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Buying a New Home? Protect Your Jewelry When You Are on the Move.

Published June 6, 2024

If you’re in the market for a new home, chances are you have a lot of exciting things on your mind – picking out paint colors, planning decor, and imagining yourself in your new space. But one thing you might not be thinking about is protecting your jewelry during the move. That’s where Kahle Appraisals […]

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Burglary gangs are literally planting cameras in Southern California yards to spy on residents, police say

Published May 29, 2024

Article from: Illinois Electronic Security Association www.iesa.net 5.24.24 – The Press Enterprise – By BRIAN ROKOS | brokos@scng.com  Burglary gangs are literally planting cameras in Southern California yards to spy on residents, police say. The burglars allegedly monitor movements of residents before deciding when to break in. Several puzzled residents have discovered the devices. A Temecula electrician was left […]

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ATTEMPT DEFEAT OF A MEDECO LOCK CYLINDER AND SUBSEQUENT BURGLARY!

Published April 15, 2024

Sunday I received a received phone call from a distraught business owner of a high end liquor & cigar shop. Upon discovering the burglary, he saw my company secured the Jewelry store next door and placed a phone call to Jade Alarm. I immediately responded to his store. Arriving, I was handed the Medeco lock […]

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Glendale police warn homeowners of new tool being used by burglars

Published April 9, 2024

3.20.24 – CBS News-KCALGlendale police are warning Southern California homeowners of a new tool being used by burglars that allows them to disable home security systems and gain entry into homes without detection. A statement issued by Glendale Police Department reports a notable rise in residential burglaries over recent months, leading them to established a […]

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PROTECTING THE FRONT DOOR LOCK WITH A PROTECTOR PLATE

Published March 19, 2024

Note the lock protector plate with the Medeco lock cylinder on this aluminum framed commercial door.The protector is designed to prevent a pipe wrench or pliers to ‘wrench’ the Medeco cylinder out of the door.The protector prevents a ’J’ tool or a ‘double hook’ tool from being used by burglars to unlock the door.The Medeco […]

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Jade Alarm Bragging Rights

Published March 12, 2024

AT 02:17 HOURS JADE ALARM DISPATCHERS CONTACTED THE POLICE UPON RECEIVING ALARM SIGNALS FROM OUR SECURENET RADIO NETWORK FROM A BACK ROOM MOTION ALARM SIGNAL FOLLOWED BY A TAMPER ALARM SIGNAL. BURGLARS HAD CUT THE PHONE AND INTERNET LINES THE BURGLARS FLED. 06:43 HOURS, LABOR DAY MORNING, A SECURENET TAMPER SIGNAL WAS RECEIVED. BURGLARS KNOWING […]

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ANOTHER GANG DEFEATS THE ALARM SYSTEM USING CELL JAMMERS!

Published March 12, 2024

December 4th, 2023, what is appearing to be the common occurrence of defeating cell-based alarm systems occurred. With cell based jamming equipment they were able to enter undetected and unreported. They then stole the safe using a tow truck. Employees at the store remarked to reporters none of their own cell phones were operational, another […]

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$500k Jewelry Heist in Florida Caught on Camera

Published March 4, 2024

More and more reports of alarm systems being defeated by cell alarm jamming thieves. Jade Alarm Co. wants to ensure there is peace of mind for our customers. With our own proprietary SecureNet and IntelliNet true digital radio systems thieves that attempt to defeat our alarm systems are defeated!  Even with sophisticated jammers such as […]

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JADE ALARM’S SECURENET TRUE DIGITAL RADIO NETWORK STOPS SOPHISTICATED ATTACK

Published January 29, 2024

JULY 2ND AT 23:26 HOURS JADE ALARM’S CENTRAL STATION DISPATCHERS RECEIVED AN INTRUSION ALARM SIGNAL FROM OUR CUSTOMER’S LOCATION. DESPITE ATTEMPTS TO JAM OUR SECURENET TRUE RADIO SYSTEM, THE ALARM MESSAGE WAS SUCCESSFULLY RECEIVED AND THE POLICE AS WELL AS MANAGEMENT WERE NOTIFIED FOR RESPONSE. THIS WAS A SOPHISTICATED ATTACK USING A TORCH TO CUT […]

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Jade Wire 1/5/2024

Published January 29, 2024

In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and Teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. […]

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How Quickly a Crowbar Can Defeat an Electric Strike!

