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Home Security in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania MapIn a recent year, there were more than 52,000 burglaries in Pennsylvania. For residents wanting to better protect themselves against property crime and home invasion, there are many things they can do.

It is important to decrease the likelihood that criminals see a home as a target. Because they prefer homes that are easy to enter and exit undetected, burglars will often avoid Pennsylvania homes that have bright exterior lighting (especially lighting that is triggered by a motion detector) and that do not have landscaping to give them a hiding place near windows and doors. A significant percentage of burglaries occur when Pennsylvania residents leave their doors and windows unlocked, giving intruders the easiest possible route into homes.

Also, residents' preparation for long-term absences can affect whether or not their homes are noticed by potential burglars. To give the impression that a home is occupied, lights and other commonly-used devices (e.g. radios) should be placed on timers that turn off and on in a pattern that simulates normal use. In other words, lights go on in the evening and shut off at bedtime, rather than being on all the time. Having a neighbor collect mail, packages, and newspapers, instead of placing a hold on those deliveries, makes it look like there is still someone at home. Even turning phone ringers down so that someone on the street can't hear that calls are regularly going unanswered can help fool would-be intruders into thinking that a home's occupants are still present.

Nonetheless, the most effective protection available to Pennsylvanians is with a good home security system. Most home security packages currently available on the market offer 24/7 monitoring of window and door sensors, smoke detectors, and all other system components. For Pennsylvania residents who are regularly away from home for extended periods of time - for work or vacation, for example - remote technology included in some home security packages allows them to see the status of their system from anywhere in the world that their smartphone or laptop has an Internet connection.

 

Suit: Builder Didn't Use Fire-Resistant Materials at PA Senior Center

To make matters worse, the suit states, the alarm system designed to alert staff when water was shut off was providing a false reading -- wrongly signaling that the water was flowing and available. That issue aside, the suit contends the builders of the ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:04:00 GMT



Roof Ventilation at Pennsylvania Apartment Fire

News Working - Sunday afternoon, Bethlehem transmitted the box for the alarm system and quickly upgraded it to a structural fire with people trapped on the balconies at 3025 East Blvd. On arrival, a working fire signal was transmitted and the second alarm ...

Published:  Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:55:00 GMT



Lawsuit alleges 'agonizing and lonely deaths' in Barclay Friends fire

His reporting has examined police mistreatment of rape victims, corruption among Pennsylvania public officials ... To make matters worse, the suit states, the alarm system designed to alert staff when water was shut off was providing a false reading ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:46:00 GMT



Lawsuit alleges "˜agonizing and lonely deaths' in West Chester senior facility fire

To make matters worse, the suit states, the alarm system designed to alert staff when water was shut off was providing a false reading - wrongly signaling that the water was flowing and available. That issue aside, the suit contends the builders of the ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:21:00 GMT



Lewisham residents shocked there was no alarm after flat fire on Grenfell anniversary

Residents of a London block of flats were alerted to a fire in their building a year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster by screaming onlookers when there was no alarm. Roma Corte in Lewisham Credit: PA Alix Mabon ... a sprinkler system suppressed the ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Jun 2018 03:10:00 GMT



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service forester with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. "It's one of the most toxic plants in North America." Franklin County Commissioner Robert Thomas is ringing the alarm. "This can be very dangerous," Thomas said.

Published:  Thu, 14 Jun 2018 05:48:00 GMT



Dynamark Security Centers signs strategic alliance agreement with National Network Group

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Published:  Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:31:00 GMT



'Complete chaos' at Dublin Airport after PA system gets stuck on evacuation mode

The PA system repeated the following message on loop from 6.30am: "Attention please, attention please. We are responding to an alarm activation. Please evacuate this area immediately and follow the directions of airport staff." The malfunctioning order ...

Published:  Fri, 01 Jun 2018 04:44:00 GMT



Why shouldn't we expect our students to know American civics | Dom Giordano

Our legislators in Harrisburg sort of feel that kids graduating from Pennsylvania high schools should know America ... The legislators said with this bill that they are sounding the alarm. If Paul Revere had sounded an alarm like this, we might not ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:24:00 GMT



Residents `shocked there was no alarm´ after flat fire on Grenfell anniversary

Residents of a London block of flats were alerted to a fire in their building a year on from the Grenfell Tower disaster by screaming onlookers when there was no alarm. Alix Mabon ... said a sprinkler system "suppressed" the fire, which was contained ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:51:00 GMT



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