Alert 360 Home Security Shares Home Improvement Steps to Help Prevent Home Break-Ins

Follow Alert 360 home security checklist when tackling yardwork. Increase home security and keep your family, valuables safe.

TULSA, Okla. (PRWEB) April 01, 2019

National statistics show that home burglaries and crime often increase with warmer weather. Alert 360, the fifth largest provider of home security systems and smart home services in the United States, suggests the following springtime landscaping and home improvement tips for increasing your home's security and family's safety.

"Spring is a prime time to take a look around your home and address vulnerable areas and places where home security can be improved, including landscaping. Whether you take a DIY approach or hire landscaping professionals, there are a few easy steps you can take to make your home less attractive to burglars and help protect against break ins," said Richard Ginsburg, president and CEO, Alert 360.

First, prevent easy entry and protect your property with these home security and home improvement tips:

  • Prune shrubs, trees and bushes to reduce hiding places for thieves;
  • Trim tree limbs away from second-story windows and plant thorny or prickly bushes around windows at ground level;
  • Put away items that might aid a burglar in accessing your home, such as ladders, trashcans and buckets, which can be used to scale a fence or enter a window;
  • Install motion lights and smart lighting in vulnerable or isolated areas and near entrances;
  • Don't hide a spare key outside. Everyone knows to look there, including bad guys. Consider keeping a spare key with a trusted neighbor instead or installing smart locks and keyless entry;
  • Install deadbolt locks on all exterior doors. It sounds simple, but also keep all doors locked, even when you're home. Be sure windows are locked when you leave home;
  • Screen visitors before opening the door. Warmer weather is also the season for door-to-door sales. While some visitors who come to our doors don't appear threatening, it's wise to be cautious of scams;
  • Consider a doorbell camera so you can see who's on your front porch. Video doorbells also allow you to speak to visitors;
  • Don't leave garage doors open even when working around the home. Burglars look for easy opportunities and can be quick to grab and run;
  • Report suspicious neighborhood activity and share information on handy apps, such as Nextdoor;
  • Install peepholes and ask to see identification from service and delivery people; and
  • Review Alert 360's front door security tips with your children so they know what to do when a stranger comes to the door.

"Thieves look for easy access and don't want to be noticed," said Ginsburg. "While a home with a dog, security system yard sign, and 24/7 alarm monitoring is less likely to be broken into, these security measures also prevent entry into your home and increase the overall protection of your family, property, and neighborhood."

Next, focus on increasing overall home security. Remember: A home that appears occupied is less likely to be the target of a break-in. Follow these steps to deter burglars whether you are home, at work, or on vacation:

  • Use smart lighting and Alert 360 mobile app "scenes" to remotely or automatically turn lights on or off when you're away, on your way home, or preparing for bed;
  • Maintain routine yard care and take advantage of connected devices such as the Rachio smart watering system. This sprinkler system easily integrates with the Alert 360 mobile app for remote and automated control;
  • Request that mail or deliveries be stopped or held while you're away;
  • Lock all vehicle doors and do not store garage door openers in vehicles parked outside. If your car is parked in the driveway, have a friend move it occasionally.; and
  • Prevent smash and grabs. Avoid displaying high-dollar items where they can easily be seen through windows.

"At Alert 360, we suggest that home- and business owners relax but don't let their guards down," said Ginsburg. "Following these easy steps – along with optimal use of a smart security system – at the start of spring will help deter crime and prevent theft at home or a small business year-round."

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Alert 360 Branch Office News from around the country:

Alert 360 Home Security Austin, Texas: We recently introduced our new Alert 360 access control solution for small to medium-sized businesses in Austin and our entire service area. The solution integrates with our existing user interface that controls security, video, lights, thermostats and more. Our customers will now be able to control/view all of these from a single app. Our sales and operations team demonstrated this and the rest of our products and services at the Palmer Event Center for the Show Technology.

