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5 Reasons To Never Install A Security System

5 reasons to never install a security system in Myrtle Beach

Are You Wondering (and Researching) Whether You Need a Security System for Your Home or Business?

Stop. Wonder no more! Research no more!

You’ve found it! The answer to many of your questions and the place to ask more questions. We are right here in the Myrtle Beach area. We are local and we have the answers to your security questions!

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of 5 reasons you might have never thought of! These are 5 reasons you do NOT need a security system! How cool is that?

We know that many (new) home owners struggle with this issue – to install or not to install and we decided to make this easy on you. Just check off any of the reasons and if even just one applies, don’t get an alarm system for you home or business.


1) You Don’t Care About Your Stuff

Everything you own can be replaced, including your antiques and heirlooms. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve worked for it, or how much money you spent on it, or who gave it to you – you are perfectly willing to part with any and all items in your home. Whether you lose them because of a home invasion, a burglary or a fire, you are good!

2) You Love Working With Your Home Owners Insurance On Claims

You don’t mind dealing with your home owners insurance to try to replace stolen valuables and broken windows, locks and doors. You don’t mind having to pay your deductible out-of-pocket and you honestly don’t mind spending hours arguing with your insurance over claims.

3) You Carry A Weapon On You Everywhere, Including in Your Home

You have a concealed weapon’s permit and you carry your weapon on you at all times, wherever you go, even in your home. You carry it on you and even when you sleep it’s on your person. You have it loaded – ready to use even in the dark of night. You don’t need a security alarm to sound if an intruder where to enter your home. You sleep on one ear for the very reason!

4) You Trust Everyone Who Works for You

You trust every single employee you hire right from day one; you trust them with merchandise, your customers and your money. Without training your staff, you just know they will do right by you and your company. You also know they would never (unintentionally) leave a door or window unlocked when they lock up for the night because you know they care as much about your business as you do!

5) You Never Ever Go on Vacation or a Weekend Trip

You are home every night of every week of every year and you just never leave your home unattended at night. Why would you ever leave? You work from home so your home is never unattended. How cool is that? Grocery trips and shopping trips to the mall are short and sweet because you know, your home needs you!


5 reason to never install an alarm system

All craziness set aside…

You need a security system if you value your home, your business and your family!

Security systems do more than ‘alert you’ when your system is breached!

Monitored Security Systems

✓ Call for emergency services when you are incapacitated

✓ Call for emergency services in case of a fire
✓ Call for emergency services in case of carbon monoxide poisoning

✓ Alert the home owner when not home

✓ Alert the business owner when not at work

✓ Allow you to monitor your property via your smartphone

✓ Can turn your home into a Smart Home


  • Do you have questions?
  • Are you ready to get started?

Give Chuck a call today!

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

 

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We Have The Best Priced Security Systems on the Grand Strand

SECURITY SYSTEM ON THE GRAND STRAND

‘The Best Priced Alarm System’ – That’s a BOLD Statement, Right?

Well… we at Strand Security are bold, and we are correct!

We certainly do have TWO of the best priced security systems on the Grand Strand – each one of these two alarm systems will set you back exactly $0!

Say what?

Yes, check out what is going on at Strand Security this holiday season!
We are giving away TWO security systems to two lucky recipients and they each will pay all of $0: Nothing. Nada. Zero.

Security Alarm System Giveaway in Myrtle Beach

 

This is our 2nd annual security system give-away because we love to give back to the community!
Our tagline is ‘Your Security. Our Business’ and we mean it.

We love our customers!

Meet Last Year’s Alarm System Winners

Here are the THREE lucky families who received a free alarm system from Strand Security in Myrtle Beach as well as a full year of monitoring by C.O.P.S. last December!

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Will your face and name be on one of these announcements THIS year?

Who Do You Know on the Grand Strand That Needs a Security System?

Enter To Win or Nominate a Deserving Friend or Family Member!
This can be a residential or a commercial system.

If you don’t enter, you don’t get a chance at a FREE system and FREE monitoring!

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Who Needs A Security System?

Your friend who lives in a secure neighborhood.

Your neighbor who owns a small business.

Your brother who runs a restaurant.


If you are curious if you can afford a security system, check out this article.

Anyone who needs an alarm system or wants one, should be able to have one!

