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Home Security in Maine

Maine MapLogical strategies are a first step towards prevention of burglary and home invasion in Maine. Residents should make their homes an unattractive target to potential burglars. Criminals look for homes that are easy to enter and exit, so reinforcing locks, doors, and windows will make their job more difficult. It may seem obvious, but residents of homes and apartments alike should make sure that windows and doors are not only closed but also locked before leaving for the day. Home invaders target properties that offer hiding places, so landscaping near doors and windows should be kept trimmed or entirely eliminated.

Home security systems are a more thorough way for Mainers to avoid becoming a statistic, as one in 44 state residents will become a victim of property crime in a typical year. Maine-based customers have a range of home security companies offering services that include 24/7 monitoring packages at affordable prices. Today's technology includes the ability to control home security systems remotely, using a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to ensure that all's well at home - from Bangor or Bangkok. As most unauthorized home entry happens when homes are unoccupied - while residents are away on vacation, working, or at school - home security systems offer coverage no matter the circumstance.

A third component of improving home security is the home safe. Good-quality safes are inexpensive and can protect Mainers' jewelry, cash, important documents, and other valuables from intruders and nosy house guests alike. It is important that the safe be installed away from typically-searched places (such as the master bedroom and the closet), and that it be permanently mounted to shelving or directly into the floor so as to prevent its removal.

Choosing an appropriate home security company, along with implementing some basic precautions, will help Maine residents to protect themselves from property crime.


Fraud contributed to record 37,000 jobless claims, Maine officials say

Having 24,500 Mainers file claims - the other 12,500 are duplicates - is a 'sharp and suspicious' increase from recent trends, the state Labor Department said.

Published:  Fri, 29 May 2020 06:11:00 GMT

Maine Expands Contact Tracing to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is significantly expanding contact tracing by increasing the number of skilled staff and volunteers, ...

Published:  Wed, 27 May 2020 14:41:00 GMT

Maine Postpones Some Reopenings, Probes Unemployment Fraud

Maine's governor says the state is postponing full reopening of restaurants in some parts of the state because of the risk of coronavirus.

Published:  Wed, 27 May 2020 13:15:00 GMT

States' reporting of coronavirus testing data leads to confusion

Elected officials and businesses leaders, relying on testing data to make reopening plans, are left frustrated as states use different methods to collect, interpret and report data.

Published:  Mon, 25 May 2020 09:17:00 GMT

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When it comes to where millionaires live in America, the rich keep getting richer.Market research firm Phoenix Marketing International notes that although the total number of millionaire households ...

Published:  Wed, 27 May 2020 16:26:00 GMT

Military will make swabs for COVID-19 tests at Navy shipyard in Maine

The warning came hours after the president said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment for COVID-19 that he has vigorously promoted despite FDA warnings. The U.S.

Published:  Tue, 19 May 2020 15:12:00 GMT

Wheels of central Maine justice system still moving slowly due to the coronavirus

The aim of the criminal justice system is to enforce ... people to stay at home and businesses to close. It has nearly shut down courthouses, including in central Maine, with no trials, grand ...

Published:  Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:40:00 GMT

FCC awards $68M in telehealth funding to 53 providers

The Federal Communications Commission approved its eighth wave of COVID-19 telehealth program applications, granting $68.22 million to healthcare providers nationwide. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program, ...

Published:  Fri, 29 May 2020 06:52:00 GMT

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The goal is for the state laboratory to be ready by Monday to triple the number of tests it has historically performed, according to Maine CDC director Nirav Shah.

Published:  Mon, 10 Feb 2020 17:17:00 GMT

Maine contact tracing efforts to be expanded

The Maine CDC currently has a contact tracing and case investigation team of approximately 30 people. It expects to more than quadruple this team as needed.

Published:  Tue, 26 May 2020 11:03:00 GMT

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