Unique Security Monitoring Options


When people think of security systems, they usually have a couple basic images in mind. The first is a burglar breaking into a building and activating sirens and lights that scare said burglar away. The second image revolves around the activation of security monitoring services. This one involves the police showing up at a crime scene after […]

Five Business Security Measures to Cut Your Insurance Costs


In previous posts, we’ve discussed how taking proactive security measures can lower insurance premiums for homeowners. For example, we wrote a post several months back answering the question, “Should I Have My Security System Monitored?” In that post, we pointed out that having your security system monitored can lower your insurance costs. In this post, […]

Do Fake Security Cameras Deter Criminals?

Dummy Camera

We’ve detailed in a few posts how the presence of surveillance equipment can act as a deterrent. Our Steps to Defeat Smart Criminals even discussed how the presence of cameras alone can deter crime. The mere threat of getting caught through recorded video can convince criminals to go elsewhere. Taking this line of logic one […]

Five Tips for Your Security System Upgrade


One of the most common requests we receive from customers is to receive a “security system upgrade.” While this may seem like a simple request, it could refer to many features or services. In general, a security system upgrade allows us to utilize existing alarm components while adding new equipment and features. People have several potential reasons to call us […]

Creating a Plan for Cold Weather Security


At the beginning of autumn we shared a seasonal post with some of our most Important Autumn Security Tips. This post focused largely on the change of scenery that comes with the fall. Longer nights, the falling of leaves, and watching out for Halloween pranks all deserve special attention. In this post, we focus not […]

Thanksgiving Security Tips


Ahh, the sights, smells, and tastes of Thanksgiving! Many people count this late autumn holiday among their favorite. The festive fall decorations, large family gatherings, and gut-busting dishes set this day apart. However, Thanksgiving traditions also bring about the potential for safety and security risks. The near-constant cooking and frequent family travel make it a good […]

QOLSYS IQ Panel 2 Alarm Troubleshooting and Unique Features

A QOLSYS IQ Panel 2, along with door contacts and a motion detector.

Our last two posts have featured troubleshooting tips for two of our most popular alarm systems, the Concord 4 by Interlogix and the Networx NX-8. These panels certainly have more similarities than differences. Both panels look similar and have similar functions from an end user perspective. However, troubleshooting each panel requires following far different steps. If you are one […]