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How Crime Rates Spike In Summer and What to Do To Prevent Becoming a Victim

South Carolina Summer is Nearly Here!

Summer brings:

  • swimming
  • boating
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • fishing

and an uptick in violent crime.

Yes, you read that right.

In summer months, crime rates go up!

Most of our readers live and work in either Horry County or Georgetown County – just like we, owners at Strand Security, do – and this all makes sense

 

Summer Crime Rates

More Daylight. Warmer Weather. Opportunity for Crime Rises.

While you would think that winter and darkness invite more crime, it’s the exact opposite.

Most home invasions happen between the hours of 10 AM -2 PM anyway!

As people spend more time outdoors, they are exposed to more people and thus crime rates can go up, especially in places where petty theft opportunities start (beach, boat docks, outdoor restaurants, tourist shopping strips etc.)

As far a summer crime spikes, here are the three most common reasons!

1

When looking at when violence was significantly higher, it turns out that during the summer crimes rates spike, compared to winter, spring and fall seasons.

Unfortunately, that includes crimes like rape and sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Among adults, simple assault is also more common in summer than in other months.

How to prevent this from happening to you?

  • Go out in groups
  • Have a plan, know where you are headed!
  • Be aware of where you go and where you park
  • Don’t wear expensive watches or jewelry, or flaunt them if your do
  • Don’t bring wallets or purses to the beach and leave them unattended
  • Share your location with friends and family when going on vacation
  • While running or walking, don’t wear earbuds or headphones

You can not prevent all crime, but you can be vigilant about preventing crime. Most criminals go for unsuspecting victims and look for opportunities: they are not looking to confront hyper-aware people!

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As the summer season heats up, so do property crimes. More tourists on the Grand Strand means more vehicles, more people and more possessions! Household burglary rates go up in summer as more vacation homes are now occupied!

Burglary is 11% more common in the summer than in the winter and for our area in South Carolina that makes total sense. Homes that are empty in winter, now have people with electronic equipment, computers, expensive phones, bikes, boats and surf boards, just to name some property that is easily stolen!

If you are vacationing on the Grand Strand, or have ‘toys’ like boats, bikes and surfboards, make sure to lock them up when you are not around! Crime of opportunity is always there, but with extended daylight hours, there is more time for criminals to steal!

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Next, let’s address beach crime. With over 60 miles of beachfront on the Grand Strand, beach crime rates increase drastically in summer months, as more people come to Myrtle Beach to vacation. While it’s tempting to bring ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ to the beach, especially if you have a large family, let us recommend you leave valuables at home, or in a safe at your vacation rental!

Beach crimes are an equal opportunity crime! No matter who you are, if you leave your things on the beach unattended you run the risk of getting your things stolen. Chairs, shoes but also surf boards, wallets, purses and phones!

TO be safe, always leave someone at your beach station to watch over your things, or leave all valuables behind. Don’t assume that those around you will speak up when someone will try to walk off with your property. Most beach-goers don’t and won’t as they might not see it, or not know whether to intervene, or not.

Preventing petty beach crime is as easy as not bringing anything of value with you for a day of fun!

4

As mentioned in #2, the nicer weather brings us outside with our outdoor toys. Boats, surf boards but also motercycles, bicycles, basketball hoops, eBikes, sports equipment, tools and surround sound home systems. Yes, your nice new Sonos speaker could be stolen as well.

The first line of defense is a home security system with both indoor and outdoor cameras, the second line of defense is locking thing up when not in use! We know this is easier said than done because… kids! Right? We know kids leave bikes out, toys out and forget to put them back inside.

A home security system, a security sign, visible security cameras – these deterrents all help prevent crime of opportunity!

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Don’t become a Summer Crime Statistic!

Prevention, prevention, prevention.

Now that you’ve read this blog, be aware. Share with your family. Make a plan. We encourage you to have fun, but also choose your activities wisely and always lock up expensive toys and sports equipment as well as all your tech!

If you need help, give us a call! Stay safe and have a wonderful summer.

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New to South Carolina? Get Prepared for Hurricane Season Now!

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 2022 started out with National Hurricane Preparedness Week! If you follow us (Strand Security) on Social Media, you’ve seen some of the posts.

We want to make sure that our blog readers are prepared as well.

Get prepared for Hurricane Season in South Carolina

FACT: The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1-November 30.

Preparation for this Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is our season here in South Carolina, should start in May!  Especially during this post-pandemic time with shipping issues and delays, getting your hands on supplies might become a challenging task.

