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Alarm Systems: Not Just For The Wealthy Anymore!


Over the last 22 years that I have been involved in the security alarm industry, I have seen quite an evolution. Changes have not only taken place in what type of equipment is available, but also in how the consumer buys and use's the equipment.

Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires?


What do alarm systems and automobile tires have in common? This may sound like a strange question to the untrained ear, but lend me yours and I will make sense of it.The reason I mention car tires is that they are a necessity that most all of us have some experience purchasing, at least once in a while.

Alarm Controls are the Brain of your Security System, Use Yours When Choosing One


The alarm control is the brain of your security system. It is typically placed in an area that is out of the way like a basement, attic, closet or office.

Six Common Criminal Types And How To Avoid Them


"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" that saying is as true for crime, as it is for health. After taking literally thousands of reports over the years I spent as a police officer; I found that a lot of crimes that had happened could have been prevented.

The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today's World


When one considers the historical nature of security applications and programs of any type, i.e.

Estate and Mega-Yacht Security Systems and Safe Rooms


Why do I need a "safe room? I really don't need one; I'm not that high profile". This is typical V.

Someone Spying?


Someone Spying? So are the Teddy Bear and the Potted PlantSee the cuddly teddy bear over on the shelf? Well, it sees you too. "Right here in the camera, behind the left eye.

Home Security System, You Are A winner


Have you ever been to a local trade show or fair and filled out a raffle and later you find out you have won a Home Security System? Well, you are not alone. Sometimes everyone one wins.

What is Your Security Awareness IQ?


Are you aware of the need for security?Your awareness of the need for security, is the best place to begin a discussion on physical property security. What is security awareness? Our definition is multi-faceted, and includes the ability to identify known and unknown threats, being aware of the technologies, products and services that can defuse those threats, knowing how to operate the products and systems you have, and most importantly the awareness that these systems must be used, and must be used all of the time.

Who Has Keys to Your Castle?


One area of home security that is often overlooked, and one of the most visible, is the common key. Even if you are the owner of a new house, or the first tenant of your apartment, you cannot be sure that no one else has a key to your door.

Where Does Safety & Security Begin? Security Expert Explains


Personal safety begins with you. It is widely accepted that a wide-ranging personal safety strategy must incorporate prevention, deterrence and defiance.

Security Alarm System Motion Detectors


Passive Infrared Motion Detectors- These detectors are also known as PIR detectors. The technology they utilize is "passive infrared".

Alarm System Keypads


The keypad is the device you and your loved ones will interface with daily. It is typically placed at one or more of the following locations:* House to garage door hall.

Alarm System: Wireless Remotes


WIRELESS ALARM SYSTEM REMOTESThese remotes are also known as "key fobs" or "4 button key chains". They are wonderful to have in addition to your keypad as you can turn your alarm on or off without going to the keypad.

Alarm System: Sirens


Alarm Sirens- There is both inside and outside sirens. Many towns have a noise ordinance, which should prevent your installer from putting yours outside, unless you are on a ranch where you need to know what's going on while your out in the barn.

