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    Friday, May 4th, 2012
    2:26 pm
    What You Need to Know About Alarm Security Systems
    A lot of us many of us that live in America are worried about their homes while they are at work or on vacation. If the community is considered to be unsafe in terms of crime, it could be hard to bed especially when you have kids or the elderly at home. Lots of people do not want to leave their kids or an elderly at home because someone could simply enter their home and harm them. Due to this fear, some may also hide firearms at home.

    Each of these fears that people today have stems from situations that have taken place previously to others. Nowadays, people are getting more cautious about protecting their family and their houses from intruder. The majority of them use security and alarm systems, keep their doors locked all of the time, never ever open their doors to strangers, and keep their windows closed and locked. When going out of town, they will tell neighbors and a lot of them will get security systems for house.

    If you have durable doors and windows on your home, it will take the thief additional time to enter. During this process, he can easily get caught due to the loud noise he will make trying to break in to the house. If you have lots of valuable belongings in home, you can always get a sturdy fire-proof safe to keep them. To protect the exterior of your home you should make sure your yard has good lighting.

    Alarm security systems are common to use by home owners too, since most will go off the second an intruder tries to break in from a window or a door. They are very popular these days, providing high level of security for your house. Alarm system for house includes a variety of sensors, control panels, alarms, and cameras. Even though you have to invest a little bit of money however the peace of mind and safety of your loved ones is worth the investment.

    No matter what area you reside in, you can always secure your home. To better protect your house and know what equipment you need to have, you should always try and have an understanding of the frame of mind that burglars use. That way, you will know what you need to protect your home. Home security is a common problem nowadays and for good reason. With crime rate steadily going up, protecting your home, your family, and your belongings becomes a lot more important.
    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
    8:19 pm
    A Few Tips On Security System for House
    Most people that live in America are worried about leaving home while they are at work or on a holiday trip. If the community is considered to be dangerous in terms of crime, it may be troublesome to bed especially if you have kids or older people at home. Lots of people are worried about leaving their kids or an elderly at home because anyone could easily enter their home and hurt them. Due to this fear, some may also hide guns in the house.

    Every single one of these worries that people have comes from situations that have happened before to others. Today, people are becoming more careful about protecting their loved ones and their properties. A lot use alarm security system, keep their doors locked always, never open their doors to strangers, and keep their windows locked. When going out of town, they will notify their neighbors that they will be out and a lot of them will invest in a security system for house.

    If you have durable doors and windows on your home, it will take the thief additional time to break in. In the process, he might easily get caught because of the high level of noise he will make trying to get into the house. If you have a lot of valuables at your home, you can always buy a sturdy fire-proof safe to store them in. To protect the outside of your house you should have good lighting in your yard.

    Alarm and security systems are popular to use as well, as most will set off the second a robber tries to break in from a window or a door. They provide a very high level of security for your house. Alarm system for house includes a number of detectors, control panels, alarms, and cameras. Although you have to spend a bit of money but the peace of mind and safety of your loved ones is well worth the investment.

    No matter what community you live in, you must always secure your home. To better protect your home and know what equipment you need to have, you should always try and understand the frame of mind that thieves use. That way, you will learn what you need for you to protect your home. Home security is a common concern these days and for good reason. With crime rate steadily going up, securing your home, your family, and your valuables becomes increasingly more important.
    Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
    3:35 pm
    Compare Different Security System Monitoring
    Home owners and business owners who are hoping to get a security system normally question "How much does it cost?" While I can't say that I am surprised, especially with the current state of the economy, I do think it has contributed to the common disbelief amongst customers that all security system monitoring is made equal.


    Technology is continually changing, and while a lot of companies are ok with giving their customers the same security equipment they have used for a long time, other companies offer customers more recent technology, which is affecting the customer experience, much like an iPhone gives a very different experience from a flip phone. Let me identify the major four technological benefits available today:


    1) Wireless Monitoring - for a long time security systems have been sending signals to the monitoring station by means of landline. This has two problems: a) many home-owners are choosing to get rid of their landline, and b) if the phone line is tampered with by burglars it can prevent the monitoring station from getting the signal from the alarm system. Wireless monitoring eliminates the land line and improves the safety of the customers.


