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Nov 18 2021

Honeywell vs. DMP Security Systems

Honeywell and DMP are two of the most popular electronic security manufacturers in operation. At ...
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Nov 18 2021

Honeywell vs. DMP Security Systems

Honeywell and DMP are two of the most popular electronic security manufacturers in operation. At Valley Alarm, we offer products from both brands; furthermore, we ...

Nov 17 2021

Faster Fire Alarm Panels from Valley Alarm

The supply chain crisis has affected nearly every industry, including electronic security and fire detection technologies. When you’re a developer facing stringent fire code requirements ...

Nov 15 2021

Help for the Security Risks of Homelessness

Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that more than 60,000 homeless people are living on the streets of Los Angeles County. Conditions of homelessness have been ...

Nov 11 2021

Valley Alarm Participates in Special Olympics Torch Run

Earlier this week, Valley Alarm was out to show support for both the Special Olympics and the San Fernando Police Department. We provided an aid ...

Nov 1 2021

Valley Alarm Hosts 2021 Annual Truck or Treat

We want to thank everyone who attended our "Trunk or Treat" event this past Sunday. It was a terrific Halloween evening! Specifically, we want to ...

Oct 26 2021

Don’t Let Fire Season Threaten Your Cannabis Business

In Southern California, wildfire season peaks in October and can last through December in years with low rainfall. This poses a severe threat to legal ...

Oct 8 2021

Video Guard Monitoring for Property Management

If you manage a residential community, most of the security challenges you experience likely occur at entryways and common areas; that's in addition to the ...
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Oct 4 2021

Halloween Safety Guide

Some people take weeks to decorate their house aiming to be the fiendish house on the block. In addition, it can also be a hassle ...
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Sep 24 2021

Remote Guard Video Monitoring for Contractors

Today’s contractors are faced with ongoing concerns over the cost of construction materials. The cost of lumber reached a peak last spring and took a ...

Sep 21 2021

Avoiding Cannabis Theft this Croptober Season

Croptober, the early fall season during which around 80% of sun-grown cannabis is harvested, is safer from natural threats in Southern California than it is ...

Sep 8 2021

What Message Does Security Send About Your Cannabis Business?

Despite the legalization of cannabis in California over four years ago, there are still very few legal dispensaries in the Greater Los Angeles area. Bureaucratic ...

Aug 9 2021

Going on Vacation? Manage Your Home Security Remotely

Last summer, travel was strongly discouraged — but as we near the end of summer 2021, many of us are excited to get in at ...

Jul 13 2021

Your Summer Safety Checklist

Summer is nearing its apex, and we’re all in checklist mode. Gone to the beach? Check. Taken a dip in the pool? Check. Hosted a ...

Jun 14 2021

Home Security for Father’s Day 2021

This year’s Father’s Day may look a little different than in years past, given that more dads are now working from home, many have dealt ...
Kids

Jun 9 2021

Filling in School Security Gaps Over Summer Break

It’s been a strange school year, and now campuses are about to sit empty once again for a long summer break. That leaves them vulnerable ...
access control

May 31 2021

The Many Needs for Managed Access Control

It’s common for property management companies to have someone on call around the clock to deal with various property issues. Late night and weekend phone ...
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May 25 2021

Reducing the Risk of Internal Theft in the Cannabis Space

Internal theft is one of the biggest threats to the health of a cannabis enterprise. According to one California-based insurance broker, approximately 90% of theft ...
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May 25 2021

ValleyGuard Virtual Guard Video Monitoring for Construction

If you run a construction site, you know the risks of leaving it unattended after-hours — like theft of copper, wood, and fixtures. Not only ...
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May 25 2021

ValleyGuard Video Monitoring vs. Live Security Guards

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California employs more security guards than any other state in the U.S. According to the most recently available ...

May 19 2021

Fire Alarm Systems Save Lives

Every day in the United States, 53 people are injured and 11 die in home fires. The fact is that many of these fires, injuries ...
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May 17 2021

How a Security System Can Protect Your Kids

Many people think that security systems are meant to deter burglars from breaking into homes and businesses when people aren't there. That's true. But perhaps ...
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May 3 2021

What is Cannabis Compliant Security?

After just three years, California’s legal cannabis market reached $4 billion in sales by 2020. Those who are considering opening a cannabis business in the ...
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May 1 2021

What’s So Great About Proactive Video Monitoring?

We hear a lot of questions about how to go about monitoring video feeds. While there are products that let you see your home security ...
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Apr 29 2021

Vacation: Are you Ready?

Summer is around the corner and so are summer vacations! Before you head off to relax, though, are you truly ready? Take our quiz to ...
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Apr 23 2021

Covid-19: Summary of Guideline to Reopen Schools

As the state of California prepares to fully reopen its economy on June 15th, like many parents, your main concern is with the public school ...

