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:


Monetizing The Internet of Things (IoT) – Connected-Home Security
CEPro
Nearly 30 percent of all homes in North America currently have a security system, and virtually all of these systems either are or can be connected to the Internet. That represents about 40 million homes, and an estimated 250 million devices either ...

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Piper Review: The All-In-One Home Monitoring, Automation, And Security ...
Android Police
A couple of months ago, I got a Piper unit, a "smart, elegant, security and home automation" system as the company markets itself. It is less than tenth the price of my setup, a hundred times easier to use, and from my experience, less reliable in its ...


Wall Street Journal

Are DIY Home-Security Cameras Smart Enough?
Wall Street Journal
Now Internet cameras can easily record everything that happens around the house—they're your domestic all-seeing eyes. This may sound a bit creepy. But there's a certain appeal to do-it-yourself home security: My San Francisco neighborhood has had a ...


St. George Daily Spectrum

Cameras improve home security
St. George Daily Spectrum
One or more security cameras around a home can help improve security and can give a homeowner peace of mind when they're out and about or traveling. Modern low-cost security cameras have features that would have been incredibly expensive just a few ...


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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Reuters

AT&T Signs Up Telefonica to Test Home-Security Service in Europe
Bloomberg
AT&T started selling its home-monitoring service in 15 U.S. cities in April 2013 and is now in 82 cities. AT&T offers the service starting at $39.99 for basic alarm security, plus $149.99 for installation. AT&T hasn't disclosed how many subscribers it ...
Telefonica to offer AT&T home security service in Europe on trial basisTelecom Lead
AT&T extends Digital Life service to elderly careCNET
Telefonica trials to take AT&T home security technology overseasGlobalPost

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Home security scam scare resolved
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald
Recent concerns came about when someone claiming to be an ADT Security representative visited several homes in the county promoting upgrades to their systems, Tripp said. Residents complained that the paperwork gave Vector as the company name, ...


Home security cameras becoming a more affordable crime preventing tool
The Intelligencer
The increased use of security camera systems by private homeowners and as technology increases, the prices of some systems has become way more affordable. Abington Police recently acquired footage of a suspect trying to break into a home thanks to a ...

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Home security cameras becoming more affordable
The Intelligencer
It was just after 2 a.m. on Aug. 2 when an Abington homeowner was suddenly jolted from his sleep by the sound of footsteps on his outside deck. He raced downstairs and saw a man trying to open the doors of his family's locked cars in the driveway of ...

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Home Security After An Earthquake

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Home Security: Your Yard is the First Line of Defense

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

Home Security System, You Are A winner

Have you ever been to a local trade show or... Read More

Alarm System: Glass Break Detectors

Alarm System Glass-break detectors- Glass-break detectors are also known as... Read More

Fire Safety Tips

Did you know that fire is the third leading cause... Read More

How to Buy a Safe for Your Home

The first step is to determine who or where you... Read More

Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires?

What do alarm systems and automobile tires have in common?... Read More

Estate and Mega-Yacht Security Systems and Safe Rooms

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

Protect Your Family From Solar Flares

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

How To Turn Thirty Dollar Web Camera Into Home Surveillance System

Web cameras are really inexpensive these days. With no technical... Read More

Eavesdropping and Counter-Measures: Technology and Techniques

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

Numbers That Can Save Your Life

It's one of those things we don't give a second... Read More

Tips for Keeping Your Home Invasion Free

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

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

Emergency - Gas Fire!

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

Pepper Spray Considerations

Choosing the Right Pepper SprayThere are so many types of... Read More

Who Abducted the Missing Child?

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

Kevlar Sheets for Your Home Walls

Home security is more important today than ever. You may... Read More

Emergency Telephone Numbers

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

Security Alarm System Motion Detectors

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

Infrared Goggle Pop Down in Hallways for Structure Fires

Most people who are killed in structure fires die from... Read More