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What Is a Security System Key Fob and How Does it Work?
May
25
2020

What Is a Security System Key Fob and How Does it Work?

A security key fob is a wireless remote control device nearly identical to those clickers you get in your car. In fact, they perform basically the same function. The wireless remote for your car locks and unlocks the car doors and initializes the built-in security system. It also includes a…

What Is Home Automation and How Does it Work?
May
16
2020

What Is Home Automation and How Does it Work?

Home automation gives you access to control the devices in your home from a mobile device from anywhere in the world. The term may be used for isolated programmable devices, like thermostats and sprinkler systems, but home automation more accurately describes homes in which nearly everything — lights, appliances, electrical…

I’ve been burgled. What should I do now?
May
14
2020

I’ve been burgled. What should I do now?

Don't be a hero but don't panic If you’ve come home and discovered your front door open or your lock is broken, rushing inside is not the best idea. After all, the burglars might still be inside. If you go inside, you are blocking their only escape route, thus putting…

Where Should Home Security Cameras Be Installed?
May
01
2020

Where Should Home Security Cameras Be Installed?

Home security cameras are a great addition to any home security system, providing you 24/7 access to your home, regardless of your location. Home security novices often make the mistake of installing just one camera. However, most cameras can rotate so much and zoom so far. Like door and window sensors, home…

What is the Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Cameras?
Apr
16
2020

What is the Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Cameras?

When considering the safety of your family and property, security cameras can add an extra level of comfort. With all the choices out there, it can be difficult to know which cameras best suit your needs. One of the first things to understand is the difference between indoor and outdoor…

Do I really need a Security System?
Apr
08
2020

Do I really need a Security System?

According to the Alarm System Report, over 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year and, on average, a burglary of a home in the U.S. occurs every 13 seconds-or about four burglaries a minute, 240 an hour, and nearly 6,000 a day. Both homeowners and…