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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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09/15/2017 08:02 AM
Do It Yourself Alarm System
I just recently moved into a new home. I started to research alarm systems and was very surprised what I found. There are the usual full-service alarm companies, you make a call and they will take care of everything else.
09/14/2017 10:20 PM
Wireless Security Cameras - Common Mistakes People Make When Installing Wireless Security Cameras
Unfortunately, we live in a society of burglars and robbers. Robbers effect the lives of home-owners every single day. According to home security magazine, 82% of police officers in a survey said that a presence of wireless security cameras was enough to deter some burglars. Due to modern technology, home-owners have a piece of mind. However, when a home-owner buys a wireless security camera, there are some common mistakes that take place.
09/08/2017 09:21 AM
Common Mistakes When Installing Wireless Security Cameras
For protecting your family and valuables, no matter if you are inside your home or away from it, a security camera system is a must. The market is flooded with affordable security cameras and systems, so it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to install one (security system) in your abode! However, you need to be a little careful when it comes to installing video monitoring equipment for security surveillance. There is enough scope to mess it all up and that's primarily because of plug-and-play nature of wireless surveillance equipment. Here are the most common mistakes while installing wireless video monitoring devices that can make it totally worthless. So read through and avoid these common mistakes!
09/06/2017 09:23 PM
Using Wire Fencing As a Security Alternative
Wire fencing is one of the most popular security methods that people use as a security alternative. The wire is very durable and it helps in reducing the instances of trespassing. There are various dimensions that you can choose from and it all depends on the needs of an individual. There are lots of purposes that wire fencing has. You can use it so as to contain the animals that you rear, and even keeping burglars away. This is indeed one of the methods that you can choose so as to ensure that you have secured your property. To be able to cut through this kind of fencing, you will require professional equipment. This goes to show just how reliable the option really is.
09/05/2017 09:45 AM
Burglar's Mind - How Burglars Think And What To Ask Security Companies When Looking For Service
Alarms that you put on the entrance of your home are a great way to deter burglars. Unfortunately, most home owners only put these types of devices in their front door. There are other areas in which burglars can enter like the back door and garage door. There are other areas in your home that need protection other than the front entrance. If a burglar is experienced, he or she will most likely target an unlikely entrance to get into your home.
09/02/2017 01:51 PM
Diversion Safes - Why Do I Need a Diversion Safe in My Home?
I guess the first question is what is a Diversion Safe? Just think about how often you leave your valuables laying around the house. Be honest - are you one to leave your watch or rings on the coffee table? How about your expensive jewelry - do you put it away in a safe place when you come home from a party or do you leave it on your bureau in plain sight until tomorrow? These are just a few things that we do with our valuables to offer them to burglars. But what if you could leave these treasures out in plain sight where a burglar couldn't see it? You might ask how that is possible.
08/29/2017 08:04 AM
Personal Alarms - Why You Should Always Have a Personal Alarm With You to Keep You Safe
A Personal Alarm is something that you should always keep with you. Before I explain why, let's talk about what is a Personal Alarm. These products are inexpensive and small and can be carried anywhere: pockets, purse, hands and for children, attached to their clothing. When activated by pulling out a pin or pressing a button, this amazing device emits a very loud when set off - as loud as 130 db in some cases.
08/26/2017 08:44 AM
Door Alarms - How Door Alarms Can Help Deter a Home Invasion
Door Alarms are a great way to deter a burglar from getting into your house. Yet most people only put these devices on their front door for protection. But what about the back door, your side doors or your garage door? These areas also need alarms to let you know that you have unwanted people in your house. If a burglar is just someone who is inexperienced, he will most likely just try your front door and the Door Alarm will work perfectly and scare the creep away. However, if the burglar has been doing this for a while he will usually look your house over before attempting to break in. There are many things he can look for:
08/25/2017 03:59 PM
Personal Alarms - Benefits of Personal Alarms for Child Protection
Personal Alarms are small, inexpensive products that help keep your children and the rest of your family safe from any punks with bad intentions. There are many different types of Personal Alarms but all do the same thing - give a very loud, piercing alarm. Providing your child with a Personal Alarm to carry will not only give you peace of mind, but will also give your child a sense of security
08/24/2017 09:56 AM
Amplify the 5 Ways Securing Your Business With WiFi Hidden Cameras
When you are actually thinking to keep surveillance on your workers, then you need to install the WiFi Hidden Cameras in your office. But before going to install it, try to know the complete process and method of placing the cam.
