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Tips on General Security and Identity Theft

  Protecting yourself… …Is the mailbox at your home or business vulnerable? If your mailbox does not have a key or combination lock to prevent mail from being removed after it is delivered, install a locking mailbox without delay. …Do not place your outgoing mail in your mailbox for your postman to pick up. Mail […]

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Illustration depicting a sign with a Carbon Monoxide concept.

Carbon Monoxide – The invisible killer – are you protected?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death….. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but carbon monoxide can kill you. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms …Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can cause symptoms easily confused with signs of flu, food poisoning, or other illnesses and can cause long term health risks. […]

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More Important Than Turning Your Clock Back…

When you set your clocks back one hour this fall, make SURE that you also change all smoke alarm batteries.   AND check to see how old your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are!  Many manufacturers recommend replacement of these units after as soon as five (5) years!! Now is also the time to consider having […]

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On Halloween 2015

Serious Criminal Activity at its Highest During Peak Trick-or-Treat Hours (6 pm to 8 pm) Imagine if criminals (burglars, robbers & rapists) could walk around your neighborhood in disguise, making them unrecognizable to anyone including a security camera. In addition, if they ring your doorbell, it is very likely that you would simply open your […]

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Parent Holds The Hand Of A Small Child

Kidnap-Proof Your Child

Unfortunately, we are frequently notified by schools and law enforcement of attempted abductions, and we often learn about the release of convicted sex offenders into our communities. Gone are the days when children could just go outside and play alone and unsupervised. We encourage parents, grandparents, and caregivers to continually communicate and prepare the child […]

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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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