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Alarm Systems: Not Just For The Wealthy Anymore!


Over the last 22 years that I have been involved in the security alarm industry, I have seen quite an evolution. Changes have not only taken place in what type of equipment is available, but also in how the consumer buys and use's the equipment.

Alarm Systems & Automobile Tires?


What do alarm systems and automobile tires have in common? This may sound like a strange question to the untrained ear, but lend me yours and I will make sense of it.The reason I mention car tires is that they are a necessity that most all of us have some experience purchasing, at least once in a while.

Alarm Controls are the Brain of your Security System, Use Yours When Choosing One


The alarm control is the brain of your security system. It is typically placed in an area that is out of the way like a basement, attic, closet or office.

Six Common Criminal Types And How To Avoid Them


"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" that saying is as true for crime, as it is for health. After taking literally thousands of reports over the years I spent as a police officer; I found that a lot of crimes that had happened could have been prevented.

The Case for Personal, Estate, Corporate and Child Abduction Security in today's World


When one considers the historical nature of security applications and programs of any type, i.e.

Estate and Mega-Yacht Security Systems and Safe Rooms


Why do I need a "safe room? I really don't need one; I'm not that high profile". This is typical V.

Someone Spying?


Someone Spying? So are the Teddy Bear and the Potted PlantSee the cuddly teddy bear over on the shelf? Well, it sees you too. "Right here in the camera, behind the left eye.

Home Security System, You Are A winner


Have you ever been to a local trade show or fair and filled out a raffle and later you find out you have won a Home Security System? Well, you are not alone. Sometimes everyone one wins.

What is Your Security Awareness IQ?


Are you aware of the need for security?Your awareness of the need for security, is the best place to begin a discussion on physical property security. What is security awareness? Our definition is multi-faceted, and includes the ability to identify known and unknown threats, being aware of the technologies, products and services that can defuse those threats, knowing how to operate the products and systems you have, and most importantly the awareness that these systems must be used, and must be used all of the time.

Who Has Keys to Your Castle?


One area of home security that is often overlooked, and one of the most visible, is the common key. Even if you are the owner of a new house, or the first tenant of your apartment, you cannot be sure that no one else has a key to your door.

Where Does Safety & Security Begin? Security Expert Explains


Personal safety begins with you. It is widely accepted that a wide-ranging personal safety strategy must incorporate prevention, deterrence and defiance.

Security Alarm System Motion Detectors


Passive Infrared Motion Detectors- These detectors are also known as PIR detectors. The technology they utilize is "passive infrared".

Alarm System Keypads


The keypad is the device you and your loved ones will interface with daily. It is typically placed at one or more of the following locations:* House to garage door hall.

Alarm System: Wireless Remotes


WIRELESS ALARM SYSTEM REMOTESThese remotes are also known as "key fobs" or "4 button key chains". They are wonderful to have in addition to your keypad as you can turn your alarm on or off without going to the keypad.

Alarm System: Sirens


Alarm Sirens- There is both inside and outside sirens. Many towns have a noise ordinance, which should prevent your installer from putting yours outside, unless you are on a ranch where you need to know what's going on while your out in the barn.

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All-in-one home security systems should be much more popular  CNET

Commentary: I'm shocked all-in-one home security systems haven't caught on more.


WATCH: Burglar flees after local resident catches him with home security system  News3LV

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Video: San Jose Hit And Run Captured On Home Security Camera  CBS San Francisco

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Communities fighting crime with home security cameras  Dayton Daily News

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The best home security systems we've tested  CNET

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Nest vs. Ring vs. Abode vs. SimpliSafe: The smart home security systems with the best privacy  CNET

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'Panic buttons' could cause quicker response, possibly saving lives, security business says  KREM.com

Panic buttons, like the one used in after a stabbing and abduction in Spokane Valley on Tuesday, can lead to a quicker emergency response.


Best Buy zaps price on Nest Secure alarm, Nest Cam, and Google Home Mini bundle  Digital Trends

Best Buy zapped the price of Nest smart home security Nest Secure Alarm and Nest Cam Outdoor bundle and added a free Google Home Mini. Nest Detect ...


Bust the bad guys with these smart and affordable home security systems  Mashable

Whether you're dealing with an actual burglar or a lost Roomba, these setups have you covered.


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County responds to home security camera battle  KEYT

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Special coupon gets you a home camera for $24 with features you won’t find on the $200 Nest Cam  BGR

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Review: Arlo Ultra is a 4K HomeKit-ready smart home camera with endless features  AppleInsider

Arlo Ultra is the most capable smart home camera yet, with a laundry list of features including forthcoming HomeKit compatibility to back up the hefty price tag.


