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Wayne Alarm: Change the Locks

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SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY:  MOVING INTO A NEW PLACE?  CHANGE THE LOCKS.

When moving to a new home, hire a reliable locksmith to re-key all exterior doors. If possible, have the locksmith make the key to fit all of your new locks. Also, make sure to call Wayne Alarm Systems to transfer your home security system.

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000 or visit us online at: www.waynealarm.com.

 

Setting an example in Revere

Revere’s revived Commission on Disabilities is proving there is plenty of work to be done in the city and across Massachusetts to address accessibility and inclusion for all residents.

The Commission’s March agenda included a discussion on programming and activities for youth with special needs, and continued conversation about pedestrian safety and accessibility around the city.

It’s worth stepping back for a minute and pondering the magnitude and significance of those two topics. In 21st century America, strong programs for youth and adults with disabilities should be in place and receive the money they need to expand.

The same benchmark should apply to safety and access in public locations for disabled residents. Federal requirements — in other words, the law of the land — strictly outline public access and safety mandates. But the street, sidewalk or public building that is accessible in one community to someone who is disabled may not be as accessible in another community.

Mayor Brian Arrigo and city officials have made the Commission on Disabilities a priority and matched that commitment with a promise to conduct a detailed survey assessing the needs of residents with disabilities.

The commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber.

To its credit, Revere’s commission is not just a deliberative body talking about a limited agenda of ideas generated by its members. Its stated goal is inclusion and its agenda notices invite residents to add to the commission agenda and contact members with any ideas or suggestions.

Progressive thinking demonstrated by the commission can easily be matched with a regional and statewide approach to focusing on disability concerns. Arrigo’s forward-thinking approach to government makes Revere City Hall or an even larger location a perfect forum for bringing together disability advocates and residents for overarching discussions and planning.

Even a weekend-long disability forum could barely tackle priority disability reform topics. Uniform and fair compliance with federal and state laws; disability mobility and enforcement and conformance concerns.

Another major topic is ensuring disability commissions are in the mainstream of governance at the city and state levels.

Disability commissions sometimes get pegged as annoyances by public officials who don’t want the headache of spending money on enforcement and expensive compliance requirements.

“Yeah, we’ll get to it,” is an excuse commission members hear too often. Those excuses are disappearing in Revere where the disabled have a voice and priorities are getting the public airing they deserve.

Wayne Alarm: Reduce Fire Risks at Home

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To reduce your risk of a home fire, implement these fire safety tips into your everyday life: 

• Never leave a fire, an open flame or heated surfaces unattended (stoves, candles, space heaters, barbecues, electric plate, etc.).

• Pay attention while cooking to avoid a kitchen fire.

• Properly dispose of coals by letting them cool before tossing them in the garbage.

• Use surge protectors to avoid overloaded circuits.

• Clean and inspect fireplaces on a regular basis.

• Develop and practice a fire escape plan with your family.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Hallmark Health: We’ll ‘work with’ Malden

By STEVE FREKER

MALDEN Hallmark Health representatives vowed “to work with the city of Malden” after a Superior Court jury ruled against city demands for repairs and restorations to Malden Hospital Hallmark claims would cost upward of $20 million.

The verdict following a seven-day Middlesex Superior Court trial last week is a milestone in a years-long battle between the city and the health care provider.

Hallmark Health filed suit against the city in 2013 over what it said were invalid safety violation citations involving fire safety sprinkler system, fire alarm and emergency lighting in the now-closed hospital.

Hallmark also alleged the citations were politically-tinged with links to the city’s desire to take over control of the land at the hospital site.

“We’re pleased with the verdict and we’re looking forward to continuing to work with the city of Malden,” said Charles Whipple, Hallmark vice president and chief legal officer said in an online report.

City officials contend the violations still exist and, in a counterclaim against Hallmark, City Solicitor Kathryn Fallon asks for substantial fines of up to $1,000 a day for noncompliance.

The jury’s decision leaves city officials in the position to consider an appeal or work with Hallmark to plan the hospital site’s future use.

