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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.


Are home security cameras keeping you safer?

NewsCenter 16 asked local police whether or not these home security systems are keeping communities ... "Just because I have a camera system, I am safe. Nothing is going to happen to me.'" He and ...

Published:  Tue, 14 May 2019 16:13:00 GMT

Home security cameras are changing the way homes are bought and sold

"So it was funny he had just made me aware, and they called me soon after ... But for Myra Ruperto, her home security system gave her added peace of mind, as people viewed the property she was trying ...

Published:  Mon, 20 May 2019 22:43:00 GMT

No indication fire alarm, sprinkler were working in former Plaza Hotel

The sprinkler and fire-alarm system were inspected on March 21 and April 26 ... "The fire was substantial in the basement area and that is certainly a concern for me and, I'm sure, our prevention and ...

Published:  Tue, 07 May 2019 18:08:00 GMT

Read Google's new Nest privacy promise and tell me if you're swayed

It wants to sell you cameras, alarm systems, and voice assistants to make your life ... Personally, I'm of two minds. Part of me is impressed by the plain English, and by Google's willingness to ...

Published:  Tue, 07 May 2019 19:07:00 GMT

Amazon Alexa Wants To Guard Your House And Listen For Broken Glass, Smoke Alarm

The fine print reminds you that "Alexa Guard is not a replacement for an alarm system or life safety devices ... I would not want to be liable for the burglar who sues me for giving him or her a heart ...

Published:  Tue, 14 May 2019 19:29:00 GMT

Wyze Sense Review: The $20 home motion and contact sensor system

It's hard to appreciate just how fantastic the Wyze system is until you've tried it yourself. No other inexpensive home security product has impressed me as thoroughly as the Wyze system, which is ...

Published:  Wed, 08 May 2019 12:40:00 GMT

Alternative health act scaled back after nurses sound alarm

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine bill designed to guarantee the right ... though Miramant said it would protect providers of services such as homeopathy, a discredited system of treatment that relies on ...

Published:  Mon, 13 May 2019 16:22:00 GMT

eufyCam E Security Camera system: wireless security without breaking the bank

Home security doesn't need to be stuck in the past. Signing up for an expensive home monitoring system through a third-party company has some advantages, but if you're a DIY'er like me, you want your ...

Published:  Thu, 09 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Crews Spend Hours Fighting 7-Alarm Fire At Etna Warehouse, 3 Firefighters Injured

Smoke in Etna was so thick that Meixner said, "Fireman are disappearing in front of me ... along with why the fire alarm never activated and why the sprinkler system malfunctioned. ...

Published:  Thu, 09 May 2019 06:28:00 GMT

Barren County students build alarm system to alert drivers of high flood waters after death of Leah Carter

"It means a lot to me and my family. I know my sister [Leah's mother] greatly ... Leah's family is grateful for the impact the students and the county are making. The next step for the alarm system is ...

Published:  Thu, 09 May 2019 20:38:00 GMT

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