Outdoor systems

Home Security Systems for Your Driveway

April 4, 2011

About three years ago, Walt and his girlfriend moved out of an inner city apartment building into a nice home in the suburbs. It was set back from the road about a hundred feet, with a nice, landscaped yard all around the house. Being a resourceful guy, Walt invested in a good DIY home security […]

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How Temperature Can Affect Your Home Security System

February 20, 2011

Winter weather can cause a lot of wear and tear on your home. Windstorms can blow part of your roof off, hail can break your windows, and incessant rain can flood your basement. But assuming you have all of this covered, there’s another important aspect to the winter months that you need to take into […]

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Zuckerberg’s New Residence Is An Open Book For Home Security

February 8, 2011

The man who got the world to spill the beans about their private lives has just found out what it feels like to have his own privacy violated. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, named “Man of the Year” in 2010 by Time Magazine, recently moved into a new house. Amidst all the attention he’s been […]

Home Security Systems That Really Protect Your Pets

January 27, 2011

Homeowners who install home security systems are serious about protecting their property and loved ones. But if your loved ones are also vigilant protectors of you and your property, problems can arise. There have been an alarming number of reports in the news lately about police officers, fearing for their own safety, shooting homeowners’ dogs […]

Wind Mitigation Services Make Home Security A Breeze

January 10, 2011

You may have invested in motion detectors, infra-red sensors, high-tech video cameras, and state-of-the-art outdoor lighting, but in the case of dangerously high winds, no home security system can make you feel as safe as a solid roof over your head. Though most homeowners know that their homeowners insurance requires them to have at the […]

Outdoor Holiday Decorations and Your Home Security System – Part 2

December 27, 2010

Every year, police departments all over the United States receive calls from shocked homeowners whose outdoor holiday decorations, such as lighted reindeer figures, inflatable Santas, and plywood cut-out elves, have been stolen or damaged despite outdoor home security systems. It’s sad but true: despite the fact that holiday decorations have little fencing value, there are […]

Outdoor Holiday Decorations and your Home Security System – Part 1

December 24, 2010

Don’t you just love coming home to see your house decorated with Christmas lights, maybe a Santa on the roof, and a few reindeer in the front yard? Every year, thousands of Americans decorate the outsides of their homes for the holidays. And though it creates a festive feeling, there’s not much holiday cheer if […]

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Radon, Air Pollutants, and Your Home Security System

November 12, 2010

Threats to your home aren’t always visible, and can’t always be detected by a standard home security system, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t pose a risk to you and your family when you’re at home. Standard home security systems alert you to break-ins on your property, and are often expanded to include fire […]

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Home Security Systems for Sheds and Outlying Buildings

November 8, 2010

Not all of us have a huge estate with stables, gatehouses and hunting lodges. However, they still say a man’s home is his castle, and if that home includes a shed or guesthouse, you probably don’t want it broken into. Outlying buildings, by their very nature of not being attached to the home and therefore […]

Bright Tips for Home Security Lighting

August 3, 2010

Besides locks on doors and latches on windows, indoor and outdoor home security lighting is one of the most integral and effective components of a home security system. In contrast to other home security equipment, your home security lighting serves a dual purpose: not only does it deter burglars, it also functions as a welcome, […]

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