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Illinois Home Security: Signs your Home is Being Cased

  • February 27, 2015

Break-ins rarely happen randomly, as most of the time they are planned well in advance. The process of “casing” a home for the purpose of breaking in is something burglars spend a great deal of time doing. As such, there may be some telltale signs that this is happening long before a break-in ever takes place. Keep your eyes open for these early warning signs that signal something could be planned for the near future. Unusual Activity The first sign…

Chicago Home Security Systems: Don’t Become a Statistic

  • February 9, 2015

Chicago made national news in 2014 for its rising number of murders and other violent crimes. According to the Chicago Tribune, 388 people died due to handgun violence and another 2,231 were wounded. The city and many of its surrounding suburbs also saw a high number of property and drug crimes. While being the victim of any crime is devastating, it is especially traumatic when someone assaults you or steals from you in your own home. People who have experienced…

Plan a Festive Holiday with Home Security Protection

  • December 19, 2014

The holiday season for many people means visiting friends and family. However, being away from the home for so many hours out of the day gives burglars the perfect time to break-in. Unfortunately, there are many homes that are burglarized during this time of the year. It is important to take steps now to protect valuables and family members. Lock up Valuables It does not matter whether you are home or away, take time to lock windows and doors, even…

5 Home Security Tips That Can Keep Your House Protected While You’re on Vacation

  • December 11, 2014

The holiday season is in full swing which means the time to visit out-of-state relatives is here. Unfortunately, the holidays also mean burglars are on the lookout for unoccupied homes. If your concerned your house may become a target due to your absence, consider implementing the 5 simple yet cost-effective home security tips provided below. An Overflowing Mailbox When a burglar spots a mailbox filled to the brim, they know they’ve found the perfect target. To avoid this common mistake,…

Selling Your House? Use These Top Safety Tips!

  • November 13, 2014

Selling a house is an exciting moment. However, opening your home to potential buyers might also give way to potential dangers. Here are our top five safety tips when selling your home or showing it for rent. 1. Schedule Meetings, Not Open Houses If you are selling your home on your own, the safest way to showcase your home is with individual meetings. Open houses can give thieves an opportunity to steal if you become distracted by too many visitors….

Day or Night? Which Is Safer?

  • November 10, 2014

Intrusions and burglaries happen in every state, city, and suburb. And they happen every day. In order to protect your property, it is important to understand when you are most vulnerable. So, what time of the day do more burglaries occur, during the day or night? The answer might surprise you. When most people think of a home invasion they envision someone wearing all black, snaking around under the cover of night. We even feel more vulnerable in the dark…

Traveling this winter? Keep your home safe when you’re away!

  • January 14, 2014

5 Tips to a Safe Home When Traveling First rule of Murphy’s Law: if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you are away. We’ll push that worrisome thought out of your mind. It is important that every traveler follow these five key steps to have a burden free time away from home. 1. Don’t post your travel plans on the web  Don’t post the details of your vacation plans with the whole world. Believe it or not,…

How to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

  • May 7, 2013

Safety and security for your home and family are important. But is your home an easy target for intruders without you even being aware of it? Burglars look for three basic things when choosing a home for a break-in: easy access, valuables worth stealing, and lack of proper home security. What can you do to protect your home from break-ins? Chicago Home Security offers the following tips: Make Access Difficult Check that all doors and windows have adequate locks. Install…