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 protecting against Halloween pranks all deserve special attention. In this post, we focus not on a change […]

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 […]

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 unprotected. 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 like and […]

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 […]