08/17/2017 11:54 AM
Our Family Safety and Security First
The revolution is here when it comes to home security and safety products. Advances have been made in electronic technology, lighting and monitoring, cameras and a host of other helpful inventions. New products and devices can be found almost everywhere.
08/16/2017 09:06 PM
5 Tips to Find a Good Locksmith
Are you locked out of your car or house? If so, you are in need of the services of a good locksmith. The problem is that you can't just hire any locksmith that you know the name of. You have to find a good one. Actually, a good locksmith is a professional who can make, work with or repair all types of locks. You can find these locks on cars, house doors or safes, just to name a few. Given below are a few things that you may want to consider when searching for a good professional.
08/16/2017 09:06 PM
6 Tips on How to Find a Good Locksmith in Your Area
Even if you never hired the services of a locksmith, you will still need one someday. For instance, you may lose your car keys or you may lock yourself out of your home. As far as finding a good professional is concerned, you may find it a bit hard. The reason is that some locksmiths are good and others are not so good. So, it's important that you do your homework prior to deciding on one. Below are a couple of tips that can help you to hunt a good one.
08/13/2017 12:04 PM
Locking Your New Home
Your just moved into a brand-new house or apartment, the last thing you need to worry about are the locks, right? Wrong. Most home builders are using construction type locks. These are locks that have two combinations.
08/08/2017 10:20 PM
Security Cameras and Their Needs
Do you know who visits your house when you aren't there? Do you know when your maid and babysitter come and leave your house? If you are looking for answers to these questions, you are in serious need of front door security cameras.
08/03/2017 09:17 AM
3 Amazing Pros, 2 Disgusting Cons And 8 Dangerous Statistics About Home Alarm Systems
Just like homeowner's insurance, these alarm systems are something people buy that they hope to never use. A lot of people believe that getting protection for your home is not worth it. However, in my opinion, I believe that anyone who has been saved from a robbery or fire because they got protection would doubt the amazing benefits that getting protection can offer.
07/27/2017 09:30 AM
Tips to Hire a Reliable Locksmith
We all know the uses of locks: they provide security for our vehicles, enterprises and houses. But when you lock yourself out of your house, you wish locks didn't exist. In such a situation, you need the services of a good locksmith. The locksmith, however, should be reliable and trustworthy. Given below are some tips that can help you find a good one.
07/25/2017 11:34 AM
Tips for Securing Your Home While You Are Out on Holidays
Holidays are something that everyone look for. They are the great chance to spend quality time with your family and friends and to get relieve from the real world for quite some time.
07/25/2017 09:36 AM
A Burglar's Guide - Here Is An Amazing Exclusive Into A Burglar's Mind
The best way to avoid burglary in my opinion is to understand the mindset of the burglar. People lack the education needed to help prevent them from being another statistic. I am happy to share with you today some factors that might make yourself a target for burglary.
07/24/2017 10:03 AM
Home Security Improvement - Here Is Why Burglars Keep Targeting You
You can avoid being another burglar statistic if you know the types of homes that they like to target. You can also avoid being a burglar statistic if you know their habits and their style of thinking. According to the FBI, it was found that around 2 million homes are broken into each year.
07/17/2017 10:32 AM
Patented Padlocks
There are a lot of ways that a padlock can become a "Patented Padlock". It could be the look of the padlock which would be a design patent or it could be the way it operates which would be a utility patent. A utility patent is the stronger of the two because it can be put in or made to work in any padlock design.
07/13/2017 10:07 AM
What Are the Benefits to Get From the Wireless Home Security Cameras?
The Wireless Home Security Cameras are your best guide to look at your home when you are not in the home. They are more effective than anything that you keep in your house for the safety purpose.
