Home Security Blog

In order to keep our loved ones and our valuables safe from the hands of strangers, we must take the help of superior security systems. Like every other field, technology is bringing great improvements in home security systems as well. Today, pe...

Guest Writer

September 18, 2013

Your home is your castle, as they say. This means it's supposed to be a place of safety, security and respite. But what happens when it's burglarized and it's no longer that safe haven? I'll tell you: people move. And they are never the same aft...

Robert Siciliano

September 17, 2013

You've been thinking about getting a home security system but haven't because you want to do it right and not invest in old, outdated technology. Well, you're in luck, because now's the time. Home security system technology is as advanced as it'...

Robert Siciliano

September 12, 2013

You come home and notice your stuff on the floor...then you see broken glass...and next you notice the window on the back door is shattered. Your heart starts to race, you start sweating and you begin to feel like you are going to get sick. You ...

Robert Siciliano

September 10, 2013

Movies portray burglars as savvy, skilled individuals able to illegally enter any premise. Fortunately movie stereotypes are not a fair representation of reality. Most burglars are amateurs looking for a quick buck and will do whatever is easiest ...

Bryan Lovgren

September 03, 2013

In 1937 due to limited communication channels, Charles "Charlie" Hopper, Communications Director for the Illinois State Police, developed the "10 code" for police radio communication. Hopper's intention was to create something of a shorthand for ...

Bryan Lovgren

August 28, 2013

Originally published by The Wall Street Journal ADT Corp. (ADT) agreed to buy Devcon Security for $148.5 million in cash, while also reporting its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 11% as the security-monitoring company logged higher recurring rev...

Guest Writer

August 22, 2013

Enter a quick search for door-to-door sales and Google will return with a myriad of nightmarish stories from upset consumers across America. In addition, DIY home security companies like Front Point Security write pieces knocking (no pun intende...

Bryan Lovgren

August 19, 2013

What is video surveillance? In its simplest form surveillance is the supervision of behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting. Video surveillance ...

Bryan Lovgren

August 16, 2013

If you ever decide to break into someone's home, you might want to think about sending your wife in ahead of time to get naked in the homeowner's pool. The ploy seems to have worked for a spell in Tennessee, where a former cop sat for 20 minutes...

Robert Siciliano

August 14, 2013

By Gene Wang, CEO of People Power Using a traditional home security provider isn't a luxury available to everyone thanks to large fees and tedious contracts. But home automation and monitoring has been reinvented. Enter People Power Presence, t...

Guest Writer

August 13, 2013

Often, the best way to understand something, anything or anyone is to think like it or him. For example, if you want to keep your dog from escaping your yard, you might want to get inside your dog's head-even in the yard-and look at the world fr...

Robert Siciliano

August 09, 2013

If you are the CEO of a company, then you make big decisions and hold some weight as to the direction of that company and how it will profit year after year. If something were to happen to you, such as an illness, an accident, violence, murder, ...

Robert Siciliano

August 07, 2013

Picture this: It's 6:00 a.m. You're getting ready for work, having your morning coffee, when you hear glass breaking near your daughter's bedroom. You quickly head over to investigate and see a crackhead breaking into your garage. What do you do...

Robert Siciliano

August 02, 2013

Myth: a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone...that is usually false. I've heard every myth ever told about home security. Many of them come from older technologies, and some come from simple misinformation o...

Robert Siciliano

July 31, 2013

Have you ever watched a ninja-type movie with lots of fight scenes and found yourself pretend fighting (failing at mimicking the martial arts) by yourself after the movie? I have. I was a huge fan of Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles, 3-Ninjas, and ...

Bryan Lovgren

July 30, 2013

OK, yes, everyone in the country has seen this large man, captured on a hidden nanny cam, continually pummel a mom in her living room in front of her crying kid. But of course, he didn't do it. He pleaded not guilty. Because that's what you do w...

Robert Siciliano

July 26, 2013

For more than any other reason, a home exists for shelter from danger. Whether simply for peace of mind or otherwise, a house needs to be secure for it to be considered a home. However, certain measures need to be taken to make a house a safe en...

Guest Writer

July 25, 2013

A deception burglary is when a person posing as an government official, police officer, firefighter, company employee, delivery person, utility worker, construction worker or a distressed individual uses a ruse based on his or her "character" to...

Robert Siciliano

July 24, 2013

Burglars do their things, mostly when you are not home. They case your home, waiting for you to leave, then they'll jiggle a doorknob or use a crowbar or their foot to open a front or back door. Otherwise, if they intend on burglarizing you when...

Robert Siciliano

July 19, 2013

Nobody is immune to burglaries. I've seen celebrities, priests, politicians and even police officers become victims of burglary. SFGate.com reports that two people were arrested and charged in the burglary of a central Iowa police officer's hom...

Robert Siciliano

July 17, 2013

Burglars aren't the people you see in the movies driving expensive cars, living lavish lifestyles and vacationing in the Caribbean. Burglars are usually addicted to drugs, unemployed because of their habit, and have sucked the lives and savings ...

Robert Siciliano

July 12, 2013

Video rules! I have 15 cameras in and around my house designed to keep me informed of who, what, when and where, 24/7/365. I see my cams on my iPhone, iPad, laptop and PC. My cams work both day and night and record video anytime they sense motio...

Robert Siciliano

July 10, 2013

Dogs are much like video surveillance. They can both listen and see all day and all night. They are an extra pair of eyes and ears. They are on watch 24/7/365. They are like a bodyguard in that they are both defensive and offensive. Getting hom...

Robert Siciliano

July 05, 2013

The term self-defense in general means fighting back; by definition, it means "defending oneself." However, I've always preferred the never-used term self-offense, which in my mind means attacking the attacker before he has a chance to attack yo...

Robert Siciliano

July 03, 2013

There's really no limit to how much money can be spent on home security if you want to ensure the very best home security for your family and money isn't a huge concern. Note that while some of these options are affordable, others are very expen...

Robert Siciliano

June 28, 2013

Home invasions are the nastiest of all burglaries. They usually involve some type of force, and there is often a weapon involved. In this one particularly brutal and deadly home invasion, the perpetrator and his cohorts used a machete. Back in ...

Robert Siciliano

June 26, 2013

June 17th, Lloyd, a 27-year-old semi-pro football player for the Boston bandits, was found dead. Lloyd and Hernandez were said to be friends and bother were out during the night of the tragic event. Lloyd's relatives also indicated he was dating...

Bryan Lovgren

June 25, 2013

The internet is buzzing with stories concerning Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower. Most recently, Snowden bought a ticket from Moscow to Havana but never arrived for take off. Dozens of news outlets are vigilantly tracking this story, frantically ...

Bryan Lovgren

June 24, 2013

1. Strangers Don't open the door to strangers. 2. Peepholes Install a peephole in your front door to allow outside visibility to the inside. 3. Posers Beware of people dressed in uniform or pretending to be someone they're not. Ask for proper ...

Robert Siciliano

June 20, 2013