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Tech Gadgets Dad’s Love. A Modern Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day 2021 Is Nearly Here! How Will You Spoil Dad?

If you are looking for gifts ideas for the dad in your life, you are in the right spot. We are a locally owned and locally operated small business and we have a location right here on the Grand Strand. Stop by for a demo, or to just say hello in Murrells Inlet. All the gadgets we are recommending below can be purchased and installed by us! Give dad not just the gift of technology, but also the gift of time and worry-free installation!

Really give him the day ‘off’ this Father’s Day

Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

Dads and Tech Gadgets are like Peanut Butter and Jelly!

Dads love all sort of gadgets. Tech gadgets are most likely on top of dad’s wishlist. If you ask a dad what he wants for his birthday, Christmas or Father’s Day, he often won’t know how to answer, BUT we’ve never seen a dad disappointed with a tech gift!

If your dad is like ours, he loves to tinker, and get the latest technology. Does the dad in your life like to upgrade his phone as soon as the next model is available? Bingo! He lives for tech gadgets!

What can you get the dad-who-loves-tech-but-has-everything?

We’ve collected a few ideas for you. Keep on reading. Of course, all of our ideas are dad-approved by our very own resident dad! 🙌

Dads Loves Ring Cameras To Keep an Eye on the Kids and Pets!

Our first tech gadget idea includes the popular Ring Camera series. We don’t know any dad who doesn’t own a smartphone with a gazillion apps. Instead of playing games, the dads we know watch YouTube and Netflix. Why not have the dad watch the house while he’s at it?

Ring Cameras and the app allow dads (and moms) to keep an eye on the house, the yard, the kids, the pets, the babysitter and much much more from his smartphone! When movement is detected by the Ring Camera, the app is activated and a notification will be sent to the phone for dad to check it.

Ring Cameras are available in a variety of sizes and configurations and packages, depending on the size of your home and the needs of the family. While installation is DIY-friendly, we highly recommend consulting with a Security Company to insure these cameras are installed at the right height, angle and location. Yes, Strand Security installs these!

RING Cameras

Give Dad the Gift of Surround Sound for the Next Playoff Game!

You know what most dads love? Sports!

You know what most dads complain about? Background noise when trying to watch ‘the game’.

SONOS provides a line of speakers that will give ultimate sound quality all through the house! Dad can watch the game with surround sound, even when you’re throwing a party poolside or working in his garage!

Check out all the SONOS options and get in touch with Chuck for the latest recommendation SONOS speakers for the dad in your life.

SONOS for Sports Fans!

Central Vacuums for Dads? Perfect Gift for Dads with Boats

Did you know you can have a vacuum for a boat? How much time does dad spent on getting his boat back in shape after the family spent a day on the river? Lots of time, right? Give dad the gift of a BEAM central vacuum for his boat. You’ll be his hero and maybe even to get to help him clean it. 😉 We at Strand Security can help you get your hands on the ‘On-Board Marine Vacuum Kit‘ for dad!

Smart Dads Want Smarthomes. Give the Gift of URC!

If dad has ever expressed interest in turning your home into a Smarthome, come talk to us about URC. We can design and install the perfect automation system that fits your needs and lifestyle. Why not surprise dad with this gift – he’ll be the coolest among his friends and he will love and use this gift day in and day out! Heck, if it’s cool enough for the local North Myrtle Beach Brewery, it’s cool enough for your dad, too!

Happy Father’s Day From All of Us at Strand Security

As always, let us know your questions and how we can make your experience working with us unique!

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

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The Best Option for Business and Home Security in Myrtle Beach SC

Security Myrtle Beach SC

How did you search for, and find us?

We hope you came to our website from a direct referral, maybe a friend or neighbor who had a terrific experience working with our experienced installation team. We know some our of our website visitors come to us via social media as well as Google searches.

Whichever way you found us, we are happy to have you here and would like to share with you why we believe we are your best option for Business Security, Commercial Security and Home Security Myrtle Beach SC!

25+ Years of Industry Experience, 10+ Years on the Grand Strand

How will you find the best security company to help you?

There are many ways.

  1. Some businesses will spend a lot of money on Google Ads to get your attention
  2. Other businesses will tout their fancy trucks or technology to stand out
  3. While a few will say yes to anything, instead of giving you what you really need

We at Strand Security do things differently!

We have

  1. Experience
  2. Experts
  3. Expertise

We offer

  1. Customized security systems
  2. Customized home theater installation
  3. Customized commercial security packages
  4. Customized home automation installs

Are you getting what we are saying?

We listen to you, our customer and give you what you need, not what we might want to sell.

Strand Security will give you the best system for your individual needs, for the best price and will install it with the best, well-trained staff!

Locally Owned Security Myrtle Beach SC

We are a locally owned security business in the Myrtle Beach area. We live and work on the Grand Strand just like you do. Our service area includes Horry County and Georgetown County, so no matter where you live on the Grand Strand, we’ve got you, your home and business covered.

Locally Operated Security Myrtle Beach SC

We are also a locally operated business! What does that mean? A business can be locally owned, but not locally operated. That happens when a business owner is hands-off and installs a GM (General Manager) who runs the business.

