30 3, 2017

    How Do Motion Sensors Work

    A motion sensor or motion detector is one of the most important pieces of equipment you can add to your home security system. When it comes to having a motion sensor there are two types you will be looking at when making decisions about your home security system. Those types are interior motion sensors and exterior motion sensors. Ideally you will decide to use both types to protect your home, since each offers it's own unique advantages. Just remember that home security is about creating multiple layers of protection in and around your home to keep criminals from being able to get in undetected. Ultimately what your goal should be is to make your home as unappealing of a target as possible so that criminals will decide that trying to break...

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    29 3, 2017

    How to Better Secure Your Doors

    When examining the topic of home security one of the most obvious needs is to make sure that your exterior doors are as secure as possible. Doors are made for walking through which makes them the most obvious entry point for anyone thinking about breaking into your house. Aside from windows doors are the most vulnerable point in your home so you need to take steps to secure them. Obviously your first step should be to make sure that you have doors that are solid and properly installed. You also need to make sure that the doors are kept in good working order and are well maintained. Once you take those basic first steps then you can start looking at other options you can do in addition to having a solid exterior door. The following are thing...

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    29 3, 2017

    Burglar Proof Your Windows

    When it comes to home security the windows in your house are an obvious weak point that thieves and other criminals will target in order to get into your home. Windows are made of glass and are far easier to break than doors since glass shatters easily if struck with even moderate levels of force. So all a criminal really has to do to get into your home quickly is to break a large window and then they are in. They will probably be in and out too fast for them to have much of a chance of being caught, which means that they are going to be keeping what they stole from you. Believe it or not if this is the kind of break in you have then you have gotten away easy. Imagine what would happen if some lunatic broke into your home at night while you...

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    28 3, 2017

    What Burglars Look For In A Home

    If you have read any of our blog posts you know that we are big proponents of adding a home security system to your home. This is the single largest thing you can do to help protect you and your family from a potential break in. Assuming that you have already taken that step or are going to do it soon, there are a few other things that you can do in order to increase the safety an security of your home and family. The following list are things that burglars typically use as indicators that a home is an easy target. Remember that burglars are just like anyone else and will typically take the path of least resitance. This means that burglars typically aren't looking for the biggest best house, but are often looking for the house that wou...

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    27 3, 2017

    What Is The Right Electronic Door Lock For My Home

    If you are considering a smart door lock then there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind before you make a final decision on which ones to use in your home. You don't want to spend money on buying a smart door lock, spend time installing it, then realize that you don't feel it's the right fit for you. So be smart and do your homework first so you can be happy with whichever smart door lock you choose. Below are 6 different smart door locks along with a list of their features. After reviewing these different smart door lock options you should be able to make the right choice for your home and your family.

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    27 3, 2017

    Best DIY Alarm Systems With No Monthly Fee

    Do you want to make home security a priority but you don't want the monthly expense of having to pay a security company to monitor your home? Well the good news here is that there are quite a few options that should work for you. These are security systems that you can install yourself and are designed to be used without an external company monitoring them. Are they going to work as well as security systems that have monitoring? That's a question that can be debated for a long time. While having a third party monitor your home security system for you gives you peace of mind, and lets you avoid having to be constantly on alert, they aren't necessarily better. It's basically a matter of choice. You can choose to pay a home security company mo...

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    13 3, 2017

    Do Fake Security Signs Really Deter Burglars

    That's a question that many people looking to save some money often ask when they are concerned about home security, but they don't like the idea of paying for an alarm system. Can an alarm system be expensive? That depends on what your definition of expensive is. You can usually buy and install a non monitored alarm system for under $300. If you decide to go the monitored route your up front cost will be lower, perhaps even nothing, but then you are going to have to make a monthly payment to an alarm company from this point going forward. A better question may involve the costs associated with a break in by a burglar. When you stop and think about the physical damage to your home, the property lost, and the fact that you likely won't feel ...

