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Canadian Leader in Electronic Security. Incorporated in 1988 and headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Reliance Protectron Security Services is one of Canada’s largest security monitoring and installation companies. It employs over 900 qualified professionals who specialize in the selling, installing, servicing and monitoring of electronic security systems for 340,000 residential, commercial,...

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Taking control of your home security

Feb 25, 2013 by Reliance Protectron

Full interactive security systems have arrived You arrive at the airport for your weeklong vacation and your heart drops as you realize in a panic that you forgot to activate your alarm system. Wouldn’t it be ideal if you could arm it from a distance somehow? Maybe someday in the future you sigh.

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Re-key Locks for New Homes

Feb 14, 2008 by Your Home Security

It happens all too often: a person moves into their new home or business and forgets to re-key the locks. I literally cringe when I’m called to a home or business and find out the locks have never been re-keyed. I’m talking about protecting, for the most part, your largest investment for a cost of under a hundred dollars. Re-keying is not an expensive procedure and it usually only takes a few minutes to change several locks. Re-keying a lock should not be confused with …

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What Type of Safe Will Fit Your Needs?

Sep 18, 2012 by Gun Safe Pros

A safe is by far one of the most important purchases you will ever make. That being said, if you have already started comparison shopping, you have probably found yourself overwhelmed at the variety that is available. If you are like most others, you likely were not expecting to make so many decisions. If you are just now starting the shopping process, you will want to have a clear-cut idea of what your needs are before you start browsing. Contrary to what you may think, all safes are not the same.

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Before Buying A Safe, Decide On A Lock

Jul 16, 2012 by Gun Safe Pros

Every home or workplace should have a safe. At home, important documents such as titles or deeds; birth certificates; social security cards; and even handguns should be kept locked up in a fireproof safe. At work, money, documents and spare keys are often kept in a safe. But there are many types of safes with varying locking mechanisms. So, how can a person choose what type of safe lock is best?

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Checking Your Lines of Communication

Feb 14, 2008 by Your Home Security

If you have already installed a monitored home security system and are about to have a DSL connection installed in your home, beware! DSL stands for “Digital Subscriber Line.” This is a medium for transferring data over regular phone lines. The wires used are copper, like a regular phone line but run a much faster circuit than regular phone connections. With speed becoming standard equipment in the world of cyberspace, a DSL makes for a popular choice in today’s market. …

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Every Gun Should Be Kept In A Gun Safe

Jul 03, 2012 by Gun Safe Pros

Gun ownership may be a passion or a profession, but in either case, it is a loaded area as safety concerns surround every aspect of owning a firearm. Whether you own a gun because you're a law enforcement official, military personnel, hunter, or gun enthusiast, that piece of property must cared for in order for it to work properly. Many owners of firearms clean their weapons, taking them apart with care and gently putting them back together. But when it comes time to stow the firearm, not everyone is putting their guns in a gun safe. Not only is this a huge lapse in judgment, but it can be a deadly decision.

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Wall Safes – This May Be What You Need

Jun 04, 2012 by Gun Safe Pros

Many people think of wall safes and immediately imagine a palace or castle, like they have seen in the movies. They are always tucked away behind a fine piece of art and filled to the rim with money, guns and expensive jewels. While the description may be correct, you certainly do not have to be a millionaire to have one. In fact, you do not even need to store items of monetary value in them.

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Top 5 Types of Safes to Protect You and Your Valuables

Apr 27, 2012 by Gun Safe Pros

A safe is one of the single most important things that you can have in your home or business. Some people assume that they don’t need a safe because they don’t keep a lot of money around the house or have expensive jewelry, but everyone has something of value. Valuable items are not necessarily expensive, they can be things that have sentimental value, and that you would miss if you were a victim of disaster. Here at Gun Safe Pros, we offer a wide range of products to suit the needs and budget of anyone.

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Home safety checklist for cottage goers

Mar 05, 2012 by Reliance Protectron

When you're going away on your annual cottage vacation you want to rest - and rest easy too. You want peace of mind that your home is as safe as it can be from burglary or other damage.

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Is your home at risk for floods?