  • Need a generator? You better start looking!
  • Need wood to board up your windows, better start saving money!

Pricing and availability of hurricane supplies are at a all-time premium.

Prepare Now. Be Safe When The Big Storm Hits!

According to NOAA, Hurricane preparedness needs to start in May. Being prepared for disaster can mean the difference between life and death.

Here are the things to start working on TODAY!

Hurricane Prep - Strengthen your home

Before a storm hits, trim trees, secure loose outdoor items and store inside a garage or home, secure all doors, cover windows and move your vehicles indoors, or to another safe location.

Hurricane Prep - Check your Insurance

Know what is covered, and what is not. This is of utmost importance if you live in an active hurricane zone like we do in South Carolina! First thing to do is to call your insurance agent, ak about whether you need flood insurance and get copies made of your insurance policies to add to your evacuation kit!

Hurricane Prep - Help your neighbors

Whether you are brand new to the neighborhood, or you’ve lived there for decades, make a plan to check in with your neighbors. Not everyone has the funds or capability to evacuate. Make an emergency plan with your neighbors and keep in touch before, during and after the storm!

Hurricane Prep - Create an Evacuation Plan

Learn where and when to evacuate! When it’s time to put a plan in motion, it’s too late to prepare! YOu will need to have all your ‘ducks in a row’ before the first named storm is headed your way! Hurricane supplies should be stocked in your home, a plan for evacuation should include a plan for your pets! (Search for pet-friendly hotels! We love the Best Western and Red Roof Inn chains as most will allow you to bring your pets. Be sure to check with each hotel about their pet policy)

Hurricane Prep - Determine your Risk

Know when to evacuate and when it’s safe to stay! Evaluate your risk for all things hurricane! We highly recommend you listen to your local news stations for the most updated information about evacuation!

Hurricane Prep - Assemble Supplies

last but not least, this supply list should be an ongoing list! Try to get these supplies now, as it might take a while to gather all that’s needed for the next storm. We know from experience that there will be a run on

  • gas
  • generators’
  • flashlights
  • batteries
  • cash
  • bread
  • milk
  • cleaning supplies
  • plywood
  • chainsaws
  • snacks
  • and many other supplies!

Don’t get caught without the necessary supplies to stick it out at home!

If you can stay, stay! If you are asked to evacuate or seek shelter, please listen to the local authorities!

Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane With Smarthome Solutions

How can you prepare your home for the next hurricane?

Smarthome solutions like security cameras, remote locks, thermostats settings, water sensors and more can help you monitor what’s going on at home, even if you have to evacuate!

Come talk with us now and we will gladly help you prepare, whether this is your first ever hurricane season in South Carolina, or your 25th! We are here to offer support, advice and installation.

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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!

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Does the Start of Daylight Saving Time Bring Us More or Less Crime?

Daylight Saving Time – Love it or Hate it?

Do you like Daylight Saving time, or do you dread it? It’s almost that time, on Sunday, March 13 we will be ‘springing ahead’ to add an extra hour of daylight into our days!

There is a movement to do away with it all together while most western countries are still adhering to Daylight Saving Time.

Here is some history on it as found on Wikipedia

“Daylight saving time in the United States is the practice of setting the clock forward by one hour when there is longer daylight during the day, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST). The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established the system of uniform daylight saving time throughout the US.

In the U.S., daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time changes taking place at 2:00 a.m. local time. With a mnemonic word play referring to seasons, clocks “spring forward, fall back”—that is, in springtime the clocks are moved forward from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. and in fall they are moved back from 2:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Daylight saving time lasts for a total of 34 weeks (238 days) every year, about 65% of the entire year.”

More daylight and warmer weather in spring time means… more criminal activity!

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Does Daylight Saving Time Reduce or Increase Crime?

You might be surprised to find out how Daylight Saving time affects crime! We were!

“In a new paper forthcoming in The Review of Economics and Statistics, we find that shifting daylight from the morning to the early evening has pretty hefty returns for public safety. When DST begins in the spring, robbery rates for the entire day fall an average of 7 percent, with a much larger 27 percent drop during the evening hour that gained some extra sunlight.

