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Alarm Systems: Not Just For The Wealthy Anymore!

Over the last 22 years that I have been involved in the security alarm industry, I have seen quite an evolution. Changes have not only taken place in what type of equipment is available, but also in how the consumer buys and use?s the equipment.

Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires?

What do alarm systems and automobile tires have in common? This may sound like a strange question to the untrained ear, but lend me yours and I will make sense of it.

Alarm Controls are the Brain of your Security System, Use Yours When Choosing One

The alarm control is the brain of your security system. It is typically placed in an area that is out of the way like a basement, attic, closet or office. The motherboard and additional components such as radio receivers, backup power supply and zone expanders are inside this metal box, which is often locked. You will have little or no interface with the alarm control. Your alarm technician will need to access this unit to program it and wire it to general standards, or your custom standards.

Six Common Criminal Types And How To Avoid Them

?An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? that saying is as true for crime, as it is for health. After taking literally thousands of reports over the years I spent as a police officer; I found that a lot of crimes that had happened could have been prevented. The easiest and most effective way of dealing with crime is not be a victim of it in the first place. This is easier said then done, and no matter how cautious you are you can still be a victim. Nothing will give you a 100% guarantee; however, there are things you can do to at least limit your odds of being a victim. But first; you have to know what you are preventing yourself from, in order to know how to prevent against it. This article will in general show you some of the common criminal types, and give some suggestions on how to avoid them. I have made up my own classifications for these people based upon my experience as a police officer.

The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today?s World

When one considers the historical nature of security applications and programs of any type, i.e., CCTV, intrusion detection and alarm systems, corporate policies and programs and countermeasures of any type, the phenomenon of the Denial Syndrome, Complacency and Failure to properly allocate a Security Budget can not be over emphasized. If we, as individuals, as a country and as a government, have not learned anything from the lessons of 911, it is the benefit of being pro-active and utilizing the concept of foreseeability.

Estate and Mega-Yacht Security Systems and Safe Rooms

Why do I need a ?safe room? I really don?t need one; I?m not that high profile?. This is typical V.I.P. client frame of reference or attitude concerning security systems and safe rooms.

Someone Spying?

Someone Spying? So are the Teddy Bear and the Potted Plant

Home Security System, You Are A winner

Have you ever been to a local trade show or fair and filled out a raffle and later you find out you have won a Home Security System? Well, you are not alone. Sometimes everyone one wins. That?s right you are not as lucky as you think you are. Well you are lucky in one regard; home security systems do work, not only do the little flags out front of the stickers near the front door help prevent crime, but an alarm sends the culprits running big time.

What is Your Security Awareness IQ?

Are you aware of the need for security?

Who Has Keys to Your Castle?

One area of home security that is often overlooked, and one of the most visible, is the common key. Even if you are the owner of a new house, or the first tenant of your apartment, you cannot be sure that no one else has a key to your door.

Where Does Safety & Security Begin? Security Expert Explains

Personal safety begins with you. It is widely accepted that a wide-ranging personal safety strategy must incorporate prevention, deterrence and defiance.

Security Alarm System Motion Detectors

Passive Infrared Motion Detectors- These detectors are also known as PIR detectors. The technology they utilize is ?passive infrared?. The device is mounted on a wall or in the corner of a room. It sends invisible fingers out into the covered area in several layers. The top layer goes the furthest and averages about 60 feet straight ahead and 35 feet on the sides.

Alarm System Keypads

The keypad is the device you and your loved ones will interface with daily. It is typically placed at one or more of the following locations:

Alarm System: Wireless Remotes


Alarm System: Sirens

Alarm Sirens- There is both inside and outside sirens. Many towns have a noise ordinance, which should prevent your installer from putting yours outside, unless you are on a ranch where you need to know what?s going on while your out in the barn. You would not want a neighbor running over to your place during an alarm as they might be confronting a dangerous situation. It is better to let the police do that instead.

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Save Up to 65% on Home Security Cameras on Amazon  The Daily Beast

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Home Security Cos. Settle After Alice Invalidation Bid Fails  Law360

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Save Up to 33 Percent on Eufy Home Security Devices  PCMag.com

Offered with either one, two, or three cameras and a home base station, this is a no-fuss way to protect your home.

