Home Security Blog

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. Professional installation typically comes at a cost, but DIY requires the consumer to do the work on their end. In an effort to find out what consumers pref...

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

The majority of home security companies require a contract when a customer signs up for their service. This is often times because the customer doesn't pay for the equipment itself, it is on loan throughout the duration of the contract (and then...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015

People move. Customer service is unhelpful. Money gets tight. These are all common reasons consumers want to move on from their current home security provider. However, if a consumer is locked in to a long-term contract they could be stuck. Bes...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015

The safety of your home and family is invaluable, but how much are consumers actually able to afford on a monthly basis? According to a consumer survey conducted by BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com, the majority of consumers who responded are looki...

Guest Writer

October 13, 2015

Choosing a home security system may be dizzying, what with all the possibilities, but the good news is that there's a system for every budget and personality. Gone are the days in which the only security systems available were the ones with all...

Robert Siciliano

October 13, 2015

You know what a "butt dial" is. This is when a person has a seat somewhere, and the ensuring pressure of their butt against the seat accidentally presses upon the keypad of the phone that's in their pocket. Or they don't lock their phone and the...

Robert Siciliano

October 08, 2015

The FBI says that in the U.S., one out of every 36 homes will be raided by thieves in any given year. Often, the burglars were able to get in due to the residents' carelessness. Unlike the movies, in which burglars are hiding in the shrubs at n...

Robert Siciliano

October 06, 2015

An article at indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com informs on how to use a knife safely and efficiently for survival. Safety For outdoors, carry a fixed-blade knife, as this is less likely to break. The knife should always stay in its sheath. Otherw...

Robert Siciliano

September 24, 2015

Cartoonist Ben Garrison posted something "about the Fed" online, says an article at www.vice.com, and this created a firestorm, leading to his billing as the "most trolled cartoonist in the world." You see, his other cartoons were altered in an ...

Robert Siciliano

September 22, 2015

Even three men in a house aren't immune to a home invasion, as was the case in Bedford, Massachusetts recently, says a report at boston.cbslocal.com. Three men broke into the apartment's second floor at 2 a.m. and attacked the three male occupa...

Robert Siciliano

September 17, 2015

Imagine for a moment that you see something on the news about the increased number of home burglaries near your neighborhood. Like most rational people, you consider ways to beef up your home security measures (change the locks, adopt a few guard ...

Jordan Grimmer

September 15, 2015

How easy would it be for a thief to steal your car as you normally leave it in public? Think about this. An article at chicago.suntimes.com says that seven people were recently arrested for motor vehicle burglaries in a week's time-in Evanston,...

Robert Siciliano

September 15, 2015

Better pray your colitis doesn't act up when you're traveling abroad, especially in a village where people on dirt roads are leading donkeys carrying supplies. Even if you're free of any conditions, what if you get injured? An article on flygir...

Robert Siciliano

September 10, 2015

Wow, it's true: The monster under the bed really does exist! Recently in New Jersey a man broke into a home and hid under a bed in a spare room for possibly five days before being arrested. Margaret Adamcewicz reportedly stated that the man, Ja...

Robert Siciliano

September 08, 2015

About 7 a.m. on a Saturday a burglar entered a home through an unlocked side door (how anyone can sleep overnight while a door stays unlocked is a whole new article). The dumb criminal saw an iPhone and unknowingly triggered a video selfie-show...

Robert Siciliano

September 03, 2015

Have you ever seen men getting "attacked" by a police or military dog as part of the dog's training? The men (I've never seen a woman, but I'd like to think there are some strong, feisty women who suit up for this role) wear either just a big pa...

Robert Siciliano

September 01, 2015

The Deep Web is not a nice place. Here, people can hire assassins, take ransomware payments, purchase U.S. citizenship without revealing their identity, among other things, says an article on darkreading.com. This information comes from Trend M...

Robert Siciliano

August 27, 2015

Do we really get wiser with old age, or just more vulnerable to all the scammers out there? Here are the top scams directed towards senior citizens. IRS The phone rings; it's from the IRS, claiming you owe money. Caller ID says IRS (spoof t...

Robert Siciliano

August 25, 2015

Just what kind of punishment should a 17-year-old get for making fraudulent 911 calls (a crime known as swatting)? This happens more than you think. What's outright astounding is how these teens could think they won't be discovered. Have they b...

Robert Siciliano

August 20, 2015

People who don't believe they have been brainwashed by the film industry, which repeatedly shows men in a brawl who are still standing after each have received a dozen punches to the head and face. Sometimes it takes five full minutes to just d...

Robert Siciliano

August 18, 2015

If you reach your hand to a strange dog loose on the street to pet it on top of the head, and it mauls your hand, whose fault is this? One camp would put most of the blame on the dog owner. But most people would blame the victim. But everyone w...

Robert Siciliano

August 13, 2015

That four digit garage keypad code is a joke. It's as good as a two-character password, says an article on wired.com. Even if you don't know the code to work off of if it's been changed, it can be cracked in seconds, says security researcher Sam...

Robert Siciliano

August 11, 2015

It's been said that nobody can make you feel bad about yourself without your permission. Well bah! Some people don't wait for your permission to denigrate you. They are toxic. Lifehacker.com offers some ways to deal with such people. Love Yours...

Robert Siciliano

August 06, 2015

The phone is one of a thief's most favorite tools. Pindrop Security says that in 2014, 86 million calls-per month-were deemed fraudulent: an attempt by crooks to get the recipient's personal information. So handy is the phone as a criminal's to...

Robert Siciliano

August 04, 2015

To help keep your home and property safe from crime, the New Castle County Police Department provides the following guidelines: Sounds like a no-brainer, but so many people do otherwise: Keep your doors locked at all times. People will actuall...

Robert Siciliano

July 28, 2015

Just what is a "safe" U.S. state? A state may be "safe" in that it has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, or the least number of car accidents-yet at the same time, this relatively safe state might have the highest skin cancer rate due...

Robert Siciliano

July 23, 2015

Do you know the top travel safety tips? Here they are: Prior to Traveling Never post travel plans on social media. Make copies of your health plan card, driver's license and other vital documents, then scan them and e-mail to yourself, and g...

Robert Siciliano

July 21, 2015