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How to Best Protect your Commercial Real Estate Investment in Myrtle Beach

Commercial Real Estate Investments on the Grand Strand

Our beautiful area of the Grand Strand in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area is booming! People and businesses are flocking to the beach to live, work, play and.. invest!

If you have invested in commercial real estate in the Myrtle Beach area, or you are exploring this option in the future, read on! We’ve got the latest and greatest on how to protect what you are paying for.

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Protect What You Are Building: Construction Work Site Security

Many new projects are rising out of the ground as fungi – new construction sites a popping up everywhere. Guess what else is popping up? Crime at worksites. Stats tell us that crime is up.

Many construction sites deal with the same two crimes:

✓ Theft (of tools, equipment and materials)
✓ Vandalism

The Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach area is undergoing a huge surge in new construction of homes and businesses and thus there are many new construction sites popping up. Each site deals with theft and vandalism, and we do get calls and inquiries about how to prevent crime from happening.

What can you do to protect your investment as you build? Here are a few tips

  1. Identify all your assets and property at your site and index/catalogue them so they can be tracked at any time.
  2. Engrave tools and special tag other equipment.
  3. Connect with neighbors, nearby businesses and neighborhood watches so they are aware of your site.
  4. Bring awareness and offer training to your crew and discuss how they need to do their part (lock up)

Read the full article and the other 8 tips here.

Commercial Real Estate: Why You Need Security

In a previous blog, we wrote about the many reason small business owners need a commercial security system:

Have you dealt with

✔️employee theft?

✔️counterfit money?

✔️ loitering around your building?

✔️vandalism?

✔️break-ins?

If so, installing, maintaining and monitoring a commercial security system is the way to go.

If your real estate investment does not include owning a business, but you do own the building, we recommend you talk to those business owners leasing the building from you to make sure they are protecting your assets along with theirs!

Protect Everything, Including Your Employees

Do you have a commercial building, a business AND employees? Then the very last thing you want to hear is that there has been an ‘incident’ at your business, right?

Whether it is a phone call from your employee, or a call from the police, as soon as you hear this message, you know that you and your business are in trouble.

If you are the owner or CEO of a brick and mortar store, a restaurant, a gas station, a bank, a school, a church or a service provider with a fleet of trucks and a slew of employees, you never want harm to come to your employees, correct?

Learn more about how to protect your employees here.

Not Sure Where to Start? Start with Cameras!

We can’t say enough about having security cameras for your commercial real estate investment. Having a record of what is going on, having a record of what went wrong, and having a record of wrongdoings is the first step in getting insurance to pay out when you have a claim on your real estate investment!

Strand Security, Your Resource for all Commercial Real Estate Investment Protection!

Come talk to us – we are locally owned and locally operated!

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.

er Fall Into These Three Bad Habits Again

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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What Strand Security Services Would You Like to Know More About?

Strand Security, at Your Service!

If this is the first time you’ve come to our website or blog, welcome!

We are excited to share Strand Security Services with you. Strand Security is a locally owned and locally operated small business, serving both Horry County and Georgetown County.

What services do we offer? Keep reading!

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Strand Security Services List

Let’s look at the full list of services first. Strand Security of Murrells Inlet offers:

• Residential Security Alarm Systems
• Commercial Security Alarm Systems
• Audio/Video Solutions
• Home Automation

Strand Security Services For Homeowners, Business Owners & Local Residents

Home Security Systems and Commercial Security Systems is what we are best known for.

We work with C.O.P.S. monitoring to keep our customers save in case of emergency.

Home automation is another area where we’ve been expanding. We partnered with URC and have installed several large commercial automation systems in local Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach restaurants.

Whether you want

Strand Security Services offer an affordable way to upgrade your current home!

Home Theater Design, Installation and Service

Strand Security in Myrtle Beach will professionally customizes a home theater solution that fits your lifestyle, room needs and desires.

We offer our 25 years of experience for you to bring your favorite movies and films to life in the comfort of your own home.

Select your choice audio, video, and projection equipment from our product catalog. We provide complete pre-wiring for new homes or a blueprint plan and wiring for your existing room. Then we custom install your sound and viewing equipment putting you in control of your state of the art home theater.

Learn more:

10 reasons to love a home theater

How to get the most for your ideal home theater price?

Will you need expert help with home theater setup?

How to choose the right home theater design

Who installs home theaters on the Grand Strand in South Carolina?

Strand Security Services: Locally Owned, Locally Operated

When you contact us at Strand Security, you will talk to a real human! Most likely you’ll get Chuck on the line and he’ll be able to set up a meeting, or answer any questions you may have.

