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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 False alarms emerge from the following negligence: Outdated or un-maintained equipment Pets or rodents hovering around system components Wall decor, dust bunnies, or other objects near home…

Can Chicago Illinois Business Security Companies Help When Business Identity Theft (Mirroring) Happens?

  • June 19, 2015

Not satisfied with simple individual identity theft, thieves have been targeting businesses for the last few years. Apparently, profits are larger when targeting businesses. There are several methods of stealing a Chicago business’ identity, but the one that is most understated and almost non-detectible is mirroring. An Illinois business owner not on his toes or uninformed about this method of identity theft can wake one morning to the reality of losing his business due to identity theft. Chicago Illinois Business…

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….

Home Security and Personal Safety For the 21st Century

  • May 18, 2015

Between school or work schedules, errands, and other appointments, you are always on the run, coming and going from one central point—your home. Your home is there for you when you wake, and keeps you safe at night. Make home security a top priority as a way to say, “Thanks for being the roof over my head.” Lock Doors & Warn Perpetrators This may seem obvious, but leaving doors unlocked makes it easier for burglars and other home invaders to…

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Living Without Home Security

  • May 8, 2015

Most people today have a home security system, but if you are someone without it, then you should seriously consider it for your home. There are many huge advantages of excellent home security and this post will discuss some of them. Let’s talk about three reasons why you shouldn’t be living without it.   It Watches Out For The Kids No one should be without home security, but people with children should definitely not be without it. When you have…

Are Chicago Business Security Cameras Really Worth It?

  • May 1, 2015

Security camera setups have become more common as technology has advanced. Where they were once reserved only for high-end stores it’s now possible for every store to set up its own wireless camera system that looks like something out of a James Bond film. The question that many people, from mom-and-pop store owners to those who run multi-story shopping centers are asking is do video camera prevent crime? The answer is complicated. The Factors In Crime Prevention Video cameras can…

The Weather is Warming Up, Be Prepared!

  • April 24, 2015

With the winter snow melted away it’s time to think about ways to protect yourself with the upcoming warm weather. Though the number of burglaries has been on a steady decline since the 1970’s it is still a major concern. Even with the decreasing numbers a burglary occurs every 14.4 seconds in the United States [source: Bureau of Justice Statistics]. With this statistic it’s time to make sure you keep unwanted intruders out of your home this upcoming season. With…

Home Security Tips to Consider when Moving

  • April 10, 2015

When moving into a new home, one of your biggest concerns is probably home security. Planning how to be safe in your new home is something you can do even before you move. Here are some tips you can use while moving to help ensure your family’s safety. Research your Neighborhood Prior to your move, you should find out as much as possible about your new neighborhood. Sites such as Neighborhood Scout provide information about crime in different neighborhoods, so…