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Home Security in Illinois should Include your Home Office

  • April 3, 2015

When most people think of home security in Illinois, they fail to consider their home office. Just as a commercial office needs securing, your home office should also have the right locks to keep everything inside it safe. Here are some security considerations you should keep in mind for your own home office. File Security If you regularly collect sensitive information, you may already think it’s secure just because it is inside your home. Even so, it’s important to protect…

Four Compelling Crimes Solved Thanks To Security Cameras

  • March 27, 2015

The exact number is unknown, but market research estimates that approximately 30 million surveillance cameras are keeping a watchful eye on street corners, businesses, and private homes alike. Though some may attribute the watchful eyes with a society as depicted by George Orwell’s 1984, they can’t argue against the compelling results. Research appears to show that crime dips as the camera rolls. These four cases are solid proof of that statement. Modern Day Cattle-Rustlers Caught On Camera Ed Davis, a…

Caregiver Tips: The Importance of a Home Security System for the Elderly

  • March 20, 2015

Whether you have an elderly loved one in your own home or are the primary caregiver for a senior who still lives independently, a home security system is a must. More than just a burglar alarm, a comprehensive system includes many features that can keep your loved one safe from harm. Fire and Carbon Monoxide: Seniors are at an elevated risk from both fire and carbon monoxide; many elderly individuals suffer from decreased lung capacity or breathing problems that make…

Home Security Companies Warn Homes Could be Hacked

  • March 16, 2015

WLS has done a study on criminals’ capability in hacking your home security. Families with automated homes are vulnerable to attack by hackers, they have found. A security researcher hacked into his own home’s security features to show WLS’ reporter not only how it is done, but how invisible the whole thing is. In other words, a home’s automated systems can be hacked without the family or home security companies being the wiser. The Basics It begins with a wireless…

Home Security: Characteristics that Increase your Odds of a Break-In

  • March 6, 2015

When it comes to home security, certain homes are more susceptible to break-ins than others are. Aside from the neighborhood you live in, the features of a home are largely what determines how likely it is to be broken into. Here are just a few that increase your risk significantly. Landscaping Landscaping that provides an easy place to hide in is attractive to burglars for obvious reasons. As such, tall bushes and trees next to your home’s foundation could be…

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…

Five Surprising Facts That Will Make You Consider Home Security For Yourself

  • February 20, 2015

Home security services and devices are often considered, but not always used or implemented. A lot of people go about with their day thinking theft or home invasion won’t ever happen to them. Despite that way of thinking, we all know someone who has been a victim of robbery or burglary. Here are some things to consider: In 2013, there was an estimation of about 8,632,512 property crimes perpetrated in the US. 22.3 percent of those crimes were related to…

3 Reasons to Incorporate Cameras In Your Home Security System

  • February 17, 2015

A home security system can go a long way in ensuring not only the safety of you and your family, but also, it can help to protect your home when you and your family are away. However, to provide even better security to your home, you should also consider security cameras in addition to a home security system. Video monitoring can provide many additional benefits above and beyond what a standard home security system can do. Here are just a…

Life & Safety Devices to Consider for Illinois Home Security

  • February 13, 2015

Most Illinois homeowners understand that home security systems protect them from the financial loss and emotional devastation that occurs when an intruder breaks into their home. However, fewer are aware of the life and safety services that an Illinois home security company like Security Doctors can provide. The following are just some of those services: Carbon monoxide detection: Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and deadly. People are usually unaware of its presence until it is too late. With a carbon…

Make Sure Your Business Security Company Offers Elevator Monitoring

  • February 6, 2015

Anything can happen when several strangers ride together in the small space of an elevator. If someone is having a bad day and the elevator doesn’t move fast enough, he or she may decide to take it out on the other passengers by becoming verbally or physically abusive. These passengers may in turn sue your company for inadequate security. As more people hear about the assault, it may cause them to avoid your business altogether. One way to avoid the…