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Home Security Systems

December 9th, 2015

The security of your loved ones at home is anyone’s first priority. Keeping your loved ones safe involves installing a secure environment at home, a security system that monitors the house and nearby areas for suspicious activity that could be a potential threat to the people in the house and their belongings. There are a variety of security systems for you to choose from and can range from something as complex as a full automated security system with cameras and motion detectors, or for some people can be as simple as getting a dog. If you’d like to go the more advanced route -as sometimes... Read More

It Only Takes 12 Minutes to Rob Your House – Home Security Tips

June 24th, 2015

It takes a burglar just 8-12 minutes to rob your house. This infographic from esafes.co.uk shows the statistics and gives helpful tips to inform home owners how to protect their home. Summarizing the infographic. Areas of the home that burglars break into most often; The front door (34%) First floor window (23%) Back door (22%) Garage (9%) Storage area (6%) Basement (4%) Second floor window (2%) Most residential burglaries occur from 10:00am – 3:00pm when people are at work or school. July and August have the most burglaries, and February has the least. Tools that are often used to break... Read More

Home Security and Burglary Prevention, Robert Siciliano

April 22nd, 2015

According to the FBI a burglar enters a US home every 11 seconds. So the numbers are on the rise thanks in large part to our down economy. So, what’s a home owner to do? Here are a few tips on how to theft proof your home. Burglaries are up 15% this past year. They’ll be in and out of your house in a matter of seconds and they’ll grab whatever they can and then be out of the door. They’re looking for people that aren’t paying attention, for homes that aren’t properly secured. 80% of all Americans at some time will become a victim of some type of theft. Robert... Read More

Smart Home Technology: Smart Locks Comparison – Goji, Kwikset, Lockitron, August

November 19th, 2014

Because so many of you seemed to enjoy my post on the Smart Security System Canary, I wanted to share another smart home option with you!   If you’re interested in creating a smart home you’re likely thinking about all of the things you can do to the inside of your home, smart lamps, TVs, coffee makers, etc. But what better place to start than at the entrance of your home? Smart locks combine the security and reliability of a trusted deadbolt lock with the innovation and convenience of technology. One of the most convenient features of a smart lock, is that you will never have to search... Read More

DIY Home Security Projects – Keeping your Valuables Safe and Hidden

September 10th, 2014

As technology has advanced throughout the ages, so has home security. We now have access to home automation systems, which we can monitor remotely from our mobile device, tablet, or desktop, and security systems in homes are commonplace. While all of these technological advances are beneficial, some of the simplest methods for hiding your valuables can be be done by you with everyday household items. The following infographic from Protect Your Home has multiple DIY home security projects to try out! For each project, they’ve included: – Materials you will need, – instructions,... Read More