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

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 system that is right for you.   A Connected Home is a Protected...

Crimes Against Small Businesses

Crimes Against Small Businesses

by Carlos Lopez

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 why your business needs to plan and act to improve security. Employee Theft Sixty-four...

4 Tips To Help Keep Your Home More Secure in Chicago

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 their home security by providing consultations of what you’re currently doing and not doing....

5 Home Security Tips for Families with Kids

5 Home Security Tips for Families with Kids

by Carlos Lopez

It's the middle of the night, and your home security system is blaring. You roll over, hoping that it's just been triggered by that loose wire again, but something tells you that this time is different. As you turn off the alarm, you can hear strange noises that tell you there's someone in your home. Your heart clenches, and your first thought is, "What about the kids?" Developing a home security strategy when you have children at home adds an extra layer of assurance to your security plans. You...

4 Modern Home Security Features to Consider

4 Modern Home Security Features to Consider

by Carlos Lopez

As the world becomes more and more dangerous, home security becomes more and more important. This is especially true in big cities like Chicago, where crime is particularly common. Home security, however, has become a little more complicated in recent years. There are so many options that it can be tough to choose exactly what you want. Of course, you can just ask for the basic package, but even that can include all sorts of technology that you didn't even realize existed. It's best to know the basics, at least, before you...

3 Reasons You Need a High-Quality Business Security System

As the owner or manager of a business, you have a lot of responsibility. Both your employees and your customers expect you to keep things running smoothly and to maintain an exceptional level of service. One key component that often gets overlooked is the physical security of your business. Burglary, theft, and natural disasters we never expect to happen, but they do. And when they do, it’s important that your company is prepared. Here are 3 reasons investing in a high-quality business security system should be one of your top priorities. 1....

How Home Security Systems Lower Homeowner Insurance Rates

A home security system doesn’t just keep a household safe; it can also go towards lowering the cost of your homeowner’s insurance policy. Though every insurance company is different, many of them offer incentives and rewards for improving your home security. If you’ve been thinking of installing a security system in your home, here is just one more reason why you should stop thinking about it and call Security Doctors today. Better Security Means Better Discounts At Security Doctors, our alarm systems provide unparalleled security to a variety of residential properties, from houses and condos to townhomes...

7 Security Tips to Keep Your Home Safe in the New Year

With the holiday season behind us, many of us are ready to start the new year off with new habits and routines. We focus on taking better care of our bodies, our finances, and our loved ones, but what about our homes? Home burglaries are common, especially in the winter months when lots of holiday gifts and money are lying around. Take steps to keep yourself from being the victim of a break-in this new year by following a few simple tips. Everyday Security Strategies The winter is a time when darkness falls...

6 Reasons to Avoid a DIY Illinois Home Security System

6 Reasons to Avoid a DIY Illinois Home Security System

by Carlos Lopez

In an effort to save money, many people choose to purchase a DIY Illinois home security system. However, despite the temptation of money savings, installing a home security system yourself may not be the right answer for a number of reasons. Here are just a few of them. 1. Installation requires some technical knowledge. Installing a home security system is more challenging than it may seem. Many homeowners attempt installation only to find out it requires more technical knowledge than they had anticipated. These homeowners are then forced to abandon their project...

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Home Security

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

Whether you live in an area that's prone to crime, or in an area where break-ins are so uncommon that it's a jarring reality check when one does occur, you want to be sure that your home security is up to par. Even more importantly, you want to be sure that your kids are familiar with your home security system. Some parents, however, worry that keeping the kids in the loop about the home security system will only frighten them, often unnecessarily. Finding that happy medium requires a different balance for...