Home Security for the Empty Nester

By |April 15th, 2021|

The last child has left for college to begin a new chapter in their life. This leaves you and your spouse alone for the first time in decades. You get to begin a new chapter in your life also. You now will make decisions based on your own needs for the first time in quite a while. With just the two of you, will you be keeping that big house or downsizing? What about your home security system? With the kids at home, there was constant monitoring of activity. However, with only two people at home, what are your [...]

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Home Security: Going Green for Earth Day

By |April 8th, 2021|

April 22 is designated as Earth Day every year. This observance began in 1970 as a result of a senator's efforts to bring awareness to the nation concerning pollution. Earth Day was supported by the Republicans and Democrats, leading to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This, in turn, led to many laws passed to restore and support the global environment.  Five decades later, there appears to be another resurgence of environmental awareness telling us to Go Green. To Go Green means that your lifestyle is environmentally friendly, and you make wise decisions that preserve natural resources. Did you [...]

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Preparing for Storm Season With Your Home Security

By |April 2nd, 2021|

The winter storm that hit Texas during February 2021 was a major snow and ice storm that caused major disruptions across the U.S. It resulted in 124 deaths and billions of dollars worth of damage. It has been called the costliest disaster in state history. Surprisingly, residents had about ten days to prepare for the storm. However, even with preparation, many were caught off guard by the widespread power outages. When it comes to the weather, there are not any guarantees. You have to prepare to the best of your ability. Now that Spring is approaching, the means tornado season, [...]

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The Many Things Your Video Doorbell Can Do

By |March 25th, 2021|

Most houses today have some form of home security that varies from simple to complex. Home security systems and their pricing have become more affordable even as advances continue to come out. Home security companies carry a variety of packages that have the ability to be customized to suit your home's needs. However, some people are on a strict budget, especially after the long 2020 year. This doesn't mean that you cannot secure your home to the best of your ability. Redfin wrote an article that assists homeowners with different ideas to secure their homes with limited resources. Even then, there are simple security devices [...]

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Does Spring Break Bring a Higher Crime Rate?

By |March 18th, 2021|

After a long year of being shut inside, many are looking forward to Spring Break. You might be a student looking to have a pause from your studies or the parents of a student look forward to relief from the daily schedule. Or, you may be one of the residents of a popular Spring Break destination bracing yourself for the influx of visitors and tuning up your home security. Whichever profile fits you, there is always an increased need for caution during this time. The proposed 2020 budget for the safety and sanitation of a Miami Beach Spring Break [...]

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Home Security Options During the Harsh Weather

By |February 28th, 2021|

Winter can be a rough time for many states. When they finally crawl out from under the cold snow and ice, it will be time to enter the rainy season, then followed by hurricane season. We can't stop the weather, but we can do our best to prepare ahead of time. Sadly, some people will take advantage of bad weather and power outages to break into homes. Your home security system can help you out with all of these concerns. Let's review a few of the devices from your home security system and see how they work in times [...]

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Has Covid-19 Changed Home Security Needs?

By |February 23rd, 2021|

This past year showed us how fast life changes. People realize how important our families are. Also, we have come to appreciate how valuable simple things are. All the more, many have turned to home security to keep family and home safe. An article by an insurance company stated that in a list of the "10 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities During the Covid-19 Pandemic", Austin was #4, and Dallas was #2. These kinds of statistics put you on guard. Have you had to make changes to your way of viewing home security? Sometimes it depends on the new media [...]

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San Antonio Alarm Monitoring, Do You Really Need It?

By |February 15th, 2021|

With all the time you spend in your house lately, repairs and upgrades start to pop into your mind. Maybe a home security system is one of these things. Once you have a security system in place, there is one more decision. Should you have an outside company perform the alarm monitoring? Or do you want to do it yourself? Is it really something you need? DIY Alarm Monitoring More often than not, when a homeowner chooses not to have their home security systems monitored, it involves their budget. It is understandable during this rough year to save [...]

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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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