Vacation Home Security

Vacation Home Security from Rendin Alarm

Vacation Home Security Anytime from Anywhere

It’s the time of year when folks close their vacation homes and start thinking about their vacation home security. Typically, off season, these homes are located in less populated areas. Without a lot of folks around, burglars see an opportunity to burglarize homes.

What is the solution? Remote security from Rendin Alarm will provide access to your property anytime, from anywhere! With a remote access system, you can be alerted whenever someone approaches your home. You can prevent theft before it occurs by triggering lights and even speaking to the trespassers.

In addition, you can save your home from damage by enlisting sensors, which can alert you of burst pipes, smoke, fire CO detectors and power outages.

Avoid Service Interruption

Keeping your family and home secure is our first job. Unlike other systems that rely on your cable or phone connection, Rendin Alarm’s systems have a dedicated cellular connection. Internet or broadband down? No problem. Power outage? We’ve got you covered with battery backup. Phone line cut? Not an issue.

Our dedicated cellular connection means you can count on reliable, uninterrupted protection.

If you are interested in Smart Alarm Systems for Your Home or Business, please call us at (610) 544-5755 for details! To learn more, visit our Services Page.  Please Follow us on FaceBook.

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Security for the Elderly

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Enlisting Smart Home Connectivity Ensures Security for the Elderly

As your loved ones health diminishes, how do you provide security for the elderly loved ones in your life? The answer? Smart Home Technology from Rendin Alarm. Monitoring their home allows you to check in on them as needed. Furthermore, it allows them to stay at home instead of moving into an adult community, nursing home or with you!

Wellness by Alarm.com is a new way to keep your parents safe and well in their own home. Powered by intelligent home security technology, Wellness protects older adults’ wellbeing, helps them stay connected and independent, and alerts you if something is wrong.

Did Mom take her medication? Did Dad leave the house today? With Wellness and the Alarm.com mobile app, you’ll know. Wellness equips you with a constant connection to your parents’ home, with real-time alerts to keep track of important activity. 

One Step Ahead of Emergencies

Many wellbeing issues are hard to detect in their early stages. Alarm.com can alert you to unexpected activity changes that may indicate a future emergency, giving you time to intervene.

Unexpected activity
Mom’s bed sensor indicates that she’s getting up later than usual. Is she getting sick? It may be time for a doctor’s visit. 

No-show
Mom takes her meds at 10:00 AM, but her medicine cabinet sensor wasn’t opened this morning. Alarm.com lets you know with a no-show alert.

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Rendin Alarm is ready to help you provide security for your elderly loved ones. We are ready to protect your entire Family, Home or Business as well!

If you are interested in Smart Alarm Systems for Your Home or Business, please call us at (610) 544-5755 for details! To learn more, visit our Services Page.  Please Follow us on FaceBook.

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Security for Home Schooled Children

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Remote Access to Security for Home Schooled Children!

Remote Access Security for Home Schooled Children

Today’s Covid-19 challenges spawned a need for security for home schooled children. Parents today are trying to manage their kids being home in a time where the parents were either working themselves or running errands. But now parents are facing the challenge of trying to manage both. Furthermore, how do they manage when they must run out for an emergency or errand or quick meeting? The solution is remote access technology from Rendin Alarm Company in Delco, PA.

Some kids are back to school and parents need to manage their safe return home. Here’s a few tips to help with these security issues:

1: A smart lock makes everyone’s day easier. 

If your kids are leaving or arriving home on their own this year, adding a smart lock to your security system is a worthwhile investment.

Better security: Kids are forgetful, particularly on busy mornings. With a smart lock, if they forget to lock up as they leave, you can use your phone to lock the door.

After-school flexibility: If a sudden schedule change means that you need a sitter or neighbor to watch your kids at home, you can let them in without having to be there.

No keys required: A smart lock lets you give your family numerical user codes instead of distributing keys. If anyone forgets their code, you can unlock the door for them. Should anyone share their code accidentally—the digital equivalent of a missing door key—you can delete it and create a different one in seconds.

2: Try these alerts for peace of mind.

Your smart home security system can keep you in the know on your kids’ whereabouts, no matter where you are. Take a few minutes to set up these alerts.

User code alert: Get a notification when a specific user code is used to unlock the door. If you’ve given everyone their own code, you’ll be able to know exactly who’s coming and going.

