Wednesday, May 26, 2010

DETROIT: Tips sought on vacant home fires

Fire Department investigators were searching for tips about eight fires set in vacant homes in northwest Detroit between Plymouth and Puritan and Meyers and Livernois 4:20-7 a.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call the Fire Department tip line at 313-596-2940. Tipsters may be eligible for rewards as high as $5,000, part of an anti-arson campaign in Detroit, sponsored by the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Waterford Township resident says she’s tired of repeated break-ins

By CAROL HOPKINSOf The Oakland Press

A Waterford resident is fed up and frustrated with crime.“Our house has been broken into three times in the last year,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous because of police investigations.The first break-in at the house on Scott Lake Road occurred February 2009, the second was in November 2009 and the last was this past week.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Home security systems: should you have one?

Wallet Pop asks if you should have a home security system. Of course we say "yes," but decide for yourself!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Detroit Neighborhood Steps Up Patrols

Rosedale Park Residents Urged To Take Precautions
Residents in one Detroit neighborhood said they're taking extra precautions after several attempted home break-ins have been reported within days of each other.
The neighborhood association sent out an e-mail to residents a couple of weeks ago to use their car alarms to scare away intruders because there had been several reports of suspicious people in the area.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keys to Home Security While on Vacation

By Samantha J Volz, eHow Contributing Writer

Most people take vacations in an effort to forget about the struggles and stresses of everyday life. It can be hard to relax, however, if you are worried about your home being burglarized in your absence. There are a number of seemingly-mundane clues that can tip off an experienced criminal that your home is empty and open for the taking; take precautions before you leave to ensure your home's safety while you are gone.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Southfield Public Schools OKs contract for guards

Southfield Public Schools is contracting security guards, rather than continuing to employ them, Deputy Superintendent Kenson Siver said.
On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved a three-year contract with Southfield-based Guardian Guard Services beginning July 1. The cost ranges from more than $480,000 the first year to more than $509,000 in the third year, according to the district. Employing in-house security cost just under $1 million a year, Siver said.
Guardian Guard Services said it will provide a minimum of 15 officers at eight different schools. Siver said the district previously had 11 guards.
The Southfield Police Department is still to provide liaisons in the district's two high schools, Siver said.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Guardian Guard Services is pleased to announce that it will begin a multi-year agreement with Southfield Public Schools beginning on July 1, 2010 to provide a minimum of 15 officers at eight different Southfield District schools. Guardian Security officers will be present in these schools during regular school hours and at after hours events such as football games.

David Beeler, Guardian Guard General Manager, “We are pleased and excited to have the opportunity to provide the City of Southfield with outstanding professional protection and safety, while providing a significant savings for their school budget.”

Guardian Alarm is one of North America’s largest independently owned security companies. Founded locally in 1930, Guardian’s continued success comes from combining cutting edge technology and innovations with the basic values that come from being a local family owned company for over 80 years.

“We believe that our extensive experience with providing security guards in schools and institutions throughout Metro Detroit will allow us to be successful from the very start in our new partnership with the Southfield Public School District,” says Beeler.

About Guardian Alarm Company (parent company of Guardian Guard Services):

Guardian Alarm offers home and business security systems throughout Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Canada. Guardian also offers medical alarms throughout North America and security guard services in select areas. Contact a Guardian Representative at 1-800-STAY-OUT (800-782-9688) or for more information or a free security consultation.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Police: Man responsible for multiple home break-ins Lenawee County

The Lenawee County Sheriff's Department and Michigan State Police are asking for the public's help to find a man they think is responsible for as many as 15 daytime break-ins over the past few days.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dishwasher Fire Destroys Ann Arbor Home

Here's another reason to get a Guardian Alarm monitored smoke and heat detectors for your home:

"ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - Three firefighters are recovering after being injured while fighting an early morning fire in Ann Arbor.

The fire broke out in the home on Georgetown at about 1:00 a.m. The family told officials they heard a noise and realized the house was on fire.

The woman who lives in the house was able to get out through the front door with the couple's 3-year-old child. Her husband and the couple's 6-year-old daughter made it out through a bedroom window. He then handed the girl down to her mother before climbing down the gutter himself.

Officials say the fire started in a dishwasher. The house was gutted and is considered a total loss.The firefighters were treated at the scene. The family is staying with neighbors."