Learn More About Wireless Security

Learn more about wireless security

What is Wireless Security?

Wireless security is exactly what it may sound like to you.

It’s a way to connect your security system in such a way that’s it is… wireless.

In a few simple words, a basic home wireless network means connecting an internet access point, such as a cable from your internet service provider, to a (wireless) router in order to allow multiple devices to connect to the network very quickly.

Now whether you live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina or elsewhere, we are certain you have access to WiFi.

Using a wireless system, you can turn your home into a Smarthome!

Let’s explore why a wireless security system might be the best next step for your home or business.

Is Wireless Security Better Than Wired Security?

This is a loaded question, for sure!

Hardwired alarm systems may have an edge on reliability, while wireless systems provide a more streamlined installation and can be used in places where wired systems can’t.

“Wireless vs. wired security” refers to two different parts of the security system.

The network of sensors, plus the control panel, make up a self-contained system that may be wired or wireless. Then there’s also the way that this security system connects to the outside world; like sending alerts to a remote monitoring center or receiving commands from your cell phone.

If your home does not have a security system pre-installed, wireless systems can solve several problems. You won’t have to worry about drilling holes or other modifications, making wireless an more attractive option for renters, historic homes, or buildings with significant interior brick, stone or marble construction. Renters or homeowners who change residence will also be able to take advantage of the portability of most wireless systems-simply disconnect and reconnect at your new address.

Is A Wireless Security System Right for Me?

Let’s look at when a wireless security system might be what makes the most sense for you, making it the best choice for your home and business.

  • Renters or homeowners who change residence will be able to take advantage of the portability of most wireless systems-simply disconnect and reconnect at your new address.
  • Homes without a wired pre-installed security system; wireless systems can solve several problems including drilling holes and wiring issues.
  • Older homes and those with significant interior brick, stone or marble construction.

When Does a Wired Security System Make More Sense?

There are several situations when it makes more sense to have a wired system.

  • When absolute reliability is a must
  • Purchasing a home which is pre-wired for a security system makes installing a wired system extremely easy and often more economical

Your Local Security Company Can Best Advice You!

May we suggest you talk to your local security company and ask them to come out to speak with you regarding your security system options. Whether you decide on a hardwired system, or you are set on a wireless system, know that Strand Security of Murrells Inlet will stand with your decision and offer the best installation pricing and the best customer service at all times.

When you are ready, give us a call!

Call Chuck at Strand Security with all your Security questions in Myrtle Beach! 843-318-6392

Install FLIR Security Cameras To Protect What is Yours!

Are You Aware of the Crime Rate In Your Town?

Whether you live in Myrtle Beach or elsewhere on the Grand Strand, in Horry County or Georgetown County, or somewhere else altogether, it is always a good idea to know crime stats for your neighborhood and the city you live in! Anyone who owns a home should protect that home and those who live in it.

We at Strand Security love Flir Security Cameras. It’s what we use to protect our own family!

As Myrtle Beach is on the list of America’s most dangerous cities, it is important to be aware of what continues to happen in our neighborhood, our city, our state!

NBC states:

It’s been one year and the Grand Strand continues to land on the list of America’s most dangerous.

According to Alarms.org, Myrtle Beach is the most crime-ridden city in the Palmetto State and 33rd most dangerous in the country. Its ranking is on par with other publications. Safewise.com ranks it as the 32nd most dangerous city. Another website, Neighborhood Scout, tabbed it the 13th most dangerous, saying you have a 1-in-60 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in Myrtle Beach.

Awareness is the first step to change and prevention!

FLIR camera at Strand Security in Myrtle Beach

How Can You Best Protect Your Loved Ones and Your Assets?

The best way to protect your loved ones, and your assets, from crime, is with knowledge!

Knowledge about:

  • crime rates
  • criminal activity in your neighborhood
  • crime prevention
  • security systems

Read. Learn. Stay Informed. Secure. Prevent.

All of these are action-verbs, meaning; to be inactive is to remain vulnerable to crime.

Take action today for the safety and security of those you love.

One easy way to start protecting whom and what you love best is with security cameras!

How Do Security Cameras Protect You?

Now, how do security cameras protect you and the ones you love?

“Security cameras help prevent a crime from happening in the first place – as security cameras are a huge deterrent to potential criminals – and if a crime does occur, the recordings can help police find, identify and arrest the perpetrator.”

In addition to crime prevention, we found a super helpful list of ways security cameras can help protect your home. This isn’t a complete list, but a great start to thinking about preventing accidents and crime at your home.

