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Don’t Make Break-ins Easy. Remove These Obstacles

  • August 7, 2015

A different perspective in Illinois home security is securing the outside. A simple mistake like leaving unattended items in the yard is a pleasant and convenient surprise for criminals. Burglars see items as a weapon to pry a window or door into your home. It’s these careless errors why so many criminals have an easy entrance. Don’t make it easy to invite criminals into your home. Ladders Homeowners see ladders as a resource to reach a second story window and…

Use Home Security Signs Correctly

  • July 30, 2015

Home security signs inform burglars that home security companies in chicago came by and installed a security system. A security sign brings awareness to criminals about what to expect inside. Since burglars like to enter and exit quickly, they usually skip homes with home security due to it being an obstacle in their way. With security signs, it’s all about position. Placing a sign in the correct space makes sure everyone watching knows what to expect upon entering. A sign…

A Chicago Illinois Business Security Company Offers Tips To Protect Against Theft At The Jobsite

  • July 24, 2015

Security Doctors are reaching out to area builders and contractors affected by theft on the job site. New statistics from a recent survey from Dewalt are saying the construction industry is being hit hard with $1 billion in reported losses just in the United States alone. That is a conservative figure because much loss goes unreported for fear of an increase in insurance rates. If builders and contractors continue to not address the problem, eventually their ability to get insurance…

Top 10 Security Tips For Summer Travels!

  • July 9, 2015

Summer is here, and warmer weather is already upon us, and that means it’s time for weddings, graduations, vacations, and honeymoons. No matter what your travel plans are this season, make your flights a little smoother, adventures more exciting, and your travels a little safer with our top 10 security tips for your summer travels: Invest in home security companies that offer 24/7 monitoring services for the moment your home security system is triggered with trained operators that can quickly…

Thefts Show Need for Small Business Security Systems in Chicago

  • June 29, 2015

You may be tempted to let the need for Chicago small business security alarm systems go; it’s too much trouble or maybe it seems like there is too little to be gained. Trust us, we have three big reasons why you shouldn’t ignore this trend in crime. Theft Statistics Specifically looking at retail businesses, we find that the risk for theft is great. According to an article released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), organized retail theft is a…

Preventing False Alarms

  • June 26, 2015

Criminals are getting smarter with each break-in, and that’s why they are two steps ahead of home occupants. One reason we fall behind is false alarms. False alarms create unnecessary stress and prevent us from catching the real burglars. Eliminate false alarms by learning more about the formation and solutions to stop it. False alarms emerge from the following negligence: Outdated or un-maintained equipment Pets or rodents hovering around system components Wall decor, dust bunnies, or other objects near home…

Chicago Security Companies’ Tips for Stopping Porch Pirates in Their Tracks

  • June 22, 2015

It happened again in May 2015. Another alleged porch pirate was caught on video surveillance pilfering in Chicago. That time it took place in Bucktown but as other news stories have shown us, it can literally happen anywhere in the Windy City. Case in point, last Christmas there were a rash of porch pirating incidents on the North Side. As result, we wanted to share our Chicago security company’s tips for stopping porch pirates in their tracks: Listen to the…

Factors to Evaluate with Overall Home Security

  • June 5, 2015

For many homeowners, the security of their home is a primary consideration, especially in the case of having young children. While installing a home security system is a typical response in terms of addressing these concerns, there are a lot of other factors to evaluate which contribute to your home’s overall safety profile. Obvious Signs of an Uninhabited Home Some obvious signs of an uninhabited home might include lights that are on around the clock, uncollected mail or newspapers and…

Business Security Alert: Thieves Target Air Conditioners for Copper

  • May 29, 2015

A Florida man was charged earlier this month with stealing the copper from 20 commercial air conditioners — and he’s not alone. Criminals across the country have been targeting a seemingly unlikely candidate for theft — the air conditioner. From churches to hospitals and even golf courses, criminals are targeting these unlikely targets. The condenser portion of your air conditioning unit is tempting to thieves because it is packed full of copper wire. Once the unit is stripped, the wire…

Comparing Illinois Home Security Service Providers

  • May 27, 2015

Comparing providers of Illinois home security is an essential part of installing a security system and selecting around the clock monitoring service. Although many homeowners may be on the fence about the effectiveness and value of an installed system and monthly monitoring system, they can provide peace of mind when away on a long trip or while inhabiting the household. Accountability and Trustworthiness Keep in mind the importance of accountability and trustworthiness when setting up a home security system installation….