Oh, the holidays — such a magical time of year! And unfortunately, the latter half of November and December generally see a rise in home burglaries as a result of more people traveling out of town and the temptation of stealing valuable gifts. We’ve designated November as Home Security Month […]
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Installing smoke alarms throughout your home — and keeping them in proper working condition — is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family and pets. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result in homes that lack working […]
Do you have a pulse on the growing home security industry? We’re expanding our editorial team and seeking new voices to contribute regularly to our site. We’re seeking bloggers who have worked in the home security industry and have a deep understanding of what it takes to properly secure a […]
Installing your own home security system no longer requires the expertise of a skilled technician. You can still invest in a full-featured system from one of the leading home security firms but you now have more choices when it comes to protecting your home using the latest technology. Cameras and […]
Here are six questions you should ask yourself before deciding to buy a gun to protect your home.
Brush fires are always a concern in communities where homes are built deep into natural habitats such as the hills surrounding Los Angeles. These areas have been plagued by fire within recent years and recently we heard that planting succulents can serve as first line of defense against a fast […]
When I worked for a local home security company, my boss would tell me about the fabled door-to-door home security salespeople. She told me that the MO was to go to less privileged neighborhoods (like mine) and they usually target the houses with competitor’s signage out front. The tactic: they […]
At last weeks National Hardware Show there were plenty of home security exhibitors and quite a few safe companies. From the smaller fire safes that hold documents to the larger home safes that weigh near 1500 lbs. There are a number of different features to consider when choosing a safe […]
There were numerous do-it-yourself home security systems showing at the National Hardware Show but the solution from Swann stood out to us. We have never used it but the 4 Channel Security Recorder Kit with Internet Viewing & 3G iPhone Connectivity sounds like a great system. We really like the […]
Living in California earthquakes are just a way of life, similar to traffic. Almost all are just little tremors but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared for something larger. Emily White, director of preparedness for the American Red Cross Bay Area shares some tips to make your home earthquake […]
There are assumptions about home security that many products are bought and sold on. Thanks to Frank Fourchalk who debunks 3 home security myths. Alarms are not monitored by police stations Police, fire and medical personal do not monitor alarms. The usual practice is for a monitored alarm system to […]
In honor of Autism Awareness Day we asked our friend Rebecca, who is a parent of a lovely autistic boy, if she had some home safety tips for us to keep autistic children safe. She graciously obliged and provided us with a lot of information to consider. When dealing with […]
According to Saturday Night Live, women who live alone in 5 bedroom houses should have alarms.
Home security is typically a top priority for homeowners, and renters are urged to take similar precautions to protect their rental property and personal possessions. Depending on the type of building and your landlord’s specifications, you may not be able to install state-of-the-art security systems or other wired devices.
Thanks to a tweet from one of Kansas City’s local television stations, I discovered an alternative to deadbolts and locks that’s made right here in the Kansas City metro area. The Doorzipper uses two interlocking metal strips, installed in the door and door jamb, to create a tightly woven seal […]
In light of the recent buyout of Brinks by ADT, some people may be reconsidering their home security systems. A great deal of research can go into choosing which company to trust to protect your family and home, and when that company suddenly changes, that can be more that slightly […]
With the housing crisis still rippling through the country, many homeowners may find themselves living in more of a graveyard instead of a neighborhood. Homes are becoming (and remaining) vacant at an alarming rate, and while these vacancies bring down property values and become eyesores, remaining homeowners need to take […]
There is no bigger name in the firearm industry than Smith & Wesson and they are betting that name recognition carries over to their new line of home security services that was introduced at the 2010 Builders’ Show. We spoke to VP Adrian Almendarez who was very excited about this […]
We came across a couple of impressive home security systems at the 2010 Builders’ Show and as a complete system the LiNK from Schlage is packed with some impressive features. This home security system can also manage your heating and air conditioning as Schlage has teamed with Trane Alarm.com. LiNK […]
Want to know an insider’s secret to one of the best, cheapest, and simplest forms of home security? Get to know your neighbors. Sounds too simple to be true, right? However, in today’s increasingly individualized social lifestyle, neighbors have become less of the friendly faces next door and more of […]
The Consumer Electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas is a lot to take in and although the gadgets and audio/video components are really the heavy hitters, we did find some jewels that may be helpful for homeowners looking to setup a home security system. Archerfish Video Monitoring This video monitoring system […]