Security (and safety) is our business!

Won’t you nominate someone today?

The give-away runs until December 14 and as stated before TWO lucky recipients will receive a security systems as well as a full year of free monitoring!

Free is good, right?

Contact Strand Security today

 

 

 

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Think You Can’t Afford a Security System?

How Much Does A Security Alarm System Cost?

How Much Does a Security System Cost?

We get this question often, both here in Myrtle Beach and in Maryland. People just like you want to know if they can afford to have a security system installed. Our answer is

If you want a security system for your home or business, we can help make it happen!

The first step is always taken by the customer – you as the customer have to understand the value of a security system. Once you understand how a security system can protect your family, how it can help you save money in your business and how it helps deter and prevent crime from happening in the first place, you can come talk with us, the experts on security systems!

Think You Can’t Afford a Security System? Think Again!

Many Americans have some sort of disposable income. A disposable income is

“income remaining after deduction of taxes and other mandatory charges, available to be spent or saved as one wishes.”

How are you spending your disposable income? Are you keeping track of the movie tickets you buy, the Mocha Lattes you purchase and drink, the new jean you bought, those candles you loved and purchased for your home…

Do you have a general idea where you are spending the majority of your disposable income?

Take a look at this #infographic to see if you can find ways to come up with a bit of extra cash each month.

How Much does a security system cost?

We’ve identified 5 places where you could possible save a bit of money to pay for an alarm system if that’s what you are determined to do – and we sure hope you see the value in a home security system like we do!

Coffee

Instead of stopping at those expensive gourmet coffee places on your way to work and purchasing a Mocha Latte, buy a pound of coffee and brew your own! You can save big money doing this consistently – enough to pay your monthly monitoring bill!

Out To Eat

The average bill for eating out is $12.17 p/p per meal! Stay in one night per month instead of going out to eat as a family of four and you’ve more than covered your security system bill!

Alcoholic Beverages

A bottle of wine or a case of beer; whatever you are drinking isn’t cheap! Cut back a bit each week and by the end of the month you’ll have the money you need to keep your family safe!

Smoking

This is where you can save big money! Cutting back certainly will do the trick but quitting will not only give you enough money to install a security system, you’ll be able to afford the best system money can buy including cameras, and still have money left over!

Shopping

Most of us set a budget for ourselves when we go out to ‘shop’. Whether that budget is for clothes, food or fun, we bet there is plenty of wiggle room. Think about the things you want but don’t need and replace some of the ‘wants’ with ‘I need a security system to keep my family safe’ and this should be an easy choice!

You Can’t Afford NOT to Have a Security System!

The way we see it is this; when disaster strikes it is (almost) too late! Why wait to protect what you love most?

Give Chuck a call today at 843-318-6392!

Contact Strand Security today

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Security Alarm System Give Away

Strand Security Gives Back

What better season for the gift of giving? Strand Security loves Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand and our friend in Maryland! That is why we want to give back and help keep our community safe!

 With the Christmas season upon us, we are giving away three FREE security alarm systems in the month of December! The most exciting part?

We are giving away THREE security alarm systems! Nominate someone today!

We will pick the winners by your nominations.

To nominate someone that is deserving of a free security alarm system, click the nominate button!

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You can nominate one person for the give away, or ten! Let us know why your person deserves a system, how you know your nominee, and how to contact you if you nominee wins.

Nominations will be accepted for residents of Maryland, as well as Horry and Georgetown Counties in SC.

Protect Yourself With Strand Security’s Give Away

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads,
And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap-
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.”

We all know how this favorite Christmas poem ends. But what if you arose to such a clatter and instead of our beloved Santa, it was a burglar wanting to take your gifts while breaking in with a ladder.

Crimes such as burglaries and theft rise as a result of people’s increased financial needs during the holidays. Nearly 400,000 burglaries happen in the U.S. during the months of November and December, according to the FBI. Motives related to thefts in terms of financial need may be a result of wanting to be able to provide gifts and food for their family during the holiday season. 

Strand Security would like to provide you with a few key points on protecting your house during the holidays.

