Have a SAFE Holiday!

Happy Holidays from Rendin Alarm!

“One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure!”

Home Security 

The Holidays are a joyous season for many and people who celebrate and those who don’t all take advantage of the Holiday shopping bargains!  But during the Holidays, the thieves are having a joyous season as well. Holiday Home Burglaries are on the Rise. It is a shame that there are such risks out there, but it’s a cruel fact of life.  So here are a few tips from Rendin Alarm Company, which can help you reduce your risk of having Holiday Home Burglaries this Season.

Don’t advertise what you bought!

It is awesome that you got that new flat screen TV, the new laptop, camera, tablet and mixer.  And guess what?  Burglars also think it’s awesome!  So what you should do is invest in a small box cutter and break down your packaging into manageable pieces, which can fit into a plastic recycling bag.  This way, no one will be tempted by what they see is new in your home.

Don’t leave ’em in the dark!

Are you going away for the Holidays?  Make sure you have your lights on a timer.  This gives the impression of someone being home. Keep your exterior lights on in the front back and sides of your home.  The more light that covers your property, the less likely a burglar is to risk being seen and the easier it will be to prevent Holiday Home Burglaries.

Have your packages delivered to your workplace!

Theft of deliveries is becoming more common than ever.  Individuals are more brazen than ever when it comes to stealing items from front porches and stoops.  It is a good idea to have close neighbors who may be at home to receive your deliveries.  But if that can’t happen, ask your boss if you can have your packages delivered to you at work.  This way, deliveries are usually made during business hours and you can ensure you are getting them.

Avoid Holiday Home Burglaries. Call Rendin for a Consultation!

Call Rendin Alarm Company (https://rendinalarm.com) today at 610-544-5755 to find out about getting an alarm system for your home.  There is no better deterrent to a home invasion than a properly installed alarm system with 24-hour monitoring and a prominently displayed Rendin Alarm Company Logo!  You can also fill out the form below and a Rendin Alarm Representative will get back to you promptly.

Thank you and have a SAFE Holiday Season!

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VoIP and Alarm Systems Don’t Play Well Together!

Do Home Alarm Systems Work with VoIP?

It depends on the security system and the VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) provider. 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 Systems Don’t work Well with Alarm Systems

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.

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.

Call Rendin Alarm today to find out how a Cellular / IP Radio System will work for your home.

Protect you Family Property and Assets with Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance Cameras

Today’s surveillance cameras’ technologies makes it easier than ever to keep an eye on your most valuable assets.  Whether you need to protect your Family, Employees, Merchandise, Equipment, Facilities or Land, Digital Surveillance Cameras are the ultimate tool.  Rendin Alarm Company in Morton, PA installs, maintains digital surveillance cameras and provides the monitoring software to network them.  Our Remote Access Systems allow you to monitor your assets from anywhere with your smart phone, computer or tablet.  Here is a sampling of our product lines:

Hikvision Value Plus Series and Value Series

Hikvision announces a new line of cameras featuring its latest compression technology: H.265+ (page 22). This advanced compression captures surveillance video using a decreased bitrate, reducing bandwidth requirements and storage costs. Hikvision’s H.265+ is a truly optimized encoding technology based on the standard H.265/HEVC compression, extending the limits of ultra-HD video surveillance applications. This new line of cameras includes 2-, 3-, 5- and 8-MP resolution models. Also new is the improved IR technology EXIR 2.0 along with new low-light technology, 120 dB WDR, Smart analytics, and IP67 protection. Hikvision continues to advance industry technology with the Art of Video Surveillance.

Flir Video Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. Flir brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life through their thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, video analytics, measurement and diagnostic, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR offers a diversified portfolio that serves a number of applications in government & defense, industrial, and commercial markets. Their products help first responders and military personnel protect and save lives, promote efficiency within the trades, and innovate consumer-facing technologies. FLIR strives to strengthen public safety and well-being, increase energy and time efficiency, and contribute to healthy and intelligent communities.

Honeywell Video Systems

Honeywell’s redefined IP cameras feature a simplified user interface with full integration to recording devices with new technology that makes checking the status of your system faster and easier. Designed to meet your customer’s security needs, Honeywell’s equIP and HDZ cameras along with MAXPRO NVRs integrate to Honeywell and third party products for a complete, fully integrated IP solution.

