SECURITY NEWS NEWSLETTER
Get Ready to Crush It
As you harvest your crops and ready your grapes for crush, remember to include a security and alarm system for your vineyard and tasting room.
Over the past 50 years, we've worked with a multitude of Willamette Valley wineries. As a result, we understand your industry and the security needs unique to you and your team. During this critical time, you shouldn’t have to worry about keeping your property safe. That’s where we come in.
Our System Can Yield the Best Results
In addition to keeping your vineyard, processing facility and tasting room safe from unwanted guests, we can also monitor and alert you to any sudden changes in nature, including:
Changes in Humidity
You can’t be everywhere at once. Luckily, our systems can be. Whether you choose motion detectors, video surveillance, access control, or a combination, you’ll be able to monitor all of them from a single app on your smartphone.
Oversight You De-Can't Deny
We’ll work with you to customize a scalable, personalized system that will allow you to monitor your property in real time. From wherever you are, you can use your smartphone, tablet or computer to:
Check on the crew in the vineyard
Inspect the pressing process
Observe associates in the tasting room
Keep an eye on shipping and receiving
Cheers to a Great Vintage
A & E Security is the one-stop-shop for all your alarm, video, intrusion, fire, access control and monitoring needs.
One simple phone call to schedule a FREE Security Review will give you peace of mind, as well as free you up to concentrate on this year’s harvest.
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We've Come a Long Way, Baby
We are fortunate to have many long-time clients, who we truly value and appreciate.
Recently, one of our Business clients called on us to update their aging Fire Alarm System. The equipment had aged to the point it was causing our client to incur higher service costs.
What we found:
Luckily, due to our long term relationship, we were familiar with their system and could work to provide a resolution that didn't call for a clean slate and exorbitant costs.
We utilized current technology to update their system and equipment in a way that preserved existing devices and elements that were in good working order, but brought all the problem areas current with newer and better technology.
The Best of the Old, Combined With
Now, our client has an updated, up-to-code system and didn't have to incur the cost of an entirely new system.
Whether you need a new system or want to rehab an existing system, we can help.
Consider this sobering statistic: 80% of companies that suffer a major fire close permanently within three years.
Installing a quality fire alarm system to protect your business is one of the best investments you can make.
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Jump on This
For many homeowners, their home is their castle. It's a fact that castles have sophisticated security in place, including armed guards, high walls, barred windows, a drawbridge, a moat, and, in medieval times, hot boiling oil — ready to pour on the heads of any marauders who made it to the gate.
Luckily, we've come a long way since the Middle Ages. Even so, your home may be at risk of a break-in or other intrusion. How can you know? A & E Security and Electronic Solutions offers these Top Five Tips for assessing security risks to your castle.
Home Security Tip #1: Close the Curtains
Burglars may case your house for several days before breaking in. If you leave your curtains open, criminals can peer inside to see if you have any desirable property they can steal.
Although most burglaries occur during the day while homeowners are at work, leaving your curtains open at night can provide a long-distance view into your home, especially if there are lights on.
Solution: This vulnerability is easily remedied. Keep your curtains closed when you’re not home, and be mindful about leaving them open when you’re inside.
Home Security Tip #2: Lock Your Doors
This seems like a no-brainer, but a surprising number of people leave their doors unlocked, especially during the day. While you may believe your neighborhood is safe, don't risk leaving your door unlocked, making it simple for burglars to get in. Additionally, burglars may search for that spare key you’ve “hidden” under the doormat or planter.
Solution: Keep your doors locked at all times. Even when you are home, the last thing you want is to find a stranger in your house looking to steal or commit more egregious crimes. Leave a spare key in a less obvious location — if you've seen it in a movie, it's not a great hiding place. You may even consider buying an electronic lock, requiring a passcode to unlock.
Home Security Tip #3: Install a Video Doorbell
Many burglars break in through the front door during the day. Plus, with more consumers online shopping, package theft is rising. Faced with a security camera or being caught on tape, criminals will think twice about targeting your home. In fact, a 2016 study found that about 2/3 of burglars are deterred by the presence of security cameras.
