Keeping Pets from Tripping Security Motion Alarms
Motion sensors and the alerts they send when there might be an intruder inside (or outside) the home are an essential component of home security. If an unwanted person enters your home and plans to rob you or cause physical harm, you’re going to want to know before that person finds you. The ensuing alarm might scare the person off, or it might give you time to contact law enforcement and take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your property. While security motion alarms are great when there’s an actual intruder in the house, they’re not so great when
2Gig Edge vs. Qolsys IQ4: How Do They Compare?
2Gig Edge & Qolsys IQ4: How Do They Compare? When you’re picking out a security system for your home, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. For example, you’ve got to make sure that the security system has strong Wi-Fi and LTE connection capabilities. You’ve got to make sure that the cameras in the system are high-tech and able to capture footage clearly. And you’ve got to make sure that the microphones and speakers in the device are high-quality. Beyond this, there are plenty of other things that you have to consider. That means, when you’re figuring
Crime Prevention Month: How to Keep Your Home Secure
Crime Prevention Month: How to Keep Your Home Secure Since 1984, Crime Prevention Month has been recognized by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and other agencies throughout October. The goal of this awareness month is to remind people of the importance of preventing crimes before they occur and taking important measures for personal safety. Crime Prevention Month is a great time to analyze your home's security. Ensure your home is safe and crime-free all year round by considering the following tips to keep your home secure. Skip the Key Under the Mat Many homeowners keep a spare key under
Stay Safe While Working at Home
Stay Safe While Working at Home Many people have returned to the workplace after several months of sheltering at home. However, there are many companies and employees that found out that it is more productive and cost-effective to stay working out of the home. Is this the case for you? If so, it is important to be alert and put your home security system, along with other safety measures, to work also. Most home burglaries occur between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is due to the fact that most residents are working at the office, out
Your Home Security System and Spring Cleaning
Your Home Security System and Spring Cleaning As we begin to climb out of our winter season, Spring comes into view next month. When warmer weather kicks in, some become motivated to open up the windows and start cleaning. Especially after a long quarantine year inside, we need a fresh start. But, don't limit yourself to the immediate home. Go a little deeper and let your chore list include your home security systems. At times, items such as this become an everyday habit and get overlooked. However, home security systems are responsible for you and your family's safety. This is
Home Security Cameras: Best Placement
Home Security Cameras: Best Placement Even the best equipment needs the proper settings to work well. This includes your home security equipment. It is important to place and program your security devices properly. Especially necessary is the location of your security cameras. The location makes the difference of catching a crime in action or not. Where would the ideal locations be in and outside of your house? Exterior Home security cameras placed around the outside of your home are always a good idea. Not only are they handy for detecting unwanted activity, but they are a deterrent just by
What You Can do to Prevent Crime in Your Neighborhood
Stopping Crime Before it Starts With the standards of living in the 21st century gradually rising, so is the crime rate. In the modern world today, crime has been one of the biggest problems many countries are facing. For this reason, more funds are being put aside for crime control and correctional facilities. However, there are many things you could do to prevent or at least control crime around in your neighborhood and in the neighboring communities. The following are a few ways you can achieve this. Put up proper lighting around your neighborhood. Improved lighting around your house and
Is Your Smart Home Safe From Hackers?
Are You Vulnerable to Hackers? Technology is making our homes smarter every day. We can unlock the door for the child who forgot their key. We can start cooking dinner before we get home. Our doorbell camera told us when our package arrived at the front door. Smart homes have been a big help in our daily routines. With many of these conveniences, are there also risks? Yes, these wireless devices that we have networking inside our home are opportunities for cybercriminals. Smart Device Security When we purchase our new smart device, how quickly do we set it up?
Features of the New 2GIG GC3 Control Panel
When it comes to home security, you want the best of the best. That’s why we recommend the 2GIG GC3 Security Control Panel. With its state-of-the-art design, simple controls, and numerous security options, you will rest easy knowing that your home and loved ones are safe.
Top 5 Things to Look for When Choosing an Alarm Company in San Antonio
Top 5 Things to Look for When Choosing an Alarm Company in San Antonio Customer service Does a real person pick up when you call, or is it an automated message? Verify that the company you choose has a great track record with their customers by checking out alarm companies in San Antonio online presence and 5 star reviews from sites like Google and Yelp. Wireless Cellular Equipment Phone lines are becoming outdated and giving up a few days to wire your house is not always an option. Your security company should provide completely wireless options. No wires needed. All