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The ABC Security Tips Blog

Our goal is your peace of mind. Browse our blog to find everyday tips for protecting your home and business, maximizing your security system, and more.

Small Business Security Systems: Is a DIY System Right for You?

You’ve worked hard to build your small business, and you want to protect it the best you can—but you still need to save time and money. It’s a familiar situation, and out of this need many small business security systems have sprung up on the market, allowing you to take a DIY approach to your security.

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Posted 5/3/2021

Tips for Protecting Your Valuables While Moving

If you’re thinking of moving, you’re not alone! Americans have been relocating in record numbers, with the majority fleeing large, densely populated cities and seeking a lower cost of living, an improved quality of life, and more space for their families. However, the move itself—usually a time of distraction, stress, and loosely controlled chaos—can be risky for your possessions and valuables. Here’s how to make sure your things are protected.

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Posted 4/14/2021

How to Prevent Package Theft

Online shopping is more popular than ever before—it’s a convenient way to get what we need while saving time and money. And in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, online shopping is also undoubtedly a safer option. But as the number of deliveries increases, package theft is also on the rise. So how can you protect yourself from “porch piracy”?

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Posted 3/25/2021

Home Security for Seniors

If you or a loved one have experienced age-related mobility or cognitive changes, you’ve probably started thinking about how to alter your home and lifestyle. While you’re focused on creating an accessible and safe living environment, don’t overlook adaptations that should be made to your home security.

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Posted 2/11/2021

The State of Home Fire Safety in Massachusetts

Massachusetts recently achieved a remarkable milestone: 2020 was the state’s first year on record where no children died in fires. Children are typically at an increased risk of dying in home fires, so this news is especially encouraging. According to the state fire marshal, several changes contributed to the decrease in deaths—learn about these factors and make sure your family is protected, too.

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Posted 1/14/2021

Decking the Halls—Safely

Bells and baubles, bows and boughs—’tis the season for all the decorations that bring Christmas cheer to your home! Unfortunately, this is also the season for the highest risk of residential fires. Learn how to protect your home and family with our holiday decorating safety tips.

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Posted 12/1/2020

Safely Working & Learning from Home

In 2020, we spent more time in our own homes than ever before. Working remotely has become the “new normal” for millions of people, and distance learning from the kitchen table has taken the place of the classroom for many students. How does this dramatic increase in time at home impact your safety and security?

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Posted 11/1/2020