Alert 360 Home Security Dallas, Texas: North Texas is the 8th fastest growing metro area in the country with corporations like Toyota, State Farm and Liberty Mutual relocating headquarters here and bringing thousands of employees with them. This population and industry explosion has greatly increased the demand for our security and automation packages. To keep up with that demand we have added experienced sales leadership and security consultants to our Dallas office. We were at the Texas Home and Garden Show this past weekend and the interest in our security and automation solutions was terrific! Thank you to all of those that stopped by to see us. Our Dallas office is also Access Control System certified so we can provide custom security solutions to homeowners or businesses of almost any size.

Alert 360 Home Security Fort Worth, Texas: We recently expanded our ability to provide additional services to commercial customers by becoming certified to offer our new Alert 360 Smart Access Control solution. Users can now remotely manage all controlled access points in their business through our Alert 360 app which also manages security, video, and energy management. The technology allows customers to lock and unlock doors from a mobile device, receive alerts and video notifications when doors are opened outside of a schedule, forced or propped open.

Alert 360 Home Security Houston, Texas (north office): Alert 360 is part of our community and serve approximately 25,000 residential and commercial customers in the greater Houston North area. Educating our neighbors on how to protect what matters most to them is our #1 priority and we were just were in the Katy, Sugarland, Cypress, and Montgomery County Home shows to do just that. All of our employees are bonded, insured, fingerprinted, drug tested, and licensed by the state of Texas plus they live here so you can always trust them to be in your home or business. With over 100+ years of employee security experience, we are experts in the design and install of smart security and automation systems for homes and businesses.

Alert 360 Home Security Stafford, Texas (Houston south office): Alert 360 has two offices in Houston to ensure on-time and quality service; no matter what the traffic situation is like! We are one of the largest providers of residential and commercial security providers in the greater Houston South area. All of our local employees are bonded, fingerprinted, insured, drug tested, and licensed by the state of Texas. Our team of security consultants are experts in designing custom systems from the very basic but effective to the most complex and custom solutions. Whether you need security, access control or a video surveillance systems we have over 100+ years of employee security experience that you can trust.

Alert 360 Home Security Kansas City, Kansas: We recently added additional install and service technicians to maintain our record of on-time service excellence as the demand for our new Alert 360 access control solution increases. We are also interested in adding one more highly experienced security professional to our team. All of our employees live in the communities we serve and we were at the Johnson County Home & Garden Show and met with potential new and existing customers. We'll have demonstrations of how all of our security, video, energy management, and remote lock/unlocking devices can be controlled our Alert 360 mobile app.

Alert 360 Home Security Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The branch was started by Rick Hunter who opened the office in OKC and ran it for over 15 years until he retired late last year. We were the first office at Alert 360 to be fully certified to offer our New Alert 360 access control solution and the response from customers has been amazing. We were at the Oklahoma City Home & Outdoor Living show and will be also at the OKC Women's Expo with a Cause May 4-5th to showcase all of our industry-leading security solutions for homes and businesses.

Alert 360 Home Security Phoenix, Arizona: Home show season is upon here in Arizona. The weather is typically a perfect 75 on average. Our Phoenix Alert 360 team we were at the following events: the Spring Home & Landscape show in Glendale, The Ostrich Festival in Chandler, The Pinal County fair, The Great American BBQ and Beer Festival. In April we have the Phoenix Pride Festival on April 6th & 7th, and Maricopa County Fair April 10th – 14th at the AZ State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. We would love to meet you at one, or all, of these great events to share how we can protect your home or business while providing convenience and peace-of-mind!

Alert 360 Home Security Sacramento, California: The Sacramento Branch of Alert 360 has always been one of the largest providers of residential security in the area but have quickly become a leader in commercial security in Northern California and the Bay Area! We have also been busy at several shows – most recently we attended the Cal Expo where we met a lot of great people and generated a ton of interest in meeting with our local security professionals. The demand created for our Alert 360 video surveillance and recording systems was tremendous and we are excited about all of the on-site demos we have set up to showcase the features of this custom video solution.

