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Join The Drive-N-Live Event at the Fun Warehouse!

What is Drive-N-Live?

Alcohol and texting; sadly these are two of the leading causes of teenage car accidents.

If you are a parent of a teen, a teacher, a grandparent, an uncle, aunt, neighbor or friend of a teenager, please read and participate! Your safety and security is our business, and that includes your teenagers.

The Drive-N-Live EVENT will demonstrate the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and technology. Participants will wear “drunk” goggles while driving go-karts on an obstacle course set up on the track at Fun Warehouse. They will also attempt to send a text while maneuvering the obstacle course, hear from speakers and more.

drive n live event at the Fun Warehouse in Myrtle Beach

As parents of three teenagers, we at Strand Security are proud to sponsor this event in Myrtle Beach!

Check out these drunk goggles. You’d be surprised how off balance you are when wearing these.

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When and Where Does The Drive-N-Live Event Take Place?

This FREE event takes place on March 20, 2019, at the Fun Warehouse which is located on Dick Pond Road in Myrtle Beach. it starts at 5:30 PM.

To sign up, register on or before March 18 by clicking here bit.ly/DriveNLive
The event is FREE to the public.

This event has been put together with the help of the following local groups and businesses.

Who Should Attend The Drive-N-Live Event on March 20?

This program is for anyone age 13 and up, however, a parent MUST be present for participants between the ages of 13-17 years old.

It will be a highly educational and hands-on program and will help in preventing casualties.

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What Can I Expect to Learn at the Drive-N-Live Event?

Glad you asked!

We happen to have a SNEAK-PEEK of the event as we were invited to the media day on March 13!

Heather of Strand Security got to take two rides in the Go Karts:

First, she was asked to drive the course wearing Drunk Goggles.

On her second turn, she was asked to try to text while driving her Go Kart.

Needless to say, both were impossible to do without hitting cones.

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Heather of Strand Security at Drive N Live

Bring your teenagers and together you can take the pledge to not drink and drive, or text and drive.

Drive N Live pledge

This program was started in 2014 by retired Police Officer Cruz.

Drive N Live Event Registration

To learn more about the event from Mr. Cruz; watch this video we shot at the media day.

To register for the Drive N Live event in March 2019, go here.

REGISTER for the FREE DRIVE-N-LIVE EVENT

Myrtle Beach Crime Rate in 2019

Myrtle Beach Crime Rate

Whether you are a current Myrtle Beach or Grand Strand resident, or a soon-to-be resident, you want to feel and be safe, correct?

What is the first thing you need to know before deciding on what measures to take to keep your family and business safe?

Local Crime Rates! Indeed.

This article today is all about the Myrtle Beach crime rate and what it means for you, your family and your business.

Don’t we ALL want to SAFE?

Myrtle Beach Crime Rate 2019

Is the Myrtle Beach Crime Rate High?

If you add the keywords ‘Myrtle Beach Crime Rate’ in your Google search bar, you will find that both ‘high’ and violent’ are words associated with it.

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That is not a good sign, is it?

Upon further search, we also discovered that Myrtle Beach was listed on a ‘most dangerous cities in U.S.’ list that frankly is not very flattering to our beach!
Myrtle Beach crime statsSadly, this article which takes the top spot in the aforementioned Google search was republished by Myrtle Beach online, our local newspaper.

But what if you actually do not live in the city of Myrtle Beach?

What if you live in Socastee, or North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City or Conway or any of the surrounding areas?

Crime Stats for the Grand Strand

We asked ourselves these questions:

  • How scared should we be?
  • What do these crime stats mean?
  • What is the real crime rate in Myrtle Beach?
  • What is the crime rate for 2019?

Does it matter what the number of murders is in any given month, how many people are arrested for drugs, prostitution, vandalism or petty crimes in Myrtle Beach?

Yes, and no.

Fortunately, we have found a few good ways to put these stats and crime rates in perspective.