On trial: Hallmark Health v. Malden

Straddling 17 acres on the Malden-Medford line, the hospital land is one of the city’s prime development sites. The hospital closed in 1999.

Hallmark’s previous proposals for the hospital site’s use led to a 2015 purchase and sale agreement reached by Hallmark with the Fellsmere Housing Group calling for an extensive redevelopment plan, including a mix of single-family homes coupled with 72 condominiums and a 224-apartment complex.

That plan received little support at neighborhood municipally-organized meetings last year. The cost of demolition of the existing building has been estimated at about $3 million and city officials have said in the past that Hallmark’s apparent insistence that proposed buyers foot that bill have hampered marketing and potential sale of the property.

Periodic discussions over the years have focused on the city taking the hospital site through eminent domain.

The Friends of Fellsmere Heights has strongly advocated for a commitment by the city to preserve the site as open space. FoFH has formally presented detailed plans on how the hospital site could benefit the city and the region as open space with trails and passive recreational park space.

 

Wayne Alarm: Deter Burglars

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In a recent study of more than 400 convicted burglars, 83 percent of offenders said they would attempt to determine if an alarm was present before they would attempt a burglary.  The same study found 60 percent of these burglars said they would seek an alternative target if an alarm was, in fact, present.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Home Security System

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A recent study that interviewed more than 400 convicted burglars, revealed that around 60 percent of subjects admitted that the presence of an alarm would cause them to discontinue the crime. Research also show that homes without security systems are three times more likely to be broken into than homes equipped with a system. By investing in a security system, you’ll add to your protection and peace of mind, whether you’re at home or away.

 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at:www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Mobile Security Apps

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SAFETY TIP OF THE DAY:  PROTECT YOUR MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY WITH APPS

With mobile apps making our lives easier, there has been a growth within the app industry to provide more protection to our lives simply by using our mobile devices. All of these apps are free and compatible with both Android and IOS.

  1.     NowSecure Mobile: We all know that companies and even sites such as Facebook can look through and collect our data. In order to protect yourself against unwanted online threats, download the NowSecure Mobile app. It monitors your phone’s operating system, network and other apps for security vulnerabilities, all while generating a code to protect your phone.
  2.     Companion: Even if you don’t have the app downloaded, Companion is a great tool that allows your friends and family, (even your local police) see where you are when you are heading to a destination, with a simple invite. The most important aspect the app provides, however, is the 15 second alarm called Smart Trigger, which checks in to make sure you are safe and if by any chance you don’t respond within those 15 seconds, alerts your companions.
  3.     Skycure:  As the Internet continues to expand, public Wi-Fi has become a threat to personal information, one that experts say can easily be enacted. Skycure, however, is an app that performs tests on wireless networks so that there are no breaches and sends you notifications on any cyber attacks you might encounter. It is advanced enough to keep track of the locations of those networks so it can prevent them from hurting apps on your mobile device or the devices of other people using the app.
  4.     Lookout:  This is an all-around security app, which allows you to find a lost or misplaced phone and backup data. Lookout also warns you about other security risks: notifies you about how to improve your phone’s security settings, tells you which apps are tracking your phone or revealing your location, and uses machine intelligence to detect threats.

5.   Webroot SecureWeb:  Although it’s more compatible with IOS 4.3 or later, Webroot SecureWeb is a great mobile browser that uses URL filtering to protect users from malicious websites. It automatically syncs with the company’s URL reputation database for protection and, search results are made to note safe and risky sites.

 

Deadliest fire month demands a plan

There are 11 days left in March and it is already the deadliest month for fires in Massachusetts in the last five years, according to state Department of Fire Services statistics.

Eleven people died so far in fires in March. This is a grim and intolerable statistic that can be reduced through a concerted effort combining technology, economic incentives and enforcement.

Fire has been a potential deadly threat for as long as human beings have existed. The tragedy of fire deaths in 21st-century America is magnified by the knowledge that planning and precautions can end fire fatalities.