No-show alert: This alert does the opposite, letting you know when someone hasn’t used their code by a specified time. If your kids are running late, or forget to tell you they’re visiting a friend after school, this alert is a useful prompt for you to check in.

Video alerts: Seeing is believing. A video clip from an outdoor, indoor or doorbell camera, triggered by a user code, gives you extra confirmation that your kids are home safe. Plus… you can see if they brought friends with them too.

3: An indoor camera can help you manage your home classroom.

If your kids are learning virtually this fall, keeping everyone on track is going to be a major challenge. That includes you, too—it’s important to stay focused.

If you’re already getting up from your desk every 10 minutes to help with a math question or IT issue, you’ll appreciate an indoor camera with two-way voice.

Positioned within reach of your kids, this type of camera doubles as an intercom for your home classroom. If anyone needs help, they can reach you on your Alarm.com app by pushing the camera’s Talk button, and even show you a question they’re stuck with. Meanwhile, you’ll be able check in on your home classroom discreetly during Zoom calls.

4: A doorbell camera protects you from daytime distractions.

It won’t take much home-schooling to understand what every teacher knows: distractions are the enemy. A knock on the door will disrupt any classroom within seconds, including yours. That’s where your powered doorbell camera comes in.

Instead of knocking, a visitor need only press the doorbell (which you can silence) to reach you at your desk. You’ll be able to see and talk to the visitor through your app instead of going to the door. Package delivery? Just ask the driver to leave it on the step: your kids can collect it on their next break.

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Rendin Alarm is ready to help you provide security for home schooled children. We are ready to protect your entire FAmily, Home or Business as well!

If you are interested in Smart Alarm Systems for Your Home or Business, please call us at (610) 544-5755 for details! To learn more, visit our Services Page.  Please Follow us on FaceBook.

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Holiday Weekend Safety Tips

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Safety Tips for Labor Day Weekend!

Every Day Safety Tips from Rendin Alarm

At Rendin Alarm, we care about your Family’s safety beyond the boundaries, which our alarm systems protect.  For this reason, we have collected some safety tips from Police Stations across the Nation.  Below you will find some great safety tips for you,  your Family and your co-workers.

On the street:

  • Keep house and car keys separate.
  • Have keys ready.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Walk in the center of sidewalks. Avoid doorways, bushes, and alleys.
  • Do not carry excessive cash.
  • If attacked:
    • Yell loudly
    • Use instincts, fight and never give up

 In your car:

  • Check underneath and inside your car before entering.
  • Keep your car in good working order, including gas and all fluid levels up.
  • If your car breaks down, turn on flashers, lock your doors and get as far off the road as you can. Call  for police assistance.
  • If you are being followed, go to the nearest police or fire station, well-lit gas station or public place – do not go home.
  • When driving, place purse of valuables underneath your seats.

In parking lots:

  • Park under a light at night if you anticipate it will be dark upon return.
  • Note where you parked your car for a quick and safe exit.

 At home:

  • Routinely lock all windows and doors.
  • Keep entrances well-lit. Use timers for lights, both inside and outside.
  • Check identification of repair contractors or sales individuals.
  • Never indicate you are home alone.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Door chains are not sufficient protection. Install a deadbolt.
  • Contact your local police department to inquire about a home security check.

Online:

  • Do not post future plans that you will be vacationing.
  • Do not post pictures of your vacation while you are away.
  • Do not accept friend requests from strangers.

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Alarm Systems for Business

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Today more than ever we need alarm systems for business

In today’s tumultuous climate there is a great need for alarm systems for business. Events such as riots, protests and looting have changed the way business owners think about their businesses. In addition, it changes the way they protect their businesses. And it’s not just about protection from burglary and looting. It’s also about monitoring their employees’ safety. Furthermore, it’s about ensuring they enlist best practices. You can monitor your employees behavior from your phone – from anywhere. Make sure they are wearing masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance and staying safe!

Smart Business Security

Engineered for small and medium sized business owners, Smarter Business Security combines intelligent intrusion detection, video surveillance, access control and energy management into a single, cost-effective solution.

You will have the ability to connect your security, lights, locks, thermostats, video and more, for seamless automation and control.

