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Home Security Options for the Holidays

In a perfect world, a home security system would be the last thing we’d need to think about as the holidays roll around. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. Burglaries and home invasions rise sharply over the holidays. None of us wants to feel vulnerable. So, what can we do to protect our […]

How to Securely Store Valuables at Home

Some of your most valuable possessions are things that no one else would want: a child’s drawing of a sunset, that piece of wedding cake in the freezer, or the family ferret. That said, there are plenty of valuables that other people would want. If there weren’t, there would be no need for home security […]

The Thinking Policeman – An Interview With Lex Ferenda

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.” This bit of wisdom, as observed by Aristotle, has since evolved into a movement to protect people from one another in the form of a public service. Policing as a concept has been around for thousands […]

Latest 2011 High-Tech Home Security System Features

Technological advancements in home security system over the past couple of decades have truly revolutionized the industry. Today’s systems are more secure and reliable than ever, and they provide that security at a fraction of the cost of systems even ten years ago. Those technological advancements don’t show any signs of stopping, either. If we […]

What are Bugs? Interview with Skipp from Sherlock Investigations

If you have ever seen a movie or television show involving police, drug busts, espionage, or anything surveillance related, you have probably noticed that a common motif involves a confederate wearing a covert listening device, otherwise known as a bug or a wire, which is used to eavesdrop on criminals. The use of these devices […]

Understanding Home Security System Door Sensors

Your home security system is only as good as the components that make it work. Understanding a little bit about your door sensors can help insure that your system is up and running at all times, and that if there’s a problem you’ll recognize it. The door sensor is one of the most basic components […]

Home Security System Add-Ons

A reliable home security system is just one of the components of a comprehensive plan for protecting your home and your family. Home security systems deter criminals and, in some cases, provide important evidence of a crime after the fact. However, by itself it’s not enough to shield you from all possible threats. There are […]

Basics for Installing a Do-It-Yourself Home Security System

Having a home security system can give you peace of mind. Beyond that, it can truly deter some types of crimes, causing many would-be burglars to just pass on by. Today, you have more options than ever when it comes to your home’s security. For example, there are reliable do-it-yourself home security systems available off […]

Visonic Alarms Review

← Back to the Best of 2012 list If people are looking for a home security system without complicated instructions, they should consider buying a Visonic system. Even though Visonic isn’t the most recognizable brand of security alarms, it is one of the easier systems to figure out. For one thing, it isn’t as difficult […]

Elk Security Systems Review

← Back to the Best of 2012 list Most shoppers need a good understanding of security systems if they want to find the best one for them. Unlike other system packages, Elk provides both a home security system and an long informative manual about its features. Elk Products’ alarms are expensive and more suitable for […]

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Benefits of Home Security Systems with Cameras

  • Keep an eye on your home, family, or pets from anywhere in the world
  • Get motion activated alerts, pictures, and video clips sent directly to you
  • Know when your kids come home from school
  • Know when your contractor or cleaning crew arrived and what they did

Home Security Statistics

Every 14.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in the US. ±
Average loss per burglary: $1,725. ±
Homes without security systems are about three times as likely to be broken into than homes with security systems. ±
Favorite items: cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, silver, guns and other items easy to sell. ±
± Washington Post, 2007 (link)
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