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THUNDERSTORMS + LIGHTNING + POWER OUTAGE = FALSE ALARM? THE ANSWER IS NO!

THUNDERSTORMS, LIGHTNING & POWER OUTAGES DO NOT EQUAL FALSE ALARMS.

Consider the following: •

Power surges & lightning strikes should not cause false alarms!

False alarms caused by lightning strikes are controllable through the proper grounding of alarm systems and the use of power AND phone line surge suppressors.

Use of surge suppressors greatly reduces false alarms by redirecting and dissipating electrical current to the ground.

Power outages or interruption of power should not cause false alarms!

If you’re having false alarms during thunderstorms, contact our service department & follow these simple steps: •

Repair loose fitting doors and windows.

Ensure that all alarm contacts are firmly in place.

Use surge protectors/suppressors on both the alarm system and the phone line sending the

alarm signal to the monitoring center. •

Ensure that the battery back-up protection is in good working order, is fully charged and will hold that charge for a minimum of four hours.

Ensure that your alarm system is properly grounded.

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ARE YOU PAYING FOR A LAND LINE JUST TO MONITOR YOUR HOME SECURITY SYSTEM? Now with GSM, a home phone line is unnecessary. Cancel your home phone and save money each month by switching to GSM wireless monitoring! GSM vs. Traditional Land line?? What is GSM? GSM stands for global system for mobile communication. Approximately 80% of the world uses GSM technology when placing wireless calls. One misconception when using GSM to monitor home security is that the security system company will use the homeowner’s personal cell phone. This is not the case as the GSM is a separate piece of equipment connected to your alarm system. If you choose to keep your land line please remember, cut phone lines can occur accidentally during construction or maintenance by the phone company, weather can be a factor, or lines can be intentionally cut by a thief trying to break into your home. With GSM, your home stays secure and the system is still able to call the Central Monitoring Station. In the long run, you will save more money and be better protected by using GSM instead of a traditional land line. For more information on GSM, give us a call today at 325-658-8375.

Speaking of Wireless: The Wireless Key Fob is another great addition to your home security system. This device allows you to arm and disarm your system from almost any room in your home - or from up to 50 feet away - meaning you'll always be in control of your family's safety and security.

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The Technology People.... They don’t call us that for nothin’! Ener-Tel will soon be offering CloudVIEW, a secure online video hosting service to our residential and commercial customers. With CloudVIEW, Ener-Tel provides continuous cloudbased video recording, which can then be accessed from our secure network - anywhere, at anytime with a standard Internet browser. In addition to online browsing, you will also be able to access video using the CloudVIEW by Ener-Tel app available from the Apple iTunes Store. What else can you expect from CloudVIEW by EnerTel? Event notifications driven by video motion detection or by external sensors. Also, users can create scheduled notifications to ensure real-time monitoring.

DON’T FORGET TO RENEW!

THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator. 2. Thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier. 3. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it. 4. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t install the alarm control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy. 5. A good security company alarms the window over the sink and the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom - and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too. 6. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door - understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather. 7. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)

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Did you know.....? Ener-Tel has 25 freeWAVE hotspot locations in San Angelo! Wait...what is freeWAVE you ask? freeWAVE Wi-Fi is a network of public Internet hotspots located in places you love to visit all across San Angelo. With locations such as Sunset Mall, Texas Bank Sports Complex and Unidad Park, you can always stay connected with your laptop, notebook or smart phone. But really, how can we keep freeWAVE free to our users? Well, that’s where you come in! freeWAVE is funded through advertisers like you. Advertising to the thousands of freeWAVE users is kind of a no-brainer. You know, you’ve seen it before...people of all ages, glued to their smart phones or notebooks! Although it can be a bit annoying at times, you can bet your message will be seen. If you’re tired of the old, costly ways of advertising, give us a call today!

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As a service to our customers, Ener-Tel provides a false alarm newsletter to reduce and prevent false alarms. This newsletter also updates y...