Read on.

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How To Stay Up To Date on Real Crime Stats in 2019

First and foremost, be informed and don’t wait for people to give you (skewed) information! Go to the source(s) and keep going back for updated info.

Here are some places we at Strand Security go to to find the latest crime rate and crime stats for the Myrtle Beach area and the Grand Strand.

Neighborhood Watch App
SpotCrime.com

AreaVibes.com
NeighborhoodScout

What these Crime Stats Mean For You, the Grand Strand Resident

As you look at the stats and keep a close eye on the crime rate, you will see that many incidences of crime happen near the tourist areas of the Grand Strand. Meaning – near Ocean Boulevard, and near hotels, tourist attractions and at construction sites. That does not mean crime doesn’t happen in neighborhoods around the Grand Strand, but a large concentration of crime happens in areas that are deemed ‘tourist’ areas.

We encourage you to be informed.

Stay up-to-date.

Follow Facebook Pages of your local police departments, local news stations and stay alert with a neighborhood watch program.

And take safety and security measures to protect those you love and cherish!

Connect with us and we can help you stay safe and secure.

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

The Most Honest Customer Reviews for Strand Security

Customer Reviews and Feedback are Invaluable

What is the first thing most people do when they need something for their home or business?

They either

  • go online to search
  • ask a friend

Whether it is a service or a product recommendation you are after, you want the honest truth, don’t you?

Today we want to share with you our customer reviews and customer feedback.

Putting it all in one place might help you make a decision about whether you’d want to work with us in the near future.

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Real Customer Reviews for Strand Security – Facebook Reviews

Let us start by going to Facebook.

We currently have 17 reviews up on our Facebook page.

Feel free to read them all; we are going to highlight a few here for easy reading.

I reached out to Strand Security after an attempted theft of my car tires and rims. Strand Security installed Arlo wireless security cameras at my home and they did a great job. The Strand Security technician was professional and thoroughly explained to me how the Arlo cameras worked. He patiently answered my questions as well. He had me check the position of the cameras to ensure they covered the area I was expecting. I feel more at peace already. Thank you Strand Security.

and

Very responsive! I really appreciate the great (and quick) service. Dealing with a local company and people who care truly gives me peace of mind. I only wish we had contacted Strand Security when we first installed our system. It would have saved a lot of stress! Glad we are with them now though – and I love our new system! Thank you Strand Security!

and

Great customer Service , very friendly and courteous, thank you for everything.

and

We switched to Strand Security at my workplace and in our home and have been very happy with the prompt service and the systems. Highly recommend them. We also saved money from ADT and now have personalized care from people who live in town that we can text or call with a question or issue.

Boom!

We love reading reviews like these – it helps us stay on the right track!

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Real Customer Reviews for Strand Security – Google Reviews

On Google, we currently have 10 reviews and we are proud of our 4.6-star rating.

For your reading pleasure, here are some of the reviews we loved receiving.

Best service hands down. No matter what time of day, or how many times I call, the owner answers and solves my problems. Not an employee, but the owner. Customer service is huge in this business and I cannot give a better recommendation than this. Switch today.

and

Professional from Start to Finish. Chuck was very helpful in helping us decide the security system that suited our needs. We are extremely satisfied with their pricing and customer service.

and

Love this company. Owner always helpful and gets back to you immediately. They cover my Hair Salon and my home security system.

Last but not least, the one-star review that blemished out 5-star rating

Not looking for any new business. Not very customer friendly. Tried to set up new business and they out right told me they were the highest on the Grand Strand. also a little nervous since they are a security company and their phone rang more than 10 time before they answered it?

You can read our response to this review here.

We Want Your Strand Security Review, Too!

We strive each and every day to be the best. Give the best. Do our best.

We are a locally-woned and locally-operated small business.

Over the years, we have supported our local community, our local charities, and local youth. We will continue to do so, with your help and support.

