2014 started full of promise, many in our region were anticipating the big celebrations associated with the cities 250th birthday. All went as planned until August when police officer Darren Wilson had an altercation with teenager Michael Brown in the tiny suburb of Ferguson. Brown died after being shot by the officer who was later acquitted by the St. Louis County grand jury.
To put it bluntly-all heck broke loose-as members of the African-American community were joined by others who felt not only was this decision unjust, but that African-Americans were often unfairly targeted by the police. Protests spread throughout St. Louis and to other parts of the country.
Some protests were peaceful with participants holding signs and chanting to express their anger. Other protests became violent and included looting, destruction of property and setting fire to buildings. We’ve just rolled into 2015 and the protests continue.
It’s not surprising that this is causing many to rethink needing a home security system. While the St. Louis area has the crime rate you’d expect in a city that is home to millions, when have we ever seen police in riot gear defending communities against looting and arson? We’re betting your answer is never.
PASS Security has been a leader in the home (and business) security industry in the St. Louis Area for more than 40 years. We can customize, install, service and maintain a security and fire system that uses the most up to date technologies to protect your family. This is not a one size fits all product; the system will be designed to fit your home and lifestyle. Your property will be monitored 24/7 by trained personnel who know what actions to take in case of an emergency.
In addition we can offer tips and help your family develop an emergency preparedness plan. Often the ideas are simple, but you don’t think of them because you don’t deal with home security each day, that’s our job.
Home Security Tips to Consider:
- Removing door flyers right way so burglars don’t assume there isn’t anyone at home.
- Cutting bushes close to your windows short. Don’t give an intruder a place to hide.
- Not leaving left-over electronics or appliance boxes in the open for a trash pick-up. This tells an intruder that you have expensive things in your home.
These are just a few simple tips. To discuss your family’s needs contact us.