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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...

What Are Some Safety Tips For Women Who Live Alone?

Keep Your Doors and Windows Locked Always make sure that your home is secure when you are in it. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, an unlocked door or window can be an introduction for intruders; most of the time stronger than you. As soon as you get home...

Is Vivint Overpriced?

Vivint is a well-known home alarm company based out of Utah. You remember those door to door guys that come to your house every summer and try to get you to change your alarm company? That's Vivint. The truth is that Vivint provides a quality home alarm system with...

Simplisafe System Easily Bypassed With Magnet And Tape

Uh oh! Self-install home alarm company Simplisafe has been selling thousands of DIY home alarm systems throughout the US. The company has been very effective in selling these low-cost systems through direct marketing channels and the systems are all monitored through...

AT&T Buys DirecTV: What Does This Mean For Lifeshield?

This week it was announced that AT&T will be buying DirecTV for approximately $50 billion dollars. Not only does that completely change the media landscape, giving consumers less choice with their cable, it also affects the world of home security. DirecTV in 2013...

ADT Buys Protectron

There goes another one.... It's been announced that ADT, the 800-pound gorilla in the security world has acquired another major security company, Protectron for $500 million USD. A huge purchase for a company that needed a big buy. Protectron is a Canadian home alarm...

Which Is Best: Motion Detectors Or Entry Contacts?

Home alarm systems come with a variety of hardware. Two of the mainstays of home alarm packages are motion detectors and entry contacts. Both provide a valuable service and together add increased security to a home security system, but independently which provides...

Who Is Rogers Smart Home Monitoring?

Rogers Smart Home Monitoring is the home security/home automation service offered by Rogers Communications. Rogers Smart Home Monitoring is offered in various areas across Canada. While their systems have some bells and whistles, ultimately it's an expensive security...

Are Self-Monitored Alarm Systems Worth It?

As technology continues to improve, more options are available to homeowners to help them protect their homes and families. While the majority of potential customers are choosing to go with traditional home alarm systems that use a monitoring station, there are a...

4 Things To Be Aware Of With ADT Security

ADT Security is the largest home security company in the world. Their brand is known by everyone and financially they have a massive company. Even though you see ADT lawn signs everywhere, do they really offer the best value? No they don't. And with that said, here...

Who Is Protect America And What Do They Offer?

Protect America is a home alarm company offering services throughout North America. They sell a self-installed DIY home alarm, where they ship it to their customers through the mail. Protect America has had great success with this model and have over 130,000...

Do I Need An Installer To Install My Home Alarm System?

Historically home security companies have been reliant on having an installer come to your home to set up your alarm system. With more and more alarm systems being wireless as opposed to hardwired, we have to ask why are installers still necessary? While new alarm...