An ionization/photoelectric smoke detector is detecting smoke and about to go into alarm.

Smoke Detectors 101: The Basics

A smoke detector (also know as a Smoke Alarm) is a device that detects the presence of smoke, usually in the case of a fire. A Smoke Detector either detects smoke through a physical process called Ionization or optically called Photoelectric. In most homes, a smoke detector only sounds a local alarm but they can also be connected to your […]

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Why Alarm Monitoring is Important

Each year, more than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported in the United States, making us the leader in the world in burglary occurrences. That is about four break-ins every minute. This startling statistic proves that just having a home alarm system is not enough. Having alarm monitoring by a professional company is your first line of defense against intruders.
Anybody […]

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A salesman is using door knocking security sales tactics to pressure a lady in to singing a long-term contract.

Door Knocking Security Sales High Pressure Tactics

It’s that time of year again. The time of the year when salesmen walk the streets and pressure people into buying home security systems using door knocking security sales tactics.
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a harsh report on “unscrupulous door-to-door sales agents”. The report accused these sales agents of “high-pressure/deceptive sales tactics to get potential customers to buy […]

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Burglars are good at finding your spare key. Don't make it easy for them!

Spare Key Best (And Worst) Hiding Places

It’s convenient to keep a spare key in case you lose your regular keys. But is your spare key hiding place too convenient? Convenient enough for a burglar to easily find it?
Please don’t sacrifice security for convenience!
The last thing you want is a burglar to find the spare and have an easy entryway into your home.. Especially if you […]

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4 out of 5 burglars use social media to plan their burglaries. Don't make these security mistakes.

15 Security Mistakes Most People Make

Mistakes. We all make them, right? Some mistakes like, overcooking dinner, forgetting to set your alarm clock, aren’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. But home security mistakes are another story. Burglaries are more common than you think.
One burglary happens every 15 seconds in this country, and a shocking 30 percent of burglaries don’t require the […]

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There are many reasons to get a security system. Here are the top 10.

Top 10 Reasons to Get a Security System

Installing a home security system can be costly, but not installing one could cost you even more. Below we will take a look at the top ten reasons to install a home security system or upgrade your existing system.

Protect Your Home and Family from Intruders
Protect Your Home and Family from Fires
Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Provide Your Family […]

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A burglar in a mask using a flashlight and lock pick to compromise a homes security.

5 Ways to Enhance Home Security

Home Security is something that some people don’t put much thought into. Thousands of burglaries occur every day in the United States. The majority of people think the majority of home burglaries occur during the night. Most of you would probably agree, right? Well you would be wrong! Most burglaries occur between the times of 10 am and 3 pm. […]

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A burglar in a mask using a crowbar to break into a house.

Burglar Myths You Need To Know

Don’t believe these 4 burglar myths.
Otherwise you’ll underestimate how clever burglars can be and misunderstand how they actually work…
Burglar Myth 1: Burglars are all impulsive and stupid
“Most burglars are like the bumbling duo from Home Alone. A simple fake security camera could fool them.”
Actually…
The reality: Many burglars skillfully analyze a home before striking.
According to a study, 12% of burglars planned […]

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