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Why you should consider a smart home solution

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020

Alarm systems and home security have come a long way. In comes smart homes. Parks and Associates conducted a consumer study that shows an increased purchase of smart home devices starting in 2019. The chart below shows that many homes own 3 or more smart home devices. With the invention of the smart phone and…

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Is an in-home camera really effective?

Posted on: September 10th, 2020

You purchase an extensive system that covers the outside of your home, that’s a given, but what about internal cameras? You might think that maybe you don’t need cameras inside, but in this case, the homeowner was able to get a clear look at the suspects by having cameras in their home, particularly in the…

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The Numbers: Property Crime Statistics for the United States

Posted on: August 10th, 2020

We took some time to go through the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, property crime statistics for the United States and wanted to share the numbers with you as of late. The 2019 numbers have not been finalized but they did indicate that property crimes from January ’09 to June showed a drop of…

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How to stay safe and secure while working from home

Posted on: July 29th, 2020

Covid-19 presented us with a lot of challenges not only with our home security but also as it pertains to our day to day job. More offices have decided for their staff’s safety that they would utilize a work from home policy. While at home, we can tend to become relaxed. With that being said,…

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What you need to know about safe rooms and is it worth the investment

Posted on: July 13th, 2020

If you have lived in Oklahoma for any amount of time, you’ve experienced a tornado or two. On average, Oklahoma gets about 57 per year, hence the name “tornado alley”. When a tornado hits your area, you want to be prepared. Have you considered a safe room, or a panic room as some may call…

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Outdoor Lighting for Security and Home Improvement

Posted on: June 12th, 2020

This time of year, many people are focusing on their home improvement projects. Outdoor lighting can really make your space visually beautiful at night. Another benefit to outdoor lighting is the added security it can provide as well. If you consider ways to lighten up your space at night, it can be a deterrent to…

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Keeping your data secure during the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on: May 19th, 2020

What criminals are doing to capitalize on it In 2020, the world went on quarantine and shut-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are out of work or on furlough, with no way to take care of their families. In comes the government to offer up a $1200 stimulus to help boost the economy.…

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Self-Install Home Security System

Posted on: May 8th, 2020

Introducing our latest convenience product: the Self-Install Home Security System. Does that terminology give you a hint of anxiety? Many of you may question your ability to DIY anything, let alone a high-tech job like this. However, FEAR NOT—gone are the days of headache, confusion and struggle. At Alcom, our goal is to turn the cons of…

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