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Home Security in Virginia

Virginia MapThere are more than 26,000 burglaries in Virginia in an average year. When residents want to avoid becoming the 1 in 48 people to fall victim to property crime or home invasion, they have a number of steps they can take that will help increase their home security.

In order to accomplish this, residents should decrease the probability that potential criminals will see their homes as a target. Because they prefer homes that will let them in and out without being noticed, intruders tend to avoid Virginia homes that have good exterior lighting (especially fixtures triggered by motion detectors) and without landscaping to serve a hiding place near doors and windows. However, many easily-preventable burglaries occur when Pennsylvania residents leave their doors and windows unlocked.

Also, Virginians' preparation for long-term periods without home occupancy can determine if their residences come to the attention of burglars. While on vacation or otherwise absent, homeowners should make sure to have lights and other commonly-used devices (e.g. radios) on timers in a pattern that copies normal usage: lights go on in the evening and off at night instead of being turned on all the time. Asking a neighbor or friend to collect mail and other deliveries, instead of placing them on hold, gives the impression that someone is still at home. Turning phone ringers lower or off, so that someone on the street can't hear that calls are not being answered, will also fool possible intruders into believing that occupants of the home are still present.

But, the best protection available to Virginians is with an extensive home security system. Most home security packages available in today's market offer around-the-clock monitoring of window and door sensor and all other system components. For Virginia residents who are away from home for extended periods of time - for work or vacation, for example - remote technology included by many home security companies lets them see the details of their system from anywhere that their smartphone or laptop has a connection to the Internet.


Virginia Will Show Whether Democrats Can Defeat Trump-Style Race-Baiting

"The history is really clear that Virginia is the early warning system," said Democratic strategist Jesse ... Trump in Virginia for the entirety of the campaign, and an early alarm bell for her campaign on election night was Trump leading in Virginia ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:00:00 GMT

Will Echoes Of Hillary Clinton's Awful Coal Remarks Sink Democrats In Virginia's Governor's Race

A medical doctor by background, Northam said rural Virginia needs a shock to the system. He said he'd fight to expand ... which is a very real possibility - it will set off Democratic alarm bells about the wisdom of their midterm strategy and generate ...

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:40:00 GMT

Loudoun County, Virginia Goes Live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)

Vector Security was the first alarm company to use ASAP in the City of Richmond, VA in 2012. Vector Security assisted with implementation in Loudoun County by helping to perform extensive testing prior to the system going live. "Alarm users in Loudoun ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:17:00 GMT

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The flood damage will require lower-level repairs to its fire-alarm system ... Fort A.P. Hill, Va., where Mason & Hanger (architect, SE) deployed ground-source heat pump systems. On the Building Team: GET Solutions (geothermal engineer), R.

Published:  Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:21:00 GMT

Journalists Finally Sounding Alarm about Big Pharma - "Worse than Big Tobacco"

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

The Daily 202: Final Virginia governor's debate spotlights Democratic problems in rural America

A medical doctor by background, Northam said rural Virginia needs a shock to the system. He said he'd fight to expand ... which is a very real possibility - it will set off Democratic alarm bells about the wisdom of their midterm strategy and generate ...

Published:  Tue, 10 Oct 2017 04:48:00 GMT

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Research even lends some legitimacy to the idea that blasting yourself with cold water can be invigorating: One small study from Virginia Commonwealth University ... using more conventional methods like an alarm clock, a cup of coffee, and a hot shower.

Published:  Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:06:00 GMT

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