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5 Home Security Tips for Families with Kids

5 Home Security Tips for Families with Kids

by Carlos Lopez

It's the middle of the night, and your home security system is blaring. You roll over, hoping that it's just been triggered by that loose wire again, but something tells you that this time is different. As you turn off the alarm, you can hear strange noises that tell you there's someone in your home. Your heart clenches, and your first thought is, "What about the kids?" Developing a home security strategy when you have children at home adds an extra layer of assurance to your security plans. You...

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Home Security

5 Tips for Talking to Kids About Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

Whether you live in an area that's prone to crime, or in an area where break-ins are so uncommon that it's a jarring reality check when one does occur, you want to be sure that your home security is up to par. Even more importantly, you want to be sure that your kids are familiar with your home security system. Some parents, however, worry that keeping the kids in the loop about the home security system will only frighten them, often unnecessarily. Finding that happy medium requires a different balance for...

Social Media & Home Security: Are Your Posts Leaving You Vulnerable?

  Social media has certainly changed our lives in the last decade and a half. For the most part, these have been good changes that involve facilitating rapid communication and the spread of vital information. As we continue to learn more and more about the information we share and how it is perceived by what could potentially be a global audience, we are also coming to the realization that just because a person can share information, doesn't mean it is always wise to do so. When it comes to your own home 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...

Gifting Peace of Mind with Home Security

Gifting Peace of Mind with Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

We all have them—the people who are impossible to find a great gift for. You've scoured Buzzfeed lists of "thoughtful gifts." You've asked their relatives. You're on the brink of resorting to that Olive Garden gift card. Instead, why not give some peace of mind with video monitoring? We know what you're thinking. Video monitoring? Home security may not be the first idea on your gift list, but hear us out. We're banking your impossible-to-buy-for person will be thanking you. Here's some reasons why: 1. Doorbells: Ever been home alone, heard the doorbell...

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...

4 Home Security Tips for Illinois Residents

by Carlos Lopez

Illinois is known as the Prairie State, but our homes are as diverse as any in the world From Addison to Zion, from Penthouse to farmstead,  Home Security in Illinois is always a priority. Here are 4 top security tips for protecting your home: 1) Have a Monitored Security System. Having an alarm system is good, but if it just rings a bell outside your home for hours on end, it will just annoy your neighbors, without deterring criminals. A properly installed monitored system, on the other hand, will ensure that in the...

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...