Category: Home Security

Camera vs. Security System: Which is better?

Almost every day there is a new security camera hitting the market, as they take over the security industry and vie for your attention. Why are consumers drifting toward the camera as opposed to their original and convenient home security system? Convenience is a huge factor. Not only is a camera easier to set up than a home security system, it can also be done independently without the assistance of a tech. They save you the time and money involved with having someone come into your home and help you figure out wires, panels, sensors and more.  With a...

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Home Security Cost 2018

As much as home security can be a major consideration for many homeowners, it can also be costly. Cost can be a huge deterrent for some, while others will spend top dollar to protect their belongings. This article will break down some of the leading companies on the market, their costs and their quality. What are your options? Home security options can range from having your “security dog” to having a high tech home security system that can protect your home in the touch of a finger. These security options can typically include: Motion sensors Door/window contacts Window and...

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Ring Doorbells: Flawed of Fabulous?

A recent report in The Information revealed a major flaw in Rings software. This flaw is allowing anyone who has accessed the system to continue to have access, even after the password is changed. This may seem like a minor defect to some, but this security error could have major repercussions and may compromise the security of its customers. A real-life Ring customer and Miami resident, Jesus Echezarreta was a victim of this system flaw. Following a breakup, he had changed his password and log in information but later discovered his ex had been spying on him since his...

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Protecting your Backyard

Each year there are roughly 2.5 million burglaries. One burglary every 13 seconds, 66% of which are home invasions. Unfortunately, only about 13% of these reported home invasions are solved due to lack of evidence. These numbers are out there not to scare you, but to help you to understand their importance and the importance of home security. Knowing your home and what areas to properly protect are pertinent for avoiding a break in. Being the main entrance, the front door is statistically the most common place. That being said, it is very important to keep the front door...

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How Much Should Your Security System Cost?

Quality, value and convenience are three of the contributing factors consumers will look for when purchasing a home security system. Getting the right system at the desired price point is important. Consumers will typically shop around before making such an important purchase, but the price is always an endpoint factor when deciding if the system and companies are right for you. Consumers know they should be looking for a price point that is comparable to other monitored home security companies on the market.   Value is typically the number one contributing factor to any customer looking to purchase a...

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