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3 Homeowner Stories. Being Thankful for Security Cameras

Today we want to share three stories of homeowners who are thankful for their security cameras. It is November and a great time be thankful for technology and home security systems.

If you are a homeowner and you are lucky enough not to have had the need of a home security system, or have not had an emergency in your home that warranted a call to police, fire or ambulance, you are indeed lucky!

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Let’s hear the 3 homeowner stories how their Ring Cameras saved lives: a father, pets and teenagers!

My Ring Camera Saved My Life. Joey’s Story

We found this story on YouTube and Ring also wrote about it here.

Joey was home alone when he collapsed on his front porch on a hot summer day in Texas. Thank goodness he had a Ring camera! His son saw his dad, called mom who was out of town, who alerted a neighbor who called emergency services! Phew.

We are so glad that Joey is ok and that his Ring Camera saved the day!

A Passing Jogger Saves the Pets and a Home from Fire

This man is a hero!

While out jogging, he saw smoke and decided to take a detour to check it out. Good thing he did! He saw fire! After ringing the Ring doorbell, he first gets a recorded message saying the homeowners are not home. But the homeowner who wasn’t home, got an alert and answered the doorbell from a remote location.

ONce she saw the smoke coming out of her home, she begged the jogger to go inside and rescue her pets. Two dogs, a rabbit and a cat. He did! Due to his quick action he not only saved the pets, he also saved the home.

What a wonderful story! Make sure to watch the video.

Home Security Cameras, a Home Invasion and Parents Who Watch it unfold LIVE

This is one of the craziest stories!

As parents are out to dinner, three teenagers are home  alone. Then gunmen appear and a home invasion is caught on camera and is livestreamed to the parent’s phone. They are able to call the police and then talk to these home invaders, warning them that the police is on the way.

This is a chilling one to watch.

Imagine what would have happened if they did not have these camera in their home! Police credit the camera system for the quick retreat of the criminals.

Phew. We got serious chills watching this video. We are glad the teens survived this home invasion.

You Never Know What Will Happen. Prepare for the Worst!

These homeowners prepared for emergencies and so should you. Coe talk to us at Strand Security now, or after the holidays. We’d love to help you choose the right system to protect those you love.

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

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What Home Security Packages are Available to Grand Strand Residents?

“Bundle”

Who hasn’t heard that word in recent …commercials? Do you love savings? Do you like a deal, a bargain? Do you like feeling you ‘won’ better service, better pricing or better bundles? Who doesn’t love combining services for a better price point? Strand Security has you covered!

When we went looking for keywords YOU (our audience) were searching for on Google, we saw you are searching for Home Security Packages.

Do we ‘bundle’ here at Strand Security? Sure we do!

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What Home Security Packages are Available to Grand Strand Residents?

The short answer about our bundles, or home security packages, is to ask us!

If you have a home security system, and want to create a smarthome, we can add those new components and that new service into a new package for you.

If you are a commercial customer of ours, and we take care of your business, restaurant, or any of your commercial systems, and you want to protect your family, we can create a home security package for you!

If you are considering purchasing or building a new home, and want options like a central vacuum, smart window shades, a sound system or a complete home theater build, we can bundle that!

Customizable Systems, Customizable Home Security Packages

No one customer of ours is alike.

No one customer has the exact same needs as another.

No one customers comes to us with the exact same issues as another.

We customize your home security packages for that very reason.

Do you already have an (older) system? We might be able to reuse some of the technology!

Home Security Packages are Based on Your Needs

When we work together, we look for the best solutions for your home.

We strive to your home secure, your family safe and your assets protected.

Your security is our business.

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Home Security Protection: Building, Family and Assets

We secure everything and everyone close to you.

  • If you have an elderly family member in your care, we can provide a personal panic button to add to your system.
  • If you need to give access to your home to several people (babysitters, contractors), consider changing your system to a smarthome system so you’ll never need a key again, just personalized codes for easy and secure access!
  • If you have assets like expensive cars, baots, jet skis or other fun toys on your premises, you’ll want special cameras and sensors to secure those high ticket items.

Your Security is our business!

Give Strand Security A Call to Talk about Home Security Packages

We are only a phone call away! Let us know your problem and we will tell you how we can help you solve your problems or security issues.

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

 

 

 

 

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Who Installs the Best Home Security Systems with Cameras in Myrtle Beach?

Do you already have a home security system with cameras? Do you live in the Myrtle Beach, Grand Strand area?

