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Home Security in Hawaii

Hawaii MapThe average resident of Hawaii has a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of property crime in a typical year. This kind of crime includes motor vehicle theft and burglary. Fortunately, there are several options available to Hawaiians who want to increase their home security and protect themselves against burglary and the more dangerous home invasion.

First and foremost, common sense is a must. When leaving home, all doors and windows should be both closed and locked. When an absence from the home is planned for longer than a day, the home should still have the appearance of being occupied: mail and packages should not be allowed to collect on a doorstep, interior lights should be put on a timer that turns them on and off according to a usual schedule (i.e. not left on all day, every day, for a week), and if possible, a car should be left in the driveway. Potential burglars want to avoid homes that are occupied.

Even small changes like putting up brighter exterior lights, installing heavy-duty deadbolts and strike plates, along with using dowels in the tracks of horizontally-sliding windows, can convince a would-be criminal that a home is not worth the effort required to gain entry or to get away safely.

However, the most secure way to protect a home in Hawaii is through the services of a home security company. Renters and homeowners both can benefit from home security packages that include around-the-clock live monitoring and that make use of the most modern technology to give clients increased peace of mind. Many Hawaiians who spend a good deal of time away from home - at work, school, or even on vacation - use remote-control capabilities offered by many home security companies to shut off lights, lock doors, or check the status of their homes using their tablets or smartphones.


Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's nuclear missile scare showed that the state began ... in part because the agency had no prepared message it could send out in the event of a false alarm. Agency officials notified broadcast stations earlier.

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:56:00 GMT

WaPo: Emails detail how senior US military officers dealt with Hawaii's false missile alert

The emails show efforts by top military officers to review procedures after the false alarm exposed faults in Hawaii's emergency notification system. Harris emailed US Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy asking for more information ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:51:30 GMT

State report: Hawaii not prepared for missile attack threat

That's according to a comprehensive state report that looked at the false missile alert sent to all Hawaii phones on Jan. 13 and sought recommendations for preventing another false alarm - and ... It also blamed a lack of systems in place for the ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:03:00 GMT

House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Hawaii Missile False Alarm, Emergency Alerts

Referencing the Hawaii false alarm, Bergman said the integrity of WEA messages remains the foundation for the public's trust in the system. "Wireless carriers do not control the content of emergency messages," he said, adding that neither do they ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:58:00 GMT

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

It turned out to be a false alarm, a computer glitch ... Last month's bogus ballistic missile warning in Hawaii and, now, this week's tsunami snafu have highlighted trouble spots and prompted calls for change in the nation's increasingly complex system ...

Published:  Sat, 10 Feb 2018 05:57:00 GMT

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