Owned and operated by the Post Family for over 50 years, we have become one of the largest, most respected full service security and fire companies in Southern California.

Prevent Home Fires with These Tips

Cooking fires are the most common cause of residential fire damage in the United States. In this video, house fire expert Carrie Miller gives homeowners a few pointers on how to go about their days without the usual level of risk. 

Carrie says that the problem can most often be attributed to the fact that homeowners often leave their cooking unattended. The safest thing to do is to set timers on all your appliances; these should be checked on regularly to ensure that everything is in order. It’s also a good idea to keep flammable materials away from the cooking area, as they could easily catch fire if they’re too close to the heat source. Washing machines and dryers are also known to account for quite a few of the fires that take place annually. Homeowners should consider installing fire alarms so they can stay alert when not using their appliances.

Post Alarm Systems specializes in home security, but has numerous options available for people looking to keep an eye out for fires in their homes. We design and install fire detection systems ideal for use in your household so that you can rest easy at all times. Call (800) 654-7678 or visit our website to have a closer look at our services.

Explore Our Online Security Management System

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Post Alarm Systems works to ensure that families in Orange and Los Angeles Counties have access to all the residential security solutions they could ever ask for. In order to enable absolute peace of mind, we offer Total Connect—a communications solution designed to eliminate those daily worries.

One of the biggest challenges to keeping homes secure has always been doing so at a distance. You can’t always be present to make sure nothing goes wrong, which is why Total Connect allows you to remotely control your security system and receive important information. You can use your cell phone, Internet connection or virtually any other wireless device to stay on top of things while you’re away from home. Total Connect users are given a virtual keyboard that can be accessed on any browser. Important alerts are sent directly via text message and email. The system is designed to notify the user whenever certain activities take place in various parts of the house. No matter how far away you are, this security solution allows you to keep your home safe.

Post Alarm Systems offers a slew of excellent security options for people living in California. In addition to Total Connect, we also have solutions available for business owners looking into commercial security. Don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 654-7678 or contact us online to learn more about our services. 

Beat Burglars with These Simple Steps

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With access to modern locks and alarm systems, today’s homeowners don’t have to worry as much about having their houses broken into. However, just because burglaries have been on the decline in recent years doesn’t mean the threat isn’t still there. When homes are invaded, it’s common for the perpetrator to escape without being caught. Furthermore, many thieves have ways of breaking in that don’t involve forced entry. Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep intruders off your property.

Keep Your Belongings Out of Sight
This, of course, won’t physically impede potential robbers from entering your home, but it is one of the best ways to discourage them from trying. Burglars tend to target houses that are clearly stocked with expensive goods. Leaving your windows open when you’re away from home is a good way to attract thieves. You should also get rid of any conspicuous packaging that might let others know you’ve recently made an expensive purchase.

Secure All the Entryways
Breaking into someone’s house is often as simple as finding a door or window they’ve forgotten to lock. Always lock up when you expect to be away from home for an extended period of time. Keep in mind, however, that some sliding doors and windows can be easily bypassed even if they’re locked. To protect these entryways, simply block the groove with an object such as a steel bar or plank of wood.

Upgrade Your Security System
It’s always a good idea to invest in a good alarm so you can stay alert at all times. Even if you have one already, it can be beneficial to examine the system for weaknesses and look into other prospects. It’s best to look at several companies that offer residential alarm systems so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal.

Post Alarm Systems has more than 50 years of experience with helping homeowners in Orange and Los Angeles Counties keep their houses safe from the threat of invasion. If you’d like to take the first step toward having a quality commercial or residential alarm system installed, we’d be happy to get you started. Call (800) 654-7678 or visit our website for more information.

Why You Should Choose Post Alarm Systems for Your Security Needs

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Feeling safe and secure is an underrated feeling—that is, until the unthinkable happens. To ensure that you are protected and that your security needs are taken care of, choose Post Alarm Systems, a family-owned and -operated security company of Southern California. Here’s why our alarm systems are superior to those of the competition.