Did someone access the inventory room after hours? Was that a false alarm or a real one? Was the alarm turned on tonight? With real-time notifications, remote control and auto-arming, you’ll know what’s happening at your business, and know it’s secure, no matter where you are.

From storefronts to entire office buildings, secure your business against unauthorized access with Smarter Access Control. Now you can easily track and manage access to your properties through a user-friendly website and app.

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Monitor your business from anywhere

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Video Monitoring

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Video Monitoring of Your Home or Business from Anywhere

If you think video monitoring for your home or office is a difficult installation, think again. Rendin Alarm Company is partners with Alarm.com and our agents can help! Call us today and we will listen to your needs and make recommendations. In addition, we will install, launch and monitor your property with you! Here’s some thoughts about our remote smart home video features:

Continuous Recording

Capture 24/7, high-definition, continuous recording with the Stream Video Recorder (SVR). The SVR is bandwidth optimized so it won’t slow your internet connection.

Live Video

HD quality and great lowlight performance make for crystal clear video. Use your smartphone or tablet to view live streaming video while away from your property.

Doorbell Camera

See who’s at the front door with the Alarm.com WiFi Doorbell Camera. Two-way voice through the Alarm.com app lets you speak to visitors at the door, from anywhere.

Video Analytics

Get smarter video alerts on what’s most important to you.

Video Analytics distinguishes people from animals or vehicles and enhances perimeter security and property awareness. Get a video alert if someone lingers at your door, a car enters your driveway or your naughty pet jumps on the sofa.

Constant Awareness for Businesses

How was the lunch hour rush today? Are there many patients in the waiting room? Are customers showing up for the big sale?

Video monitoring with Alarm.com cameras engineered for your small business allows you to check in on your business with live and recorded video from anywhere.

If you have a security system and are considering a switch to VoIP, We recommend contacting us today at (610) 544-5755. You may also contact Rendin Alarm today! As we emerge from the pandemic, you can feel safe about going out, Fell safe about your home while you are out! Let’s stop package thieves together! Rendin Alarm – ALWAYS keeping you, Your Family and your Businesses safe!

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VoIP and Alarm Systems

System Compatibility between VoIP and Alarm Systems
Do Security Systems work with VoIP?

It depends on the VoIP and Alarm Systems. VoIP is Voice over Internet Protocol. The two most important considerations are the way that your VoIP security system communicates with the monitoring center, and how the VoIP service gets power.

Many security systems depend on standard telephone lines to connect to the monitoring center. Alarm system signals travel as a “sound” along copper wire, just like the buzzing noise of a fax machine or dial-up modem.

VOIP is more like a broadband connection; your voice is converted into digital data at your home and “streamed” over your Internet connection to the listener at the other end. Each VoIP provider uses slightly different technology to accomplish this, not all of which are compatible with every security system. The signal sent out by your VoIP service may not be recognized by the monitoring center as an alarm signal.

Compared to standard phone lines (often known as POTS, for Plain Old Telephone Service) VoIP has another critical consideration: backup power. When you lose electrical power to your home, by natural causes, or intentionally caused by intruders, any device without battery backup will be useless. Any professional security system will have its own dedicated battery backup for just such a situation, and standard phone lines work just fine without power, but most homes don’t have a similar backup for their digital phones or Internet connections.

What are the Solutions?

VoIP phones depend on that Internet connection, and cutting off the electricity will cut off power to the modem or router that connects you to the Internet. This isn’t just a drawback of VoIP security systems; all digital telephones depend on your home’s electrical power. This includes any digital phone service that you get from your Internet, cable or telephone provider, as well as standard phones that offer wireless or answering machine features.

To ensure your safety, most security system providers keep an updated database of the telephone providers in your area. Fully compatible telephone providers are given the status of qualified Managed Facility Voice Network (MFVN). Other VoIP security systems may require additional equipment for battery or communication backup, such as a cellular option or dedicated powered network connection.

Rendin Alarm recommends Cellular/IP Communicators as a solution? We represent Honeywell, NAPCO and Alarm.com Solutions.

If you have a security system and are considering a switch to VoIP, We recommend contacting us today at (610) 544-5755. You may also contact Rendin Alarm today! As we emerge from the pandemic, you can feel safe about going out, Fell safe about your home while you are out! Let’s stop package thieves together! Rendin Alarm – ALWAYS keeping you, Your Family and your Businesses safe!

