Secure Your Alarm System and More Through Our Mobile App!

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One of the many features of our Secure Pacific alarm systems is our Virtual Keypad mobile application compatible with our Verisafe systems. This user friendly app makes your security system function simple and convenient. How many times have you left the house wondering if you really did arm your system before you left? Now you can check if your system is armed from wherever you are. You are also able to add a temporary user code for a house-sitter when you go away on a much needed vacation, but don’t want to give out your main user code and delete it when you return. Do you have an employee or family member who’s notorious for not arming the system before leaving? A child that goes to and from school without you? With the Virtual Keypad app you have the ability to set a perimeter for app users that will notify you when the person gets within as little as half a mile from … Read More

Alarm Security Companies and the New Washington State 564 Area Code

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With the implementation of the new 564 area code throughout Western Washington, dialing full 10-digit phone numbers (area code included) is now mandatory to connect your call. When and where does it take affect? As of July 28th, 2017, this procedural change has taken affect. The new area code was added to Washington’s existing 206, 253, 360, 425 prefixes to support the increasing demand for more phone numbers. Those located within these area codes must dial the 10-digit number or will be faced with an automated voice message requesting a redial. What will be affected? The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission has cited this change may impact services such as medical alert devices, call forwarding, and other preprogrammed services in the obsolete seven-digit format. With this, we are aware customers have been getting notified to call their alarm security company. Please read below. Important things to note as a Secure Pacific customer… Secure Pacific systems and our Verification Center uses … Read More

Tip Tuesday: How to Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

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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

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