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Photo courtesy of Katemangostar via Freepik.com Many seniors value their independence so much so that they would rather live alone or with their spouse than receive care in a nursing home. Ninety percent of Americans aged 60 and above planned to stay at home for the next five to 10 years, an American Association of Retired Pe...
People are not taking their safety and security lightly. According to latest data from Statista, the global security technology and services market raked in about $75.6 billion in revenues in 2015. The 2017 figures are not yet in but they're expected to hit record highs. The use of access control and alarm system is projected...
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 ...
A lot of people are looking for easy to install and easy to use video surveillance. And there have been a lot of companies coming out with cameras and services to meet those needs. Alarm.com has a very competitive service and line of cameras. And it can be used as a standalone service. But where it really excels is that their...
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...
Securing our homes and keeping our loved ones safe is one of life’s non-negotiables. We’re no longer just talking about closing the doors and shutting the windows anymore. We’re talking about a revolution in home security — alarms, sensors, cameras, and the like. The GE Simon XT is one such revolution. It is a reliable and co...
Christmas is a time to be merry with friends and family. All the gifts, parties, and out-of-town trips make the holiday season one of the most celebrated times of the year. Unfortunately, Christmas is also celebrated by burglars, who see it as a grand opportunity to steal. According to home security expert Natasha Morgan, the...
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 ...
DSC is currently producing two generations of their PowerSeries hardwired hybrid alarm systems. The older generation is the PowerSeries 1616, 1832, and 1864 alarm panels and related components. The newer generation is the PowerSeries NEO 2016, 2032, 2064, and 2128 alarm panels and related components. For simplicity moving fo...