Home Security Blog

This is an important post and equally important is how it's interpreted. The writer is pro firearm, and anti-violence. Guns have their proper use, but only in the hands of responsible people. We have a serious problem that needs attention. Nearly...

Robert Siciliano

January 14, 2016

New technology means that homeowners have more options for improving your home's security. There are many home protection services available, mobile phone apps and even automated dimmer switches. Here are five things that you should know about ho...

Robert Siciliano

January 12, 2016

With rapid advancements in wireless communications technology, providing your home with complete, state-of-the-art home security features has never been easier or more affordable. Now, rather than retrofitting your home with yards and yards of in...

Jordan Grimmer

January 06, 2016

Please, be humble and consider the possibility that you-yes you-might be committing numerous home security mistakes-that could really cost you if you don't correct them. House Alarm Turned Off Some people only activate it when they are not hom...

Robert Siciliano

January 02, 2016

That's a horrible question to ask. There is a very alarming report on nbcsandiego.com, about a dad who regularly checked on his kids in the middle of the night, and one night at 2 a.m., upon checking his 12-year-old daughter's room, saw that she...

Robert Siciliano

December 22, 2015

Situations that could put your routine or an entire city on hold include: Tornado Hurricane Flood Blizzard Power outage Contagious illness Your house should already be equipped with supplies for staying inside the house for at least a we...

Robert Siciliano

December 17, 2015

In the United States, a home is broken into approximately every 13 seconds. And while even the appearance of a home security system on the property can deter up to 60 percent of would-be burglars from breaking in, that still puts homeowners at the...

Jordan Grimmer

December 16, 2015

Compare Home Security Companies Holiday Home Security Stats: The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day report the second-highest burglary rates of the year. From 2001 to 2011, the average financial loss due to home burgla...

Jordan Grimmer

December 15, 2015

The "Talk" is not just about sex, it's about how their digital lives today, will affect them for the rest of their lives. 92 percent of teenagers are online every day. If you took all the kids in the U.S. age eight and under, 75 percent would...

Robert Siciliano

December 15, 2015

A sharp nine-year-old girl has a biting message to a 51-year-old man, according to an article on myfoxboston.com: "You deserve to stay in jail because you break into peoples houses. Stop breaking into peoples houses and do something with your l...

Robert Siciliano

December 10, 2015

You should know all about any smartphone applications your kids are using, as these apps could promote various problems. Temporary Apps Their messages and images self-destruct. Snapchat is one such app, allowing users to self-destruct messag...

Robert Siciliano

December 08, 2015

Having a functioning home security system in place has never been more important. According to the FBI, well over 8 million property-based crimes (e.g., break-ins, vandalism, thefts, etc.) took place in 2013, costing an estimated $16.6 billion in...

Jordan Grimmer

December 02, 2015

There's a name for the survival sack that you take with you outdoors in the event of survival emergency: bug-out bag. Let's start with the key components to net a three-day survival: Water: one liter per person per day Food: "energy bars" or...

Robert Siciliano

November 27, 2015

The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest traveling day of the year, and kicks off the holiday travel season. Millions of people travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to be with the ones they love. Unfortunately, the holiday travel season is...

Jordan Grimmer

November 25, 2015

What do you really know about water storage? Below you'll find information that you probably never even thought of before, or information that contradicts what you've always believed to be correct. Storage barrels. These can remain on cellar or...

Robert Siciliano

November 24, 2015

  Welcome to the Home Security FAQs Page! Here we have defined some of the most frequently asked questions relating to home security. Click on any of the questions below for its answer. Don't see a question that you'd...

Jordan Grimmer

November 23, 2015

Though leaving your car's engine running and the door unlocked-with nobody in sight-is sure to attract a car thief who happens to be nearby, thieves actually do prefer particular models of cars, rather than always pouncing on a great opportunity...

Robert Siciliano

November 19, 2015

  Welcome to the Home Security Glossary Page! Here we have defined some of the most commonly used terms involved with home security. Click on any of the terms below for its definition. Don't see a term that you'd like us to define?&...

Jordan Grimmer

November 18, 2015

Your child is active online. Did it ever occur to you that he or she uses a fake name so that they can't be identified by you? Chances are, you, the parent, also uses a pseudonym. It's very common. Cyberspace is full of obvious pseudonyms, but ...

Robert Siciliano

November 12, 2015

So you think it's really a far-out left-field idea: a burglar studying Facebook and other social media to select homes to rob. Well think again. A survey, conducted by home security expert Friedland, found: 78 percent of burglars use social m...

Robert Siciliano

November 10, 2015

One in four (25 percent) of college women reported they received unsolicited sexual contact while in college, says the recent Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey of 150,000 students. How can on-campus safety be heightened...

Robert Siciliano

November 03, 2015

Lighting is one of many weapons against burglars. They may run from lights like a vampire runs from the sun. A professional burglar doesn't rely a whole lot on sight; he feels his way around in darkness and listens carefully. A sudden bright lig...

Robert Siciliano

October 29, 2015

A man was assaulted by three or four men when he arrived home, through his garage door at 5:40 a.m. It's very apparent that the attackers knew he'd be arriving home at around this time and decided to wait for him, says a report at ksla.com. Thi...

Robert Siciliano

October 27, 2015

Hah, that dual chamber deadbolt and the door jamb reinforcement! Yup, they're good at keeping thieves from getting to your jewelry box and stash of $100 bills, but what about your bank accounts and identity? If you have any "smart" gadgets in y...

Robert Siciliano

October 22, 2015

Home safes aren't just for expensive jewels and wads of $100 bills. They can be for anything you'd be crushed about if it were stolen, lost or burnt in a fire. This could be a birthday card that your child made for you when they were five, or a ...

Robert Siciliano

October 20, 2015

People have a tendency not to worry about dying in a fire. Many folks are more worried about dying in a terrorist attack, though the odds of death by fire are monumentally much higher. Furthermore, unlike a terrorist attack, people can prevent f...

Robert Siciliano

October 15, 2015

Today, security systems are typically monitored through either cellular, internet, or a phone line connection. Over half of those surveyed by BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com said that they would prefer a wireless/cellular option. This type of moni...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015

The home security and home automation industries are continuing to merge. More and more home security providers are offering a home automation option, and as it turns out, it is what the consumer is looking for. In a survey conducted by BestHom...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015

There are two forms of installation in the home security industry: professional and DIY. Professonal Installation vs. DIY Installation Professional installation typically comes at a cost, but DIY requires the consumer to do the work on their end...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015

The Better Business Bureau is a non-profit organization that has been rating the trustworthiness of incorporated businesses since 1912. The validity of these ratings have been questioned over time, but the majority of consumers still put somewha...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015