Winter and lower temperatures are coming and the last thing you want to be is unprepared. According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage and freezing accounted for 33.7% of insurance losses in 2014 compared to 25.9% in 2013. The good news is that there are ways to prevent your pipes from freezing and causing damages by taking preventative action and educating yourself on how it can happen. What Happens When Pipes Freeze Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit which can spell trouble for unprotected pipes. The problem starts when water freezes inside a pipe causing pressure to build between the enclosed area (faucet, hose, etc.) and the ice. When the pressure becomes too great, the pipe will burst. Exterior, un-insulated and copper or galvanized steel pipes are all among the most susceptible to freezing. How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit which can spell trouble for unprotected pipes. The problem starts when water … Read More
We are extremely excited to announce that we will be bringing our Verified Security Solutions to the Inland Northwest region starting December 1st! We will be opening a new branch office in Spokane Valley, which will allow us to provide Verified Peace of Mind® to businesses, institutions and residences in the region. From our new office location, we will be able to manage the needs of customers in northeastern Washington and northern Idaho. Our Spokane Valley location may be new, but you will recognize some familiar faces among the staff and continue to receive the friendly, personalized service that you have come to expect from Secure Pacific. Our Spokane home security services and commercial security services will include video verification, access control, fire alarm and environmental monitoring. If you have friends or family in the area looking for a Spokane security company for their home or business, feel free to tell them about us! Referrals are the greatest compliment we … Read More
At around three yesterday morning our video verification specialist received alarm activations from a construction site in Seattle. He could see one person on site and dispatched police. The specialist continued to receive more alarms and updated police. Police called back to confirm the arrest of one! Check out the footage below. And don’t forget to check out all of our other footage at https://www.youtube.com/user/SecurePacific!
As a small business owner, you worry about how to best protect your business from vandalism and theft. If turning off the lights and locking the door don’t seem like enough, you’re right, these steps are simply not enough to protect your business. By taking a few extra precautions, you can make your business a less attractive target for would-be criminals. To help. we’ve put together a quick checklist that will help you identify ways to make your business more secure. According to the 2015 FBI Uniform Crime Report, almost 400,000 businesses were victims of burglaries. On average, these businesses suffered a loss of $2300 in property and damages. For many small businesses, whether the losses are covered by their insurance company or not, the time and cost to get back up and running can be devastating. No matter the size of your business, a monitored small business security system is a smart investment. With a monitored system, you can … Read More
Jack-o’-Lanterns, trick or treater’s, hay bales, cornstalks and ghosts. These are just some aspects of Halloween that add up to what is sure to be a decorative and howling good time. But what if the proper precautions aren’t taken for fire safety? It’s often overlooked during this spooky time of year. Check out our tips below to ensure you have a fun and safe Halloween.a Did you know that nearly half of decoration fires in homes happened because the decorations were too close to the source of heat? Take precautions in where you place your decorations by keeping decorations as far away as possible from heaters, fireplaces, curtains and lightbulbs. Cornstalks, crepe and dried flowers are three of the most highly flammable pieces of décor. a Candles were the cause of 41% of those decoration fires. Battery operated candles are a great alternative. That way you never have to worry about the flame nor will you have to worry about … Read More
The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that because fires can spread so rapidly in your home, it could leave you as little as two minutes to escape safely. When a fire starts, it grows in size very quickly and makes it easy to inhale smoke which can be deadly. Discussing the possibilities of a fire in your home is never easy and can be scary to think about, but it’s a worthwhile conversation to have. Implementing an effective escape plan during a fire could save lives. a According to an NFPA survey, only one-third of Americans have both developed and practiced a home fire escape plan. Almost three-quarters of Americans do have an escape plan; however, more than half never practiced it.a Below are some tips for creating a fire escape plan with your family. In addition to these tips, ensure you have working smoke and check out our blog from yesterday for more information regarding smoke detector installation, … Read More