Enjoy Your Vacation With Our Security Check List

Relax, Don’t Stress, and Enjoy your Vacation with this Security Checklist

Vacation. It should be a peaceful time, filled with relaxation and fun with friends and family, not worry about what may or may not be happening at your home or business while you are away. Vacation, you see, is the perfect time for a thief to be procuring his or her next big find – your stuff. So that you can enjoy your time off and not worry about the next criminal to hit the streets of your hometown, we have developed a short precaution list to protect your home or business while you are away.

  1. Ask police to check your home and patrol your neighborhood more closely while you away.
  2. Stop mail and newspaper deliveries, or have a trusted neighbor collect them while you are away so they do not accumulate.
  3. Secure all doors, windows, pet entrances, and garage doors.
  4. Transfer valuables to a safety deposit box.
  5. Place timers on indoor lamps to illuminate your home at night, and set timers to turn on radios and televisions randomly during the day and early evening. This can also be done with smart home technology devices.
  6. Place timers or set up smart home technology to turn on outdoor lights at dusk and turn off at dawn.
  7. Arrange to have your landscaping continue, an overgrown yard is an immediate indicator to burglars that no one is home.
  8. Keep some shades and blinds up and curtains open to maintain a normal appearance.
  9. Have a trusted friend or family member check your home, inside and out, each day.
  10. Park a car half-way down your drive to create the illusion that someone is home as well as inhibit a burglar to use your driveway as a way to better access your property

Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company joined the Pineland family of companies in 2009. SEFB offers commercial and residential state-of-the-art security and alarm systems as well as smart home and office technology. Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company offers customers and interested patrons three offices from which to obtain information, drop off payments, or pick up small service items. They can visit the Pineland offices at 30 S Rountree Street in Metter, 708 Northside Drive East, Suite 106 in Statesboro, or in Swainsboro at 425 S Main Street. The company can be reached via phone at (912) 685-2059 or (888) 963-FIRE and on the web at www.southeastFBalarm.com. The team of Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm has provided complete security solutions since 1999.


Change Is In The Air

Change is in the air, and we aren’t just referring to the latest cold snap, although snow would be nice in South Georgia.

Since last summer when Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company acquired Southeastern Alarm and Technologies much has been happening behind the scenes at The Pineland Family of Companies. Soon these changes will be noticed by our current clients, inquiring customers, visitors, and community members.

Beginning April 1st, residential Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company customers and those inquiring of services will be able to visit our locations in Metter, Swainsboro, and Statesboro to discuss basic plan options and schedule a home visit for a more thorough review of the products and services to make their home safer. Commercial clients will have dedicated Sales Managers and Customer Experience Associates to assist them with any questions or additions to their service. A model home will be set up in our Metter location for clients to get the “hands-on” experience of features such as motion sensors, security cameras, and smart home technology. Payments can already be accepted at any Pineland locations.

While Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company is your premier security solution provider in the area, we don’t want to leave out such important features such as our fire and smoke monitoring systems that are available for residential and commercial locations. At this time of year, those services become especially important as people try to keep themselves and their pets warm, and pipes safe from damage. Contact us today to learn more about the options available to you.

Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company joined the Pineland family of companies in 2009. SEFB offers commercial and residential state-of-the-art security and alarm systems as well as smart home and office technology. Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company offers customers and interested patrons three offices from which to obtain information, drop off payments, or pick up small service items. They can visit the Pineland offices at 30 S Rountree Street in Metter, 708 Northside Drive East, Suite 106 in Statesboro, or the newly opened office in Swainsboro at 425 S Main Street. The company can be reached via phone at (912) 685-2059 or (888) 963-FIRE and on the web at www.southeastFBalarm.com.

The team of Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm has provided complete security solutions since 1999.

Written By DeWayne Grice, Statesboro Herald 


We Are Who We Say… And Can Prove It!

Uniform shirts, company issued ID badges, and company branded vehicles may not seem to be a big deal, but when the safety of your family and property are in question, they can go a long way. At Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company, a member of the Pineland family of companies, we take pride in our brand and the services we provide to keep your family, home, and business safe.