Commercial Alarm Systems

Commercial Alarm Systems to Protect Your Business

Rendin Alarm Company in Morton, PA is your trusted source for Residential Alarm Systems, but we are also your trusted source for Commercial Alarm Systems.  As a business owner, your employees are your most valuable assets, but your building needs to be protected from fire and theft.  Your data, records and inventory can all be at risk.  Lower that risk with a monitored alarm system from Rendin Alarm.  Call us today at (610) 544-5755 or contact us by email at [email protected]

Commercial Office Alarm Systems


Office Building Alarm Systems


Whether your security requirements are generated by day-to-day operations, specific business needs or outside regulations and requirements, they must all be taken into account when designing a system. We know there is more to security than equipment — understanding the environment where the solution will be used is crucial to ensuring that it has the capability to meet end user needs.

House of worship

House of Worship Alarm Systems

Maintaining an open environment and welcoming atmosphere within the constraints of today’s budgets is a challenge for every religious institution. From the smallest chapels to the largest multi-site worship centers, Rendin Alarm  offers integrated security solutions that help you meet the challenge. We help you protect the safety of your congregation, staff and visitors—providing peace of mind while also protecting your facilities against incidents that disrupt worship.

Retail Alarm Systems


Whether you operate a jewelry store, convenience store, or supermarket, the bulk of your investment is tied up in overhead and inventory. Securing your inventory from theft, ensuring that every transaction is complete and legitimate, and optimizing employee productivity are keys to success in retail. Rendin Alarm Company’s integrated solutions reduce shrinkage, protect assets and drive profitability.

Total Connect Remote Access Alarm System

Remote Access Security for Your Home

Rendin Alarm Company in Morton Pa offers you remote access security from anywhere you can access the web.  On your smart phone, your work desktop or your tablet.  Imagine being able to check up on your kids, make sure your doors are locked, lights are on and that there is no danger to your Family, Home or possessions.  This amazing technology is available through Rendin Alarm and Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote Access.

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Total Connect Remote Access Security Systems

Honeywell Total Connect® Remote Services offers smart home and business solutions for consumers. With their app, users can remotely control their home or small business anytime, anywhere. Users may control their security system, video cameras, thermostats, lighting, locks and more. Receive event notifications on activity, view live video, see, hear, and speak to visitors at the front door using compatible smart devices, and use voice control for security—anytime, anywhere on iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ devices. And, our website offers a sleek web experience and convenient access from any mobile device – no app needed.

Deliver a great user experience while earning more RMR, offering features that help you capture new accounts ̶ from the industry’s only true, end-to-end security and remote services provider.

  • iOS App
  • Android App
  • HTML5 Website
  • Growing Ecosystem including Support for the Amazon Alexa, Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ Smart Garage Door, SkyBell® Video Doorbell, August Smart Lock® and Lyric, Total Connect Comfort Wi-Fi® and RedLINK™ Connected Thermostats
  • Interactive Security
  • Remote Control for Up to 8 VISTA partitions
  • Receive Push Notifications, Email and Video Alerts on Event Activity
  • Geofencing Arming Reminders
  • Smart Scenes
  • Video Viewing and Awareness
  • Next Generation Honeywell Total Connect HD Video Cameras
  • Video Alarm Verification (VAV)
  • Test Drive Demo for Website, iOS and Android
  • Secure Fingerprint Login
  • Android Voice Recognition
  • Works with Apple Watch®
  • Multi-Language Options: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
  • 100+ Locations Per Account

Call Rendin Alarm today at (610) 544-5755 for a no cost consultation and to find out how you can enlist this technology for YOUR home!

Home (Security) for the Holidays!

This Holiday Season, give Yourself the Gift of Security!

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Home Security for the Holidays

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even your pets because you are away and the Dog’s in the kennel.  But then at the back there arose such a clatter, a burglar arrives with a crowbar and ladder.   And he’s gonna’ see if he can’t ruin your Holidays!

The Holiday season is prime time for burglaries.  Robbers know your home probably has nice new expensive gifts still in their boxes and they have been casing your neighborhood and know you are away.  So what can you do to protect your home?  Rendin Alarm in Morton, PA has the answers!

