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:

Home security cameras catch alleged bike thieves in the act
AUGUSTA, Ga. - One of two suspects is in jail tonight after being caught taking bikes on home surveillance video. Laduris Jordan has been arrested for the alleged theft. The Augusta homeowner's security camera caught the suspects in the act of stealing ...

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San Jose homeowner buys gun after home security system didn't stop burglar
San Jose woman buys gun after security system didn't stop burglar. Brazen San Jose burglar caught on home surveillance cameras. A San Jose woman has bought a gun after her home security system wasn't enough to stop a brazen burglar. Embed.
Female homeowner buys a gun after security system fails (VIDEO)

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Financial Times

Dropcam vs Canary: rival home security camera watchdogs
Financial Times
Just being able to look in on my home from anywhere, in high-definition video, provides some reassurance that all is well. I could also use the Dropcam Pro's speaker to greet my wife when I saw her arrive home, but it freaked her out, so she asked me ...


Connecting my life: Meet the $270 home security solution that saved me thousands
Even if you're not a self-described technology and gadget enthusiast, you've probably seen “smart home,” “connected life,” “Internet of Things,” or “IoT” mentioned a few times here and there. Do you know what the Internet of Things is, though? Should ...


Are Home Security Cameras Worth the Cost?
Now Negus has security cameras on the front of his home and the back of his home, but it took him months to find the right equipment. He says, he wants to help eliminate the trouble of researching for others by sharing his story. "I was assured that ...

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., Best Buy, Home Depot, and Verizon Wireless will all ...
Canary, the DIY home-security system, goes from crowd-funding sensation to ...TechHive
Canary Security Flies Into RetailTwice
Canary Redefines Home Security With Retail Debut of Record-Breaking ...Marketwired (press release)
TechCrunch -Telecompaper (subscription)
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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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The versatile Flir FX home security camera delivers a slick forensic feature
Today Flir announced its entry into the increasingly crowded home security camera business with the Flir FX. While we're disappointed to report that the Flir FX isn't capable of thermal imaging, Flir has come up with a trick that could be even more ...
The Flir FX is a security camera with bigger ambitionsThe Verge
FLIR FX Home Secuirty Camera Introduces Easy Review of FootageTechlicious (blog)
FLIR FX security cam puts FBI-level tech in the palm of your handMashable
Top Tech News
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Free home security classes offered
Ashland Daily Tidings
The Ashland Police Department will offer two free classes titled "Tips for Improving Home Security" April 24 at the Ashland city council chambers (1175 E. Main St.). The first class will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m.. Each class is ...

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The IControl One adds new capabilities to old home-security systems
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
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Home Security System, You Are A winner

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