Apr 8 2021

Keep Yourself Safe While on Social Media!

Millions of people check into or disclose their location to at least one social media network per day. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and ...
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Feb 19 2021

Smoke Alarm Performance In House Fires

SMOKE ALARM PERFORMACE IN HOUSE FIRES DOES THE INSTALLATION OF SMOKE ALARMS REDUCE THE FATALITY RATE IN HOUSE FIRES? Yes. Detection devices like battery-powered smoke ...
Home Invasion Safety

Feb 14 2021

Home Invasion Safety! – Stay Protected

A home invasion is when robbers force their way into an occupied home, apartment or hotel room to commit a robbery or other crime. The ...
Burn Safety

Feb 14 2021

Burn Safety Awareness

Children under the age of 5-years-old account for 52 percent of all child fire deaths according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Each year, approximately ...

Feb 14 2021

Reduce the Risk of Becoming a Victim

The first step in protecting yourself against becresidential crimes is education. What does that really mean? That means facing the hard facts and using that information ...
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Dec 24 2020

Prevent Unplanned Repairs – Fire Alarm Maintenance

Fire alarms and false alarms problems can be caused by a number of sources, such as age, dust, dirt, contaminates, and vandalism. Even remodeling and ...
Holiday Safety

Dec 23 2020

Holiday Safety

Here at Valley Alarm, we put our customers' safety first! Stay safe this holiday season with our helpful tips: Going on vacation for the holidays? ...
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Dec 19 2020

Warehouse Security – Protecting Your Warehouse

Warehouse security is sometimes overlooked, other than perhaps exterior door locks and alarms security professionals will tell you that security is substantially about access to ...
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Dec 11 2020

Holiday Safety Tips to Remember – Home Security

Did you know that the holiday season is the busiest time of the year? Due to the hustle and bustle of the season it can ...
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Dec 5 2020

How CCTV Can Benefit Your Hotel

The use of CCTV in hotel parking lots has grown dramatically in recent years due its perceived ability to deter and detect crime, and its ...
Early Fire Detection

Nov 27 2020

Early Detection for Fire and Water Damage – Fire Detection

Fire detection is key part of a facility fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke will follow fast. Working fire detection with smoke ...
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Nov 22 2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Valley Alarm!

As families are planning out their Thanksgiving cooking for a feast, we would like to offer a few precautionary tips to keep in mind. Per ...
Preventing Metal Theft

Nov 21 2020

Preventing Metal Theft

With the price of metal going up on a daily basis we’ve seen a rapid increase in metal thefts especially in aluminum, steel & especially ...

Nov 21 2020

Why Do I Need A Professional?

When you want the best solution to a problem that arises what do you do? Do you spend time trying to become an expert so ...
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Nov 20 2020

Test your Thanksgiving Safety Knowledge

The turkey's ready to go into the oven, potatoes are mashed and ready in their dish, and the pumpkin pies are finally poured and waiting ...
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Nov 18 2020

Thanksgiving Day Safety

    Thanksgiving Day is still the peak day for home cooking fires. According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Data Snapshot for ...
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Nov 9 2020

Wildfire Safety

California's fire season is now year-round. With wildfires liable to break out at any time, it's more important than ever to be prepared for a ...
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Nov 7 2020

How A Doorbell System Can Improve Your Schools Safety

There seems to be a horrific trend as of late with school shootings.  Unfortunately, many schools have had to reevaluate their security systems and have ...

Oct 31 2020

Halloween Safety

It's Halloween! Goblins, ghouls, and mountains of candy abound. We at Valley Alarm hope you have a safe and spooktacular holiday. Here are our best ...

Oct 31 2020

Keep Your Customer’s Valuables Safe

Securing your storage facility and your customer's future business Studies have shown that customer's are naturally attracted to facilities that visibly show a sense of ...
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Oct 25 2020

Happy Halloween from Valley Alarm!

Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year for children! Valley Alarm keeps the safety of your family in mind so we’d ...
Church Security

Oct 24 2020

Church Video Surveillance Systems

It would be nice to think that video surveillance systems using CCTV are not needed for churches and other places of worship. But the truth ...

Oct 17 2020

Interactive Security Systems – Home Protection

How Many Hats Can You Wear? How an Interactive Security System Can Help! Email/text notification can be sent to you for events such as: system ...
Halloween Safety Tips

Oct 12 2020

Halloween Safety Tips

Children love Halloween; they get to dress up and eat candy, what else could a child ask for in a holiday?! Although its fun, all ...
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Oct 11 2020

Halloween Safety

Useful Information That Will Keep Your Children Safe This Halloween! Children love Halloween; they get to dress up and eat candy, what else could a ...
School Security

Oct 2 2020

12 Steps to Better Your School’s Front Entrance Security

There is much to learn about this recent trend of school shootings.  We can implement ways to boost security to help prevent, or at least ...
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Sep 27 2020

Beware of the Door-to-Door Salesman!

