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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...

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...

The 4 "D’s" of Illinois Home Security

The 4 "D’s" of Illinois Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

  Homes targeted by burglars usually fail to meet the four lines of defense: deter, deny, delay, and detect. When it comes to home security in Illinois, these four proactive measures can help keep you and your home safe from injury, damage, or theft. Here's how each "D" works to help keep you safe. Deter Deterring a burglar from entering your home plays a significant role in reducing the chances of a burglary or home invasion. Measures that can deter a burglar include a well-lit property or clever landscaping that removes any blind...

Prescribing Security to Chicago

Prescribing Security to Chicago

by Carlos Lopez

In the world we live in today, simply locking your door no longer constitutes security, especially in the massive city of Chicago. What do you do, then? Sure, we have heard it all: try this system, put up cameras, and lock your windows, but where do your questions begin and end? In other words, how do you improve your home security beyond installing a camera? Here are some helpful tips on how to do this:  1. Be alert: If a sound, movement outside, or general gut feeling does not seem right, it most likely...

If you are focused on home security, you may have thought about installing new deadbolts on your doors or installing a burglar alarm in your home. However, taking a few steps now can make your home look a lot less appealing from the outside, which can prevent a would-be thief from tampering with your windows and doors in the first place. Follow these tips to make the outside of your home look a lot less thief-friendly. Install Visible Security Cameras Thieves don't like security cameras. Not only do they not want to be captured on...

Home Security on a Budget

by Carlos Lopez

Illinois security companies offer various levels of home protection. Moreover, the cost scares many customers away. Is it possible to secure your home on a budget? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, but consult a professional, not a family member or a friend who educated in home security. We advise against do-it-yourself projects also because the product may not install or work properly. Choose us instead. We...

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...

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...