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HAVING FUN and SAVING MONEY

This spring are you interested in having fun and saving money at the same time?

Today there are home improvements that save you money, give you peace of mind and make you smile.

Enjoying the spring?  When you are out having fun, would you like peace of mind, knowing your home and pets are protected AND that you are saving money?  You CAN save money while protecting the ones you love, your home and your personal property.

Something revolutionary is happening with the new technologies available to protect your home or business.  More features and savings are becoming available every day.   Monitored fire and intrusion protection has historically provided saving money on Home Owners Insurance policies.   Now the opportunity for savings is even greater.

The latest alarm systems bring continuous savings by controlling heating and cooling of your home or business.   Z-wave programming and smart-phone technology are the keys.  Using these technologies through your alarm control maximizes savings on environmental cost control year round.  It’s easy and convenient.

Z-wave also allows for many useful home automation features, remotely view multiple cameras on multiple  smart phones PLUS thermostat control, right in your hand, 24 hours a day from anywhere in the World.  Even get a TEXT or email messages about almost any activity happening in or around your home.   All this while your home is actively protected with the highest quality fire and intrusion equipment.  Saving money this way is smart AND fun.  Laugh all the way to the bank!

Concerned about your pets or if the children are home from school on time? . . . now checking is easier and more secure than ever.   Access information and video immediately from your smart phone.  Big BONUS, save energy dollars everyday.

Need more information . . . let us help you Feel Safe Again.

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The Promise of Spring – 2017

Greetings from Southwest Washington where this winter has provided lots of opportunities to hibernate through snow and shorter days.

Spring is almost upon us – a time to clean-up and repair after winter storms and spruce up for the coming warmer months.

In past postings, I have encouraged situational awareness – mostly for protecting homes and businesses from the devastation of unreported fire. Sadly, the Lewis County Area has experienced a number of serious fires in recent weeks . . . none more difficult than where 3 lives were lost . . . another, with injuries, required transport to a trauma center and other homes uninhabitable and a business fire. The operative question is could these have had a different outcome with monitored smoke alarms?

As our thoughts turn to spring, let’s make our homes and businesses less likely to suffer loss from fires. While focusing on situational awareness, let’s also be looking at making our homes and businesses less likely to be victims of intrusion or vandalism. Retired Lewis County Sheriff, Bill Logan, says, “property crime is a crime of opportunity”.

As you dig into spring cleaning chores, are your buildings free of debris or things that provide hiding places for someone looking for unlawful access?

Whether for fire mitigation or deterring the “bad guys” – keep yards picked up – facilities that look well attended help deter intrusion.

If you are going to be gone, make sure mail or newspapers aren’t piling up announcing your absence.

Do you network with your neighbors? Knowing and working with your neighbors not only encourages the sense of community but helps us all work together when there is a crisis. An advantage of a monitored alarm system for fire and/or intrusion is the communication network that is part of the service. After dispatching the Fire Department or Police, Central Station Operators call your Emergency Contact List “automatically” and without fail. Most cities or counties offer assistance in setting up Neighborhood Watch Programs that include prominent street signs and help with organizational meetings.

Home security/fire systems are no longer just “alarm systems” – there are many added conveniences available. Control your thermostat, or your door locks or garage/shop doors from your smart phone or computer. Very popular features today are Security System Cameras that allow “looking” inside your home or yard. Dogs and cats are members of the family too. Seeing that they are safe, especially in an emergency is a very effective benefit from growing technology. For business, controlling access and having environmental controls can save precious capital dollars. When isn’t it a good idea to save money?

There is no a way to put a price on “Peace of Mind” . . . Whether in your home or business, there are threats. Working as individuals, business and communities we can be situational aware and take action before we become victims.

We look forward to serving our communities in Southwest Washington State. Our business is based on helping homeowners and businesses lower risk and enhance peace of mind.

We appreciate the referrals, here, on our site from those we serve . . . we are humbled and grateful to try and not only meet but exceed their expectations. We are richly blessed by the trust our clients place in our equipment, monitoring and service.

Thank you for your time – comments and ideas welcome – until next time

Fire Awareness

When we met a few weeks ago, in my first blog posting, I shared that one of the focuses of our business is providing people situational awareness – whether in their homes or business.

 

As we experience the winter months the potential for fire while combating the cold, at your home or business, is increased.

When was the last time you really looked at where you live or work for fire hazards?? . . . we often get so used to our day to day circumstances that we accept, without thinking, the oily rags on the garage floor – or the stack of newspapers in the laundry room or the cardboard, in the shop, waiting for the recycler.

 

Starting points for home and business fire prevention awareness:

 

*Know how to contact your local fire department

*Replace frayed cords and do not place wires under rugs

*Install ground fault circuit interrupter outlets especially near sources of water

*Never leave candles unattended    *   Keep fireplaces/chimneys clean and cover with a screen

*Keep space heaters out of walking paths and away from combustibles

*Unplug appliances when not in use  *  Never leave the stove or oven unattended

*Have a fire exit plan with at least two escape options, a place to meet safely outside, and practice.

*Have and maintain smoke sensors in all areas of the building  * Have and maintain carbon monoxide sensors

 

In your area of influence  or home or work . . . find all the things you can do to eliminate fire risks . . . it will be a blessing not only to you family and friends but those you don’t yet know.

Remember, that a monitored alarm system with smoke sensors will minimize injury and property loss by bringing the Fire department, at the earliest possible time, in the event of smoke and fire.

 

Do you have ideas to share? . . . your input might be a key in preventing a fire – it will be one less family that faces heartache and tragedy.

The Joy of Service

Hi . . . I am Pat Kunkel.

 

Welcome to our new site . . . we are looking to exceed our customers’ expectations each and every day.

I have been with Access Security since the start . . . what a privilege to meet so many people and be of service!   My contribution, in the business, is administration and customer advocacy.

Sadly, we meet lots of people after they have had a fire or burglary  and always wish we could have been of service before a member of our community had a loss

We employ many technologies to enhance the situational awareness of those we serve throughout Southwest Washington.  We know that each situation needs its own solution.  We customize service and equipment for each patron we serve.

Our goal is to serve each customer with personal service specific to their needs.    I look forward to sharing ideas and tips I have learned over time.  They will focus on the old adage “of an ounce of prevention”

Appreciate the time you invested with me today!