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Home Security Companies Prevent More Than Burglaries

by Carlos Lopez

Everyone wants to feel safe in their homes. With crime increasing in some areas, homeowners and apartment residents are using security systems to protect their possessions. However, home security companies offer more than just burglar alarms to scare off intruders. The latest systems provide a variety of features to protect you, your family and your home. What Security Systems Offer A security system now incorporates a range of services that keep criminals at bay. There is an alarm that goes off if someone breaks a window, or enters your...

Home Security: 5 Tips for a Safer, Happier Holiday

by Carlos Lopez

With the stockings hung by the chimney with care and the tree surrounded by pricy gifts, it is easy to see that Christmas is a time of joy and giving... but it is also a time when thieves can see easy opportunities to take, scoring big from your family's generosity. Don't get caught up in worrying about a grouchy Grinch visiting your humble abode. Protect your home and family with these five simple tips to a safer, happier holiday.  Leave Your Television on at Night Some people leave a light on indoors while...

Advantages of Chicago Small Business Alarm Systems

by Carlos Lopez

Small businesses are frequently targeted by burglars looking for a quick and easy snatch. Whether it is the merchandise your store contains or sensitive data that can be further utilized for criminal purposes, a small business is often a prime target for criminals when compared to larger businesses or corporations with advanced security systems.  Overly Intensive Focus on Cyber Security With all of the recent news about data stolen through remote hacking measures, almost all businesses have gone through extraordinary lengths to ensure digital protection. All of this is worthless if a thief can simply run off with the computers or data...

Holiday Home Security: Leaving Someone Else in Charge

by Carlos Lopez

We're creeping up on the end-of-the-year holiday frenzy, Halloween blew by, Thanksgiving is over in a pumpkin-flavored whirl, and Christmas is done so fast you wonder if the Grinch really did run off with it. We all know it's a great idea to have a friend or housesitter check on our homes while we're away for the holidays, but you can maximize relaxation for you and your house-checker with these tips: Give them a home security system tutorial. Alarm systems can sometimes be intimidating to those who don't use them often. Show them it's no biggie by arming and disarming your alarm and letting them repeat...

Comparing Chicago Security Companies

by Carlos Lopez

The installation of a security system is a personal and intricate manner. Selecting the right company to perform this task is essential since it will protect both your family and possessions. By learning how to compare Chicago security companies based on factors such as reputation, trustworthiness and service quality. Investigate Licensure Licensure proves that a company has satisfied necessary regulations imposed by local, state or even federal governments. According to Safewise, "Some states require security companies be licensed to install alarms. Licensed professionals can reduce the risk of alarms not working or you experiencing faulty installation. Ask each of the potential companies if...

Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

Although the most effective way to improve overall home security is through the installation of an integrated security system, this can sometimes fall outside the immediate budget of an average homeowner. However, by following some simple tips for improving your overall home security, severely reducing the chances and impact of a potential burglary is achievable. Keep Up Appearances Most burglars will target the house on the block which appears to be the easiest target. Uncut lawns, overgrown shrubbery and a lack of any warning to a potential intruder are all invitations. Make it appear as if someone is always in the residence by...

Your business is an important part of your life. It provides you with an income, and it also provides your employees with the jobs they need to pay their bills. Unfortunately, while you highly value your business, it is also an extremely vulnerable target. Theft is a major problem for businesses, and you must take action in order to prevent theft. Thieves have a wide variety of ways to take advantage of your business. During the day, your business is packed with people and it is difficult for thieves to take advantage. However, once the business day closes thieves take advantage...

Increase Illinois Home Security with A Safe Room

by Carlos Lopez

You've seen safe rooms in many Hollywood thrillers or TV crying dramas. The hero retreats to these specially-built impregnable havens in order to dispatch the bad guys. While such interior fortresses do exist, they're a little impractical for the average homeowner. That doesn't mean that you cannot designate such a place of safety in your own house. At its most basic, a safe room is any place in which you can weather an emergency, such as a home invasion. You can turn any room into such a secure place if you follow a few tips from Popular Mechanics. ...

When you put in a home security system, you're probably thinking about the safety of yourself and your family. You want to be alerted in the event of a break-in, summon help quickly, and scare away intruders. Installing a home security system, however, can have a number of side benefits. Keep YourTeenagers Inside. Do you have a teenager who might sneak out at night? Installing a home security system is a surefire way to keep your teen inside instead of discovering too late that they've gone sneaking out a window while you were sleeping. Simply change the password or don't give it to your...

If you’re an Illinois resident, you probably know that your state has more home burglaries than many other states as it’s ranked 7th in the nation. Because Illinois has a high percentage of residential break-ins, it’s even more important that you protect your home and family. If you’re in the market for a home security systems in Illinois, here are the main types of monitoring systems from which you can choose. Types of Monitoring Systems Many security companies offer monitored systems. This is a system where the system can stay in communication with a monitoring system, 24/7. Whenever an alarm is tripped, there’s always a...