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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 Modern Home Security Features to Consider

4 Modern Home Security Features to Consider

by Carlos Lopez

As the world becomes more and more dangerous, home security becomes more and more important. This is especially true in big cities like Chicago, where crime is particularly common. Home security, however, has become a little more complicated in recent years. There are so many options that it can be tough to choose exactly what you want. Of course, you can just ask for the basic package, but even that can include all sorts of technology that you didn't even realize existed. It's best to know the basics, at least, before you...

How Home Security Systems Lower Homeowner Insurance Rates

A home security system doesn’t just keep a household safe; it can also go towards lowering the cost of your homeowner’s insurance policy. Though every insurance company is different, many of them offer incentives and rewards for improving your home security. If you’ve been thinking of installing a security system in your home, here is just one more reason why you should stop thinking about it and call Security Doctors today. Better Security Means Better Discounts At Security Doctors, our alarm systems provide unparalleled security to a variety of residential properties, from houses and condos to townhomes...

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...

Home Security Tips for Protecting Your Senior Loved Ones

For many families, an aging relative home alone can be a cause of worry. Even though they can live completely independent lives, seniors are still likely targets for burglars or scam artists. The best way to make sure your family member stays safe is to provide educational home security and safety tips that will leave them protected and less vulnerable. Here are a few helpful ideas to keep in mind for your senior.  Install a Home Security System The first step to ensuring a safe home is to prevent and deter burglars...

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...

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...