We are not that type of business! We own the business and we run the business. We are a hands-on husband-and-wife team with well-trained and capable, experienced employees.

We live here. We work here. We play here. Just like you. We are invested in our community, sports and our local charities.

How May We Serve You and Help With Security Myrtle Beach SC?

Are you building a new home?

Did you just move here?

Are you a recent victim of a crime and need peace of mind?

Do you have an older relative who needs help?

Are you parents of a teenager, ready to drive?

Would you like to receive Self Defense Training?

Do you own a business?

Are you looking for a Central Vacuum Cleaner or a Home Theater?

We offer all this, and so much more! 

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What Questions Should You Ask Your Service Provider?

Are you ready to purchase a commercial or home security system?

From a previous article, here are 9 questions to ask your service provider:

  1. How long have you been in business?
  2. Are you licensed?
  3. What equipment (brands) do you use?
  4. Who monitors your systems?
  5. What is the average response time to emergencies?
  6. How much is the install?
  7. What is my overall cost?
  8. Will I get a yard sign and window decals?
  9. Does your system help me qualify for a home insurance discount?

Home Security = Peace of Mind

Connect with Strand Security Myrtle Beach SC

If you have any questions for us, we would love to hear them. we are only ONE phone call away.

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

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Control your Home Security with this Updated App | Honeywell

Summer Vacation, Here We Go!

As we write this article, springtime is quickly taken over by summer weather, and summer activities are here to stay for the next few months in South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is a great place to work and live and even if you don’t travel far to take a break, there are plenty of gorgeous places to visit on the Grand Strand.

Last year, during our 10th business anniversary, we highlighted South Carolina and the Grand Strand on grand scale! We love this community : we live and work right here alongside you, our customers.

Summer is one of the best times to ‘play’ and be out and about. But before you do, make a safety and security plan. There is no sense in going out to play only to come back to a home that’s been burglarized or vandalized!

Keeping an Eye On Your Home While On Vacation

In this recent blog article on the Strand Security blog, we gave our readers and customers 5 ways to prevent a break in while away on vacation. Preventing a crime is always better than a clean up afterwards.

A home invasion, or a burglary will bring forth all sorts of headache, least of all the feeling of your home and privacy being violated by criminals.

Take these 5 actionable tips before going away this summer!

Monitor a Home While On Vacation with a Mobile App

When you do go away this summer, due to a vacation (or an unexpected hurricane!), monitoring your home from any location will give you peace of mind.

In order to monitor your home, you will need security cameras installed – Strand Security is happy to consult with you on what type of cameras are best for your home, or business.

Wouldn’t you love to know what’s happening in-real-time in and around your home?

You can!

Get the New and Updated Honeywell Total Connect App

Total Connect 2.0 App by Honeywell

Isn’t it time to check out all you can do with the Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 App? Download it today to control and remotely manage your garage doors, thermostats, lights, locks, video doorbell, cameras, and more.

App Store

Google Play

Do you have questions about Honeywell, smarthome technology or any other integration? Our doors are always open. We will be happy to help you monitor your home from afar, or we will monitor it for you!

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

 

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Prevent Home Break Ins While on Vacation

Summer 2021 Is (Nearly) Here!

As we publish this, summer 2021 is fast approaching. Spring weather has turned into summer weather. Pools are open. School are nearly done for the year. And as the USA is slowly opening back up after a pandemic year, families are most ready than ever to hit the road and take a vacation.

Go on Vacation Without Worry

Homeowners who travel leave behind a huge asset: their home that they love, care for and have invested a ton of money into. This is why protecting the home you love and everything in it is important. A burglary, or break Ins will leave you feeling violated and attacked!

Who doesn’t want to go on vacation this summer, without worry?!

We all want this right?

Reduce the Risks and Make Your Home Less Attractive

In order for a burglar to ‘skip your home’ and move onto the next, you need to be proactive!  Make your home less attractive to a potential criminal.

Reducing the risk of a break ins and making it harder and less attractive for a burglar to target you, is not a difficult task. It does take a bit of planning and action on your part. We are going to give you several actionable ways you can help prevent a home break in while on vacation.

How To Prevent Home Break Ins While on Vacation

In previous blog articles, we’ve shared our best summer security tips. It’s always good to revisit some of these tips and hints as we enter the next summer. We know as you do, that family circumstances changes quickly!

Going on Vacation? Read this Today!

The following 5 action items should be high on your list of things to do to prepare before going on your next family vacation. Whether you go away for the weekend and stay close to home, vacation somewhere for two weeks in South Carolina or take a cross-country trip, these tips apply to you! It takes less than a minute for most burglars to get into your home and only 8-12 minutes to get back out and get away!

