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5 Common Home Security Mistakes
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John Boughter

Had some upgrades made to my virtual guard system. As always with ArcEye, great, fast customer service. The technician who installed the system was friendly but all business - got it done pretty fast, then patiently explained the features and helped me set up the app for remote control of the system. Would highly recommend ArcEye Property Defense to anyone who needs a commercial proactive video monitoring service.

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Marry Allen

I have relied on ArcEye for my security needs for years now. I have yet to meet an employee who was anything but friendly, respectful and competent. That’s rare these days! I have property security protection, along with cameras now. I couldn’t be more pleased.

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Dannie Lorentz

We have been extremely pleased with the service we have received from ArcEye Proeprty Defense. The timely manner in which they address our concerns Is remarkable. We can say only good things about this company.

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Robert McNair II

ArcEye is without question the BEST proactive video monitoring company around. They are locally owned, have the latest technology available,  and their customer service is second to none! I trust them to protect my family more than any other service!

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Joe Micheletti

ArcEye Property Defense has been exceptional for the years we have been a customer. They are just super people to work with and always explain everything in layman terms.  They are Johnny on the spot with any problems. To bad more companies should replicate the way they operate with there customer base. They certainly have my business.

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Josh Scobey

ArcEye is the best! Always there to assist and they go out of their way to to make sure you are happy and satisfied with their service. Everyone is knowledgeable and professional from the installers to the office professionals. Top notch people and a top notch company.

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Candace Todd

I love ArcEye! It is important to me to choose a local company to protect my business, and I found the best in ArcEye. I have been with them for years, and every single person I have interacted with have been very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable! Seriously, they are the nicest people ever! I 100% recommend them!

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Kerry Palmertree

Owned an older ArcEye system that needed to be updated and moved to a new location. From the POS to installation everything went VERY well. The technician Austin went over and above to the system was moved to our newly needed location. He was maliciously clean in his work and was very patient with our questions. I highly recommend ArcEye Property Defense.

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5 Common Home Security Mistakes

You may think that your home is the safest place on earth. But the truth is, it could be vulnerable to all sorts of dangers. At ArcEye Property Defense, we help homeowners and businesses protect their investments with proactive video monitoring services. Our virtual guards utilize the latest technologies and advanced equipment to offer high-tech surveillance that is effective and affordable. Unfortunately, many property owners are unaware of why their homes become a target for criminal activity in the first place. It's important to know what common home security mistakes you should avoid to keep your family safe.

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05 Nov, 2022

Bad Outdoor Lighting and Landscaping

Poorly designed outdoor lighting and landscaping can make it easier for intruders to hide and more difficult for you to see them. If you have trees or bushes in front of your house, ensure they're trimmed. Ensure that all lights around your property work so your outdoor space remains well-lit. Consider installing motion-activated floodlights or spotlights near doors and windows. This will help illuminate areas that would otherwise feel dark and unsafe at night when burglars are most likely to strike.

Having an Alarm That Isn't NBN Compatible

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a set of technologies that connect homes and businesses to the Internet. If you have an alarm, it must be NBN compatible so you can connect it to other devices in your home. If your alarm doesn't work with the NBN, you won't be able to use any of the smart home features like video cameras or lighting systems.

Failing to Lock Windows and Exterior Doors

If you're not locking your exterior doors, anyone can walk into your house. Almost half of all burglaries occur when no one is home. Therefore, you should ensure that all entry methods remain locked, including garages, windows, and front and back doors. While entry doors usually come with locks, windows may require a lock installation to protect against break-ins.

It's Noticeable Your Family is Away on Vacation

If your family is on vacation, it's important to make sure your home looks lived-in. It's always a good idea to make sure you have timers set for lights and other electronics, so they turn off at a certain time in the evening and then back on again in the morning. Consider putting up some curtains or blinds on windows that overlook your driveway, just in case someone is watching from the street.

Thinking Your Alarm System is Enough to Deter Criminals

Many think a basic alarm system is all they need to protect their homes. But while an alarm system can be an important step toward protecting your home, it's not enough. Conventional surveillance systems can help identify perpetrators after they have robbed you, but they do little to prevent the crime. Likewise, old-fashioned alarm systems may not be a deterrent to seasoned criminals who know how to enter and exit a property very quickly before police arrive. Advanced video monitoring systems like those used by ArcEye Property Defense utilize smart technology to avoid false alarms and discover suspicious activity before someone even attempts to shatter a window or break through a door. Police can arrive on the scene while the criminal is still in the act of breaking and entering or while they're still staking out the property.

Do You Need Proactive Video Monitoring for Your Home's Security?

If you want to ensure your home stays safe from intruders, thieves, and vandals, call ArcEye Property Defense to discover how our virtual guards in Pinellas Park, FL can protect your valuables and loved ones. Our friendly staff is always available to answer your questions. We offer solutions for all homes and businesses and can customize our services based on your needs.

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Kelley Henderson

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Tom Stephens

We hired ArcEye for our virtual guard service needs. They are very good at responding to any situation that has ever arisen. Their employees are very customer service oriented and they have the latest in technology for protecting your home or business.

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John Boughter

Had some upgrades made to my virtual guard system. As always with ArcEye, great, fast customer service. The technician who installed the system was friendly but all business - got it done pretty fast, then patiently explained the features and helped me set up the app for remote control of the system. Would highly recommend ArcEye Property Defense to anyone who needs a commercial proactive video monitoring service.

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Marry Allen

I have relied on ArcEye for my security needs for years now. I have yet to meet an employee who was anything but friendly, respectful and competent. That’s rare these days! I have property security protection, along with cameras now. I couldn’t be more pleased.

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Dannie Lorentz

We have been extremely pleased with the service we have received from ArcEye Proeprty Defense. The timely manner in which they address our concerns Is remarkable. We can say only good things about this company.

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R

Robert McNair II

ArcEye is without question the BEST proactive video monitoring company around. They are locally owned, have the latest technology available,  and their customer service is second to none! I trust them to protect my family more than any other service!

mark_image
mark_image google_image
J

Joe Micheletti

ArcEye Property Defense has been exceptional for the years we have been a customer. They are just super people to work with and always explain everything in layman terms.  They are Johnny on the spot with any problems. To bad more companies should replicate the way they operate with there customer base. They certainly have my business.

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J

Josh Scobey

ArcEye is the best! Always there to assist and they go out of their way to to make sure you are happy and satisfied with their service. Everyone is knowledgeable and professional from the installers to the office professionals. Top notch people and a top notch company.

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Candace Todd

I love ArcEye! It is important to me to choose a local company to protect my business, and I found the best in ArcEye. I have been with them for years, and every single person I have interacted with have been very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable! Seriously, they are the nicest people ever! I 100% recommend them!

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K

Kerry Palmertree

Owned an older ArcEye system that needed to be updated and moved to a new location. From the POS to installation everything went VERY well. The technician Austin went over and above to the system was moved to our newly needed location. He was maliciously clean in his work and was very patient with our questions. I highly recommend ArcEye Property Defense.

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