Bertsch-Oceanview Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Bertsch-Oceanview after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 464-4191.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Bertsch-Oceanview. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us.

Company Picnic 2018

Advanced Security Systems celebrated the 2018 Company Picnic with a barbecue at the Timber Heritage Society in Samoa, Calif. We enjoyed great music, speeder car rides, great railroad history, and, of course, great friends! Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great picnic!

Willits Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Willits, Calif., after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Willits, call the Willits Police Department at (707) 459-6122.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Willits. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-544-9200.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us/geo-landing/willits-ca-home-security-company.html

Westport Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Westport, Calif., after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Westport, call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 463-4086.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Westport. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-544-9200.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us/geo-landing/westport-ca-home-security-company.html

EasyCall + Home Security = Total Protection

Check out the story of Nancy Delano, 80, a retired nurse who decided to get serious about her safety. A long-time medical professional, she knew how quickly emergencies can happen.

Nancy paired a medical alert system with a home security system and got great results. Not only does she have 24/7 access to emergency help at the press of a button, she’s giving her family peace of mind with:

  • Motion detectors in the home so her son knows if she’s up and active
  • Remote controlled door locks in case she forgets to lock the door
  • Reminders from her smartphone to take her medication on a regular schedule

Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, calls this approach “monitored independence,” and it can make it possible for seniors to stay in their homes and keep their independence.

EasyCall and Advanced Security Systems are your partners in keeping the seniors in your life safe and secure. Call today to learn how you can have the peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are taken care of when they need it most.

Sustained Growth Brings Advanced Security ‘Platinum Status’

Only 10 Percent of Dealers Awarded Honeywell’s Platinum Level

Building on continued business growth, Advanced Security Systems has secured “Platinum Dealer” status with international security alarm systems manufacturer Honeywell. Platinum dealers are security providers that have shown impressive business growth and a commitment to ongoing training and industry leadership.

Less than 10 percent of Honeywell’s dealers nationwide achieve Platinum status.

Achieving platinum status requires 10 percent growth in the amount of Honeywell intrusion, video and access control products purchased in a year. “Attaining Platinum status three years in a row is a big honor. It reflects Advanced Security System’s commitment to strong business practices. Having a growing security company like that is a major benefit to the community,” says Jared Gleason, Honeywell Security and Fire Business Development Manager.

Founded in 1971, Advanced Security has achieved Platinum dealer status since joining the Honeywell authorized dealer program in 2016. Advanced Security offers Honeywell products throughout northern California, and is among the region’s few operators of locally-owned monitoring centers.

Based in Huntington, New York, Honeywell is a leading global manufacturer of security and automation solutions for residential and commercial applications.

For more information, visit www.advancedsecurity.us.

Wanhala Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Wanhala, Calif., after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Wanhala, call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 463-4086.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Wanhala. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-544-9200.

Learn more at advancedsecurity.com/wanhala.

[EasyCall] Can Kitty Litter Prevent Falls?

Can Kitty Litter Prevent Falls?

This weekend forecasters are calling for cold conditions with snow levels dropping to as low as 1000 feet and hail expected along the coast. This means the risk of slipping and falling on icy patches will increase until the weather warms. So it’s extra important right now to think about ways to prevent falls. What can we do?

According to Mindy Renfro, chair of the American Physical Therapy Association, you should carry around some kitty litter.

You mean the stuff that cats to potty in? Yep, it’s absorbent, affordable, and–important for preventing falls–gritty.

Mindy writes at the National Council on Aging, “encourage older adults to carry a zip-top bag filled with a lightweight kitty litter in their pocket to cast out ahead of themselves on slick surfaces.”

Mindy also recommends a few products that help older adults prevent falls and get help in the event they do slip.

  • Fall alarm systems, like EasyCall, that are motion triggered without hitting a button
  • Higher toilets in the home
  • Replace multifocal glasses with single vision eyeglass lenses
  • Grab bars in the bathroom and next to outside steps or inside thresholds
  • Install firm stair railings on both sides of stairways and set automatic lights over stairways and by outside entrances
  • Cover the entryway to the home and provide a table to set down bags while finding keys
  • Shorter days mean more time in the dark–give tiny flashlights to attach to keys, hats, and coat buttons

Take an Active Role in Preventive Health

There are many things you can do to improve your well-being and taking an active role in maintaining your health should be top on your list.

Good health is often a combination of good health principles that include healthy eating, exercise, and being social.

To live a healthy lifestyle and avoid some of the risks of aging, make sure you’re focusing on these four areas:

1. Live an Active Life

Staying active means being consistent. If you’re not one to visit a gym every day, make going on walks or bike rides a regular habit.

2. Eat Healthy Foods

Opt for nutrient-dense foods, like vegetables, healthy meats, and whole-grains. Avoid those salty and sweet processed foods when possible.

3. Stay Strong Mentally 

Research shows that including cognitive stimulation–learning new languages, taking classes, reading books–can slow cognitive decline.

4. Get Enough Sleep

Getting adequate sleep–7 to 8 hours for most but even up to 9 to 10 for some–is a major part of a healthy lifestyle. Lack of sleep can cause depression, irritability, increased fall risk, and even memory problems. Having a regular bedtime routine, a dark room and avoiding caffeine can help you get a restful night’s sleep.


Another way to stay healthy and maintain your independence is using a medical alert system from EasyCall. EasyCall can provide you with a custom plan to get you the help you need in the case of an emergency. It’s affordable and easy to use.