Category Archives Home Security

door lock

One of the first lines of defense for your home is the lock you choose for your doors. If you have an old clock, or a cheap or low quality lock, it means it is that much easier for a criminal to make his way into your home. You don’t even want to think about this actually happening, so make…

Home security monitoring service

One of the most important features offered by any home security system is alarm monitoring, and all of the best home security companies offer this service. Many people looking for a home security solution gloss over this feature though, and instead look at the more obvious features, such as CCTV cameras and audible alarms. So, why is alarm monitoring so important and…

Apartment block

Much of the time home security focuses on those living in houses, and this means that people living in apartments have to go without help, often leaving their property vulnerable to intruders. With over 16,000,000 apartments in the US, this is clearly something that should provide some concern. So, below you’ll find five great tips on how to improve your…

security app

We live in a mobile age: an age where we can do almost everything remotely using cell phones and tablets. The home security world hasn’t been slow to plunge into the world of apps, and there are loads you can use to further enhance the level of security in your home, as well as the peace of mind you feel…

As technology continues to grow, home automation is an increasingly popular trend. With home automation, multiple things in your home are connected to the Internet, so you can control them with an app on your smartphone. Things you can control with a home automation system include: lighting, appliances, cameras, security systems, phone systems, home theatre systems, thermostats, irrigation systems, and…

carbon monoxide sensor

In today’s world, keeping ourselves and our families safe is of the utmost importance. People spend thousands each year trying to prevent harm to their families and their homes by means of home security systems. There are many options on the market, and some of them can be very confusing to the average customer. A few key pieces can be…

Dobermans

For many years, a dog was seen as the forefront of home security. From individuals through to small businesses, many people had the statutory Doberman or German Shepherd patrolling their borders, ready to react should someone dare to break into their property. But in the modern world, does a guard dog still have a place within a security system? Read…

Every year, an estimated 16% of American homeowners deal with a break-in. Many of these occur while the homeowner is away, but some break-ins occur while people are in the home. One of the most important things you can do is have a plan of action if there’s ever a break-in while you’re home. The plan can save your life…

Growing up in today’s world is scary for both children and parents. The teen years mean parents have less time with their children, and children are spending more time with friends and family away from home. A home security system won’t be the all-encompassing solution to their safety, but it can certainly help. Make Sure Your Teens Know How to…

cctv camera

You want your family to be as safe and secure as possible. You have installed an alarm system, and you are thinking about getting some security cameras to go along with the security setup. These cameras can be a very good addition in terms of increasing overall safety for the home. However, you need to know where to set them…

Home security is important no matter where you live, who you live with, or how old you are. It is critically important when there are small children in the home, who cannot understand how certain things can hurt them. Use this checklist to make sure your home is set up as safely as it can possibly be. Go through all…

The majority of home security alarm calls are actually false alarms. While this is comforting in the sense that: there are not as many bad things happening as we’d think and it means your system is working, it places undue stress on the security company. To do your part and help the security company be able to focus their efforts…

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