Home Security Blog

Most residential burglaries take place in broad daylight and some burglars like to test the doorbell first to see if anyone is at home before attempting a break in.  There are a lot of people who don’t have guard dogs or alarm systems to help deter burglars.  The good news though is that there are measures you can take to help alleviate would be robbers and give burglars the illusion that you have a mean and vicious guard dog awaiting them on the other side of the door. A barking dog attracts attention, which is exactly what burglars do not want.  Homeowners sometimes fail to see common deterrents that they can put in place to scare away burglars.  That is where the guard dog burglar alarm comes into play.  Generally speaking, thieves look for quiet houses where there can gain access easily without being seen or heard.  Protect your home and family with a little ingenuity by purchasing easy to get parts to turn your doorbell into a mean and nasty dog burglar alarm. A guard dog alarm is especially… Read more

Picture this: Your ideal home is sitting atop a grassy hill, like in the movies. It is the perfect size, surrounded by the perfectly sized yard. Adorned with trees, a vegetable garden and flowers year-round, it feels like a haven. Only one key element is missing: The perfect fence. Fences not only add style to your home, but they are a great way to section off your property and define the home security boundary lines between you, your neighbors, and public land and recreational facilities that meet your yard.  They are especially helpful if you live near a park, school, public buildings, or a busy road. For instance, when I was a child, my two-story family home was located directly behind my elementary school, with the backyard facing the schoolyard. It was convenient for me, as I did not have to walk more than a quarter of a mile to reach my classroom (plus, I got those five minutes of extra rest each day). But during the afternoon weekday hours, recess occurred, and that meant over fifty children would be… Read more

Even on a budget you can protect the weakest links of your home by installing DIY (Do-it yourself) window alarm sensors.  Windows are considered the easiest access points for criminals when trying to enter your home.  Homeowners sometimes think they do not have the money to wire and arm the windows in their home to connect to their existing alarm system.  While this may be an expensive route to take, it doesn’t have to be. Homeowners should not underestimate the power of a simple window alarm sensor.  Magnetic contact sensors can provide up to a 90 dB alarm signal, which is more than enough to alert anyone in the home of a possible intruder.  These easy to install alarms are wireless and battery operated.   They can also provide protection for sliding glass door entrances.  The device uses magnetic contact fields that when broken or misaligned, will trigger the alarm. These types of sensors normally offer the homeowner the option of selecting an interior on/off switch that allows them to open their own windows at will without setting off the alarm. … Read more

David Bowie was on to something in his popular song “Changes,” when he sang, “I still don't know what I was waiting for / and my time was running wild.” Our days are certainly wild and unpredictable, and that’s why there’s no time to wait when considering the security of your home. At any given moment, your home could be given a life-changing, unfortunate blow. Many homeowners and renters secure their living spaces with home security devices, burglar alarms, and a variety of video and audio monitors. But you can never be safe enough, and that is why many supplement their home security investments with protective barriers like the chain-link fence. Chain link fences can be both friendly and menacing, and this is why this type of fence is a safe choice for wrapping up your castle. Chain-link fences come in a variety of heights and are generally easy to install. Typically, a chain link fence consists of thin, intertwined metal that forms a sheet of diamond-shaped gaps. Every few feet (3 to 4 feet) this mesh of wire latches… Read more

Installing an interior motion detection system can sometimes be a expensive endeavor, but there are budget friendly alternatives available for homeowners who are a little tech savvy. A Laser beam home security system is easy to make and even easier on your wallet.  With a small soldering gun and a few components, you’ll be on your way to creating your own interior laser beam detection system.  Protecting your home with laser beams is a smart and defensive way to alert you when intruders are approaching.  Building a DIY home security laser system can help you rest just as easy as any top notch professional system and can work just as effectively using the same concepts. Laser system Components This laser system uses project boxes a transistor a variable resistor capacitor IC board 9 volt battery and switch a couple of small adhesive mirrors 5 milliwatt red laser. Make sure you also have the right AC adapter to connect to your laser.  These components are mounted and then soldered together according to schematic instructions.  KipKay.com offers full video step by step… Read more