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How to Keep Your Home Safe While You Are on Vacation
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03/28/2017 08:12 AM
Electric Locks - What Are They?
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Grade 1 Door Locks
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What Happens When a Wireless Home Security Camera Loses Its Internet Connection?
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What Are Smart Home Systems?
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This sounds easy. Go to your favorite big box store, find their padlock section, pick out your padlock and pay for it. So how exactly did you choose your padlock, was it the packaging, did you get a BOGO or maybe the packaging said "Strong Indestructible Padlock".
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The fencing is widely used to protect the piece of land or premise from illegal or unauthorized trespassing. It is but obvious for us to secure our homes or fields. Apart from these places, fencing is also provided in order to cement the protection of places like the airport, military facility, government buildings, research facilities, etc.
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Who doesn't love the warmth of a fireplace on a cold winter's night? However, enjoying the benefits of a fire also comes with great responsibility. Making sure that your fireplace is safe each year is a great start.
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Electronic Locks - Pros and Cons
Electronic locks that are used for the home generally use a keypad or push buttons to enter group of numbers to unlock doors. Today there are more electronic locks available that you can open using a keyless entry fob. They are like the ones that you use to lock and unlock your car. Some even work using your computer or smart phone.
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Protect Your Home - Even Celebrities Are Starting To Protect Their Homes
From the super-rich to the commoner, everyone loves his or her home and his or her possessions just as much as anyone else around. Homes as well as the assets which your home holds are built with care and patience. So, it is only natural that you would like to protect your home and assets and would not like anyone to steal or damage them.
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5 Tips for Installing CCTV Cameras and Being Safe and Secure
Installing a CCTV camera can sometimes be difficult and sometimes be easy. It is the difficult situation that counts a lot. The cabling is the most common issue that people face and we will be addressing this issue here.
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5 Tips for Installation of Security Cameras
When the question of your family's security arises, it is important to take maximum precautions. On the other hand, it is also important to ask yourself a few tough questions that can help you a lot in the long run. These questions mostly pertain to the locations in which you want to place the security cameras.
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My Personal Mistakes - Please Read This So You Can Avoid Getting Robbed!
Hi, my name is Marc Drouinaud. I want to share with you my mistakes that made me a target for burglars so you can avoid my mistakes. Before I begin, I want you to understand that a burglary can happen anywhere. It does not matter if you live in a good area or a bad area, no one is completely safe.
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Advantages Of Choosing A Professional Garage Gate Installation Company
How do you ensure that your costly vehicles stay protected from all kinds of external pollution and theft attacks? Strong garage doors, of course! These doors are heavy, strong and durable and come for many years when installed by an expert. Your commercial establishment may need stronger garage doors as they need to protect more vehicles and provide more security. Therefore, it is imperative that you choose a service provider who is the best in the business and who provides full value for your money through the services it renders. If you still feel that roll-up door installation can be done as a DIY project, take a look at the advantages of hiring an expert below, and you will realise how wrong you have been.
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Wireless Home Security - Here Is What To Expect From Low, Medium, And High Price Ranges
Home security has been a concern to most home owners for a very long time. When we were securing our homes with just good quality locks, one could hardly dream of having a wireless security system. We next moved to taking insurance against burglary and other potential damages. This provided some sense of safety and indemnity in case of a loss. Then came the wired circuit television cameras through which one could keep watch on his house while being away. Recording was another option with these cameras. However, burglars soon turned out to be smarter as they would cut the wires connecting any cameras and systems and thus disable live viewing and recording.
10/18/2016 12:51 PM
Prevent Burglary - You And Your Loved Ones Can Die Because You Are Not Protected
Prevent Burglary - Here is a story of a victim named John - I am John. This morning, I got up as usual, got ready to go to school, quickly had my breakfast and rushed to school. When I went to my class, my friend and neighbor Ted, who sits next to me in class was not present there. Soon, the class teacher walked in and sadly announced that last night, there was a burglary in Ted's house and the burglars had shot dead Ted's parents, Ted's infant sister Cristina and Ted. I had always found Ted's parents, Robert and Nancy very affectionate and loving. They lived right next to us. Ted's little sister Cristina was so cute!
10/18/2016 10:46 AM
Security Guard For Your Home - Why Should You Get A Home Security System?
It is extremely understandable that you want to ensure the protection of you and your loved ones. By installing a home security system, you will have done the smartest choice in guaranteeing the safety and peace of mind in knowing that while your eyes are closed or you are at work, your home is under a watchful eye. The problem when it comes to home security is, picking the best option for yourself. Unfortunately, the process can be very draining if you do not have help or an expert guiding you through the process. However, on the bright side, no matter what type of system you elected to get, you have done the right thing by securing the safety of your loved ones and your home.
10/18/2016 10:46 AM
Home Improvement - Do You Need A Home Security System?
Putting yourself in position to take care of your loved ones and yourself is one of the most important things to get accomplished by any home owner. Home security and surveillance is a much needed investment if a home owner wants to experience peace and solitude in their homes. Because there are so many options for someone to choose from in regards to different security systems, You will be able to find the best security system for you home's needs.


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