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Home Security in Connecticut

Connecticut MapOut of every 100 residents of Connecticut, two will experience property crime in an average year. As burglaries, motor vehicle theft, and home invasions increase in prevalence, people in the state are looking for steps they can take to prevent becoming victims themselves.

There are many simple actions that homeowners can take to increase their home security. Because burglars are looking for homes that are unoccupied and easy to access and escape, any measures that make a home more difficult to enter and more visible can help deter any would-be criminals from even making the attempt. Experts recommend using metal or solid core doors at all points of entrance, along with heavy-duty, high-quality deadbolts and dead-latch mechanisms.

An obvious-yet-often-overlooked entry point is the window: especially in warmer months, Connecticut residents should ensure that windows are not only shut but also latched when the home will be empty. Also, sliding glass doors require a secondary blocking device to prevent forced entry. Finally, making sure that the exterior of the home is well-lit and that any shrubbery or other landscaping allows for good visibility from the street can help to convince a burglar that a home will not be an easy target for a break-in.

Even with such steps, many Connecticut homeowners and renters want the peace of mind that comes from a home security system. Popular systems include 24/7 monitoring, affordable pricing, and cutting-edge technology. Remote access is becoming more widespread as users appreciate the ability to get system updates, change settings on thermostats, turn on alarms, and even lock doors from any location using their smartphones, tablets, or other devices on demand. Renters in particular are taking advantage of wireless home security systems, which give them the ability to protect their apartments or homes without needing to have it installed by the landlord.

 

False alarm at Hinsdale Central tests new alarm system

Hinsdale Central High School had an unscheduled test of its new alarm system for armed intruders when someone accidentally set off the alarm Tuesday afternoon. A student with sports equipment accidentally bumped into the alarm, said District 86 ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:14:00 GMT



Budget fight threatens credit for a third of CT municipalities

Wall Street issued its loudest warning to date Monday, asserting that Connecticut's budget impasse will threaten ... Monday's announcement wasn't the first alarm Wall Street sounded recently about the state budget impasse and its impact on cities ...

Published:  Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:48:00 GMT



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President Donald Trump said Friday that he is moving "step by step" on his own to remake the U.S. health care system because Congress won't act ... health care industry also began to register their alarm. The American Medical Association said in a ...

Published:  Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:56:00 GMT



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Smoke hung in the air, and a trail of blood led to a darkened basement, as Connecticut State Police swarmed the ... Others from the home's smart alarm systems, Facebook, cellphones, email and a key fob allowed police to re-create a nearly minute-by-minute ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:16:00 GMT



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WHS Exec Director Susan Gold Leaving: Westport, CT - Susan Gold is leaving Westport after 10 years ... New, state-of-the-art elevators, electric security door locks that are tied to the alarm system, as well as additional security cameras were installed.

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:10:00 GMT



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I've been sounding the alarm on Big Pharma drug cartels for over 15 years ... As I've said many times, President Trump can "reform" the health care system all he wants, but until we stop handing over one-fourth of our economy to an industry ...

Published:  Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:05:00 GMT



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In Connecticut ... which add home security and monitoring to their traditional market offering. Danforth described the installation process as "pretty straightforward." Within a week of inquiring about a security system, he had three cameras and ...

Published:  Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:11:02 GMT



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HomeSecuritySystemsConnecticut.com has expanded its database to include home security listings for Westport, Connecticut, helping locals there select the best alarm company for their needs. San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/13/2016 -- For any homeowner ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Jan 2016 04:00:00 GMT



Connecticut Valley Hospital To Get State Grant For Fire Alarm System

MIDDLETOWN - - The State Bond Commission has approved a $261,425 grant for a new fire alarm system at Connecticut Valley Hospital's Dutcher Hall. "Maintaining state-of-the-art safety technology in our hospitals is a critical priority" said state Rep.

Published:  Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:58:42 GMT



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