Full-Service Offerings
Post Alarm Systems is a full-service security company, which means we install, service, and monitor your alarm system. Unlike other security companies, we never use subcontractors or third-party companies, so you don’t have to worry about your account being sold to another company after installation. Here at Post Alarm Systems, security is our primary business, so we offer custom alarm systems that are designed to meet your specific needs.

Quality Employees
At Post Alarm Systems, we take pride in the quality of our employees. We have a very rigorous hiring process that involves a drug test, pre-employment polygraph, and interview screening. We reject 90 percent of applicants because they were not able to pass the polygraph, or because of past drug use or theft. Of the employees we do hire, most of them stay for quite a long time—many of our employees have been with us for 15 years or more. Furthermore, all of our employees must register in California as an alarm company employee.

50 Years of Experience
Post Alarm Systems has over 50 years of experience in the business. We understand the importance of customer satisfaction, and are happy to offer free-of-charge repairs needed for any equipment due to an installation malfunction. In addition, you can call us 24/7 to speak with a security specialist—we never use an answering system.

If you need an alarm system, call Post Alarm Systems of Southern California at (800) 654-7678 for a custom consultation. Our systems protect your home from theft, fire, and more. You can also visit us online to learn more about the security packages we offer.

Teaching Your Kids about Fire Safety

Some kids are naturally intrigued by fire, while others will run away from it. No matter how your kids behave towards fire, it’s important to discuss with them the importance of fire safety, and what to do in the event of a fire. Watch the video for tips on teaching your kids about fire safety.

Fires can happen anywhere and at any time, so it’s important that your family has a plan of action. You should come up with two ways to exit each room in the house, such as leaving through a window or door. Buy a foldable ladder and be sure to practice using it. Plan to have the family meet outside the home at a certain location so that you’ll know if anyone is still inside during an emergency.

At Post Alarm Systems, we offer high-quality smoke and heat detectors that are centrally monitored. Head to our website to learn more about our advanced fire alarm systems, and call us at (800) 654-7678 for more information. 

A Closer Look at Our Medical Alert Systems

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Did you know that individuals who experience a medical problem and are helpless for more than 72 hours have a mortality rate of 67 percent, compared with a 12 percent mortality rate for individuals who are found within one hour? Fortunately, Post Alarm Systems of Southern California offers the most advanced medical alert system on the market. Covering up to 10,000 square feet, our medical alert system comes with a portable pendent that lets you speak and listen to a certified EMT from more than 600 feet away from the base station at home. There is no long-term contract with our medical alert systems. Instead, our devices are rented on a month-to-month basis, with coverage costing just over a dollar per day. Our operators can call your medical professional, family member, caregiver, or neighbor for you. Our medical alert systems have saved elderly people who experienced falls, heart attacks, strokes, and more.

To learn more about the medical alert systems that Post Alarm Systems offers, visit our website today. We have over 50 years of experience in the security business in Southern California. Call us at (800) 654-7678 for more information.

What To Do If Your Home Is Broken Into

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A home break-in is an incredibly stressful experience to go through. After a home break-in, it’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable in your own home. Fortunately, Post Alarm Systems can help you recover your peace of mind. Read on to learn about what to do if your home is broken into.

Call the Police
Contact the police as soon as you discover the break-in. While you wait for the authorities to arrive, stay in your car or wait at a neighbor’s house. Do not go into the house until the police arrive, because there is a chance that the burglar is still inside.

Contact Your Insurance Company
Be sure to report the break-in to your insurance company after filing a police report and within 24 hours of the break-in; otherwise, you may have trouble getting your insurance company to reimburse you for the value of the stolen objects. If you have pictures or receipts corresponding to the items that were stolen, you will need to submit those as well. 

Address Your Emotions
The emotional recovery process that comes after discovering a break-in or being inside the home during a break-in requires patience. It oftentimes helps to admit to yourself that you feel scared and unsafe. Acknowledging the uncomfortable emotions can be clarifying, and is the first step towards healing and reclaiming your sense of security. If you feel comfortable talking to friends and family, do so. Recognize that the process of recovery may take some time—you may even be confronted with flashbacks and setbacks long after the incident occurred. Taking a self-defense class and installing an alarm system can help you feel less vulnerable.