Then this might be an article you want to skip! 😉

We are going to talk about who installs the best home security systems with cameras in Myrtle Beach and while you might already guess the answer to be ‘Strand Security’, were are going to give you enough reasons to agree with us! Sound fair? Read on.

Why Choose Strand Security for your Home Security System?

We want to to feel good about choosing us as your service provider. We work closely with our clients so they can be sure to get what they want and need to protect their home, their assets and more importantly, their families.

Choose us because we use the same systems we install to protect our own loved ones. We only recommend brands and technology we have in our own homes! What is good enough for us, is good enough for our clients. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Make the choice to go with us because we care about your safety and security. That is it.

Trust us with what is most dear to you and we will pull through.

Your security. Our business!

Why Choose Us for your Home Security System with Cameras?

We install not just home security system cameras, but all different type of cameras. While we provide services for homeowners on the Grand Strand, we also have a huge commercial division where we install security cameras of all sorts and types each and every day!

Chances are that whatever you think we need, we can provide along with advice and what we recommend you instal. We do keep up with the latest technology, the best brands and newest trends in our industry!

Why Choose Strand Security for Installation when you Live in Myrtle Beach?

We work where we live, we live where we work.

Locally owned and locally operated, we are your first choice of local home security systems providers. We’ve been on the Grand Strand for many years and provide excellent service. (don’t take our word for it, read the Google reviews!)

If you need us, we answer the phone.

If a problem arises, we will be there.

If you want to upgrade, we can do that!

What Makes Strand Security Your Best Choice for Home Security Systems Installation?

We have many years of home security systems experience.

We sell home security systems.

We install install home security cameras.

We maintain your home security system if you live within our area of work, anywhere in Horry County or Georgetown County South Carolina.

We offer the best service, at the most competitive pricing and we are a locally owned and locally operated small business. We live where we work!

For Home Security Systems with Cameras in Myrtle Beach, Connect With us!

We can’t wait to welcome you into the fold of Strand Security customers. It is as simple as picking up the phone. We are ready for your calls.

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

 

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How To Secure Your Home: Never Fall Into These Three Bad Habits Again

Happy Fall Y’all

Can you believe Fall 2022 is here?

While you might be out enjoying the sunshine, slightly shorter days and plenty of cooler weather here in South Carolina, we are always on alert! Your security is our business here at Strand Security in Murrells Inlet!

Today, we’d like to discuss three bad habits many homeowners have, that put you and your loved one at risk for a home invasion, burglary or theft.

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These are three bad habits homeowners have that put them at a higher risk for a home invasion or burglary.

1 Hiding Spare Keys Outside, in an Obvious Spot

While you might have grown up as a latch key kid, or knew where all your neighbors hid their keys, there is no need to continue this dangerous habit!

If you have lock on your doors with keys, do this one thing: Go and have 10 extra keys made and only give them to people you completely trust. That’s it. Stop hiding a key outside.

If you have an emergency and do need to hide a key outside, do it in a spot away from the door.

Never, and I mean never put your key in an envelope and put it in your mailbox. Don’t hide it under a rock either.

TIP: It’s best to replace all your door locks with a keyless entry system, and connect it to your smarthome system! Never ever have a use of a key again – all you need is codes to get in the door!

2 Forgetting to Lock Doors

Did you know that most burglaries happen between the hours of 10 AM – 2 PM?

Indeed, they do and what most people don’t realize is that often a burglar enters the home through an unlocked door. Front door, garage side door, backdoor. It’s easy to walk in if the door isn’t locked

If you have this bad habit, try setting reminders on your phone, or leave yourself a note on your car’s dashboard “STOP. Did you lock the door?” might be all it takes to get into the habit of locking up behind you.

Remember, most burglaries happen because of opportunity, not scouting! Entering a home where the door is unlocked is a huge bonus for someone who wants to remain unseen and unheard!

3 Refusing to Install an Alarm System

Last but not least, another bad habit is refusing to install a home security system all together! What makes you special enough to be spared the trauma of a home invasion or burglary? Nothing!

We serve people who want to prevent a home invasion, burglary or theft. Unfortunately we are also contacted often by people who’ve already been victims and want to prevent a second occurance. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get an alarm system now. It’s doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, it doesn’t have to be too complicated either.

Contact Strand Security in Murrells Inlet for your Home Alarm System

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

We make the process of home alarms, security systems as easy as possible. Give us a call today to get started. We will be happy to answer your questions over the phone!

 

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The Most Useful Home Security Tips Shared by Criminals to Keep You Safe!

