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:


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 ...


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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Moment California quake hits on home security cam
KXAN.com
HERCULES, Calif. (CNN) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattled northern California early Sunday. This is video is from a camera security system inside a home in Hercules — near Oakland. You can see the camera shake, hear items falling and breaking, and ...

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ADT Brings Smart Automation Apps to Home Security
Mashable
Home automation and security service ADT is rolling out a new service that plays up these if-then scenarios and allows users to program similar configurations with popular web apps like Facebook, Dropbox, Jawbone, Nest and the Weather Channel.
ADT teams up with IFTTT to automate home securityCNET
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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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.


Spichers: Smartphone Technology Impacts Home Security Business
WHAG
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - It seems like there is an app for almost everything these days, and home security is no exception. Spichers Appliances and Electronics is trying to spread the word about their app, allowing people to monitor and control their homes ...


SecurityInfoWatch

Home automation tech has forever changed the face of residential security
SecurityInfoWatch
The evolution of home automation technology, which is now easily attainable by a majority of consumers, has forever changed the landscape of the home security market, according to a new research note from Blake Kozak, senior analyst for security and ...


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ArcSoft Simplicam Review
Tom's Guide
Why is ArcSoft making a security camera? That's the question I had upon receiving the Simplicam, a small, attractive network camera that lets you see who's entering your home. But baked into the device's hardware is ArcSoft's face-detection software ...
Review: Simplicam, the Dropcam HD competitor that adds face-detection9 to 5 Mac (blog)
Simplicam tackles Dropcam with face-detectionSlashGear

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Build a Wireless Home Security System With an Arduino
Lifehacker
... and a few other parts to piece it all together. When the motion sensor detects movement, it buzzes the other Arduino. Combine that with a text messaging alarm system and you've got a pretty cheap and easy way to keep an eye on things at your house.


Research: Home security systems vulnerable to hackers, cyberattacks
SiliconBeat
You probably knew that hackers could break into your email account and the NSA can listen in on your calls. But did you know that your home security system may be vulnerable to a cyberattack also? Hackers can easily compromise the signals being sent by ...

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The Real Desire for the UK House Buyer

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Emergency Telephone Numbers

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Fire Safety Tips

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Alarm System Keypads

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