Home Security Blog

Just yesterday Eagle announced that their first "Video Surveillance Report" would now be available to the public. The report analyzed the responses of 250-500 IT professionals regarding topics like: video surveillance systems, cloud video surve...

Guest Writer

June 26, 2014

ADT is a 140 year old business with over six million residential and small business customers. With that many customers, a company is bound to have some unhappy clients. However, right now there is another group involved with ADT that is not sat...

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June 26, 2014

Back in March of this year, the FTC announced that ADT, the home security company, would not be allowed to misrepresent paid endorsements in the form of independent reviews. The FTC, Federal Trade Commission, has approved a final consent order ...

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June 26, 2014

Criminals do what they do because that's their nature. Once bad, there's hardly a chance they can be good. Jeffrey L. Patton, 43, said, "I've been scared to death of this day right here," in reference to being put on trial for two unrelated cri...

Robert Siciliano

June 26, 2014

Quirky, the New York based startup company, is turning technological theories into actual products, Ben Kaufman, the founder of Quirky, has helped bring tech products to the masses. Now, Quirky is setting their sites on the smart home security i...

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June 24, 2014

Maybe there really IS a such thing as monsters hiding in babies' rooms-just ask Heather and Adam Schreck of Ohio about the strange man's voice coming from their baby's room one night, yelling, "Wake up, baby!" The voice was coming from the baby...

Robert Siciliano

June 24, 2014

The Examiner has taken notice of up-and-coming home security provider, SimpliSafe. In an industry where scams and pushy salesmen seem to dominate, it is refreshing to a see a home security provider trusted by Google and recommended by Fortune m...

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June 23, 2014

Archos is the company responsible for attempting to take home automation to a new level. The secret about Apple getting involved in home automation is no longer a secret, which is why Archos' product is inevitable. According to CNET, Archos is ...

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June 20, 2014

We understand the frustration that comes with shopping for a home security system. That's why we have taken the liberty to breakdown two of the most searched home security providers. ADT and Vivint are big-time players in the home security indu...

Guest Writer

June 19, 2014

Kronosight launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this month with an easy solution to home security. The product, Sentri, is designed to be an easy do-it-yourself installation home security solution that can be used to monitor your home wh...

newswriter

June 19, 2014

The routine was well-grounded: Helen Van Orden, 79, worked as a housekeeper from 8 a.m. till noon Monday through Friday at Emeritus at College Park in Manatee. Then she'd go straight home and walk her dog. One day, she was waiting for her son, ...

Robert Siciliano

June 19, 2014

Recently, Microsofts's involvement in the "startup community" has become a priority. Microsoft Ventures, the department responsible for aiding startup potential, has decided to start work in the housing market. TechCrunch.com reported that Micr...

newswriter

June 18, 2014

It's a jungle out there. Are your windows burglary-resistant? Or, to put it another way...fortified? Remember, burglars (and rapists) LOVE windows. This includes second-story windows. Don't assume that you don't need to fortify second-story wind...

Robert Siciliano

June 17, 2014

The private sector needs to "step up" and assume new responsibility, as well as market accountability, when it comes to managing cyber risks if they want to avoid new FCC regulations.  In an address given at the American Enterprise Institut...

newswriter

June 16, 2014

Easy to use home automation is turning into the holy grail for tech-based companies. Big-time players like Apple and Google are diligently working to come up with the best solution. Vivint, a Utah based security and home automation co...

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June 13, 2014

Mondays are the pits for many people, because this day starts their work week. Dwayne Yeager was no exception; so badly did he want to avoid going in to the job on Monday that he did something really dumb to get out of it. That's because, accor...

Robert Siciliano

June 12, 2014

From avoiding a costly catastrophe to simply monitoring the mundane home activity, AngelBlocks is working to accomplish an easy-to-use home automation system. The AngelBlocks technology allows for users to connect to any object in the home. Ang...

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June 11, 2014

Is it possible for parents to teach children to be safe? University of Iowa researchers set out to find the answer. They concluded that mothers and their kids typically don't see situational dangers the same way. Mothers need to explain why a si...

Robert Siciliano

June 10, 2014

The "smart home" is not a new concept. There have been many "smart home" hubs that offer everything from controlling lighting, to heating, to indoor air quality, and even security and water control. However, there are not nearly as many smart ho...

Guest Writer

June 06, 2014

In the last few months, news surrounding credit card data thefts, lack of email security, and the U.S. Government's "Stringrays" that can capture information from cell phones have captured the attention of the nation. These are scary signs relat...

Guest Writer

June 06, 2014

"A call for privacy" was sent out by Google Inc. to competing email providers on Tuesday when they issued a transparency report. This report highlighted the rise in email encryption, something that has been pressing issue by ...

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June 05, 2014

The U.S. Defense Research Organization (DARPA) has organized a two-year competition for computer security experts to develop automated security systems designed to defend against digital attacks as they are happening. DARPA is the agency responsi...

Guest Writer

June 05, 2014

The potential for laughter is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you're thinking about intruders hunting for valuables in your home or business, but that hasn't stopped some of the funniest movies around from exploring the lighter s...

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June 05, 2014

According to the online rumor mill Apple may unveil new software that puts the iPhone at the center of a smart home. Users will be able to control the appliances, lighting, thermostats and the locks on the doors all with their iPhone. Ezra...

Guest Writer

June 04, 2014

Home security is one of the most important issues we deal with nowadays when it comes to protecting our families and our valuables. If you have recently experienced a robbery in your home, there are some actions you need to take as soon as possi...

Guest Writer

June 03, 2014

Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Mobile's German parent company) is one of the largest telecommunications/information technology companies in the world. Deutsche Telekom has an estimated 200 million customers worldwide and now wants to make its presence k...

Guest Writer

June 02, 2014

Don't make the mistake of failing to secure your cash and credit cards while you travel. You're all packed away for your vacation, but do you have a clue how to keep your cash and credit cards secure while traveling? Many people don't. The firs...

Robert Siciliano

May 28, 2014

Here's what everyone should know about how to efficiently store water to be prepared for a catastrophe. Ever thought about the possibility that your water service could cease in the event of some kind of catastrophe? Would you have enough for y...

Robert Siciliano

May 26, 2014

Here's how to respond if a shooting breaks out. There's no such thing as a perfect world in which guns and bullets don't exist. Would you know what to do in the event of an unexpected shooting situation? The first thing you should do in a shoo...

Robert Siciliano

May 23, 2014

A man died at the hands of two intruders who invaded his home in Sacramento County recently. The 30-year-old victim had been shot. According to witnesses, two intruders barged into the apartment, then shot the man, but not before stealing some o...

Robert Siciliano

May 21, 2014