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 security system and see how they work in times of bad [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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