Panic alarms use security companies to alert authorities for immediate response  KREM.com

KREM Reporter Taylor Viydo spoke with a local home security business owner about what panic buttons do and how they work.


Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show: A smart display showdown  CNET

The $230 Amazon Echo Show sounds great when it plays music. The $150 Google Home Hub makes your personal pictures look fantastic in ambient mode.


Feel safer with these smart home security gadgets  CNET

From doorbells to leak detectors and beyond, these smart gadgets will help you feel safer at home.


Start your own home security system with the Adobe Essentials starter kit on sale for $159  Android Central

The Adobe Essentials do-it-yourself wireless home security system starter kit is down to $159 on Amazon. This security kit regularly sells for as much as $279, ...


Vivint’s latest home security camera is infused with artificial intelligence  Digital Trends

Vivint Smart Home has a new security camera that is infused with artificial intelligence. The Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro uses advanced analytics to differentiate ...


You can cover one room with a $200 Nest Cam or your entire house with these $26 cameras  BGR

It's pretty crazy what companies get away with when they have a little brand recognition — like charging $200 for a home security camera that probably cost ...


Ring home security system now works as a hub for smart home devices  Digital Trends

One of the problems with smart home devices is most of the time, you have to stay within the same ecosystem to make sure everything plays nicely. Ring is ...


Gunfire captured on home security camera; man seriously hurt  Fort Wayne's NBC

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) – No one wants to hear a series of gunshots right where they live. A home security camera captured the sound of more ...


SimpliSafe’s excellent DIY smart home security systems are coming to the UK  The Verge

SimpliSafe, who make our pick for the best home security system, is coming to the UK. From today, you'll be able to configure your own security system on the ...


Beautiful bluebirds caught on Suffolk home security camera  WTKR News 3

You can see one bird approach the camera and show off its gorgeous blue wings before a friend joins in on the fun.


Young woman mysteriously pleads for help through home security system: Sheriff  ABC News

Authorities in Texas are looking to find a young woman who they say mysteriously pleaded for help through a home's security system before fleeing the scene.


Agree To Purchase Fortune Brands Home & Security At $35, Earn 3.2% Annualized Using Options  Nasdaq

Investors considering a purchase of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (Symbol: FBHS) stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of ...


Best Buy slashes prices on Ring, Arlo, and Blink XT home security systems  Digital Trends

If you're looking to secure your pad without the contracts and fees that come with traditional home security services, now is the perfect time. Best Buy has just ...


SimpliSafe home security sale: save 15% and get a free camera  TechRadar

SimpliSafe is offering 15% off and a free security camera when you purchase a home security system - but not for long.


Google I/O: Smart home announcements we expect from the conference  CNET

Google could be ready to expand its smart home lineup. The company's annual developer conference, Google I/O, is right around the corner, kicking off May 7.


The Works with Ring program unites your smart devices and home security system  Android Central

The new program even lets you do stuff like connect smart locks directly to the cameras overlooking your home so you can control everything on the fly.


CHEAP: Protect your family with Ring’s 15-piece home security kit for just $300  The Next Web

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Here's Why Amazon and Google Could Dominate Home Security  The Motley Fool

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Ring Video Doorbell cameras and security kits are on sale  Business Insider

Ring is one of the most popular home security brands. For a limited time you can save up to $70 on its video doorbell cameras and security kits.


The Best DIY Smart Home Security Systems for 2019  PCMag.com

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Blink XT security cameras with 2-year battery life are cheaper than they were on Black Friday  BGR

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Enhance Your Security With These 4 Home Security Devices  Innovation & Tech Today

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Connected Home Security Market to Offer Lucrative Growth Prospects for Manufacturers by 2026  Forex Tribune

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AJ Armstrong's sister breaks her silence and takes stand  KABC-TV

Investigators said Kayra Armstrong was the only other person in her family home besides A.J. when their parents were killed.


Ecobee's first home security camera might include Alexa  Engadget

Ecobee's smart home lineup still revolves almost exclusively around its thermostats. It might branch out in the near future, though. Zatz Not Funny has obtain...


TECH BYTE: Smart Locks, DIY Home Security Easy to Set Up  WDEF News 12

Your home security system is getting smarter, and easier to install yourself.


Blink XT home security camera systems are up to 40% off at Amazon  Mashable

Your home holds the most valuable things in your life, so make sure it's protected with a security system. A camera security system gives you peace of mind as it ...