Please call us at (610) 544-5755 for details! To learn more, visit our Services Page.  Please Follow us on FaceBook.

Source SafeWise February, 2020

Smart Home Features

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Which Smart Home Features do You Want?

Home Values Related to Smart Home Features

More homebuyers are looking to purchase a home with Smart Home features. Where smart home features were once considered a fringe benefit, more buyers are demanding them, and agents are taking notice.

A recent survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate showed that nearly two-thirds of its agents have found that homebuyers are more interested in homes with smart features and technology than they were just two to five years ago. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Annapolis, Maryland, believes this trend will continue gaining popularity and will eventually become the new norm.

They equate it to stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops. Ten years ago it was great if you had them but it wasn’t expected. But now you have to have them — it’s expected. And if homeowners don’t have those features, they’re installing them to sell their homes at a better price.

Industry Insiders many homebuyers will consider smart home features standard within the next three to seven years.

But for many homeowners, it’s one thing to say buyers want “smart features” and another to figure out which ones are really worth it. With that in mind, let’s took a look at what was hot at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, then cross-reference specific smart home products with findings about what homebuyers prefer and came up with a list of the trendiest items.

These features can basically be broken down into three different categories. They’re either for practical and functional use, for lifestyle and entertainment, or for safety and security.

Homeowners should enlist at least three smart home technologies. Ideally they should perform a diverse series of functions before they can reasonably market their properties as “smart homes.”

Popular Smart Home Functions

Here are ten of the most popular smart home features according to CBS All Access

  • Smart Thermostat
  • Remote Lighting Capabilities
  • Whole House Sound Systems
  • Smart Refrigerators
  • Wireless Whole House Alarms
  • Personal Health Alert Monitors (Worn around your neck)
  • Video Doorbell
  • Wireless Cameras (Indoor & Outdoor)
  • Remotely Controlled Door Locks Garage Door Openers
  • Garage Door Openers
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If you’re interested in Smart Home Technology, Doorbell Cameras or any form of security systems for your home or office,  contact Rendin Alarm today! As we emerge from the pandemic, you can feel safe about going out, Fell safe about your home while you are out! Let’s stop package thieves together! Rendin Alarm – ALWAYS keeping you, Your Family and your Businesses safe!

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Vacation Security

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Want Vacation Security? Relax. Rendin Alarm has got you covered!

What is Vacation Security? The feeling when you know that your home and valuables are protected while you are away on vacation. With Smart Home and Remote Monitoring capabilities, Rendin Alarm of Morton, PA will provide you with that security. In addition, we have compiled a list of items, which you can enlist to discourage burglars from entering your spaces. Read on:

  1. Don’t give out keys with your address on them: A set of keys with an address gives burglars everything they need to get into your home.
  2. Tell the police you’re going out of town: The police won’t offer private security monitoring services, but they may keep an extra eye on your house if they know you’re out of town.
  3. But don’t tell social media: Avoid announcing your upcoming vacation and don’t share travel photos while you’re out.
  4. Use outdoor lighting: Good exterior lighting at your doors and windows can illuminate burglars and encourage them to move on.
  5. Ask neighbors for help: Ask a neighbor to check in on your home while you’re traveling. They can turn lights on and off, check your mail, open or close blinds, turn on your TV and even park in your driveway so it looks like someone is home.
  6. Keep pets at home and use a pet sitter: Rather than leaving your home empty, keep your pets at home, especially dogs, where they’ll bark and cause trouble for burglars.
  7. Keep up with your lawn: Mow just before you go or hire a lawn service to take care of your grass while you’re gone. Tall grass is a sure sign that no one is home to take care of it.
  8. Get a cab to the airport: If you can, leave your vehicles in the driveway so it appears that you’re still at home.
  9. Turn lights on and off: Use a light switch timer or home automation to have lights turn on and off automatically on a schedule.
  10. Put your mail and paper on pause: Burglars look for mail and newspapers piled up to tell them the family isn’t home.
  11. Never leave a spare key outside: If a burglar thinks you’re on vacation, they’ll probably look for your spare key first so they can get in without having to break anything and attract attention.
  12. Keep your doors and windows locked: When the weather heats up, many home owners open windows. That may be fine when you’re home, but it’s important that you still remember to close them when you go to bed or leave your home.
  13. Keep your valuables hidden: If a burglar is able to gain access to your home, they’ll quickly look for easy to pocket valuables. Hide jewelry, firearms, and other valuables in inconspicuous spots.
  14. Invest in home security: A home security system can stop a burglar in his or her tracks, protecting your home and family. It can encourage them to find an easier target elsewhere, scare them off with an audible alarm, and call the authorities for help right away.
  15. Invest in home automation features: Even if you don’t have a home security system, home automation can keep your house safer. You can control lights, TVs, radios, and more to make it look like you’re home. You may even be able to control your thermostat, view live videos, get alerts, and answer your doorbell with a video chat.
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If you’re interested in SmartHome Technology, Doorbell Cameras or any form of security systems for your home or office, contact Rendin Alarm today! As we emerge from the pandemic, you can feel safe about going out, Fell safe about your home while you are out! Let’s stop package thieves together! Rendin Alarm – ALWAYS keeping you, Your Family and your Businesses safe!

