Home Security Blog

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

It's fall, and it's definitely darker earlier. Burglars like to break into homes when nobody's there, and they prefer that it's dark-which means late afternoon might be a good time to strike this time of the year. But don't just take my word for...

Robert Siciliano

December 03, 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

In Oklahoma, the OK state, an elderly couple was home invaded and held at knifepoint, and the woman was knocked to the ground. During the ensuing abuse, their home was robbed and the predator got away. Not OK. The police were notified and a des...

Robert Siciliano

November 14, 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

Choosing between home security companies can be a difficult and arduous process. Our expert staff have pitted companies against one another to thoroughly compare and analyze their differences. Below you'll find our expert analysis between Protect ...

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

The uber rich have many reasons to invest in uber security. I met a woman who won a $300 million lottery, and she had some unfortunate stories about how low people go to get at and to moneyed individuals. So to protect life and limb, the uber cl...

Robert Siciliano

October 03, 2013

Everyone is trying to save a buck or two these days, right? Well cutting back on lattes and take-out is a great way to accomplish this. However, when it comes to the security of your home and family, is the cheapest option the best? Yes and no. ...

Guest Writer

October 02, 2013

When a home security salesman comes a-knockin', beware, pay attention and know what you are getting into. He might not be who he says he is, or he might have tactics under his belt that will cost you big time. WZZM reports, "For a couple of yea...

Robert Siciliano

October 01, 2013

Can you believe it? A man of the cloth was up to no good. What has the world come to? A pastor from Tennessee was caught on a security camera trying to break into the home of one of his parishioners. It's not the prison-heading pastor's first p...

Robert Siciliano

September 26, 2013

So a recent Bay Area home invasion ended in a gun battle. You know why? Because it's a home invasion. That's often what happens when a person's home is invaded. If the homeowner has a gun and can get to it, he pulls it out and starts shooting. B...

Robert Siciliano

September 24, 2013

Security is one of those topics we'd rather not discuss because it requires us to acknowledge the fact that we are vulnerable to miscreants bent on doing harm. Sorry, but this is Real Life 101 here-which, unfortunately, means most people don't d...

Robert Siciliano

September 19, 2013