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Installing a Home Security System

Installing a Home Security System

  • August 15, 2018

Security Doctors reguarly publishes crime data on the safest and most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. Some places are safer than others, of course, but property crimes (burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft) for the state as a whole total 262,306 per annum. You’re nearly five times more likely to be a victim of property crime than violent crime, and one of the most dangerous assumptions you can make is that it can’t happen to you. Rather than worrying, however, the…

Reduce Employee Theft with Business Video Surveillance

  • July 15, 2018

A recent report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) pegs annual retail inventory shrinkage at 1.44 percent. As with any other business statistic, your mileage may vary, but there’s no such thing as “good” shrink. After all, most retail businesses operate on tight margins, so any loss hurts. A business video surveillance system installed by Security Doctors can help you reduce or eliminate shrink in the forms of shoplifting and employee theft. Why Security Cameras? A good remote-monitored camera system…

Home Security Innovations

The Latest Innovations in Home Security & Alarm Systems

  • June 15, 2018

We can date the beginnings of home security to the 1870’s, when homeowners banded together to protect their lives and property. Succeeding years have seen home security improve in fits and starts with the introduction of new technologies like burglar alarms, security cameras, and motion detection. The last decade has been a time of explosive growth, and Security Doctors Illinois has helped homeowners take advantage of the latest and best home security technology. Here are some trends we find especially…

Top Five Benefits of Business Security Monitoring

  • May 15, 2018

If you’re a business owner, you pride yourself on running a tight ship. You’ve weathered recessions, shifting market conditions, fierce competition, and razor-thin margins. But are you taking other threats into account? The right business security system, backed by 24/7 security monitoring, can help protect all the time, money, and sweat equity you’ve built into your business, and Security Doctors of Illinois can help at every step of the way. Reinforce Your Hardware Good hardware makes up the backbone of…

Home Monitoring for Aging Adults and Senior Citizens

  • April 19, 2018

Advances in medicine mean that more of us are living longer than ever before. Besides longevity and health, independence is a prime concern for many aging adults. StatNews mentions a wide variety of technologies that help seniors live active and independent lives in their own homes, but for many people, the simplest solutions work best. Of course, not everyone reading this will be older adults buying for themselves. As CBS News reports, more and more of us are finding ourselves…

Home Automation Guide

Home Automation Guide: An Introduction from Security Doctors

  • November 3, 2017

The “smart home” has officially arrived. A few years ago, the ability to control aspects of the home—from lights to blinds—was the realm of that tech-savvy friend you knew. It took a good deal of setup, and after all that, the lights would dim with a simple click from a smartphone…sometimes. Then, slowly but surely, “smart” technology started to spread. It seemed that overnight, smart lightbulbs had a front-and-center spot at the hardware store—and there were a lot of them!…

Selecting the Right Security Company for Your Home

Selecting the Right Security Company to Protect Your Home

  • September 22, 2017

There are few decisions as important as choosing the security company that will look after your home. With plenty of options, weighing the pros and cons of each can seem overwhelming. After all, your peace of mind is on the line, and the safety and well-being of your home and family. While there are a lot of variables to consider, ultimately, it all comes down to trust. Do you trust the people? Some folks may start by reviewing the different…

The Myth of the "One Size Fits All" Approach to Home Security

  • June 20, 2017

Two of the major factors that one must consider when putting together a home security system are A) the design of the home in question, and B) the way you and your loved ones actually live in that home in the first place. Every house is a little bit different, yes – but every family is a little bit different, too. Only by taking these unique factors into consideration will you be able to design the complete, comprehensive home security…

Affordable Home Security in Chicago with Security Doctors

Crimes Against Small Businesses

  • May 31, 2017

Many Chicago small business owners believe that security is not a top concern since they are the little guys in stores and offices across the metro Chicago area. Many are wrong, as small retailers lose $25,000 to $33,000 every minute to shoplifters. But, shoplifting is not the only type of illegal activity that threatens a small business owner. Crimes Against Small Business Threats to your business’s security come from external as well as internal sources. Following are the highlights of…

Keep your home more secure

4 Tips To Help Keep Your Home More Secure in Chicago

  • April 20, 2017

Homeowners should take the security of their home seriously. According to the FBI, there is a burglary in the United States every 15 seconds, with an average of $1,725 worth of stolen property. Most people, whose homes have been burglarized, thought they had done enough to avoid becoming a victim. What many homeowners underestimate is that most homes are actually quite easy to get into when you’re a burglar, and not worried about damaging property. We help Chicago residents improve…