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Selecting the Right Security Company to Protect Your Home

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 hardware provided by various security companies. But here at Security Doctors of Illinois, our first concern ...

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....

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....

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...

Face the Problem of Home Security in Chicago and Embrace the Solution

Sometimes, there are simple steps we can take that result in huge benefits. Securing your home or business with a professional and affordable security system is an example of one of these steps. Especially for Chicago residents, preventing burglaries and property damage is the main benefit gained, but also the peace of mind knowing home and business are safe. Problem: The following annual U.S. statistics have been reported by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports: Approximately 2.1 million burglaries 9.9 Million Property Crimes per year Solution: Homes with security...

Four Unusual Home Security Tips

Four Unusual Home Security Tips

by Carlos Lopez

Home security is a vital topic. Your home is your castle, so you must prioritize home security. There is a wealth of home security information, but the same tips are found all over the internet. Every website tells you to hire a security firm, lock your doors, and keep your system armed. These are all great tips, but there are other ideas for keeping your home safe. Here are some unique ideas to keep your home secure.   1. Hide valuables in your kid's rooms: People often place valuables...

3 Smart Home Security Trends

3 Smart Home Security Trends

by Carlos Lopez

Bringing technology into the home is not new news, but controlling all aspects of your house, from lights to the temperature, is revolutionary. With more and more projects that can make your home "smart," home security is just one component many homeowners are adopting. Here are 3 growing smart home security trends that homeowners enjoy. 1. Automated door locks: Forgot to lock the door, but are already miles away? Smart door locks are the way to go, especially for a busy person or someone who travels often. Whether bluetooth-enabled or controlled through an...

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...