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The Grand Strand, which encompasses Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas, is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. However, like any other place, it is not immune to security threats. Grand Strand homeowners face a variety of security risks, from burglary to property damage caused by severe weather.
Fortunately, there are several steps homeowners can take to mitigate these risks and protect their homes and families. One important step is to conduct a security audit of your property. This can help identify vulnerabilities in your home’s security, such as weak locks or unsecured windows. Another important step is to establish a neighborhood watch program. Working together with your neighbors to keep an eye on each other’s homes can help deter burglars and other potential threats. Finally, it is important to stay informed about the latest security trends and technologies and to invest in the latest security products and services to keep your home and family safe.
Grand Strand homeowners can better protect their homes and enjoy all that the area has to offer with greater peace of mind.
Next, let’s look at the security threats Grand Strand Homeowners face.
Burglary is a serious concern for homeowners in the Grand Strand area. With the high volume of tourists that flock to the area each year, many homes become prime targets for burglars looking to capitalize on the seasonal influx of visitors. Burglars often target homes that are easy to access and have valuable items, such as electronics, jewelry, and cash.
One effective way to deter burglars is to install a comprehensive home security system. These systems typically include motion sensors, alarms, and cameras that work together to alert homeowners and authorities if a break-in is attempted. The mere presence of these systems can often be enough to deter burglars from targeting your home in the first place.
Another way to improve the security of your home is to install security lighting. Burglars often prefer to operate under the cover of darkness, and a well-lit property can make it more difficult for them to remain hidden. Motion-activated lights can also be an effective deterrent, as they can startle burglars and draw attention to their presence.
In addition to physical security measures, it’s also important for homeowners to take steps to make their homes less attractive targets for burglars. For example, installing strong, high-quality locks on all doors and windows can make it more difficult for burglars to gain entry. Homeowners should also avoid leaving valuable items, such as jewelry or electronics, in plain view where they can be easily seen from outside.
Finally, it’s important for homeowners to be aware of the latest burglary trends and tactics used by criminals in the area. This can include staying informed about recent break-ins and burglaries in the area, and taking steps to protect your home accordingly. By staying vigilant and taking proactive measures to improve home security, Grand Strand homeowners can help protect their property and keep their families safe from the threat of burglary.
Severe weather is a common threat to homeowners in the Grand Strand area, particularly during hurricane season which typically runs from June through November. Hurricanes and tropical storms can bring heavy rainfall, high winds, and flooding which can cause significant damage to homes and businesses. In addition to property damage, severe weather can also pose a serious threat to the safety of homeowners and their families.
One of the most important steps that homeowners can take to prepare for severe weather is to secure their homes. This may involve installing storm shutters or reinforced windows and doors that can withstand high winds and flying debris. Homeowners should also ensure that any outdoor furniture or decorations are securely fastened or brought inside, as these items can become dangerous projectiles in high winds.
It’s also wise to trim trees and remove any dead or weak branches that could potentially fall during a storm. This can help minimize damage to your home and property, as well as reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others. Additionally, homeowners should make sure to clear gutters and downspouts of debris to prevent flooding and water damage.
Preparing a disaster kit is a key step in getting ready for severe weather. This kit should include essential items such as food, water, first aid supplies, and a battery-powered radio. It’s also a good idea to include important documents such as insurance policies, identification, and emergency contact information in a waterproof container.
Last but not least, it is important to stay informed about severe weather alerts and warnings issued by local authorities. This can include monitoring weather reports on television or radio, as well as signing up for alerts through your local emergency management agency. By staying informed and prepared, homeowners in the Grand Strand area can help minimize the impact of severe weather events and keep themselves and their families safe.
With the increasing reliance on digital devices and online platforms, cybersecurity has become a crucial concern for homeowners in the Grand Strand area. Cybercriminals can target homeowners in several ways, including hacking into their computers, stealing personal information through phishing scams, and accessing sensitive data stored on devices connected to home networks.
One of the most important steps that homeowners can take to protect themselves against cyber attacks is to use strong passwords. This means creating complex passwords that include a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Additionally, homeowners should avoid using the same password for multiple accounts and should change their passwords regularly.
Another way to prevent cyber-attacks is to be vigilant about suspicious emails and messages. Cybercriminals often use phishing scams to trick homeowners into revealing sensitive information or clicking on links that download malware onto their devices. Homeowners should be cautious when opening emails or messages from unknown senders and should avoid clicking on links or attachments unless they are certain that they are safe.
