Blog

The Latest News & Updates

Comcast Named “Worst Company In America” By Consumerist

Website Consumerist has named Comcast as the worst company in America. Congratulations Comcast! We have a feeling that their poorly regarded customer service had something to do with this dubious distinction. Here's a link to an article focused on Comcast's history of...

Who Are The Biggest Alarm Companies In Canada?

There are some major alarm companies that operate in Canada. Some are national while others do business in certain selected areas. Each company brings different positives and negatives to the table, either through their value propositions or the technology they make...

Hardwired vs. Wireless Alarm Systems: Which Is Best?

The thought in home security used to be that in order to adequately protect your home you needed a hardwired alarm system. Only a hardwire alarm system could provide the highest level of protection because wireless alarm systems didn't have the capability to reach far...

What Is Abode?

Abode is a new home security product that is currently on Kickstarter. The company was created by a former ADT executive along with an executive from Salesforce.com. Abode is a self-install home alarm system complete with remote arming capabilities and home...

Ackerman Security Acquired By Imperial Capital

Ackerman Security, a very successful home security company that operates throughout the greater Atlanta and Washington regions, was acquired by Canadian Private Equity firm Imperial Capital. Ackerman Security specializes in taking over the monitoring of existing home...

Can My Alarm Company Listen In With Two-Way Voice?

Two-way voice home alarm monitoring means that in the event of a home alarm signal, the home is connected to a central station where the monitoring operator can listen inside the home and voice threaten the intruder out through a two-way voice speaker. This connection...

The Problem With Google Nest…

Nest is a product line which was purchased by Google, that includes a thermostat and Dropcam video surveillance system. These products are regarded as well designed and quite functional. While they're not cheap, the products are considered two of the more advanced on...

What Is Two-Way Voice Monitoring And Do I Need It?

Live two-way voice monitoring is a type of home alarm monitoring, where if the alarm is triggered a live link is established between the home and a monitored central station. At that point, the monitoring station can listen inside the house through a two-way voice...

Do I Need An Alarm If I Live In A “Safe” Neighborhood?

One of the main reasons people get a home security system is to protect both their families and their property. People sometimes get the mistaken belief, however, that security systems are only needed in "bad" or dangerous neighborhoods. Many people believe they live...

The Issue With Having Cable Companies Protect Your Home

I went to the dentist the other day to have my eyes checked. If something seems inherently wrong with the above sentence, it is because there is. A dentist is an expert in teeth, and as educated on your mouth as they may be, thinking they can also diagnose your vision...

Is Simplisafe As Low Cost As They Claim?

Simplisafe is a self-install DIY home alarm system, that has been advertising throughout the US. They offer a low-cost security system, that is sent through the mail which the customer then installs. The system is then monitored by Simplisafe for a monthly rate...

What To Do If You Have Noisy Neighbours

There is a saying "good fences build good neighbors" which comes from the fact that everybody wants to be involved with their community but also want a measure of privacy. It is surprising that this saying extends to all aspects of home life except for home security....

Should Your Vacation Home Have An Alarm System?

People wonder whether it’s worth installing a security system in their vacation home. Can they justify the expense of paying monthly monitoring for their vacation home as well as their main residence? Of course, it depends on the family budget but there are valid...

How Are Home Alarms And Commercial Alarms Similar?

The basic principles of security often apply to both home and commercial premises. If you’re looking into ways to make your home safer, it’s a good idea to observe what businesses are doing to prevent theft, vandalism, and break-ins. Advanced commercial security...

Why Is It Important To Think Like A Burglar?

For most people it’s hard to get inside the mind of a burglar, so we have difficulty thinking like they do. To be “successful” a lot of burglars use scams to help. One such scam is for the burglar to pose as a representative from a utility company or some other...