Ambarella’s computer vision chip will boost clarity of home security cameras  VentureBeat

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Amazon and Best Buy smash prices on August smart home security locks  Digital Trends

Amazon and Best Buy have the lowest prices for two August smart home door locks during a limited time sale. August was one of the first smart door lock ...


LONG VIEW DRIVE-BY: Shooters pepper Long View home during drive-by  WSOC Charlotte

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Home security camera footage shows moments after a man collapses in street  WILX-TV

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What's the best home security system? SimpliSafe is the best value on the market  Komando

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Kaneville home security video leads to burglary arrest  Kane County Chronicle

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Hinckley man was charged April 11 with felony residential burglary of a house in the 48W000 block of Perry Road in Kaneville ...


Arlo, Nest, and SimpliSafe home security systems are on sale for spring  Digital Trends

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Wyze launches a $20 home sensor system for its $20 security cam  TechCrunch

Wyze, they of the $20 home security camera, announced this morning the launch of a comparably priced home sensor system. The $20 Wyze Sense kit ships ...


Key by Amazon in-home delivery comes to Las Vegas, 12 other cities  CNET

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ADT taps McCann as lead agency, following a review  AdAge.com

ADT is upgrading its brand with McCann as lead agency and moving its media-buying in-house.


Boats, sonar used but still no updates in search for missing Crystal Lake boy  WGN TV Chicago

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Amazon slashes prices on Blink XT outdoor home security camera systems  Digital Trends

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Home security system foils alleged burglary attempt in Portland  WGME

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The Best Self-Monitored Home Security Systems  Security Baron

Having a security system doesn't always mean paying fees for 24/7 professional monitoring. Instead, you can monitor your own system through the app.


MSP: Alpena Man Caught On Camera Sexually Abusing Dog  9&10 News

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Home security company Kangaroo raises $10.26 mln led by Greycroft  PE Hub

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Naples police partner with home security company Ring  NBC2 News

This will save them time because officers can use home security footage for photographic evidence of a suspect.


Save up to $200 on the rugged and easy-to-use Blink XT wireless security cameras  Digital Trends

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Nashville homeowner warns about strange interactions with home security salesman  WZTV

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Home security cameras help land Whitefish Bay career crook  WTMJ-TV

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eufyCam E home security cameras with 365-day battery life are down to their best price yet  BGR

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Ring's discounted security cameras and alarm system come with a free Echo Dot  Android Central

Amazon is offering big savings and a free Echo Dot on your purchase of nearly anything Ring makes right now!


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Home security cameras could help Wareham police solve crimes  Wareham Week

The Wareham Police Department is asking for the public's help as it develops a new tool to.


Dillon County first responders receive free home security cameras  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

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Logitech Circle 2 Home Security Camera review: indoor outdoor security camera  Business Insider

The Logitech Circle 2 is an indoor and outdoor security camera connects with your smart home devices for real-time alerts.


Up your home security with this one-day sale on Arlo Pro 2 camera systems  iMore

Let Arlo's cams keep an eye on your home day or night.


Burglar Caught On Home Security Camera Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside Essex Home  CBS Baltimore

ESSEX, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Baltimore County arrested a man after he barricaded himself inside an Essex home after allegedly trying to burglarize it.


Missing Crystal Lake Boy: Search Expands to Park, Ponds  NBC Chicago

Police and first responders descended on wooded areas and ponds in a northwest Chicago suburb Tuesday as they continued their search for a 5-year-old boy ...


Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro Is the Next Generation Home Security Gadget  TechTheLead

The Outdoor Camera Pro recently announced by Vivint Smart Home goes beyond your usual security camera. The gadget can identify potential intruders around ...


Discounts for "Ring" home security device in Tehachapi  KGET 17

The City of Tehachapi is planning on reducing crime in its neighborhoods through an easy-to-use and effective home security system.


Flashpoint: Our site was not dishing malware | SC Media  SC Magazine

Flashpoint came out swinging today against an independent researcher who reported the security company's public facing website was serving malware.


Discounts for "Ring" home security device for City of Tehachapi  KGET 17

The City of Tehachapi is planning on reducing crime in its neighborhoods through an easy-to-use and effective home security system.


Blink's 5-camera home security system is down to a new all-time low at $70 off  Android Central

Blink makes some great indoor and outdoor security systems, and right now you can pick up the 5-camera indoor system for just $279.99, which is a savings of ...


New matchbox-sized radar could make its way into drones and security systems  New Atlas

The smaller and lighter electronics get, the more ways they can be used. A team of researchers has come up with a compact radar system the size of a matchbox ...