Please call us at (610) 544-5755 for details! To learn more, visit our Services Page.  Please Follow us on FaceBook.

Homeowners Insurance Discount

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Earn a Homeowners Insurance Discount with Rendin Alarm
5 Ways A Security System Can Earn a t Homeowners Insurance Discount

You can earn a Homeowners Insurance Discount with Rendin Alarm’s help. Even when homeowners think they live in a safe neighborhood, they could be at risk for a burglary. If they find their possessions missing or damaged after a burglary, homeowners could file a claim with their insurance company. However, after experiencing a home theft several times, homeowners could see their insurance premiums rise.

By installing a home security system with burglar alarms, homeowners can deter thieves from breaking into their homes. 90 percent of convicted burglars said they would avoid homes with alarm systems.

With the frequency of home theft, homeowners should consider whether a security system is worth it, not only to protect their belongings, but also save on insurance.

Here are five ways to reduce insurance costs with a security system:

1. Boost home safety
Insurers may provide a discount on insurance premiums if homeowners have a security system, which can help increase home safety. The decrease in incidents that could result in damaged properties could show insurance companies that homeowners are less of a risk and could qualify them for discounts.

2. Save up to 20 percent on insurance premiums
Homeowners could see their insurance premiums drop up to about 15 to 20 percent if they install a comprehensive home security system, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Not only can they reduce their insurance costs, they can also save money on buying these security systems if they ask about discounts.

3. Lower risk of cost hikes
To avoid higher insurance costs, homeowners should make sure that they carefully read their policies. Home insurance companies may decide to  Home insurance in case a burglary occurs, according to The Simple Dollar.

4. Reduce theft claim quota
Security systems can also help save neighbors money by limiting the total theft claim quota. The Simple Dollar recommended homeowners ensure their neighborhood has not reached their theft claim quota, or the number of thefts within a certain area.

5. Install system with other safety features
Additionally, homeowners can also look for other safety features to lower their insurance premiums. These include smoke alarms and deadbolts, according to III. The combination of a security system and other ways to protect their home could save them the stress of worrying about safety and money.

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If you’re interested in SmartHome Technology, Doorbell Cameras or any form of security systems for your home or office, contact Rendin Alarm today! As we emerge from the pandemic, you can feel safe about going out, Fell safe about your home while you are out! Let’s stop package thieves together! Rendin Alarm – ALWAYS keeping you, Your Family and your Businesses safe!

Please call us at (610) 544-5755 for details! To learn more, visit our Services Page.  Please Follow us on FaceBook.

WE HERE AT RENDIN ALARM COMPANY HOPE THIS FINDS EVERYONE SAFE AND HEALTHY, DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. LIFE SAFETY AND SECURITY ARE AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS IN A NORMAL WORLD, WHICH MAKES IT OF THE UPMOST IMPORTANCE DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. RENDIN ALARM IS HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE CONCERNING YOUR COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL FIRE AND BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS. OUR RESPONSE TEAM IS HERE 24HRS 7 DAYS A WEEK. TO SHARE SOME WORDS OF COMFORT AND OPTIMISM, IT'S MOMENTS LIKE THESE THAT WILL MAKE NORMALCY BE WORTH CHERISHING WHEN WE RETURN TO IT. BE WELL AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. RENDIN ALARM FAMILY