Why might this time shift matter? The timing of sunset is pretty close to the time many of us leave work, and walking to our cars or homes in the dark makes us easier targets for street criminals. We feel safer when we’re walking in the daylight, and it’s easy to imagine why light might have a deterrent effect on crime: offenders know they’re more likely to be recognized and get caught if they’re fully visible. The timing of sunset matters because our daily schedules can’t easily adapt to follow the daylight. Most people can’t leave work before 5pm, even if it would be safer to do so.”

source: brooking.edu

Spring Season is Not a Big Crime Season (but Summer is!)

More daylight means less darkness which in turn translates to less crime.

Most criminals do want cover of darkness to commit their crimes. The biggest exception is burglaries, which happen most often between the time of 10 AM – 2 PM, when people are not home but at work!

So what can you do in spring?

  • Relax!
  • Go outside and play.
  • Make sure to activate your home security system, but enjoy that extra daylight and sunshine.

If you are the spring cleaning kind, read this.

If you are the worrying kind, here are some spring home security tips to consider implementing.

Daylight Saving Time Bring Us Less Crime!

You got this!

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The 2022 Home Security Trends You Don’t Want to Miss, Myrtle Beach!

Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach Area Population Boom in 2022!

We are almost into the second quarter of 2022. Spring is here and we are looking ahead to what else is to come in 2022. Myrtle Beach, Horry County and Georgetown county are booming!

Houses can not be built quickly enough for the demand. Older homes are getting facelifts and updates while new homes and whole new developments are popping out of the ground like mushrooms.

While we love the Grand Strand – we live and work here just like you – we are well aware that crime rates go up when the number of residents keep increasing.

Home security along, with location, is a huge factor when looking at who might be a victim of crime and criminal activity. While you can’t always just up and move your home to a new, better, more secure neighborhood, you CAN update your home with the latest trends and technology.

Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand Residents: Here are the 2022 home security trends you don’t want to miss!

1 More Smart Home Integrations

Homeowners are waking up to the fact that technology is here to stay and technology is our friend – and can make our lives so much easier.

While smart homes and smart home technology isn’t new, there are a few trends to look for in 2022.

They include

  • Smarter sensors (see #4 facial recognition)
  • Energy efficiency is one of the top requests from homeowners: devices connected to thermostats, window shades, electronics and solar panels all help to reduce energy waste and cost!
  • Health tracking and health management while at home can now be integrated with smart home technology as the system can communicate with healthcare providers and caretakers in real time!

2 Security Drones

Back in 2017 we wrote about drones as part of looking ahead to future security concerns. We quote:

New technology will enable drones to be part of your home security system – if not now, in the very near future!

In this article in Digital Trends we read about a new home security system that deploys a drone to patrol your property! Sounds like something out of a sci-fi book? Think again! The technology is here and soon most, if not all, security systems will have this capability. This article predicts

“The idea of a security camera that doesn’t fly will seem like the dark ages.”

That will be an amazing day…!

Well – it’s here. It took only 5 years, but we now do have drones with security cameras that can be employed with smart home technology to scout your property! It’s a new trends for 2022 and an exciting one to boot!

3 Universal Home Automation

We love love love automation – but there are so many options! Google, Apple, Ring…
What coming is more ways to link to any smart speaker and provide you with full control across multiple environments.

We predict you can expect the security of your home to be more streamlined and connected to all other smart home devices in the near future.

4 Facial Recognition

Mentioned above in #1, the newest trends is facial recognition with the assistance of AI, for home security. This will replace keyless entry with number pad or fingerprint and over into to facial recognition for optimal security!

5 Remote Video Monitoring

This is a new service that will come into being: not just home security monitoring, but actual video monitoring services.

With regular home security monitoring, an alert goes out when an armed door or window is unlocked or opened, or when there is movement if sensors are activated.

Remote video monitoring would include constant monitoring in real time offered as a service to those who want peace of mind – think elderly parent living home alone, or a preteen home after school.

Get Your Home Security Up-To-Date for 2022, Myrtle Beach

We stay on top of the latest trends, brands and technology so you don’t have to. Come talk to us.

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Another offering that we might see more of from 2022 is remote video monitoring services. This ensures potential emergencies and criminal activity can be spotted and prevented before they become a bigger problem.

 

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What’s Not To Love About Livin’ on the Grand Strand?

Endless Beaches, Sunrises and Balmy Weather

What’s NOT to love about living on the Grand Strand?

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, aka The Grand Strand, is what we call ‘home’. Strand Security is a locally owned AND locally operated small business. We live where we work, we work where we live.

We love the simple, southern life after moving south over 10 years ago from Maryland.

LOve living on the Grand Strand

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to share 5 reasons why we love living it up on the Grand Strand.