At Post Alarm Systems, a family-owned and -operated security company, we can install an alarm system that will help you regain your sense of security and comfort. With over 50 years of experience to offer, and a reputation for hiring top-notch employees, Post Alarm Systems is the company to contact for your security needs. Call us at (800) 654-7678 or visit us online for more information.

How To Protect Your Home From Break-Ins During the Holiday Season

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Enjoying the season of giving is what the winter holidays are all about. However, because thieves know that homes during the holidays are filled with gifts, it should also be a time of vigilance. Take these precautions to ensure that your home is protected from a holiday break-in this winter.

Lock Up
Always close and lock the doors and windows of your home if you’re leaving, even if just for a short trip. The garage door is also a popular entrance point for thieves, so keep it closed even when you’re home. Don’t forget to lock the door to the garage in the event that thieves gain access to the garage. Be sure to never leave a spare key outside the house—thieves know where to find them.

Always Make it Look Like Someone is Home
Add timers to the lights in your home and install motion-sensing lights outside. This will serve as excellent protection whether you are away from home for a brief period of time or out of town on vacation. If you leave town, have the mail and newspaper picked up by a neighbor or request to have it stopped. You may even want to hire a house sitter for extra protection.

Store Valuables in a Safe
Jewelry and other small objects of great value should be kept inside of a safe. If you don’t want to have a safe inside of the home, use your bank’s safety deposit box to keep items you don’t regularly need.

Invest in a Quality Home Security System
Nothing will deter a thief like a cutting-edge, professionally installed home security system. A high-quality system should include motion detection triggers, video surveillance, and central monitoring features.

At Post Alarm Systems, we offer security monitoring, security camera systems, and alarm systems for our residential and commercial customers in the Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Find out more about what we have to offer by calling us at (800) 654-7678 or visiting our website.

An Overview of the Fire Alarm Systems Available from Post Alarm Systems

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Winter holidays should be about enjoying time off from work and making precious memories with your family, friends, and loved ones. While you are enjoying these parts of the holiday season, you should still be aware of the realities of fire danger. Here at Post Alarm Systems, we offer monitored fire alarm systems that will protect your property and your family. In the kitchen, garage, attic, water heater closet, and other areas where a smoke detector is not recommended, we can install a heat detector for added protection. These fire protection systems are linked to our Central Monitoring Station, which can notify the fire department as soon as a fire is detected in your home.

In addition to keeping you, your family, and your home safe, our monitored fire protection systems may help earn you an added discount on your home insurance premiums. To learn more about the fire alarm systems Post Alarm Systems offers for home and business owners in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, call us at (800) 654-7678 or visit our website today.

Fire Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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The holidays are a time to enjoy family and take a relaxing break from work. They’re also a time to be vigilant about the increased chance of a household fire. Read through these fire safety tips and review them with your family so that everyone stays safe during the holiday season.

Be Aware of Candles
Candles are a hallmark of the winter holidays. As pretty as they are, however, candles are responsible for two out of every five home decoration fires. Never place a candle next to a flammable object such as holiday decorations, and always blow out lit candles when you are not in the room or when you go to bed.

Keep Decorations Away from Heat
Half of holiday decoration fires occur because the decorations are too close to a heat source. Shop for flame-resistant and flame-retardant decorations, and hang them far away from sources of heat such as the heating vent, fireplace, and lights.

Hang Lights Safely
To avoid a fire hazard, do not hang outdoor lights indoors, and vice versa. If you notice any loose bulb connections or a patch of cord that is worn or broken on your lights, replace them. Read the instructions provided with your lights to be sure that you aren’t stringing too many lights together. When hanging the lights, use clips rather than nails to avoid damaging the cords.

Test Smoke Alarms
You should test your smoke alarms several times throughout the holiday season by pressing the built-in test button. If the smoke alarm chirps, it means it is running on low batteries that need to be replaced immediately.

Sometimes, following all of the advised fire safety tips is not enough to protect you from a fire. At Post Alarm Systems, we offer advanced fire alarms that detect both heat and smoke and that alert us to call the local fire department on your behalf as soon as a fire is detected. To learn more about the fire protection systems we install for our customers in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, call us at (800) 654-7678 or visit us online.

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