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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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Hiring a house sitter and setting up a security system are two very complementary steps you can take to keeping your home safe when you’re away. Your home-automated system can make up for the human errors of which your house sitter may be guilty. Your house sitter is an intimidating presence to burglars and intruders who prey on empty houses. But you have to remember that you’re very familiar with your home, and all of its quirks—your house sitter is not. Don’t assume that she’ll know all the tricks and protocol you do. Here are instructions to give your house sitter so she can keep your home safe. Mention finicky locks Are there any finicky locks in your home? Maybe the deadbolt on the back door only shuts if you pull the door tight and flush with the frame. Maybe a simple knob lock can unlock if not turned entirely vertically. These finicky locks can leave your home vulnerable if your house sitter doesn’t know how to manipulate them. Mention windows/doors that don’t close entirely You may have some windows… Read more

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but they can also be a man’s security guard. Actually, a dog can be an entire family’s security guard. With an impeccable sense of smell and sensitive ears, dogs can be aware of a threat long before you. Sure, they do the adorable thing of wagging their tails and running around the house when a loved one pulls into the driveway, but they can also do the very helpful thing of growling, barking, and sounding the alarm when a not-so-loved individual shows up. That being said, dogs are just four-legged friends in the end and are capable of human error—or, rather, canine error. Here are ways dogs help and hinder home security. They scare off burglars with barking Burglars don’t typically want to mess with a house where there is a dog inside. Even if humans aren’t home, the sounds of the dogs barking could alert neighbors and the entire neighborhood of a problem. Simply having a “Beware of dog” sign could send a burglar on his way. They sound false alarms Dogs, however,… Read more

It’s only natural to feel like your safety is compromised while your home is being gutted for renovations. Ironically, the construction your home is undergoing might even enhance its security, like the addition of a carport that conceals high-end vehicles or a guest house that doubles as a storage unit for valuables. But the process of making these changes can cause inherent safety risks. Your walls are being torn down and your property is being swarmed with strangers each day. That’s why adding security cameras during construction, or re-positioning your current ones to monitor the work area, can be very helpful. Here are 7 reasons you should use surveillance cameras during construction. Finding safety issues Reviewing the surveillance footage from the construction area can help you identify safety weak points caused by the work. If there is a massive hole in the wall facing the street, that can be an enticing entryway for potential burglars. Ask workers to cover this hole up at the end of each day, and arm that area with extra motion sensor alarms and lights. Monitoring entryways While… Read more

Online shopping makes buying holiday gifts so much more convenient. You don’t need to struggle through the mall crowds, stand in line to check out, or deal with pushy retail associates. Plus, when you online shop, you can easily check multiple sites to compare prices and find coupon codes. The one issue with this otherwise simple way to shop is this: rather than you personally bringing your purchases home, UPS, FedEx, or another delivery company does it for you. And the packages on your porch can pile up quickly around this time of year, which is a rather enticing sight for package thieves. Here are ways to use your home-automated system to prevent package theft this holiday season. Activate perimeter motion sensor alarms Activate perimeter motion sensor alarms around your property, both when you’re at home and when you aren’t. Just because you’re there doesn’t mean you’re monitoring the porch, aware of every package that arrives—and every thief that takes an interest. Perimeter alarms will notify you each time anyone enters your property. So if it’s UPS, you can grab… Read more

The weather outside may be frightful to you, but it could be a welcome sight to burglars who take advantage of winter conditions to break into homes. While you’re busy keeping your pipes from freezing and scraping ice from your car’s windshield, burglars are busy planning their entry into your home. It can be hard to monitor your property’s security when you’re worried about all the other maintenance winter weather brings. Here is how winter weather affects your safety and security systems. Snow on camera lenses Should snow build up on your camera lenses, then any footage they captured won’t be much good. Position your cameras under a ledge or inside a box that protects them from snowfall. Check your cameras regularly, and if you see that snow has fallen on the lenses, wipe it away. Cracked camera lenses If temperatures drop too low, your camera lenses can freeze and crack. It could be a good idea to keep cameras capturing outside activity, inside the house, and simply have them facing a window. Or, consider putting them inside an insulated… Read more