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Home Security in Virginia

Virginia MapThere are more than 26,000 burglaries in Virginia in an average year. When residents want to avoid becoming the 1 in 48 people to fall victim to property crime or home invasion, they have a number of steps they can take that will help increase their home security.

In order to accomplish this, residents should decrease the probability that potential criminals will see their homes as a target. Because they prefer homes that will let them in and out without being noticed, intruders tend to avoid Virginia homes that have good exterior lighting (especially fixtures triggered by motion detectors) and without landscaping to serve a hiding place near doors and windows. However, many easily-preventable burglaries occur when Pennsylvania residents leave their doors and windows unlocked.

Also, Virginians' preparation for long-term periods without home occupancy can determine if their residences come to the attention of burglars. While on vacation or otherwise absent, homeowners should make sure to have lights and other commonly-used devices (e.g. radios) on timers in a pattern that copies normal usage: lights go on in the evening and off at night instead of being turned on all the time. Asking a neighbor or friend to collect mail and other deliveries, instead of placing them on hold, gives the impression that someone is still at home. Turning phone ringers lower or off, so that someone on the street can't hear that calls are not being answered, will also fool possible intruders into believing that occupants of the home are still present.

But, the best protection available to Virginians is with an extensive home security system. Most home security packages available in today's market offer around-the-clock monitoring of window and door sensor and all other system components. For Virginia residents who are away from home for extended periods of time - for work or vacation, for example - remote technology included by many home security companies lets them see the details of their system from anywhere that their smartphone or laptop has a connection to the Internet.


Police Alarm Portal, Powered by I-View Now, Sends Video to Authorized Emergency Responders

Virginia, the first city to use PSAP. "The City of Richmond is honored to have been chosen to participate in a pilot of Police Alarm Portal with I-View Now, stated Bill Hobgood, Systems Developer Lead for City of Richmond, Department of Information ...

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 08:50:00 GMT

Trump nominates Robert Wilkie as VA secretary

President Trump donates first quarter salary to VA House votes to expand veterans' access to private care Veterans groups sound alarm on plan to replace VA ... to see doctors outside the VA's health care system. The bill passed the House in a bipartisan ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 14:06:00 GMT

Editorial: Virginia House panel must talk about guns

In March, Kirk Cox, the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates ... targets" - making it tougher for intruders to gain access, beefing up alarm and defense systems, giving students and teachers places to take refuge, and the like.

Published:  Sun, 06 May 2018 21:00:00 GMT

At the VA, a Law Meant to Discipline Executives is Being Used to Fire Low-Level Workers

The VA's Pittsburgh system, which has 3,000 employees ... In late February, six Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the VA expressing alarm that the law's application "runs counter to congressional intent." A bipartisan group of lawmakers ...

Published:  Fri, 11 May 2018 21:14:00 GMT

Putting the systems together

Robert has since retired, but after working in Virginia, my son, Kyle ... fire sprinkler and fire alarm systems. We had to work with 57 different federal agencies, each with their unique requirements, and provided phased design drawings to provide the ...

Published:  Thu, 10 May 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Pentagon Writes 'Devastating' Review On Kushner-Backed Health Care Project For VA

Politico: The first stage of a multibillion-dollar military-VA digital health program championed by ... POLITICO story in which doctors and IT specialists expressed alarm about the software system, describing how clinicians at one of four pilot centers ...

Published:  Sat, 12 May 2018 23:13:00 GMT

Will Don Blankenship Do in West Virginia What Roy Moore Did in Alabama

"We have a three-alarm fire in West Virginia," Republican strategist Ford O'Connell ... and are ultimately responsible for the wave of Trumpism the American political system is seeing, said Trippi. "This thing has been going on within the ...

Published:  Mon, 07 May 2018 11:01:00 GMT

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Published:  Thu, 17 May 2018 09:05:00 GMT

NHTSA keeps ringing the alarm on Takata air bags

RING THE ALARM: NHTSA is worried that consumers are moving too slowly ... consumers aren't buying them in high numbers. SIGH: Virginia metro riders who survived WMATA's Safetrack repairs a couple of summers ago can look forward to reliving that ...

Published:  Tue, 08 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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