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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...

The 4 "D’s" of Illinois Home Security

The 4 "D’s" of Illinois Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

  Homes targeted by burglars usually fail to meet the four lines of defense: deter, deny, delay, and detect. When it comes to home security in Illinois, these four proactive measures can help keep you and your home safe from injury, damage, or theft. Here's how each "D" works to help keep you safe. Deter Deterring a burglar from entering your home plays a significant role in reducing the chances of a burglary or home invasion. Measures that can deter a burglar include a well-lit property or clever landscaping that removes any blind...

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...

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...

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...

Easy Ways to Improve Home Security

by Carlos Lopez

Although the most effective way to improve overall home security is through the installation of an integrated security system, this can sometimes fall outside the immediate budget of an average homeowner. However, by following some simple tips for improving your overall home security, severely reducing the chances and impact of a potential burglary is achievable. Keep Up Appearances Most burglars will target the house on the block which appears to be the easiest target. Uncut lawns, overgrown shrubbery and a lack of any warning to a potential intruder are all invitations. Make it appear as if someone is always in the residence by...

Your business is an important part of your life. It provides you with an income, and it also provides your employees with the jobs they need to pay their bills. Unfortunately, while you highly value your business, it is also an extremely vulnerable target. Theft is a major problem for businesses, and you must take action in order to prevent theft. Thieves have a wide variety of ways to take advantage of your business. During the day, your business is packed with people and it is difficult for thieves to take advantage. However, once the business day closes thieves take advantage...

Security Doctors are reaching out to area builders and contractors affected by theft on the job site. New statistics from a recent survey from Dewalt are saying the construction industry is being hit hard with $1 billion in reported losses just in the United States alone. That is a conservative figure because much loss goes unreported for fear of an increase in insurance rates. If builders and contractors continue to not address the problem, eventually their ability to get insurance will prove difficult. You are responsible for protecting your own assets, and we want to help, so...

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 Postal Workers and Law Enforcement Do consider following the advice of Chicago’s law enforcement officers and the U.S. Postal Service. They often...

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 Security company Security Docs IL knows how to protect your business from identity theft. Here are the basics of mirroring,...