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Last December, the US Fire Administration released a report titled Fire in the United States: 19th edition. While it showed a general decrease in deaths, injuries, and dollar losses per capita from 2006 to 2015, families were still at risk. Residential fires outnumbered nonresidential incidents three to one, and the largest p...
The NetworX line of alarm systems has survived multiple business purchases to make it to today where it is owned and manufactured by Interlogix. NetworX is a hardwired hybrid system, very similar to the Honeywell Vista and DSC PowerSeries. This means that in its base configuration out of the box it is a hardwired system. But ...
The Simon line of alarm systems originated about 2 decades ago in the late 1990’s. The original Simon was created by a company called ITI. Since then, there have been a series of company buyouts and mergers: from Sentrol to GE Security to UTC to Interlogix. Through it all, the Simon security system has survived and seen many ...
Installing a dependable security system is a great way to protect your home and your family. It is also a sound investment, considering what you could lose if your house falls prey to burglars and intruders. With technology and smart devices taking over people’s lives, cool new features continually sprout in the market to aug...
Technology has introduced home security innovations that you couldn't have imagined a decade earlier. Today, you can monitor your home from the office through video feeds sent to your laptop or smartphone. You can set up a monitoring service that automatically alerts authorities in the event of breach or emergency events. New...
In terms of security, most homeowners do not pay as much attention to windows as they do with doors. But windows are vulnerable to intrusions, being one of the most common entry points of burglars. Statistics reveal that 23% of burglars enter a home through the first-floor window, the second most common entry point after the ...
Contrary to what most people think, burglary doesn’t have to involve theft. Simply illegally entering or attempting to enter a residence constitutes burglary, based on the definition used by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Statistically, a burglar in your home is likely to steal something, but they could also attack or do o...
A home security system is a non-negotiable these days. Times have indeed become more dangerous and criminals more aggressive and cunning.Fortunately, there are ways to protect your home and your loved ones. A reliable alarm system deters criminals and gives homeowners peace of mind. An investigative report covering convicted ...
By some standards, home safety and security do not come cheap. But who can afford to lose the people and things that matter? It is downright wrong to even debate on the importance of securing your home. Keeping your family safe outweighs any cost and should be a priority at all times. Remember that crimes and emergencies do n...
Criminals these days are smart—they know various techniques to break into a house. They’re so clever that they cause around an average of $2,000 in property loss per incident. Photo courtesy of Tookapic via Pexels Of course, you don’t want to lose your hard-earned properties to the bad guys. The best way to outsmart burglar...
Security is a top concern these days, making it a profitable industry too. When times have become more dangerous, people cannot take chances. This is why home and business owners invest in security systems that are helpful in preventing burglary and other emergencies. Honeywell, the leading global manufacturer of security so...
Installing a home security system is not enough if you want to keep your home safe. There are other external factors that can affect your security at home like power shortages. This is essential since crime rates soar during power outages. In the historic 25-hour blackout in New York City last 1977, there were over 3,800 arre...