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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.

 

Families file lawsuit over Marco Polo fire deaths

its management companies and a fire alarm contractor, alleging the building did not have proper fire safety systems. The lawsuit was filed in Hawaii 1st Circuit Court on behalf of the estates of Britt ...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:04:00 GMT



'Greedy choices were made': Families of those killed in highrise blaze sue

Associa Hawaii and the Marco Polo apartment owners association declined comment Wednesday. Ohana Control Systems, which took over testing and inspection of the building's fire alarm system in 2011, wa...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:57:00 GMT



Dubai police praise hi-tech security systems for drop in burglaries

Police in Dubai did not receive a single burglary report in 2017 from properties where a home security system was in place. The number of burglaries fell by a fifth in Dubai last year, and police beli...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 04:31:00 GMT



Families of Marco Polo fire victims sue property managers, condo board

Rigging the fire alarm system to run through an antiquated alarm panel to avoid ... The lawsuit alleges that the property managers, most notably Associa Hawaii and the Marco Polo Association of Apartm...

Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:35:00 GMT



FCC updates Emergency Alert System to prevent false alarms

These changes to the Emergency Alert System look like they could be helpful in preventing the next false "there is a missile about to hit your state" alarm. However, these FCC updates don't really see...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 08:40:00 GMT



Prepare to receive more emergency alerts on your smartphone, but there's no cause for panic

The US government's Emergency Alert System (EAS) is, unfortunately, probably best known for the false alarm in Hawaii back in January. Residents of the island were woken by a loud alarm sound and a me...

Published:  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:06:00 GMT



Families of Marco Polo victims suing management companies

The alarm system was outdated and the elevator was not maintained. More information on this lawsuit will be released Thursday. US Representative Colleen Wakako Hanabusa serves Hawaii's First Congressi...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:35:00 GMT



No burglaries were committed at homes with security systems installed in an entire year, say Dubai Police

Police in Dubai didn't receive a single burglary report at properties with hi-tech home security systems throughout 2017. Burglaries overall dropped by 20 per cent in Dubai last year - but police beli...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:24:00 GMT



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Scientists are celebrating the successful test of a system designed to spot asteroids ... to a web browser that supports HTML5 video 'Neighbour from hell' installs alarm that only children can hear Ou...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:50:00 GMT



METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Was Doing Yoga At Home In Hawaii When He Received False Missile Alert

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he was at home in Hawaii earlier this year when the state's Emergency ... "It was very similar to that; it just kind of did this little 'alarm' thing. I was ...

Published:  Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:22:00 GMT



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