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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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Wireless Security System Perks

There are many reasons to install a home security system including deterring theft, monitoring the safety and security of your pets while you are away, alerting you of intruders, and simply providing you peace of mind. If you are thinking of installing a security system, you should consider selecting a wireless home security system. There […]

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Top Reasons to add IP Home Video Surveillance

Technology continues to make home security better and more affordable. While in the past, home video surveillance has been costly and required professional installation, IP video cameras have made home video enabled security systems available to the common man. Anyone with a high-speed Internet connection can install securely encoded cameras that use Internet as their […]

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Police Say Security Systems Matter

Despite recent concerns about false alarms and their inordinate cost to the public, police continue to favor security systems as a critical component of crime prevention. A survey sponsored by the Security Equipment Industry Association and conducted by StatResources of Boston revealed most police believe security systems are effective. 85% of police officials believe that […]

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Construction Security Systems

Unfortunately, today even contractors have to worry about security on work sites. While traditionally, live security guards and locks have been the contractor’s primary defense, modern technology has created new opportunities and safeguards. Installing and monitoring closed circuit television. Closed circuit television (CCTV) has been shown to be effective in deterring property crime. Evaluations of […]

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Security System Operation FAQ

Q: Will my pet set off my security system? A: Most of security systems installed today can distinguish between pets and people. Even the most basic motion detector will not register any pet up to 40lbs. If you have a bigger pet or multiple pets, you can request the 100lb motion detector. Q: Will a […]

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Auto Security System Monitoring

You’ve probably experienced it yourself. A car alarm goes off and you keep walking. Because auto alarms are sensitive to motion and loud noises, they sound a little too easily. The problem is when everyone cries wolf, no one comes running. That makes the average noise-making auto security system far less of a deterrent than […]

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Top Reasons To Add Surveillance To Your Security System

According to a 2009 survey by Harris Polls, 96 percent of Americans support government use of video surveillance in public places to prevent terrorism. Since then, several technology companies have developed artificial intelligence applications capable of learning to identify “suspicious” and “unusual” public behaviors to help law enforcement screen for potential crime. Advances in technology […]

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The Basics Of Getting A Home Security System

There are many factors that go into establishing an adequate security system for a home or business, chief among them is the crime rate in the area. There are two considerations when reviewing the crime rate, the actual rate available from the local police department and the perceived crime rate, from area residents and how […]

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Steps To Preventing False Alarms

False alarms are not only annoying, but in many parts of the country, they have become illegal. As a security system owner, you have a responsibility to prevent false alarms. The keys are to work with your security system provider and to check your system regularly to ensure proper functioning. Here are seven steps to […]

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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)