  3. Monitor your kids: When your kids return home from school, you will be able to see when they have made it back safely. You can also have a second set of eyes on them if your younger kids are being watched by a teenage babysitter. Being able to check in will ease your sense of worry and allow you to get your work done so you can return home yourself.
  4. Check in on your pets: Now that your kids are off to school for the day and will not be able to tend to your family pets, you can keep an eye on them to make sure they are not getting themselves into any trouble. If something does happen to your belongings, you will be able to see the cause of it and implement preventable actions when you get home, ensuring your animals (and your furniture) are safe. Also, older pets that may need that extra attention during the day can be watched over as well.

Ensure your loved ones are protected with our home video camera systems. Contact us today for more information!

home5Residential robberies account for 70% of the burglaries in the United States according to National Statistics. Statistics also show that homes without home security security alarm systems are around 3 times more likely to be burglarized than houses along with security alarm systems. Yet only 20% 0f the homes in the US have a home security system.

The problem with traditional hard wired home security systems is that arming the system is easy to forget. People stop using their systems. New technology changes the playing field.

Here are some of the latest technology for improving home security systems that makes it easier for you the home owner.

Within the wireless alarm techniques, (WIFI) the components of the home security system sends signals over the airwaves. Sensors like carbon monoxide and smoke detectors can be incorporated into the main alarm. There is not need to run cables and lines through your existing walls.

With a wireless system you can arm your home security from your car or anywhere. No need to give out codes or punch buttons.

You can get email alerts every time your front door is opened.

You can open the door for your children when they come home from school right from your workplace or any phone.

You can get video clips from a camera watching your door.

Security camera are part of the new home security technology. Today the presence of cameras has become common place. You can even check your cameras from your phone.

Conclusion

With today’s wireless technology and mobile apps, you can add more security to your home with far less effort. Want more information about wireless home security systems? Give us a call and let us explain your options for using technology to improve security with your Atlanta home.

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By far, the most common threat to our home is burglary. According to the FBI, a Home Burglaries occurs somewhere in the United States every 15.4 seconds. By definition, the crime of burglary is a non-confrontational property crime that occurs when we are not at Home Burglaries. However, becoming a burglary victim can leave a family feeling vulnerable and violated. To avoid becoming a burglary victim, it is important to first gain an understanding of who commits them and why. The majority of home and apartment burglaries occur during the daytime when most people are away at work or school. The summer months of July and August have the most burglaries with February having the fewest crimes. Burglaries are committed most often by young males under 25 years of age looking for items that are small, expensive, and can easily be converted to cash. Favorite items are cash, jewelry, guns, watches, laptop computers, VCRs, video players, CDs and other small electronic devices are high on the list. Quick cash is needed for living expenses and drugs. Statistics tell us that 70% of the burglars use some amount force to enter a dwelling, but their preference is to gain easy access through an open door or window. Ordinary household tools like screwdrivers, channel-lock pliers, small pry bars, and small hammers are most often used by burglars. Burglars continue to flourish because police can only clear about 13% of all reported burglaries and rarely catch the thief in the act.

A Police Video on Preventing Home Burglaries…Protection Concepts works hand in hand with local police departments to help prevent home burglaries.  While you cannot control the desire or the ability of  the burglar, there are a number of things you can do to prevent the opportunity of a home burglary from happening to your family.   Enjoy this short police video from the Orlando Police Department on Preventing Home Burglaries from occurring in your home.  

A police video on preventing home burglaries

Preventing Home BurglariesOn our blog, Protection Concepts shares many tips on preventing home burglaries.   I thought you would benefit from tips from the insurance industry on ways to prevent home burglaries. Here’s a short article I found from the insurance perspective on how to prevent home burglaries.

Taking steps to prevent theft can reduce your insurance premiums and save you from the heartbreak of losing items that are worth more to you than money. The ring that your grandmother gave you, your great-grandfather’s watch, the charm bracelet that all of your children saved to buy as a Mother’s Day gift, or a special item that you bought on your honeymoon can’t be replaced if they are stolen.

Preventing Home Burglaries.

Invest in solid doors and good quality locks on doors and windows. This includes on all sliding glass doors as well. Make it not only difficult but also time consuming for a burglar to gain entry.

Whenever you go outside, lock the door and take the key with you, even if you are just stepping next door or out mowing the back yard.

Don’t put valuables where they can be seen from the window, especially items that can be easily carried.

Be sure your garage door can be secured. Do not leave it open when you are away; an empty garage broadcasts your absence.

When you aren’t home, use a timer set to turn interior lights on and off at varying intervals as though your home was still occupied.

Don’t keep large amounts of cash or really valuable jewelry around the house.

If someone comes to your door asking to use the telephone, make the call yourself. Don’t invite them in.

Don’t hide a spare key under the door mat or under a flower pot. Thieves know all the good hiding places

Plant thorny bushes under all windows. Trim back any trees or shrubs near doors and windows to eliminate hiding places for would-be thieves.

Don’t leave ladders outside. Keep any tools that could be used to break in your home safely locked away in a garage or shed.

Get a barking dog or “beware of dog” signs. If you own a dog and go out of town, have someone come in and care for your dog in your home

Always double check doors at night and lock all windows

Engrave all valuables such as stereos, microwaves, video cameras, with your driver’s license number. (Engraving tools are usually available through your local law enforcement agency.) Videotape the contents of your home. Keep the video and the list of all valuables in a safe place, such as a safety deposit box

Conclusion

Your are concerned about home burglaries.  Your insurance company is concerned about preventing home burglaries.  Protection Concepts is concerned about preventing home burglaries. Call us to see the tools we can provide you to prevent a home burglary happening to your home.

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