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If you're considering a wireless home alarm system, Frontpoint is a great option. Frontpoint is one of the leading wireless home security system providers in the nation. Let's take a look at Frontpoint's equipment and service and see how they stack up against other home security options
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Online shopping can make your life so much easier. Items you used to have to go to the store for can just show up at your front door, and you can compare prices from thousands of vendors in an instant. However, if you are an avid online shopper, you’re inviting much more than just UPS or FedEx personnel to your house; you’re inviting in security risks.  Your neighbors won’t question trucks If you online shop regularly, then trucks show up at your house regularly. Your neighbors see this, and they quickly disregard any and all trucks in front of your house. But burglars often pose as workers or delivery people, and park a truck in front of a house when they know it’s empty, and load up belongings. Installing a home security system can help you here; your neighbors will be less inclined to ignore a truck in front of your house if an alarm is simultaneously sounding. Arm motion detectors around your property when you’re not at home, and put security decals on your lawn to scare off burglars… Read more

Coachella is growing every year, and when people go, they announce it to the world. That means, for a couple of weeks each year, neighborhoods filled with the Coachella-going demographics are emptied out, and Palm Desert becomes a giant party. This, of course, has its security risks. But if you take precautions, you can dance in the desert without worrying about home security. Social media posts Coachella is ripe for Instagram photos of the gorgeous art installations, Vine videos of your favorite band, witty Tweets about your friend’s outfit and more. Translation: you’re letting the entire world know, probably several times a day that you are at Coachella. This means a couple of things: 1) You’re not at home and 2) You’re not at the house you rented. Ideally you would keep the social media posts to yourself until you were home, but if you just can’t, then taking security precautions is crucial. Notify your neighbors that you are out of town, so that if they see people coming and going from your home, they know that’s not normal and… Read more

If you’re a man with a spouse and children, you probably feel fiercely protective of them. But do you really know what you would do if there was an intruder in your home? Keeping a baseball bat by your bed might not be the best option. In fact, it might not help at all. Here are some more modern ways that a home security system can help you protect your family. Check surveillance Don’t just send your wife and kids out of the house or into what you think is a safe zone. For all you know, that area is not safe right now. But if you have a wireless security system and live surveillance cameras, you can pick up your cell phone, and check the live feed on each camera in your house. You can take a quick virtual tour through your home to see where the intruder is, and find a safe escape for your family. You can also see if the intruder is armed. If he is not, you may have a chance of going on the… Read more

Living on a busy street can be fun; you’ll probably never get bored, always find someone to talk to if you just walk outside, and are likely close to restaurants, movie theaters and all sorts of entertainment and shops. But living on a busy street also comes with some security hazards. If you take the right precautions, you can enjoy your life on a busy street and not worry about the risks that come along with it. Plenty of places to hide If you lived in an emptier suburban area, you could have a lot of control over the area surrounding your property. You could cut your shrubs, cut down trees, ask neighbors not to park directly in front of your home and do things to keep the front of your home clear. That’s crucial because burglars tend to steer clear of homes that are very open and observable in the front—somebody can easily see them enter. But on a busy street, you don’t really have control over the trees out front, and you certainly can’t ask people not to… Read more

So you’ve offered to host your family member’s or friend’s wedding at your home. That is very generous of you; you’re offering up your private home, your time, your money, and…your safety? Yes, unfortunately hosting such a beautiful event comes with some ugly safety hazards. Here’s how to prevent them or, worst case scenario, handle them if they do occur. Wedding gifts Wedding gifts aren’t just scented candles or scarves; a table full of wedding gifts can easily hold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of valuables. You’d like to think that nobody would ruin such a sacred day by stealing something from the gift table, but you don’t know everybody at the wedding. What about your cousin’s plus one who he met at a bar last weekend? Or the caterer’s boyfriend who stopped by to “help out?” Assign one trusted person the job of taking gifts from the guests and bringing them to the gift table. Set up motion detectors around the table or on the door to the room where the gifts are kept. Give the designated gift-collector… Read more