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Planning, Positioning & Placing Home Security Cameras

Planning, Positioning & Placing Home Security Cameras

  • July 16, 2019

Security is a major concern for homeowners across the nation. While it is true that crime statistics are down in many areas, thieves are also becoming bolder, willing to strike in areas that had previously been safe from such concerns. For example, the suburbs of major cities like Chicago have become attractive targets for burglars. Having been pushed out of many areas of the city by public and private surveillance cameras and other security measures, thieves have turned their attention…

Business Security Systems In Chicago

  • July 11, 2019

If you own a business, you understand the importance of security. Whether the goal is to prevent shoplifting when your doors are open or deterring burglars after hours, protecting your investment has to be taken seriously. This is true regardless of where your business is located. Sure, a small business located in a high crime area (see the ten most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago) is at greater risk but many thieves will target businesses in suburbs or even rural areas,…

2019 Chicago Burglary Statistics

  • July 11, 2019

Crime is nothing new to natives of the Chicago area. In fact, most people outside the area have a general impression of Chicago has an area of extremely high crime, though this is based on the headlines concerning the consistently high murder rate. However, the murder rate is a relatively small part of the overall crime committed in the city (check out a list of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago). For example, the number of burglaries dwarfs the amount…

Reduce & Eliminate Home Security Risks

  • March 18, 2019

The only thing more terrifying than realizing that a burglar has been insider your home is realizing they are still there. While home security systems provide a stronger sense of safety, there are many things that homeowners can do to minimize risk and ensure their possessions and their loved ones remain safe. Here are a few ideas to consider to ensure that your home is not a target of criminals. CLOSE THE CURTAINS Burglars and criminals in general routinely peer…

Home Fire Safety Guide for Chicago from Security Doctors IL

Home Fire Safety Guide from Chicago’s Own Security Doctors

  • March 18, 2019

Billions are estimated to be lost each year due to fire and three out of five deaths occur on properties with no smoke alarm. The point is – there are things that any homeowner can do to both prevent fires and ensure that their loved ones and possessions remain safe. It’s scary to even think about being woken by the smell of smoke and the sound of alarms, but preparing in advance of this potentially tragic event with a guide…

The Safest Neighborhoods in Chicago

  • February 5, 2019

Despite the negative media attention received, Chicago is actually much safer than most visitors (and some residents) might expect. While there is no denying that certain neighborhoods in Chicago are undoubtedly unsafe if not downright dangerous (like those cited in the article on the Most Dangerous Chicago Neighborhoods, there are many community areas that are as safe in the middle of the night as they are at mid-day. What is most interesting about this data visualization is that while many…

Deceptive Advertising Practices at ADT Home Security, Finds CBS Chicago

  • February 4, 2019

CBS Chicago recently published results of an investigation into the business practices (false and deceptive advertising) of ADT Home Security’s largest authorized reseller.  If you have been approached by a sales person claiming to be from ADT, or a sales flyer in your mailbox, advertising a “FREE” ADT home security alarm system and thought that it sounded too good to be true, that’s likely because it is.  This recent CBS Chicago report found that the company responsible for the phony…

Preventing False Alarms with Home Security Systems

  • December 24, 2018

The false alarm problem in the Chicago home security market is one that demands serious attention. Not only do false alarms waste the resources of first responders such as police and fire departments, they also put homeowners at risk of not getting an emergency response when it is needed the most which is counter to the reason for having a home security system in the first place. While a difficult thing to hear, most false alarms are actually the result…

The Ten Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago

  • December 3, 2018

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods – 77 total defined “community areas” in fact – and some are (far) more dangerous than others. While you’ll likely not be in immediate danger in downtown or the North side, some parts of the South and West sides are incredibly dangerous at certain times of the day and should be avoided unless absolutely neccessary. The city of Chicago is eclectic and diverse from the north to the south, from the lakeshore to the…

Security Plan for Chicago from Security Doctors

Security Plan for Home or Business

  • September 6, 2018

When it comes to security, there is no stronger deterrent to criminals than knowing that homeowners and property managers have a security plan in place and are increasingly turning to systems to keep their valuables, and more importantly their families or business personnel, safe. Security systems are proven effective at keeping people and things safe, but without a formal plan, systems designed to improve a family’s or business’ security can sometimes actually do the opposite. If you are serious about…