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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.


2-Alarm Fire on UConn Depot Campus

A 2-alarm blaze broke out early Thursday morning at the Longley ... as well as The Center for Transportation and Livable Systems. UConn officials say the fire will have no impact on classes today. The ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 02:23:00 GMT

Homeland Security replacing troubled biodefense system with another flawed approach

If it's a false alarm, the troops remove the gear and ... the former senator from Connecticut who chaired the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The system "never fully delivered on our hopes for it. ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:00:00 GMT

Crews investigate fire at UConn-Storrs Depot Campus

STORRS, CT (WFSB) -- Crews battled a two-alarm fire at the UConn-Storrs campus on Thursday ... The Longley Building houses the Center for Transportation and Livable Systems as well as some laboratorie...

Published:  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:28:00 GMT

Multiple fire crews responding to a second alarm fire on UConn's Depot Campus

(WTNH) - Multiple fire crews are currently responding to a two-alarm fire on the UConn Depot Campus in Storrs ... A Uconn representative says that the The Center for Transportation and Livable Systems ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:42:00 GMT

Anniversaries of school shootings prompted 'elevated emergency response' to fire alarm at Loyola Academy

A preliminary investigation indicates the fire alarm incident at Loyola was, "the result of a system malfunction and not intentionally activated," Collins said. "Loyola Academy has taken all necessary ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:25:00 GMT

Youth tobacco restrictions focus of proposed laws

Connecticut lawmakers are sounding the alarm on teen vaping and tobacco use with a wave ... and taxing vapor delivery systems and related goods. Public Health Committee co-chairman Rep. Jonathan Stein...

Published:  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 13:55:00 GMT

Tesla owner says Autopilot "˜saved his life' by swerving out of the way at highway speed

A Tesla Model 3 owner credits Autopilot for "saving his life" as he claims the driver assist system automatically ... a sudden the car made the audible alarm sound and my car swerved to ...

Published:  Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:19:00 GMT

Police step up patrols in North End after rash of burglaries

McBride Lee tells News 12 Connecticut that the burglar ... Police say a camera system and burglar alarm are the best defenses when protecting your home. Bridgeport police are stepping up ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:32:00 GMT

Accused serial burglar facing charges in at least 4 towns

Over the past several months a serial burglary suspect has been breaking his way through homes around Connecticut ... a report of an activated burglar alarm. Our office responded to the scene ...

Published:  Wed, 06 Feb 2019 20:07:00 GMT

ComNet announces NetWave wireless product series with increased stability and performance

an AI-driven video system can avoid false alarms by easily distinguishing different types of people and objects, e.g., in a region set up to detect people, a car driving by, a cat walking by, or a per...

Published:  Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:34:00 GMT

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