07/10/2017 10:09 AM
What Are the Benefits of Installing Hidden Security Cameras in Your House?
When you are planning to keep your eye on the entire house all you require is purchasing Hidden Security Cameras. These specific systems are extremely discreet and typically undetectable, until and unless you know what you are actually looking for.
06/28/2017 12:04 PM
Tips To Consider When Hiring A Locksmith Company
If you are looking to replace your lock system after losing the keys or want to upgrade, you shouldn't do it by yourself as you will most likely make plenty of mistakes. When having such a project hire a locksmith to help you out. Be best results, you should hire the best professional. To help you out, here are tips to consider when hiring the expert:
06/27/2017 03:31 PM
Perks of Having a Reliable Security System
Security Systems able to protect your domicile from intruders whether you are at home or not. With the help of good security systems, you can safeguard your home, family or office.
06/18/2017 01:49 PM
What Is An SB Lock?
The answer is that an SB (single bitted) lock is a cam lock available in five different lengths that is used in many different applications. I am going to expand on that definition giving you a clear picture on how versatile the SB lock really is.
06/15/2017 09:49 AM
Here's What You Must Look for in Good Quality CCTV Cameras
Technology used in CCTV Cameras: Currently over 7 video surveillance technologies are in use and they are: High Definition Video Transport Interface, High Definition Composite Video Interface, Analogue High Definition, High Definition Serial Digital Interface, IP Network, Advanced Analogue systems and Analogue systems. Of all these, the IP Network technology is one that finds use in all commercial areas as well as homes. This technology is used in confined areas to watch over human activity for the purpose of security as well as on roads and highways, along with various apps that facilitate...
06/09/2017 10:55 AM
Deer Fence
One of the most important areas of a deer farm is the fencing. Keeping the stock safe and secure is a top priority for deer farmers. The most effective and widely used type of deer fencing is fixed knot woven wire fencing.
06/08/2017 10:28 AM
The Different Kinds of Removable Bollards
Urban spaces are becoming busier all the time, and car ownership is at an all time high. This can put a lot of strain on infrastructure that caters to car drivers and pedestrians. It has become necessary to take measures to increase safety while remaining secure.
06/05/2017 04:10 PM
How to Secure Your Smart Home
Connecting your appliances to internet and controlling them remotely is a great convenience. Such great convenience may become your enemy if the security aspect is ignored by you.
05/28/2017 01:40 PM
Gate Locks
Gate Locks could be as simple as a padlock or as secure as an electronic lock of some type. As in anything that you are trying to secure, ask yourself "What are you trying to protect and how much is that worth to you?"
05/12/2017 12:10 PM
5 Types of Fences
A wrought iron, chain link or wooden fence has the potential to benefit the home in several different ways. Beyond its ability to improve on the home's exterior, it can also greatly improve on all-round privacy and security.
05/11/2017 03:11 PM
High Definition CCTV Cameras
As a CCTV installer, you always want to buy the best value cameras on the market. The current trends in video products have influenced our customers' perception about security cameras. Large TV manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony geared up the launch of 11K TV resolution, so it is not a surprise that the CCTV market is also under pressure from consumers, who are demanding higher definition. Analog CCTV cameras have faded away from the market. In fact, I had a lot of difficulties in finding an analog CCTV camera for one of my customers. We are left with two options, IP and high definition. This article examines the options available to you in IP and HD CCTV cameras.
05/01/2017 09:42 AM
Build Your Own Wireless Surveillance System
Are your ready to build your first wireless security system? Learn more about the wireless security cameras that can be used as a part of the new security system for your home or office.
05/01/2017 09:20 AM
The Advantages Of Button Cameras
Learn about the advantages of button cameras. These tiny devices are perfect for recording any meeting or conversation.
04/30/2017 10:53 AM
Electronic Door Locks - Different Types
There is no reason to have a key with this type of electronic door lock. All you have to do to get inside your home is punch a code into the keypad. There are advantages with this system, like when your hands are full you do not have to root around trying to find your house key.
04/21/2017 10:04 AM
Who All Can Get Benefited by Security Cameras?