When it comes to learning about crime, listen to the professionals. Professional criminals that is! Many people have interviewed criminals and from those interviews we have gained a lot of knowledge.

Don’t make the mistakes the victims of their crimes made. Instead, do this:

  • Always prepare.
  • Always be on alert.
  • Always do you part in deterring criminal from targeting you.

How? Read this article where we’ve gathered the best home security tips from.. professional criminals!

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When Answering a Knock on Your Door…

Ask questions! Oten burglars knock first to see if anyone is home. If you happen to be home and you answer, look at the person. Ask what they want and who they are looking for. Burglars might make up an excuse, or make up a name of a so-called neighbors. When you ask these types of questions, burglars back off!

A burglar using this method, might be dressed for the part. S/he might be dressed as a neighbor, blending right in.

Close your Blinds When You Are Not Home

Burglars will look through your windows to scout for valuables. They look for gun cases, jewelry boxes, expensive TVs or audio systems and more. If they see something they like, they will make your home a target!

Activate Alarm Systems!

Burglars report avoiding homes with alarm systems. They do not want to be confronted by police if they can avoid it. Not only install those home alarm systems, but activate them! They work to deters burglars.

Locked Doors, Windows, even 2nd Story Windows

Just because you wouldn’t climb, doesn’t mean a determent burglar wouldn’t. Their advice is to lock all windows and door, even 2nd story windows. If they find windows locked, or alarmed with a system, they will leave and go to another home.

Don’t Leave It Up To Fate

Burglars report that most of their crime is random: they look for opportunities. As a homeowner, do everything you can to prevent a break-in. It’s your job to let a burglar know that you are alert and aware!

Signs Deter Burglars

Signs deter burglars!

  • ‘Beware of Dog’
  • ‘No Trespassing’
  • ‘Alarm System installed by …’

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Not only do burglars target your home, they also check out your garage! Lock your cars and more importantly than that – do not leave valuables in sight. They will grab keys, money, purses, phones and more.

Lock them in a trunk, or better yet, take them inside each time you exit your car.

Listen To This Advice By Professional Criminals

No matter where you live: suburbia, the city or in a rural community, crime happens. Be prepared to deter those who look for an opportunity to rob you. Play it safe and smart: do whatever you can to deter the criminal from targeting your home.

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

 

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How to Choose Smart Home Security Cameras to Keep you Safe!

Choosing Smart Home Security Cameras for Your Home!

South Carolina homeowner: are you ready to choose smart home security cameras for you home? What has made you decide to invest in home security cameras? If it is for safety reasons, you are in good company! Most homeowners looking for home security cameras are doing so to protect the people they love, and the assets they invested in.

There might have been a life changing event to trigger the need for home security cameras:

Whatever life event that has made you look for smart home security camera options, you’ve come to the right place!

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Smart Home Security Cameras aka Wireless Home Security Cameras

A Smart Home Security Camera is a camera that connects to the internet using your home wifi. This means you can watch a live camera feed, receive alerts when you’re out and about, and, with the right type of camera, record footage.

There are many brands that offer this type of camera.

This type of camera is great for everyone!

  • parents
  • pet owners
  • remote workers
  • elderly living alone

They are affordable and easy to operate. Peace is mind is one of the most common benefits that users report! Strand Security can help you set up a complete Smart Home System, or Smart Home Security Cameras to integrate with an existing system.

Monitored Home Security Cameras

Monitored Home Security Cameras are part of a monitored security system which is actively monitored by a professional home security company. We use COPS Monitoring for all of our monitored clients in Horry County and Georgetown County. When the system detects an emergency: a break-in, fire, or other emergency, it notifies the security team at COPS who will contact emergency responders.

Foodlight Home Security Cameras

One of the ‘newest kids on the block’ is the floodlight home security camera!

A smart floodlight camera is where technology really shines: this is where an outdoor floodlight and an outdoor security camera are combined into a single fixture for your convenience and peace of mind. Like Smart Home Security Cameras, these devices use wifi to connect to your home network and allow you to control them with an app your phone and often, even your voice.

This technology is great for busy two-income households and for those who live alone.

Doorbell Home Security Cameras

What is a ‘Doorbell Home Security Camera and how does it differ from all the other home security cameras?

Video doorbells like the RING Doorbell are doorbells that have a built-in camera to provide an initial home security video check and protect your property. Crimes like package theft, burglary or home invasions can be caught on camera in real time, or prevented. Doorbell Home Security Cameras can be either battery-powered (wireless) or hardwired into an existing doorbell.

