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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Using Access Control for Daycare Security

We all worry about our kids, it’s a natural part of life.  Everything we do is about keeping them safe and making a better life for them.  So why don’t we worry about our daycares?  With a few simple steps we can make them more secure and insure that our kids are safer. Access control devices are the standard in many colleges around the world, they are even used in some grade schools.  Why shouldn’t you use access control for daycare?  Before we go into more detail on this though it is important that we understand what exactly an access control device is. An access control device is essentially any device that permits access to an area only to people with the proper clearance.  Access control devices use a wide range of methods to control access from swipe cards, to key fobs, to pin numbers.  Many companies, schools, and even some homes use access control devices in many countries around the world.  A setup can run you anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to thousands...
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Long Ethernet Cables

Long Ethernet cables are the cable usually chosen for networking. They are widely-used in both office and home environments. They carry data at rates around 1000mbs and are the best solution over wireless to transmit data between computer systems in most cases. Long Ethernet cables are even utilized in streaming live TV. Increasingly more companies are moving out from physical DVDs and are choosing to stream content instantly to your tv. A frequent question around Ethernet cables is the length and in particular what’s the highest length you may use without dropping quality. Long Ethernet cables can simply handle data at extent up to 100 meters. In office situations, it is common for the cable to be supplied on a long 300 meter long. Network professional will then splice and join the cable in place. While for home use, most people will go for a ready-made and terminated lead. Purchasing ready-made and terminated cables is much handy for the home user, if a bit more costly. Not everybody is secure making and terminating their own...
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What is RG11 CABLE and Features

The RG-11 is a type of cable that has an interior conductor enclosed by a tubular insulating layer and also bounded by a tubular conducting shield. The RG-11 coaxial cabling is the cable that is commonly used for satellites installations and videos. The RG-11 cable is utilized as a transmitting line for rf (radio frequency) signals. Its purposes involve feed-lines connecting radio receivers and transmitters with their antennas, pc network connections, and circulating cable TV signals. One benefits of The RG-11 coaxial over other types of radio cable is that the electro-magnetic field taking the signal exists only in the space between the outer and inner conductors. This enables The RG-11 cables to be set up next to metal objects like gutters without having any power loss that arise in other kinds of cables. The RG-11 Coaxial cable also presents protection of the signal from exterior electro-magnetic interference. The RG-11 is utilized for underground and long drops conduit. RG-11 is developed for external or indoor house wiring. It is implanted with water-blocking gel for use...
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20m Ethernet Cables

Ethernet cables are used the worldwide to connect computer systems together. They may also be used to connect computer systems to other devices like printers and scanners. Without having these cables, network capacities will considerably reduce, it might even be difficult to create network connections without them. Generally, Ethernet cables enable computers to share huge amounts of information and also use shared network services. Ethernet cables are used to transfer data from one computer system or device to another. They are usually used to connect to networks and modems. If you don’t have Wi-Fi capability on your laptop or computer, you’ll need Ethernet cables in other to be connected to the internet. Moreover, some devices in a house entertainment system need Ethernet cables. For instance, if you have an Xbox 360 system and you want to be connected to Xbox Live, you’ll need an Ethernet cable to connect the Xbox to your source of internet. There are various colors of Ethernet cable available on the marketplace. You may see various colors like black, yellow, red,...
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Hiring the Right Security Company

Are you concerned about security at your store or house?  Have you considered hiring a private security company?  If so you have probably had to try and decide which security company to hire.  Most big cities will have many different companies to choose from.  Each company will have its own benefits and its own draw backs and there will be one out there for you to choose. First you need to decide what exactly you need from a security company.  Are you looking for a company to protect your business during business hours?  After business hours?  Are you looking for security for a special event?  Maybe you are looking for a protection detail when laying off an employee?  Or are you looking for security for your home?  Each reason for needing a security company will mean that you should look for specific indicators with the company.  Let’s breakdown some of the things you should look for. Deciding which security company you want to hire during business hours comes down to two different factors: how high...
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RJ45 to RJ11 Explanation and The Tools Needed

RJ45 to RJ11 Explained When it comes to connecting to the internet or your home phone, it’s important to know the type of cables you need. Knowing what these cables look like and knowing the name of each cable as well as telling the difference between the two cables is also important. If you’re connecting to the internet, whether it’s direct connect or through your modem, the cable you’re going to want to use is a RJ45 connector. The RJ45, short for registered Jack-45, is an 8-pin/8-position plug or jack. Connecting your home phone to the phone jack in your home or office you would want to use a RJ11 connector. The RJ11 connector also works with fax machines and modems. Both of these connectors look similar but following a few basic rules you’ll easily be able to tell the difference. Where the RJ24 has the 8-pin/8-position, also known as 8P8C, the RJ11 has six pins to run three copper pairs. The RJ45 connector is longer and more rectangular in shape where as the RJ11...
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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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Quality LAN Cable Premade and Bulk – LAN vs Ethernet

What is LAN Cable? LAN cable (local area network cable) is used to network computers or clients together for a home or business network. LAN cables come in many different lengths. They come either with the Ethernet connectors  making a completed LAN cable or in bulk lengths from 50 foot to 1000 foot. In this case, you would need to purchase Ethernet cable connectors and a tool to put them on. Do not confuse LAN cable with Patch cable. They are not the same and Patch cable will not work where LAN is required. Buy LAN Cable As mentioned about we offer high quality cable at an affordable price. We offer pre-made lengths from 1.5 feet to 100ft Ethernet cable. We also offer bulk Ethernet cable of CAT6 and CAT5e up to 1000ft. Don’t Buy Cheap Ethernet Cable! You can find cheap Ethernet cable all over the internet or even Walmart. Though store bought cable might be okay for small straight line use (computer to router for example), we do not recommend buying from places...
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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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