Another Apprehended Early Yesterday Morning!

Katelyn SmrecanskyArrests & Apprehensions

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!

Tip Tuesday: Quick Security System Checklist for Small Businesses

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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

Fire Prevention Week: Halloween Fire Safety

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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

Fire Prevention Week: Fire Escape Plan

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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

Tip Tuesday: A Guide to Smoke Detectors

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“Don’t wait, check the date!” That’s the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association. The focus is on educating the public on the importance of updating your smoke alarms every 10 years from the manufacturing date. It’s safe to say that homeowners would collectively agree that smoke detectors are crucial to protecting their home and family. However, just having smoke alarms in your home won’t ensure they are completely effective. There are steps that must be taken to make sure the installation, inspection and maintenance are done correctly. Did you know that working smoke alarms cut casualty rates in half? Taking a few quick and simple steps can help make your home more fire-safe. Installation: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and every level of the home. This includes basements and attics. Larger homes will require more alarms. Install them about 12 inches or less from the ceiling … Read More

Fire Prevention Week: The Beginning

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Perhaps you’ve never heard of Fire Prevention Week or maybe you’re interested in learning more. Fire Prevention Week began to memorialize the Great Chicago Fire which tragically occurred in 1871. It left 100,000 homeless, killed more than 250 people, burned more than 2,000 acres and destroyed more than 17,400 structures. It started on October 8 and burned well through the night into October 9. There are lot of theories as to how this detrimental fire started. The legend states that a cow knocked over a lamp in the barn of a woman named Mrs. Catherine O’Leary. The lamp then started a fire in the barn and continued through the city. However, this theory has been debunked and other more logical theories have been uncovered. It is widely believed that the fire did in fact start near the barn where Mrs. O’Leary lived but how did it start if it wasn’t the cow after all? Some historians believe that a neighbor … Read More

Seven Ways Protect Your Rental Property

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Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway and others like it are all popular vacation rental platforms. So maybe you’re thinking about renting out your house, apartment, loft or condo on one of these sites? It’s a great way to make a little extra money and can be a great experience if you take the necessary rental property security measures. No matter the type of rental property, we’ve got tips to help you protect your investment. 1) Fire and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Your home already has fire detectors and most likely carbon monoxide monitors. But have you tested them lately? Be sure to check them before any guests arrive. Secure Pacific can also help monitor your home for fire. We can monitor your home even when you’re not there and someone else is. 2) Surveillance: Having exterior home security cameras may not cover the whole property but it gives you an extra layer of security. With the Secure Pacific mobile app, you can check … Read More