The Benefit of Security Systems – From the Police’s Perspective

Sometimes people wonder how helpful home security systems really are. Who better to answer that question than those with first-hand experience with burglaries – the local police! The Fort Wayne Police Department’s website includes many helpful tips on crime prevention, one of which is to get a reliable home security system. See the following link for some tips from the …

Beware of Summer Scams

We are so excited for summer! The weather is starting to warm up and the snow should be gone for good (knock on wood). At Simplx we can’t wait to get outside, enjoy the sun, and make sure that every home in Fort Wayne is safe and secure. A big part of keeping our community safe is knocking on doors, …

Today’s Home Automation

Would you like to control every aspect of your home with the push of a button? From one universal remote you can close your blinds, turn off the lights, control the thermostat, lock your doors, arm your security system, and more. A Little Background The idea of home automation has been around for a while, being shown at the World’s …

Prevent Basement Flooding!

I think we are all ready for the weather to warm up, the snow and ice to melt, and for winter to finally be over. Or are we? As some of us know too well, melting snow and ice often leads to flooded basements. Is there anything worse than coming home, going downstairs, and discovering a flooded basement? I don’t …

Winter Safety Tips

So, who’s ready for spring! Fort Wayne, like most of the United States, is still enduring the great polar vortex of 2014. Hopefully it subsides soon and sunshine is just around the corner, but in case it doesn’t, here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this cold winter. Before the Next Storm Hits Before the …

Inside the mind of a burglar

Crime can be hard to predict. One thing that is clear is that many burglaries are crimes of opportunity, particularly in an economic downturn. Though it can be hard to tell where a burglary will occur, there are steps that you as a homeowner can take to prevent your home from becoming an easy target. Here are a few practical, …

Safety around the city

At Simplx Security, we understand that safety is important, both in the home as well as out and about in the city. There are many ways that parents can be proactive in keeping their families, homes, and even themselves safe. Here are a few events around the city where you can get involved: 1.) Safety Village and Survive Alive House …

Online security tips

Security is important both in the home and online. Online scams can include identity theft, phishing, and malware. Here are a few practical tips to keep yourself safe while browsing the internet. 1.) Beware of any email posing to be your bank, or asking for your personal information over email. If you receive an email asking for your PIN number …

Real Story from a Simplx Security Customer

Less than two weeks ago, Brad Harris was enjoying a book in the living room of his Warsaw, Indiana home. It had only been about a month since he had a Simplx Security system installed, but he was soon to find out just how valuable it would be. As he read his book, an alarm was sounded to alert him …

Summer with Simplx

Summer is well on its way, and soon it will be time for backyard barbecues, vacations, and visits to the beach! But as temperatures rise, unfortunately so do crime rates. Already this year, the Fort Wayne Police Department has reported 412 burglaries in Fort Wayne alone. The FBI reports that a burglary occurs every 13 seconds in the United States. …