Home Security Blog

Don't wait until you're locked out at night in the cold to contact a locksmith. Know ahead of time who you'd call, should you ever have a need for this kind of service. And keep that number in your phone, wallet, purse and car. First find thei...

Robert Siciliano

January 02, 2014

You can have peace of mind while away from home during the holidays by implementing the following home security tips. Home vacation checks. Arrange with your local police department to periodically cruise by your house when you're out of town....

Robert Siciliano

December 31, 2013

Here are 10 ways you can protect your home, especially during the holidays. #1. Affordable security camera. Security cameras and their receiver kits are more affordable than ever, costing less than $100. You'll be able to see and sometimes hear...

Robert Siciliano

December 30, 2013

Today, security systems are equipped to offer customers a level of peace that was never possible until only the past decade. And in fact, the difference between what they were and what they are today has little to do with how well they actually de...

Guest Writer

December 20, 2013

Your house can easily have a "secret room," for its novelty, for children and for a safe hideout from intruders. Normal looking household features such as bookcases conceals entrances to these rooms. Purpose Designing begins with determining t...

Robert Siciliano

December 19, 2013

Let's just say someone breaks into your home at 3 am and you're kidnapped and locked in your basement and zip ties bind you. To break free should you ever be illegally restrained, first practice to figure out which hand position is easiest for y...

Robert Siciliano

December 17, 2013

So you want a video surveillance system but don't know what to choose. There are so many video surveillance systems that it can be a real headache to find the best one. There are two ways to go about it: You can always go through a home alarm com...

Guest Writer

December 16, 2013

Unfortunately, women remain at a high risk for violence from theft to assault. However, there are many personal safety products out there that are designed for women. Many of these products are easy to hide, simple to use, and available without ...

Guest Writer

December 13, 2013

During the holidays, thieves will actually follow delivery trucks, snatching the packages that the driver leaves at peoples' front doors. Thieves will also cruise around neighborhoods in search of boxes left at front doors-and steal them. Here ...

Robert Siciliano

December 12, 2013

The vacant 5,000 square foot house next door to this kicking victim was on sale, and he had agreed with the realtor to keep an eye on it. Some kids got wind of this vacancy and put out a Facebook invitation to a Halloween rave party there. He call...

Robert Siciliano

December 10, 2013

Whether you require a duplicate key to open your office table during the busy working day or to get inside your house in the middle of the night, the 24 hour locksmith service is what you need for. They will make sure that you out of the troubled ...

Guest Writer

December 09, 2013

You may already know that meth addicts and local crime go hand in hand. Meth is one of those drugs that allows its users to maintain relatively high-functioning abilities that often lead to criminal acts to get more meth. Meth addicts like to s...

Robert Siciliano

December 06, 2013

One of my audiences is real estate agents. I present programs on personal security and how they can avoid and remove themselves from dangerous situations. You see, as crazy as it seems, real estate agents are targeted by criminals every day. Rap...

Robert Siciliano

December 02, 2013

There are numerous considerations to be made when investing in a home security system today. While the options for the type and scope of system have been narrowed down, it's the nuances of price, service, contracts and if it's a do-it-yourself (...

Robert Siciliano

November 21, 2013

I love Amazon.com. I was on Amazon the other day searching for new ski goggles and as I searched I decided to filter out items that were less than 4-stars. After a few moments I found a pair of goggles that had a 4.5 star rating and even better ...

Bryan Lovgren

November 20, 2013

Ever lock yourself out of your car or home? I've done each at least once this year; that's about my average. After the last time I got stuck on the cold side of my front door, I decided to go with keyless locks for my home, specifically the Schl...

Robert Siciliano

November 19, 2013

When we first talked to the people at DropCam about their "revolutionary" product we were somewhat hesitant that it would be too good to be true. There have always been products in the home security world trying to change the industry, but most ...

Bryan Lovgren

November 15, 2013

And he comes out shooting! Three invaders in Houston kicked in a homeowner's door then proceeded to beat him up and stuff him into a closet that just happened to contain all the homeowner's firearms. How ironic. What would you do? I suppose mo...

Robert Siciliano

November 12, 2013

Nest has been one of the most successful companies in America. It has received an amazing amount of growth since its launch, and evidently has no interest in slowing down. Two years ago, Nest made thermostats "cool". Tony Fadell, creator of the ...

Guest Writer

November 04, 2013

Chances are, if you own a $12 million home like Rihanna, someone with bad intentions is going to want a piece of it (or something in it). But you don't need to be rich to be the target of a burglary. Millions of less extravagant homes are burgla...

Robert Siciliano

November 01, 2013

Is nothing sacred? Well, no. Not even churches. Really, especially churches. The problem with churches, like any public place, is that by design, they are open for anyone to come in and worship at any time. But in the case of a burglary, they ar...

Robert Siciliano

October 29, 2013

A home invasion is a living, breathing, complete and utter nightmarish situation that no one should ever have to go through. Imagine you're in bed, two a.m. rolls around, and two scumbags pry open your back door and rustle you and your family ou...

Robert Siciliano

October 24, 2013

There are going to be times in your life when you will need to simply trust people who you let into your home for various reasons. People such as: House cleaners: House cleaners get in the nooks and crannies of your home and have to be trustwor...

Robert Siciliano

October 22, 2013

The housing market is coming back, and lots of people are selling their homes-and you may be considering it too. Will you use a real estate agent or do it yourself? No matter which path you choose, there are safety and security considerations fo...

Robert Siciliano

October 22, 2013

On one hand, Protect America has better prices and zero upfront costs. On the other hand, Frontpoint has more positive customer reviews and a higher customer satisfaction rating. So which one is better? Choosing between home security companies ...

Chase Sagum

October 19, 2013

If someone were to jump on you and start whacking away, what would you do? Would you fight back? Run? Curl up into a ball and beg for mercy? Do you have a plan? Have you even thought about what your reaction would be? When I ask my audiences th...

Robert Siciliano

October 17, 2013

Rule #1 for burglars: No sleeping on the job. In California, a resident came home to find the formerly clean kitchen a little messy, food gone and a "burglar" (Ham-Burglar, anyone?) sleeping in the shed in the back yard. The Sacramento Bee repo...

Robert Siciliano

October 15, 2013

It can be really tiring scouring the web to find the best home security companies and information pertinent to making a decision. That's why we wanted to make it super simple at BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com (BHSC) for people to find the best sec...

Bryan Lovgren

October 11, 2013

Occasionally it's good to be reminded of the fundamentals of home security. Print this out and stick it on your bulletin board at work or on your refrigerator as a reminder to everyone in your family. Daytime burglaries: Many burglaries happen...

Bryan Lovgren

October 10, 2013

Equipping your home with the proper home security system is the first step ensuring the home safety of your family.  According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Crime Report, there are approximately 2,222,196 burglaries that occur each...

Guest Writer

October 07, 2013