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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Securing the Foundation: Tips to Improve Basement Security

By Ryan Bell / August 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Securing the Foundation: Tips to Improve Basement Security

As we point out in our post on Defeating Smart Criminals, part of our job involves attempting to think like a burglar. Doing so allows us to make our customers’ homes as secure as possible. In this post, we look at the one of the most often-overlooked areas regarding security preparations: the basement. We find basement…

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Security Measures to Improve Employee Safety in Your Business

By Ryan Bell / July 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Security Measures to Improve Employee Safety in Your Business

If you own or manage a business, you value securing and keeping track of valuable inventory and equipment highly. However, securing important possessions and records only accounts for a part of overall business security. We also encourage our commercial customers to take steps that ensure employee safety. In this post, we look at several best…

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Smart Home Surveillance System Design

By Ryan Bell / July 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Smart Home Surveillance System Design

More and more of our customers consider cameras an important part of their home security plan. As with many security-related products, however, entering the home surveillance market can prove frustrating. Customers often find themselves with countless camera choices, facing confusing industry jargon. And that’s just the beginning, because deciding where and how to install cameras can prove just as frustrating…

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