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Home Security in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania MapIn a recent year, there were more than 52,000 burglaries in Pennsylvania. For residents wanting to better protect themselves against property crime and home invasion, there are many things they can do.

It is important to decrease the likelihood that criminals see a home as a target. Because they prefer homes that are easy to enter and exit undetected, burglars will often avoid Pennsylvania homes that have bright exterior lighting (especially lighting that is triggered by a motion detector) and that do not have landscaping to give them a hiding place near windows and doors. A significant percentage of burglaries occur when Pennsylvania residents leave their doors and windows unlocked, giving intruders the easiest possible route into homes.

Also, residents' preparation for long-term absences can affect whether or not their homes are noticed by potential burglars. To give the impression that a home is occupied, lights and other commonly-used devices (e.g. radios) should be placed on timers that turn off and on in a pattern that simulates normal use. In other words, lights go on in the evening and shut off at bedtime, rather than being on all the time. Having a neighbor collect mail, packages, and newspapers, instead of placing a hold on those deliveries, makes it look like there is still someone at home. Even turning phone ringers down so that someone on the street can't hear that calls are regularly going unanswered can help fool would-be intruders into thinking that a home's occupants are still present.

Nonetheless, the most effective protection available to Pennsylvanians is with a good home security system. Most home security packages currently available on the market offer 24/7 monitoring of window and door sensors, smoke detectors, and all other system components. For Pennsylvania residents who are regularly away from home for extended periods of time - for work or vacation, for example - remote technology included in some home security packages allows them to see the status of their system from anywhere in the world that their smartphone or laptop has an Internet connection.


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With a new study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have explained the biological ... "They're a sensitive alarm system. And what this study conclusively demonstrated is that nutrients are the primary regulators of this alarm system."

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:37:00 GMT

Schottenstein Center evacuated midgame by fire alarm

An alarm preempted the public address system and directed everyone inside the building to evacuate in an orderly fashion. The delay lasted roughly 20 minutes until an "all clear" order was issued. OSU went on and won the game 80-67. PA announcer Matt ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:51:00 GMT

Something about guns on which we can all agree

In Pennsylvania, there were 14 gun-store break-ins in 2016 ... As Blest reported, the ATF recommends dealers install alarm systems, exterior lighting and video cameras; it also says they should remove firearms from display or store them in shatterproof ...

Published:  Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:17:00 GMT

2 Dead in High-Rise Apartment Fire in Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A fast-moving fire in a Pennsylvania high ... building Wednesday to allow for cleanup work and for inspectors to ensure the fire alarm system still works. A state police fire marshal says the fire is not considered suspicious ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:58:00 GMT

Men Take TVs, Clothes, Security System From East New York Home

just after midnight at a home on Pennsylvania Avenue between Atlantic and Liberty ... From there, they took three TVs, 12 bags of clothes and the alarm system, police said. They have not been captured.

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:50:00 GMT

1008 Progress Court, Pennsylvania 15102

Concealed elevator shaft with mechanical pit is already roughed in. 693 sq. ft. garage has an overhead sprinkler system with a 12x9 overhead garage door. Brand new alarm system. Roof on front building is only 3 years old. The front building was built in ...

Published:  Fri, 08 Dec 2017 03:55:00 GMT

Proceeds from Five Alarm 5K distributed to Perkasie Fire Company, Bucks County Community College scholarship fund

PERKASIE >> Last year, money raised from the Five Alarm 5K and Two Mile Fun Run/Dog Walk helped Perkasie Volunteer Fire Company buy a BullEx BullsEye portable fire extinguisher training system that shows people how to use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire.

Published:  Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Mom can't blame faulty home security system for son's murder, U.S. court rules

The failure of a well-known home alarm system can't provide legal grounds for a ... Honeywell International LLC from the suit over the March 2015 slaying of an eastern Pennsylvania man. At issue was Julie Heeter's claim that ADT and Honeywell were liable ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:37:02 GMT

Alarming allegations against alarm company

Alarm systems can protect your home from all sorts of dangers ... general's office by Oct. 9 at or 800-441-2555. The settlement allows Pennsylvania customers who signed contracts with Vision Security on or after Jan. 1, 2014 ...

Published:  Sat, 05 Sep 2015 18:20:31 GMT

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