Alert 360 Home Security San Antonio, Texas: Our branch office is one of the largest home security providers in the San Antonio area. We were at the Alamo Dome in late February and was one of the most attended booths. As always, our high-resolution Alert 360 24/7 video security cameras and recording equipment was a big hit! Our office has well over 100 years of home security and business alarms. We have been busy installing access control systems and looking forward to another great year!

Alert 360 Home Security San Diego, California: Alert 360 has been in San Diego for over a decade and our new office is now fully staffed with additional installers, service techs, and security consultants. We continue our service to our loyal existing customers and to help more home and business owners protect what matters most. We had a great weekend at Del Mar Home & Garden Show with a lot of interest in Alert 360's packages that include keyless entry and video doorbell cameras. Our corporate office recently sent out an evaluation flier to our customers and we are getting an excellent response and really getting to know our customers. Looking for an outstanding 2019!

Alert 360 Home Security Sarasota, Florida: The Sarasota Branch has been really be busy. We install home security and business alarm systems in Sarasota, Braden Tampa Pinellas County, and even Fort Myers. We were at the Sarasota Home Show in January and have several shows coming up. Our office does the full range of home security from basic installation to more involved video surveillance cameras and access control. We look forward to speaking with you about your security and alarm needs!

Alert 360 Home Security Springfield, Missouri: The branch office of Alert 360 in Springfield is highly skilled at providing our customers with the best custom security solutions that include home automation at a very affordable rate. This allows our customers to take advantage of the most sophisticated technology available to meet their needs and fit their budget Alert 360 is always looking for ways to expand our services to deliver value to our customers and our new Access Control solution for small to medium size businesses does just that. All of our systems are remotely controlled with our Alert 360 mobile app. Our staff is made up of tenured employees who are dedicated to our customers 24/7 and we are confident that our local service and extended warranty program are tops in the industry.

Alert 360 Home Security Tulsa, Oklahoma: We had a very good turnout for the "Tulsa Lawn and Landscape Show" held Downtown at the Cox Business Center this past February 15 – 17. Everyone was very excited about our largest Home Show, "The Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show" at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square. We had our House Display setup right in the middle of a 20' x 20' island with our ‘hands-on' experience center for potential customers and existing customers alike to come by and see and touch firsthand all of our products and services we have to offer! Also, as always there was not a shortage of Alert 360 Balloons sprouting from our Balloon Tree for all the kids, or even the grownup kind, being carried and displayed all over the 446,400 square foot column-free space under a cable-suspended roof, The Expo Square! We too, are an access control certified office.

Alert 360 Home Security Wichita, Kansas: We met a lot of great people and businesses at the WABA Home Show in the middle of February, and the Lawn and Garden Show this past weekend! We also have a fun booth set-up at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson this year! We have a great sales and tech team with over 100 years of experience in the security industry. We also have been certified to sell and install our new Alert 360 Card Access Control System. We install alarm/security systems that can all be customized to fit any size home or business.

About Alert 360:

Founded in 1973 in Tulsa, Okla., and evolving from Guardian Security Systems and Central Security Group, Alert 360 is one of the nation's oldest-licensed alarm monitoring providers. Today, the company is the fifth largest provider of monitored security and smart home solutions to homes in the United States.

Alert 360 owns and operates a monitoring center and customer service center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have a second corporate and customer service office in Irving, Texas. The company has offices in 17 cities and accounts in 26 states. The company has achieved Five Diamond alarm monitoring designation and also has been named a 2016 Inc. 5000 "Fastest-Growing Privately Held Company in America" and a "Best Places to Work in Oklahoma" in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Alert 360 professionally consults, installs and monitors Home security systems and Business alarm security systems.

Alert 360's complete line of home security, business security systems, security video cameras, smart home thermostats and home automation products. Alert 360 packages can include interactive wireless home security, video security cameras, remote access, water detection devices, video doorbell cameras, a free remote app, and 24/7 5 Diamond alarm monitoring. Alert 360 also provides professional installation or integration of connected devices, such as sprinkler systems,smart thermostats, sound systems, Amazon Echo, Google Home and more. Learn more at

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