Smoke Detectors and Fire Safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Safety messages about smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.

     Smoke alarm safety tips

          When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

Your ability to get out of your house during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning.

  • Get everyone in your household together and make a home escape plan (PDF, 1.1 MB). Walk through your home and look for two ways out of every room.
  • Make sure escape routes are clear of debris and doors and windows open easily. Windows with security bars or grills should have an emergency release device.
  • Plan an outside meeting place where everyone will meet once they have escaped. A good meeting place is something permanent, like a tree, light pole, or mailbox a safe distance in front of the home.
  • If there are infants, older adults, family members with mobility limitations or children who do not wake to the sound of the smoke alarm, make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in the event of an emergency.
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Respond quickly – get up and go, remember to know two ways out of every room, get yourself outside quickly, and go to your outside meeting place with your family.

Monitored Alarm Systems

Ensure your Family’s or Employees’ safety with a monitored alarm system from Rendin Alarm!  CAll us today for more information at (610)544-5755 or email us at [email protected].  Thank You and Be Safe!

New Year – Safe Year

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Resolve to be safer in 2019!

Happy New Year from Rendin Alarm Company! We wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous 2019! We all make resolutions at New Years. Many are for healthy changes, such as weight loss and exercises. Also, work and financial achievements are common. Furthermore, we resolve to travel more, spend more time with Family and friends. But to we ever resolve to be SAFER?

Alarm Systems for Your Home or Business

The single most effective way to protect your Home, Business, Family and Employees is with an alarm system from Rendin Alarm Company. Our systems and monitoring centers ensure your most valued assets are safe. You can choose remote security with our Total Connect service, which allows you to monitor your property from anywhere via your smart phone, computer or tablet.

Protect your business from fire with our fire alarm systems. Or protect your inventory with Cameras, motion sensors and point of entry alarms.

Regardless of what aspect of your life needs protection, Rendin Alarm Company has you covered! You will benefit from peace of mind knowing your valued possessions and those you care for are protected. Most insurance Companies offer discounts for a secured dwelling as well.

Free Consultation

We would love to speak with you and assess your needs! Call Rendin Alarm Company today at (610) 544-5755 for your free consultation or email us for more information.

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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 ( 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!