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31 Jan
Security Worthy = All Homes

Security Worthy = All Homes

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As the title suggests, Tasco Security truly believes that all homes, no matter the size or quality, are worth a security system. We aren’t saying this just to get you to buy a security system from us. We believe in protecting homes, not just houses.

24 Jan
Things to Do Before Vacation

Things to Do Before Vacation

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It was a record warm December, but winter has now arrived and that winter get-away to somewhere warm may be calling your name. The unfortunate fact is, most break-ins occur while homeowners are away on vacation.

10 Jan
Home Security? There’s an App for That,

Home Security? There’s an App for That,

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There is an app for everything these days, even for home security.

Napco recently introduced its iBridge app that links your home security system and Z-Wave home devices with one convenient management and messenger service. There have been alarm systems with remote arming capabilities on the home security market for some time now, but this new trio of devices brings home security to a whole new level.

Things to Do Before Vacation

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It was a record warm December, but winter has now arrived and that winter get-away to somewhere warm may be calling your name. The unfortunate fact is, most break-ins occur while homeowners are away on vacation.

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If you are like most homeowners, you will worry about the safety and security of your home at least a little bit while you are away. Thankfully, here are some easy things you can do to prepare your home and put your mind at ease while you are away.

Alarms and Light Timers
To help deter intruders, set house lights to a timer so they go on at a set time in the evening even while you are away. It has been proven that if a home is lit at night, robbers are less likely to see the home as an easy target. Make sure your home alarm is set before you leave, and consider adding remote connectivity to your home security system so that you can arm and disarm your system even when you are miles away.

Call a Trusty Friend/Neighbor
When you go away, it is always nice to know there is someone watching over your home. Make sure this trustworthy person, whether they are a friend or a neighbor, has a set of keys, a passcode for the alarm system, and numbers to call if anything should happen. This trusty person should live close by so they can keep a lookout for your property as often as possible. Or hire a reputable property maintenance company to check on your house while you are away.

Just these few simple things can make you feel more secure about leaving your home, so you can sit back and enjoy your vacation. And if you are in need of an upgrade to your home security system, Tasco Security is just a call away.

18 Dec
We’re Making Tasco Security Services Even Better!

We’re Making Tasco Security Services Even Better!

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We are making a move to a new Central Monitoring Station that will give our loyal customers even more reliable security coverage.

Home Security? There’s an App for That

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There is an app for everything these days, even for home security.

Napco recently introduced its iBridge app that links your home security system and Z-Wave home devices with one convenient management and messenger service. There have been alarm systems with remote arming capabilities on the home security market for some time now, but this new trio of devices brings home security to a whole new level. napco app

Have you ever dreamed of living like the Jetsons? No we don’t have robot housemaids to sell you, but with Z-Wave home devices it is almost as good. Z-wave technology enabled devices use a propriety signal that allows you to control the lights, thermostat, your garage door, etc. all from your smartphone or tablet.

The iBridge app allows you to connect your central alarm system programming with the Z-wave devices in your home. The iBridge app also allows you to have 24/7 updates on what is being used in your home --i.e. the thermostat, open doors and locks-- via the iMessenger system built into the app. The iMessenger system can be programmed to send you up-to-the-minute updates about the alarm system.

Say you are leaving on vacation, and while you are going through security at the airport, you have this feeling you’ve forgotten to lock the garage door, or arm the alarm system, you can use the iBridge app and iMessenger system to not only check on your concerns, but to also activate your alarm system or turn any Z-wave device on or off. And should something happen while you’re gone, your iMessenger system will alert you.

With Napco’s new iBridge app, linked with your alarm system and Z-wave home devices, you can have complete control of your home security. Call us today to discuss our line of Napco security systems.

Light Up the Night!

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Have you ever been driving late at night and come across a deer? You wait for it to cross the road but it is shocked by the bright headlights, and stops dead in its tracks. Imagine if you could stop intruders the same way!iphone lighting

Well, you can.

When an intruder is looking for a home to get into, they are looking for the easiest ways in and out without being detected by the homeowners or neighbors. With the addition of motion sensory lighting to your security system, you can deter would-be intruders and keep your home safe.

At Tasco Security we believe in a comprehensive approach to security. Alarm systems are a great place to start, but there are many ways to customize your own security system to offer the optimal amount of security for your needs and budget. If you are looking for added security, we highly suggest motion-sensory lighting and we can help you choose the lighting, and electrician to install your lighting, that fits your needs.

