Alarm Systems: Not Just For The Wealthy Anymore!

Over the last 22 years that I have been involved in the security alarm industry, I have seen quite an evolution. Changes have not only taken place in what type of equipment is available, but also in how the consumer buys and use's the equipment.When I first started in the... Read More

Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires?

What do alarm systems and automobile tires have in common? This may sound like a strange question to the untrained ear, but lend me yours and I will make sense of it.The reason I mention car tires is that they are a necessity that most all of us have some... Read More

Alarm Controls are the Brain of your Security System, Use Yours When Choosing One

The alarm control is the brain of your security system. It is typically placed in an area that is out of the way like a basement, attic, closet or office. The motherboard and additional components such as radio receivers, backup power supply and zone expanders are inside this metal box,... Read More

Six Common Criminal Types And How To Avoid Them

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" that saying is as true for crime, as it is for health. After taking literally thousands of reports over the years I spent as a police officer; I found that a lot of crimes that had happened could have been... Read More

The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today?s World

When one considers the historical nature of security applications and programs of any type, i.e., CCTV, intrusion detection and alarm systems, corporate policies and programs and countermeasures of any type, the phenomenon of the Denial Syndrome, Complacency and Failure to properly allocate a Security Budget can not be over emphasized.... Read More

Estate and Mega-Yacht Security Systems and Safe Rooms

Why do I need a "safe room? I really don't need one; I'm not that high profile". This is typical V.I.P. client frame of reference or attitude concerning security systems and safe rooms.What most clients don't realize is "being high profile" has a definite impact on vulnerabilities, however, not being... Read More

Someone Spying?

Someone Spying? So are the Teddy Bear and the Potted PlantSee the cuddly teddy bear over on the shelf? Well, it sees you too. "Right here in the camera, behind the left eye." said Marvin Badler, the owner of The Spy Mart a Monmouth County company dedicated to the proposition... Read More

Home Security System, You Are A winner

Have you ever been to a local trade show or fair and filled out a raffle and later you find out you have won a Home Security System? Well, you are not alone. Sometimes everyone one wins. That's right you are not as lucky as you think you are. Well... Read More

What is Your Security Awareness IQ?

Are you aware of the need for security?Your awareness of the need for security, is the best place to begin a discussion on physical property security. What is security awareness? Our definition is multi-faceted, and includes the ability to identify known and unknown threats, being aware of the technologies, products... Read More

Who Has Keys to Your Castle?

One area of home security that is often overlooked, and one of the most visible, is the common key. Even if you are the owner of a new house, or the first tenant of your apartment, you cannot be sure that no one else has a key to your door.Many... Read More

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TechHive

Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet
TechHive
If you're looking for an IP camera for home security, you'll want to know about Homeboy. It remedies almost every drawback I've seen in security cameras. It doesn't cost a fortune. And you'll be able to buy one soon—without having to participate in a ...
Homeboy is what happens when tiny security cameras hook up with magnetsThe Verge
Homeboy launches first “social” smart home security systemITProPortal
Homeboy Launches The World's Most Accessible Home Security System To ...PR Web (press release)

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GoPro Competitor iON Cameras Chases After The Home Security Market
Forbes
Now its competitor, iON Cameras, is looking for growth some place else: in the growing home security camera market. iON is coming out with “iON the Home,” a Wifi video monitoring camera for $130. The camera features the usual with monitoring from your ...
iON Unveils iON the Home, an Easy-to-Use, Affordable Wireless Home ...Marketwired (press release)
iON America Helps Keep An iON The HomeTwice

all 3 news articles »

SlashGear

Kuna is a light fixture that doubles as a home security system
The Verge
Convergence, or multiple features coming together, is one of the many things that's made smartphones so useful, and now the same thing is happening in home security cameras. Cameras are being built into devices that watch for all sorts of other things ...
Kuna connected home security system is hidden in a porch lightSlashGear

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CNET

Get an iSmartAlarm home security system for $124.99
CNET
Home security is a tricky business. Professional systems can be expensive, to say nothing of the monthly monitoring costs, and camera-based systems are a hassle to install (and not really a deterrent unless the thief sees he's being recorded ...


Startup raises US$ 89000 for home security innovation
Times of India
Kallidil Kalidasan, the company's CEO, says Rico is a cheaper and smarter replacement for a multitude of heavy and expensive home security hardware currently in use. Its added advantage is that it allows people to reuse their old or discarded ...
Mindhelix startup raises $89000 for innovative home security system on crowd ...Financial Express
Startup raises USD 89k for home security innovationPress Trust of India

all 6 news articles »

TechCrunch (blog)

Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors
TechCrunch (blog)
After a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $250,000 and a first-generation product that promised remote viewing of anyone coming to your front door over your home network, Doorbot is rebranding as Ring, and introduced redesigned hardware ...

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New York Daily News

Washington state family sues Comcast for failed home security system after ...
New York Daily News
Two sick home intruders ripped a Washington state teen from his bed and tried to cut off his limbs — and the house's security system failed to stop them, his mother says. A Kirkland family filed a law suit against Comcast, claiming an alarm ...
Comcast Lawsuit: Home Security, Automation Services Spark Criticism ...International Business Times
Family sues Comcast after near-fatal home invasionUSA TODAY
Comcast sued over Kirkland home invasionKING5.com
Dslreports -The Inquisitr -FierceCable
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Outdoor Light Doubles as Home Security System
PSFK
The Kuna shines out when you're not at home. When the lamp is connected to your WiFi network, the Kuna will send you alarm notifications when motion is detected no matter where you are. The lamp streams HD video and you can trigger the alarm, stream ...


Digital Trends

The CoinGuard home security system is just slightly bigger than a quarter
Digital Trends
Now that this whole Internet of Things zeitgeist has really stated to take hold, simple DIY security systems are becoming increasingly common. Dozens of different companies have developed their own take on the idea, and while normally the announcement ...
Pilot Labs Launches Coin-Sized Security Solution Via KickStarterBroadway World

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SlashGear

Skylink review: DIY home security for everyone
SlashGear
Home security is important, but the expense can add up quick. Monthly fees and equipment is expensive, so the do-it-yourself genre is really expanding. Skylink is one that offers quite a bit for a small upfront hardware fee, but once you get up and ...

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Have you found yourself disgusted with the crime lately. You... Read More

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Isn't technology a wonderful thing? I thought this as I... Read More

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Buying the right garage door opener has not never been... Read More

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With all of the emphasis in the past few years... Read More

Emergency - Gas Fire!

Woooooooo??Woooo???The siren sounded. All of us looked at each other... Read More

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IntroductionPart 1 of this article on preparing for weather emergencies... Read More

Fire Safety Tips

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