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Home Security in Montana

Montana MapMontanans may be shocked to learn that, in a typical year, they are above the national average for risk of being the victim of property crimes; the chances of their experiencing burglary or other property crime are 1 in 39. What can residents of Montana do to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their belongings?

Many approaches are easy and inexpensive to implement. Motion detectors on bright exterior lights can effectively deter potential criminals, as they would rather enter homes undetected. Also, landscaping should be kept away from windows and doors, thus eliminating a possible hiding place. Some Montanans need to be reminded to close and lock windows and doors when leaving home; there are additional security measures that can help to make homes more difficult to enter, such as sliding glass door brackets and wooden dowels in window tracks, and heavy-duty strike plates and deadbolts to reinforce the security of entry doors.

Nonetheless, one of the most effective ways to protect a residence is a home security system. These systems usually include around-the-clock monitoring; door and window sensors; and audible alarms and strobe lights that get the attention of neighbors and occupants if there is a break-in. Several home security companies in Montana offer packages at affordable prices that include remote-control capabilities: a laptop, iPhone, or other device can be used turn lights off and on, change a thermostat setting, shut a garage door that was left open inadvertently, or even arm the system. Montana residents who are on the road for business or pleasure will appreciate being able to check on the status of their homes at any time of day, from anywhere they have an Internet connection.

For Montanans who are trying to avoid becoming a statistic in terms of property crime, they can choose from many home security companies who will help them not only choose a system to meet their needs, but also give them advice on other steps they can take to improve the safety and security of their homes.


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Michael Barnett was operating machinery at Copper Mines of Tasmania's Mt Lyell mine on January ... so returned to his bogger and raised the alarm. In an interview transcript read to the court, Mr Barnett said over the radio system: "We've had a ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:39:00 GMT

False alarm, not outside attack, sets off Syria air defenses

BEIRUT (AP) - A false alarm set off Syrian air defense systems early on Tuesday, the military said, denying earlier reports of an "outside aggression" and incoming airstrikes and underscoring the chaotic nature of the multiple actors in Syria's theater ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:19:00 GMT

Electrical Malfunction in Unit with No Sprinklers, No Smoke Alarm caused Deadly Trump Tower Inferno

The unit had no sprinkler system, allowing the fire to spread quickly ... There was no evacuation plan and there was no working smoke alarm in Brassner's apartment. This is the second fire caused by an electrical malfunction in the "well built ...

Published:  Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:46:00 GMT

Prosecutor says 5 traders gamed system to rig key loan rate

TRENDING: Montana Pita Pit apologizes after video shows employee spit ... Witness testimony indicated that the fire alarm did not go off and that staff did not arrange for the evacuation at the shopping mall, which was converted from a former confectionery ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:39:00 GMT

Illinois Prison System's Budget, A 'Five-Alarm Fire'

John Baldwin, director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, says the city-owned utility in Mt. Sterling was hours away from shutting ... supplemental as a five-alarm fire," said state Sen. Andy Manar, a Democrat from Bunker Hill.

Published:  Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:42:00 GMT

Fertility clinic: Alarm system was off on failed embryo tank

An alarm system was turned off on a storage tank when it malfunctioned at an Ohio fertility clinic and ruined more than 4,000 eggs and embryos, double what the clinic first thought, the hospital said in a letter to patients. The clinic run by University ...

Published:  Tue, 27 Mar 2018 14:52:00 GMT

The Latest: Montana county agrees to upgrade water system

40 p.m. A Montana county has agreed to upgrade a small community drinking water system after securing $588,000 in grants. The proposed agreement between Beaverhead County and the U.S. Department of Justice was filed Wednesday with a lawsuit that accused ...

Published:  Fri, 30 Mar 2018 20:42:00 GMT

This home security system can 'see' through walls

"It used to be that security systems could protect only what was right in front of them," said Geoffrey Fowler at The Wall Street Journal. But Aura, a $500 home security system, can "see" through walls and around corners so you don't have to fill your ...

Published:  Fri, 19 May 2017 03:03:00 GMT

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