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Who Remembers Snow-Jam ‘82?

The Times They Are A-Changin’

When Bob Dylan penned this iconic song, the last thing on his mind was remembering to set his watch to standard time. This annoying ritual not only upsets our sleep patterns but creates some real problems for outdoor lighting on commercial properties.

As we move into the dark winter months, your outdoor lighting should be fully-operational at night to provide safe and secure conditions and off during daytime hours to avoid unnecessary utility expense.

This can best be accomplished by:

  • Controlling all parking lot, under-canopy and wall-pack lighting as well as monument signs with photocells
  • Inspect photocells annually and replace at the end of useful life to prevent avoidable failure

And don’t forget to set your clocks back on November 5th when 3:00 am magically becomes 2:00 am.

Contact SMS today to schedule a full inspection of your outdoor lighting systems.

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Is the Best Defense Always a Good Offense?

Well, according to many military strategists and football coaches it’s better to keep your opponent on their heels and to not relinquish the ball. 

But, in property management playing defense is often the best approach.

Heavy work for a construction worker on the site.

Is your property well defended against liability from insufficient lighting, trip hazards and deferred repairs? Is your list of postponed maintenance items a justification for putting off expenses today which may turn out to be greater down the road? 

As you head into budget season, schedule a free property inspection with SMS to help you evaluate steps you can take soon to defend against more expensive problems later.

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“I got your back.”

This commonly used phrase originated during combat in World War II and represents a total commitment to support another person. No matter what.

When you get the dreaded late-night emergency call…we got your back!

Plumbing leaks, gas leaks and break ins will inevitably happen. When the unexpected does occur, SMS is ready to respond immediately.

For emergency response any hour of the day or night, 365 days a year call:


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