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Friday, May 12th, 2023


Share Freely.  This is real and dangerous.

You wouldn’t go to a website you don’t trust would you?

Well QR codes just take to websites with your phone so be very cautious what what you scan, even menus at restaurants.

QR code scams are out of control

Imagine losing $15,000 in just a few seconds. It happened to a woman who scanned a QR code to take a survey — and instead downloaded malware that drained her bank account.

QR codes are those black-and-white dot-based images you scan to open websites, menus, apps, you name it. But they’re also a clever way in for scammers.

Here’s one of their most dastardly tricks

QR codes date back to the ’90s but exploded in popularity during the pandemic. Some restaurants still use QR codes for menus. One study found 84% of smartphone users have scanned a QR code at least once, and about a third scanned one a week.

⛽️ Say you’re at the gas station

You see a sign branded with the gas station logo that you can scan for a discount. What you didn’t realize is someone covered up the real QR code with a sticker leading to a bogus site. Thieves are smart enough to make sites look like ones you’d expect to visit.

Just like that, you handed over personal info or even payment details.

🅿️ The same trick is used on parking meters …

And in paid parking lots, at banks and in emails. Since you can’t see where a QR code’s URL leads before you snap a pic, you must take extra steps to protect yourself.

At a meter that asks you to scan to pay? First, look for another option. Can you visit your town or city’s website directly? If not, go to the official website first, then scan the QR code. Compare and see if the site you were directed to looks similar or way off.

🚩 Pro tip: Run your fingers over a QR code before you scan it. Can you tell if a sticker was placed over the top of the original code? That’s a big red flag.


Amazon & Sonitec are Channel Partners

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Our team has partnered with Amazon to provide Amazon Key – a new, free, program that will help alleviate your wasted time managing Amazon packages. According to the Wall Street Journal, property Managers waste 10 minutes of productivity per package. Properties like yours have the highest rate of lost, stolen, damaged, and undelivered packages.


One of our CSS technicians will install the Amazon the Key for Business device FREE OF CHARGE!! No cost to you now or in the future.

  • The Key for Business smart fob seamlessly integrates with your building’s existing access entry system, so your residents’ experience stays the same.
  • On delivery day, Amazon’s delivery drivers use the special Amazon delivery app to request access to the building. Drivers can only access public areas like halls or mailrooms and are tracked in GPS while at your property.
  • The Amazon Cloud validates the driver’s credentials using their ID, route, GPS location and time of request before access is granted. After the cloud validates the driver, then time-limited access is granted for delivery.

You can provide detailed delivery instructions, with pictures, and those instructions are sent directly to the driver. The result is an 80% increase in delivery compliance!




Thursday, December 17th, 2015

We would like to inform you about the potential impact that new types of phone services may have on your security/life safety system. Commonly referred to as “VoIP” (Voice over Internet Protocol) and “digital telephone service,” these new phone options are rapidly growing in popularity. These technologies allow you to make telephone calls via a broadband connection instead of using a traditional, “landline” phone service. The benefits include enhanced features and lower costs compared to the traditional service. Typically, these new types of phone services replace your landline service. (more…)


Safe Information & Security

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

There’s a lot more to safes than being a heavy box with a lock on it. Safes have fire ratings, burglary ratings, and all sorts of other accessories and accessories to help secure and protect your valuables. When it comes to ratings, the gold standard is the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and UL ratings exist for burglary and fire. Most safes older than 50 years old are not fireproof or burglary rated, but they are heavy and look cool. (more…)


Presidents Window

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Dear Friends,

With so many security product choices around us whether on the internet, home centers and even supermarkets, it is easy to forget what is important.

Security is something we feel and own within us. Merely paying for something such as a lock, alarm or dog doesn’t assure a thing.

It’s a comfort level we all deserve and wish to exist everywhere we turn. (more…)