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Home Security in Michigan

Michigan MapMichigan residents can do a number of things to increase their home security and protection. For example, doors should have a solid or metal core and use heavy-duty, high-quality deadbolts and strike plates. While it's obvious that windows and doors should be both closed and locked or latched when a home is unoccupied, Michiganders can also reinforce those mechanisms with dowels in window tracks, additional latches in sliding glass doors, and other security measures.

When leaving home for longer periods of time - a vacation or business trip, for instance - automatic timers can be used on lights, radios, and other devices so that they turn off and on in patterns that simulate a normal pattern of occupancy and give the impression that someone is home. Similarly, homeowners may want to consider automatic curtain openers, as curtains that are always open or closed also can suggest that a home is not occupied.

However, even with these safety measures in place, there are still more than 56,000 burglaries in an average year; the chances of becoming a victim of burglary or other property crime are 1 in 43. Electronic home security systems are an effective means of deterring criminals from targeting a home and scaring them off if they should make the attempt. Experts in home security recommend that customers choose systems with around-the-clock monitoring; sensors on doors and windows; motion detectors both inside and out; and sirens and strobe lights to alert occupants and neighbors when the alarm has been activated. For Michiganders who are away at school, work, or on vacation for long periods of time, remote technology allows users to view their systems using a laptop, smartphone, or other wireless device; this can bring a great deal of peace of mind to see at any given moment that all is well on the home front.

Michigan home security companies can help residents choose the best package for their situation at affordable prices.

 

How to set up a home security system without a monitoring contract

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Published:  Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:14:00 GMT



No Wild Parties, No Pledging as Universities Crack Down on Fraternity Excesses

Security guards walked the floor ... Notably, students themselves are beginning to take action. In some cases, like at Michigan, the restrictions are being imposed not by university officials, but by student-run fraternity councils that oversee Greek ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:45:00 GMT



Streamline Systems (Jenison)

Streamline Systems is a leading systems integrator serving West Michigan and the lakeshore areas. The company specializes in home theater, distributed audio/video, home automation and communication, lighting and security.

Published:  Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:22:00 GMT



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"It's about letting them know that if something's going on at home or if they are being picked on ... Burnosky helped the district design parking layouts, entry systems and security - with a system of dozens of digital surveillance cameras for ...

Published:  Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:22:00 GMT



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Camp Hill in Pennsylvania is called a State Correctional Institution, but is run like a maximum security facility ... Bring the Vermont inmates home to be near those friends and family who love them. This system of warehousing Vermonters in other states ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:40:00 GMT



Comcast to launch Xfinity Home in Chicago market

Comcast's Chicago-area launch includes central and northern Illinois, as well as northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan. Home security is a lucrative opportunity ... that U.S. shipments of home automation systems will grow 43 percent between 2011 and ...

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There are nearly 800,000 dreamers in the U.S., almost 6,000 here in Michigan ... they have ever called home. While there is no denying that our immigration system is broken, and there is much to be done when it comes to border security and enforcement ...

Published:  Sat, 02 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT



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