    2) 2-way Voice Response Systems - most of the alarm systems will call you when your alarm goes off and ask if everything is fine, on the other hand, if you're you cannot answer this question besides saying "I don't know". The monitoring station can dispatch the authorities, but to the police this seems like a false alarm, which will slow down their response time. With 2-way voice response systems the operator from the monitoring station can talk to you over the keypad and ask into the house if everything is alright. This does two things: a) it scares an intruder away, and b) makes it possible for the monitoring station to confirm an actual break-in and boost the police's response time.


    3) Mobile Control - you can now control your alarm system remotely from the internet, including your smart phone and your computer. Besides being able to arm and disarm your alarm system remotely, you can receive text messages as well as email alerts for alarm events, arming reminders, and can even adjust your thermostat and lights remotely, which brings me to my next point.


    4) Home Automation - gone are the days when home automation is only for movie stars living in Beverly Hills. Quite a few security companies now offer systems that have the ability to link your thermostats, lighting, and locks with your alarm, even allowing you to control these devices remotely from your smart phone.


    The security industry has evolved quite a lot over the past couple of years, so make sure you find out what features and services you are getting before making your choice. Remember, not all security system monitoring is created equal. Call ProtectUS Security today at 214.666.8497 to schedule a free security consultation.
    3:27 pm
    Compare Different Security System Monitoring
    Home owners and business owners who are hoping to get a security system normally question "How much does it cost?" While I can't say that I am surprised, especially with the current state of the economy, I do think it has contributed to the common disbelief amongst customers that all security system monitoring is made equal.



    Technology is continually changing, and while a lot of companies are ok with giving their customers the same security equipment they have used for a long time, other companies offer customers more recent technology, which is affecting the customer experience, much like an iPhone gives a very different experience from a flip phone. Let me identify the major four technological benefits available today:



    1) Wireless Monitoring - for a long time security systems have been sending signals to the monitoring station by means of landline. This has two problems: a) many home-owners are choosing to get rid of their landline, and b) if the phone line is tampered with by burglars it can prevent the monitoring station from getting the signal from the alarm system. Wireless monitoring eliminates the land line and improves the safety of the customers.



    2) 2-way Voice Response Systems - most of the alarm systems will call you when your alarm goes off and ask if everything is fine, on the other hand, if you're you cannot answer this question besides saying "I don't know". The monitoring station can dispatch the authorities, but to the police this seems like a false alarm, which will slow down their response time. With 2-way voice response systems the operator from the monitoring station can talk to you over the keypad and ask into the house if everything is alright. This does two things: a) it scares an intruder away, and b) makes it possible for the monitoring station to confirm an actual break-in and boost the police's response time.



    3) Mobile Control - you can now control your alarm system remotely from the internet, including your smart phone and your computer. Besides being able to arm and disarm your alarm system remotely, you can receive text messages as well as email alerts for alarm events, arming reminders, and can even adjust your thermostat and lights remotely, which brings me to my next point.



    4) Home Automation - gone are the days when home automation is only for movie stars living in Beverly Hills. Quite a few security companies now offer systems that have the ability to link your thermostats, lighting, and locks with your alarm, even allowing you to control these devices remotely from your smart phone.



    The security industry has evolved quite a lot over the past couple of years, so make sure you find out what features and services you are getting before making your choice. Remember, not all security system monitoring is created equal. Call ProtectUS Security today at 214.666.8497 to schedule a free security consultation.
    Friday, December 9th, 2011
    12:47 pm
    Why Home Security Is So Important?
    These days, home burglary is rising. Over seventy percent of all crime these days relates to property crimes, usually involving the home. Although police and local authorities are doing their best to put a stop to the crime, burglary is something that cannot be stopped entirely. Experienced burglars are always out there searching for their next target. Therefore it is really important for you to know about the different ways to keep yourself protected.