1 Make it Look Like Someone is Home

When you leave your home unattended for an extended period of time, make it look like someone is home. Leave a dog toy or two out, a child’s ball, and put your indoor and outdoor lights on timers! Arrange with a neighbor or friend to come pick up mail, packages and return your garbage can back to your home. Alternatively, you can have the USPS hold your mail. Don’t forget to notify your newspaper delivery person too because nothing says ‘we are on vacation’ like a bunch of unread newspaper on your front lawn!

home security going on vacation tip

2 Clear Shrubbery That Is Close to Your Home

Large shrubs and trees that aren’t trimmed, can hide a person (i.e. a criminal) making it easier for them to enter your home undetected. Before going on your next trip, cut back branches and trim that shrubbery!

home security going on vacation tip

3 Activate a Monitored Alarm System

If you have an alarm system, activate it. This might seem one of the ‘silliest’ action items, but you’d be surprised home many homes with alarm systems are broken into undetected because the system wasn’t activated! Make activating your system a habit and a priority! Teach everyone who routinely enters your home to activate your system: it will little room for error!

home security going on vacation tip

4 Install Deadbolts on Front and Back Doors

Making it harder for a determined burglar to breakin usually results in the burglar moving on to the next (read: easier) target! Therefore, investing in new deadbolts might make a lot of sense. The longer it takes for someone to enter the home, the more likely they are to move on to another home.

home security going on vacation tip

5 Utilize Security Cameras and Monitor with an App

We recommend (and install) security cameras for your home. Ideally, your cameras should be strategically placed in and around your home and be connect to your monitored system. While a monitored alarm system should give you the highest level of comfort and security, monitoring your own cameras at the same time, allowes for additional visual queues of potential danger!

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Take That Family Trip and Enjoy It!

We wish you and your family a gorgeous summer and a wonderful and memorable trip, no matter where you go. Go with peace of mind, knowing your assets are protected and monitored by the best!

As always, let us at Strand Security know how we may help you.

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

 

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Don’t Stress the Mess! Central Vacuum To The Rescue.

National Stress Awareness Day!

Did you know that April 16 is National Stress Awareness Day? Now you do.

But here’s the thing: You do not need to wait for National Stress Awareness Day to destress! Chill and sit back and relax, especially on weekends! South Carolina weather in Spring is amazing – get outside before it gets too hot!

We know ‘relaxing’ and ‘de-stressing’ is easier said than done, and if you are a busy parent or a business owner with little free time on your hands, keeping your home clean and uncluttered can be a, well, stressful job!

Don’t Stress the Mess!

While Strand Security take the stress off of you with home security, business security and smarthome solutions, we ALSO offer central vacuum installation and service in our service area which includes all of Horry County, Georgetown County and some other parts of South Carolina.

Central vacuums are a great, convenient and simple way to keep your home clean and dust-free. The convenience of using a central vac versus a regular old upright or canister vacuum cleaner can not be overlooked.

Strand Security and Central Vacuums

We are THE local Myrtle Beach and Grand Strand business to install your next central vacuum system. Whether you are building a home, want to add a system to your home or commercial building, or want it for your boat – come to talk to us about the possibilities.

We have what you want including the latest technology, the best and most updated features as well as the brand you know and trust.

BEAM Central Vacuum is Now Nuera Air!

We’ve always loved working with the friendly and experienced folks at BEAM central vacuums. They have recently been acquired by Nuera Air and we can’t wait to see learn more about this rebranded business.

In the meantime, we will continue to install and service any and all central vacuums listed under these brands.

Our team of expert installers has been busy the past year as the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach area is experience yet another building boom. Lots of new homes are being constructed means an upswing in demand for central vacuum cleaners.

6 Benefits of a Central Vacuum

Why should you consider investing is a central vacuum for your (new) home?

  1. Central Vacuums give you more power than regular canister or upright vacuum cleaners
  2. Central Vacuums are more efficient than regular canister or upright vacuum cleaners
  3. Central Vacuums can be installed in garages, basements, attics or even crawlspaces meaning they are out of the way and out of sight.
  4. Central Vacuums are quiet since the motor is away from the living pace (see #2)
  5. Since Central Vacuums are an upgrade they will add market value to your home
  6. Last but not least – central vacuums are preferred by those living with allergies as a central vacuum will improve the air quality in your home or business.

What Does a Central Vacuum Look Like in your Home or Business?

We have pictures for your to browse through.

Central vacuum canister and motor

 

Vroom Retract Vac® Central Vacuums for your Garage!

Do you have a workshop at home, or like to keep your cars clean?

The Vroom Retract Vac®’s are a great garage central vacuum solution. Watch this video to learn more. Strand Security can install the Vroom Retract Vac® in your garage!

Cleaning Your Garage (or car) is as Simple as 1-2-3!

  1. PULL – PUll the hose out until it locks into place
  2. VACUUM – Switch on the power and vacuum
  3. RETRACT – Simply twist the hose, cover the end with your hand and the power of the vacuum retracts the hose automatically. It’s that easy!

Vroom Retract Vac® is the fastest, most convenient way to clean your garage!

Let Us Be Your Central Vacuum Specialist in South Carolina!

No matter what brand or type of central vacuum you desire, give us a call! We are experienced! We’ve been in business in South Carolina for over 10 years and we have the best technicians on staff. We get the work, the installation done!

Come talk to us about a central vacuum system!

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

 

 

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