Town & Country Times - The Town & Country Police Department reports on key ways to prevent a burglary in your home.   

Detective from Town & Country offers top 10 tips to help prevent you and your family from falling victim to a burglary.

Active House USA is an industry innovating sustainable home being built in Webster Groves, MO by Hibbs Homes & Verdatek Solutions. The first of it’s kind in North America, Active House USA takes an innovative approach to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and interaction with the surrounding environment.

St. Louis (KSDK) - If you've had someone come to your door trying to sell home alarm systems this summer, take note. More than 1,500 complaints have been filed against APX Alarm Security Solutions in the past 3 years. The Better Business Bureau is offering these tips if you're contacted by the company. •Be cautious of "free" alarm system offers •Insist on a written contract and read it carefully •Don't be pressured into making a quick decision •Ask questions •Check with the Better Business Bureau To learn more about the company and how it operates, watch the BBB's interview click here.

 

Vienna, VA – The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) is pleased to announce that American Burglary & Fire-Fenton, MO has renewed the prestigious “CSAA Five Diamond Certification.”

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, 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. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste ... And taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

As summertime draws to a close, so does the high season for door-to-door alarm system sales in the United States. Not soon to fade, however, is the indignation of many installing security contractors who say strong armed, deceptive sales tactics promoted by a few companies are increasingly harming the reputation of the entire industry.

In the early morning of December 26th, the peaceful sleep of the Jim Reh family in Wildwood, MO wouldn't continue through the night, but their lives would.  A lit candle in the dining room, forgotten from the holiday festivities the evening before, slowly burned down until the melted liquid of the candle and burning wick dropped on to the buffet.

 

In these challenging economic times, we face some unique security issues. Police have seen a dramatic increase in the theft of certain types of recyclable metals.