Go ahead and review us on Facebook and Google if you’ve worked with us.

We look forward to reading them.

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

 

7 of the Most Common Business Security Issues

How To Keep Your Business Secure and Your Employees Safe

What could go wrong in your business?

The better question to ask is ‘what could not go wrong?’

Everything and anything can happen to your location, inventory, reputation, and staff – things that you should value the most if you’ve invested in your business.

We’ve collected 7 of the most common security and safety issues we see on the commercial side of our business and we also have some solid solutions for you to implement, stat!

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1) Personnel Safety

The safety and security of your personnel should be priority #1 for you.

We at Strand Security value our employees, and so should you. That includes giving them direct access to emergency help when needed, lights in parking lots, and a safe working environment.

2) Fire Hazards

Fire safety starts with leadership. You as the business owner can not pass inspection for your building without adhering to fire safety codes. Keeping everything in working order and up-to-date is important, as well as going over fire safety procedures with your staff.

Last but not least, installing a security system that is monitored and fire alarms that are hard-wired ensures that help is on the way, no matter the circumstance.

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3) Equipment Malfunction

Whether you own a butcher shop, a grocery store, an office or something in between, hazardous machines can be found everywhere in a work environment.

Making sure that all equipment passes inspection and having a first-aid station ready to go, as well as an alarm system in place to call for help when needed, are great ways to keep your employees safe. It goes without saying that routine safety checks and training for new hires address this potentially hazardous equipment

4) Drugs & Vandalism

No matter how hard you try, sometimes you hire the wrong people. You can’t always be aware, so installing and monitoring security cameras is a huge help in detecting vandalism and theft. Security cameras are both a deterrent as well as a solution.

5) Stealing

Theft! Oh boy – whether it is your employees or your customers who steal, it is extremely disappointing. Having instant access to security footage  – a live feed – can help you detect patterns and catch a thief in the act.

6) Roberries

Not all robberies happen at banks. Other businesses can also be targeted – having a panic button for your employees to keep them safe is a must – just read this story of Heather who survived an armed robbery. This traumatic experience has made Heather a force to be reconned with as she is now spear-heading Myrtle beach Self Defense, but the sad part is that she has already begged her employers to install panic buttons for the safety of herself and her staff and they had simply refused.

Talk to us about protecting yourself and your staff.

7) Informational and Cyber Security Breaches

Last but not least, security breaches also involve internet breaches, WiFi hacking, and other online dangers. While we do not have a solution for cybersecurity at Strand Security, we do want to help raise awareness of this growing threat against your business. Not having a secure Wifi system leaves you open for all sorts of misery.

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For the Love and Safety of Our Customers by Strand Security!

Strand Security Myrtle Beach Alarm Systems

We Are Strand Security in Murrells Inlet

We are Strand Security.

We offer home security systems as well as commercial security systems to homeowners and business owners on the Grand Strand, both in Horry County and Georgetown County.

Since it is February, the month of LOVE, we want to take a moment to love on our customers!

Strand Security Facebook Reviews

We are thrilled that we have received some wonderful reviews and feedback on our customer service via Facebook.
Click here to check out all our reviews.

This is what some of our customers are saying about us! ❤️💙

“We switched to Strand Security at my workplace and in our home and have been very happy with the prompt service and the systems. Highly recommend them. We also saved money from ADT and now have personalized care from people who live in town that we can text or call with a question or issue.”

and

“I reached out to Strand Security after an attempted theft of my car tires and rims. Strand Security installed Arlo wireless security cameras at my home and they did a great job. The Strand Security technician was professional and thoroughly explained to me how the Arlo cameras worked. He patiently answered my questions as well. He had me check the position of the cameras to ensure they covered the area I was expecting. I feel more at peace already. Thank you Strand Security.”

and

“Very responsive! I really appreciate the great (and quick) service. Dealing with a local company and people who care truly gives me peace of mind. I only wish we had contacted Strand Security when we first installed our system. It would have saved a lot of stress! Glad we are with them now though – and I love our new system! Thank you Strand Security!”

