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Wireless Security Advantages

According to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) a robbery or break in occurs at a rate of almost every twelve seconds. That is a very high rate and increases your chance of your home or business to a very high rate. The rate will only increase if your home or business is not protected by a security system. If you are involved in a new construction project now is the time to have your building prewired for a security system. A lot of us have older homes that a security system was not considered when they were constructed. Today you can add a security system easily to any home or business easier than ever before. With the development of wireless security systems anyone can benefit from the advantages of a wireless security system. Easier Installation A wireless security system is much easier to install because it is just what it proclaims “wireless”. You do not have the hassle of running wires all over the attic and in the walls of your home. Having the...
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Security System Components

If you are living in an older home or even if you are constructing a new home, there is one thing that we all should consider for our protection. We should consider installing a security system not only for protection but also to help keep us safe from fires and other situations that could develop in our homes. The systems of today are much easier to install as well as the capability of adapting these systems to help control our entire homes. Each security systems regardless of wireless or hard wired will contain some essential main components. We will take a look at some of the components that is essential for the operation of each system. All security systems start off with the control center. No matter if you are going to install a hardwired system or if you are going to install a wireless system the control center is the brain and heartbeat of the system. There are many different makes and models of control centers available on the market today. Some models are...
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Top 5 Methods to Boost Your Home Security

Throughout the past several years, the number of residential property crimes has been on the decline. While there are many reasons why this may be the case, perhaps the largest contributing factor is the increase in home security systems. A powerful home alarm system is capable of safeguarding your property from thieves, and while these systems play an integral role in keeping your family and property protected, what else can you do to prevent a robbery? After installing a home security system, such as one of the many systems offered by Midwest Security Supplies, the real work begins. Continue reading to uncover the top 5 ways to enhance your home security without breaking the bank. #1 | Install Window Shades Window shades not only keep your home cool during the warm summer months, but they also effectively block peering eyes from reviewing your property. The most effective shades are those that let a small amount of light shine through. This prevents your home from appearing unoccupied as interior light is still visible without showcasing your...
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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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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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