Install outside lighting around your home (But don’t forget that most burglaries happen during the day when neighbors are at work).
Prominently display your Rendin Alarm Security Sign!
Install timers on indoor lighting.
Make sure all windows and doors on every level are securely locked.
Have neighbors get your mail or have it stopped at the Post Office.
Install Security Cameras Outside.
Install Security Cameras, Motion sensors and point of entry sensors inside your home.
Enlist a wireless system with Smart Home Remote Total Access.

Call Rendin Alarm today at (610)544-5755 for a free no-obligation consultation.  We will assess your needs, review your options and make sure all your questions are answered.

It may seem early to start thinking of the Holidays, but at Rendin Alarm Company, it’s never too early to think about security for your home, business and Family!

Home Invasion Statistics

Protect your Home and Family!

Home Invasion Statistics – Be Aware!

Below you will find some pretty alarming statistics.  It is NOT our intention to scare you, but rather to arm you with information, which will help you when considering and alarm system for your home.  Being in a great neighborhood does not exempt you from being robbed.  In fact, savvy criminals will choose homes in more affluent neighborhoods to burglarize because of the higher value of goods inside.

Home Invasion Crime Statistics and Facts:

  • According to a United States Department of Justice report:
    • 38% of assaults & 60% of rapes occur during home invasions.
    • Over 2,000,000 homes will experience a break-in or burglary this year.
  • There are over 4,500 home burglaries per day in the United States.
  • The average number of home invasions per year was 1,030,000 between 1994 and 2010.

Whether it is workplace violence, home invasions, car jacking, armed robbery, rape, identity theft or any of a number of other crimes, YOU need to take control and arm yourself with the best available preventive measures.

Contrary to popular belief, most burglaries do not occur at night at all. Instead, 65% of burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm. Most burglars do not want to risk encountering someone so they will try your home when you’re most likely to be at work. The most common hours for a burglary to occur are between 10am-3pm.  Below are a few tip, which can help keep you and your family safer.

  1. Know what thieves are commonly after.
  2. Stay locked up.
  3. Be suspicious of door knockers and telemarketers.
  4. Don’t let people know your vacation plans.
  5. Store your valuables in a safe. …
  6. Install an alarm and motion-detecting outdoor lights. …
  7. Get a dog.

For more information, call Rendin Alarm Company in Morton, PA today at (610) 544-5755 or email us at [email protected].


Thank you!  Be safe!

Remote Alarm Systems – Total Connect

Smart Home

Total Connect Remote Access

Smart Home Technology – Total Connect Remote Access

Have you ever been out and wondered if everything is OK at home?  Did I leave the lights on?  Are the kids OK?  Are they having a party?!  With Honeywell Total Connect, you have access to your home or business from where ever you are!

With Honeywell’s software and Rendin Alarm Company in Morton, PA, you have a winning combination.  Let Rendin install a Honeywell Total Connect System in YOUR home or business and you can keep an eye on your inventory, home or loved ones any time you want!

Smart Home Technology

Honeywell Total Connect

Honeywell Total Connect® Remote Services offers smart home and business solutions for consumers. With our app, users can remotely control their home or small business anytime, anywhere. Users may control their security system, video cameras, thermostats, lighting, locks and more. Receive event notifications on activity, view live video, see, hear, and speak to visitors at the front door using compatible smart devices, and use voice control for security—anytime, anywhere on iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ devices. And, our website offers a sleek web experience and convenient access from any mobile device – no app needed.

For more information, visit our Total Connect page.

It’s scary out there, folks.  But Rendin Alarm Company is concerned for your well being and we will be attentive to your concerns and will match you with the system that address those needs.  Our technicians are the best in the industry and our support is second to none.  When you are looking for “an alarm company near me”, look no further than to Rendin Alarm Company.  Call Rendin Alarm Company in Morton, Delaware County, PA today at (610) 544-5755 for a consultation.  Or email us at [email protected]. Thank you!

Common Myths about Burglar Alarms

Alarm Facts

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There are many misconceptions that people have about alarm systems.  Let’s review a few and thanks to the Stockton Police department for compiling these facts!

