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Home Security in Iowa

Iowa MapIn an average year, there are 15,868 burglaries in the state of Iowa. For victims of such property crimes, developing and implementing a thorough plan for home security can restore feelings of safety and security. Even for Iowans who have not experienced home invasion or other crime in their homes, knowing that one in every 46 residents of the state will be victimized is a strong motivation to take steps to make that less likely to occur.

Home security systems are at the forefront of protecting homes and apartments from would-be criminals. Iowa has a number of reputable companies that give clients 24/7 monitoring of their home at affordable prices. Modern technology is a large component of these home security systems, especially with respect to remote usage. Customers can use their tablet, laptop, or cell phone to activate their alarms, lock doors, turn lights on, or even change the settings of the thermostat. As most burglaries happen when homes are unoccupied, this remote access provides extra peace of mind while at work, school, or even on vacation.

Some Iowans who rent homes or apartments appreciate the convenience and easy installation of wireless home security systems, partly because those systems can be put in place without needing the help (or permission) of the landlord.

Home security systems should be used in conjunction with good decision-making. For example, maintaining relationships within Iowa neighborhoods casts a wider safety net over entire communities as residents look after one another, reporting any suspicious activity to the police and keeping an eye on each other's properties while people are on vacation. Also, making sure that doors and windows are closed and locked or latched stops intruders from having easy access to homes. Finally, having a home safe that is bolted to the floor or to permanent shelving stops invited guests such as babysitters and house cleaners from accessing important documents, expensive jewelry, or even cash.


Iowa Sec. of State: State voting system safe from cyberattacks

In Iowa's case, Iowa's voter registration database isn't connected to the internet, so that isn't a problem. He says the database has never had a breach. Pate works hand-in-hand with Homeland Security and ... into Iowa's election systems during the 2016 ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:18:00 GMT

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The current 3-year security contract with Per Mar Security ends at the end of the month. The Sioux City City Council looked at 3 different bids for a new security service- and came to an agreement on one. The council decided on a 3-year agreement with 1st ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:09:00 GMT

Bloomfield named safest Iowa city

BLOOMFIELD - "A typical Iowa town" has been named the safest community ... The study was completed by, a business that reviews home security systems. Of course, they're not saying there is no crime in Bloomfield.

Published:  Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:13:00 GMT

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"Donald Trump is a long-standing supporter of veterans and the military and we are honored that he has chosen our organization and event for his major national security address ... for veterans when they return home by providing them with the healthcare ...

Published:  Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:59:00 GMT

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Don Engebretson, "the Renegade Gardener," will be featured at the Eastern Iowa Home Improvement and Landscaping Show ... asphalt, sewing, siding, security systems, vacuums, landscaped gardens, lawn tractors, mowers, chippers and more.

Published:  Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:45:00 GMT

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He knew he was definitely onto something when he watched the cable coverage on the flight home ... 202 asked 100 security experts - a panel from across government, academia and the private sector - whether state election systems are sufficiently ...

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