Solution: Today, video doorbells are more affordable than ever. They can be installed as a standalone, or can be integrated with a home security system. Even better, you can choose a camera that can be monitored via an app on your smart phone from wherever you are, so you can see anyone at your doorstep, day or night.
Home Security Tip #4: Use Outdoor Lighting
Even though most burglaries take place during the day, the most frightening crimes may occur at night, when you and your family are home, asleep, and off-guard. Don't let the cover of darkness make you a target.
Solution: Turn your porch light on at night. Install motion-activated lights in your yard and driveway. These devices are inexpensive and readily available at your local hardware store. A sudden light may deter a burglar, as well as provide a lighted path for anyone arriving home after dark.
Security Tip #5: Invest in a Home Security System
A security system serves as a warning to burglars to stay away from your property. A 2016 SafeWise study found that homes without a security system are three times more likely to be robbed than homes with a system.
Solution: A home security system can help reduce the risk of a break-in and help protect your family and property. Many security systems can be armed and monitored through an app on your smart phone, and can also alert you to fire, carbon monoxide, and other potential hazards, no matter where you are. Posted yard signs and window decals warn burglars your home is protected.
According to the FBI, a burglary occurs every 23 seconds in the U.S., and the average loss is about $2,500. Some property can be replaced, but for those irreplaceable items, it makes good sense to invest in a security system that not only may afford you a discount on your home insurance, but may cost less than your deductible and spare you the violation and inconvenience of a break-in.
You wouldn't knowingly put your loved ones or property in harm's way. And while you may consider yourself a cautious homeowner, it pays to be hyper-vigilant and protect your home with a security system, cameras, and locks.
Once you have these precautions in place, you can spend less time worrying about protecting your castle and more time enjoying your kingdom.
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The Dog Days of Summer
As you enjoy the last days of summer and prepare for fall, don’t forget to secure your or your client’s vacation home.
The summer kept properties full, and vacation home owners appreciated the rental income. Now, these properties may remain vacant for days, weeks or months until next summer.
An empty house is one of the primary characteristics a burglar looks for in selecting a property to rob. A burglar can observe a property for days to determine the schedule of its residents and the time of day the house is most likely to be empty.
The top two deterrents are:
A dog. The larger the dog the better protection it affords
A Monitored Security System
It’s a fact. Homes without a Security System are three times more likely to be robbed, and what better targets than unoccupied vacation homes? While it may be unrealistic to keep a large guard dog on vacation property at all times, it’s easy to install a customized Security System from
A & E Security and Electronic Solutions. We can provide a system tailored to exactly meet your needs and budget.
Our top recommendations include:
Security System. Smart intrusion alarm systems provide complete coverage and ease of operation. Door and window sensors protect against unauthorized access, glass break sensors alert you to any broken windows, and motion detectors pick up any suspicious movement inside the property.
Integrated smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors help protect your guests and property from fire and gases, and water sensors alert you to any broken pipes and flooding.
Smart Locks allow you to avoid risks that come with physical keys. You can provide temporary access codes to anyone that may be visiting the property. Assigning unique access codes let you know who is accessing the property, when they arrive and when they leave.
Video Doorbell is a tool that allows you the ability to see who is at your door, even if you are not there. You have insight into any unwanted guests and the ability to recall footage should an accident or emergency happens.
Smart Thermostats eliminate the need to run by the property to adjust air conditioning. Manage the thermostat from any smart phone, tablet or computer while reducing heating and cooling costs when your rental is unoccupied.
Smart Lights can be controlled remotely. Scheduling lights to come on during a specific time frame helps enhance security while the property is vacant, creating the impression the home is occupied.
Security Cameras help protect your property against theft, and stored camera footage provides a record of happenings should an accident or emergency occur.
Be sure that any security measures you take are within the guidelines of any agency you are working with to book your property, including Airbnb, VRBO HomeAway and HomeToGo.
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