Far too many fires are attributable to human error, including faulty electrical systems, careless smoking and misused candles. Fire departments, including Lynn’s, spend time and money ensuring more buildings have smoke alarms and more children learn fire safety basics.

These efforts are paying off and modern home construction methods help confine fires until they can be extinguished. But more can be done to reduce fire risk and avoid fatalities.

Fire departments should be given increased resources and responsibility for conducting fire safety-related building inspections. In some instances, town or city fire departments and building or inspection departments should be merged to ensure all available expertise is focused on eliminating fire hazards.

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Inspectors and firefighters often work closely to identify buildings where fire hazards exist in the form of inadequate fire protection, faulty structures and hazardous material storage. But landlords and building owners should know fire departments and inspectors will take steps to end fire deaths by accelerating and stiffening enforcement.

Insurance companies also have a role to play in ending fatalities. Industry representatives and state legislators should formulate policy discount measures designed to serve as incentives for building owners to upgrade fire safeguards.

It is expensive for a small landlord or even a multi-property owner to add sprinklers or point-of-origin fire retardant systems. But insurance companies can reduce costly claims filed in the wake of fires by providing significant premium discounts to owners who are willing to spend money on fire safety.

The last element of stepped-up fire safety enforcement is technology. All efforts must be undertaken to improve fire-retardant material and to develop fire suppression equipment suitable for installation in residential buildings as well as commercial properties.

Technological innovators only need a market to spur their efforts to develop fire safety technology. Improved technology combined with reasonable discount incentives and increased enforcement can represent a three-pronged approach to ending fire tragedies.

Wayne Alarm: Increasing Your Safety with Video Security

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4 REASONS HOW TOTAL CONNECT VIDEO CAN HELP INCREASE YOUR SECURITY

There are times when security alarms aren’t enough to secure our homes and our business, and with technologic advances, using video security changes that. It adds extra security by allowing you to see what is happening around your home and motion activated events that can occur in and around your business. Here are four reasons why having a video surveillance is the best monitor to have.

  1. Wayne Alarm has notifications set up that work with video surveillances. If your camera detects a motion activated event, you are then automatically notified with an e-mail of the event or push notification on your mobile device, which allows you to monitor what occurred at a real time and date.
  2. Wayne Alarm Systems uses Honeywell Total Connect Cameras, allows you to stream videos live straight from the Total Connect directly to your phone, tablet or computer giving you an extra layer of protection. The cameras are portable, so changing locations to monitor new areas is easy. With infrared technology, which enhances your ability to see in the dark, records 10 second clips of a motion activates event and then sends it to you to investigate.
  3. With new technology such as Skybell, we can help prevent break-ins into your business and home. When you’re a SkyBell owner, you receive a ring whenever the doorbell is pressed, or even have it alert you whenever it senses motion such as someone walks up to your front door. This allows you to remotely stream live video from your iPhone or iPad and interact with whoever is at your front door directly via two way communication. With extremely durable functions for weather, it gives you High Definition video and full color night vision.
  4. There is strong data that suggest surveillance of employees in small business can boost productivity and profits. Allowing you to stay in control of dishonest claims, maintain the safety in your work environment and allows you as the manager to spend more time in more productive ways.

Having the best security is a top request everyone seeks for their home and business. With Total Connect video, it gives you enhanced security that allows you to stay on top of whatever happens in your environment, and giving you the added layer of protection that you want.

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or by visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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Wayne Alarm: Winter Pet Safety

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Winter weather means implementing safety precautions for all of us, including our pets.  Here are three ways you can keep your furry loved-ones happy throughout the cold winter season.

Take caution of the cold: If you’re going out and want to bring your pet along, make sure pets are allowed ahead of time so they won’t have to stay out in the cold.  If they aren’t allowed, leaving them at home is your best option where they can stay warm and be comfortable. If you live in a bitterly cold area, keeping them warm indoors is the best way to ensure your pets are safe from the cold and happier overall.

