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13 Vehicle-Securing Routines that Smart Owners Must Never Overlook

A lot of people either don’t know or don’t follow basic tips to avoid garage break-ins, and they end up paying for it dearly. Even a small crack in your security can be huge. If someone wanted to boost your car, he could do it in less than 10 seconds if he knew what he was doing. Thieves taking valuables left inside vehicles need only slightly more time — 29 to 60 seconds.

Here’s the lesson: if you want to keep your vehicle safe from burglary, you need airtight security. Getting the right gadgets and having the right habits will go a long way towards protecting your ride.

Keep Eyes on Your Vehicle

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The Definitive Guide to Operating Partitioned DSC Alarm Systems

Setting all the security devices within your property to be armed and disarmed at the same ti

me can be impractical. What if your residence includes separate structures, like a guest house or a separate garage? What if you want to keep certain rooms secure while making others accessible? If some areas of the house are dangerous for your kids and pets, how can you set the alarms to go off if they enter those spaces? Thankfully, you have another option: having a few partitions set up will let you control your security better.

A DSC NEO security system can let you establish different security areas (partitions) within your home. That way, alarms in certain areas can be turned off without affecting others. If you’re not familiar with that function, this handy how-to guide will give you a basic overview.

Get a pro to set things up

Operating Partitioned DSC Get a Pro

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6 Reasons Why Sirens Give Homeowners an Essential Security Edge

Sensors and cameras are great home security tools. If your locks at home fail to keep criminals out, sensors linked to your smart devices will let you know. Well-placed cameras can also let you watch and document their movements. However, unless you actually have something that can interrupt crooks, you’re still putting your family and property at risk.

That’s why security sirens can come in very handy. Sirens create real tactical advantages in practically all security systems, ranging from the very basic to the most cutting-edge.

Make Wrongdoers Run

Sirens Make Wrongdoers Run

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How the DSC PowerSeries NEO Firmly Secures A Partitioned Home

Ask Americans what lifestyle perks they long for, and a lot of them will likely talk about home size. Last year, the US Census Bureau reported that new houses built in 2015 had an average size of 2,687 square feet, with a median-sized new house having a footprint of 2,467 square feet. That’s a size increase of more than 50% over American houses built in 1973. But a bigger home comes with significant risk, considering that most violent and property crimes that occur in the US remain unsolved, according to the Pew Research Center.

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A Total Home Experience with DSC Touch Wireless Alarm Systems

The human brain is a powerful computer, but it’s also limited in many ways. When it’s rushed, stressed or overloaded with stimuli, it has more trouble processing information. That’s why even the smartest parents and single homeowners can make mistakes; they have to juggle priorities like family, career, personal development, and home management on a daily basis. In fact, a lot of homeowners don’t realize how much time, effort, and energy they waste until they use a smart solution like the DSC Touch system.

Just imagine: what if you could lock all your doors and secure your home with just one touch? Or know when someone breaks into your home? Or reduce your lighting and climate control costs? With the DSC Touch all-in-one system, you can get smarter and easier control over your home.

Set Up with Ease

DSC Set Up with Ease

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4 Quick Alert Fixes During Break-Ins with Ademco Honeywell Vista 20P Kits

The first thing you probably want to ask about home security systems, and rightfully so, is whether it can really protect you against intruders in the event of a break-in. What is the burglar alarm system going to do exactly? Will it just sound an alarm, link you to the police, alert your family?

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The latest crime statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation showed that there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the US in 2015, nearly 20% was attributed to burglary. Whether or not a reliable home security system is necessary is already answered, as several studies present the correlation between having an alarm system and lowering the risk of falling victims to intruders. (more…)

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Security Wish List: Devices and Accessories for A Reliable 2017 Alarm System

Safety is something you can never assume. You can’t assume that you’re safe or that your home is always secure. You can’t assume that your loved ones are safe back home. You can’t leave security to chance, you have to find ways to ensure that your home and family are indeed safe.

One way to do that is to install and operate a reliable home security system. Various studies have established the correlation between burglary and the presence of an alarm system. In a recent research by the news agency KTVB, 86 convicted burglars were interviewed on how they break into a home and what they consider as major deterrents. Generally, burglars agreed that home security devices were a deterrent and that when an alarm goes off, they would leave immediately.

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9 DSC Wireless Accessories for A 2017 Security Upgrade

Having an alarm system these days, in your home or in your business establishment, is more than just a necessity but an obligation. It is your obligation to yourself, your family, employees, and customers to have a sense of security and some peace of mind.

A study from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology on seasoned offenders showed the correlation between the presence of security equipment and the reduction of burglary cases. About 60% of convicted burglars indicated that the presence of an alarm would cause them to abandon their target and seek out another one.

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Don’t Miss Any: 6 Crucial Pre-Spring Home Security Check

Time certainly flies. We’re already more than a month into 2017, which means that spring will start anytime now, and people will be setting their clocks forward for daylight saving once again. Homeowners will be doing some spring cleaning. And if your home has a security system, your pre-springtime routine shouldn’t end there. As the retreating winter signals the arrival of spring, you can subject your home security equipment to some much-needed scrutiny.

With that in mind, here are some home security maintenance checks that you can do before you welcome spring.

Clean your smoke detectors

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5 Modern Household Uses of the Ademco Honeywell Vista 20P

Technology is only as good as how you use it. Your smartphone may be the newest model, but if you only use it to call or send messages, you might as well just get a regular phone. We are seeing a technological revolution like never before. And we definitely depend on technology to keep our homes secure and our families safe. But security systems these days do more than just prevent break-ins. Modern alarm systems are more flexible than ever before as well. They guard against emergencies as expected and can even help manage households through integration with various home automation devices and other security and environmental sensors.

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