Jun 03, 2011 by Reliance Protectron

Security systems protect against burglary, fire and floods, too. Over the years most homeowners can expect to experience at least one form of water damage to their home. It could be their washing machine hose that splits, their pipes that freeze and burst, the dishwasher that leaks, toilet that overflows, or water heater that fails.

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Don't let a break-in ruin your summer vacation

Jun 02, 2011 by Reliance Protectron

By far, the most common threat to our home while we are away on summer holidays is burglary. Burglary, by definition, is a non-confrontational crime but being victimized can leave a family feeling vulnerable and violated.

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Beware of the "silent killer" in your home

May 31, 2011 by Reliance Protectron

You can’t see it smell it or taste it. It may be lurking in your home and, if not guarded against, can kill you and your loved ones while you sleep. Known as the “silent killer” carbon monoxide takes the life of hundreds of North Americans every year. It is actually the leading cause of fatal poisonings in North America.

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Quiz: How Secure is Your Home?

Mar 18, 2010 by Today's Parent

Do you wonder whether your property has what it takes to thwart a break-in – or if it’s a burglar’s best friend? Take our quiz to find out

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Safeguard Your Backyard

Mar 18, 2010 by Today's Parent

Make the most of your outdoor living space with these kid-friendly safety tips

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Electrical Dangers for Toddlers

Mar 18, 2010 by Today's Parent

How to protect your toddler

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Electrical Hazards

Mar 18, 2010 by Today's Parent

How they’re dangerously enticing to toddlers

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Tips for Home Safety

Aug 21, 2009

Our homes are big and small, short and tall, new and old … and our families are equally diverse. Regardless of family or house, we all need to take precautions to live safely. Here are quick (not complete) tips to help you insure the safety of your loved ones.

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Renovating? Be mindful of mold.

Dec 11, 2008

What do the following have in common: interior painting projects, kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, flooring replacement and window replacement?

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Maximize Your Indoor Air Quality

Nov 26, 2008 by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

For many families, the most important key to keeping a home comfortable is Indoor Air Quality. That’s because the quality of the air in their home impacts allergies, respiratory systems and health directly.

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5 Things to Consider when Selecting a Home Security System

Aug 22, 2008 by SafeMart

In today’s world, most homeowners are aware of the need to effectively and reliably secure their home. Many realize that their best option lies in installing a complete home security system. However, even with this knowledge, most homeowners …

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Being Home Doesn't Mean You're Safe

Jun 19, 2008 by Reliance Protectron

Did you know that recently Statistics Canada reported that there are approximately 130,000 break-ins a year reported to police in Canada? However, some of these crimes remained unreported as well. Property crime losses range from little …

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How to De-Mystify The Air Filter Dilemma

Jun 11, 2008 by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

Just go to any home improvement store and the choice of home air filters can be dizzying. What’s the best one? Should you just get the cheapest? These are just a couple of the questions that make the selection mind-boggling. Let me try to help you de-mystify the air filter dilemma.

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Preventing Winter Plumbing Problems

Feb 14, 2008 by American Homeowners Association

Discovering your pipes have frozen is one of the wonders of winter that you don’t want to experience, especially if your pipe ends up bursting. According to State Farm Insurance, “an eight-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day,” leaving your home and your possessions waterlogged and damaged. You can reduce the risk of this happening to you by taking some precautions this fall. Shutdown. Find the water shut-off valve for your home. You should …

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Keep your Family Safe from Accidental Fires

Feb 14, 2008 by Reliance Protectron

According to the Canadian Safety Council, every year about 400 Canadians lose their lives in an accidental household fire. In fact, it’s during the fall and winter seasons that the number of deaths caused by accidental household fires are at their highest. Patrice De Luca, V.P. of Marketing and Business Development for Reliance Protectron Security Services, says one of the major reasons for this significant increase is windblown sparks from wood-burning fireplaces …

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Beyond the Security System

Feb 14, 2008 by Family Guardian

In addition to the installation and use of a home security system, there are other steps you can take to make your home more secure. Many break-ins occur simply due to a lackadaisical attitude and a feeling of “it will not happen to me.” Habits are developed that invite criminal activity. Home invasion is typically a crime of opportunity, and there are several things that may “invite” this action. Let us examine some of the more common habits and solutions to secure more …

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