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

In The News:


Chip maker kick-starts home security camera
Boston Globe
Immedia Semiconductor Inc. designs chips that capture and process high-resolution video for use in dashboard cameras and wearable computing devices. Now the company will invest Kickstarter money to create a wireless home security device called Blink.


SimpliSafe's Home Security System Employs Cellular Connectivity Enabled by ...
MarketWatch
RALEIGH, N.C., Aug 26, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global provider of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and services, has announced that SimpliSafe's self-install home security system employs Telit modules ...

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Home security leads to retirement security for Vietnam vet, former Treasury ...
Washington Post
Sherman Eisner didn't start out as a businessman. The accounting major and former Army platoon leader in Vietnam worked three decades at the Treasury Department, where one of the best things about his job was his office view of the Jefferson Memorial.


Ann Hoke: Home security systems offer peace of mind
The Tennessean
Homeowners who desire the peace of mind and limited protection that a system provides will find a wide range of choices to fit almost any budget. The advantages of a home security system are many. Protecting life, property and valuables are at the top ...


ADT teams up with IFTTT to automate home security
CNET
... and smart home gadgets. Plugging ADT Pulse into that network means that the security offering's more than 850,000 subscribers will soon be able to program their smart security setups in countless new ways, from using a wearable sleep tracker to ...
ADT Brings Smart Automation Apps to Home SecurityMashable
ADT partners with web service to automate home securitySouth Florida Business Journal
ADT plans IFTTT integration and rethinks security for a connected worldGigaom
Wall Street Journal
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Bay area home security customers continue to complain they were mislead
WFLA
Most say they're told their security system needs to be updated and they work for their current security company. The customers later find out, though, that the salesman are from Utah-based Vision and they're installing equipment monitored by Texas ...


VentureBeat

The Backed Pack: A wireless home security system, an emotional bot, and ...
VentureBeat
Blink is a truly wireless home security system, it doesn't even require a cable for power. Blink starts with the Sync Module, which all of the Blink units report to and transmit to the cloud for phone access, alerts, and streaming video. Each of the ...

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Home Security in a “Blink”
Blogger News Network (blog)
Home monitoring, and home security, traditionally target a very specific type of customer: the homeowner who isn't intimidated by complex set-up, has the resources to pay for installation, and who's comfortable with monthly or annual fees. In short, a ...


West of the I

A word from our sponsors: Affordable Alarms offers home security at reasonable ...
West of the I
Pelz comes out to his clients homes and evaluates their property, giving his professional opinion on how to make their home more secure from possible thieves or what they can do to protect and even recover their property if lost or stolen. Pelz then ...


Build a Wireless Home Security System With an Arduino
Lifehacker
What I'd like to see, and maybe I just need to dig more, is a DIY home security/monitoring system where all of the sensors/switches/cameras/etc. would wirelessly connect to a central "hub" that would manage the triggers and relay alert and status ...

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Kevlar Sheets for Your Home Walls

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Six Common Criminal Types And How To Avoid Them

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Neighborhood Mobile Watch Patrol

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

Who Has Keys to Your Castle?

One area of home security that is often overlooked, and... Read More

Where Does Safety & Security Begin? Security Expert Explains

Personal safety begins with you. It is widely accepted that... Read More

Alarm System: Wireless Remotes

WIRELESS ALARM SYSTEM REMOTESThese remotes are also known as "key... Read More

Someone Spying?

Someone Spying? So are the Teddy Bear and the Potted... Read More

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Emergency is a situation that poses an instant threat to... Read More

Eavesdropping and Counter-Measures: Technology and Techniques

You need to know how to protect yourself, since your... Read More

Katrina: Lessons Learned on the Nature of Man

For many years, novels and films have given us apocalyptic... Read More

Home Security: Your Yard is the First Line of Defense

You may not believe it but most burglars do not... Read More

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Millions of people everyday rely on fire extinguishers to put... Read More

Handling Weather Emergencies: Part 2; Home Security, Evacuation, and Emergency Kits

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

Security Alarm System Motion Detectors

Passive Infrared Motion Detectors- These detectors are also known as... Read More

Is Big Brother Watching You? Or Are You Watching Big Brother?

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

Protect Your Family From Solar Flares

Protect your family from solar flares. Solar flares emit dangerous... Read More

Alarm System: Sirens

Alarm Sirens- There is both inside and outside sirens. Many... Read More

Garage Door Openers--Buy the Best Gagage Door Opener only

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

Security Cameras For Your Peace of Mind

The reasons for installing cctv cameras are the same whether... Read More

Handling a Hurricane; Part 2 - Preparing for and Surviving an Approaching Hurricane

Part 1 of this article described some of the characteristics... Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Home Invasion Free

Home invasion formerly known as burglary is the type of... Read More

Who Abducted the Missing Child?

What is going on with these people who feel they... Read More

Alarm System: Window Screens

Alarm System Window Screens- Window screens are the ultimate perimeter... Read More

What is Your Security Awareness IQ?

Are you aware of the need for security?Your awareness of... Read More

Alarm System: Smoke and Heat Detectors

Smoke & Heat Detectors- Smoke detectors are available that will... Read More