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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Explosive Gas AlarmCarbon monoxide is known as the “silent killer”. Carbon monoxide is the result of over 400 unintentional deaths, 20,000 visiting the emergency room, and over 4,000 people being hospitalized every year. Put this fatal fume on alert by investing in a special detector. Without a detector, you cannot naturally detect a threat since it is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Ease your worries by calling the professionals at Control Systems to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
Carbon monoxide leaks can occur if home utilities that run on fuel are not installed properly. Since you cannot detect if a leak is occurring, installing the proper safety amenities is important. Installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home alerts you and the authorities of any potential danger. Having this detector installed can save your life.
Call Control Systems today at (718) 948-3200 about installing a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Rest assured that the professionals will do their best to ensure your family’s safety.

Natural Gas Detectors

1-1246450872gCFFHaving a carbon monoxide detector in your home is the law. Natural gas is even more deadly than carbon monoxide and we use it in our kitchen and to heat our homes every day. Natural gas can suffocate you as quickly as carbon monoxide and it also has the added danger of being combustible. Every home should have natural gas detection. This is where the professionals at Control Security come in, as we offer customers a natural gas detector that helps detect natural gas leaks and helps to save lives.

A natural gas detector is a useful tool that everyone should have installed in their kitchen. Acting as a second eye to ensure the safety of your family and your property, this is a vital appliance in safeguarding and protecting yourself and your home. This device is groundbreaking as it detects a possible gas leak that can be sourced from your stove or oven. As Control Security installs your natural gas detector, you can now rest easy knowing you have increased awareness against gas leaks in your home.

For the elderly, a potential natural gas leak is especially dangerous because they may not be able to detect a leak. We urge you to advise any elderly family members to have the installation of our Control Systems natural gas detector so you can have a peace of mind about detection of gas leaks.

Control Security is a leading provider of all things security and safety on Staten Island. Rest easy knowing that the products installed by our company assist in maintaining the safety and security of your family, your home, and your valuables. For more information about our services, or to book an installation appointment, please call us at (718) 948-3200.

5 Alarming Statistics About Break-ins

How easy is it for a burglar to get into your home? The statistics on break-ins in America may show you that your home may not be safe without an alarm system. We’ve compiled five statistics on burglaries, to show the importance of proper home security.

  • 30% of all break-ins are not forced. 3 out of 10 burglars simply walk into a target house via an unlocked door or open window, without using force. It is an astonishing ratio, but many people leave windows open when they leave the house or overnight, giving burglars their way in unintentionally.
  • About ⅓ of all burglars go in through the front door, whether it is unlocked or not. Old and/or hollow wooden doors are relatively easy for the average criminal to kick in and enter. Replacing your hollow or old wooden doors with a metal-clad or solid wood door can help prevent break-ins. Strong locks or deadbolts can also help to defend your home. Motion lighting and security cameras are strong deterrents for criminals looking to bash their way in.
  • Roughly every 15 seconds, a home in america is invaded. More burglaries happen in the US statistically than in any other country in the world.
  • In about 28% of all break-ins in America, at least one member of the household is home. 7% of burglaries result in a household member being involved in violence during the break-in.
  • A large majority of burglars will purposefully not target a house if they know that there is an alarm system present in the building. Also, most burglars flee if an alarm is sounded.

Protect your family and ease your mind with only the best in home and business protection and surveillance equipment. The professionals at Control Security Alarms are here to help you help keep your family and your home safe. For more information on our video surveillance and control systems, give Control Security Alarms, your Staten Island alarm dealer a call today at (718) 948-3200.

Improvements in Monitoring With Video Verification

Criminals that break into homes and businesses often escape before the police arrive. This is because the police do not put break-ins as a high priority crime because the break-ins aren’t verified. Our expert monitors help your business get the proper security response, faster. When our systems identify that someone entered your business, we can identify if that person is trespassing. Our monitors send a response to the police quicker, while the criminal is still in the building. This quick response system is known as Video Verification. While standard surveillance and monitoring can allow you or the police to see the crime, Video Verification can help identify the burglar, contact the police faster, With the criminal still inside, the police make the event a higher priority, and the response time is quicker. Video Verification of the robbery allows the police to treat it as a crime in progress (priority 1), instead of a completed crime (priority 3) or a false alarm. With Video Verification Security, burglars are less likely to escape. Many insurance companies are updating policies to encourage home and business owners to install video verification systems. Video Verification should result in less property loss and better capture rates of burglars. Advances with this technology have made Video Verification Systems more effective and affordable for the average small business.
Protect your family and ease your mind with only the best in home and business protection and surveillance equipment. The professionals at SI Alarm are here to help you help keep your family and your home safe. For more information on our video surveillance and control systems, give Control Security Alarms, your Staten Island alarm dealer a call today at (718) 948-3200.