1 South Carolina Beaches

South Carolina beaches, need we say more?

The Grand Strand boosts over 60 miles of beaches, from Little River on the North Carolina border down to Pawleys Island! Public beaches, private beaches, two State Parks and lots of activities.

  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Crabbing
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Diving
  • Walking

and so so much more!

If you love the sand between your toes, the Grand Strand is the perfect place to live as you’ll have year-round access to beach activities!

2 Southern Food Choices Galore

The Grand Strand is home to hundreds of restaurants. No matter your taste, you’ll find it here. From Seafood restaurants in the SC Seafood Capital of Murrells Inlet to Franchise Restaurants at both Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing, to speciality restaurants all over the Grand Strand. There is something for everyone. Lots of southern food and charm to be found!

3 The Best Outdoor Living

We love, love, love that we can be outside year-around. We might not be able to use our pool in the winter time, but it’s certainly warm enough to play golf or go for a beach walk. Our kids wear shorts and t-shirts during all seasons and we can run, bike and walk most days.

Who doesn’t love sitting on their porch for most of the year?

4 Subtropical Climate

Talking about the weather… the Grand Strand has a subtropical climate. The ocean temperature is affected by the gulf stream, making August water temperatures range upwards of 80F! Say what?

Especially for those who have lived in the North East, say goodbye to cold water temperatures and start enjoying the warm ocean waves.

5 Affordable Housing and Taxes!

Last but not least, living on the Grand Strand is affordable, cheap even compared to other areas of the US.

Housing is affordable and new home construction is at an all-time high. South Carolina taxes are some of the lowest we’ve seen, making relocating to the Grand Strand a great option for those who work remote, or those looking to retire!

What Do You Love About the Grand Strand?

Now that we’ve shared why we love the Grand Strand, we’d love to know from you what you love about it! If you are in need of home security, new cameras, a home theatre, a business security solution, central vacuum or smarthome technology, give us call today!

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The Best and Most Effective Personal Self-Defense Weapons to Carry on You

January is National Personal Self-Defense Month.

Each year we highlight this important awareness month because we believe that awareness leads to power which leads to prevention.

Preventing a crime is always better than reacting to one. Strand Security has been dedicated to not just security, but personal safety for many years. We even have our own Myrtle Beach Self Defense division. Learn more about how this came to be here.

This article will lists several options of self-defense weapons you can carry on you, as you go about your day.

Protect yourself: learn self-defense techniques and carry a weapon of some sort to ward of an attack.

self defense weapons

The Personal Taser

A taser works like this:

Electric TASER devices work by delivering a high-voltage, low-current electrical discharge into the body of an assailant, overwhelming the muscle-triggering mechanisms of their body. The shock is painful and can paralyze the assailant, but the electric TASER device as a non-lethal weapon is generally considered safe.

The keyword here is that a taser can paralyze the attacker, opening up an opportunity for the victim to get away! Taser can only be used by making contact with an assailant. S/he has to get within reach for your to deploy this self defense weapon.

Pepper Spray

Much like the taser, pepper spray can be used to fend of an assailant or attacker. The advantage over a taser is that pepper spray can be used from a distance – you do NOT have to wait to use this weapon until physical contact is made.

A small can of pepper spray can be tucked into a pocket, sock, or even a bra. It’s easier to carry than a taser, and is recommended for those who workout outside – i.e. runners, bicyclists, hikers etc.

Pocket Weapons

Pocket weapons can be anything from a swiss army knife, keys, small tools, sharp objects – i.e. anything that is strong, sharp, pointy and light weight.

While pepper spray can be used from a distance, pocket weapons, like a taser, are only to be used as a last resort when in close contact with the assailant. Pocket weapons can be hidden in … pockets, but also in backpacks, fanny packs and a purse.

Heavy Flashlight

A heavy flashlight can serve double duty. Light the way and serve as a weapons when needed. A heavy flashlight, used strategically, can knock down a grown men or woman and incapacitate them. This gives the victim opportunity to escape.

Whistle / Air Horn

A whistle or air horn deployed at close range can damage the eardrum, and at the same time, strongly deter an assailant from carrying out the intended attack. Loud sounds alert bystanders to the fact that an assault is in progress, thus rallying support for the victim. Most assailants will turn and run when confronted with a loud noise.

Smartwatch

Last but not least, your smartwatch can be used to help victims in several ways.