With a rapid increase in the number of illicit activities happening around, it becomes vital to take an extra care of things that matter to you the most. The well-being of your family and the place where you dwell in would undoubtedly be on top of the list. Now, if you have finally decided to invest in security cameras, then there must be thousands of things going on your mind regarding the benefits that these devices can render or as a matter of fact, do you actually need one of these gadgets?
04/18/2017 09:52 AM
How to Keep Your Home Safe While You Are on Vacation
No one wants to worry about their home while on vacation. Here are some tips to help keep your house safe from burglars while you are enjoying your holiday.
04/04/2017 11:10 AM
Great Spots To Install Hidden Home Security Cameras
If you just moved to a new house and feel that you need to improve it's security, here are few tips about the best spots for installing your new security camera. Learn more about the advantages of each camera location.
04/03/2017 08:22 AM
6 Tips to Buy A Home Safe
Do you need a safe? Do you have no idea as to what safe you should buy? Actually, when buying a safe, we suggest that you keep a few factors in mind. Below are 6 of them. Read on.
03/29/2017 08:59 AM
CCTV Camera Installation Guide
CCTV camera systems can be difficult to install, so this guide will provide detailed instructions on how to properly install a CCTV camera system. Prior to installation, it is important to decide the location where you would like the cameras.
03/28/2017 08:12 AM
Electric Locks - What Are They?
Instead of using mechanical tumblers, an electric lock will components like motors, magnets, and solenoids. Some electronic locks also use keypads while others may have optical or magnetic card readers. The most secure electronic lock will use both of these things. As a backup, sometimes they will include mechanical tumblers. This is done so a regular key can be used in order to bypass the other methods of security. From time to time, they will need to be serviced because batteries power many. They are generally installed on doors but they can also be used on safes and other similar applications.
03/26/2017 10:20 PM
Grade 1 Door Locks
There are 3 Grades of door locks. It is a Good, Better, Best grading system. Grade 1 is Best, grade 2 is better and grade 3 is good. The grading system was designed by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
03/20/2017 10:48 AM
5 Tips to Buy a Home Security System
The worst fear of every house owner is to see the windows of their home broken in the middle of the night. In other words, your worst nightmare is to witness burglars breaking into your house. No one will want to allow a stranger get into their house, especially in their absence. While the alarm systems can't prevent burglars from getting into your house, you can use them to work as a deterrent. They will give you an instant response.
03/14/2017 01:04 PM
Best Spy Audio Recorders of 2017
Spy Spot has different types of audio recording devices that are small and discreet. Each audio recorder is battery powered and has a rechargeable battery. The device just plugs into the USB of the computer to charge as well as playback.
03/12/2017 10:14 PM
5 Great Spots to Install Hidden Home Security Cameras
Home Security Cameras can be tricky when trying to find the right spot to install the camera. We have come up with a list of the 5 best spots the cameras can be placed so they can capture the perfect image.
03/10/2017 11:06 AM
How Effective Are Home Security Cameras at Deterring Burglars?
How effective are home security cameras? It depends on the system and whether or not it's the only security measure or part of a wider security layer designed to deter burglars.
03/10/2017 10:46 AM
What Happens When a Wireless Home Security Camera Loses Its Internet Connection?
A security camera loses connection periodically. If it's a recurring event, though, then diagnose your problem using my simple elimination process.
03/01/2017 09:18 AM
What Are Smart Home Systems?
Smart home systems refer to a variety of different and overlapping electrical and wireless systems that will enable a smart home or a smart house to function as a combined whole unit. Central to understanding the nature of the systems is an understanding of the basis of what a smart home is and the various technologies that underpin it. The idea of a smart home has been around for a long time, in fact in many ways it is one of the oldest science fiction dreams that is on the verge of becoming a reality.
03/01/2017 09:16 AM
What Is a Smart Home Security System?
Most people would probably give slightly different answer to the question of what is a home security system, let alone a smart home security system. Any security system in a home is often thought of largely as an alarm system, possibly coupled nowadays with various types of CCTV cameras and other types of technology that can alert and detect intruders. A home security system certainly can be that, but can also be a lot more.


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