Keeping antivirus software and other security measures up to date is also important in preventing cyber attacks. This includes regularly updating operating systems, web browsers, and other software to ensure that known vulnerabilities are patched. Homeowners should also consider installing firewalls and other security software to protect their devices and networks from intrusions.
Homeowners should be aware of the risks associated with internet-connected devices such as smart home appliances and home security systems. These devices can be vulnerable to hacking if they are not properly secured, so homeowners should ensure that they are using strong passwords and that their devices are kept up to date with the latest security patches.
By taking these steps, homeowners in the Grand Strand area can help protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and keep their personal information secure.
Grand Strand homeowners face a variety of security threats, including burglary, severe weather, and cybersecurity risks. Taking steps to protect your home, such as installing a security system and preparing for severe weather, can help keep your property and loved ones safe. Being vigilant and proactive about cybersecurity can also help prevent cyber attacks. By staying aware of these security threats and taking the necessary precautions, Grand Strand homeowners can enjoy all that the area has to offer with peace of mind.
Who hasn’t heard that word in recent …commercials? Do you love savings? Do you like a deal, a bargain? Do you like feeling you ‘won’ better service, better pricing or better bundles? Who doesn’t love combining services for a better price point? Strand Security has you covered!
When we went looking for keywords YOU (our audience) were searching for on Google, we saw you are searching for Home Security Packages.
Do we ‘bundle’ here at Strand Security? Sure we do!
The short answer about our bundles, or home security packages, is to ask us!
If you have a home security system, and want to create a smarthome, we can add those new components and that new service into a new package for you.
If you are a commercial customer of ours, and we take care of your business, restaurant, or any of your commercial systems, and you want to protect your family, we can create a home security package for you!
If you are considering purchasing or building a new home, and want options like a central vacuum, smart window shades, a sound system or a complete home theater build, we can bundle that!
No one customer of ours is alike.
No one customer has the exact same needs as another.
No one customers comes to us with the exact same issues as another.
We customize your home security packages for that very reason.
Do you already have an (older) system? We might be able to reuse some of the technology!
When we work together, we look for the best solutions for your home.
We strive to your home secure, your family safe and your assets protected.
Your security is our business.
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We secure everything and everyone close to you.
Your Security is our business!
We are only a phone call away! Let us know your problem and we will tell you how we can help you solve your problems or security issues.
This is the THIRD in a series of 12 articles published to celebrate Strand Security’s 10th anniversary. Read:
10 Reasons To Love The Grand Strand
While this article was planned back in January 2020 as part of our 12 month-long 10-year anniversary celebration, this month is the right time to write it as we are collectively struggling with the effects of a Pandemic.
What a different article it will be than originally planned.
While we at Strand Security love our community, we have come to understand how much our community loves us back.
In light of this COVID-19 Pandemic, our Grand Strand community is doing some amazing things.
Check out these amazing people, groups, organizations, and individuals who call the Grand Strand ‘home’. We are honored to live and work here alongside them.
(in no particular order!)
The city of Myrtle Beach shares a message of strength during COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian Sliker with the Myrtle Beach Fire Department came up with the idea of #MyrtleBeachStrong.
“Be safe, be calm, be responsible, be #MyrtleBeachStrong,” the city of Myrtle Beach said in a post.
The Myrtle Beach community will see this message on local billboards; and on social media where we all meet to offer help and support.
Horry County Citizen’s Crisis Response Facebook group is brand new just this month, yet already had helped so many local residents.
This local news story tells to story of a 93-year-old woman who needed a new fridge. Not only was a new fridge donated, but it was also picked up, delivered and stocked full of food. What an amazing act of kindness.
While this might not matter to some, to others who don’t know how to cook or care to cook, the closing of restaurants has been hard. Another reason to love our community is that restaurants now deliver food!
Check out this story and be sure to order some food; for curbside pickup or delivery. One Facebook user shared that a local restaurant added a gift of toilet paper to his delivery, which made his day!
If the kids can’t come to school, teachers will show the kids how much they care!
Teachers and staff from Burgess Elementary paraded through their kid’s neighborhoods on Monday with decorated cars honking and waving from a safe distance so their school children would know they were thinking of them during the coronavirus recess.
Due to social distancing practices, the cars carried only a couple of teachers each, hence the need for about a dozen cars in the procession.
As the cars slowly drove by, teachers waved and greeted their kids by name. Students didn’t walk up to the cars out of safety precautions, but waved back as the teachers passed.
Due to the coronavirus, Twelve 33 Distillery is switching from making craft liquor to craft sanitation supplies to help local hospitals and residents.
