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Auto Alarm Features and Functions: Part 2

Panic/Car Locator If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable walking to your car, think how nice it would have been to have known you could set off your car’s alarm if needed. All you have to do press and hold one button of your Panic Button-equipped security system and the system will go into full alarm mode. […]

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Auto Alarm Features and Functions: Part 1

Although vehicles today frequently come with manufacturer installed security system, they are often very basic devices. Smart car owners know that a quality auto alarm can better protect both car and driver. Car alarms come with numerous features and functions. Before shopping for an enhanced auto security system, get to know all the features available […]

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Commercial Security Systems for the Novice

Commercial security systems are vital to your business safe operation. However, their effectiveness is completely dependent on choosing the right setup. That means you need to consider your business’ needs. When shopping for a commercial security system, examine: Access points Areas of special significance Any particular security feature, like a safe requiring a special alarm […]

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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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15 Facts About Burglary And Crime

When we think about whether we need and want a home security system, we typically look at costs, features and benefits. Sometimes we think about discounts on homeowners insurance. But there are more serious reasons most people would rather not examine. Consider the following 15 facts. 1. Most crimes happen because someone gave a criminal […]

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Features That Enhance Home Security

Home security systems offer several ways to protect your beyond basic perimeter monitoring. They can guard against disasters and offer residents personal emergency protection as well. When getting a home security system, consider a few key features that can add to your overall protection. Smoke Detectors – Add another layer of protection to your home, […]

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Reasons To Get A Video Surveillance System

Security professionals continue to debate whether a video surveillance system makes a real difference to your home’s security. Many of the major home security system companies advocate video surveillance as a way to keep an eye on your house both when you’re home and away. Although its effectiveness remains inconclusive, here’s what the experts in […]

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Security Systems and Medical Emergencies

Unfortunately, many families have loved ones who are sick, suffer from chronic medical conditions or are simply aging. It can be difficult to leave someone with medical issues alone in the house and many families end up paying large amounts of money for day care and personal care services. Just as importantly, people with conditions […]

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Best from Interviews With Burglars

The following are actual statements from police interviews with caught burglars. •  Of course I look familiar, I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new TV. •  Thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week.  While I was in […]

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Why You Need A Commercial Security System

Small business face numerous challenges and need every chance possible for success.  Theft and loss are huge risks with which small businesses have to contend. Preventing theft before it occurs is, of course the best strategy. While the cost of a commercial security system may seem significant, especially to a business that’s just making it […]

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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)