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The mountains of Western North Carolina are one of the most beautiful places in the world (in our humble opinion) but do provide some unique challenges when it comes to cameras and connectivity. When determining the type of security cameras or system you need, it is best that you understand the difference between wired, wireless, and wire-free systems, what is needed to make each system operate, and if a particular system will meet your needs.

Planning a summer vacation is lots of fun — from where you’ll stay to what you’ll eat, what sites you’ll see and what fun activities you’ll do, there’s much to decide. But while you’re thinking about all the fun in the sun you’ll have, don’t forget to make a plan to protect your home while you’re away! Burglaries occur most often in the summer months; a home that’s left empty for a week or two is an easy target. By taking certain precautions, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your time away. 

The North Carolina Stay at Home Order has resulted in more employees working from home; this means that many businesses are now empty or have fewer employees working less hours than normal. While these measures are necessary for the health and safety of our community, business owners should be especially diligent about protecting their property, which is now more susceptible to break-ins and vandalism. If your business doesn’t already have a security protocol in place, now is the time for a plan. Follow these steps to ensure your business is protected during these unprecedented times.

Southern Alarm is proud to be a Honeywell Premiere Security Dealer. We’re excited to announce that we now offer the Honeywell Home 6290W graphic touchscreen — the latest in Honeywell’s line of intruder detection systems.

Honeywell has been a trusted provider of security systems since 1969 and has been the leader of the industry for nearly 20 years. The new Honeywell Home 6290W system is part of their popular, high-quality VISTA line, providing a sleek design, digital slideshow feature, a talking touchscreen pad and more.

Here are just some of the reasons we’d recommend the Honeywell 6290W as a great choice for your home’s security:

CPI Security provides customized home security and automation solutions featuring remote system access and free professional installation for its customers in the Southeast. The company designs and installs its own home security equipment and provides customers with 24/7 professional monitoring.

But some customers have expressed dissatisfaction with CPI’s monthly monitoring costs and rates, reporting that pricing isn’t transparent, and their rates have gone up after an introductory period. Before you make a decision, we recommend you read the following information.

Car break-ins and thefts have been on the rise around Western North Carolina. Whether you’re parked on a downtown street, in a parking lot at a park, or even in your own driveway at night, thieves are on the prowl and looking for opportunities to break into your vehicle. Fortunately, you can protect your car and any belongings in it from theft by following these seven simple tips:

Spectrum announced in December 2019 that as of February 5, 2020, they’ll no longer support customers who purchased home security devices through their service, leaving customers with hundreds - sometimes thousands - of dollars of non-functioning equipment.