This SimpliSafe Security System kit gets a 30% price cut for Amazon’s Prime Day  Digital Trends

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Secure your home with four Arlo Pro 2 1080p cameras on sale for $475 refurbished  Android Central

The Arlo Pro 2 1080p 4-camera wireless home security camera system is down to $474.99 refurbished through Woot. You can find the same system refurbished ...

Review: LifeShield Security Advantage vs. Ring Alarm  Forbes

Which DIY home security system is better for your needs—LifeShield Security Advantage or Ring Alarm?

Arlo Pro 2 Home Security System Is Almost $500 Off  PCMag.com

Keep your stuff safe with the Arlo Pro 2 home security camera system, which includes six cameras and is available now for $620, a $479.99 or 44 percent ...

High-tech and no-tech ways to keep your home safe without spending a fortune  Los Angeles Times

Fancy home alarm systems are great, but there are many ways to add layers of security that won't cost much--and some are free.

Prime Day deal: the Blink XT2 home security kit is on sale for the first time  TechRadar

You can save up to $130 during Amazon's Prime Day sale on the all-new Blink XT2 home security camera.

You Can Snag This Arlo Smart Home Security Kit For Just $199 Right Now - Amazon Prime Day 2019  Android Headlines

Smart home security kits are a great way to make your home feel a little bit safer, and with a kit specifically you get everything you need to set up your home for ...

Police using home security cameras to fight neighborhood crime  WTHR

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — Avon police want to put home security cameras to work fighting neighborhood crime. The department is encouraging ...

‘A golden prison’: In Brazil’s largest city, home security is a high-tech arms race  The Washington Post

SAO PAULO, Brazil —. In one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Brazil's wealthiest city, a bearded man kept his eyes fixed on dozens of screens, seeing the ...

The Benefits of Mobile Locksmiths - Locksmith Tips for Home Security -  VENTS Magazine

Most people hardly care much about the importance of locks and keys until they feel troubled or unprotected. The other reason that instigates them to call a ...

Best Wireless Home Security Cameras 2019  Yahoo Tech

Need to keep an eye on your house from anywhere? Small, stand-alone Wi-Fi or wireless security cameras (also called IP cameras) are easy to set up; can ...

Amazon drops Prime Day deal on Kasa Spot Indoor Security Camera, now just $35  Digital Trends

Whether you're building a new security system in your home or planning to add to your existing setup, now's a great time to score deals on indoor security ...

Brinks Home Security Looks to New Era of Growth With Appointment of Chris Moloney as Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of E-Commerce  GlobeNewswire

DALLAS, July 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brinks Home Security, one of the largest home security and alarm monitoring companies in the U.S., has ...

Linda Collins murder update: Home security video cited in suspect's arrest, report says  KARK

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – New information is being released in the Linda Collins murder investigation. The former state senator's body was found outside her home ...

Best home security systems of 2019: FrontPoint, Nest Secure, and more  Mashable

If you know where to look, you can find an awesome home security system for just about any living space.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The 27 Best Home and Outdoors Deals  WIRED

We scrolled until our eyes burned to bring you the best Prime Day deals on fitness watches, Instant Pots, and more.

Almost half of US home security system owners admit their systems were switched off before a break in  ZDNet

The number of smart homes are on the rise, so it is no surprise that homeowners are becoming interested in buying the best tech products for safety.

Clare Adds New Security Integrations to Smart Home Platform  Security Sales & Integration

The Clare security panel has gained new Amazon Alexa security skills, as well as integrations with August and Danalock smart locks, and more.

Canary View smart home security camera launches in the UK  Pocket-lint

One of the best selling smart home cameras in the US is making its way to UK shores. The Canary View, which is strikingly similar in appearance to the Canary ...

LifeShield adds an HD video doorbell to its array of gadgets  Digital Trends

ADT has been teasing the introduction of new smart home technology into its smart home security platform for a while but after previewing a new camera at CES ...

Arlo Pro vs. Pro 2 vs. Ultra: Which should you buy?  Digital Trends

Today we're looking at the Arlo Pro vs. Pro 2 vs. Ultra to find out which Arlo security cam is right for you. These Arlo cams all have great smart features, but a ...