Osborn said while he wouldn’t make liquor this strong, his stills can produce alcohol strong enough to put into sanitizer. Currently, he is using the Center for Disease Control’s recipe for hand sanitizer and hopes to be giving it out to residents, hospitals and public safety soon.
Like this one at Infinity Hair Salon next to Walmart at 3630 Walton Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
‘Take what you need, leave what you don’t”
Donations are streaming in and those in need can just come and take, no questions asked!
While cooking at home is great, what if you don’t have a home? The Shepherd’s Table serves a hot meal twice per day. They are located in Conway and serve a to-go lunch at 11 AM – 12 PM and to-go dinner 4 PM-5:30 PM according to their Facebook Page.
When the hotels and restaurants started to close, local company A & A Produce found themselves ‘stuck’ with lots of fresh produce. Rather than throw it away, they pivoted and offered $20 boxes of fresh produce to the community. That offer has been well-received.
We found this post to be so heart-warming.
It starts like this:
“hi guys!! my father works at a hotel at the beach and he had to shut down his kitchen so that means that he has a lot of perishable items to give away!
if you or someone you know needs the following items, please feel free to reach out and dm me!!
everything is FREE and has to go!!
if you know people that are in need, let me know!!
we are willing to deliver as well!”
The response was overwhelming – all food was distributed and donated! Well done.
Marnie Kennedy is no stranger to helping out. During recent hurricanes and floods, she has been the driving force behind many projects to benefit local Grand Strand Residents. Her tagline ‘Leave it To Marnie’ is brilliant. Check out how she’s organizing a 3000 Easter Basket project.
If you are in need or know of someone else in need, please reach out to us at Strand Security. We will do what we can to help!
We at Strand Security are celebrating 10 years on the Grand Strand!
So many wonderful things have happened to our Strand families, our business and within our community! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to share our wonderful community with you.
We arrived in 2010 to start a new life in South Carolina; to kick off this year-long celebration, let’s count the ways we love the Grand Strand.
With over 60 miles of beaches, the Grand Strand spans from the Winyah Bay in the south to Little River in the north; it is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States.
With over 60 miles of beaches, you will find a beach you love.
This area includes two State Parks; Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park, as well as many smaller municipalities with beachfront access.
Did you know…
The Grand Strand is home to 90 (yes, ninety) golf courses?
That’s a huge number and a huge variety of places to play. There is a course for every golfer, whether you are a beginner or a life-longer player, or somewhere in between
While we are at it, we looked for the number of minigolf courses. While it was harder to find a number, it is at least 30 by this account.
Ready to tee up?!
While the beach and golf are the two main attractions for tourists, there are many more ways to entertain the family when visiting, or living on the Grand Strand.
and so much more! Did we mention the golf courses?
When the sun goes down the fun begins.
Fireworks can be seen on many evenings at Broadway at the Beach and/or Barefoot Landing, attracting thousands of visitors to come to eat and play.
Don’t forget to check out Family Kingdom as the fun just begins when the sun disappears! Ride the old wooden coaster ‘The Swamp Fox’ or try your luck playing carnival games.
Did you know…
Surfside Beach is the world’s first certified autism-friendly destination
While it was always known as ‘the family beach’, Surfside Beach now has another beautiful title to uphold. Surfside Beach was listed as one of the Top 10 best family beaches!
The Grand Strand is simply a beautiful place to visit and live.
No matter your taste, there’s a place for you at one of the many tables on the Grand Strand.
While the Grand Strand offers large chain restaurant access like Margaritaville, TGI Fridays, 5 Guys and Friendly’s, there are plenty of spots that less overcrowded and less corporate.
No matter your taste, when living on the Grand Strand you will eat well.
Murrells Inlet is called the Seafood Capital of South Carolina!
It wasn’t always as family-friendly as it is today though. In the 1800s, pirates hid in the inlet creeks waiting to plunder unsuspecting English ships. You may have heard of one in particular called Blackbeard.
While you can go fishing, crabbing or even scuba diving, why not lay on the beach all day and come eat seafood at night in one of many restaurants on the Marsh Walk?
“Southern hospitality is a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general.”
And friendly we are!
If you’ve never experienced it, you’ve been missing out.
We simply can’t deny that living on the Grand Strand is… grand! While Strand Security and our family have been residents for 10 years, we’ve realized what a great deal we have here in the south!
Homes are affordable, as are groceries and other living expenses; the cost of living in South Carolina due to low taxes is a huge attraction for new residents. The lure of these beautiful yet affordable southern homes brings many northerners to our beloved Grand Strand.
Please tell us why you love the Grand Strand!
Keep an eye out for many more ’10 Reasons To Love…’ articles in 2020!