Keep them away from cold-weather chemicals: When taking your four-legged pals out for a walk, double check that the sidewalk is durable for a walk. Salt and other chemicals that are used to melt the snow and ice easier, can irritate the pads of their paws. Always wipe their paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them, which can cause his/her mouth to be irritated, as well.  Antifreeze (car freeze) has a sweet taste that can attract dogs. A simple lick can be poisonous to them. If antifreeze chemicals are needed, consider switching to a Propylene Glycol product, which is much safer.  Also, consider getting “booties” for your pet to wear as they walk on the snow, ice, and winter melting chemicals.

Grooming and feeding: Routinely check your pet’s water dish to make sure the water is fresh and unfrozen. Instead of metal bowls, use plastic bowls during the winter. When temperatures are low, your pet’s tongue can stick and freeze to a metal bowl. As for pet grooming, if you normally have their fur clipped or shaved, keep the length longer during the winter, giving them a permanent warm coat. You can also buy them a winter jacket.  If you bathe your pet at home, make sure he/she is 100% dry before stepping outside.  Having blankets available to your pets and keeping out any window/door drafts, can help ensure that they are not cold inside the home.

Always remember, speak out if you see a pet left in the cold by politely letting the owner know you’re concerned for their safety. If it does not go well, make sure to document what you see and have proof to boost your case. Contact your local animal control agency for help as soon as you can and let them know the details, so they can help the animal. 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at www.waynealarm.com.

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School vote moved to Tuesday, March 21

LYNN — Under the looming possibility of more than a foot of snow Tuesday, the special election on funding two new middle schools has been postponed a week to Tuesday, March 21.

The decision was made during an emergency meeting by the City Council.

Voters are being asked to pay for a 652-student school to be built near the Pine Grove Cemetery on Parkland Avenue. A second facility to serve 1,008 students would be constructed on McManus Field on Commercial Street. The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Current system not sustainable, Latham says

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Wayne Alarm: Safe Storage for Firewood

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Be sure to store firewood and mulch away from your home or business. Not only is this dangerous if it happens to catch fire, but it is also illegal and not to code. 

For additional safety information and security system installation, contact Wayne Alarm by calling us at: 781-595-0000 or visiting us online at:www.waynealarm.com.

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Revere man killed in home boiler explosion

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Public safety officials respond to fatal explosion at 785 Revere Beach Parkway in Revere that killed a 50-year-old man.

By THOR JOURGENSEN and THOMAS GRILLO

REVERE — A heating expert says the boiler explosion early Wednesday that killed a 50-year-old man could have been avoided if simple steps had been taken.

“We are constantly preaching to customers and our technicians not to ignore boiler maintenance,” said Jeff Waldman, owner of Waldman Plumbing & Heating in Lynn, a four-generation family-owned business.

Reyes Bertrand died in the blast in the predawn hours at 785 Revere Beach Parkway. Revere Fire Chief Christopher Bright said the explosion severely damaged the basement of the Ranch-style home. Bright said the home’s other 10 residents were unharmed. But a man who identified himself as the victim’s cousin said he suffered injuries to his fingers.

Fernando Osorio said he was sleeping in the basement when the explosion threw him against a wall. He fled the house only to discover the victim was still inside. The blast’s force blew out basement windows and coated snow in front of the house with soot. Bright said the lower level was blown apart by the explosion’s force.

“Luckily, there weren’t more fatalities,” Bright said.

Customers often ask Waldman how often they should have their oil or gas burners inspected and tested. The safe answer is once a year, he said.

“The key is having a technician who is familiar with your heating system,” he said. “There are lots of safeties built into these units and if they are not checked regularly things like this can happen.”

For example, Waldman said every hot water system has a pressure release valve. If it’s not maintained, the homeowner could be in danger.

“If that pressure release valve malfunctions, you are creating a bomb in the basement that can blow right through the roof,” he said. “We show a video to our guys on what happens if there’s a plugged relief valve. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens.”

The other thing to keep in mind, he said, is an experienced tech with the right equipment will analyze the heating unit’s combustion for safety and efficiency.