    Although there are ways to prevent unwanted burglar to your house, a determined burglar will always look for the way to get in. Statistics show that a burglary occurs approximately every 15 seconds in the United States. To keep yourself and your home protected, there are tactics including security systems, alarm systems, and even security cameras that you can use.

    Property marking is a good way to protect you as well. Property marking involves marking things that you have with a signature or a mark that you can easily identify when the property has been recovered. Some of the things you that can use are micro dots, UV pens, and even laser pens. The idea here is to mark the things you own so it will not be easy for the burglars to sell on the black market. Even though it may sound weird, most criminals do study their victims before they decide to rob them.

    One of the very effective forms of home security is the home security system. If a burglar attempts to break into your house and notices that you have an alarm system set up, he will usually think carefully and eventually change his plans. Home burglar alarms prevent over fifty percent of attempted robberies. Nonetheless, if you have video surveillance system at home, and the burglar decides to go ahead and break into your home anyway, the system will catch him on video, making it easy for the police to identify who he is. Home surveillance and security cameras are great to have for your home. They can either be wired or wireless, dummy or real, outdoor or indoor, or even a combination of a few.

    Regardless of what method you decide to take, there are indeed ways that you can keep your home protected. More and more homeowners have recognized the value of a home security system. Thousands and thousands of home owners throughout the United States are investing in home security and surveillance systems, knowing that one day they will be beneficial. You never know when you may be the next target. Burglaries can happen whenever and wherever which is the reason why you should always keep yourself and your family protected at all time. If you think smart and invest in a home security system, you will be ready for anything that happens in the future. You have to think in terms of self defense purposes and be sure that your home is protected from anybody who chooses you as a target.

    ProtectUS Security specializes in business and home security systems in Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, Texas. Don't wait until it's too late. Call us today at 214.666.8497 for a free security risk assessment and see how we can help you protect you and your family.
    Friday, November 18th, 2011
    11:10 am
    Home Security - Ways On How To Keep Your Home Safe
    Recently, the crime rate has risen drastically in big cities all around the world. As crime rates increase, there is an increasing need for Dallas home security. Alarms can be an excellent method to secure your house, even though they're just one portion of what accounts for an effective home security system. Home burglar alarms are an essential key to keeping your house safe. There are other things you should thinking about getting as well.

    Believe it or not, the windows are actually the factor to home security. Houses which have low quality windows tend to get broken into much more than homes which have secure and strong windows. When dealing with your windows, you should make sure that you have high quality glass and locks that fit well to the windows. When you are away from home, you ought to always be sure that your windows are closed and locked and secured. Even though some windows may be tough to reach, you should always lock them. Breaking and entering is what robbers do best and they will typically look for a way in if they see the opportunity.

    Other than the windows, doors are also identified as a weakness of security around the home. Doors need to always be sturdy and strong, along with durable locks that are not easy to force open. If you have an additional house key, you should put it at a safe place. Losing your keys can also make you the next target, especially if you have your house address displayed on your key ring.

    To better secure their homes, most home owners choose to spend money in a home video surveillance system. These types of systems are excellent for monitoring the house, as live footage can be recorded and keep it saved for you in a hard drive to view afterwards. If you always on the road, a home CCTV system can be a perfect way to keep a check on your home while you are away.

    Guard dogs are also common with home security too. A guard dog can protect your home from burglars, criminals, and other types of trouble. Guard dogs can be very handy to have, since the majority of dogs are more than capable of scaring away intruders with their bark. The only disadvantage to guard dogs is that you will require training them and taking care of them.

    Last, but certainly not least are burglar alarms. Home burglar alarms can be effective to a certain degree, although they work as a good deterrent and are primarily good for scaring burglars away. If you put an alarm in an obvious location from the outside of the home, many criminals will not even attempt to break into your house. Even though burglar alarm systems are great for keeping intruders away and you will still need to have other areas of your home secure and protected too to protect your home in the best way.
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