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Security for North Texas New Home Owners

2018-08-07T13:54:18+00:00August 7th, 2018|News|

Home Security Tips for New Home Owners in the Fast-Growing North Texas Area   Can you believe that 7 of the top 15 fastest-growing cities in the July 2016-2017 calendar year were all in Texas. With North Texas boasting such numbers, we wanted to share tips to help local and first-time home buyers know what to look for when buying a new home as far as security goes.  As well as, additional tips you can implement once settled in. Pre-purchase tips: While the areas you are considering buying in are fast-growing, some neighborhoods may have crime rates you aren’t [...]

5 different ways you can upgrade your home security

2018-07-02T16:50:17+00:00July 2nd, 2018|News|

Home is where everybody feels secure. In the course of recent years, the burglaries and thefts have been quickly expanding and that is the reason even the home does not feel secure any longer. There are numerous people that are searching for ways that can make their home more secure. Innovation is assuming control over the field of home security. There are diverse Home Automation systems accessible in the market that can upgrade the security of the home. Here are 5 different ways you can upgrade the home security. Wireless Security The principal thing you ought to consider introducing [...]

Summer Security

2018-06-11T13:22:23+00:00June 11th, 2018|News|

Buckle up Texas we are in for a warm summer. With the rise of temperatures and emergence of the sun, people start to go out and about to enjoy the weather. While this leads to fun, vibrant communities, it also brings burglars out of the woodwork. According to a 2010 study by the U.S Department of Justice, theft and burglary related crimes increase 11%, on average, in summer months compared to winter months. In fact, from 1993 through 2010, no winter led to more theft than the corresponding summer, with some summers resulting in an over 15% jump in [...]

How Smart is Your Home?

2018-05-29T14:07:23+00:00May 29th, 2018|News|

“Smart Home” is something many of us associate with the Jetsons. But let me tell you the future is now. With a high speed internet connection today’s technology allows you to start connecting many of your most used appliances and security features. With such large leaps in tech over the last few years, many of the devices are no longer futuristic or exclusive to the wealthy. Smart Homes utilize the Internet of Things allowing all devices on your network to communicate with each other. With this technology being available to the average consumer, were looking at a very convenient [...]

Do I Need Home Security in Texas?

2018-04-30T17:30:38+00:00April 30th, 2018|News|

Professional Wireless Monitoring Over 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported in the US each year, what are the odds it will happen to you? Only 17% of American homes are protected by a security system. If you belong to the 83% that does not have a home security system, you're three times more likely to be broken into. Security systems will not only protect your family, but greatly reduce your chances of a home burglary. So with every home needing a security system, the question is  do you need professional alarm monitoring? In Texas and the rest of the South, we believe so. [...]

DIY vs Professional Home Security

2018-04-23T14:33:25+00:00April 23rd, 2018|News|

All security systems need to be installed, but it's up to you whether a professional installs one for you, or if you install it yourself. Generally, DIY installation is cheaper, but professional installation is easy. Both methods have their pros and cons—we'll give you the rundown so you can decide which installation method works best for you.   Pros of DIY Without the installation and activation fees, DIY systems are more affordable. There’s also no commitments or contracts. Most Professional companies require a three year contract. Choosing what brand suits your needs best. Professional companies only offer one brand of equipment, normally [...]

Spring has Sprung, Step Up Your Security

2018-04-16T14:39:53+00:00April 16th, 2018|News|

The winter winds are winding down and many homeowners are enjoying the sun and fresh blossoms to the start of the season. Whilst traveling or enjoying the outdoors, prevent yourself from becoming a victim this spring by following these helpful home security tips: 1. Lock ALL Point of Entry Although it seems like a given, a majority of home invasions occur when a door or window is left unlocked. Be sure to double check all doors and windows when leaving your home, especially on breezy spring days when windows may be left open. 2. Examine and Repair Home Exterior [...]

Smart Home Technology

2018-03-06T17:28:48+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|

The Benefits Of Investing In Smart Home Technology Number of houses with smart home devices Many homeowners have put a good amount of money into a property and it turned out to be extremely unfruitful. However, one thing that those who invest in smart home technology can be certain of, is the fact that having a forward facing mindset is one way to help deter criminals and attract future property buyers. In discussing the future, few things come in handy the way smart home technology does. As a security expert and professional on all things locks, I [...]

Interactive Security System Benefits for Homeowners

2018-03-02T17:24:46+00:00March 2nd, 2018|News|

Interactive Security System Benefits for Homeowners Imagine going to work and wondering if you left the light on, or the thermostat too high, I’m sure it’s happened to you.  Just think what it would be like if you could control your thermostat, lighting, or video surveillance all from your smartphone.  Having this capability would allow you to easily and more efficiently manage energy usage  as well as keep an eye on your home and loved ones.  Thanks to the advancements in modern technology, wireless home security automation is a thing of our present. What is home automation? It allows [...]

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