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Why You’re a Burglar’s Target When You Move to a New Home

When you move to a new neighborhood, you meet all kinds of new people. You get acquainted with your neighbors, the owner of the local convenience store, the mail delivery person and the teenager who walks dogs for $10. But you may also meet some individuals who don’t have the best intentions. New residents to […]

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Does Your Community Require a Permit for Your Home Security System?

For whatever reason – an increase of crime in your neighborhood or for insurance purposes, for instance – you decided it was time to install a home security system. You did your homework to determine exactly what you wanted and needed in a system; you found the right system in your price range. You think […]

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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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Home Security Goes Green by Reducing Paper Waste and Electricity

Home owners are always looking for ways to make their living space more energy efficient or environmentally friendly. We install better windows and doors to save on heating and cooling bills. We separate and recycle our trash. Heck, lots of folks even have compost piles to provide fertilizer for lawn and garden. So, it only […]

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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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Protecting Your Home Protects Your Neighborhood. Even from Mail Thieves!

When we add a home security system, our first priority is our own property. But as more homeowners are installing security systems, it seems like they are doing a common good for the entire neighborhood, as well. For example, in Tulsa, Okla., this fall, a woman was caught stealing mail from neighborhood mailboxes. Her actions […]

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Home Security Technology and Tips for 2013 Home Buyers

When looking to purchase a new home, prospective buyers are usually concerned issues like the number of bedrooms and baths and the functionality of the kitchen. If home security ever comes up, it tends to come in the form of a simple question: “How safe is this neighborhood?” Ironic, isn’t it? For the vast majority […]

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Keeping Home and Family Safe for the Holidays

With the December holiday season comes plenty of shopping, parties, exchanging gifts, and spending time with friends and family – or, if thinking like a burglar, homes are dark and empty more than usual, and full of brand-new expensive gadgets and perhaps extra cash for gift purchases and travel expenses. While it is important to […]

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ADS Merges Home Security and Automation

ADS Security, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has bundled together their original product of home security with product offerings from the up-and-coming industry of home automation. The move echoes the initiatives of competitors who are also attempting to gain a foothold in the movement to consolidate home electronics under one master system. “ADS is proud to […]

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Possible $2 billion Sale of Vivint

Update: Blackstone has acquired Vivint in excess of of $2 billion. (Read the press release here) Utah-based security systems company Vivint is considering a sale to one of three private equity firms which include Blackstone Group LP, Ares Management LLC, or GTCR LLC which could value the company at as much as $2 billion. (Read […]

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