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How Efficient is Your Home?

As the cold weather sets in, it’s important that your house is as energy efficient as possible! A simple walk-through can help you identify problem areas. Energy-saving technology has evolved rapidly over the years. Here … [continue]

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Why You Should ALWAYS Close the Door When You Sleep

When it comes to a home fire, every second counts. House fires can double in size every minute that passes according to firefighter data. About HALF of home fire deaths occur between 11PM and 7AM … [continue]

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5 Common Household Fire Hazards

(AND HOW TO AVOID THEM) Ever heard of the Great Chicago Fire? This tragic two day fire in 1871 killed more than 250 and burned more than 2,000 acres. To commemorate this event, Fire Prevention … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Sarina Dickens

Meet Sarina Dickens. She is our Customer Service Specialist here at Preventia. Sarina got her start in the security alarm industry nearly 4 years ago. This hard-working team member started as a part-time sales consultant … [continue]

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The 8 Best Home Security System Products for the Perfect Alarm System Setup

Building the perfect home security and smart home system setup can seem daunting. There are products and choices galore. How do you know which ones are essential? We’ll give you our 8 best home security … [continue]

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Do you want a sub sandwich or a sub sandwich? Not sure what we mean? To put it simply, you’ve got options.  There are lots of choices – whether it is Subway or Jimmy John’s, … [continue]

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10 Fun Tennessee Activities You Need to Do this Fall

As Summer winds down in the great Tri-star state, it’s time to plan for some Fall fun! You’re looking for the best, most unique to Tennessee activities to check out this Fall and we’ve got … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: David Kempf

Meet David Kempf. He’s our Branch Manager here at Preventia. David got his start in the alarm industry nearly 20 years ago! He joined our Preventia family in November 2018 when North Central Security Services … [continue]

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Home Alone: Kid Safety

Are your kids home alone for summer break? Do your kids spend time home alone after school? If you’ve determined that your child is responsible enough to be home alone (for any amount of time), … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Scott Herrel

Meet Scott Herrel. He’s our Sales Manager here at Preventia. Although Scott got his start in the alarm security industry only a few months ago, he is no stranger to sales or managing people. An … [continue]

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5 Tips to Vacation-Proof Your Home

It’s summertime and that means it’s time for vacations! Whether it’s a sandy beach or a bustling city, summer vacations are an opportunity for creating memories. One memory you don’t want is coming home to … [continue]

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Care for Aging Parents

(with your busy schedule) You’re busy, but that doesn’t stop your parents from aging or your desire to care for them. According to an AARP study: “en estimated 25.5 million caregivers (6 in 10) report … [continue]

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Small (or Large) Business Cloud-Based Camera Management: Eagle Eye Networks

You can’t be everywhere at once. Or can you? As a business owner, you keep track of A LOT. Make your life easier with cloud-based security camera management solutions through Eagle Eye. Eagle Eye is … [continue]

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4 Reasons You Need a Video Doorbell – RIGHT NOW.

Smart home devices are everywhere and they offer you convenience in many ways; none is more popular than the smart video doorbell. And for good reason! Don’t you want to have the best home security … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Ben Prasser

Meet Ben Prasser. He’s a Field Manager here at SCT Preventia. Ben got his start in the alarm security industry 14 years ago and he never expected that start would “turn into what it is … [continue]

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6 Easy Spring Cleaning (and safety) Tips

Spring is in the air! Can you smell it or is it time for a good cleaning? You already know that Spring is the season for renewal and putting things in order; but, did you … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Darius Turrentine

Meet Darius Turrentine. He’s a technician here at SCT Preventia. Darius got his start in the alarm security industry and with Preventia exactly one year, 12 days and so many hours ago. He is extremely … [continue]

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Who Can YOU Trust to Build Your Smart Home?

There are lots of options when it comes to home security systems AND there are even more options when it comes to smart home automation. You may be thinking it would be easy to do-it-yourself … [continue]

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Team Member Spotlight: Angela Mobley

Meet Angela Mobley. She’sour Residential Department Manager here at Preventia. Angela got her start in the alarm security industry a little over 8 years ago with SCT Systems, Inc. We say “new” because at the … [continue]

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Get More Time Out of Your Day

You’re busy. Work, family, your own needs, did you shut the garage door … the thoughts and to-dos never stop. We get it and we want to help you get more time out of your … [continue]

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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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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 Commercial Department 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 was … [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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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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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 Office Manager 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 her … [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 Senior Sales Consultant here at Preventia. Will got his start in the alarm security industry and in sales nearly two years ago – and what a start it has been! … [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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