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Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions: Security Technical Support Edition

We’ve been around for a few years and, in that time, we’ve heard some repeat problems. Don’t wait for a technician to service; tackle your trouble yourself! Below are the three most common technical questions … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Dustin Davis

Meet Dustin Davis. He is a technician here at Preventia. Dustin got his start in the alarm industry with Preventia two and a half years ago. Although his time in the industry may seem short, … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Wayne Owens

Meet Wayne Owens. He’s our senior field manager here at Preventia. Wayne got his start in the alarm security industry 14 years ago and has been with Preventia since our very beginning. He developed a … [continue]

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Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions: Purchasing Security Edition

We here at Preventia strive to be a resource for all your security and smart home needs. This means that we study, research, service and work with several different brands and equipment types. It also … [continue]

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Identify Theft and Dark Web

Ever heard the term “dark web”? No, we didn’t just make it up. It is a real and serious problem plaguing consumers in this exceptionally mobile market.   The dark web is a “hidden network … [continue]

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Sell Your House Quick

It has been a hot, hot seller’s market in Tennessee. Houses are selling faster than the industry average and are going for more than asking price! After the usual cleaning, repairs, and renovations, you may … [continue]

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Preventia Ranks 2212 of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine Unveils 2018 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies — the Inc. 5000 List Locally owned Preventia Ranks No. 2212 on 37th Annual List TENNESSEE, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine announces local company, … [continue]

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Overcoming Shady Sales Practices

An unnamed alarm salesman IN TEXAS was recently fined $4000 and convicted to serve a 1 year jail term for his “blatant deceptive business practices”. This door-knocking salesman misrepresented himself and preyed upon unsuspecting and … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Ariel Rodriguez

Meet Ariel Rodriguez. He’s a sales consultant here at Preventia. Ariel got his start in sales and in the alarm security industry almost one year ago. Before he joined our Preventia family, Ariel served in … [continue]

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Things to DO in Columbia, TN

Welcome to MuleTown! Just an hour south of Nashville, Columbia, Tennessee is the Mule Capital of the world. In fact, if you visit us in the Springtime, be sure to check out our Mule Day … [continue]

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4 Things You Won’t Find OUR Sales Consultants Doing

When you’re looking to buy something, you’re suddenly bombarded by advertisements and sales on those products or services everywhere (thanks, Google!). Tactics may vary, but the result is the same – everyone is trying to … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Ben Curtin

Meet Ben Curtin. He’s a technician here at Preventia. Ben got his start in the alarm security industry nearly three years ago with Preventia. With a motto like “hard work and determination are fundamental to … [continue]

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How to Get Out of a Signed Contract: Door-to-Door Sales

Maybe you have an alarm security system already. Maybe you’re looking to add one. Have you been thinking about video cameras? Door-to-door security salesman abound in the South, especially in the summer months. Sometimes their … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: JD Liber

Meet JD Liber. He’s a sales consultant here at Preventia. JD got his start in the alarm security industry nearly 2 years ago. And his landing the job, as he describes it, really “wasn’t intentional”. … [continue]

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Alarm

So you’re thinking about purchasing a security alarm system…or a video camera system OR both! Can we just say, it’s about time. Picking the right equipment and service is important. Before you rush into anything, … [continue]

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The Cloud: What is It?

These days clouds aren’t just those fluffy white things in the sky anymore. Thanks to present-day technology phrases like “cloud-based” and “cloud backup” are especially common. Have you ever wondered what that means exactly? What … [continue]

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Build Your Defense Using the Five D’s

Consider this – since humanity’s existence, we have thought about protection. In the beginning, we created boundaries using makeshift barriers and walls; now we accomplish this with security alarm systems and video surveillance cameras. Joe … [continue]

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Shout into the Void

Hey there, readers. Yes, we’re talking to you (as we try our best to do as often as possible). And we hope that this time you’ll talk back. Here at Preventia, and especially in our … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: John Duncan

Meet John Duncan. He’s our Inventory and Field Manager here at Preventia. John got his start in the alarm security industry three years ago. At the time, he was working with West Tennessee Utility and … [continue]

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Five Diamond Monitoring

Preventia offers five-diamond rated monitoring service and we are proud of it. You may be thinking, what is a five-diamond rating and why should I care? The five-diamond program was established by the Central Station … [continue]

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Rob Got Robbed

All eyes were on the Philadelphia Eagles’ triumph over the New England Patriots, or so everyone thought. One set, at least, was not. After a devastating loss at Super Bowl LII, New England Patriots’ tight … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Lucas Hutchinson

Meet Lucas Hutchinson. He is a sales consultant here at Preventia. Although Lucas only got his start in sales (and in the alarm industry) recently, his positive attitude and people skills have already helped him … [continue]

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The Powers That Be:

Security Alarms in Legislation

The powers that be are examining the powers that charge alarm security systems. Congress recently approved the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act. What is it and why does it matter to you? Read on … [continue]

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Preventia Partners with Century II

Local alarm security and home automation company, Preventia, partners with Century II to offer full employee benefits package, including health insurance coverage. COLUMBIA, December 12, 2017 – It’s not often that local and small business … [continue]

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Preventia Team Member Spotlight: Jason Monday

Meet Jason Monday. He’s a technician here at Preventia, specializing in fire protection. Jason got his start in the industry around 6 years ago. He recalls that his job with Columbia Fire Equipment came by … [continue]

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Do-It-Yourself Security: Is Plug & Play the Most Advantageous Way?

