Home Security Systems / Cameras

8 Security Tips to Help Prevent Garage Break-Ins

Garages are easy targets for burglars because they’re not usually a homeowner’s main point of focus as far as security goes. Typically in the back or to the side of a home, garages are also often shielded from the view of neighbors and onlookers. High-quality locks and screens aren’t usually intended for garage doors, making this […]

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Top 7 Locations for Your Home Surveillance Cameras

Once you’ve put the time into researching the best surveillance cameras for your needs and invested money in these essential security tools, you’re faced with one important question: where do I put these? Your cameras won’t do you any good if they face the complete opposite direction of where the action happens around your home. And some […]

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Installing Home Security Cameras

When you think about installing security cameras in and around your home, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the potential to identify and catch burglars. Most people know, unfortunately, how rare it is for police to ever track down your burglar and the little chance there is of recovering your belongings even if […]

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Surprising Things You Can Catch on Surveillance Cameras

Think of all the disputes you’ve gotten into that would have easily been solved if there was just proof—there are probably plenty like fender benders, who got to the parking spot first, who was in line first and so much more. In a perfect world, you would have surveillance available to you anytime you needed […]

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Benefits of HD Security Cameras

You wake up in the middle of the night because of a noise you have just heard.  What do you do?  Go back to sleep, go downstairs or outside to check it out, or possibly call 911? What about this new solution – High Definition (“HD”) video cameras – to see what’s going on outside, […]

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Placing Your Home Security Video Cameras

It’s no doubt that having security cameras installed is imperative for securing most modern homes, but the process of knowing where to effectively place these cameras isn’t intuitive. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration, including both visibility and the size of your home. Make sure your video security is designed in such […]

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Skype Your Home Security

Meghla Bhardwaj has a job outside of the house, but she also has a small child. When she wanted a way to monitor her toddler and her in-home babysitter, Bhardwaj turned to Skype. “I’ve told my babysitter I can watch her from office, but I’ve configured my computer in such a way that she can’t […]

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Protect Your Web Enabled Security Camera from Hackers

A lot of people who want to provide extra security for their homes but don’t have a lot of extra money to spend for a professionally installed system will turn to do-it-yourself models. One of the most often suggested way to add security on the cheap is to hook a Web cam up to an […]

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Burglary Videos | Apple Store, Planet Cellular, Caddo Louisiana

Apple Store Burglary Suspect crashes through the front of an Apple store with what looks like a BMW. Second suspect rushes in and tries to take as many valuables as he can while the driver tries to back out of the store. After several attempts the driver is able to back out of the store, […]

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Caught on Camera | $40,000 in Jewelry Stolen

Four men and one lookout were caught on camera robbing the Roosevelt Gold Exchange in Cicero, IL Monday, August 6th, and made off with over $40,000 worth of jewelry reports the Chicago Tribune. The men arrived in a white van and entered the gold exchange at 1:30 p.m.; two of the suspects distracted an employee […]

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