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    3 3, 2017

    The Safest Cities to Raise a Family

    To compile our list of the “Safest Cities to Raise a Family”, we reviewed crime statistics put out by the FBI, as well as the number of sex offenders in the area and school ratings. Additionally, we considered the number of unique and interesting child-friendly programs a city offered. This research gave us many great communities to choose from, allowing us to evaluate which is the absolute best for raising a family. Due to the high number of cities that we found in our results, we have limited our cities to only those with a population of over 100,00 residents.

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    28 2, 2017

    Does My Small Business Need An Alarm System

    In a word the answer is simple, yes. If you run a small business, be it a chiropractor office, a dental office, a restaurant, or anything else along those lines, then you need to protect your investment. Don't think that just because you are a small business you are less likely to be targeted by criminals. In fact since you are a small business you may be an even more tempting target since criminals may assume you don't have a good commercial alarm system installed. The last thing you want to do is to prove these opportunistic criminals right by not protecting your small business with an alarm. This is basically the equivalent of leaving the doors unlocked and inviting a criminal in, since a lack of an alarm system means that the likelihood...

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    27 2, 2017

    What Are Home Security Doors and Do I Need Them

    Home security doors are now increasing in popularity as breaking in becomes as easy as pie for skilled intruders. Indeed, having a secure lock attached to an ordinary door cannot keep your residence safe. To protect your house from powerful attacks, covering your entrance with heavy wood or steel gate would be the best thing to do.

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    22 2, 2017

    Why Burglars Love Sliding Glass Doors

    When looking at home security one area that is particularly vulnerable in most homes are sliding glass doors. There are many reasons why burglars love sliding glass doors and they all come down to one thing, they make a home much easier to break into. Are you aware that it takes most experienced burglars less than a minute to break into most homes? Less than a minute. That means in many cases a criminal will target your home, and be in and out so fast that there's almost no chance of him being caught. Then of course there is the added threat of what happens should you or a family member walk in on them while they are committing their crime. The bottom line is that for the safety of your family, and the security of your home and property, yo...

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    17 2, 2017

    The 5 Best Door Security Bars

    Door security bars are simple, yet effective pieces of security equipment that can help you to keep your home safe and keep unwanted intruders at bay. Regarding home security you want to have multiple layers of security to keep you and your family safe. You want secure doors and windows, an alarm system, and door security bars to keep you doors even more secure. By having multiple layers of security features in place you can make your home as secure as possible which can help to keep your family protected. What makes door jammers such an effective piece of equipment is that they come in a wide range of styles that are compatible with any door, and they are easy to use. There are designs that can be braced against the floor then hook up unde...

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    7 2, 2017

    Make sure your home is safe this valentines day

    With valentines day quickly approaching and the associated excitement and angst that can accompany it, we want you to take a second to consider something that might not be on your radar! Home security! I know I know your saying come on Jason why should I be considering home security when what I want to think about is the amazing date I'm planning for my loved one. Well ones persons distraction is anothers opprotunity. Valentines day is one of those holidays where getting out of the house is just expected, and when do most houses get broken into ? Thats right when you are away. Burglars typically look for a few queues to identify if you are home, so Before you head out to dinner and drinks with your loved one there are a few things you can d...

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    30 8, 2016

    6 Reasons you should purchase an ADT Alarm System

    ADT Alarm Systems are quickly gaining ground as the newest, most revolutionary way to protect your home and your valuable assets. Here are 6 reasons why you should purchase an ADT Monitored Home Security System for your property:1. Increase Your Property ValueHaving an ADT alarm installed can do so many things to increase your home value, especially if you're looking to sell. Buyers will have one less thing to worry about, which is more desirable for them when making an offer. The presence of a surveillance camera and an all-around protection system increases curb value, ensuring your renovations and remodeling projects are safe and sound.2. Get More SavingsA monitored security system keeping an eye out on your home can save you homeowner i...

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