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Cellular Monitoring vs. Wi-Fi Alarm Systems

By |January 20th, 2021|

Technology for home security alarm systems continues to evolve rapidly. As a result, the connections they use are having to change along with them. Presently, there are three main ways that your alarm system monitoring connects, and that is a landline, Broadband/Wi-Fi, or cellular. Using landlines for security is a mode that is quickly disappearing. Mainly, this is due to the fact of cellphones taking the lead in homes and replacing the landline. So, today we will focus on cellular monitoring vs. Wi-Fi Alarm Systems.  Wi-Fi Connection Many home security systems utilize the Broadband/Wi-Fi connection in the home. [...]

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Keep Your Home Out of the Burglar’s Spotlight

By |January 6th, 2021|

It seems like you are always trying to improve your home. Every weekend gets spent on landscaping and maintenance. If you have an HOA, you are even more motivated to keep the house looking neat and clean. However, there is one person that you don't want to impress. When the burglar decides to drive through the neighborhood, you want to make your home as unappealing to him as possible. Most burglaries are unplanned, so you need to help him decide at first glance. What exactly do they look for in a home? What do you need them to [...]

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Start the New Year with the Best Home Security

By |December 29th, 2020|

When we ring in a new year, we look for ways to reset and refresh with new goals. One of the things you may have been contemplating is a new home security system. Or, maybe you already have alarm systems covering the home, but you want to upgrade it with some smart home devices. With home security systems, options are now endless with the items you can integrate with them. Protection Your home security system should be all about keeping you safe. It begins with top-of-the-line equipment. Look for equipment that works with your smartphone and computer. You [...]

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What Can Your Home Security Alarm Systems Really Do?

By |December 21st, 2020|

It seems like home alarm systems are becoming a new normal. Just about everyone you know has one for their home. You have a nice big dog, so what more are alarm systems going to do? Beyond making noise to scare off a bad guy, what other tasks is your security going to care for around the house? As technology continues to progress, and smart home devices integrate, the options become endless.  Alarm Systems and Their Options Of course, the whole purpose of a security system is to protect the home from intruders. Accomplish this by arming your [...]

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How a Smart Home Saves You Money

By |December 8th, 2020|

The latest trend in home security is adding smart home technology. At times, new trends like this seem to be a fad. If you wait long enough is usually passes, and the next new thing comes on the market. However, the smart home integrations are not only proving to be useful, they are even a growing market. It looks like it is here to stay. Should you join the crowd? Is it worth the cost?  What Can a Smart Home Do? When Alexa, the virtual voice assistant, was released in 2014, we thought it was amazing. It could [...]

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Avoid Common Home Security System Problems

By |November 2nd, 2020|

We hear a lot of news about the benefits of home monitoring alarm systems. We watch videos of how they prevent crimes or help catch the bad guy. However, is there a downside to having home security systems? Are there things we should look out for if we have one? Let’ focus on a few issues that may pop up and see what to do to prevent or fix them.  Incompatible Equipment When putting home monitoring systems together, look for equipment that works with each other. Don’t just grab a device here or there, while looking for who is [...]

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5 Scary Home Invasions Caught on Security Cameras

By |October 19th, 2020|

Some write off the idea of having security cameras in the home as just paranoia or even overreacting. However, due to the World Wide Web, the footage that these cameras record is a whole industry in itself. Granted, most of these security cameras serve their purpose.  You see the crimes prevented or the house fire that gets extinguished in time. Due to this fact, that these videos are made public, it reminds us that there are a lot of unsettling events happening around us. In fact, these reminders push many of us to invest in a few cameras [...]

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Wireless Alarm Monitoring or Internet-Based?

By |September 17th, 2020|

Technology continues to move forward. We do our best to keep up. Security systems are part of this advancement. The choices go beyond just equipment. In fact, connectivity is now an issue. Do you want a wireless or wired landline home security system? What are the differences?  Wireless Cellular Home Security Wireless home security systems are getting popular due to the convenience of tying in smart home devices. If your house does not already have prewired lines to your security devices, this is the way to go. Moreover, there are many positive aspects of this type of home security, [...]

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5 Reasons Why Home Security is Worth the Investment

By |September 4th, 2020|

Is installing a home security system worth the investment? It is an individual decision that depends on your circumstances. Regardless if you live in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, having an alarm system is necessary. Here are a few reasons why you may find them worth the investment:  1. Peace of Mind with Home Security The first and foremost reason people shop for home security systems is for the personal protection of their family. When you know that cameras are monitoring any activity outside your home, you feel safe. When potential intruders see security cameras, 60% go somewhere else. [...]

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Best 2020 DIY Home Security Systems

By |August 21st, 2020|

DIY Home Security Systems in 2020 Have you been considering a home security system, but prefer not having people in your home at this time? Are you a DIY person that likes to be in charge of your home improvements? It is now possible and affordable to have an alarm system in your home, even when you are in an apartment or renting a home. One of the reasons some holdback might be as simple as not knowing where to start.  DIY Home Security Options Activate Existing System If you are up to tackling any of the [...]

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