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How to Help During Covid-19

April 30th, 2020

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, most of us who are non-essential workers have been stuck at home. While it might seem boring, it’s actually hugely helpful in preventing many more deaths due to the coronavirus. It just doesn’t feel all that helpful when you’re stuck at home. Additionally, being stuck at home can be a great source of anxiety. Not only are you stuck at home, but you’ve likely got more time on your hands to think about all the uncertainty that is currently our new normal. Offering a helping hand during stressful times is a great way to combat both boredom and anxiety.... Read More

Abiding the Safer At Home Order

April 14th, 2020

In order for everyone to stay Safer at Home, as declared by Mayor Lenny Curry, we should all be remaining in our homes unless we need to leave them for essentials. Essentials include getting groceries, going to the bank, getting gas, picking up prescriptions. Of course we can also go outside for exercise and fresh air as long as we practice self-distancing. Most commercial and retail businesses have been closed during the Safer at Home order, except for those deemed essential. Essential Businesses include: Health care workers Law enforcement Grocery stores Pharmacies Restaurants – as long... Read More

Benefits of Online Neighborhood Groups

February 28th, 2020

Are you a member of your neighborhood Facebook page? Have you installed the Nextdoor app on your phone? While both of these sites/apps can be sources of frustration filled with passive/aggressive posts, studies show the benefits of these groups outweigh the negative. Additionally, being part of your neighborhood online group helps keep your community safer. Benefits of Online Neighborhood Groups Connection – If you’re new to the area these online communities are a great way to meet the neighbors. Welcome Wagons are a thing of the past, unless you make a concerted effort to meet your... Read More

Don’t Get Scammed this Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! Protect yourself this Valentine’s Day by avoiding these romance scams that are popping up all over the internet. Each day it seems like there is a new app for finding love, and with each new app someone finds a way to exploit the people who use it. Don’t fall victim to these ruthless people. How can you tell you’re being scammed? Each year thousands of people fall victim to romance scammers. They start out looking to find love and end up with a broken heart and empty bank account. Don’t be their next victim. If it sounds too good to be true it... Read More

January is Radon Awareness Month

January 14th, 2020

At EBS Security we’re all about safety, and one of the ways to keep people safe is to make sure their homes and work environments are tested for radon. January is Radon Awareness Month, a great time to find out your radon levels. Did you know that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year? In Florida one in five homes tests positive for elevated radon levels. Radon can be found in all types of buildings – single family homes, townhouses, schools, office buildings, hi rises, and strip malls – radon can be found anywhere. It doesn’t matter how... Read More

Holiday Safety Tips

November 12th, 2019
Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are fast approaching and that means crime rates go up. This time of year there are more incidents of robbery and personal larceny. These crimes are usually a crime of opportunity – packages are stolen from front doors shortly after being delivered, purses are stolen out of unlocked cars – the good news is these types of crimes aren’t usually violent and they can be prevented. Holiday Safety Tips Lock Your Car Everyone is shopping this time of year. Many of us go from store to store filling our vehicles with gifts. It’s very easy to forget to lock the car when... Read More

Halloween Safety Tips

October 11th, 2019

At EBS Security of Jacksonville, FL we take security very seriously. From office security to event and personal security – we’ve got you covered. Whether you need an armed guard for your business or just want a show of force at an event, we’re here to help keep you safe and secure. Halloween is upon us, you may have seen ghosts and goblins showing up around town – that means it won’t be long before Trick or Treaters are out on the town. Now is a great time to review these Halloween Safety Tips. For Trick or Treaters Bring a Flashlight – Even though street lights... Read More

Do These Things So Your Car Doesn’t Get Stolen

July 12th, 2019

While auto theft has increase over the last couple of years, it still remains below the 1991 level when it peaked. That said, car thieves are always devising new ways to steal your vehicle. Don’t be the next victim of auto theft, do these things so your car doesn’t get stolen. Take Keys with You – This might seem really obvious, but there were 229,339 vehicle thefts with keys or fobs left in the vehicles between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018. Thats 229,339 auto thefts that didn’t have to happen, and shouldn’t have happened. Keep Owner’s Manual in the... Read More

Summertime Safety in Jacksonville, FL

May 15th, 2019

As security providers in Jacksonville, FL we know this city has its problems. It’s no secret that Jacksonville, FL has a higher crime rate than most other cities in Florida. While it has gotten better in the past few years, and no longer holds the title for highest crime rate, it is still not the safest place to be. The crime rate in Jacksonville is comparable to other cities in the US that are the same size, though it still has a higher rate of violent crime and property crime. It’s fantastic that our crime rate is going down, but it’s just as important to practice skills that... Read More

Do You Have A Plan?

April 12th, 2019

Emergency preparedness is something we all know we need, and yet most people put off until disaster strikes and then it’s too late. Hurricane season will soon be upon us so now is an excellent time to create a plan, and share it with your family. Emergency Plan Creating an emergency plan is fairly simple – you don’t need to have a bunker in the woods with years worth of food, but you do need to know what to do in a variety of emergencies. Being prepared reduces anxiety and fear in the face of danger, and that can be lifesaver. Whether you’re creating a plan for a local... Read More