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How To Avoid False Alarms

by Madison Jezioro

May 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

hand-and-fire-alarm-1509607.jpgFalse alarms happen all too often, and most of us do not realize how these alarms affect our neighborhood police officers. In fact, in many neighborhoods, police forces are beginning to charge you if you have a specific amount of false alarms per year. Most of the fees are minimal, but to avoid having to open up your wallet, here are some tips to avoid false alarms in your home.

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Topics: Monitoring

Know What to Avoid: Common Security System Scams

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM


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Your house, old or new, is not just a building; it is your home. Your home needs protection just like any other precious object. When investing in a home security system, it is important to seek a company that you know you can trust with not only your home but your hard earned money. What do you do when the people who are supposed to be looking out for you are the ones trying to cheat you out of every penny you have? Here are some security system scams you should be aware of.

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Topics: Monitoring, Family

DIY Home Security Systems

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

640px_x_345px__Size_For_Blogs1.jpgThis time in history is most certainly a technology boom. With technology ever changing, new ways to interact with the world via your cellular device are available daily, if not by the hour. Home security monitoring is no different. People everywhere are becoming very fond of self-installing and monitoring their home security systems. But is this a good idea?

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Topics: Monitoring

Security Systems Companies Come and Go How to Spot a Real Deal

by Ken Jezioro

Feb 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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Purchasing a comprehensive security system is one of the most sound investments you can install in your business. Setting up  cameras around your premises is not only an effective means of deterring crime but in doing so keeps everyone in your workplace honest and safe. 

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Topics: Monitoring, Business Security System

What to Avoid when Choosing a Traditional Alarm Company

by Ken Jezioro

Mar 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

choosing an alarm monitoring companyChoosing an alarm monitoring company is a big decision that you shouldn't jump into without carefully considering your options. The following are some things we strongly advise you to consider when determining which monitoring service is right for you:

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Monitoring

Home Security System Without Phone Line? No Problem!

by Joe Bellanti

Jul 15, 2014 9:15:00 AM

no_phoneAs tablets and smart phones have changed the way we communicate, signal transmissions for security systems have also changed. As landline phones give way to more convenient mobile communication, traditional POTS (plain-old-telephone) lines (once, the only method used for security system communication) are being replaced at a rapid pace. Surprisingly (for some), a home security system without a phone line is extremely effective.

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Topics: Phone Lines / VoIP / Cellular, Monitoring

How To ABSOLUTELY Over Pay For Security Monitoring Fees

by Mary Jezioro

Mar 28, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Shocked_Guy_About_Contract_If you have priced home security monitoring and security systems through different companies you have likely realized there is a big difference in what a company will charge for monthly home security monitoring. The national average for security monitoring fees (monthy) are from $28 - $32. (Ahem...Our rates are as low as $18.50/mo, cough, cough...) So how can these companies charging $35-$45 a month actually get consumers to sign a contract at that price?

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Topics: Security Marketplace, Monitoring