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Home Security Systems: What You Need To Know About Garage Door Sensors

When homeowners purchase home security systems, it makes sense that they prioritize securing the perimeter doors and windows with sensors as these are proven preferred entry points for burglars. Not to be overlooked, though, is the garage which is the largest, most conspicuous entrance to the interior of many homes. The garage becomes particularly vulnerable […]

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Home Security System: What You Need To Know About Glass Break Sensors

How do glass break sensors augment overall home security? Door and window sensors get activated only if the door or window is opened. However, if someone attempts to break into a home by breaking or shattering a glass door or window, the contact sensors will not detect this. The burglar can gain entry into the […]

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Wireless vs. Cellular Systems

Home security system companies now offer wireless/cellular packages. Many homeowners are asking though, “What is the difference between wireless and cellular? Aren’t they the same?” The answer: Yes, wireless and cellular are the same in the sense that both do not use a physical connection by wire and instead rely on radio signals to work. […]

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Home Security Hot Topic Update: Is The White House Really Secure?

(www.nydailynews.com) Since we posted the article Home Security Hot Topic: IS THE WHITE HOUSE REALLY SECURE, there have been recentbreaches in White House and U.S. Capitol security. (www.nbcnews.com) 11 April 2015 A man shoots himself to death at the west front of the Capitol building, triggering a precautionary lockdown. 12 April. In broad, daylight, an […]

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Home Security Systems: What You Need To Know About Freeze Sensors

Freeze sensors are small devices which detect low temperature conditions in the home and provide early warning of this. These are ideal for homes situated in cold climate regions where temperatures could drop to below freezing point at certain periods of the year. (www.protectamerica.com) The primary purpose of freeze sensors is preventative. Freezing temperatures make […]

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Home Security Systems : Are Your Kids Home Alone?

‘Latchkey kids’ and ‘home alone’ are references made to kids, aged 12 and up, who are left unsupervised inside the home because their parents are away, possibly at work or on an errand. There are different ways of keeping children safe at homewhile they are left to themselves: –              Stay connected to them by phone […]

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Electric Fencing – A Future Trend In Home Security?

An electric fence is a barrier that uses electric shocks to deter animals or people from crossing a boundary (wikipedia.org). It is called by several names – invisible fence, intelligent fence, electric guard dog. Depending on the voltage, getting shocked by an electric fence can cause discomfort or death.   There are regulations and zoning laws […]

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Home Security Systems : What You Need To Know About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

(www.safewise.com) From 1999–2010, a total of 5,149 deaths from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning occurred in the United States — an average of 430 deaths per year.(http://www.cdc.gov) Carbon monoxide is a gas produced by burning gas, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. Normally, the amount of carbon monoxide emitted by these sources are at safe levels. […]

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Home Security Systems : What You Need To Know About Nanny Cams

A nanny camera or nanny cam is a video camera discretely installed within common household objects such as toys, lamps, clocks or house plants. HOW IT WORKS The camera’s receiver can be connected to a recording device through a cable or a wireless transmitter. It can also be set up as a portable receiver-screen which […]

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Home Security Systems Probe: Unmonitored vs. Monitored Systems

UNMONITORED ALARM SYSTEMS An unmonitored home alarm system is practically a stand-alone system. When any of the sensors are triggered, the alarm or siren goes off. The system is not set up to deliver any form of notification, except for the alarm. The biggest advantage of unmonitored systems is that they are inexpensive. There are […]

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