Home Security while on Vacation this Summer

Tips for Hot Summer Fun! You know you’re in the dog days of summer when even the dog doesn’t want to sit outside! We all long for the longer days of summer – especially through the most grey of winter days – but we need to be smart about having all of that hot summer...

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Shiver Security Systems School Safety Seminar

Shiver Security Systems, Inc dba Sonitrol of SW Ohio held a free school safety seminar for schools, churches and daycare centers on March 13, 2012.  The event was held at the Savannah Center, West Chester, OH.  The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, Cincinnati...

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Christmas Toy Drive

Shiver Security and Cincinnati Police District 4 partnered up together to serve the local community Thanksgiving dinner. Employees volunteered their time to cook, set up and to serve those that attended the dinner. Three players from the Cincinnati Bengals came to the...

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What is a Connected Home?

The Jetsons have arrived If you don’t already live in a smart home, odds are good that you will before long. You already seek convenience and connectivity at work, in cafes and on your phone — but what about in your own home? Smart devices offer convenience and...

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A Conversation Every Parent Should Have With Their Kids

What is digital harassment? Cell phones, social networks, and other communications devices are what today’s kids are using to bully, threaten, and aggressively harass other kids. According to Common Sense Media “digital harassment is a bit different because it usually...

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Talking About Sexting

It’s time to have “the talk.” Not that talk. But the sexting talk can be just as nerve-wracking. Today’s teens and tweens are connected to one another, and to the world, more now than at any time in history. Recent data suggests that social media venues like Facebook...

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How to Set Parental Controls on the iPhone and iPad

Parental controls, also known as Restrictions, allow you to set what your children can and can't access on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. With Parental Controls, you can lock out Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, the iTunes, iBooks, Podcasts,...

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What are the basic safety rules for cell phones?

Once upon a time kids would have to go outside to play a game with friends (remember when you had to be home when the streetlights came on?), get up to change a TV channel, and would have to walk to 3 miles to school - uphill, both ways! If you’re the parent of a...

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Teens and Dating in the Digital Age

Help your teen meet, date and break-up From emojis to saying goodbye to a relationship with a text message, digital technology plays an important role in how teens seek out, maintain and end relationships.  As a parent, when I was growing up most of my experiences...

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How to Talk with Children About School Violence

Parents should talk to children of every age Recently there was a school shooting not far from my home. One of the most chilling realizations to come from the recent shootings is how vulnerable schools are to attacks. This has evoked many emotions – sadness, grief,...

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Tips for Helping Children Protect Themselves

Teaching kids to be safe without making them scared Young people are at risk of assault, abduction, and abuse even in caring families, schools, and communities. Knowledge and skills are the key to helping keep your children safe. And, most importantly, you can do it...

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Those Were the Days

“Boy the way Glen Miller Played. Songs that made the hit parade. Guys like us we had it made. Those were the days.”  It was the theme song to the TV show “All In The Family,” but it might as well be the tune Facebook is singing these days. As parents, we thought we...

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Shiver Security Systems Featured in Security Systems News

Alison Shiver at Shiver Security Systems was recently interviewed by Security Systems News about the recent move to the brand new monitoring station. Shiver Security moved into the brand new local monitoring station in Springboro in late June. The article can be found...

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Our New Springboro Station is Open!

Shiver was ready for an expansion and it’s finally complete! Our brand new state-state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-feet central monitoring station opened in Springboro, Ohio in late June. After a year and a half of planning, we’ve opened our doors and operations have...

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Shiver Security Tip Tuesday

We understand that the primary reason our residential security customers use Shiver Security is to ensure the safety of their families. The peace of mind that comes with knowing our local monitoring station can dispatch the police or fire department at a moments...

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Home, Smart Home

Imagine arriving home after a long day to find your porch light on and the temperature freshly adjusted to a comfy, cozy level. It’s as if your home is welcoming you back. Here’s another scenario: you’re at work and would have no idea that your washing machine is...

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3 Reasons to Update Your Surveillance System

Maybe you’ve had your surveillance system for several years. You may be wondering when you need an upgrade. Computers need updates, right? But then is a surveillance system more like a garage door—-you only need to fix it if it breaks? Here are three reasons you may...

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How Do I Maintain My Security System?

How do you take care of your surveillance system to make sure it’s running properly? How often should you change your password? And who should have your code? Here are all the answers you need to keep your alarm monitoring system in tip top shape and your family safe....

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