10 Tips For Protecting Your House At Christmas

  1.  Display holiday gifts and valuables away from windows. Burglars are looking for gifts under the trees! Do not leave empty gift boxes on the curb for pickup.
  2. Keep some lights on (best to use timers or motion sensitive lights) to make it appear as if someone is home.
  3. Install a security system and advertise the fact that you have one.
  4. Install security camerasIf you are lucky, maybe you will get some footage of Santa and his reindeer. 
  5. Leave the tv or stereo on while gone. Play your favorite Christmas classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
  6. Keep the garage door closed and locked.
  7. Add stoppers to the windows and deadbolt locks to the doors.
  8. Do not make it obvious if you are going to be traveling during the holidays. This includes not announcing your plans on social media!
  9. Do not allow for mail and newspapers to build up.
  10. Keep shrubs and trees trimmed back to prevent hiding spots.

Now that Strand Security has given you some tips for protecting your home from a grinch, take the next step and nominate a friend (or yourself) for a FREE security alarm system!

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When it Comes to Shoplifting, is Your Retail Store at Risk?

Protecting Assets in Your Retail Store

When it comes to shoplifting, is your retail store at risk?

Retail theft may have a severe impact on your business! According to The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention more than $35 million worth of product is stolen from retail stores everyday.  This number is astronomical.  That is why it is important to stay aware and be prepared to stop the theft from happening in the first place.  Here at Strand Security we want to make sure our local Myrtle Beach and Maryland businesses know what it takes to win this battle. The following statistics will hopefully open your eyes; we believe every retail owner would want to know everything we are about to share with you.  

 

Don’t be a Statistic, Protect Your Assets!

  • Over $13 billion worth of goods are stolen from retailers each year.
  • Approximately 27 million shoplifters are in our nation today.
  • Employees steal more than the customers.
  • Only 3 percent of shoplifters are professionals. Shoplifting is not usually planned out.
  • Shoplifting can account for about a third of inventory shrinkage.

 

Protect your Assets by Knowing the Profile of a Shoplifter

There is no actual physical profile of a typical shoplifter. They come in all ages and genders, sizes and shapes, and all ethnicities. Shoplifters steal for many different reasons; some steal out of necessity, some out of peer pressure, desire, and some because it may be a business transaction.  

Although you may not be able to pinpoint a shoplifter by their physical appearance, here are some traits and signs to look for in a potential shoplifter…

  • Appear nervous
  • Wanders the store without buying
  • Returns to the store repeatedly
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Constant watch over store employees

 

Once you understands the signs, you can now train your employee’s in general shoplifting prevention techniques.

Have your staff

  • Greet all customers.
  • Stay alert.
  • Ask lingering customers if they need help.  
  • Be aware of where shoplifting is most likely to occur in the store.

 

Protect Your Assets by Reducing Employee Theft

It is unfortunate that when we hire people we think we can trust, that trust gets broken. Employee theft plays a large role in retail loss.  The following ideas and solutions will help prevent or at least, reduce in house theft.

  • Make periodic unannounced visits to your retail store.
  • Spot-check inventory and cash registers.  
  • Use a POS system (inventory-tracking system) that tracks inventory automatically.
  • Train employees on theft prevention, both employee theft and shoplifting.  Let the employees know the company is prepared to detect either.
  • Encourage anonymous tips.

When it comes to shoplifting, is your retail store at risk?

Protect Your Assets and Prevent Shoplifting

  1. Hire Secret Shoppers that blend in with other shoppers.  
  2. Video surveillance cameras.  Place cameras at all entrances, cash registers, and throughout the store.  You can’t put cameras inside to the dressing rooms, but you can put them just outside.  If security systems are put in place, you will protect your investment, your employees, customers and your overall sense of well-being.
  3. Electronic Article Surveillance is a method that attaches special tags (security tags) to the merchandise.  If merchandise exists the store without being removed by a store associate, an alarm will sound.
  4. Maximize Visibility by using mirrors to eliminate any blind spots.  Also, use shorter cases to make sure merchandise is completely visible.  Keep your shop tidy and neat, so at one glance you can tell if something is missing or out of place.
  5. Limit access to display cases and dressing rooms by locking them.  This requires associates to be present when opened.
  6. Implement a bag check policy, which does not allow customers to bring bags into the dressing room area.  
  7. Create a shoplifting policy and post that policy publicly. Post signs with statements such as “SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED”.

Don’t let shoplifting have a negative impact on your business!  

 

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