Home Security Archive

5 Ways to Jeopardize Neighborhood Security

Whereas home security is your responsibility, neighborhood security is the responsibility of everyone who lives there. In this case, one lackadaisical neighbor can place multiple homes at risk. The following are the easiest ways to jeopardize neighborhood security. Please read and make a resolution not to be “that neighbor” who places everyone else’s home in

15 Alarms You Need to Pay Attention to Right Now

Did you know that there are as many as 15 different types of alarms? How many can you name off the top of your head? If you can’t name at least 10 and if you’re not using most of the ones on this list, your home security may not be at its strongest level. 1.

Is a DIY Alarm System Worth It?

A DIY alarm system is one where a homeowner installs her own home security equipment. Burglar alarms and other devices falling into the DIY home security category are typically purchased from a security company and come with a full set of instructions and necessary supplies for a self-installation. This method can help homeowners save money

Don’t Miss These 15 Surveillance Camera Security Tips

As surveillance cameras gain popularity on the home security front, it’s important to know how to use them most effectively. Recent news reports have helped to highlight a serious security breach in many people’s use of security cams– more on that below– but there’s even more to know about using video to protect a home.

Surveillance Cameras Solving Recent Crimes

Have you noticed an uptick in national news stories involving surveillance cameras, lately? I have and I’m very happy about it. This increase means that surveillance cameras have been useful in solving some pretty high profile crimes. While ‘big brother’ privacy concerns are certainly valid, it’s hard to ignore the effectiveness of security cameras being

15 FAQs About Home Security

When you have a question about home security, who do you ask? Friends and neighbors may be able to help you, but with so much false information floating around out there, we hope that you’ll also seek more knowledgeable advisers, which is where we come in. Today, we’re here to address the top 15 most

Do You Need an Alarm Permit?

Before you install a home security system, check with your local municipality to find out if you need an alarm permit. In an effort to cut down on the number of false alarms, many jurisdictions now require homeowners to obtain a permit before a burglar alarm is approved and recognized. Residents who do not obtain

15 Ways to Deter a Burglar

Knowing how to deter a burglar is half the battle when it comes to good home security. This is because security works in layers and keeping a thief from even approaching your home is one of the first layers of the process. In conjunction with quality home security devices, knowing how to deter a burglar