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:


CBS Local

Angie's List: Sounding The Alarm On Home Security Systems
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Recent FBI statistics reveal that nearly 9 million property crimes take place in the United States each year. In fact, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. That has many of us installing home alarm systems at an alarming rate, but ...
Angie's List: Home security systemsWKOW

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Fox News

Digital lockdown: Startup Canary pushes high-tech home security
Fox News
Digital home security system maker Canary is in the catbird seat for a startup, announcing its debut product will be sold starting Wednesday by some of America's biggest retail outlets. Amazon.com, Best Buy, Home Depot, and Verizon Wireless will all ...
Canary, the DIY home-security system, goes from crowd-funding sensation to ...TechHive
Canary Redefines Home Security With Retail Debut of Record-Breaking ...Marketwired (press release)
Canary Security Flies Into RetailTwice
TechCrunch -Xconomy
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TechHive

The IControl One adds new capabilities to old home-security systems
TechHive
If you're a longtime customer of an independent home-security firm, there's a good chance your system's control panel will soon need a major upgrade. That's because companies such as AT&T, Verizon, and others are gradually shutting down their 2G ...
Icontrol Expands Security, Automation To ESCs, Security DealersTwice
Icontrol Deals Up New Home Automation PlatformMultichannel News
Icontrol Offers Smart-Home Services for the Little GuysGreentech Media
CEPro
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Angie's List: Which Home Security System is Best for You?
WDTV
When you meet with a home security company, find out what company they use for their alarm monitoring. Make sure it is U.L. certified or has a 5-star Diamond rating from the Central Station Alarm Association. You will pay a separate monthly fee for ...


Crain's Chicago Business (blog)

Industry giant buys Evanston home security firm for $67 million
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)
Five years after launching a security-monitoring company, Brad Morehead has sold it for $67 million to an industry giant. Evanston-based LiveWatch Security has been acquired by Monitronics, the second-largest home-security monitoring company behind ...
Evanston-based security monitoring firm soldEvanston Now

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Tech Companies' Entry into Home Security Raises Privacy Concerns
Institutional Investor
Are you ready for it to know your home security code too? With all of the excitement about home automation surrounding deals like Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs in February 2014, one of the company's related initiatives has stayed a bit ...


On Biz: Four E's Trees, Famous Footwear, Sheepdog Home Security
Herald & Review
Four E's Trees at 5651 Traughber Road will be offering plots to grow fresh vegetables, co-owner Marge Evans said. The plots are a chance for beginning gardeners or those without access to sufficient land to grow fresh food, Evans said. “It could be a ...


TechHive

How to keep your connected home safe: 7 steps you can take to boost home ...
TechHive
A recent report from HP, the Internet of Things Security Study: Home Security Systems Report, gives some idea of the extent of the problem. According to the report, “HP reviewed 10 of the newest home security systems revealing an alarmingly high number ...

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THV 11

Little Rock theft caught on home security cameras
THV 11
"You don't feel safe in your own home." Thomas, who works as a Cyber Security Analyst, discovered his lawnmower missing on Sunday. That's when he turned to his computer, hoping one of his eight security cameras would get him some answers. "(I) ran in ...


Geeky Gadgets

Abode Systems Announces Kickstarter Campaign For New Kind Of Home ...
WLNE-TV (ABC6)
PALO ALTO, CA, March 24, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Abode Systems today announced a 45-day Kickstarter campaign to bring a new kind of home security and automation solution to market - one that will put Big Security Companies on notice. Abode ...
Abode Home Security And Home Automation System (video)Geeky Gadgets

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Why do I need a "safe room? I really don't... Read More

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