1. Emergency SOS. Simply press and hold the side button below the digital crown dial on the upper right side of the Apple watch. The watch will automatically call 911 and send a text message to up to five emergency contacts you previously selected and stored within the watch. The Apple Watch reveals the wearer’s exact location and serves as a speakerphone, allowing the user to communicate with a 911 operator or emergency contacts.

Several Galaxy smartwatches also have an SOS feature, accessed by pressing the home key on the lower right side, that will alert contacts you’ve previously entered on the smartphone paired with the watch.

2 GPS location tracking. An Apple iPhone can be used to track an Apple Watch wearer’s exact location in real time. This is a useful feature and helpful during an assault or kidnapping especially when a victim is incapacitated in some way, and can’t call 911 or speak to an operator.

Prevent Being Victimized. Learn Self Defense.

While not all assaults, attacks and crimes can be prevented, learning self defense and awareness about personal safety does help in reducing your risk for being a victim.

Heather of Strand Security has been teaching personal self defense classes to the Grand Strand Community for over 5 years. That includes Girl Scouts, business organizations, sororities, council of the aging and more!

Contact Heather today to schedule your class.

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How To Get Ready for 2022 With Our Best Home Security Tips

2022 Is Almost Here! How Will You Protect and Secure Those You Love?

In just a few weeks, the calendar will turn to 2022.

Are you ready?

Protecting the ones you love should be your number one priority, followed by protecting your hard-earned possession. Strand Security partners with individuals, families and businesses to do just that!

Your security is our business!

As we close out 2021 with Strand Strand Security’ s last blog article in 2021, let’s look ahead to how you can get ready for the most amazing year (2022!) with our Best Home Security Tips!

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Activate Your Alarm System – When You Leave and When You Arrive!

Why not use it if you got it?

We continue to be surprised to find that the majority of home security system owners only activate their alarms when they are not home! Right, we mean that people will arm the system and set it to ‘away’ when they leave, but fail to arm the system when they are home.

Wait?! Yep!

TIP: You should use the system when you are home! Really!!! Protect yourself and those you love against a home invasion, possible burglary or worse.

You got? Use it!

Keep Your Yard Trimmed and Cleaned Up

You want to tell the world you care about your property. Tell them you care enough to landscape, trim hedges and bushes and you are aware of changes happening in your yard.

This signals to a potential burglar on a stakeout to skip your home! They do not want to meet a homeowner – burglars want to enter your home undetected and want to leave before anyone notices they are there. Install Motion-Detecting Flood Lights Around Your Home and Office

Lights deter. But leaving lights on all night is not a great option. While you could use timers to turn lights on and off, why not use motion-detecting lights to flood the doorways, windows and parking lots when people approach your building!

Crime can happen during the day. However, the cover of darkness makes sneaking in and out of a building much easier. Don’t make it easy for a criminal. use light to deter them.

Test your System Periodically

We at Strand Security help our customers test their systems. We want to make sure that during an emergency situation – home fire, carbon monoxide, medical emergency, hurricane, flood etc – your system will alert the proper authorities!

Testing should be part of your standard maintenance list done on your home!

Upgrade Your Security Cameras

The newest, latest security camera technology is amazing. No more grainy pictures, no more guessing who is trying to break in. Clear images and wireless options, wired or wireless, there are many options and each year they get better and better with advanced technology. If you’ve not updated your cameras in a long time, come talk to us.

We’d be happy to give you a quote to upgrade your current system!

Keep an Eye On Crime Stats in Your Neighborhood

Last but not least, keep an eye on the crime stats for your neighborhood, your town, your county. Not all crimes make the paper or the news, but there are places you ca find real data on crime.

We don’t recommend you get obsessed with numbers, but a forewarned person can action to prevent certain crimes from happening. Why not be prepared?

If crime in your area is in on the rise, read this.

Strand Security: Serving Horry County and Georgetown County

We are here when you need us, but we prefer to help you before you really need us aka you’ve been a victim of crime! 😉

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from all of us at Strand Security. May your 2022 be filled with joy, happiness and and may you always feel safe and protected!

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3 Reasons Why Sonos Will Make Your Holiday Music Sound Better

‘Tis the Season To be Jolly

Happy Holiday season 2021!

It’s December and holiday music is everywhere.

  • Recitals
  • Retails stores
  • Radio

and at home?!

We hope you are getting a feel for the season with beautiful holiday sounds.

We at Strand Security here in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina love getting into the holiday spirit by playing holiday music on our Sonos speakers.

