Home Security Systems / Do-it-yourself

Top Picks | PTZ Security Cameras

PTZ cameras enable businesses to take their security to a greater distance. The PTZ stands for pan/tilt/zoom and that is exactly what the camera is designed to do. The ability to move the camera around extends the viewing coverage area for extra protection. Image details can be increased with the zoom features during video monitoring […]

Posted in Cameras, Do-it-yourself

Top Picks | Dome Security Cameras

Dome cameras are a highly recognizable measure of security. Many businesses utilize dome cameras to keep tabs on different locations and activities taking place each day. Dome cameras are installed in the ceilings of a location and are visible to the public. However, the dome covers of the camera are tinted to make it impossible […]

Posted in Cameras, Do-it-yourself

Top Picks | Infrared Security Cameras

Infrared cameras have the ability to capture an image when there is little or no light available during the time of recording. The infrared cameras utilize a night vision technology that allows images to be detected in the dark. Video recordings of activity in darkened locations can be created which result in high-quality imaging to […]

Posted in Cameras, Do-it-yourself

Top Picks | 4 Camera Surveillance Systems

Camera surveillance systems are utilized as a measure of protection and monitoring for residential and commercial locations. Surveillance systems include multiple cameras placed at designed locations throughout a property in order to monitor and record activities. Depending on the specific type of surveillance system employed, security cameras are connected to digital video recorders and closed-circuit […]

Posted in Cameras, Do-it-yourself

Top DIY Deadbolt Installation Guides

One of the first steps to prioritizing your home’s security is by understanding that there are a few steps you can take that will ensure a big return on safety based on a small amount of effort. One such commonly overlooked area of security that gets a very high return on safety is something you […]

Posted in Do-it-yourself, General Tips, Top Lists

Webcam Surveillance Software

As smart home technology becomes more accessible to the general public we are starting to get a better glimpse into what’s possible by firms who have made it their goal to put these tools into our hands. When it comes to Home Security Systems and smart home technology one resource majority of us have is […]

Posted in Do-it-yourself, Interviews

Home Security in Three Layers

When you think of home security, you typically think of a home security system. Yet, a reliable home security system is only one piece of the puzzle. A more appropriate analogy, however, might be that it’s simply one layer of the cake. There are, essentially, three layers of security that stand between you and a […]

Posted in Do-it-yourself, General Tips, Outdoor Alarms

Preventing Non-Opportunity Home Invasions

Most burglaries are simply crimes of opportunity. A burglar chooses a home to rob, enters the home, takes valuables, and leaves all within a matter of minutes. There’s not a whole lot of planning ahead of time, and it’s relatively easy to deter. Give some indication that breaking in will be a hassle – such […]

Posted in Do-it-yourself, General Tips

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 […]

Posted in Do-it-yourself, General Tips

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 […]

Posted in Do-it-yourself