When deciding what kind of security system to install, people are often torn between professionally installed & monitored systems, and systems they can install themselves. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks. As you’re making your decision, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions: how much do you want t...

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Every family's home is different from one another, as is every neighborhood. With all the different security gadgets and gizmos on the market, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not the security option you've chosen is sufficiently protecting your family. Here's a helpful guide for families wanting to d...

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A century and a half ago, the World’s Fair offered a compelling glimpse into what our lives would look like in the 2000s, and while flying cars have not yet come to pass, the technology that has would leave even the most fanciful imaginations of the 1850s in awe. Ubiquitous home monitoring and automation have become a rea...

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Home security systems provide peace of mind for every type of household. Single people feel more secure knowing that their homes are protected, particularly when they arrive home after dark. Retired people find that a home security system lets them enjoy their independence more during their golden years. And families with...

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Are you considering installing a home security system? Whether you elect to accomplish this as a DIY project or have a professional install your system, you’ll want to avoid common mistakes that can make your security system less effective ...

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If you’re headed out of town for a business trip or a related task, you may be saddened by the prospect of being apart from your family for an extended period of time.This can certainly be a disheartening experience, especially if you’re concerned about what this means for your...

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Everybody's aware of the importance of locking their doors and windows when leaving the house. Some leave interior lights on to give any potential burglars the sense that there are residents in the home while they're out. Other have dogs that will alert neighbors to any trespassers. These are some of the more <a href="htt...

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In 2011, the most recent year that statistics were taken, more than 9 million property crimes were reported in the U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, resulting in $15.6 bil...

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So you´ve invested in a home security system. That´s terrific, but are you sure that your system is working correctly? If you have never tested your system, or if it has been a while, it´s time to test your...

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So, you have a brand new home security system installed in your home. You’ve been making your monthly payments; the system says it’s armed and it’s ready to go -- but is it really what you need? Home security costs can climb quite easily if you’re not paying attention. In fact, some people will never get thei...

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