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Simple (and Cheap) Home Security Tips

by Carlos Lopez

Peace of mind and security at home does not have to be something that breaks the bank. With these simple security tips you can make the first big steps toward a more secure home and relieve your biggest worries. Lighting and Creating the Effect that Someone is Watching to Protect Your Home Exterior For very little money, an easy security solution is to install a motion-triggered flood light on the sides and back of your home. Exterior “dummy” security cameras can also create a feeling to potential burglars that they are being watched. You can easily mount “dummy” security cameras...

Four Tips to Help Lower Your Homeowners Insurance

by Carlos Lopez

Insurance is one of those must have items in life. You could go without it, but if anything happens, it will be a tough financial lesson to learn. Homeowners insurance is a necessity when you own a home and even though it is a necessity, it can often be a burden on your bank account. These four tips can help you lower your homeowner insurance costs, helping you save some money in the long-term. Four Tips to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Bundle Your Insurance Policies - A great way to save money on all your insurance costs is...

5 Tips to a Safe Home When Traveling First rule of Murphy's Law: if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you are away. We’ll push that worrisome thought out of your mind. It is important that every traveler follow these five key steps to have a burden free time away from home. 1. Don’t post your travel plans on the web  Don’t post the details of your vacation plans with the whole world. Believe it or not, broadcasting your travel plans on social media can and will tip off criminals to an opportunity! It is very important to take a...

Advances in technology have dramatically changed our lives for the better. As homeowners, one of the more important benefits is the way these innovations allow us to enjoy peace of mind and security in our homes. Digital technology like webcams and front door cameras act as our eyes and ears when we're away and make it easy to enjoy a level of security like never before. Most of us are already familiar with the basic benefits of home monitoring. Being aware of activity inside your home provides greater peace of mind when...

Choosing the Right Home Security Company

by Carlos Lopez

Untitled Document You've probably thought about getting a security system for your home, on more than a couple occasions. You've also heard people say things like “that's the world we live in now-a-days”, following a tragedy. With almost daily reminders the world demands we remain active regarding our personal and family's security. When you decide to secure your home and family with...

How to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

by Carlos Lopez

How to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins Safety and security for your home and family are important. But is your home an easy target for intruders without you even being aware of it? Burglars look for three basic things when choosing a home for a break-in: easy access, valuables worth stealing, and lack of proper home security. What can you do to protect your home from break-ins? Chicago Home Security offers the following tips: Make Access Difficult Check that all doors and windows have adequate locks. Install deadbolts and secure sliding doors with a metal rod or wooden dowel in...

How Affordable is Home Security?

by Carlos Lopez

Home security systems sometimes have a reputation for being both complicated to understand and having expensive costs and fees. However, an affordable home security system with 24-hour monitoring from Security Doctors can actually provide you with several financial benefits. Of course, knowing your family and property are safe at all times is priceless, but did you know with a new Security Doctors alarm system you are also eligible for a discount on your home insurance premiums that can help offset the monthly monitoring cost of an alarm. If you are looking for a quality alarm provider, you should also make...

Forget to Set the Alarm?

by Carlos Lopez

Imagine leaving home for a week-long vacation and realizing after arriving at the airport that you forgot to turn on your alarm system. There’s no time to turn around and go back, and you don’t have a neighbor or relative who has access to a spare key. You are completely out of options other than holding your breath and crossing your fingers that your house is secure until you return. Or maybe that was the case several years ago. Now, as Apple says, “there’s an app for that.” Wirelessly Access Your Security System Thanks to mobile devices, we can now wirelessly access...