Recently in the news, you may have heard stories of “utility” workers gaining access to homes by showing up unannounced and asking to check something like water quality or circuit breakers. By all appearances, these individuals look legitimate. However, it is a sly ruse in which criminals use in order to gain access to your home and valuables. One such instance cost a homeowner in New York over $70,000 before the criminal activity was realized and the perpetrator apprehended.

With any Southeast Fire & Burglar service, you can expect an appointment to be scheduled and employees to be in uniform, with a company issued employee badge. We will only show up for an appointment in a company vehicle. Your safety and security is our number one concern. With SEFB, know that your Peace of Mind is a Matter of Choice.

Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company joined the Pineland family of companies in 2009. SEFB offers commercial and residential state-of-the-art security and alarm systems as well as smart home and office technology. Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company offers customers and interested patrons three offices from which to obtain information, drop off payments, or pick up small service items. They can visit the Pineland offices at 30 S Rountree Street in Metter, 708 Northside Drive East, Suite 106 in Statesboro, or the newly opened office in Swainsboro at 425 S Main Street. The company can be reached via phone at (912) 685-2059 or (888) 963-FIRE and on the web at www.southeastFBalarm.com. The team of Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm has provided complete security solutions since 1999.


Hear the BEEP Where you SLEEP

Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm

Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2015

One-hundred and forty-four years ago America experienced two terrible fire events, both taking place on the same day. On October 8, 1871 what is now known as the Great Chicago Fire, a blaze that erupted in a barn or shed (origin unconfirmed) led to the deaths of more than 250 people, left more than 100,000 homeless, and burned more than three square miles over a two-day period. Also on October 8th, but in Northeast Wisconsin, the Peshtigo Fire became what would become the most devastating forest fire in all of American history. It burned through numerous towns, reportedly killed 1,500 people, but possibly as many as 2,500, and scorched over one-million acres before it ended.

The survivors of these incidents retained the terrible memories, and the blazes changed the way public officials thought about fire safety. Forty years following the fires, the (now) International Fire Marshals Association led the charge to commemorate the events not with festivities but with learning opportunities to better ensure these events never repeat. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Nation Fire Prevention Day and since 1922 a full week has been recognized.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week Slogan is “Hear the BEEP, Where You SLEEP; Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm”. The importance of this year’s message is due to half of all home fire deaths occurring between the hours of 11:00pm and 7:00am; a quarter of all home fires beginning in the bedroom; and three of five home fire deaths occurring in a home without a working smoke/fire detector. A best practice for safe sleeping is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside sleeping areas, and on every level of your home. It’s all about the location when it comes to smoke alarms, and the more the better.

Additional information on National Fire Prevention Week can be found by visiting firepreventionweek.org.


Pineland Welcomes Southeastern Alarm & Technology to the Family

Pineland Technology Solutions is proud to announce its recent purchase of Southeastern Alarm & Technologies. This purchase, which officially took place on July 17th, will bring to the area a combined effort of security, alarm, and smart home and office possibilities for commercial and residential locations featuring the latest in technology.
Formerly owned and operated by Lewis Spivey and Arthur Allen, Southeastern Alarm & Technologies built a sterling reputation for providing the latest technology to its customers along with top-notch customer service. This teaming will allow seasoned experts in security, alarm, and smart technology even greater efficiencies in job productivity and customer satisfaction. Maintaining a regional call center and now offering three payment and service inquiry locations, current clients will experience a seamless transition as the two entities begin work together as Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company.
“A great amount of study and cooperation took place in order for this acquisition to come to fruition and we are certain the union will be positive for customers, employees, and the communities in which we serve. We look forward to working with the entire Southeastern Alarm team to achieve just that,” says Dustin Durden, general manager of Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company offers customers and interested patrons three offices from which to obtain information, drop off payments, or pick up small service items. They can visit the Pineland offices at 30 S Rountree Street in Metter, 708 Northside Drive East, Suite 106 in Statesboro, or the newly opened office in Swainsboro at 425 S Main Street. The company can be reached via phone at (912) 685-2059 or (888) 963-FIRE and on the web at www.southeastFBalarm.com.
Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm Company joined the Pineland family of companies in 2009. SEFB offers commercial and residential state-of-the-art security and alarm systems as well as smart home and office technology. The team of Southeast Fire & Burglar Alarm has provided complete security solutions since 1999.