The more safety measures, the better!

Did you know that because the front door of the home is usually in full view of the street, burglars often target other entrances. This means that all entrances to the home require a high level of security. When setting up your alarm system, consider placing motion sensors near back entrances, windows, etc. The more safety measures, the better chances of catching a burglar before it’s too late!

Call us today to set up an alarm system that is perfect for you!


New Year’s Eve Safety

New Year’s Eve is one of the most active nights of the year – and we’re not talking about the nightlife! New Years Eve is one of the nights with the most home robberies.

Firstly, let’s discuss why New Year’s Eve is a popular target for burglars.

1 – Unoccupied homes

Whilst you’re out at the New Year’s Eve party, your home is dark and empty. Burglars watch for activity before entering a property. If your house is vacant all night, guess where they’ll target.

2 – Christmas presents

Christmas may be over for you, but for a burglar it’s only just begun! With plenty of brand new items throughout your empty house on New Year’s Eve, why wouldn’t a burglar strike?

3 – A lack of awareness

Alcohol consumption on New Year’s Eve contributes to a lack of awareness. Burglars know that drunken people, including your neighbors, are less likely to pick up on suspicious behavior.

Now that we’ve covered the security issues surrounding New Year’s Eve, here’s our top 4 tips to protect your home!

Tip #1 – Secure Your Home

Tip #2 – Ask Someone to Watch Your Home

Tip #3 – Don’t Post Your Location on Social Media!

Tip #4 – Set Your Home Howland Alarm System!

Howland Alarm Company – Who We Are

The Matheson Family | Howland Alarm Company

Learn More About Howland Alarm

Howland Alarm is a full service, family owned, alarm company located in Cortland Ohio. Founded by Charles (Buzz) Matheson in 1969. Buzz and his wife Patricia, laid the foundation for two of their children, Jesse and Cindy, to eventually take over the business. Jesse and Cindy Matheson stepped into the roll in 1987, and are now the owners of Howland Alarm Company Inc.

Where We Serve

We service the Valley and surrounding area. We stay local to the area to be able to offer same day service (in most cases). And excellent service after the sale is our goal. We also offer our own local monitoring station, located in Trumbull County. This allows us to give our customers the fastest, most reliable response available in the security industry.

Howland Alarm has a highly qualified staff, in each department, to help with all your needs. We offer free no obligation estimates to help design and educate you on what kind of security you are seeking. Licensed by the State of Ohio, for commercial fire alarm we can assist you with any required fire protection. We are proud to say we have and A+ rating from the BBB We have installed, serviced over 10,000 customers over our almost 50 years!!

The Best Security Company

Our favorite saying comes from the great Benjamin Franklin – “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” We may not be the cheapest but we are confident that we are the BEST security company in our area. We feel like our customers become family, we strive to take care of them as if they were our own family. Come join the family.

Where You Can Find Us

You can find us weekdays at:

2489 Niles Cortland Rd. NE Cortland, Ohio 44410

Or call us anytime: (330) 369-2956

Email us: [email protected]