Let’s be honest here, there are really two paths to follow when it comes to your security and smart home automation setup: do-it-yourself or employ a professional. A quick internet search reveals oodles of do-it-yourself … [continue]

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Preventia Team Member Spotlight: Amanda Prince

Meet Amanda Prince. She’s our Customer Service Specialist here at Preventia. Amanda got a running start here at Preventia. She received a mere two days of training on all of her new job responsibilities before … [continue]

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B.Y.O.(Smart Home Automation)D.

You’ve heard of BYOB. Well, there’s a new “bring your own” that’s gaining traction and it leads to fewer pour decisions. BYOD: bring your own DEVICE. We’re talking about smart home automation devices here and … [continue]

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More Than a Number

The security industry is as big as it’s ever been and continues to see steady growth. The global market for alarm monitoring services is projected to reach nearly $58.3 billion by 2020.¹ Talk about a … [continue]

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Preventia Team Member Spotlight: Marissa Hale

Meet Marissa Hale. She’s our Marketing Director and Accounts Payable / Receivable Manager here at Preventia. Marissa started work at Preventia during the summer between her Freshman and Sophomore year of college. A much smaller … [continue]

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The Stimulus for Security: Is It Changing?

Emphatically, yes! The traditional catalysts for having a security system installed – heightened assurance of  life safety and protection of one’s property – are taking a back seat to new motivators. So what does motivate … [continue]

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Preventia Team Member Spotlight: Will Kiilerich-Bowles

Meet Will Kiilerich-Bowles. He’s our Vice-President of Sales and Technology here at Preventia. Will got his start in the alarm security industry and in sales nearly two years ago – and what a start it … [continue]

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To Catch a Thief

This 2017 workplace thriller, directed by AMaury CountySchool, stars RJ Jones as a conscientious Preventia technician who has to save his drill by catching the “Cat” preying on the job sites of Maury County. The … [continue]

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Can Cameras Affect Police Response Time?

It is our hope and, undoubtedly, your hope that you never have to think about how long it would take police to respond to a break-in at your home or business. However, it is also … [continue]

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Preventia VERSUS: What’s the Difference?

Do we dare to compare? Absolutely, that’s how we – and you – stay aware! If you’re reading this article, it means you are (at least) slightly curious about what makes Preventia different. Maybe you … [continue]

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Iris Readers for the Pupil

The future of iris recognition systems You might be thinking, I’m a regular ole homeowner with a lock and key. I don’t need to know about iris readers and biometric devices. Well, biometric devices, like iris … [continue]

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Preventia Team Member Spotlight: Brad Slaughter

Meet Brad Slaughter. He’s our General Manager here at Preventia. Brad started work in the alarm security industry 15 years ago because he wanted a job where he could solve complex issues and meet new … [continue]

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Simplify Your Life: Save Your Life with Monitored Smoke Alarms

Fact: There were 365,500 home fires in 2015. Fact: 3 out of 5 home fire deaths occurred in homes without working smoke alarms¹. Most of us have been “drilled” since childhood on how to respond … [continue]

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An Alarming Tale: What Happens When Your Alarm Sounds

It’s a Monday. Though the summer heat is raging outside, you are tucked into your desk for a day of work. Your kids are away at football and sleepaway camps; all that stands between you … [continue]

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Smart Home and Your Smart Phone

Does this technology seem familiar? How about now? Smart home technology isn’t a just futuristic dream. It’s a reality and one you should be enjoying! With a busy schedule and an on-the-go life, you need … [continue]

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Grenfell Tower Fire – North Kensington, London

Our sincere condolences to all the residents and family who lived in the Grenfell Tower apartments in North Kensington, London. Multiple news outlets have reported on the catastrophic fire which engulfed the 24-story building early … [continue]

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The Hunt for the Best Deal

So you’re thinking about a home security system? Which means you’re probably thinking about the cost of a home security system. You’ve, no doubt, heard other companies advertise ‘free’ systems and no upfront costs. What … [continue]

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Ten Tricks from Former Burglars

Ever wonder what makes your home a target? Here’s what your burglar has to say: 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering … [continue]

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Smart Homes: Technology You Can’t Afford NOT to Have

Considering the benefits of smart home automation? Let’s talk! Smart home integration features are here to stay. The convenience and energy-efficiency possibilities are endless. There are many great benefits to automating your home! For one thing, we … [continue]

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Reduce Employee Theft

Employee theft is estimated to cost American businesses up to $40 billion annually. Here are ten tips to combat the potential for employee theft: Run background checks and drug test possible new employees. Check applicants’ references. They … [continue]

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