These Doorbell cameras are connected to your Smart Phone or other mobile device, where you can receive instant activity alerts, and talk with visitors using two-way talk which is a great way to stop a criminal act in real-time, and live stream video.

Are You Ready To Choose Your Smart Home Security Cameras?

We’d love to help you with your choice. Give us a call anytime.

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

 

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3 Easy to Implement Tips to Prevent Springtime Crime

It’s Springtime in South Carolina

It’s spring!

In South Carolina that means

  • Flowers
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Beach walks
  • Myrtle Beach Marathon
  • Sweet Tea
  • and so much more!

Springtime is a time for renewal and outdoor activities.

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Preventing Springtime Crime

Did you know that the lowest rates of motor vehicle theft… is in the springtime?

Most crimes and crimes of opportunity happen…in the summer months.

Just because there is less crime, that doesn’t mean crime stops on the Grand Strand in the spring. It just means there is less to worry about for now, and time to prepare for the summer to come. Building good habits now can help prevent future crimes.

  • always activate your alarm system
  • lock doors and window behind you
  • stay alert
  • don’t post to social media when you go on vacation

Here are 3 things you can do today that will help you prevent springtime crime!

1 Prevent Personal Property Thefts in Spring

In spring, people spend more time outdoors. They have a tendency to leave equipment outside. Yard tools, kids toys, bicycles, tools, lawnmowers, weed eaters, blowers.  We urge you to lock up personal property once you are done using it – in your garage or in a shed or barn.

Ladders left out in your yard could be used by criminals to gain access into your own home.
Keep ladders in your garage and lock up any storage unit or shed you have on your property.

2 Spring Cleaning Home Security Lapses

If you are hiring someone to clean your windows, they might need access to the inside of your home. Always double check that all windows are still locked after a service provider has been in your home. If you are cleaning your windows on your own, do the same.

If you do any spring yard maintenance, consider how landscaping might obscure a clear view to your front door. Trim back large bushes and ornamental plants.

3 Spend Time Outside and Go Meet Your Neighbors

Being on good terms with your neighbors and knowing those in your neighborhood is one of the best crime prevention tools. Go out for a walk, a bike ride, a stroll. Say hello and introduce yourself to your neighbors. Watchful and attentive neighbors will notice suspicious activity and might alert the police and the community to their presence before crime can even occur. The best tip we have is to get to know  your neighbors.

Need a Home Security System on the Grand Strand?

Give us a call today! We can’t wait to meet you. for a quote or with a question, call us anytime!

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

 

 

 

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The 3 Most Compelling Reasons Parents Need Security Cameras in 2022

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Family Safety

If you are a parent, you know the importance of keeping your family safe and sound. Home safety includes keeping kids and teenagers safe from fires, water and chemicals.

While prevention is the key to keeping your family safe, installing security cameras in the right spots can help give you peace of mind when you are not in the same space as your family.

Security cameras trained on your pool for example, can not prevent a drowning, but will give you an instant access view of the pool and pool deck when needed.

Keeping an eye out in hallways, garages, bedrooms and living rooms might help you spot a problem before it endangers the life of someone you love and care about.

Here is a story of how a security camera system saved the lives of a family after moving into a home with a faulty fire alarm!

Surveillance of the Property

Next, another reason to install and use security cameras it to keep an eye on your property. Think not just home, garage and yard, but also car(s), boats, bikes and motorcycles!

Security cameras might detect someone scouting your home for a potential burglary or home invasion. Keeping track of who comes near your home, who stops in front of your home and who is suspicious looking, might actually prevent a crime.

Teenagers are impulsive and might get in with the wrong crowd and try sneaking out of the house in the night. Surveillance of your home and property would identify when and where and with whom they associate.

If by chance a crime does occur, having security camera footage will certainly help law enforcement in their effort to identify and capture the thieves and return your property to you.

Potential Security Breaches

Last but not least, security cameras help you spot potential security breaches before they happen.

Your child or teenager might forget to lock up, or leave doors open at night. They might forget to lock the car doors, leaving the car unlocked overnight. Having a camera system trained on the right spots could identify these types of potential security breaches before they become an issue.

Security cameras are also a great tool to keep an eye on outside workers when they need access to your home, whether you are home, or not. These include but are not limited to babysitters, nannies, home healthcare workers, petsitters, construction crews, delivery personnel, etc.

Identifying potential security breaches can prevent big problems down the road.

Security Cameras – Know What Your Needs Are

Here are a few helpful articles about security cameras should you want to learn more.

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

 

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