Home Security Tips to Protect you from Theft:
|2016 - Nationwide|
Estimated offenses known to law
Estimated arrests (% of offenses)
Robbery: the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Burglary: the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.
Larceny: the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.
Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 69.5% of all burglary offenses.
Burglaries may occur at any time, during the day while you are at work/running errands or in the evening using the cover of night. Make your property less appealing to theft. Burglars typically avoid property that is too risky or challenging. With the majority of burglars getting away with their crimes, the following are tips to prevent theft:
Automobiles - Most theft from vehicles happens in less than 20 seconds
Burglar Alarm System
Alarm yard signs and stickers usually deter thieves, but are no guarantee. Some burglars may try anyway, assuming there is no alarm system, the system is not armed or not monitored. A monitored alarm system, when triggered, will notify you and contact the proper authorities. Insurance companies often offer discounts for monitored alarm systems, especially when fire devices are used.
For more information on Burglar Alarm Systems and monitoring, please call us to schedule an appointment, DK Systems 760-360-4793.
DK Systems uses National Monitoring Center (NMC), a central station for monitoring services.
DK Systems offers monitoring of burglar alarm, security systems, fire systems and medical systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our UL Listed central station, which is prepared to contact the proper agency of your emergency. When calling the central station regarding an emergency, you will be connected to a friendly representative without the inconvenience of navigating an automated phone system.
People think, "It can't happen to me". The truth is a fire, medical emergency or an intrusion can happen to anyone at any time. Monitoring through our central station provides peace of mind on unforeseen emergencies.
Quality door locks are essential, but they cannot call for help when broken.
What happens when you have monitoring and your armed system detects an intrusion, or your system detects smoke or you are having a medical emergency?
When you have monitoring, your home or business will have yard signs and window stickers indicating the premise has a monitored system.
You may qualify for a discount on your homeowners insurance when your burglar system, security system or fire system is monitored.
Contact us today and find out about our low monitoring rates!
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How to Prevent False Alarms:
You have an alarm system to keep you, your loved ones, pets, possessions and home/business safe. When your system reports an alarm, emergency services are dispatched. When that alarm turns out to be false, it is a waste of emergency resources. Thousands of hours are spent investigating alarm reports that turn out to be false. False alarms take first responders away from actual emergencies. Many cities assess fines for false alarms (extreme fines for excessive false alarms). False alarms make your security system less reliable and credible. False alarms can lead neighbors to ignore your alarm if it goes off repeatedly. False alarms may make you reluctant to arm your system, which exposes your home/business to undetected theft and fire.
False alarms caused by acts of nature or faulty equipment are rare. The largest cause of false alarms is human error.
Tips to prevent false alarms:
The main battery in an alarm system will typically last five years, less if frequent power outages occur. Routine maintenance can ensure the equipment is working properly and help prevent many false alarms from occurring. If needed, upgrade an old alarm system.
If you think your system is not working properly, call your alarm system provider.
If you would like to have your system checked and activated for monitoring, please call us to schedule service, DK Systems 760-360-4793.
The cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio require residential and business users of alarm systems to maintain alarm permits. The paperwork and payments are between the alarm user and the city. The links below each city will direct you to the city website to complete the alarm permit process.
Cathedral City - https://cathedralcity.citysupport.org/
Desert Hot Springs - contact City Hall at 760-329-6411
Palm Springs - https://palmspringsalarm.citysupport.org/