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Strand Security Google Reviews

We’ve been fortunate to also receive Google Reviews, which helps us get found on Google by new, potential customers.

Find our Google reviews here.

Or, go ahead and read these! ❤️💙

“Best service hands down. No matter what time of day, or how many times I call, the owner answers and solves my problems. Not an employee, but the owner. Customer service is huge in this business and I cannot give a better recommendation than this. Switch today.”

and

“Professional from Start to Finish. Chuck was very helpful in helping us decide the security system that suited our needs. We are extremely satisfied with their pricing and customer service.”

and

“Love this company. Owner always helpful and gets back to you immediately. They cover my Hair Salon and my home security system.”

What We Love About Our Local Customers

Now it is our turn!

We love our customers.

You are

  • ❤️friendly
  • 💙kind to our technicians
  • ❤️responsive
  • 💙respectful of our time
  • ❤️curious and interested
  • 💙a supporter of a local business
  • ❤️amazing!

We love working with you, and if you are reading this and you are NOT a part of our Strand family yet, what are you waiting for?

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How To Find The Best Local Alarm System Company

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Who is The Best Local Alarm System Installer?

The best local alarm system installer is s/he who goes above and beyond. On the Grand Strand and in the Myrtle Beach area, that is us, Strand Security!

Don’t you want to be treated with respect and as a most valued customer?

Look for a local business who is

  • transparent
  • diverse
  • not pushy with sales
  • experienced
  • found online with favorable reviews
  • reachable by phone

We only work with people we love and respect when we need service to our home or business. We assume you want the same.

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Where Should You Search for the Best Local Alarm System?

We recommend you don’t just take someone’s recommendation at face value!

Here are a few of the things we recommend you do instead.

Choose any or all options to find the best of the best service provider, the cream of the crop of local alarm system installers!

  • Ask your friends in person (offline) and online (on Facebook, for example)
  • Visit your local Chamber of Commerce to find who they recommend
  • Check with the Beter Business Bureau
  • Look for yard signs as you take a walk in the neighborhood (TIP: take pictures of the signs so you can remember whom to call and check out online!)
  • Read your HOA newsletters and check for ads

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Ask Friends For Referrals for the Best Local Alarm System Company

Next, ask for an actual referral from your friends and be specific on what you ask.

Visit any

  • Neighborhood forum
  • Facebook group
  • Facebook

and ask for local alarm system companies they’ve worked with or they are currently happy with.

Ask about the cleanliness and friendliness of the technician, the customer service they received in setting up their service, the ease of being able to talk to an actual person, how quickly their questions were answered etc.

The more specific you are with asking questions, the more details about the company you are going to get.

Search Online For the Best Local Alarm System Company

It’s very easy to add a few keywords to Google to find information about your local alarm system company.

  • Look at their overall online presence (if they are not to be found, scratch ’em)
  • Go to their website and check it out; if they have a bog, read a few articles
  • Read a few online reviews

When In Doubt, Go Check Them Out!

If you aren’t sure, why not visit a small local alarm system company.

We at Strand Security welcome anyone to walk into our showroom for a demo and to chat. If a company can’t be bothered to answer your questions in-person, go to the next company on your list!

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

Holiday Music Sounds Better with Sonos!

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‘Tis The Season For Holiday Music!

Merry Christmas.

Happy Holidays.

‘Tis the season to celebrate!

What better way to kick off the season and to really enjoy the holiday season than with holiday classic movies and holiday music!

Music and movies bring back happy memories and might trigger long-forgotten holiday celebrations.

Now – if you could not only bring holiday spirit, holiday movies and holiday music to your home, but you could do it with the best possible sound, would you be interested in that?

What Are Your Favorite Holiday Songs?

Let’s start by finding some holiday classics!