WATCH VIDEO: Stranger grabs woman's home security camera in Morningside  WTAE Pittsburgh

Security footage was not deleted, uploaded to cloud.

Brinks Home Security Appoints Chris Moloney as CMO, SVP of E-Commerce  Security Sales & Integration

Moloney brings more than two decades of experience to his new role, including serving as CMO for Experian, Wells Fargo Advisors, TaxSlayer and Scottrade.

Save Up to $255 on Arlo Pro Home Security Systems  PCMag.com

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Firm behind Brinks Home Security files voluntary bankruptcy to restructure debt  Dallas News

Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.

Amazon Patent Shows Potential for Drones To Be Next Frontier in Home Security  Security Today

The tech behemoth already plans to roll out delivery drones. It's now considering offering a home surveillance *service* to customers.

Your New Generalized-Anxiety Home-Security System  The New Yorker

Riane Konc writes a humorous piece about an imagined Generalized-Anxiety Home-Security System.

‘It’s Disturbing’: Fitchburg Burglar Caught On Home Security Camera  CBS Boston

FITCHBURG (CBS) – A homeowner is shaken up after a burglar was caught on surveillance camera breaking into his home. Home break-ins are not rare, and ...

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Magid: A virtual security guard for your home  The Mercury News

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Sheriff talks scam calls, home security with residents  Hickory Daily Record

Chatter and small talk filled the room Thursday morning as Catawba County Sheriff Don Brown met with county residents at the sheriff's office substation in ...

Think about home security when planting, maintaining garden  Chicago Tribune

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Home security in Eugene a hot topic after criminal trespass case on Saturday  KVAL

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Protect your home with a security camera that's on sale for under $50  Mashable

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Police: 2 men posing as officers, asking about home security in Westchester County town  WABC-TV

New York State Police are investigating after two men allegedly posed as police officers and asked homeowners if they had security systems in place.

Amazon drops Pre-Prime Day prices on Arlo Pro 2 wireless security cameras  Digital Trends

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D-Link agrees to beef up smart home security after FTC lawsuit  CNET

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TrickBot adds new spam module, harvests 250M email addresses  SC Magazine

Malicious actors behind the information-stealing malware TrickBot have added a new module that has helped them gather a database of 250M email addresses.

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LifeShield Adds HD Video Doorbell to Lineup of DIY Smart Home Security Products  Security Sales & Integration

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ANNKE Announces Amazon Prime Day Deals 2019: Up to $140 Off for Top-Rated Home Security Products  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Newswire.com LLC) NEW YORK, July 15, 2019(Newswire.com) - ANNKE, a smart home security solution provider, announced Amazon Prime Day ...

Samsung adds a home security camera, light bulb, and Wi-Fi plug to SmartThings lineup  ZDNet

All three products are priced to attract new users to SmartThings, with and without a dedicated hub.

South Hill thief caught on home security camera  14850

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Google fixes Nest Cam smart home security bug, report says  CNET

The bug reportedly let the former owner of a used Nest Indoor Cam access the new owner's video feed.

Use This Genius Home Security Camera to Keep Your Home Safe  Inverse

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BBB advice for your home's security during vacation  The Hutchinson News

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Home security camera captures moment of Ballantyne house explosion  FOX 46 Charlotte

Security camera video shows the before, during and after of the massive explosion that ripped through a Ballantyne home Tuesday afternoon.

House Rules - 5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Home Security.  ThyBlackMan

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Mobile Police asking for access to home security cameras  FOX10 News

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Save 40% On This Groundbreaking Home Security System  Men's Journal

Right now, take 40 percent off the purchase of any Cove home security device or system—and you'll also get a free YI indoor camera.

YI’s $34 home security camera can pan, zoom, and even track motion automatically  BGR

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Home security tips for seniors  Daily Herald

Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors' homes.

Home security camera catches Florida man pooping in stranger's driveway  New York Post

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The One Feature Missing From Your Home Is Also the Most Important  Inverse

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Ring Smart Lighting review: Convenient and affordable home security products  ZDNet

Ring's product offering now includes motion activated lights that for outside your home.

