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Halloween Safety Tips

October 25th, 2017

Halloween is one of the best events of the year for children but it can be dangerous if children aren’t cautious. Teach your kids these Halloween safety tips before they head out to trick or treat this year. Halloween Safety Tips Go in Groups – Don’t let your older child go trick or treating by himself. Make sure they go in groups and that they keep track of each other. For younger children an adult or two should be leading the group. Plan a Route – Map out the area where your kids will be trick or treating and make sure to stay on it. Little kids should stay close to home... Read More

What to do Before you Go on Vacation

July 30th, 2017

Summer is in full swing and odds are you’ll be going on vacation soon. Follow these tips on what to do before you go on vacation to have a stress free vacation and a stress free return. Shut off Water Main – Before you leave for your week at the beach or that camping trip, turn off the water main in your home. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than having a neighbor call to tell you you’ve sprung a leak, or worse to come home to a home filled with water. Don’t risk it, turn off the water before you leave on vacation. Stop Mail and Newspapers – Don’t let burglars... Read More

Beware of the Blue Whale Challenge

July 20th, 2017

You may have heard of the Blue Whale Challenge, a “game” that kids are playing online that entices them to do increasingly dangerous tasks with the ultimate goal of causing a suicide. It’s a horrific game that started out in Russia and has made it’s way to the US recently. If you’re a parent of a young child, tween or teen you’ll want to learn all you can about this game so you can recognize it before it has progressed to dangerous levels. What is the Blue Whale Challenge? The Blue Whale Challenge was created by Phillip Budeikin who is a 21 year old Russian.... Read More

Summertime Safety

June 30th, 2017

Now that summer is here, it’s important to follow some basic summertime safety tips to ensure everyone stays safe and has a great time. Whether in the water, at the beach, watching fireworks or just running errands on a hot day, there are many things you can do to ensure you, your kids and the elderly stay safe this summer. Summertime Safety Use Sunscreen – Skin cancers are on the rise, if you’re going to spend any time in the sun be sure to slather on the sunscreen. It only takes about 15 minutes to get a burn so wear it every time you spend time outdoors. Make sure the kids... Read More

Self Defense Classes in Jacksonville Florida

May 17th, 2017

At EBS Security we take security very seriously. We offer armed and unarmed security officers for your events, and we offer body guard services. Which is great help for people who need those kinds of services. But what about self defense? We don’t teach it, but we do encourage everyone to do all they can to be their own defenders. Taking a self defense course or two is a great way to build confidence, it’s provides a wonderful workout, and you acquire the peace of mind in knowing you can fend for yourself if it every becomes necessary. The following is a list of self defense classes... Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Crime

April 30th, 2017

Last time we talked about protecting your home from a home invasion, this week we’re going to give you some tips for protecting yourself when you’re away from home. In Jacksonville, crimes such as robberies, auto theft, arson and burglaries are in a slight downward trend, murders and rapes are on the increase. It’s important to know how to protect yourself from these sorts of crimes. How to Protect Yourself from Crime Lock it up – When leaving home lock your home and garage so that you aren’t surprised when you return. Lock your car – Be sure to lock your car... Read More

How To Protect Yourself from a Home Invasion

April 19th, 2017

Nothing is worse than having your home broken into. According to an FBI crime report the odds of your home being burglarized are one in 36. According to that study the average loss is $2200 per break-in. No one wants to be part of that statistic, and the good news is there are plenty of things you can do to prevent a home invasion or home burglary. How to Protect Yourself from a Home Invasion Own a Gun – If you want to protect yourself one of the best ways is to become a licensed gun owner. Of course it will only help you if you are trained to use the weapon so be sure to take the necessary... Read More

Spring Security Tips

February 28th, 2017

Spring is just around the corner and there are many things you can do to spruce up your property for better security. Whether it’s installing motion detecting lights or simply keeping your yard neat and trimmed, there’s always a way to make your home and property more secure.  These DIY tips can be completed in a weekend or less and are generally pretty cost effective. Spring Security Tips Lawn and Garden – Keep your lawn mowed and your gardens weeded. A well tended garden and lawn says to potential robbers that there is someone home. If you go on vacation be sure to have someone... Read More

Which is Better a Dog or Security System?

February 21st, 2017

Whether you live in a house, a townhouse, an apartment or condo, you want to keep your home and belongings safe. In this digital age, when security systems are being offered from the phone company, cable company and companies that specialize in home monitoring, you might find yourself overwhelmed about the best choice for your situation. If you’re like many homeowners or apartment dwellers, you might just decide it’s easier to get a dog for protection. There are a lot of reasons to get a dog, some of which have to do with protection. The question is, which will protect your home and... Read More

Is a Smart Home a Secure Home?

January 12th, 2017

These days just about everything is connected to the internet. But, are smart homes secure homes? That’s a really good question. This holiday season the big items that were on everyone’s list were the smart speakers by Google and Amazon. Simply plug it in and connect to your wifi and now you have access to your books, music, the internet, movies and anything else you associate with those accounts. Add smart devices like a Nest thermostat, outlets, lights, and now home security systems like Vivint. Using Amazon Echo, homeowners can control the following smart home experiences using... Read More