With smartphone enabled security technologies on the rise, it can feel like the most useful solutions are the most expensive and advanced. Fortunately, budget conscious homeowners can find a great deal of safety from a simple technology that’s been a proven success for years: the peephole. Why Install a Peephole ...

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When your kids were very little, either you were always there with them or they were in the care of a trusted adult. As your kids grow older they will venture further and further into the great big world on their own and establish their independence. It is a given you are going to worry, but teaching them about how to sta...

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Keeping track of what’s going on in your home is important. You may want to see what your pets do when you’re gone, watch out for intruders, or keep track of young children. A security system means there are several cameras placed throughout your home. These cameras can be installed indoors or out. Sty...

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When it comes to security systems, proper installation of the system is important. If it isn’t properly installed, then it might not work correctly. Having a professional come in to install your system isn’t a bad idea; but you may save a lot of money if you install the system yourself. Deciding whether or not to hire a ...

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The key under the door mat; the fake rock where you keep the spare -- and let us not forget the magnetic box that you place under your car to hold a third spare. There’s a long tradition of people hiding spare house keys in the event that they lose them -- but is this really a good idea? When you hide a...

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Keyless entry is a basic feature you can add to your house. Whether or not you've already installed a smarthome system, adding keyless door locks is often a good option and a nice upgrade. In fact, keyless locks are commonly one of the first smarthome features installed. Why Install Keyless Entry?</h2...

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You get a message on your phone that your home security system has been tripped and that there is a possible intruder inside your home. As you stare at your smartphone screen, you feel somewhat immobile as you’re away and unable to defend your home and belongings. However, knowing how to move forward is the best ...

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Sure, you may have a good home security system installed, but is that all you’re doing to help keep your home and belongings safe? Believe it or not, you may actively do things that invite burglars to scope out your home. Home security systems are good for helping to deter the threat of a home robbery, but what behaviors ...

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Many people enjoy the safety that security cameras and alarm systems provide for them, but they don't usually like to look at the systems on the wall. While hiding your security technology won’t deter crime, it may actually give you a better shot at catching the criminals. Hiding security systems and cameras is a common p...

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Smartphones have successfully taken over, putting tiny computers into the pockets of most modern folks in America. As smartphone capabilities increase and improve, so does the need for more and more security. Smartphones make life easier for us, but they can also be potentially threatening if they become lost or stolen or...

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