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4 Modern Home Security Features to Consider

  • April 5, 2017

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…

Chicago Security Companies’ Tips for Stopping Porch Pirates in Their Tracks

  • June 22, 2015

It happened again in May 2015. Another alleged porch pirate was caught on video surveillance pilfering in Chicago. That time it took place in Bucktown but as other news stories have shown us, it can literally happen anywhere in the Windy City. Case in point, last Christmas there were a rash of porch pirating incidents on the North Side. As result, we wanted to share our Chicago security company’s tips for stopping porch pirates in their tracks: Listen to the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…