Published November 28, 2023

Security breaches can happen at any given moment, and this video serves as a strong reminder of that very fact. Crowbars may seem old-fashioned, but the truth is that they can still wreak havoc in our modern world. In just a few seconds, someone with ill intent can use a crowbar to break into a […]

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EXTENDED POWER KEEPS SYSTEM FUNCTIONAL DURING LONG TERM  POWER OUTAGES THAT OFTEN OCCUR DURING STORMS OR POWER  LINE TAMPERING BY THIEVES.

Published September 11, 2023

Underwriter Laboratories ( U.L. ) mandates for commercial mercantile systems a minimum  of 4-hours of standby backup power for security alarm systems in the event the main AC  power fails (or is disrupted by thieves). Jade Alarm has available extended power for customers who realize even 12-hours is not enough to ensure their security alarm system  […]

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Now Offering: FaceStation F2 l Suprema Facial Recognition System

Published April 17, 2023

As several of our valued customers wanted a high security, hands free, type of access control system, we investigated this facial recognition system and are please to now offer this tested solution! We have tested it for both indoor and exterior usage and are pleased with the unit’s durability and dependability for proper operation. The […]

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What’s Easier to Break Through, a Concrete Wall or a Medeco High Security Lock?

Published March 16, 2023

Two guys get into a discussion about which is easier to break through… A concrete wall or a Medeco high security lock… THE ANSWER IS…. This shows why Medeco just received top billing in Consumer Reports’ Best and Worst  Door Locks article.  High security Medeco lock security features include:  *Protection from unwanted key duplication. *Protection […]

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FIRE SPRINKLER SUPPRESSION SUPERVISION SYSTEMS AND CAUTIONS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN

Published December 22, 2022

As temperatures drop due to the oncoming of winter, if you have a commercial Fire Sprinkler Suppression system, PLEASE ensure that all your staff is aware of the following: *If the system is a WET system and you are contacted regarding a ‘low temperature supervisory or trouble condition” there needs to be an IMMEDIATE RESPONSE! […]

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ISSUES USING “RING” OR “NEST” TYPE OF VIDEO SYSTEM THAT UTILIZE WI-FI IN ORDER TO OPERATE

Published December 12, 2022

If you Google “Video systems defeat” you will find several issues with the types of video systems that utilize WI-FI in order to function. There are several complaints where an intruder is seen approaching the home or business with ‘a device’ in their hand and then the WI-FI system shuts down. Thieves are now utilizing […]

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Have a security system, but don’t love your alarm company?

Published October 4, 2022

We at Jade Alarm pride ourselves in having raving customers! (Just look at our reviews!) The MOST important part of your alarm or security system is the alarm company that services and monitors your system. You need a reputable, responsive company to be there when you need them the most. You need reliable equipment, both […]

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The IMPORTANCE of alarm permits and REDUCING false alarms

Published August 9, 2022

The purpose of having a security alarm at your home or business is to ensure you AND the local authorities are alerted when there is an intruder, so they can respond. Did you know that authorities may NOT respond to your home or business if you do not have a VALID alarm permit? Many cities […]

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What is True Digital Radio Service?

Published August 9, 2022

How does it compare to wi-fi or cellular service, when used to monitor your Security or Fire Alarm Systems? With so many security alarm companies advertising their all-wireless security alarm systems, at what APPEARS to be incredibly low prices, Jade Alarm Co. CHOOSES to stand behind hard-wired security/fire systems and their True Digital Radio Network […]

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THE G-FENCE PERIMETER DETECTION ALARM SYSTEM PROVEN TO BE RELIABLE, DURABLE AND DEPENDABLE IN DETECTING FENCE ATTACKS

Published April 18, 2022

PERIMETER DETECTION OF AN INTRUDER ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB, CUT, OR RAISE THE FENCING. As our needs for perimeter detection of attacks on fencing increased, Jade Alarm Co. began investigating the new technology that was now available. After narrowing the choices, we focused our efforts on a firm that we are an authorized dealer of and […]

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“Change your clocks, Change your batteries”

Published March 3, 2022

Jade Alarm Co takes being part of the life safety business very seriously and we pride ourselves on the level of commitment / service we provide our customers. We also want to make sure we are providing YOU with valuable information to help you stay safe. With Daylight Savings quickly approaching, we wanted to share […]

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CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFT

Published January 13, 2022

THIEVES ARE STEALING VEHICLE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS—OFTEN IN BROAD DAYLIGHT! THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES FOR THE THEFT TO OCCUR IS UNDER 5-MINUTES!  LOSING YOUR CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN NOT ONLY COST YOU UPWARDS OF $2,000.00  BUT, DUE TO SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES, YOUR CAR MAY BE OUT OF SERVICE FOR CLOSE TO  6-MONTHS UNTIL A NEW […]

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Our Central Station Monitoring Command Center—your lifeline in an emergency

Published October 8, 2021

THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO RECOGNIZED DISPATCHERS!THEIR CALM VOICE IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT.THAT THIN GOLDEN GLUE THAT HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER. Jade Alarm’s Central Station Monitoring Command Center: Often, people think ‘all systems are alike’. By having our own, U.L. Certified Central Station Monitoring Command Center, we control how our people […]

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CYBER SECURITY ALERT!!

