Home Security Blog

It was well-past dark outside and Frank, 71, was driving home after a long day of many errands with his wife, also 71. Their mail box is down the street (one of those multi-box units) from their home, and his wife, Dottie, didn't have the key wi...

Robert Siciliano

December 18, 2014

An increase in the neighborhood break-ins means lots of phone calls to Roger Mason, owner of Pointe Monitoring and Alarm, wanting alarm installations. Mason said his business is up about 25% year over year because of the concern from the 'w...

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December 17, 2014

Unscrupulous rivals are going door-to-door in an attempt to try and trick ADT Home Security customers into switching to another security company, and usually, customers don't even realize it's happening. "This is the worst year we have seen so ...

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December 16, 2014

The video of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, 22, being grabbed on a street corner and forced along a sidewalk to her assailant's car gripped the nation, bringing more attention than ever to how easy it seems for an unarmed man to abduct a woman. The...

Robert Siciliano

December 16, 2014

Some great safety tips from Police Chief Scott O'Brien and Fire Chief Mike Auteri to help your holidays be safe and enjoyable. Safety tips: 1. Be extra vigilant about locking your doors and windows 2. Get your locks inspected if you are unsur...

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December 15, 2014

Will the home security scams ever stop? The latest scam has fraudsters going door to door, posing as sales reps for "Trio Alarm." They first make sure that the houses they visit already have a security system (e.g., security decals on windows),...

Robert Siciliano

December 11, 2014

'Tis the season with millions of dollars in holiday gifts arriving at your front door. That means crooks are swiping packages off your front porch. Police say these thefts are a crime of opportunity that spikes during the holiday season. There...

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December 10, 2014

Rihanna was basically discovered on YouTube. Had she stayed there, her psycho stalker would have never had any interest in her. People are just plain insane. But she's famous, so Kevin McGlynn decided to send her threatening letters and lurk out...

Robert Siciliano

December 09, 2014

If preparing for a major power outage seems daunting, here are tips on how to personalize your preparation. Keep non-perishable food on hand. These aren't limited to canned goods. Do some online research for the food items that fit your family...

Robert Siciliano

December 04, 2014

What with today's technology being so integrated into everyone's life, could YOU survive for two weeks "without anything"? Do you even have an emergency plan in place? Maybe you don't ever have to worry about hurricanes and earthquakes where you...

Robert Siciliano

December 02, 2014

So if your family goes to bed, and a sociopath walks in at 4:30 in the morning (because you left a door unlocked!), and grabs your child while you're asleep ...you'd better hope your guardian angel is on steroids. An Associated Press article re...

Robert Siciliano

December 02, 2014

The holidays are a time for many people to focus on the importance of gratitude and charity, but there are those ready to rob you of that holiday cheer. Every 13 seconds, a burglary takes place in the U.S. According to the FBI, over 400,00...

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November 26, 2014

With more than two million homes burgled in the United States each year, it is important to protect yourself from incursions. Following are some top tips and tricks to ward off the unwanted visitor. 1. Monitor your house from afar: It is impor...

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November 26, 2014

Your smartphone can do everything but change your baby's diapers, so why not use it as your home doors' key? August This application for Android and iPhone locks and unlocks a door when you tap twice. The setup retains your old-fashioned key...

Robert Siciliano

November 25, 2014

A new device called "Point" combines microphones with environmental sensors to detect anything out of the ordinary in your home while you are away. A broken window while you are at work, the sound of your teenagers throwing a raging party, Grand...

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November 24, 2014

A federal agent impersonated a woman without her knowledge; he created a Facebook page in a woman named Sondra, and the Justice Department is defending him. In addition, he posted racy photos of her, from her cell phone, to the site. The site wa...

Robert Siciliano

November 20, 2014

'Tis the season to visit family or escape the cold for a warm paradise. Before you go, posting on social media all about your incredible vacation plans you may want to think twice. The FBI 2012 crime report states that we can expect one in ever...

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November 19, 2014

Privacy is a human right. It's crucial, says reporter Glenn Greenwald in a TED talk that's summarized on lifehacker.com. Privacy applies to everybody. Wanting to stay private in the cyber world doesn't mean you did anything wrong. It's like sin...

Robert Siciliano

November 18, 2014

Costco members looking for a great deal on home security need to look no further than the retail store's website. Link Home Security is an affordable option available through the Costco website. BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com (BHSC) is a home sec...

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November 13, 2014

What a nutcase: the man who recently broke into the White House, missing President Obama by just minutes. (Why isn't the White House fence more unscalable?) Omar J. Gonzalez, 42 and unarmed, was arrested just inside the house. The Texan was cha...

Robert Siciliano

November 13, 2014

BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com (BHSC) recently verified and published the 100th real customer review of the Frontpoint home security service. Frontpoint is a home security provider that has been in business for seven years now and has already mad...

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November 12, 2014

We have all had a nosy neighbor, and we are all a little freaked out by "Peeping Toms," but a recently discovered site gives some weight to those fears. Insecam streams footage from more than 73,000 IP cameras that belong to owners who have not...

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November 12, 2014

If your routine is to light the kitchen at dinner, the living room in prime time, and the bedside for evening reading, BeON bulbs can mimic that sequence automatically. The light bulb, an age old deterrent to burglars, has been geeked out by a ...

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November 12, 2014

The AT&T Digital Life service has been commonly misunderstood as strictly AT&T's home security department, but they also offer "smart home" or automation services in addition to the security option. BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com (BHSC) r...

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November 11, 2014

Rico is a cute colorful dog shaped device packed with motion, temperature, smoke, carbon monoxide and humidity sensors. The companion Android and iOS apps let you view sensor related stats at a glance and receive alerts based on security, ...

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November 11, 2014

Multiple features coming together is one of the may things that has made smartphones so useful. Now the industry is trying to do the same things with the home security camera. Cameras are being built into devices that watch all sorts of things,...

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November 10, 2014

Guardian Protection Services, a home security company that services the southern and eastern regions of the country, is offering a limited time deal to consumers who sign up for their services. For the holiday season, Guardian is giving a $100 ...

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November 08, 2014

There is currently no shortage of 'smart' security devices for your home. These consumer home security devices usually consist of an Internet-connected camera, combined with motion detection and a supporting cloud service and smartphone app to ...

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November 06, 2014

No, not deadly to a fly that you swat at, but to the homeowners who are subjected to aggressive police searches after the police receive a 911 call that someone was shot at the house. But the call is a hoax. This happened to Jesse Vanremortel a...

Robert Siciliano

November 06, 2014

What to do with that old smartphone of yours? Well, you could turn it into a home security system. Just download the free Presence app on your old iOS device, pair it with your new fancy iPhone, and like magic, you now have a home security syst...

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November 05, 2014