5 tips for Summer Home Security

The weather is getting hot and humid, and the warmer months are when burglars strike the most. Don’t let a criminal take advantage of your family, and protect your home with these 5 tips.
1  Burglars can and will use anything to their advantage. Keep ladders locked up or in the house when not in use. Trim trees and shrubs that could provide cover or that could be climbed to gain entry into your home. If you have a dog door, make sure you can lock it off when you don’t need it. Some burglars will try and fit through it or unlock a door by reaching through
2  Clean up your front lawn. Remove newspapers and trim the hedges. These tasks make a home look lived in and active, which could deter burglars. Your neighbors will also appreciate this.
3  Light up your yard. Motion sensor flood lights can help deter burglars and give you a better view of your driveway when coming home at night. No burglar wants to be spotted, let alone lit up for everyone to see.
4  Don’t announce trips. Do not post trip plans on social media sites. Wait until you return home to post pictures. Nothing says “rob me” quite like “We are in another country for this week.” Have a close friend or family member look after your house while you are away, including picking up the newspapers and mail.
5  Add home security to your mobile device. Home security while you are at work or on vacation can help you better secure your house. Home automation can help you keep your energy bills down. You can also set lights on a timer to simulate activity if you are away.
Protect your family and ease your mind this Summer with only the best in home protection and surveillance equipment. The professionals at SI Alarm are here to help you help keep your family and your home safe. For more information on our video surveillance and control systems, give Control Security Alarms, your Staten Island alarm dealer a call today at (718) 948-3200.

Make Your Home Look Active

As the weather warms up, burglaries become more common. If you are going away on vacation, it is important to have your home look like it has activity. A home that looks like someone is on premises is less likely to get robbed.
Have someone you trust collect the mail and newspaper daily. One of the biggest signs of inactivity in a home is a full mailbox. If you have a home automation system, set your lights on a timer to mimic home activity. If you do not have this service, ask a neighbor or someone you trust to turn lights on and off throughout the day. Before leaving, make sure bushes are trimmed, and if you have a gardener or landscaper, they should keep up appearances. Do not use social media to tell people that you are out of town. Posts and pictures can wait until you return, and can show the world that no one is in your home. For more protection when you go away, consider having a surveillance system installed.
Contact us today at (718) 948-3200 to inquire more information about our security systems and services for your home or office, and how you can be safer at home or work, throughout your day.

Spring Burglary Prevention Tips

Warm weather in the Spring brings around something unwanted that most people don’t notice – more burglaries. Spring crime rates rise with the warmer weather, for two major reasons: warmer weather and outdoor activities.

Warm weather leads to more burglaries in two ways. The first is simple: with warmer weather comes warmer nights. Most burglars rob in the warmer seasons because the cold can make stealing more difficult. The second is access. As the weather is warmer, people open more windows and use screen doors for a nice breeze in the home. This gives burglars and thieves more ways of breaking into your home.

Spring activities such as gardening and lawn care often lead to an unlocked entry for burglars. Open garage doors and unlocked back doors can give a thief quick access to your valuables while you are right outside.

You can’t stop every burglary by just locking your door. A quality alarm system, outdoor lighting, and even a watchdog can greatly reduce and prevent criminals from burglarizing your home or business. Keep your valuables, and more importantly your family, safe from harms way at home with CCTV security monitoring and alarm systems from Control Security Services.

Contact us today at (718) 948-3200 to inquire more information about our security systems and services for your home or office, and how you can be safer at home or work, throughout your day.

Control Systems – Business Security

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Every business owner wants to ensure that their business remains safe and secure. Control Systems can ease the minds of entrepreneurs everywhere with their Business Security offering.

 When businesses are not secured and protected, they are at a risk of losing all of the worth of the business. Business Security allows for maximum security with burglary, CCTV, 24/7 monitoring, environmental control monitoring and much more.

 Hold Up/Panic Systems are another protection feature that any business should not do without. Ensure the safety of your employers, your customers, along with yourself by investing in this life-saving feature. This way, if danger threatens your business, help is just one click away.

 The team at Control Systems is up-to-date with the latest in system protection services. To inquire for more information, please call us at (718) 948-3200.

 

Save Energy with Home Control

Remote Services – Save Energy

Upgrading your security system can allow you to take total control of your home. During the winter while your away or at work, the convenience of remote control in your home has never been easier. Connecting to your home remotely offers many benefits you might not have thought of.  Control your security, cameras, locks, lighting and thermostat. Remote by Tuxedo Touch helps you to save money on your energy bills and simplify your life. Lock and unlock doors remotely. Watch your home while you’re away. Remotely control of your lights, blinds and more. Call 718-948-3200 for a free consultation.

Snowbird Checklist

vacation photoThis list is for all of you Snowbirds that are leaving your Staten Island residence after the Holidays. Here are a few safety tips to keep on mind before your are on your way to warmer weather. When in doubt have a professional shut down appliances, and internal electronics while you are away. Have a safe winter.

 

  1. Make it seem like you are home
  2. Stop mail and newspaper subscriptions
  3. Have a neighbor remove fliers left on your premises
  4. Have your lawn and snow taken care of
  5. Put lights on varying timers
  6. Insulate pipes and use temperature alerts
  7. Darin pipes and consider having a plumber clear your lines
  8. Shut off water to all appliances like ice makers, washing machine, hot water heater if not in use.
  9. Remove all valuables
  10. Secure all entryways
  11. Set alarm and alert systems
  12. Unplug all appliances