​How To Start a Neighborhood Watch

Aug 17, 2018

Wanting the best for your neighborhood might come in the form of an HOA (homeowners association) and well-groomed lawns but, if you want to be taken seriously by lurking criminals, it also means forming a neighborhood watch. Read More

Securing Your Internship

Aug 16, 2018

Summer Marketing Intern, Hannah Noble, wrote about her experience working at Per Mar. Read More

Stay Connected 24/7 with Total Connect™

Jul 30, 2018

While you may feel like you’re in multiple places at once, you can only be in one place at a time as a small business owner. Read More

Prevent Vandalism & Theft at Commercial Construction Sites

Jul 27, 2018

Commercial construction projects are especially vulnerable to vandalism and theft because there is little to no protection by way of doors, locks or even walls in many cases. Read More

Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors in the Home

Jul 25, 2018

Iowans have reached the end of a two-year deadline for carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and other states are likely to follow suit. Former governor Terry Branstad signed a law into effect requiring Iowa residences with fuel-burning heaters, fireplaces, gas stoves and attached garages to install carbon monoxide detectors by July 1, 2018. Read More

Non-Emergency Alert Guide

Jun 27, 2018

Communication Failure/Failure to Communicate/Phone Line Failure INDICATION: The alarm system attempted to send a signal to the Monitoring Center Read More

Security Trends in Business Travel

Jun 25, 2018

The business travel world is changing, and it is important for your company to be prepared. In other countries, there are new laws being put into place that hold the company criminally responsible for its employees’ security and safety when traveling, so U.S. companies are keeping a close eye on this movement, and many have developed travel policies and emergency communication plans in response to it. Read More

4th of July Safety Tips

Jun 22, 2018

What’s meant to be an innocent, neighborly activity can quickly turn into a disaster without the proper precautions. Fireworks on Independence Day account for 28% of all fires and at least that amount in fire-related injuries according to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA). Read More

Storm Safety Tips For Your Home

Jun 19, 2018

Despite advanced warnings, people are regularly injured and homes are damaged by severe storms. Some may have missed the warning but others heard and chose not to respond. Don’t be that family! There are a few simple things you and your family can do in order to protect your people and property during a severe storm. Check out our storm safety tips for your home below. Read More

What To Do After a Business Break-In

Jun 18, 2018

We’ve covered at length how to prevent break-ins and keep a secure facility, but some criminals are persistent (have you ever seen The Thomas Crown Affair?) and will make attempts even on the most secure grounds. Read More
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