Home Security Risks Alarm Customers Often Overlook

By Ryan Bell / October 12, 2018 / Comments Off on 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…

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Tackling Ten Common Home Security Myths

By Ryan Bell / October 5, 2018 / Comments Off on 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…

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5 Important Autumn Security Tips

By Ryan Bell / September 28, 2018 / Comments Off on 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…

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

By Ryan Bell / September 21, 2018 / Comments Off on 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…

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Best Practices to Improve Bedroom Security

By Ryan Bell / September 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Best Practices to Improve Bedroom Security

Out of all the rooms our residential customers ask us for help securing, bedrooms receive the most attention by far. This should come as no surprise, due to the amount of time we spend in bedrooms and the items that we often store in them. In this post, we share some of our most important…

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From the Ground Up: Security Tips for Those Building a New Home

By Ryan Bell / September 6, 2018 / Comments Off on From the Ground Up: Security Tips for Those Building a New Home

In a previous post, we discussed Smart Security System Design regarding burglar alarms. That post addressed basic decisions that we help our customers make while designing security systems. As we pointed out in that post, many of our customers call us while building their own homes. Doing this allows us the freedom to add hardwired…

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Important Back-to-School Security Tips

By Ryan Bell / August 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Important Back-to-School Security Tips

Back-to-school season is upon us. Classes in many local schools have swung back into session this week. As the last heat wave of the summer fades, we want to provide you with some back-to-school security tips. Every time of year brings its own unique security concerns. In our Vacation Security To-Do List, we discussed safety tips for…

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Best Practices for Surveillance Camera Maintenance

By Ryan Bell / August 24, 2018 / Comments Off on Best Practices for Surveillance Camera Maintenance

A few weeks back, we shared a post about Home Surveillance System Design. That post aimed to help potential surveillance camera customers answer the most important camera system design questions. However, the work does not end after system design and installation. In this post, we want to help you preserve your surveillance cameras in the long run.…

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Securing Your House During Your Home Renovation Project

By Ryan Bell / August 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Securing Your House During Your Home Renovation Project

Warmer weather and longer days make for a good setting to undertake a home renovation project. As this article from popular mortgage company Prime Lending points out, tackling renovations during the summer and fall allow homeowners to complete their work in time to enjoy a remodeled home for the holiday season. Additionally, these late summer and early…

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Common-Sense Measures for Exterior School Safety

By Ryan Bell / August 10, 2018 / Comments Off on Common-Sense Measures for Exterior School Safety

As back-to-school season ramps up, so too do security efforts from school districts. We get several calls from school administrators to complete last-minute security preparations as the summer winds down. In last year’s post on Why Security Professionals Oppose Classroom Barricades, we look at classroom security. Specifically, we examine the debate over quick-fix classroom barricades. These devices have gained…

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