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Home Security in Tennessee

Tennessee MapWith the likelihood of becoming a victim of property crime at 1 in every 31 residents, homeowners and renters in Tennessee are looking for ways to better protect themselves from burglary and home invasion.

The first steps are simple and inexpensive. Doors should have a solid core and heavy-duty deadbolts and strike plates, making it more difficult for an intruder to break open a door by force or by sliding a credit card between the latch and the frame. Windows on horizontal tracks should be reinforced with a wooden dowel in those tracks, to prevent the window being slid open. The least expensive method of burglary prevention, and one of the most overlooked, is to ensure that all doors and windows are both closed and locked before leaving home; a high percentage of burglaries happen when Tennessee residents give criminals an easy entry to their homes. Even home safes have dropped in price, and they can provide a safe place to store important documents, money, jewelry, and other valuables; safes not be left standing freely but rather installed into floors or shelving so that they can't be carried off.

However, having an electronic home security system installed provides the most thorough way to protect Tennessee families and belongings. Today's home security systems give customers around-the-clock protection and monitoring of door and window alarms, smoke detectors, and other system components and can alert authorities to a problem before the homeowners are even aware. Even renters are able to take advantage of the protection offered by home security systems, whether or not such systems are offered by property owners: wireless systems are easy-to-install and don't require a connection to existing wiring, giving tenants the ability to use such systems without obtaining landlord consent beforehand.

Tennessee residents can choose from a number of reputable home security companies who will help them select an affordable package that best meets their needs.


H.B. contracts with security system company to help reduce false-alarm burglary calls

Aiming to curb a high number of false-alarm burglary calls that Police Chief Robert Handy says eat up his staff's time, the Huntington Beach City Council on Monday approved a five-year, $600,000 contr...

Published:  Tue, 05 Feb 2019 18:30:00 GMT

Wednesday on NBC3 at 11: Using home security systems to solve crimes

in Tennessee. Wednesday on NBC3 at 11 p.m. we'll show you the crimes solved because of home security systems, the one thing police don't want you to forget to do if you have one.

Published:  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 07:13:00 GMT

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Bill Frist - prepared to lift the curtain on its 2019 annual report on education in Tennessee, members of the General Assembly are, like SCORE, in the paradoxical position of simultaneously pointing w...

Published:  Tue, 12 Feb 2019 15:18:00 GMT

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Published:  Mon, 04 Feb 2019 05:41:00 GMT

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