They include

  1. Monitor the perimeter of your property
  2. See who’s at the front door
  3. Nanny Cams for child protection
  4. Keep an eye on your garage
  5. Monitor points of entry to prevent theft
  6. Make your own video baby monitor
  7. Protect your home business
  8. Watch the pool and play areas from indoors

Now, let’s look at Flir Security Cameras!

FLIR cameras in Myrtle Beach

What can Flir Security Cameras Do?

Here is a list of applications!

FLIR applications
For those of us needing home security or commercial security, check out this selection of Visible Security Cameras.

Learn More About FLIR Security Cameras!

From FLIR:

We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. Our products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance public safety and well-being, increase energy efficiency, and enable healthy and entertained communities.

Here are some amazing FLIR facts!

  • FLIR is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of thermal imaging infrared cameras
  • FLIR cameras produce the highest quality video at the lowest bandwidth
  • FLIR cameras use the latest sensor technology
  • FLIR cameras offer tamper detection and multi-zone video motion detection

Interested in getting the BEST cameras for your home? Talk to us at Strand Security today!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

Meet Honeywell Total Connect™ and Fall in Love Forever!

Get Honeywell Total Connect™

What is Honeywell Total Connect™?

Honeywell Total Connect™ Remote Services lets you stay in the know wherever you go! How neat is that?

Whether you are running an errand in Myrtle Beach, at work along the Grand Strand, or on summer vacation in the upstate of South Carolina or elsewhere, you will have full access to your home and/or business through our app. You will love being able to check in from anywhere, at any time! Once you have Honeywell Total Connect™, you will fall in love forever.

With the tap of a finger, our app lets you control your security system, receive push notifications, text messages and email alerts, control thermostats, lighting and locks, locate vehicles or assets — even view live video and see, hear and speak to visitors at the front door anytime, anywhere on compatible smart devices, including iPhone, Android and iPad.

Honeywell Total Connect™ is packed with features that help you receive a great user experience!

Who Can Use Honeywell Total Connect™?

Honeywell Total Connect™ can be used both for residential as well as commercial use, so homeowners, as well as business owners, get great value from our system!

Kids, teenagers, elderly parents, nannies, neighbors, employees; anyone you trust and who needs access to your home or business can get access while you are away!

What Can Honeywell Total Connect™ Do?

Let us check out what Honeywell Total Connect™ has to offer, shall we?

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To get the full scoop, check out this brochure!

 

How Easy Is Honeywell Total Connect™ To Use?

Oh, it’s super easy!

In fact, our app is so easy to use once it is set up, that kids, teenagers, as well as the elderly, should have no problem using our app. Of course, if you use Strand Security as your service provider, we will make sure that everyone who needs access to your system will have full access.

Are you ready for a Smarthome?

How Can I Get The Honeywell Total Connect™ System and App?

All you need to do is connect with us at Strand Security. We can answer any question you may have.

You can also stop by our offices for a demo to see how a Honeywell Total Connect™ system works and play around with it!

Did you know you can install vehicle tracker in your (commercial) vehicles, too, and monitor with Honeywell Total Connect™? Great for teenage drivers and employees.

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

Hurricane Prep Starts in June, Don’t Get Caught Without Supplies

hurricane prep starts in June

It’s Nearly the End of June; Are You Prepared For A Hurricane?

We are three weeks into the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Are you prepared?

Have you prepared yourself, your family, your home, your business for a hurricane, should one head our way?

More often than not, those who live in coastal areas along the Grand Strand will wait until a hurricane has been named and is headed towards South Carolina before starting their hurricane prep and unfortunately, it can be too late to get certain prep done that late in the game!

Instead, get started on your hurricane kit before the end of this month and stay ahead, alert and prepared!

What Do You Need To Purchase Before a Hurricane Heads Your Way?

There are two major purchases to consider if you are new to the south and to hurricane preparedness.

The first purchase is a generator.

If you are wondering who should purchase a generator for hurricane season, here is our take on this!

  • Anyone who lives in a known hurricane zone
  • Someone who prefers to ‘ride out’ a storm vs voluntary evacuation
  • Those who have pets
  • People who are elderly
  • Families with babies and small children
  • Farmers, and those who live in a remote area

If you fall into any of these categories, you should consider purchasing a generator this season. Keep an eye out for sales and specials; often this type of equipment can be found on sale either during a 4t of July sale or Labor Day sales event.

The second important purchase is insurance.

This could include homeowners insurance, renters insurance, flood insurance and/or wind and hail insurance, depending on where you live and whether you own your home or rent it.

