Attleboro Police Need Your Help Tracking Down Stop & Shop Theft Suspects

Three women were caught on video surveillance cameras committing a theft at the Stop & Shop on 469 Pleasant St around 4:20 p.m. last Tuesday.

Attleboro police are investigating the theft and seeking assistance from the public for any tips on the identities of the women involved with the case.

Topics: Cameras Video Local Law Enforcement news

Alarm New England vs. ADT

ADT has to be the most established home security brand in the country. Those little blue octagons are everywhere. When people think home security, the first business that probably comes to mind is ADT.

We differ from ADT in many respects, but they do a few things right:

Topics: Local Security Companies Wireless Security System

Revere Police Need Your Help Tracking Down Dunkin' Donuts Robbers

Two armed men were caught on video surveillance cameras robbing the Dunkin' Donuts at 5 Bennington Street around 5:30 a.m last Thursday.

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What Happens to Your Home Security System During a Nor'easter?

Massachusetts faced the snowy wrath of a third nor’easter in two weeks on Tuesday. Several communities received over a foot of snow.

Afraid of burglars? You don't have to be.

The New York Post reported that a 24-year old woman in Bay Terrace was burgled; losing precious valuables. The items stolen from her home included a $4,200 Louis Vuitton wallet and purse, three Swarovski bracelets, a $250 Tory Burch purse, $1,240 in cash and a credit card.

  • In just moments she lost over $6,000 worth of possessions.  

The theft inspired the victim to install a wireless doorbell camera in front of her home. The investment paid off quickly as only five days later a suspect identified by cops as Julian Zorilla, 49, visited the woman’s home intending to break in, police said.

Zorilla, who was with an accomplice, rang the bell, activating the camera, which texted a snapshot of his face to the woman.

  • Prevention is statistically proven to work.

A study done in December 2012 at the University of North Carolina in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology showed that when a burglar spots a security camera, they are 60% less likely to attempt to break into that home.

In the same vein, we believe a good security system must be both clearly visible to unwanted guests who walk up to your door and also reliable if they try to test the capability of your home’s defenses.

In this business, a product failure could mean the difference between life and death. When you’re buying a product, consider the quality of hardware. Online customer reviews on the products will tell you plenty about how often the device failed on them.

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Alarm New England vs. SimpliSafe

DIY home security systems are growing ever more popular, a lot of people ask why they should choose Alarm New England's customized DIY alarm system over the "kits" sold by our local Boston-based neighbor, SimpliSafe.
Before we jump into why we think our solution does a better job of protecting you, your family, and your property, let's just point out areas where we see eye-to-eye with SimpliSafe.
  • They don't require contracts
  • Their equipment is portable
  • Equipment costs are on the cheaper side
These are all factors into why they're so successful; they aim for a self-monitoring market where cost, rather than safety, is the top priority.
Now let's get into why we cannot recommend SimpliSafe to people in good conscience.

Can I Buy a Security System Without a Contract?

The idea of contracts doesn't sound like the source of stability it used to be, especially when today's consumers value having a multitude of options and the freedom to choose.

We feel like we're tied down by contracts and that they solely exist to help the business make money. We've seen a number of companies shift away from contracts in an effort to shake up a tried and tested business model.

Now don't get me wrong; contracts are a great reassurance for us. But they also help customers afford something that might have otherwise been out of their price range.

By knocking off a few hundred dollars off the total cost of a system, we can protect the lives of more people and directly improve their quality of life.

Everybody wins.

Family loses thousands in break-in after intruder disarms ADT system

We trust our security companies to protect us. After all, you’re paying them all that money; that equipment ought to do what it says it’s supposed to do!

Sadly, some security companies are lowering the bar every day.

Homeowner Danielle McDermott learned that the hard way when an intruder pried open a window, climbed in, and escaped with thousands of dollars worth of property including a wedding ring.

Cheap Cameras are Streaming Unsecured Surveillance Footage Around the World

Unsecured, poor-quality security cameras are enabling anyone with internet access to view live footage from around the world. In the UK, the Daily Mail Sunday found that at least four schools in the country have compromised CCTV camera systems with links to the feed available on a controversial website.

Topics: Camera Systems Video

Why Your Home Security System Will Fail When You Need it Most

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime.

Emily and her boyfriend left for a 3-week vacation to Thailand. For the first two weeks, they had a wonderful time exploring historical sites and relaxing on beautiful beaches.

  • Sadly her holiday bliss came crashing down on November 19th when she received a notification showing activity in her home from her IP camera.   
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