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2018 Spring Safety Tips

USE YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM.

Did you know that when the weather gets warmer, your home has more of a chance of being broken into? Apparently, the bad guys don’t like the cold, either.

Statistics have shown that 60% of convicted burglars said the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target a different home.

  • Most criminals burglarize a home in less than 10 minutes.
  • 34% of burglars enter through the front door and usually go straight to the master bedroom.
  • 70% of home invasions occur when someone is not home.
  • Most burglaries take place between the day hours of 10AM and 3PM.

To summarize? Make sure every time you leave the house, you arm your security system!

REPLACE BATTERIES IN YOUR SMOKE DETECTORS.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends replacing batteries in your electrician-installed smoke detectors and your wireless lifesaving devices every 6 months. Home-fire fatalities occur the highest in homes with no working smoke detectors.

UPDATE YOUR CALL LIST.

Make sure people’s names and phone numbers are corrent with us, and add anyone who may be coming in and out of the home, such as contractors, babysitters, or friends.

SIGNS AND STICKERS.

Are your Atronic Alarms signs and stickers seen from the street? If yours are faded or you need more, give us a call. We’ll run them by your place when we are in the neighborhood.

PREPARE FOR SPRING STORMS.

Wind, rain, lightning . . . power outages. When this happens, your alarm system automatically shifts to its battery backup, which is usually found in the panel and can last about 8 hours. Your battery should be replaced every 4 to 5 years. Call us to “Tune Up” your security system, replace the battery, and check all your devices.

Mandatory Surveillance for Hotels and Motels in Independence, Missouri

Surveillance Cameras Now Mandatory In Hotels and Motels in Independence, Missouri

Law enforcement in the area are noticing that outside video surveillance helps reduce crime. Recently, Independence, Missouri passed code revisions requiring hotels and motels to have surveillance cameras. The establishments have until July 1, 2018. For more information on how to get camera systems in your business, call us at 913.362.0000 and visit Video Surveillance and CCTV for your Office or Building.

Article in Security Info Watch

Nov. 18–On the heels of last year’s video surveillance requirement for convenience stores and tobacco stores, plus new requirements in June for hotels and motels, the city of Independence is adding what it hopes will be another crime-fighting tool.

Earlier this month, the City Council passed an ordinance adding hotels and motels to the types of businesses required to install and maintain video surveillance systems. Hotels and motels have until July 1, 2018, to install video surveillance that covers the parking lot entrances and maintains a seven-day library. Bed and breakfast establishments will not be affected.

Council Member Curt Dougherty said the ordinance is the next logical step after the previous hotel/motel changes and the video surveillance requirement for convenience stores, which was approved in November 2016.

“This is a success story we’ve had in fighting crime, and we’ve added to this,” he said.

The latest step is designed to curb thefts happening in the parking lots of lodging places. Police had identified hotels and motels with high service call volumes and noticed those places a large number of parking lot thefts often did not have a video surveillance system to monitor them. In addition, according to city documents, police also noted establishments that installed outside security systems had a large reduction in criminal activity.

The video surveillance systems can not only be a deterrent to, and help solve, on-site criminal activity, but they also can provide clues for crimes committed elsewhere.

“The video evidence these cameras provide can make or break a case, giving our officers the information they need to solve these crimes,” Independence Chief of Police Brad Halsey said in a release.

In June, the City Council had passed series of code revisions for hotels and motels, which required tenants to produce valid personal identification when registering, as well as a major credit/debit card, made it unlawful to provide false ID information and required all establishments to keep and retain a guest registry for up to three years and limit an establishment to two rentals for a room in a 24-hour period.

Reposted from: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/12382490/surveillance-cameras-now-mandatory-in-hotels-and-motels-in-independence-missouri

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2017 Fall Safety Tips

2017 Fall Safety Tips

2017 Fall Safety Tips from Atronic Alarms, Inc.

Practice a fire drill twice a year with your family and test the batteries in your electrician-installed smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Remember, your Atronic Alarms installed fire* system is always on, even when your alarm system is turned off. *Fire devices must be in good working order and communicating with our central monitoring station.

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Bobby Girratono

Bobby Girratono – Employee of the Fall 2017 Quarter

Bobby GirratonoCongratulations to Bobby Girratono, Warehouse Coordinator, who was chosen as the Fall 2017 employee of the quarter. Bobby started with Atronic Alarms as a service coordinator and recently moved into the warehouse department.

Atronic Alarms honors employees four times a year with this award. Recipients are chosen after a company-wide vote who have shown exemplary qualities through positive teamwork, job performance and customer satisfaction.

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Summer Safety Tips 2017

5 Summer Safety Tips 2017

Below are 5 quick summer safety tips in 2017:

  1. Some alarm companies use unethical door-to-door sales tactics in the summer. We do NOT send people to your home without first contacting you. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at 913.362.0000.
  2. Keep your outdoor cooking unit a safe distance from your house, and make sure it cools down properly after grilling before leaving it unattended. Read You Saved Our Lives.
  3. Make sure your children and their friends stay safe in your home with cameras that send you image alerts over your mobile phone, tablet, or desktop. Be assured that the gun safe, liquor cabinet, or backyard pool is not accessed without your knowledge.
  4. Contact us to replace any old or faded Atronic Alarms, Inc. yard signs. Make sure they are seen easily from the street.
  5. If you are leaving for vacation, automate your lights to go on and off at different times of the day to give your home that “lived in” look. Have a friend or neighbor mow your yard, and pick up any packages on your porch and newspapers in your yard.

Have a Safe Summer!!

Brandy Summer 2017

Brandy Seitzinger, Employee of the Summer 2017 Quarter

Brandy Seitzinger, Atronic AlarmsCongratulations to Brandy Seitzinger,  service technician, who was chosen as the employee of the Summer 2017 quarter.

Atronic Alarms honors employees four times a year with this award. Recipients are chosen after a company-wide vote who have shown exemplary qualities through positive teamwork, job performance and customer satisfaction.

Brandy has been on the verge of winning over the last several quarters, and her great attitude and work ethic pulled her to the top this summer.

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