Who’s Really Knocking on Your Door?   The scenario goes something like this - You get a knock on your door and a salesman claiming ...

Sep 25 2020

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide – CO Detector

We like to think of our homes as a safe haven where we are protected and we can protect our families from the dangers of ...
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Sep 15 2020

Is your smoke detector being monitored?

The only way an unmonitored smoke detector will notify you of a fire is by loud, audible beeping. This works perfectly, if you happen to ...
Church Security

Sep 14 2020

Security in The Church – Church Protection

Should the doors of your church be opened or closed? Since 1999 their have been 427 gun related killings & countless injuries in churches around ...
Back to School Safety

Sep 8 2020

Back to School Safety

Back to School season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, lunch packing and the course planning have ...
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Sep 6 2020

Get Monitored! – Smoke Detectors

Get Monitored! The Importance of Monitored Smoke Detectors Federal law requires that every residence or dwelling must have smoke detectors installed.  However, not all smoke ...

Sep 3 2020

Don’t Lose Your Peace of Mind! – Remodel Considerations

When dealing with your property little investment can provide large peace of mind! Don’t fall victim to property loss caused by burglaries!  No matter if ...
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Aug 31 2020

Smart Security at your Doorstep

What is a Skybell? SkyBell works as a video intercom. It enables you to see and speak with visitors at your door from a smart ...
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Aug 30 2020

Free Emergency Contact List

Do you have an emergency contact list? School is officially back in session, which means busy nights. In all the hustle and bustle, it's easy ...
Preventing School Invasions

Aug 24 2020

What Can We Do To Prevent School Invasions? – Intrusion Detection

Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook—these memories are seared into the mind of this American generation. Most, however, fail to remember Hillside Elementary School, Santa Monica ...
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Aug 12 2020

Security Camera Systems for Schools

Some people might argue that having outdoor security camera systems for schools is a waste of the school's or tax payer’s money, but there are ...
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Aug 11 2020

Back to School Safety

 Tips to Ensure Your Child Stays Safe! Back to school season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, ...
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Aug 10 2020

Life Safety Tips for the Hot Summer Months

How to Stay Safe in Record Heat With the hot months of summer fast approaching, it’s important to know how to stay safe during high ...

Aug 9 2020

FAQs of Home Security – Alarm System

FAQ’s before purchasing an alarm system You Need To Know This! There are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new home ...
School Safety

Aug 5 2020

Is Your Child’s School As Safe As You Think?

Our nation’s schools are faced with ongoing and growing threats: Violence, Drugs, Bullying, Crime, Natural Disasters and even Terrorism. Is your child’s school prepared for ...
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Jul 20 2020

RESIDENTIAL SECURITY SERVICES

Nothing is more important than protecting what you treasure most… your family and home. Valley Alarm provides top-of-the-line residential security systems backed by highly-trained professionals.
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Jul 7 2020

Summer Grilling Safety

Tips On How To Stay Safe While Having Fun! Every year dozens of people are injured and hundreds of fires are reported because of grilling ...
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Jul 5 2020

Welcome Summer with these Home Safety Tips!

Going on vacation this summer? Keep these helpful tips in mind while away from home during your summer trip! Reduce the appearance of an unoccupied ...
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Jun 20 2020

6 Ways an Interactive Security System Can Help

A security system is an important way to keep a building safe. However, an interactive security system may be more appropriate for you. Here are ...
Summer Safety

Jun 3 2020

Summer Safety

Most of us look forward to summer; the weather in Southern California is beginning to heat up which means summertime festivities are underway! Even though ...
Home Alarm System

May 22 2020

How An Alarm System Works – Explained

Electric alarm systems are over 100 years old, one of the earliest being patented by Alexander Pope of Boston. His system was very similar to ...
Home Security System

May 21 2020

The Three D’s of Home Security

Home security strategies can be broadly classified into three categories, often referred to as the three "Ds" of home security. These are deterrence, denial and ...
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May 20 2020

The Insurance and Tax Advantages of a Home Security System

A very important but often overlooked benefit of a security system is that it can give you substantial savings on your insurance premiums and tax ...

May 18 2020

What is a Central Station and Why Be Monitored?

A central station is a facilty that monitors security and other systems for specific situations, most commonly burglaries, robberies, fires and medical emergencies and then ...
Smoke Alarm monitoring

May 7 2020

The Importance of a Monitored Smoke Detector

If you own a smoke detector, you obviously realize how important they can be in helping prevent loss of life and property. But, it is ...

Apr 8 2020

FAQ: What Does the 3G Sunset Mean for You?

