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04/11/11

Permalink 08:15:20 pm, by advproinc, 185 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Welcome, Life Safety Information, Other Resources

Burglars Increasingly Targeting Unlocked Homes

Springtime is here which means a perfect time to leave front doors and windows open to enjoy the sunny days, freshly cut grass and the smell of freshly blooming flowers. Unfortunately burglars see Springtime as the perfect opportunity to break into your home to steal jewelry, electronics and other valuable belongings. According to The Columbian, there has been an increase in residential burglaries over the last few weeks between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm. The Vancouver Police report that burglars are taking advantage of the families who leave windows open and doors unlocked in attempt to cool down their homes during the day.

 

Here at Advantage Protection, Inc. we want you to enjoy the beautiful weather; however remember there are people out there just waiting for you to leave a window or door unlocked while you’re away at work or while you run to the grocery store. If you have any questions or are interested in additional security measures for your homes, we are here to assist you 24/7.

 

Click on the following link for more details on the recent residential burglaries:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/apr/05/city-burglaries-on-the-rise-police-say/

04/06/11

Permalink 02:43:34 pm, by advproinc, 82 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Life Safety Information, Other Resources

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

We frequently hear about burglaries and fires that end in tragedy, however Carbon Monoxide  poisoning is also a very serious thing. Effective April 1, 2011, new Oregon homes and rentals that contain sources of CO2 are required to have Carbon Monoxide Detectors installed in them. With approximately 2,100 fatalities and 10,000 injuries each year, this new law was passed to reduce the number of deaths and poisonings.

Please click on the following link from Gazettetimes.com to read more about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide and what you can do to protect your family:

http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/article_8d46c2cc-56aa-11e0-869d-001cc4c03286.html

03/29/11

Permalink 06:31:41 pm, by advproinc, 103 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Welcome, Life Safety Information, Other Resources

The Columbian: Oregon Woman Dies in House Fire

 We’ve posted many articles on fire safety over the last few months in order to bring attention and awareness to the dangers of household fires. We’ve talked about things you can do to prevent fires, the importance of having monitored smoke detectors in the event a fire takes place and posted some articles of people who lost pets and/or other valuables to house fires. Unfortunately this next article from The Columbian is about a woman who lost her life to a house fire Monday morning around 2:00am.

 

 

Please click on the following link to read the article from The Columbian:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/mar/28/oregon-woman-dies-in-house-fire/

03/22/11

Permalink 11:40:33 am, by advproinc, 264 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Welcome, Life Safety Information, Other Resources

Non-Monitored Smoke Detectors: Who is protecting your home when you're not there?

Over the weekend I had a very strange and scary thing happen to me. About 2 a.m. my hard wired smoke detectors in my house started to sound. This wasn’t like a battery dying, beeping… but an actual series of alarms and because they are hardwired, they sounded in every room of the house. This woke me up out of a dead sleep. Then I thought…oh my gosh; what do I do?

Would you know what to do? Do you and/or your family have an emergency plan for fire evacuation? I frantically ran around the house looking and smelling for smoke, to which thank goodness, I found none. It was then that my second, and just as important, fear ran through my head. What if I wasn’t home? Would I rely on my neighbors to call the fire department? At least if I was home I could grab what was most important to me…but what if I am not there?

We have covered this in our blog more than once. A MONITORED smoke detector, in my opinion, will be the most important piece you can add to any security panel. What this gives you is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week safety of knowing that someone is watching your home…and if there was a fire, someone calling the fire department on your behalf. This is important. How will you protect your belongings, your home, and your family if there was a fire while you were there? What about if you weren’t?

Links provided below for fire evacuation plans, monitored smoke detectors provided by us!

http://www.ehow.com/how_4504746_home-fire-evacuation-plan.html

03/09/11

Permalink 01:20:02 pm, by advproinc, 843 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Welcome, Life Safety Information, Other Resources

MUST READ: Increase in Abductions of Women

The following article has been passed around the internet and original source is unknown. With that being said it is still important to refresh yourself and your loved ones on what should be done in an emergency situation. It never hurts to be careful.

 

1. A tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

 

2. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you. Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!  


3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.


4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc. and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.) DON'T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

If someone
is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF. Repeat:
DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your air bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.


5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
        A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor,
and in the back seat.

        B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door.    Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
        C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)


6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!


7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig -zag pattern!


8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

 

9. Crying Baby Theory: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night. The “Crying Baby Theory” was mentioned on America's Most Wanted when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.   


10. Water scam! If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one's life. Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!

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