“We test the flue gasses to make sure a burner is firing at the proper rate,” Waldman said. “Just because a boiler is working doesn’t mean it’s working safely. Many times homeowners wait until the heat goes out, but sometimes that’s too late.”

The first line of defense is an annual tune up, whether you have a gas or oil burner, he said.

If you fail to maintain the system, be on the lookout for telltale signs of trouble. Listen to your heating unit and if there’s a percolating sound or banging, that’s a sign of trouble, Waldman said. If there’s rust on the vent pipe connected to the chimney or white drip marks, that’s also time to call for service.

When the hot water in your home is hotter than usual, that means something is not working right, he said.

David Castro of Chelsea, who said he’s a friend of the home’s residents, had previously checked the boiler for problems at the homeowner’s request. He described the victim as a Honduran native who was living with his family in Everett before moving two years ago to Revere Beach Parkway.

“This is a really bad tragedy,” Castro said.

Neighbor Hugo Gonzalez formerly lived at 785 Revere Beach Parkway and said the home was one of several on a stretch of the Parkway damaged by the tornado that hit Revere three years ago. He said the victim had problems getting the boiler to work.

“It worries me. It could have been my family,” Gonzalez said.

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Safety grants for local fire departments

BOSTON — The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services has announced the FY2017 grant funds for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior Safe programs.

Fire departments from Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott all received funding.

The S.A.F.E. program teaches students in grades K-12 about the dangers of smoking and other fire safety hazards. The Senior Safe program educates seniors on the topics of fire prevention, general home safety and how to be better prepared for a fire.

“It is tremendously important that we continue to education citizens, in particular our children and seniors, on the importance of fire safety in an effort to prevent fire-related tragedies,” said Sen. Thomas McGee (D-Lynn) in a statement.

The Lynn Fire Department has been awarded $10,643 for the S.A.F.E. Program and $3,396 for the Senior Safe Program.

“With the recent number of significant fires impacting families in the city of Lynn, this state grant could not have come at a better time,” said state Rep. Daniel Cahill (D-Lynn) in a statement. “Educating seniors and children on fire prevention safety saves lives.”

The Nahant Fire Department was awarded $1,970 for the S.A.F.E. program and $2,295 for the Senior Safe program.

“The SAFE program has prevented countless fires and saved many lives since it began 22 years ago,” said state Rep. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn) in a statement. “It has a proven record of making communities safer and we are very thankful for this funding.

The Swampscott Fire Department has been awarded $3,951 for the S.A.F.E. program and $2,596 for the Senior Safe program. The Marblehead Fire Department has been awarded $4,540 and $2,796 for each program respectively.

“With a vital focus on prevention and preparedness, this grant will raise awareness among seniors and children,” said state Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead) in a statement. “When seconds count, this program can be the difference between life or death.”

The Saugus Fire Department has been awarded $4,540 for the S.A.F.E. program and $2,796 for the Senior Safe program.

“We are very grateful to be receiving these funds from the S.A.F.E. program,” said state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) in a statement. “Fire-related tragedies seem to be happening more frequently, so anything we can do to educate the citizens in our communities, especially seniors, is welcoming,”

The Lynnfield Fire Department will receive $3,951 for the S.A.F.E. program and $2,596 for the Senior Safe program.

“The S.A.F.E. program and the Senior SAFE program together help educate our children and seniors about the importance of preventing fires and how to react in a dangerous situation,” said House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. (R-North Reading) in a statement. “I am proud to support this important program and I know the town of Lynnfield will put this grant money to good use.”

Since the S.A.F.E. program was created 22 years ago, there has been a 70 percent reduction in  average annual child fire deaths. The program was expanded to seniors four years ago, who are among the most at-risk population for fire-related deaths, according to a press release.

 

Winter’s bridge to generosity

Winter rolls around every year in New England and with the beautiful snowscapes comes a collective community responsibility to prevent tragedies.

Community officials and residents share a responsibility for providing the awareness and response needed to prevent cold weather freezing and fire deaths.