Not only do motion-sense lights deter potential intruders, they also create a well-lit area without searching for the light switch.

Imagine you are coming home after dark. Maybe you are just getting home from work with a car full of groceries, etc., and you are fumbling for your house keys in the dark. Maybe you don’t even make it to the front door because someone left the garden hose out and you’ve tripped over it in the dark and now everything you were carrying is all over the walkway. Or perhaps you live out in the woods, as many of us do, and human intruders are less of a worry than unwanted woodland visitors.

No matter what the scenario is, motion-sense lights could greatly contribute to your security and overall safety.

Security Worthy = All Homes

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As the title suggests, Tasco Security truly believes that all homes, no matter the size or quality, are worth a security system. We aren’t saying this just to get you to buy a security system from us. We believe in protecting homes, not just houses.

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Your home is where you greeted by pets at your front door after your workday. Your home is where you have your friends and family over to celebrate holidays, promotions, or the big game. Your home is where you tuck your children into bed after family dinner, homework, and their favorite cartoon.

Your home is more than just a house. It is a place of comfort and happiness regardless of what it looks like or where it is. Many of our customers are in the rural areas of the Upper Valley and we often hear that they don’t need a security system because they are in the middle of nowhere and no one will rob them out there.

We would love to believe this to be true, but the reality is that drug use rates in rural areas have drastically increased in the last five years. This unfortunately means that drug related crime, like home invasions, assaults, and robberies, is also on the rise.

Tasco Security would like to help you protect your home from this increase of crime and potential risk to you and your family. We are a locally owned and operated company so we know the area and can help create a customized security system that is specific to you and your family’s needs.

Whether your home is in the middle of nowhere, or right in town it is your home and the contents of your home are worth protecting no matter what. Call Tasco Security today to get started on designing a security system that fits you and your home.

Smartphone Security 101

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As technology grows, we rely on our smartphones and tablets more and more for our daily life. Whether you are skimming through social networks, streaming movies for the kids, syncing the families’ personal calendars into one, or using your phone as a second office, our smartphones have truly become our right hand man.
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With this in mind, security companies and alarm technicians have created a way for your smartphone to enhance your security system options. Most people use a basic alarm system that has a keypad to both activate, and deactivate your home’s alarm system. With the help of an app that has been wirelessly integrated into the security system, you are now able to alarm and dis-alarm your system remotely via your smartphone.

This can be taken a step further with more advanced security systems that include camera surveillance. With the connection of your surveillance and alarm systems to your smartphone, you can remotely monitor your home wherever you are. Stuck at the office and want to make sure the kids got home ok? You can check that right from your phone. On vacation and can’t remember if you activated your alarm before you ran out the house to the airport? You can do that from your phone too.

Although smartphone security cannot guarantee you more safety, it can make your security system more accessible to you. You are able to see a running record of who is in and out of your home, anything that his happening around your home, and you can be sent notifications if anything triggers your alarm.

Peace of mind at your fingertips is the goal of smartphone security and we at Tasco Security would like to help you have that peace of mind. As always, all of our security systems are customized to each customer’s needs, so give us a call today and ask how smartphone security could enhance your security system.

Putting Your Summer Home to Bed

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Unfortunately folks, it is that time. Summer is officially over and it is time to get that summer home closed up for the winter. It may seem like a daunting task but Tasco Security can help you with the biggest part of it; locking it up tight.

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When you have finished cleaning out your summer home and covering up the furniture, making sure all the windows and back doors are locked up, can you rest easy knowing that your summer home will be protected even when you are not there?

If you hesitated to answer that question, perhaps Tasco Security can help give you peace of mind by installing a new, customized security system. We know that everyone’s home is unique and therefore requires more than a one-size-fits-all alarm system, which is why we make sure each security system we install is created for each customers’ exact needs.

If you have never had a security system for your summer home, consider this. No matter where your summer home is located, empty summer homes are an easy target for burglars and squatters. Protecting your home from these intruders can be easy with a custom security system from Tasco Security. And if our reasonable prices don’t convince you remember that some homeowner’s insurance policies offer a discount for homes with security systems, especially, when the home is a part-time residence.

All of our security systems are tested weekly, so whether you are gone for a few months or a year, you can rest assured that your security system is doing its job and your summer home is safe. If it has been a while since you’ve upgraded your security system or you are looking to get one installed for before you close up your summer home this season, it may be time to call Tasco Security.

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