Security System Troubleshooting for Networx Alarm Panels

By Ryan Bell / November 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Security System Troubleshooting for Networx Alarm Panels

Nothing frustrates alarm customers more than having security system issues that create a constant nuisance. In last week’s post, we dove into Diagnosing Security System Trouble Signals on a Concord Panel. This week, we apply the same treatment to the NX-8 panel, another one of our most popular alarm systems. The Interlogix NX-8 panel uses the…

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Diagnosing Security System Trouble Signals on a Concord Panel

By Ryan Bell / October 26, 2018 / Comments Off on 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…

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How to Spot (and Stop) Burglars in Disguise

By Ryan Bell / October 19, 2018 / Comments Off on 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…

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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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