Firefighters are already doing their part by reminding tenants as well as homeowners to follow a few basic winter awareness safety tips.

The list includes getting home heating systems serviced and making sure space heaters are positioned well away from curtains, bedding and anything else that can catch fire.

Ovens should not be used to provide heat and kitchen sink drawers should be kept open to keep plumbing from freezing. The list of winter safety precautions is long and it extends to dressing properly and keeping pets safe.

In addition to warning residents to take precautionary measures, local communities should be prepared to respond quickly to heating emergency calls, including broken furnaces and pipes. School principals should reinforce winter safety tips with students and ensure language barriers do not prevent students from educating parents about basic safety precautions aimed at preventing fires or unsafe exposure to cold.

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Residents also have roles to play in preventing winter tragedies. Neighbors should check on seniors living in a neighborhood or apartment building to make sure they have heat and a way to get basic necessities.

They can also clear walkways and steps for neighbors and, in the process, perhaps become better acquainted with someone else living on their street or around the corner. The same rule applies to teenagers.

The days of youthful snow shovelers making their neighborhood rounds sounds like it belongs to a time long ago. But seniors and people with health limitations appreciate the help they get from able-bodied shovelers.

With holiday generosity reaching its height, people can also ensure organizations like Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO) get help providing heating assistance to families who are hard-pressed to buy oil or natural gas for heating.

LEO’s heating assistance program relies annually on tax dollar support to help tenants and homeowners buy enough oil to heat their home through the winter. Sometimes the public money runs short and LEO caseworkers scramble to find other ways to keep homes warm.

It all boils down to appreciating winter as a season not to be endured but embraced as an opportunity to help others.

Wayne Alarm: Video Door Bell Technology

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Video Door Bell (Sky Bell)

34% of break-ins occur through the front door, the SkyBell can prevent them before it happens.

Keep you and your family safe by never having to open the door to see who it is. The SkyBell owner gets a ring whenever the button is pressed, just like a normal doorbell, but because of the motion sensing technology, the owner can set it for alerts whenever someone walks up.

Stream the audio or video from the SkyBell on your iPhone or iPad from anywhere in the world, and talk directly to the person outside without ever opening the door! The SkyBell is extremely durable, sustaining any weather between -40F to 140F.The SkyBell also features High Definition video, along with full color night vision, making this product a necessity for those concerned about intruders.

The SkyBell is only available with Total Connect video subscription


Total Connect Cameras

honeywell total connect cameras

Another pair of eyes for when you’re on the go.

With the Total Connect cameras, you can stream the live video directly to your phone through the app.  These portable cameras are as easy as switching outlets, so changing locations is a breeze. These cameras are equipped with infra-red technology so you can still see in the dark.  The Total Connect cameras are prompt to start recording when it senses movement where there hasn’t been any recently. The short 10 second clip is then sent to you so you can investigate.

For more information on protecting your second home and how Wayne Alarm can help, please feel free to give us a call at (781)595-0000 or fill out our online contact form.

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Wayne Alarm: Car Fire Safety


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Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately.

 WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CAR IS ON FIRE.
 
  • Pull over as quickly as it is safe to do so, be sure to use your signal as you make your way to a safe location off the road, such as a breakdown lane or rest stop.
  • Once you have stopped, TURN OFF the engine.
  • Get everyone out of the car.  Never return to a burning car for anything.
  • Move everyone at least 100 feet from the burning car and well away from traffic.
  • Call 9-1-1.

How to prevent a car fire:

  • Have your car serviced regularly by a professionally trained mechanic. If you spot leaks, your car is not running properly, get it checked. A well-maintained car is less likely to have a fire.
  • If you must transport gasoline, transport only a small amount in a certified gas can that is sealed. Keep a window open for ventilation.
  • Gas cans and propane cylinders should never be transported in the passenger compartment.
  • Never park a car where flammables, such as grass, are touching the catalytic converter.
  • Drive safely to avoid an accident.Know the danger signs
    • Cracked or loose wiring or electrical problems, including a fuse that blows more than once
    • Oil or uid leaks
    • Oil cap not on securely
    • Rapid changes in fuel or uid level, or enginetemperature

Most car fluids are flammable. Heat and electrical sparks plus leaking fluid are all it takes to start a car fire.

