Home Security Blog

Guest post by Luke Pensworth Remember back in the days when you were watching The Jetsons and saw these cool automatic appliances and stuff inside their home and thought to yourself, "Wow, I hope I'll get to see that someday." Well, that "somed...

ltaylor

May 07, 2019

When dealing with Door-to-Door salespeople there are 2 things to ask yourself: Is it a scam? What deals are available? Door to door salespeople provide some of the best deals available. The structure of Door-to-door sales companies is simpl...

ltaylor

April 23, 2019

There is no easy answer to whether or not you should use a cellular connection or landline connection for your home security system. In fact, there is no significant difference in the type of equipment that is used for each type of monitoring. ...

Bryan Lovgren

May 21, 2018

Home security is much more than just motion sensors and security systems. While a home security system should be the central pillar to your home security plan, there are many other things you can do to ensure that your home is secure from burglars...

Caden

May 21, 2018

Traveling is exciting. Going on a trip often means spending time with family and relaxing on vacation. Unfortunately, burglars don't take vacation time and the time that your house and valuables are most susceptible to a break-in is when you're ou...

Caden

May 18, 2018

When considering your home security, it helps to think like a burglar. Most burglars are not masters of deception and thievery. As such, they are looking for houses that they can access easily without being detected. Through interviewing past burg...

Caden

April 27, 2018

Maybe you just moved. Maybe there was a break-in in your neighborhood recently. Maybe you just had a child. Or maybe you just splurged on an expensive guitar. While the reasons vary, there is not a wrong reason to want a home security system. We a...

Caden

March 20, 2018

If you live in an apartment, you might think that you don't need to take extra "home security" measures. After all, home security is just for those who own homes, right? Wrong. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, apartments are 85...

Caden

January 30, 2018

The most basic line of defense for your home is your door locks, which is probably why it is also the most easily overlooked home security feature. Just because they are not flashy and don't come with a monthly subscription fee doesn't mean that t...

Caden

January 19, 2018

Home Security is one of the trending topics at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. You would have a hard time walking the floor at the show without finding a new smart home security camera, lock, or doorbell. It makes sense t...

Caden

January 17, 2018

April Marchessault got attacked just after midnight inside her bathroom. At 5-1, she wasn't intimidated by the 5-7, 200 pound man. Edgardo Montes, 47, got his clock thoroughly cleaned. He was charged with breaking and entering and intent to rape, ...

Robert Siciliano

June 28, 2016

Gone is the day when, while out on a romantic evening with your special someone, you suddenly realize you forgot to turn on your house alarm. You spend the rest of the long evening fretting about this. Nowadays, all you need do is whip out your sm...

Robert Siciliano

June 23, 2016

There are things you should know before you purchase your next house-even if you foresee that being years away. Take note of what's in this article-and keep the notes where you'll never forget where they are. A hacker could fool you into thinking ...

Robert Siciliano

June 21, 2016

Your family could be one little oversight away from a tragedy. Are you on the ball regarding home security? Check these out: If you have a freestanding mailbox that anyone can get into, protect your families identities and consider installing a l...

Robert Siciliano

June 16, 2016

Before buying a security camera, ask yourself: Where do you intend on placing it? How well-hidden can/will the unit be? Are you familiar with laws pertaining to surveillance of people without them knowing about it and the associated audio recordi...

Robert Siciliano

June 14, 2016

Before buying a security camera, ask yourself: Where do you want to place it? How well-hidden can it be or does it need to be? Are you familiar with laws pertaining to filming people with or without their knowledge? Where is setting up the camer...

Robert Siciliano

June 09, 2016

If you're a pedophile, you'd be wise not to keep any prescription containers in view of a webcam with your lewd pictures. The information on such a bottle is what helped pedophile Stephen Keating get 110 years in the slammer says a CNN article. Bu...

Robert Siciliano

June 07, 2016

Does your child have the YouNow phone application? If so, you should know that obscene videos can be sent via this live streaming app. That's what an 11-year-old girl in Boston found out recently. Kids like this app because through it they can liv...

Robert Siciliano

June 02, 2016

How dumb can air travelers be, trying to get guns past the TSA? Duhh, don't they know that the X-ray equipment or pat-downs will detect them? Just last year, over 2,600 guns were detected. More than 80 percent of these guns were loaded. Talk about...

Robert Siciliano

May 26, 2016

Gunman Storms Building, Shot Dead by Receptionist Wouldn't it be great to see a headline like this for once? More than ever, employees are being trained to react tactically should a gunman go on a rampage. There has to be a better way, for instanc...

Robert Siciliano

May 24, 2016

If it unsettles you to see your home displayed on Google Maps, there's something you can do about this. Why might this be a concern? Information is "intelligence." Information to some is power. The logistics of your home may empower certain people...

Robert Siciliano

May 19, 2016

Time to get a new lock on your front (or back) door? Or time to upgrade? Go to your local hardware store or better, a locksmith, and you'll see scads of locks. Which one should you buy? Get familiar with the following terms, ask questions and comp...

Robert Siciliano

May 17, 2016

You don't always have to outmuscle a assailant to beat him at his game. This is what a New Zealand woman learned after Vipul Romik Sharma abducted her. At first, things seemed fine; she exited a bar in Otahuhu with the 22-year-old and another man....

Robert Siciliano

May 12, 2016

Craigslist is one of my favorite sites on the Internet, though I admittedly have a love/hate relationship with it. One reason I love it is because of the deals and variety of items and services available, but I hate it because some of the people w...

Robert Siciliano

May 10, 2016

You don't have to be wealthy or live in a big house to need a home security safe. If you don't think you need one, ask yourself why. Ask yourself if you don't have any valuables-not necessarily something that would be valuable to a burglar, but so...

Robert Siciliano

May 05, 2016

Do you realize how easy it is for a thief to nonchalantly traipse up to your front stoop, remove the package that's sitting there, and bring it to his nearby parked car without anybody noticing? At night time, this is even easier and less risky. P...

Robert Siciliano

May 03, 2016

With all the apps out there that individualize communication preferences among teens, such as limiting "sharing," parents should still hold their breath. Face it, parents: times have changed. It's your duty to discuss these applications with your ...

Robert Siciliano

April 27, 2016

The more "connected" your home is, some say the more vulnerable you are to being a victim of theft or worse. Unfortunately, connected devices collect lots of personal information about you. Lots. This data gets uploaded to company servers where it...

Robert Siciliano

April 25, 2016

In France, anything is possible. Like getting tossed in jail for posting your children's photos on Facebook. Yes indeed, it's true. People in France can be put behind bars for putting their kids' pictures on Facebook. Or, they may face heavy fines...

Robert Siciliano

April 20, 2016

Before embarking on a road trip with a car full of kids, make sure everything about the vehicle is in top working condition, including the windshield wipers, A/C, heat, fluid levels, seatbelts and lights (exterior and interior). Hopefully you'll h...

Robert Siciliano

April 18, 2016