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 […]

Diagnosing Security System Trouble Signals on a Concord Panel


In our post on Common Home Security Myths, we discussed the fear that a burglar alarm could cause more trouble that it’s worth. Modern home security systems have alleviated this fear quite a bit. Much like computers have evolved since the early DOS days, security system technology has improved as well. Older security systems communicated through […]

How to Spot (and Stop) Burglars in Disguise


In last week’s post on Overlooked Home Security Risks, we identified specific rooms or areas that homeowners often leave unsecured. This week, we’ll look at how burglars themselves often hide their intentions and identities. Then, we’ll suggest some tips for stopping these “burglars in disguise.” Many of our customers have ideas about what burglars look […]

Home Security Risks Alarm Customers Often Overlook


We’ve addressed a couple areas of the home that raise specific security concerns in our posts over the last couple months. We’ve addressed Bedroom Security, Basement Security, and Home Office Security in detail. Our customers tend to focus their attention on high-risk or high-use areas such as these.  In this post, we focus on areas of the house that […]

Tackling Ten Common Home Security Myths


A few months back we provided some Important Questions to Ask Security System Providers. In that post, we aimed to clear up some of the more confusing aspects of buying a home security system. However, homeowners have to do more than just compare one security company to another when considering home security. They must also […]

5 Important Autumn Security Tips


As we discussed in our Vacation Security To-Do List, every season brings its own unique security concerns. Summer means long days, warm weather, and houses left vacant during family vacations. The fall, meanwhile, means arriving home after sunset, and trees that transition from colorful to bare. It also brings the return of sweater weather, and Halloween preparations […]

Use Geo Services to Take Smart Home Security Features to the Next Level


In previous posts, we’ve discussed adding simple smart home ideas to your home security plan. The past couple of years have seen huge developments in this technology. In turn, this greatly enhances what our customers can do with their security systems. A few weeks back, we looked at How to Use Your Smart Phone to Add Security to Your […]