Common Myths About Burglar Alarms

  • An alarm system is burglarproof.
    • False.  Nothing is burglarproof.
      Alarm Systems work more as a deterrent, but if a burglar wants to smash in a door or break a window, the alarm system can’t stop that.
  • You will never have a false alarm if you purchase the salesman’s alarm system.
    • False.  Any system can produce a false alarm if installed or operated incorrectly.
    • At Renin Alarm Company in Morton, PA, we pride ourselves on quality installations, which are tested thoroughly before put into action.
  • The Police Department endorses a specific alarm company and provides a quicker response because none of their alarms are false.
    • False.  The Police Department does not endorse any company.
    • Although, we are sure they love us!
  • When your alarm is activated, the responding police officers can hear what is going on inside your home over their car radios.
    • False.  The Police Department does not have this technology.
    • But with Smart Home Technology such as Total Connect Remote Access, YOU can!
  • Your alarm is connected directly to the Police Department’s Dispatch Center.
    • False.  There are currently no private alarm systems directly connected to the Police Department’s Dispatch Center.
    • Your alarm system is connected to Rendin Alarm’s Central Monitoring Center and when appropriate, the police will be called and dispatched.
  • Alarm systems reduce crime because the burglars are arrested as a result of your alarm system.
    • False. Less than 1% of alarm calls result in an actual arrest.  Prominently displayed alarm stickers, signs, and an audible alarm can discourage potential burglars from entering your home.
    • Again, alarm systems are a very effective deterrent.  Burglars often see the alarm sign and move on.  But once the alarm sounds and lights go on, they tend to flee.  Keeping them out of your home is the ultimate goal and at Rendin Alarm, we help do just that!

Burglaries Rise in the Summer!

Happy 4th of July!

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Most Burglaries Happen in the Summer During the Day!

When we think of a burglar, most of us think of a man in all black clothing sneaking into our house at the dead of night. Decades of movies have built up this image of a burglar: a man in a ski cap, sneaking into your house with through a window. This image, however, is not accurate. Most burglars use the front door. It might surprise you that most burglaries do not happen when you would expect them to: many are in the summer during the day! Now that you know how burglars break in, let’s look at when they break in. We’ve gathered some facts about when burglaries most commonly occur, so you can make sure you’re protected and that your home security is ready!

Don’t Let Your Mail Pile Up!

Summer is a care-free time. Shoes come off, windows fly open and vacation days are taken. As we finally relax, we often let our guards down. July and August are the months with the most break-ins. Knowing this, make sure you take steps to protect your home when you’re away during the summer- whether it’s for the afternoon or the month. With the hot weather, windows may accidentally be left open. Now that the garden is growing and your in and out of your shed more often, it may not be locked as it once was. Often your house may be empty, as you and your family are away on vacation. When you leave your home, always make sure that all doors and windows are closed and locked, including any outbuildings like a shed in your yard. Make sure you only have your garage door open when you’re out front. Never leave the door open. This is an easy access point for potential burglars!


Keep your yard well maintained and put away any toys or tools that may be lying about. A unkempt yard is a good sign that your home may be vacant. If you’re leaving town, ask a neighbor to mind your yard, and clear away any advertisements, papers or leaflets at your door. It’s also a good idea to ask them to occasionally move their car to your driveway! This way your house looks occupied. In addition, make sure the ringer on your land line telephone is set to low and that you place a hold on your mail. You can do that by clicking HERE.

Broad Daylight Burglaries

65% of burglaries occur between 6am and 6pm.  Most burglars do not want to risk encountering someone so they will try your home when you’re most likely to be at work. The most common hours for a burglary to occur are between 10am-3pm. Common misconceptions about break-ins aid the burglar. Your neighbors may not think twice about workmen coming and going from your house in the early afternoon. Having a relationship with your neighbors will help them keep a closer eye on your home. If you’re friendly, they will know that you’re not moving and it will catch their eye if large pieces are being taken from your home. Strike up conversations with your neighbors whenever you can. An extra pair of eyes can always help!

Often a day-time burglar will knock on your door posing as a salesman to see if anyone is home, and- if they can get inside- see where your valuables are kept. Make sure to keep yourself safe in this situation. You do not need to open the door to them, but if you decide to, make sure to not let them inside your home.

Whether you’re away for the day or a week, make sure to take these few steps to keep your home as an undesirable target for a burglar. A home security system is a great extra layer of protection to make sure your home is guarded while you are away. You can arm your alarm system when you are away on vacation or at work- and you can even set it with people still in your home. And if employ Total Connect Smart Home Technology, you can keep your home safe and secure this summer.

Call Rendin Alarm today at (610) 544-5755 for more info regarding keeping your home safe this Summer!  Or visit us online at https://rendinalarm.com.  Or email us at [email protected].


Happy 4th of July!