How is THAT for sound?!

We love how this song plays and sounds on the SONOS speaker!

Cool Apps To Use To Find New Holiday Music

Check out the many options you have for streaming holiday music on your SONOS speakers and sound systems!

Options include

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • Pandora
  • Google Play Music
  • SoundCloud
  • Deezer
  • Sirius XM
  • Tidal
  • TuneIn

If you already have a subscription to any of these music apps, all you need is a SONOS speaker and you are all set!

Holiday Music Does Sound Better with SONOS Speakers!

Why do SONOS speakers sound so good?

You can fill your home with

“rich, crystal clear sound for music, TV, movies, video games, podcasts, audiobooks, radio and more”

 Not only that, Alexa is built right in!
“With Amazon Alexa you use your voice to play and control songs, playlists, radio stations and more.”

Give The Gift That Keeps on Giving All Year Long!

SONOS speakers are the gift the keeps on giving all year long!

SONOS Speaker makes a great holiday gift

Use the home speaker system for upcoming parties, including

  • graduation
  • anniversary
  • birthday
  • bridal shower
  • pool

No matter what time of year, SONOS speakers will provide you with instant rich-sounding music with just one voice command.

AVAILABLE in our Murrells Inlet Showroom!

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

You Can Thank Your Lucky Stars Or Hire The Best Security Company

How Lucky Do You Feel?

Accidents and attacks happen in mere seconds. People get mugged, attacked, and robbed daily. Businesses get vandalized and their employees robbed and you might never have known about it unless it made the news.

Within precious seconds, or even in the blink of an eye, something can happen to you or a loved one that will alter the rest of your life.

How well you are prepared often dictates the outcome!

The more prepared you are for the potential of a natural disaster, personal attack, accident, home invasion, fire or another emergency, the better off you are.

Leaving it all “to chance” is one sure way to set yourself and your loved ones up for failure and a negative outcome.

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Do You Want Your Security To Be ‘Lucky’ or Scientific?

If you’ve never been

  • attacked
  • robbed
  • vandalized
  • in a fire
  • under attack
  • in an accident

count your lucky stars!

Each year, millions of Americans deal with the aftermath of personal disasters like accidents, home invasions, fires, attacks, vandalism and more.

Let us look at some statistics and scientific data next, to find if preparation for an emergency can make a difference.

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Facts and Data Don’t Lie!

We contract with C.O.P.S Monitoring Services and this is why!

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This means that when you do have a home or business emergency, help is on the way instantly, even if you are incapacitated due to injury, smoke inhalation, an attack or another emergency!

Safewise states: “Based on a report by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, about 60% of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home.”

How is this for a statistic: “Almost 30% of burglars enter a home through an unlocked door or window.” It’s easy to prepare and to make sure to lock up every night to prevent burglaries.

Don’t Leave It To Luck. Hire The Best Security Company Now!

We are on standby to help you and yours.

Your security is our business here at Strand Security and we take it very seriously.

We are a locally owned and locally operated business and we want nothing more than help to protect those whom you love and that what you’ve worked so hard for!

Come to talk to us and learn the difference.

We Are Thankful For Our Customers!

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our loyal customers.

To our current customers, we’d like to say “We enjoy doing business with you and thank you for your patronage.” For those who are not customers yet; “What are you waiting for?” Pick up the phone and give us a call!

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

 

Seven Solid Reasons You Need a Business Security System

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Are You A Local Grand Strand Business Owner?

Whether your business is here in South Carolina on the Grand Strand or elsewhere if you are a business owner with a business with a physical location including

  • warehouse
  • store
  • medical facility
  • restaurant
  • office suite
  • office building
  • shed
  • trailer

or any other building – you are in need of a business security system!

To start any business takes an investment of time and money.

We know because we are business owners ourselves. If you have invested your hard-earned money and/or life savings into a new business venture, don’t you want to make sure this investment is protected against all sorts of crime and accidents?

