#GiveUsYourWorstBuilding Safe Lobby Challenge

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You’re at dinner and the topic of discussion is a break-in that happened last week. Your friends are discussing general crime issues that this incident brings up, but for you it’s a little more personal. The burglarized building is a block away from the apartments you own and it’s the second one this month. The topic of unsafe neighborhoods literally hits close to home and close to your wallet. If things don’t get better your tenants might decide to move out. 

What can be done?

American Security has your back with Safe Lobby. 

Our team of professional experts will visit your site to figure out how best to keep your residents safe and give you peace of mind. Do people often loiter in your lobbies? Do you feel that the neighborhoods around your properties are unsafe? We take all your worries into account and provide flexible solutions to fit your site. 

Our company offers 24/7 CCTV cameras, burglar alarms, door open notifications, special key card access and more. Not only will we install any necessary equipment, American security will also educate you on how they work. 

What sets us apart from other security companies? 

American Security contracts with a 24/7/365 Central Station that is both UL listed and New York City Fire Department approved. In the event that a break in or fire happens we’re on it for you. Help is on the way! 

Our services  aren’t a one and done deal. To give you peace of mind and ensure maximum efficiency, American Security will maintain open communication with you. We’ll re calibrate your security systems and follow up with your evolving needs. When tenants notice that regular upgrades are being done, they safe and appreciated. Think of us as a friendly neighbor, watching over you, if the job isn’t perfect then we’re not done. 

A month later you’re having friends over and they’re discussing a string of crimes that have happened in the last week. This time you’re completely at ease because you know your properties are  protected. You’re usually the nervous one in the group and your friends notice how relaxed you are. When asked about this you tell your friends about American Security and all they have done to keep your residents and properties safe.  

#GiveUsYourWorstBuilding 

Let us demonstrate how we can turn around the most challenging environments. 

Visit our website at www.americansecurity.com or contact us to learn more about our solutions today.

Summer Fire Safety

Summer is an exciting time of year. Hopefully, you’ve been getting out of  the city quite a bit and enjoying the great outdoors! While traveling, as well as when home, there are many precautions one must take to To ensure your safety, we’ve compiled a list of the do’s and don’ts for your travels, as well as some building safety tips! 

Here are a few fire safety precautions you should take this summer: 

  • Leave fireworks to the professionals. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public event. Every year, 9,300 people are injured, and 16,000 fires are started from fireworks. Keep a close eye on your children and pets at events where fireworks are used. 
  • Keep your grill clean by removing any grease build-up. 19% of grill fires were caused by build-up, and 17% were due to something being too close to the grill. Remember to keep grills at least 10 feet away from your home and never under low hanging tree branches or plants.
  • When camping, make sure campfires are permitted before setting one up. Build your campfire 25 feet away from your tent, shrubs, or trees. Clear away any dry vegetation, and surround your fire pit with rocks. Always make sure the fire is completely out before sleeping or leaving the campsite by pouring water or covering it with dirt.
  • Keep all windows and exits accessible. If having a summer get together indoors, the key to safety is keeping all windows and exits clear. It’s also very important to have a fire alarm system on every level of your home.

Our staff of design engineers and fire consultants are experienced in all types of fire safety systems. When it comes to life safety, there is no margin for error. That’s why our customers have been relying on American Security to protect their homes, businesses, and facilities since 1979. We have been installing monitoring and maintaining security, fire and interactive video systems throughout the tristate area and specialize in commercial and multi-family housing applications. Visit our website at www.americansecurity.com or contact us to learn more about our solutions today.