Forever in our hearts, soon to be phased out of wireless communications everywhere. We've been getting a lot of questions lately about the switch from ...
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Apr 3 2020

False Alarm Prevention with these Tips

Nationwide, approximately 98% of alarm activations that police respond to are false. False alarms are a major nuisance to police departments because they divert officers ...
CCTV Security Camera, Protect your home from thieves

Mar 20 2020

Do Security Cameras Benefit Your Property?

CCTV is a type of digital surveillance that uses cameras to transmit video to a connected screen(s) that displays the recorded activity. Here's five ways ...
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Mar 12 2020

Spring Home Security Tips

  Are you ready for Spring break and vacations?  Use our Spring Home Security tips below to get your home ready for warm weather. Remember, ...
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Mar 10 2020

Help Keep Your Neighborhood Safe as a Team!

Get together: Neighbors are your best confidants when it comes to preventing a burglary in your neighborhood. Getting to know them and building a rapport ...
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Mar 3 2020

Who Should Be On Your Emergency Contact List?

When you commit to being monitored by any alarm company, you need to provide an emergency contact for the site. This is true for residential ...
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Feb 28 2020

What Do We Mean By Wireless?

What Do We Mean By Wireless?
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Feb 24 2020

The Invisible Killer: Carbon Monoxide

You can't see, taste or smell the “Invisible Killer”: Carbon Monoxide (CO). It’s an odorless and colorless gas created by fuels burned incompletely. Additionally, Carbon ...
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Feb 20 2020

COMMERCIAL SECURITY SERVICES

Our commercial security systems are custom-designed, installed and monitored to meet your unique requirements. And our security solutions can scale seamlessly as your business grows ...
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Feb 17 2020

Remember: Test Your Alarm System Monthly!

Why test your alarm system? Your alarm system can keep you safe from potential invaders. However, an alarm system is useless if it malfunctions. It’s ...

Feb 14 2020

How to Keep Pets Safe at Home

You think about protecting your property and your valuables, so you probably are also concerned about how to keep pets safe at home. When it ...
Smart Phone Security

Feb 13 2020

Smartphone Security

Do you ever wonder what we did before smart phones? We used to have a land-line phone, digital camera, GPS, and a million other gadgets...now they are ...
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Feb 11 2020

Have a fire-y Valentine’s Day from Valley Alarm!

Did you know that the leading cause of house fires begin from cooking in the kitchen? Aside from kitchen fires, per U.S. Fire Administration, approximately ...
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Feb 5 2020

The Benefits of Access Control With Integrated Video

Access control systems are the wave of the future when it comes to building safety. Today, a variety of access control technologies work together. Hospitals, ...
Mudslide Guide

Feb 4 2020

Mudslide Guide

Torrential rain is sweeping through Southern California, and mudslide warnings are everywhere. Areas destabilized by wildfires are some of the most at-risk, and as we ...

Feb 3 2020

Beware of Door Knockers! Who’s Really Knocking on Your Door?

The scenario goes something like this - You get a knock on your door and a salesman claiming to represent a home alarm company gives ...
Home Burglar in a Mask

Feb 3 2020

How to Outsmart a Burglar

In our previous blog post, we presented a few important facts and statistics about burglaries. It’s helpful to keep these facts and statistics in mind ...
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Feb 3 2020

The Most Essential Places to Keep Your Fire Extinguisher

Did you know that fire extinguishers are essential on every floor in the home and workplace? Do you know the best rooms to keep them ...
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Feb 1 2020

4 Lesser Known Security Tips

  Next-Level Home Security Tips   There's a lot of common knowledge about keeping your home safe and sound. Here's a few home security tips ...
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Jan 29 2020

Do You Have Enough Camera Coverage?

People think that one camera with enough coverage for an entire room is all you need to keep your business or home secure. Is that ...
Burglary

Jan 27 2020

Burglary Facts & Statistics

Burglary Facts & Statistics Awareness is KEY to safety when it comes to knowing how to protect your home from becoming a victim to a ...
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Jan 25 2020

Property Management Closed Circuit Television – CCTV Systems

In recent years, more property managers have used high-tech CCTV systems and DVR products to strengthen management quality. Complexes that house hundreds of people are ...

Jan 20 2020

Safety Tips: Driving in the Rain

Driving in the rain, whether short or long-distance, is not only a hassle but it’s extremely dangerous. According to AAA, wet pavement contributes to nearly ...

Jan 20 2020

CONTRACTOR SECURITY SERVICES

As a contractor you have plenty of things to worry about—but security shouldn’t be one of them. Valley Alarm provides contractors with a full range ...
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Jan 16 2020

Access Control 101 – Point of Entry

What Security Goes at an Access Point? An access control point is anywhere that access can be electronically controlled. Usually, this is at the main ...
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Jan 5 2020

Cold Weather Leads to Car Theft Spike

Have you heard about warm-up thefts?  You can bet the average car thief has.  The National Crime Prevention Council says car thieves may be on ...
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