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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...

Start the New Year With Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

The New Year is almost here, and similar to previous years, you make New Year's resolutions. If you're like most people, making resolutions is easier than keeping them. By mid-January, New Year's resolutions are no more. Make 2016 different. Make a new year's resolution to keep your family safe. Achieve this goal by installing home security in your home. It's one promise you won't break! In addition to installing home security, we offer additional resolutions.  Install indoor and outdoor light timers to make your home appear occupied. Light...

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...

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...

Home Security After a Break-In

by Carlos Lopez

Home security is something that many individuals take for granted...until they can't anymore. After a break-in, many individuals find that it takes a long time for them to feel comfortable in their homes again. Stepping up your home security won't answer all of your concerns, but it will make it easier for you to reduce feelings of anxiety. Install a Good, Solid Security System and Use it Regularly. Make sure that you turn on your security system when you leave the house and when you go to bed at night. Knowing that you'll have some warning if someone decides to break in will give...