Cover your whole home with these wireless cameras for the price of a single Nest Cam  BGR

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Elderly man pistol-whipped in home burglary  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are looking for a man who pistol-whipped an elderly man inside his own living room during a home burglary. According to Officer ...


Have a home security camera? Help JoCo law enforcement agencies solve crimes.  Kansas City Star

County officials are encouraging residents to register their cameras with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. to help them fight crime.


Home Security Device Market Explodes | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBS

Maybe it's because of the times we live in but interest in home security has gone through the roof. KCBS Radio reporter Mike Colgan says it's become a 100 ...


Thousands of Amazon reviewers trust this best-selling home security camera system — and it's on sale today  Yahoo Lifestyle

Over 5000 Amazon shoppers swear by this top-rated home security system — and it's on sale now.


Global Smart Home Security Systems Market 2019 By Application, Emerging Trends, Strategic Analysis and Business Opportunities till 2025  Market Research Gazette

Global Smart Home Security Systems Market Research Report Forecast from 2019 to 2025. Global Smart Home Security Systems market size will increase to ...


Connected Home Security Systems: Worldwide Industry Insights Report, 2019 - The Market is Expected to Reach $32.5 Billion by 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Associated Press

Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.


Police: we need home security footage of shooting  wpta21.com

Fort Wayne detectives confirm they're looking for two suspects who shot a man to death outside a barbershop on the city's near north side Tuesday night.


Smile, suspects. You're on camera: Ring doorbell security systems helping Region police solve crimes  nwitimes.com

A woman and her teenage son lay dead inside a home in Gary's Miller section, but video from her Ring doorbell security system revealed the faces of two ...


Save $19 on an LED light bulb that’s hiding a home security camera  BGR

If you're looking for a way to keep tabs on your home without drawing too much attention or sticking unsightly little home security cameras all over, we've got ...


Home Security Camera Caught a Border Collie Saving Chihuaha from Being Run Over  HouseBeautiful.com

In case you're still unsure whether you should buy a home security system with a camera, I'm here to remind you of the trespasser who licked someone's smart ...


New consumers spend $55 a month, on average, for security monitoring features  Gearbrain

People who bought a home security system in the past year are spending about $55 a month, on average, for monitoring — about $5 more than others who own ...


Crow Wing County: Register home security camera with sheriff's...  The Lake Country Echo

Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard announces a program he is rolling out to the public - Community Watch Cameras - where anyone can register their ...


Arlo listens to feedback, improves video quality for its premier security camera  Digital Trends

Arlo relaunched its flagship Ultra 4K HDR security camera system with worldwide availability. Arlo addressed issues from a limited early release and now the ...


Neighbors technology could help reduce property crime  Champion

Dunwoody Police Department announced that it will begin using the Neighbors app that was created by home security company Ring in February, as its annual ...


Global Smart Home Security Market is projected to display a robust growth represented by a CAGR of 15.56% during 2018 - 2023  PRNewswire

LONDON, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Executive Summary A comprehensive research report created through extensive primary research (inputs from ...


The Arlo Pro 2 home security system is down to its lowest price since Black Friday  Android Central

The Arlo Pro 2 two-camera home security system is down to $332.43 on Amazon. That's the lowest price we've seen since Black Friday. Since then it has ...


Alert 360 Home Security Shares Tips to Protect Your Home, Family from a Home Security Scam  STL.News

TULSA, OKLA./ APRIL 22, 2019 (STL.News) Alert 360, the fifth largest provider of home security systems and smart home automation in the United.


Home security tips for seniors | Marion County Record | April 18, 2019  Marion County Record

Seniors are often targeted by criminals. Though many criminals target seniors from afar via telephone or internet scams, criminals seek to enter seniors' homes.


City-sponsored home security devices offered soon to Tehachapi residents  Tehachapi News

Tehachapi residents can now begin the process of purchasing home security and Ring video doorbells through a city-sponsored program, with the goal of ...


HOME SECURITY SYSTEM MARKET 2018 GLOBAL INDUSTRY – KEY PLAYERS, SIZE, TRENDS, OPPORTUNITIES, GROWTH- ANALYSIS TO 2022  Amazing Newspaper

This market research report presents a comprehensive analysis of the global home security systems market based on product such as video surveillance system ...


Home security camera catches Portsmouth hit-and-run; police looking for driver  WTKR News 3

Security cameras to the rescue once again! This time, a Ring home surveillance camera caught a driver who hit a car in a Portsmouth driver and sped off.


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