Crime Statistics for Myrtle Beach, Horry County and Georgetown County.

The local crime statistics aren’t pretty.

The Myrtle Beach area is a fast-growing area with many transient families and individuals. We are also a tourist hot-spot; millions of non-residents come to visit our shore and golf courses every year. They not only bring their families and money to spend, they also attract criminals.

To learn more about daily Myrtle Beach criminal activity, or any city you live in, check this out.

You can also you NeighborhoodScout to check on crime near you.

To learn more about why Myrtle Beach was listed on ‘Most Dangerous City’ reports, read this.

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Learn To Protect Your Investment!

When you start a business, there are many things to consider.

You have to

  • write a business plan
  • create a budget
  • get funding
  • purchase equipment
  • hire staff
  • market yourself

and much much more.

One of the most frequently dropped but important tasks is getting the right insurance coverage up front and installing a business security system.

And of course, always lock your doors!

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You Need a Business Security System

If you own a business, you need a business security system.

If you own a business, your responsibility isn’t just for yourself, but also for those you employ.

The personal safety of your employees is now in your hands, is now your responsibility.

Just this one fact alone should have you pick up the phone and call us immediately. You can not go back and prevent a crime once it has happened. You can not go back and prevent someone from getting hurt once they’ve been hurt. You can not go back and give someone back their life if their life was taken during a robbery.

Equipment, buildings, inventory and your fleet can be replaced and if you’ve got the right insurance, without too much hassle. People lives is a whole different matter.

Let’s look at a few reasons to call Strand Security and get a business security system installed by the end of the year!

7 Reasons To Install a Commercial Security System

Here are 7 solid reasons to install a business security system!

  1. Deter crime before it happens
  2. Keep vandals and squatters out
  3. Protect your employees and customers
  4. Deter employee theft
  5. Save money on insurance
  6. Alert authorities in real time when a crime happens
  7. Gather evidence in case of a crime

We’d be happy to discuss any of these with you at any time. Let’s get you protection.

Give us a call today!

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

 

We Are Proud To Be A Top Home Security Blog!

Strand Security is a Top Home Security Blog

We have some news to share and something to celebrate with you, our readers!

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We were recently named a Top Home Security Blog by Lockpick World.

It’s a great honor to be included in this list of top blogs, for sure!

Their words:

These blogs, websites, and experts are some of the best in the field of home security. They can supply, guide, and educate you with everything you need.

Wow!

These are great, encouraging words to hear. We work hard each week to provide with you with an updated article about everything home security – and commercial security, too – so that you may stay safe!

We always aim to

✔️supply you with answers to any home security questions you may have

✔️guide you to make decisions that are right for you, your family and business

✔️educate you about the latest technologies available in our security industry

It seems we are on track!

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Your Security, Our Business!

We stop at nothing to give you the best, day in, day out!

We strive to give our customers the best

  • customer service
  • brands
  • equipment
  • monitoring service
  • response time
  • value
  • pricing
  • overall experience

We’d love to hear what you think of us!

Online Reviews for Strand Security

We value our customers, each and every one of our customers, and while it is amazing to be recognized as a Top Security Blog by a peer organization, we really love it when our customers leave positive Facebook and Google reviews for us online!

These reviews help future customers know more about Strand Security and what we do!

Let us be real!

As much as we can tell you about our customer service, our brand, equipment, and company, people trust other people more than they trust businesses.

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Review Us Please!

If you’ve ever interacted with us, we’d love for you to take a few minutes to review us.

It will help future customers makes decisions, and it will help us to be found online.

Lockpick World has this to say about us and our blog:

Strand Security believes in making a safer world and works toward that goal one customer at a time. Such is its focus in attending to its patrons that every person who employs Strand Security’s services rests with a lighter heart, confident in the total security of their homes. In fact, its motto is “Your security, our business.”

We now proudly display this logo!

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