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Upgrade Your House With Home Automation

Home Automation is no longer seen as  futuristic. It’s today’s standard that greatly increases the value, safety, enjoyment and efficiency of your home. It’s technology that’s used to simplify and enhance your life at home. Home automation and control is easy to use. With APB Home Automation you can effortlessly control everything in your home, […]

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Are Your Smoke/Heat Alarms Operational? Are They Monitored?

Are Your Smoke/Heat Alarms Operational? Are They Monitored? Although the importance of operational smoke alarms has been stressed in several of our past newsletters, tragedies continue to occur.   A recent Staten Island Advance article reported that “the lack of smoke detectors figured in Staten Island fire death last year”, referring to the tragic death of […]

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A Carbon Monoxide Tragedy Averted

Our Central Station received a phone call from a customer, insisting that his alarm was triggered because of a power outage at his home, and warning our Central staff NOT to call the Fire Department when his carbon monoxide detector went off.     Fortunately, our Central Station staff followed protocol and notified the Fire […]

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A Burglar Caught in the Act

“Videofied” (an affordable, wireless motion sensor and camera) sent a ten-second video clip to our Central Station, which showed an intruder in a commercial building. Police responded and found no one. Then, a second video clip was received by Central, showing the intruder was still inside. When this information was received by the Police, they […]

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Successful Theft From A Colleague’s

For two years, a staff member had a trusted, long term, "friend of the family" babysitter watching her 10 year old son for a few hours after school. The baby sitter was reliable, always on time, was an honors student at a local high school, came from a family with caring, involved parents, and got […]

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Attempted Theft From My Own Master Bedroom

I found it difficult, but necessary to leave my house for two hours while 5 workers from 3 different trades were providing various services in my basement and on the 1st floor. Even though I trusted the owners of each firm, I chose to arm only my bedroom motion detectors, as the workers had absolutely […]

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