We do not just sell and install Sonos, we use these speakers in our office and home daily. We just love Sonos for ourselves, and our customers.

sonos holiday music

Let’s look at the three top reason Sonos will make your holiday music sound better!

1 Sonos Speakers Offer Incredible Sound

There is no comparison, at least that we’ve found. Sonos speakers offer incredible sound, and as there are an array of Sonos speakers to choose from, they offer size-defying sound in any room you install or place your speaker.

Be the sound hero of the season. Play the best music with the best-quality speaker at your next holiday party.

2 Sonos Speakers Will Play in Multiple Rooms in Your Home of Office

From Sonos:

Enjoy a more immersive listening experience when you place speakers in different rooms around your home. Use the app to pair your speakers together in the same room on WiFi for detailed stereo separation and a wider soundstage.

If you are planning a holiday get together with friends, family or your office, enjoying music as you move from room to room is quite an amazing experience.

Using the Sonos app, enjoy an immersive listening experience!

3 Sonos Speakers Are Easy to Integrate with an Existing Smarthome System!

At Strand Security, we install and service smarthome systems daily for our customers. We are able to add your new Sonos speakers to an existing home theater setup, or adding it to Zwave or URC smarthome system, too!

Why not upgrade this holiday season and add some Sonos in your home of office?

BONUS: Sonos Speakers are Portable and Offer Effortless Charging!

If you are looking for a smaller investment with big payout, we suggest grabbing a nice mid sized portable Sonos speaker. The engineers at Sonos have developed an amazing and unique effortless charging system and the sound will go on and on and on!

Hosting a Holiday Party? You’ve Got To Get Sonos

Whether you are hosting a holiday recital, party or movie night, Sonos will wow your guests!

In the mood for fun? Sonos is a must-have for those who like to entertain.

Not technically inclined? We offer installation to our customers! Come and visit us in Murrells Inlet to learn more about Sonos.

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7 Family Gift Ideas For The 2021 Holiday Season

It’s December! Happy Holidays 2021

Raise your virtual hand if you’ve been out shopping for gifts! Many Americans start early; they shop all throughout the year and start serious shopping as early as September.

Of course,there are those among us who wait until the last minute, or just can not find the right gift for the right person.

Have you ever considered giving a family gift? We’ve put together 7 awesome family gift ideas that work for the holidays, or any other momentous occasion (think New Baby, Adoption, Anniversary)

Here they are…

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7 AWESOME Family Gift Ideas For The 2021 Holiday Season

1 Family Season Pass to an Amusement Park

One of the best gifts you can give a family is the gift of an experience. Why not purchase a family pass to a local-to-them amusement park? In the Myrtle Beach area that means a park like Broadway Grand Prix Family Race Park or one of several Waterparks. Most of these parks offer a family season pass valid for a few months or a whole year to enjoy over and over again!

2 Family trip

If you are a grandparent, or aunt/uncle and you want to go big… consider inviting your family on a trip somewhere special. It could be a country like Mexico or Costa Rica, or a family destination like Walt Disney World. No matter what you pick, if the trip is a gift, you’ll have a blast.

PS This is one of the best gifts to give because YOU will enjoy this gift as well.

3 Camping Gear

For the sport and outdoor enthusiasts, why not get a camping gear package together. Nothing says ‘family fun’ like sleeping in a tent! Don’t stop at the tent. Supply the sleeping bags, backpacks and the makings of an outdoor kitchen. Be sure the tent your purchase is big enough for the family to invite you, too! 😉

4 SONOS speaker System

For the family that has everything, or those who have older teens, a SONOS speaker system could be a perfect gift. They often don’t want to go anywhere, but would like to host a party, or two! Give the gift of sound this season. Start by connecting with us – we don’t only sell these speakers, we install them as well.

5 ZWAVE

Does your family have gadgets, but no smarthome? Zwave can connect all your tech to create a smarthome. We love this technology and we are experts in putting this together for our customers. Give us a call to see if this might be the perfect gift for a loved one.

6 Family Membership – Jump Park, Zoo or Museum

How about a family membership to a local Jump park, Zoo or Children’s Museum? These passes make perfect gifts to busy families.

7 Home Theater

Last but not least, go big or go home: here is a BIG idea for the family (your own maybe?) that has everything! Give the gift of their own home theater! That would include the new TV, surround sound stereo, new seating and everything in between! It’s a gift that keeps on giving, year after year.

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

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