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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...

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...

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...