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The Honeywell 5800 Home Solution

Are you looking to make your home more secure? The Honeywell 5800 alarm system is one of the best in the industry. Not only does it provide security features but it provides safety features to help keep you and your family safe. Best of all? The only installation you have to do is mounting for most of the accessories. All of the parts communicate wirelessly to make it easier on the consumer. Let’s take a look at some off the components that you can connect to the Honeywell 5800 alarm system. PIR Motion Detectors There are two main options for PIR motion detectors with the 5800 system. Your first option is the 5800PIR-RES. This is a residential motion detector that has a range of up to 40 feet. It comes with pet immunity. That means that as long as your pet is under 80 pounds it won’t set off the motion detector resulting in less false alarms. The other option is the 5800PIR which is the full featured version of the above mentioned motion detector....
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Wireless Home Security Systems – An Exploration Into Wire-Free Security

Throughout the past five years, property crime has significantly dropped. In fact, according to the five year property crime trend, the number of reported property crimes dropped by nearly 1 million cases. It seems the reduction in crime is not only due to better social services, but also an increase in home surveillance and security systems. Although the annual reports of property crime are continuing to decline, this does not mean the need for effective and efficient home security systems is simultaneously dwindling. In order to ensure the safety and security of your home, you must consider adopting a well-planned and effective wireless home security system. Why a Wireless Alarm System? In the most fundamental sense – convenience. Unlike traditional wired systems, which require professional installation and are quite invasive regarding structural changes to your home, wireless alarm systems are simple and incredibly easy to install. It’s not uncommon to save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in installation costs alone when you choose a wireless system over a wired one. In fact, the majority...
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Monthly Alarm System Service Vs Standalone Alarm System

When looking for a home security system you have probably come across the term monitored and the term standalone. These refer to the two types of home security systems that are available and it is important to know the differences between the two systems before making your decision on what alarm system to purchase. A monthly alarm system service, more commonly referred to as a monitored alarm service, is a security system provided by a company such as ADT or Xfinity. These alarm systems are installed for you and can include a wide variety of features. Some of the most common features are motion sensors, door/window sensors, and cameras. The benefit of using a monitored service is that there is always someone looking after your alarm to insure that it isn’t going off. If it does go off they will contact you and the authorities if needed. The down side of monitored alarm services is that they are often very costly to setup. Because monitored services are exactly that, monitored, they require monthly payments. The...
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Home Automation as Security

Many people are interested in automating their homes.  Being able to remotely control your lights, turn on and off your faucet, lock your door when you forget to, and much more are all things you can do with technology today.  The best part?  Despite popular opinion it isn’t expensive.  You can pick up home automation equipment for fairly cheap.  A start kit only costs a couple hundred dollars and a more advanced starter kit only several hundred dollars. What most people don’t think of when they think home automation is the security aspect that it has.  Your home automation system can be your number one security asset, even above that of your alarm system.  There are many different pieces of equipment that can be hooked up to a home automation system that can help you keep your home secure.  Let’s take a look at some of them. Video Surveillance/Video Cameras One of the best tools you can get for the security of your home is video surveillance, a lot of alarm systems can use cameras...
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Is Your Neighborhood Safe?

Even the neighborhoods that most people consider safe have crime.  Some of the more common crimes that you find in a relatively safe neighborhood tend to be crimes against property.  Auto prowls, home break-ins, and vandalism (graffiti, defacement, etc.).  These crimes are hard to catch because by their nature they are committed when no one is watching. For one house or property this would be a great time to have a security camera.  If anything happens to your property your security camera will catch the criminals in the act.  Security cameras also act as a minor deterrent to crime.  A non-committed criminal may turn around at the site of a camera.  But security cameras only handle the problem on an individual level. So right now you may be asking how do I keep not just my house but my neighborhood safe?  Start by securing your house.  Make sure that you have an alarm system, a set of security cameras, and all of your locks are strong.  If each person in the neighborhood secures their house...
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What are Bullet Cameras

What are bullet cameras? They are wonderful outdoors cameras that are good options for house or commercial protection. Bullet models are cameras developed in a round way so they appear similar to rifle bullets; they are usually small and very tricky to detect. The cameras are generally developed to be outdoors cams, but there are also interior models available. They come in a wide range of styles, sizes and with variety of unique features. Since bullet cameras are developed for outdoors, most of them have infra-red lights, but there are also night/day bullet cameras obtainable. Day / night bullet cameras can see in darker light, but not like infra-red bullet cameras they cannot see in the night. Bullet cameras differ in lens dimension, range and image quality. You can find black and white models and color models, but if the bullet camera has infra-red lights it will most likely be a color camera that changes into white and black when it gets black, because white and black is a great picture with infra-red lights. These...
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Is Your Home Safe?

In 2013, there were more than 2,800 property and property-related crimes committed, and over 600 offices and homes that were burglarized – Purely in Indiana alone. While crime in Indiana is slightly below the national average, there is still a relatively high amount of property crimes and burglaries. A guess can be hazarded as to why – Perhaps properties are not being suitably protected, allowing criminals to think that these properties are easy pickings for them. Be it a homeowner or tenant, a surveillance system often guarantees assurance that your property’s well protected. A study conducted in 2005 by the Research, Development and Statistics Directorate, which is governed by the Home Office, found that the presence of CCTV systems appeared to show a reduction of crime, and an increase in crime-reporting when crime did occur, helping police to better track, link and investigate related crimes. Whether you’ve got children at home, or live in a child free home, whether you’ve got guard dogs, or five cats that are waiting to pounce and claw unwitting burglars...
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5 Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Security Camera

The advancement of technology has brought us the luxury of capturing precious moments in our lives, both still and motion. It has also paved the way for devices that not only record moments for memory’s sake, but also for security purposes. One may argue that security cameras invade privacy. Yet, one can also list the many benefits of these surveillance systems – they assist parents in keeping an eye on their children, captures evidence of crimes and provide timely notification in emergencies – just to name a few. So despite the arguments, here are 5 reasons why your home needs a security camera, which you might find very useful. 1. Mobile surveillance With smartphones becoming commonplace, many security cameras now offer you access to live feeds at your fingertips. Getting real time footage through your home camera couldn’t get any easier with the plethora of mobile applications available for both Android and iOS. These nifty applications elevate the benefits of having a surveillance system at home and can be just what you need in unfortunate...
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