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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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Wants Outweighing Security Needs

Feb 14, 2008 by Your Home Security

Good security should be an essential factor when purchasing your new home. Buying decisions are quite often made based on the size of a kitchen or bathroom, with little consideration given to the importance of a good home security package. As a security consultant, it’s hard for me to comprehend that homebuyers are more interested in crown mouldings than a practical home security system. Priorities need to be reassessed by new home purchasers to keep them and their …

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Securing Sliding Glass Doors

Feb 14, 2008 by Your Home Security

Check your sliding glass door to see if it has an actual lock on it. Sliding glass doors usually do not have locks on them, only latches. These latches are usually made from soft aluminum or cast metal, and quite often become worn or out of adjustment. Because of their location (usually at the rear of the home) and the many inadequate latching mechanisms on the market, sliding glass doors usually offer little resistance against physical attack. This, combined with the wear …

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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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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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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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