The weather is getting warmer and people are getting out, this includes door to door sales. A member of Dial One Security will always be able to provide you with a company photo ID to identify who they are. They will NEVER ask you for your account number or try to force their way into your home. Dial One Security does not do door to door sales calls unless you, the customer, ask us to come out to your home. If you have someone come to your home and they say they are from our company, Honeywell trying to sell you something or need to check the chip in your system, they are probably a solicitor. The best way to protect yourself is to not allow them in your home, contact your local authorities, and as always you can reach us 24/7, 365 days a week by calling our main number or Central Station. We value our customers privacy and safety, and always will. We are here for you to keep you safe!
The City of Cincinnati has informed us of
an Alarm Registration Fee for residents and non-
residential alarm users. The fee will be $50 every
two years for residential alarm users and $100
every two years for non-residential alarm users.
Alarm users are required to register their system
with the city’s False Alarm Reduction unit within
21 days of the alarm installation. Our Central
Station is required to provide the alarm user’s
registration number, in addition to the address
when requesting a police response to an alarm. For information about registering your alarm, contact Sonya Walker at the City of Cincinnati’s False Alarm Reduction unit at 513-352-1272
Dial One Security was presented the 2015 Circle of Excellence by Honeywell. Each year awards are handed out to Honeywell and First Alert dealers who have made significant contributions to the security industry. The award recognizes Dial One Security for recognition of dealers that display quality service and have embraced the Honeywell authorized dealer program. Dial One Security has been a long-standing provider of Honeywell products in Cincinnati, OH for over 35 years.
Dial One Security, Inc.’s CEO John Lindberg was one of five industry leaders chosen as expert panelists in SDM Magazine’s SDM 2015 Industry Forecast issue. Lindberg, who founded Dial One Security in 1979, weighed in on the growth companies are experiencing through various security services and why it’s looking like 2015 will be a good year for the security industry.
SDM Magazine provides management and technical professionals with a comprehensive overview of the security marketplace. SDM is consistently ranked best read and most credible magazine by ISC West attendees. SDM Magazine is now in its 41st year of publication.
The article is available for online reading here (free registration is required).
With the Christmas season fast approaching, Dial One Security client, Natorp's, was on the receiving end of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas". With their greenhouses full of Poinsettias waiting to be shipped out and sold for Christmas, someone was helping themselves to the plants at night.
Although their security cameras had captured images of the thief, the thief had not been caught in the act. With the weekend approaching, Dial One Security was contacted by Kyle Natorp, CEO of Natorp's, on Thursday about the theft problem and what could be done to help them out. Mike Brown in our sales department configured a Lynx 5200 security system for the greenhouse that would provide a top notch security solution at an affordable price.
On Friday morning, Dial One Security installation technician Jeremy Miller, was given the task of installing the system. Jeremy decided that the best way to catch a thief was to not give them any warning that the system had been triggered, so the system was installed as a completely silent alarm. The system was also configured with Advanced Protection Logic to send in the alarm signal immediately upon any of the sensors being activated in the event that the control panel was destroyed during the break in.
By Friday afternoon the system was installed and ready to be put to the test. Little did anyone think that the system would be put to the test so soon. Friday night the thieves once again showed up at the Natorp's greenhouse to help themselves to a little holiday cheer. This time the security system was there to greet them and they were quickly apprehended by the police.
Kyle Natorp wrote us to say "I wanted you to know what a great job your team did for us. With their solution and quick turnaround time on the installation made all the difference. If we hadn't had it up this weekend we might not have had another chance to catch the guy until spring." Thank you Kyle for putting your trust in Dial One Security.
Dial One Security is proud to support the 23rd Annual Basketball Extravaganza for the A Kid Again charity. This year's event pairs Cincinnati Football AllStars against Cincinnati Celebrity AllStars for a night of fun and a friendly game of basketball.
A Kid Again supports families of children who are going through life threatening illnesses. Events like the Basketball Extravaganza provide the entire family a chance to spend some time together having fun and not focused on the illness and the family stress that goes along with the illness. These families receive support beyond the just this event to help them cope with the illness and strengthen the child's primary support network.
Dial One Security was a sponsor of the Madisonville Streetfest this past weekend. The annual event is put on by the community each year to bring together families for a day of free food, live music and games. Streetfest is organized with the help of Madisonville Weed & Seed along with several churches in the community which set up booths with games for the children. Each year backpacks full of school supplies are given out to the children in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Dial One Security set up a life safety booth this year to hand out First Alert Professional life safety booklets along with the Marty & Jett's Fire Safety coloring books. The life safety books covered the topics of Fire Safety, Personal Safety, Internet Safety, Poison Safety, Pet Safety and Cyberbulling (click on the name of the booklet above to download). We demonstrated the ReadyGuard 5100 security system and the importance of smoke detectors to compliment the life safety booklets.There were also demonstrations by the Cincinnati Police Department and the SWAT team.
What event would be successful without food, especially free food? With burgers, brats, ice cream and drinks, everyone went home with a smile on their face and a full belly. If they were lucky, they also went home with school supplies and some prizes from the games. The weather held out for us this year and it turned out to be a perfect day for Streetfest.
We hope that Dial One Security was able to provide the people of the community with valuable life safety information that will help them in the future and possibly save lives.
On June 26, Dial One Security hosted the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO-CFO Roundtable Cookout. It was a fun afternoon to socialize and network over some burgers, brats and beverages. Mother Nature even put on quite the show for us with a torrential thunderstorm, but it in no way dampened the mood of the day. Despite the weather, we had approximately 20 members attend the event.
Apple Spice Junction catered the event and was able to set up quite the spread of food inside of one of our buildings to avoid the thunderstorm.
Thanks to all of you that attended, and we look forward to doing a similar event in the future.