Home Security Blog

Before embarking on a road trip with a car full of kids, make sure everything about the vehicle is in top working condition, including the windshield wipers, A/C, heat, fluid levels, seatbelts and lights (exterior and interior). Hopefully you'll ...

Robert Siciliano

April 18, 2016

Summer is very nearly upon us. And with the steady rise in temperature comes a proverbial army of door-to-door salespeople. In addition to pest control, According to SDM Magazine, one of the leading publications on the home security, the ho...

Jordan Grimmer

April 14, 2016

Summer is very nearly upon us. And with the steady rise in temperature comes a proverbial army of door-to-door salespeople. In addition to pest control, According to SDM Magazine, one of the leading publications on the home security, the ho...

Jordan Grimmer

April 14, 2016

Summer is very nearly upon us. And with the steady rise in temperature comes a proverbial army of door-to-door salespeople. In addition to pest control, According to SDM Magazine, one of the leading publications on the home security, the ho...

Jordan Grimmer

April 14, 2016

Summer is very nearly upon us. And with the steady rise in temperature comes a proverbial army of door-to-door salespeople. In addition to pest control, According to SDM Magazine, one of the leading publications on the home security, the ho...

Jordan Grimmer

April 13, 2016

Traveling is fun, exciting, tiring and depending on your destination, generally safe. But bad things can happen. The best thing you can do before you go, is prepare. Safety Tips Blend in on your vacation. Before you leave for your trip, plan o...

Robert Siciliano

April 13, 2016

Apparently there are people who take pictures of their airplane boarding pass...and post it online. I'm dead serious. I've heard of toddlers getting excited over scraps of paper, but full-grown adults posting images of their boarding pass online? ...

Robert Siciliano

April 11, 2016

Whatever the appeal of sexting is to kids (attention), it's definitely there, and won't be going away too soon. Of all the things that teens can do in their daily lives, why spend time sexting? To feel cool To get a crush's attention To mak...

Robert Siciliano

April 06, 2016

I love that show, "Forensic Files." Every so often there's the case of a person who was found murdered in their apartment due to some forced entry. Which brings me to the topic of apartment security. New Apartment Don't delay in doing a walk-t...

Robert Siciliano

April 05, 2016

So Bob and Sandie stopped off at the busy truck stop as part of their road trip, four kids in tow. One of those kids was 14-year-old Maci, a friend of their 15-year-old daughter Anna. The hungry group placed their order, and then Maci announced s...

Robert Siciliano

April 04, 2016

Do you know what Censys is? Or DOES, rather? It is a hacker's type search engine. If you've heard of Shodan, a search engine for hackers, then you get the idea of what Censys is about. The new Censys scans cyberspace every day, inside and out ...

Robert Siciliano

March 24, 2016

Bad news for users of the Xfinity home security system: It can report locked doors and windows that have been bypassed by an intruder and miss an intruder's movements, says an article on wired.com. The intruder circumvents the system by using a r...

Robert Siciliano

March 22, 2016

The computers in your household should have controls on them for security-even if you don't have children living with you. Chrome OS On the Chrome browser in the upper right are three horizontal lines; click this symbol. Click "Add supervised u...

Robert Siciliano

March 17, 2016

$200 million: The amount people were ripped off by online dating scams in a year. DUI: dating while under the influence...of the quest for love...is costly to countless people. A nytimes.com article notes that this quest impairs judgment, making...

Robert Siciliano

March 15, 2016

It pays to "snoop" on your child's Facebook page, as one mother from Colonie, NY learned. On her young daughter's Facebook page she spotted unfamiliar messages from a man who wanted to meet the girl. And they had sexual content. Dennis Williams, ...

Robert Siciliano

March 10, 2016

I hate to say this, but...any dummy can learn to pick a lock. This means that the locks on your house's doors are probably very "pickable" unless you have a top-flight lock system-which few homes actually have. An article on lifehacker.com descri...

Robert Siciliano

March 08, 2016

If you're using the app Strava for example, your bike could get stolen, says a report on the manchestereveningnews site. Strava, like many other location apps, isn't the badguy here. Bicyclists in Greater Manchester are being warned that Strava's...

Robert Siciliano

March 03, 2016

Ever wonder how a water leak sensor actually works? Water comes into contact with the sensor. The sensor makes and electrical contact and send a signal. The sensor transmits a signal to a central station of sorts (kind of like how if extreme he...

Robert Siciliano

March 03, 2016

If you are concerned how long any negative information will remain on your credit report, it takes seven years from the Date of the Last Activity (DLA) before the item is deleted from your records (and seven to 10 years for bankruptcies). This is ...

Robert Siciliano

March 01, 2016

Imagine the effectiveness of the following sign at your front door when a would-be intruder reads it: WARNING: This house is protected by a remote monitoring service; if you break in while the homeowner is away, he'll be instantly alerted and th...

Robert Siciliano

February 25, 2016

If you want to get an idea of how safe or crime-ridden a town may be, do some casual observing including at night: Are women walking or jogging alone at night? Are people hanging out in the evening having a good time? Are children mysteriousl...

Robert Siciliano

February 23, 2016

Now this guy is about as sharp as a bowling ball: He and two or three accomplices robbed four people at gunpoint, and then he took a selfie with one of the victims. Like his image would never lead to his arrest. And who is this genius? Victor Alm...

Robert Siciliano

February 18, 2016

Ever wonder how a motion detector works? How can some inanimate object "know" you're creeping nearby, even if you're as quiet as a mouse? This amazing technology can be broken down into several types. Active Ultrasonic When an object moves, it c...

Robert Siciliano

February 16, 2016

When you go traveling, I'm sure you make a point to protect the various things you bring with you-including your laptop, children, even spouse. But what about something you left behind? Your home? Is that being protected too? Before Leaving Don'...

Robert Siciliano

February 11, 2016

Your home should have multiple layers of protection. You've certainly heard that before. Motion detection is a critical layer of protection, and this is comprised of the simple act of unauthorized movement sensed as the result of breaking and en...

Robert Siciliano

February 09, 2016

Burglars don't really care about where they break in, they just want an easy option. Here are the top 7 ways to protect your home from burglars. 1 - Think Like a Burglar Thinks If you really want to protect your home, start thinking like a bur...

Robert Siciliano

February 04, 2016

Android's operating system is the most used OS in the smartphone world, which makes it much more susceptible to malware and other hazards. If you use the Android OS, security should be your top priority. Here are 10 tips to keep your device safe...

Robert Siciliano

February 02, 2016

More and more Internet-enabled devices are coming into our homes, but these gizmos may bring danger with them. Most consumers do not see these devices as risky, but the truth is, items such as Internet-connected baby monitors, Wi-Fi connected to...

Robert Siciliano

January 28, 2016

If you are like many of us, when you fly, you nap. However, experts are reporting that in-flight sexual assault is on the rise, and many people fail to report these incidents due to shame or embarrassment. Airlines do not disclose statistics on...

Robert Siciliano

January 26, 2016

Your home's weakest points are the exits and entrances, which is why you want to consider installing a door sensor in order to keep your family safe. How A Door Sensor Works Most door sensors use a "reed switch," which is a type of switch that...

Robert Siciliano

January 21, 2016