Of course, if you are traveling to a coastal area during hurricane season, you also might want to look into travel insurance!

Is Hurricane Prep in June Really Necessary?

If you were to talk to 100 local residents about hurricane prep, you will get 100 opinions!

Do you need to prep for hurricanes as early as June?

No, you don’t have to, but we suggest you better not get caught unprepared later in the season. Peace of mind counts for a lot.

If you have dependents; a spouse, small children, elderly parents or pets, it is even more important to prepare for a hurricane season well in advance of any named storm headed to the Grand Strand.

Predictions For The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season!

According to the National Weather Service

CSU calls for another busy season with a total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes

This is slightly above average and makes us at Strand Security even more glad we’ve published an amazing resource for our local residents.

Ready? Set? Prepare Your Home For The next Hurricane Starting Today!

Grab your FREE COPY of the 2018 South Carolina Hurricane Prep Guide for Homeowners today.

2018 South Carolina Hurricane Guide

Local Mom Advice: 12 Fun Kid-Friendly Activities in Myrtle Beach

Fun local kid activities in Myrtle Beach

Local Myrtle Beach Moms Know Best

Whether you are visiting the Myrtle Beach area, also known as the Grand Strand, or you are a new resident, asking longtime residents about the area is always a great idea!

When moving here from ‘up north’, other parents, but especially moms provided us with the best tips and the in-depth knowledge about the area. We learned about the best libraries to take our kids to, the best preschools near our home, the most fun indoor play places and the most affordable places to eat out with kids.

But what about summer activities with kids?

Since it is June and kids will be home for another 10 weeks or so, we want to share some insider mom tips with you!

The Best Beaches For Kids Along The Grand Strand

All Grand Strand beaches are fun for kids. However, there are three beach areas that warrant special mention.

  • Surfside Beach officially became the first autism-friendly travel destination in the world in January 2016.
  • The Myrtle Beach State Park offers more than just beaches! There’s a pier to go fishing on, the little store sells ice cream and the staff offers all sorts of kid programs. If you are local and/or purchase a State Park pass, that same pass will also get you to Huntington Beach State Park for free.
  • Last but not least, The Point at Pawleys Island is a hidden gem! There is little parking available, but that also guarantees it never gets too crowded. The locals will tell you; arrive early, before 10 AM, and plan to stay the day!

Rainy Day Activities in Myrtle Beach

It doesn’t rain a whole lot in our area, but when it does, it’s nice to know there are a few indoor spaces to let the kids burn off energy. Here is our local mom top pick.

  • The Fun Warehouse in Surfside Beach! They offer Go Carts, Laser Tag, Multi-level Soft Playground, Inflatable Slide & Bouncers, Roller Skating, Arcade, Bowling and food, all under one roof!
  • The museum formerly known as the Children’s Museum of South Carolina is now called EdVenture Myrtle Beach! It is small but mighty! Plans to develop and open a new museum in Myrtle Beach, uniquely designed to accommodate families with special needs, are currently under development. This museum is great for those with younger children.

Free Activities in Myrtle Beach

Besides the free beaches, there are several other free activities to check out; the locals will beat you there, but not many tourists will know and thus you’ll be sure to have plenty of space. Here is one well-loved free summer activity in Myrtle Beach!

  • The Grand 14 FREE kids Movies Series is back in 2018! This theater is located at the Market Common. “Affordable fun for the entire family. The Summer Movie Magic program is a collection of family and kid films (typically PG). The programming runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 AM throughout the summer. The program is perfect for groups, families and others looking for an easy and affordable way to see movies.”

Free Summer Kids Movies At the Market Common Myrtle Beach

Schedule is subject to change without notice based on availability

Outside of Town

  • Go Ape in North Myrtle Beach, a fun treetop adventure!
  • The Nexus VR Arcade in North Myrtle Beach, the only one of its kind in our area.

Local Hidden Gems in Myrtle Beach

  • Chapin Memorial Library is a library all on its own. Not part of the Horry County Library system, this library offers amazing kids programs all throughout the year and summer reading programs all summer.
  • Savannah’s Playground in the Market Common area is a brand new playground, but more importantly, it is the South’s first enabling playground!

Water Activities In and Around Myrtle Beach

  • Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach is a fun place to take the kids to learn how to wakeboard!
  • Ocean Watersports in Myrtle Beach offers banana boat rides, parasailing, and jet ski rental. This is a great place for those teens or young adults in your family who want to do something adventurous.

We wish you and yours a fun-filled summer!

Call Strand Security in Myrtle Beach at 843-318-6392

 

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