If you visit the shop, you’ll most likely meet Heather.

We are a family owned business: we live and work right here in Murrells Inlet.

For a quote, or with a question, call us anytime!

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

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Who Installs Home Theaters on the Grand Strand in South Carolina?

Home Theater Installation on the Grand Strand

Did you know that we, Strand Security of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, design, install and service home theaters?

We sure do and have been for many years. We recently celebrated 12 years in business right here on the Grand Strand. We have many more years of experience! We started this business in Maryland and move south 12+ years ago.

Between our technicians we have 25+ years of experience installing home theaters for our customers.

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Home Theaters: What To Know Before You Start Your Design

Having a home theater is a dream for many homeowners. We at Strand Security will be happy to help you make that dream come true. Home theaters come in all shapes, sies and fit within many budgets.

It’s important to note and answer the following questions.

  1. Are starting from scratch or do you already have a sound system installation?
  2. Is this a new build (home) or would your home theater be installed in an existing home?
  3. What is your budget for the complete project?
  4. What features in a home theater are MOST important to you (audio, visual, spae, comfort)
  5. How soon do you want this project to be completed?
  6. Do you have examples of what you like and do not like?

How to Find a Reputable Home Theater Installer

Once you know what you want and can afford, it’s time to start asking around for referrals.

If you have friends with home theaters, a nice surround sound system, or if you know of a business with an awesome system, ask them who did the work! Chances are you are going to be most happy and comfortable with a direct referral!

Next, search for and read online reviews.

We highly recommend you use Google to your advantage and read a much as you can about the (local) businesses you want to hire for your home theaters installation. Not all companies are created equal…

The Initial Home Theater Consult: Ask Questions

Once you’ve chosen one or two installers to work with, you will want to set up an initial consult to find out more about them! Ask questions like:

  • How long do you expect this project to take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What brands do you recommend?
  • How many people will work on this project?
  • How may home theater installations have you done?
  • Can I see pictures of finished home theater installs you’ve completed?
  • What am I missing – in other words – what else can I add to make this home theater great?

More Home Theater for your Buck!

Smart homeowners do their homework. Here are several resources for you as you start your home theater install journey!

10 reasons to love a home theater

How to get the most for your ideal home theater price

Will you need expert help with home theater setup?

How to choose the right home theater design

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

 

 

 

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Where on the Grand Strand do Strand Security Murrells Inlet SC customers live?

The Myrtle Beach area offers 60+ miles of beach aka ‘strand’.

The Grand Strand stretches from Little River on the border with North Carolina, all to way to the beaches of Pawleys Island, just north of Georgetown.

Strand Security Murrells Inlet SC serves clients in and beyond those boundaries.

 

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Strand Security Services Horry County and Georgetown County in South Carolina

Our customers typically live in either Horry County, or Georgetown County in South Carolina. Along the Grand Strand that includes towns like

However, we also serve more inland communities than these coastal towns.

Beyond the Grand Strand: We serve all of Horry County and Georgetown County

Other towns in Horry County we serve include:

  • Conway
  • Loris
  • Aynor
  • Green Sea
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Bucksport
  • Forestbrook area
  • Socastee
  • Briarcliffe Acres

Who are the Customers of Strand Security Murrells Inlet SC?

Our customers include

  • homeowners in Horry County and Georgetown County
    • townhome
    • duplex
    • family home
    • beach home
    • vacation home
    • condo
    • mobile home
  • Businesses in Horry County and Georgetown County
    • any commercial real estate
    • restaurants
    • gas stations
    • retail space
    • service providers
    • hospitals
    • medical offices
    • industrial buildings
    • manufacturing plants
    • schools
    • parks and recreations sites
    • mobile home parks
    • campgrounds
    • and so much more!

What Services does Strand Security Murrells Inlet SC provide?

We provide the following services:

FAQs Strand Security Murrells Inlet SC receives

Here are some of the common statistics about alarm systems and home burglaries.

*Over 2 Million homes are burglarized each year.
*One in three burglaries occurs through an open/unlocked door or window
*Two thirds of burglaries in the United States occur at a residence.
*There is a home burglary, on average, every 13 seconds.
*Homes without an alarm system are 3x more likely to be burglarized.
*Less than 20% of homes in the United States have an alarm system installed.
*Most burglaries occur during the day when no one is home.
*Installing a home alarm system can greatly reduce your chances of a burglary.
*According to the FBI, a break-in is the most common threat to a residence.

Do You Have Questions about Home Security?

We would love a chance to speak to you.

Give us a call today.

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

 

 

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