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Could New Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentives Be on the Way?

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

Senate Bill 1163, also known as the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, could make a big difference in the affordability retrofitted sprinkler systems for commercial buildings. Currently, owners have to depreciate a sprinkler system at a rate of 39 years, but … Read the rest


Save by Installing Security and Fire Sprinkler Systems Together

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

9-FireSprink.jpgBuilding codes in most West Coast cities have only recently started to require fire sprinkler systems to be built into new homes, but many long-time homeowners are beginning to notice the benefits of sprinkler installation for themselves. Besides insurance discounts … Read the rest


Contractors, Protect Your Online Rep

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

In the days of internet shopping, your online reputation is everything to new customers. It can mean the difference between an influx of new

projects, and a lot of dead work hours. Unfortunately, unhappy customers are about ten times more … Read the rest


Working Safely in Rainy Weather

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

Spring tends to bring its share of showers on the Gold Coast. Here are a few tips for getting the job done safely, even when it’s wet and windy out.

 

Move slowly. It can be tempting to hurry through … Read the rest


Play It Safe on Business Trips

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

Even if you have the mother of all security systems in your building, it can’t help you one bit when you have to travel far from the office for work. You can protect yourself and your data if you remember … Read the rest


Your Role in Fire Sprinkler Maintenance

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

If you own a home or business with a fire sprinkler system, you will need a professional to perform the annual inspection and maintenance. But there are a few checks you can perform monthly and quarterly, to make sure … Read the rest


Is Your Backyard Sabotaging Home Security?

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

In the fight to protect your home and the ones you love, make sure your yard doesn’t become a gaping hole in your defenses. If any of the following apply to your backyard, you may be leaving yourself open to … Read the rest


Trailer Tracking Keeps Tabs on Cargo

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

The US Department of Transportation reports that shipping companies and other cargo-centric businesses use three times more trailers than tractors. Because trailers are often left sitting in storage and are relatively easy to steal, many corporations turn to trailer tracking … Read the rest


Is Your Home Improvement Project Compromising Security?

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

Burglars look for any opening and opportunity they can find to get easy entrance into a home. Many homeowners overlook the security risks that can crop up during a remodeling project, which makes these homes easy targets for experienced criminals. … Read the rest


Don’t Let the Garage Door Become a Security Hazard

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by taylor vargas No Comments

Thieves and burglars often look to the biggest opening in the house when planning a home invasion: namely, your garage door. Make sure yours won’t let you down with a few security precautions.  BeFunky_garagedoor.jpg

l  Unplug the garage door … Read the rest


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