Home Security Systems / DIY

Considerations Before Installing A Hardwired Security System

Hardwired home security systems are higher quality, more secure systems, but require significantly more installation work. If you are considering installing a hardwired system yourself, there are several things to know. Options and devices include hardwire door chimes, hardwire brace wires, hardwire telephone, and other keys and accessories. A savvy installer can complete work in […]

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Enhance Your Safety With Motion Sensors

While perimeter security is absolutely the first thing you should get in your home security system, it isn’t really the whole enchilada. When it comes to protecting your home, you want several layers of defenses. If protecting the people inside your home is important, you’ll need something smarter than door and window sensors. What if […]

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Choosing Your DIY Security System

Selecting a security system to install yourself takes a lot of thought. You’ll find no shortage of options as you look around at some of the big DIY security system vendors like Security Systems Pro. Because you’re not going through one of the major security alarm companies, you’ll have to be even more informed than […]

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Protection Measures Beyond Security Systems

While no home is completely burglar-proof, most home intruders are attracted to an easy target. A home with a security system is far less attractive to burglars than one without. However, a home security system is most effective when accompanied by smart crime prevention measures. •  Trim shrubs and trees that obscure windows and doors. […]

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DIY Perimeter Protection Using Honeywell Security Components

Everyone wants to get the best value for their money. If you’re someone who is handy, good with home improvement projects and capable of analyzing complex system, buying and installing your own security system may be a good choice for you. Get components from a store like which offers quality Honeywell Security products. They most […]

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What is the Installation Cost of Home Security System

When you start shopping for a home security system, it’s easy to get caught up in the costs of the system itself and the monitoring. After all, that’s most of what you’ll deal with. But security systems are similar to cars – the sticker price isn’t the only cost to driving them off the lot. […]

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DYI Home Security with Keepsafer and WEMA

In tough times like these, many of us are looking to cut back on our expenses. When making tough decisions, perhaps the monthly costs of a home security system – especially the nicer packages – may seem like a place to trim back. Or adding a security system may seem unaffordable even if you know […]

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Service Price Comparison

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Vivint Security
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Protect America
Call: 888-981-6738
Protection 1
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LifeShield Security
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Home Security Statistics

Every 14.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in the US. ±
Average loss per burglary: $1,725. ±
Homes without security systems are about three times as likely to be broken into than homes with security systems. ±
Favorite items: cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, silver, guns and other items easy to sell. ±
± Washington Post, 2007 (link)