A History Of The Fire Hose

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The most used item in fighting fires is the firehose. Many people incorrectly assume that fire hoses are all the same, but that just isn't true. There are many different types and styles that are used for different purposes or kinds of fires. To understand the different styles, you must first understand where the fire hose started and how far it has come in the last century. Humble Beginnings While it is believed that the first types of fire hoses were made of ox gut in ancient Greece, the credit for first fire hose goes to Nicholas and Jan van der Heiden in 1672.

23 May 2015

Tips On Protecting Packages From Theft

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With online shopping becoming increasingly more popular among many consumers, homeowners may feel compelled to put some added effort into keeping packages delivered to their home safe from thieves.  Packages left on your doorstep are temporarily vulnerable to theft unless you take some security precautions. Consider the following suggestions: Pay attention to tracking numbers- If a package seems to be missing and you have the tracking number, you can usually verify whether or not it was delivered to your home.

5 April 2015

How To Maximize The Effectiveness Of Your Home Security Camera System

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Over two million burglaries occur each year in the U.S. If you are concerned about the security of your home, installing a video surveillance system can help bring you some peace of mind. When you are ready to install cameras on your property, the following tips can help you maximize the effectiveness of your new security system. Use Several Cameras and Make Them Visible When you install security cameras to record activity on your property, you want to make sure that all entryways, including windows, are captured on video.

30 March 2015

4 Myths Behind Fire Sprinkler Alarm Systems

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Fire sprinkler systems have been used for years as a way to help control fires before the fire department arrived to thoroughly put them out. However, many homeowners still aren't sure whether or not fire alarm sprinkler systems are the most effective way to control fires. Here are four myths that surround fire sprinkler alarm systems to be aware of: Sprinkler Systems Cause More Expensive Damages Than Fire: One myth surrounding fire alarm sprinkler systems is the belief that should they be set off, they are going to cause more expensive damages than letting the fire continue while waiting for the fire department to arrive.

27 March 2015

2 Easy Ways To Increase Retail Employee Awareness About Security

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Security is something that many retail employees don't focus on. They will be more focused on their day-to-day tasks, such as keeping the store clean, assisting customers, and making sure that there is enough stock out on the floor. This can be problematic because retail employees are often those who come closest to shoplifters and other security threats. In order to keep your store safe from security issues and theft, you need to make sure that your employees are aware of security in ways that are directly meaningful to their work.

27 March 2015