Home Security Blog

Nicole Muscara's alarm clock acquired an alarming feature: a hidden camera placed by a stalker. She discovered something odd when she one day set the alarm; it wasn't her clock. Stories like this are happening more commonly. Recently a Kansas C...

Robert Siciliano

May 19, 2014

Here's why you should never assume that burglary won't have negative effects on your children. Victim Support, an independent charity, and home security specialist ADT, have new research findings: Children who've experienced a home burglary are...

Robert Siciliano

May 16, 2014

Few people stop to think about whether the locksmith they have working on their home is trustworthy. That may turn out to be a big mistake, because the locksmith does have a good amount of access to your property and your belongings. While you m...

Guest Writer

May 14, 2014

When planning a vacation there are many things to consider beyond your packing and flight schedule. It's incredibly important to make sure that you've covered your bases at home to ensure that your property is safe while you're away. Make sure y...

Guest Writer

May 07, 2014

Although online identity theft is on the rise, the old-fashioned methods still work, and bold identity thieves have no reservations about stealing your sensitive information from under your nose. Raiding mailboxes is an oft-used identity theft s...

Guest Writer

May 04, 2014

There are many reasons to set up a security system in your home, the most important being the safety of your family. One great tool to employ is installing security cameras that provide clear visuals and act as a deterrent to potential criminal ...

Guest Writer

May 02, 2014

When it comes to home security, even the smallest measure can make a big difference. Making sure that certain small mechanisms are in place can be the difference between being safe and being a robbery victim. Aside from doors, windows are the se...

Guest Writer

April 30, 2014

With the explosion of security-based home surveillance products/apps, there's a growing trend in getting surveillance systems that monitor users themselves.  Piper This product's wide-angle camera allows you to view live video of your hom...

Robert Siciliano

April 28, 2014

Remember that scary movie in which the psycho phones the babysitter and says, "Did you check the children?" He was actually in the house and murdered them. Yikes, well that's just a movie. But sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. As long a...

Robert Siciliano

April 25, 2014

Home is where our children learn, grow, live and play. Home security is an important factor when it comes to raising and caring for a family. It's extremely important to teach your kids about safety within the home so they can always be aware an...

Guest Writer

April 23, 2014

If you're ever the victim of violence, would you report it? Or if you witnessed it, would you report it? The answer to these questions may seem like a no-brainer ("Of COURSE I would!"), but the reality is that many crimes go unreported. It's no s...

Robert Siciliano

April 21, 2014

Between monthly monitoring costs and installation fees, it can seem like home security isn't worth the few extra dollars a year. In reality, you can't afford to not have a home security system. The United States has four times as many burglaries t...

Guest Writer

April 18, 2014

Police in San Jose, California believe that viewing home security footage will help them solve crimes. The proposal for homeowners to voluntarily register their security cameras for a new police department database is the creation of councilman S...

Robert Siciliano

April 18, 2014

Homeowners who want to ensure that their residences are safe for themselves and their loved ones should definitely install a home security system. Doing so will not only act as a deterrent for would-be thieves, but also help to alert occupants s...

Guest Writer

April 16, 2014

The Lincoln-Highlands Association is a resident organization devoted to fighting crime in Oakland, California's Diamond District. A hundred residents are needed for the program, which would require $30 a month to fund a security guard to patrol t...

Robert Siciliano

April 14, 2014

So what really are all the survival items you should keep in your car? A pre-packaged emergency safety kit may contain many items like a booster cables, flairs etc. You can also put together one of these rather than buy one. Other items it shoul...

Robert Siciliano

April 11, 2014

  Home security services for a condominium or apartment are quite different than those in houses and townhouses. Condominium buildings often include security features to protect tenants. If you are looking for additional ways to boost secu...

Guest Writer

April 09, 2014

Yes, burglars do use video surveillance to case homes. Sometimes burglars aren't not so dumb, like the ones who use video to case homes. A video camera the size of a matchstick has been discovered in the yards of several homes in North Texas's up...

Robert Siciliano

April 07, 2014

Billions of dollars worth of property is stolen in Canada each year. Although burglaries have been declining in numbers since 2003, Canada ranked 5th lowest in a group of 17 peer countries when measuring burglaries in 2010. When crime rates are ...

Guest Writer

April 04, 2014

One of the things I impress upon people is what never to do, and what TO do, if they suspect they're being followed on foot or by car. Don't be oblivious to your surroundings. Observe everything 50-100 feet around the perimeter of your body as ...

Robert Siciliano

April 03, 2014

As far as home burglaries go, there is perhaps no story more infamous than that of the "Bling Ring." Much of that infamy is thanks in part to the fact that the group of robbers known as the Bling Ring was recently portrayed in the 2013 film, The...

Guest Writer

April 02, 2014

Home security is something that you can't take lightly. Defending your home from intruders and threats extends even into the backyard. It's not just a concept that begins at your front door. Your backyard can be a very vulnerable area because it...

Guest Writer

March 31, 2014

A simple yet comprehensive guide to staying safe when meeting a stranger in person or dealing with one online. I have been involved in the security industry for years, and one of the most common questions I get is how to be safe when meeting a ...

Robert Siciliano

March 27, 2014

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experience. The Lure Kidnappers premeditate and pre-calculate every move. Months of planning could ...

Robert Siciliano

March 25, 2014

I'm a home security expert and have given many speeches on how to protect your home from an invasion, but one of the topics that doesn't seem to get much attention is the possibility of a heart attack being triggered in an elderly homeowner by t...

Robert Siciliano

March 20, 2014

What Professional Burglars Look For in a Home Target As a security analyst, I tell people that there are differences between the so-called professional burglar, and the small-time, bumbling or "dumb" kind of burglar who gets caught the first or...

Robert Siciliano

March 18, 2014

As a security analyst, I have always endorsed getting a dog for home protection. I'm going to provide some tips on what to look for in a home security dog, but first I want to briefly share a riveting true story that was reported on Madison.com....

Robert Siciliano

March 13, 2014

As a safety and security expert, I love to speak on the topic of survival. There are all sorts of circumstances that can threaten your survival, but common threads run through them all. Here are survival tips you can apply to any kind of threate...

Robert Siciliano

March 11, 2014

Having been a home security expert for years, I am always amazed at how dumb criminals could be, but there's always a homeowner they can outwit, such as in the case below: A man burglarized two houses in Marshalltown, Iowa, and then sold the lo...

Robert Siciliano

March 06, 2014

Yes, you can protect your home without a gun. Having been in the security industry for many years, I have instructed homeowners on proven ways to protect their home without using a firearm. Here are proven ways to protect your home without a gun...

Robert Siciliano

March 04, 2014