Published October 8, 2021

STATUS OF THIS ALERT FOR THOSE CONCERNED: CRITICAL!!! I first want to thank you for your continued business and let you know that providing you with round the clock security/fire service to ensure your safety is of utmost importance to Jade Alarm Co. Over the past 52 years, Jade Alarm Co. has made it a […]

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Exterior Security for YOUR business

Published August 12, 2021

On top of the exterior security systems we offer, our 24/7 monitoring and top-rated personnel makes Jade Alarm Company the right choice for your business. At Jade Alarm, we know the safety and security of your employees and facilities is of utmost importance. Jade Alarm understands your concerns and we can provide you peace of […]

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VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN KANSAS CITY

Published July 22, 2021

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE IN KANSAS CITY Of all the alarm companies Kansas City, Jade Alarm (aka Jade Security) is the only full-service Central Station Kansas City Company. A full-service company is UL certified, does its own installation, service, and monitoring. Trained Jade Security employees provide unparalleled service to our valued customers. Others may sometimes ‘forget’ to […]

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SECURITY & FIRE SAFES & UL LISTINGS

Published November 22, 2020

This is part of the recent article I posted about alarms, security and safes for the Missouri Jeweler’s Association: UL RATED SAFES:NOTE: Fire rate safes are NOT security safes they are easily compromised by thieves.There are YouTube videos showing cheap safes are easily compromised in under 2-minutes. GET A PROPER UL RATED SAFE! Security rated […]

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DOOR & WINDOW SENSORS

Published November 16, 2020

Alarm contacts are one of the simplest forms of alarm sensor. This device detects a door (or window) being opened. Jade Alarm utilizes the new Magnasphere anti-tamper magnetic sensor. Other sensors are defeated with the introduction of an outside magnetic. Magnasphere sensors are impervious to this type of attempted defeat. Magnasphere contacts are identical in […]

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SECURITY ACCESS CONTROL

Published November 1, 2020

Jade Alarm provides several different access control system types. Systems can be simple combination keypad or even a fully integrated system. Choose a system you administer, or have us remotely administer the system (*which 85% of our customers prefer us to provide this function). This includes the database from our secured Central Station Facility. Our […]

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THE VALUE OF YOUR JADE ADDRESS LOCATOR SIGN & JADE WINDOW DECALS

Published October 23, 2020

A well-known local restaurateur shared the following story with me: One of his customers was in their car after enjoying an afternoon lunch at the restaurant. The customer observed a vehicle entering and parking in the lot and 2 men exiting the vehicle. These men pulled down ski masks over their faces and walked toward […]

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MOTION SENSOR FALSE ALARM: PROSERIES

Published September 27, 2020

ProSeries Motion Detectors – False Alarm Resistance: Unwanted alarms are the source of many alarm company’s headaches. This is the reason for Jade Alarm Co. to standardize on the ProSeries motion detector sensor. Early sensors were ultrasonic motion detectors. But, these would false trigger due to air movement and ultrasonic sirens or whistles. Several manufactures […]

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CPTED – Using Lighting to Discourage Thieves

Published September 22, 2020

CPTED’s (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. With the above in mind, evaluation of the premises or ‘target’ can include the following recommendations for the physical facility: INTERIOR […]

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IMPORTANCE OF OPEN & CLOSE SUPERVISION & THE REPORTS

Published September 20, 2020

‘Open’ indicates the alarm is disarmed with the business being ‘open’ for the day. ‘Close’ indicates the alarm system is armed. Someone entering in must either disarm the system or the alarm system will be triggered. Authorities will be contacted for dispatch. If the person disarming the system is outside of pre-determined hour schedule, a […]

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TYPES OF UL FIRE ALARM CERTIFICATIONS

Published September 13, 2020

UL Certification of Fire Alarm Central Station vs Remote Station Service. The differences between them are: the level of service required by the alarm company to ensure the system is back in service. In the event of a fire the system must be operating. I have seen alarm keypads registering “TROUBLE CONDITION”  within restaurants or […]

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