1. Tips to Prepare for Time Away From Home

    It’s an exciting time: You’re thinking about picking up stakes and heading for the open road for a while! Meanwhile, you’re wrapping things up at work, getting the kids ready for time away from school (or shipping them off to a relatives for a week or two). Plus, you’ve got to board the dogs, make sure the lawn is mowed while you’re away, the list goes on and on. So how do you make sure …Read More

  2. Tips to Secure Your Backyard

    While most break-ins actually happen in broad daylight, and the majority of break-ins actually happen through the front door of a home, the back door of your home is another easy target — it’s often the point of entry for burglars since it is accessible, and it may be the best way to get in and out of your home without being noticed. So, how can you make this point of entry stronger? How can y…Read More

  3. How to Help Your Elderly Parent Stay Safe in Their Own Home

    When it comes to helping your aging parents, there are numerous considerations you must juggle. From assisting them with medical appointments to aiding with financial decisions, you want what is best for your parents as they age. For many people, leaving the comfort of their own home to live in a retirement community or nursing home is a less than desirable option. If you have parents who wish to …Read More

  4. 5 Things to Ask Yourself When Looking for a Home Security Company

    If you are interested in installing a home security system, one of the first things you will need to do is pick the company who will handle the installation. From door-to-door salesmen to big-box chains, there are numerous options on the market. Choosing the right team to handle your alarm system installation can feel like an overwhelming task. The good news is that here at Fifteen Alarms, we are …Read More

  5. 12 Reasons Burglars Will Target Your Home First

    It’s hard to stomach the idea that your own city isn’t safe. What about your neighborhood? Your street? In Memphis, one in 17 properties out of every 1,000 will experience a crime like a burglary, theft, or damage annually — according to Neighborhood Scout. What’s more, the FBI reported in 2016 an estimated 7,919,035 property crimes in the United States. Although the nation’s property cr…Read More

  6. Why Fake Security Cameras Don’t Work

    It can be tempting to save money and install fake security cameras on your Memphis home. But what are you accomplishing by using fake cameras? Do you want to deter criminals from targeting your home? Although a fake security camera may make criminals think twice, they will also take measures to hide their identity, choose a different entry point, or work to discover that your system doesn’t work…Read More

  7. Five Home Security System Benefits

    You and millions of other homeowners across the United States view their home as a safe haven, a castle, their personal oasis. It’s not often that you or any of the other homeowners feel uneasy about being home, alone, and with the lights off before bed. But what kind of toll does a property crime like burglary, theft, or damage do to how you feel about being home? Do you have any control over w…Read More

  8. Do You Shop Online? Here’s How To Deter Package Theft!

    It’s relatively easy to shop online. It’s just as easy to make a purchase through an online store. Once the purchase is confirmed, however, the tough part begins: the wait. It can be excruciating to go about your life until the new gadget, piece of clothing, or car part arrives. Once your new purchase does arrive, the fun begins. You get a notification that the delivery has been made, and that…Read More

  9. What You Need to Know This Summer About Door-to-Door Security Sales

    From vacuums that are promised to be able to clean even the largest of dirt spills to cleaning solutions that will miraculously melt pesky stains away, the summer season often brings a slew of salespeople to your doorstep. While some of these salesmen are offering quality products, many are simply hawking their wares to whoever will fall for their sales spiel. When it comes to home security system…Read More

  10. The Benefits of a Monitored Smoke Alarm

    We have all been there. You are in the middle of cooking dinner and your ultra-sensitive smoke alarm goes off, blaring an incessant beeping into the evening. You rush to grab a chair to reach and shut off the alarm. The third time this happens, you decide that the smoke alarm is more of a nuisance than a help and you rip the batteries out in frustration and decide you’d rather not deal with an a…Read More