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Four Compelling Crimes Solved Thanks To Security Cameras

  • March 27, 2015

The exact number is unknown, but market research estimates that approximately 30 million surveillance cameras are keeping a watchful eye on street corners, businesses, and private homes alike. Though some may attribute the watchful eyes with a society as depicted by George Orwell’s 1984, they can’t argue against the compelling results. Research appears to show that crime dips as the camera rolls. These four cases are solid proof of that statement. Modern Day Cattle-Rustlers Caught On Camera Ed Davis, a…

Caregiver Tips: The Importance of a Home Security System for the Elderly

  • March 20, 2015

Whether you have an elderly loved one in your own home or are the primary caregiver for a senior who still lives independently, a home security system is a must. More than just a burglar alarm, a comprehensive system includes many features that can keep your loved one safe from harm. Fire and Carbon Monoxide: Seniors are at an elevated risk from both fire and carbon monoxide; many elderly individuals suffer from decreased lung capacity or breathing problems that make…

Home Security Companies Warn Homes Could be Hacked

  • March 16, 2015

WLS has done a study on criminals’ capability in hacking your home security. Families with automated homes are vulnerable to attack by hackers, they have found. A security researcher hacked into his own home’s security features to show WLS’ reporter not only how it is done, but how invisible the whole thing is. In other words, a home’s automated systems can be hacked without the family or home security companies being the wiser. The Basics It begins with a wireless…

Home Security: Characteristics that Increase your Odds of a Break-In

  • March 6, 2015

When it comes to home security, certain homes are more susceptible to break-ins than others are. Aside from the neighborhood you live in, the features of a home are largely what determines how likely it is to be broken into. Here are just a few that increase your risk significantly. Landscaping Landscaping that provides an easy place to hide in is attractive to burglars for obvious reasons. As such, tall bushes and trees next to your home’s foundation could be…