The FR Blog

Security, news, and life safety tips from your friends at First Response Security.

A Q&A with First Response Founder, Dave Foglio

Born and raised in Portland, Dave Foglio has long been dedicated to providing superior customer care within the service industry. After running a successful janitorial business, Dave and his wife Charlene decided to start First Response Security in 1989, recognizing a need for professional security solutions in the Portland metropolitan area. Now, more than 29 […]

How to Stay Secure in 6 Easy Steps

We’ve all experienced it — you see the Nextdoor post about break ins around your neighborhood, or the broken glass outside the business down the street from yours. There is some suspicious activity going on around you, and while this can be a scary thought, there are some simple things you can do to help prevent […]

How To Reduce False Alarms

Keeping false alarm incidents low is high on our priority list in our Central Monitoring Station. As a result, we are implementing many false alarm reduction initiatives.

7 Common Myths About Home Burglary

Chances are pretty good that you, like most Americans, believe some misconceptions about burglaries. This leads us to draw some wrong conclusions—and those assumptions can put us in danger.