Blurams Home Pro A10C Home Security Camera Unboxing & Review  ValueWalk

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Home Security Camera Captures Man Brutally Beating Woman in San Bernardino  NBC Southern California

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Video: Black bear caught on home security video wandering Elk River neighborhood  KMSP-TV

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Huntersville Police revoke solicitation permit from home security company  WBTV

Huntersville Police say they revoked the solicitation permit they gave to Vivint because the police department heard from residents about workers.

North America Home Security System Market Expected to Reach a Value of US$ 14.1 Billion by 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

The "North America Home Security System Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ...

Video: Installing Google Nest Secure - DIY Home Security  Android Headlines

Do-it-yourself security solutions are a dime a dozen nowadays, but few have the interoperability of the Google Nest Secure. Poised as a way to both secure your ...

Investigation finds some trigger locks easy to pick  WTAE Pittsburgh

Action News Investigates has learned some trigger locks are easy to pick. A nationally-renowned lock expert said some locks can even be picked by a child.

Crime Stoppers: Bike thief caught on home's security camera  1011now

Lincoln Police are looking for a man who went onto a home's porch and stole a bike.

The best security camera systems for small businesses in 2019  Digital Trends

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Global Mailbox Alerts Market Insights 2019-2025: Bubbas Home Security, Dakota, Mail Chime, Return-to-Center, Rubbermaid, SadoTech  Market News Summary

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Prime Day deals on Google smart home at Walmart: $25 Home Mini, $79 Nest Hub and more  CNET

Walmart has slashed prices on smart home products from Google and Nest -- no Amazon Prime membership required.

Police: Burglary suspects caught in the act before stealing home security camera  8News

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Firm Behind Brinks Home Security Files Chapter 11 With DIP Commitment from Encina Private Credit, KKR - News  ABL Advisor

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Amazon patents ‘surveillance as a service’ tech for its delivery drones  The Verge

Amazon has patented a piece of "surveillance as a *service*" technology that would see its delivery drones used for a home security *service* between package ...

Tech Week: Home Security (2/2)  KoamNewsNow.com

Jesse sits down with Dave Touchton of Touchton Electirc and Alarms to talk about home safety technology.

The Home Security Episode – Locks, Doors, Cameras, and More!  Security Boulevard

In episode 89 of our monthly show Scott and Tom discuss everything you need to know about home security with physical security expert, Patrick McNeil.

Dish wants to set up your smart home gadgets for you  CNET

You don't have to be a Dish customer -- for a flat fee, Dish's new OnTech *service* will send a technician to your home to help set up devices from Google Nest, ...

The best Amazon Prime Day smart home deals  Android Authority

Looking for a smart speaker? Or perhaps a smart lock? What about a robot vacuum cleaner? We've got you covered with our best Prime Day Smart Home deals.

AARP Members Receive Expanded Travel And Home Security Benefits  PRNewswire

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This $56 home camera uses face recognition to know who should and shouldn’t be in your home  BGR

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Keeping home secure when you're on vacation  theday.com

When leaving for a vacation, it may become apparent that your home is not occupied, making the property more vulnerable to burglary.

Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem  Forbes

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Best Buy bundle: Get a free Smart LED kit with Arlo Pro 2 security camera  CNET

Best Buy has a home security bundle that will pique the interest of homeowners who want to sleep better at night -- or while they're away on vacation. Best Buy ...

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Home Security Solutions Market Size | Status | Top Players | Trends | Forecast to 2025  Pioneer Reporter

MarketResearchNest.com presents “Global Home Security Solutions Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025” new Research to its studies database.

Amazon Prime Day: amazing deal on Blink XT security kit  Real Homes

Amazon Prime Day has a handful of stand out deals this year, and this is one. The Amazon-owned Blink XT Home Security System is half price for the rest of ...

Oklahoma police believe woman's own home security footage reveals her to be the arsonist who set her neighbor's house on fire  KHQ Right Now

DEL CITY, Okla. - Police in Oklahoma believe a feud between two next-door neighbors served as the catalyst for one homeowner to attempt to burn down the ...

VIDEO: Bear Caught on Home Security Video Walking Around Waldorf Neighborhood | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

A black bear, which a state wildlife expert says appears to be male and a little over a year old, was captured on a home security video walking through a Waldorf ...

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