FACT:

Most crashes do NOT result in fire. In the event of any crash, call 9-1-1. If there is no sign of fire, wait for emergency assistance to help any injured individuals out of the car.

 

For more information on protecting your second home and how Wayne Alarm can help, please feel free to give us a call at (781)595-0000 or fill out our online contact form.

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Wayne Alarm: 4th of July Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. However, they are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. People can enjoy fireworks safely if they follow a few simple safety tips:

BE CAREFUL!

Be safe. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public show put on by experts.

Do not use consumer fireworks.

Keep a close eye on children at events where fireworks are used.

In 2011, almost 18,000 fires were caused by fireworks.

Sparklers cause 16% of fireworks injuries.

Sparklers burn 1200 degrees F.

The NFPA is opposed to consumer use of fireworks. This includes sparklers and firecrackers. Even sparklers burn hot enough to cause third-degree burns.

Information provided by NFPA through local safety and security experts at Wayne Alarm.

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For more information about being safe at home and away, call Wayne Alarm and learn how they can benefit you.   Please feel free to give them a call at: 781-595-0000 or fill out an online contact form.

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“Conceal all wiring – Burglars often look for wiring around the exterior of a house and can cut it to disable the security system. Keep your home security wires hidden.

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“Most burglars don’t pick locks or break glass. Doing that takes too long, makes noise and risks personal injury. Instead, they simply kick in a door (even doors with a dead bolt) or pry open a window or sliding patio door. In many cases, they take advantage of a homeowner’s carelessness by climbing in through an open window or unlocked door (window screens and storm doors offer no protection). Burglars tend to shy away from homes with dogs, and homes with an alarm system.

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“You never want to open a door unless you know who’s on the other side. A peephole lets you see who’s there, but entry doors don’t come with peepholes, and a lot of peepholes are so tiny that they don’t clearly show you who’s out there. Strangers can hide slightly out of view or appear so distorted that they’re hard to identify.”

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.

 

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“You never want to open a door unless you know who’s on the other side. A peephole lets you see who’s there, but entry doors don’t come with peepholes, and a lot of peepholes are so tiny that they don’t clearly show you who’s out there. Strangers can hide slightly out of view or appear so distorted that they’re hard to identify.”

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Wayne Alarm’s Safety Tip of the Day

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip of the Day:

“Identity theft is on the rise, and you may not even know you’ve been victimized until you apply for a loan and find out your credit has been ruined. One way to protect your identity is to shred your personal papers, including credit card offers, bank statements and bills. Shredders start at $20 at office supply stores. More-expensive models shred credit cards, CDs and multiple sheets of paper. Some even “micro-shred” documents for added security.”

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip:

“The chances of wildfires increases dramatically with the summer heat so it’s always good to review your emergency plan if you live in an area that is susceptible to these events • Design your home with safety in mind. Select noncombustible building materials and landscape your property with fire-resistant plants. • Create a safety zone by keeping areas within 100 feet of your home clear of flammable vegetation, firewood or combustible materials.  • Be fire-smart at home by regularly cleaning your roof and gutters; inspecting your chimneys twice a year; installing smoke alarms throughout your home; and teaching family members how to operate a fire extinguisher. • Have regular fire drills with your family to teach them how to escape a house fire. For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.”

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Wayne Alarm Safety Tip

“Patio door locks are easy to pick. Placing a heavy duty stick in the door track will bar the door closed, but it looks crude and it’s inconvenient to remove every time you want to open the door. Fortunately, there’s a better way to get the security you need. An Auxiliary Security Lock fastens along the bottom of the door and has a bolt that fits into a grommet to hold the door secure. ”

For more information on commercial and residential security systems, call Wayne Alarm Systems at (781) 595-0000.”

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