San Francisco Bay Area Violent and Property Crimes

2012 Bay Area Violent and Property Crime, sorted by violent and property crimes per 1,000 residents - All Guard Alarm

With the lovely climate, sweeping coastal vistas, proximity to wine country, and availability of high paying tech jobs, there are many benefits to living in the Bay Area. Unfortunately, there are some downsides too. According to the FBI, five of the ten most violent cities in California are located in the Bay Area and eight out of ten are located in Northern California. What can Bay Area residents do to protect themselves and their property? First, we’ll examine the different

Read More…

Spring Cleaning Safety


Springtime – the time of the year where the sun starts shining longer and brighter, but unfortunately also highlights the pesky specks of dust and dirt around your home. Before you pull out all the bottles, jars, and canisters of cleaning supplies from the cupboards, check that your rubber gloves are free from any holes and tears. If not, it might be time to replace them to avoid dry and cracked skin from hot water and various harsh cleaning agents.

Read More…

Protect Your Home and Valuables from Flooding and Water Damage


A devastating event such as indoor flooding is often due to just one faulty home appliance, and can bring thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. An unsuspected leak can also be a painful reminder that most homeowners’ insurance policies do not include flood damage. Being proactive can save a lot of headache – and money. Kitchen Look under the sink for any signs of leaks, and check behind and under the dishwasher and refrigerator for leaks or wet spots. Inspect

Read More…

Top 5 Causes of House Fires


1. Kitchen & Cooking Stats: 164,500 residential cooking fires occur each year, and account for 40-45% of all residential building fires. Cooking fires are the leading cause of residential building fires. Most fires happen when an oven or a stove is left unattended, people are distracted, or a pot or pan overheats – it only takes a few seconds for a fire to start. 2. Heating Equipment Stats: 50,100 heating fires occur each year, and 30% of heating fires occur

Read More…

Your Child – and School Safety

School safety tips from All-Guard Alarm Systems

You have regular fire and emergency drills at home, and taught your children to shout “Stranger Danger” if they are approached by someone they don’t know. However, protecting their children from acts of violence at school is the main cause of worry for most parents. Outside of the home, school is still the safest place for your child. Nevertheless, there are steps you can take to make your child’s school an ever safer place. Visitors Check with the school if

Read More…