Based on the FBI’s 2014 crime statistics that involve burglaries, there have been an estimated 8 million property crimes worth about $14.3 billion in financial losses reported by law enforcement. These alarming figures convinced many homeowners that having a home security system is necessary to secure homes from burglaries and other emergency situations such as fire and natural calamities. (more…)
There is something freeing about living on your own. It’s quiet, calm, and comfortable. You make decisions on your own, you get to keep your home the way you like it, you can walk around the house naked and no one would care. No one is there to tell you what and what not do. (more…)
How safe do you feel when you’re at home? Can you confidently and peacefully go to work knowing that your kids are in a burglar-proof home? But wait, is your home really burglar-proof?
The presence of a home security system provides a strong layer of protection to your home. A 2013 study by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte proved this as it gathered survey responses from convicted burglars themselves. The survey found that 83% would try to determine if a home has an alarm before attempting an invasion. If there is an alarm, half said they would discontinue the attempt, while 13% will go ahead with the burglary.
The home security industry continues to evolve. The wide range of security options available today was made possible by aggressive advances in technology. But while home security trends become even more sophisticated each year, so does tech-savvy burglars and criminals, who use social media to target victims and know a thing or two about hi-tech security systems.
Thirteen seconds. That’s how long it takes before another home is broken into, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. That means a family is falling into the hands of burglars while trying to spell out the word burglar.
In today’s world, it is no longer enough to just lock your doors and windows. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were around 8,277,829 property crimes reported last year. Theft and burglary victims suffered an estimated total of $14.3 billion in losses.
It will definitely pay off to start beefing up your home security as soon as possible. If the high costs and the inconvenience of installing and maintaining alarm security systems keep you from having one, fret not because there are so many systems available in the market today. Whatever your needs are, you are bound to find one that will not only fit your budget but will also be well worth your time. Here is your easy step-by-step guide on how to build an affordable DIY security system. (more…)
Installing a DIY alarm system is a good and inexpensive way to safeguard your home. A home alarm system can protect your belongings, thus giving you total peace of mind. Alarm systems can be categorized into three types: hardwired alarm system, wireless alarm system, and hybrid alarm systems. The cable of the hardwired alarm system is normally concealed in conduit or ceiling cavities. Whereas the wireless alarm system lacks wiring. The hybrid systems will have wires in parts, but not to all components of the system. Whether you prefer a hardwired alarm system or a wireless one, using the right wire installation tools and supplies is important. Thus, having a DIY alarm installation toolbox of your own makes alarm system installation simpler and faster. (more…)
Alarms connected to a monitoring system provide a higher level of security because you are alerted once something triggers your alarm. This leads to a quicker response to that trigger, making it an important reason why you should monitor your home. While there are home alarm systems that can be monitored by homeowners themselves, many people opt to have their alarms monitored by a trusted security company. While you have to pay monthly or annual fees, entrusting your alarm system to a security company assures you that they will be monitoring your home 24/7.
Alarm systems bring a sense of security and peace of mind in a multitude of homes in America. After all, you are assured of emergency responders should your alarm sound off. However, false alarms — those that are triggered when there is in fact no burglary or emergency — make up a huge percentage of the calls that the police receive, exhausting their limited resources. To reduce false alarms, measures have been put in place to register alarm systems and to charge alarm service providers. For instance, the police in Seattle used to receive 25,000 calls a year with 97 percent false alarm rate. But now, the false alarms significantly dropped to less than 11,000 a year. (more…)
You need to protect everything that you’ve got and have worked hard for — your family, your home, your business, and your valuables. And so, to make sure that you secure all of these, you install an alarm system and regularly maintain or upgrade it. However, what happens when actual cases of emergencies occur, triggering your alarm, but having no one — not even you — to respond to it? Will you just let such emergencies pass by without immediate action and aggravate the situation? (more…)
In this age when going green is increasingly becoming more than just a trend, efficient and eco-friendly technologies play a crucial role towards home sustainability. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s report this year, energy efficiency has significantly decreased energy consumption in homes that it offsets more than 70% of the growth in both the number of households and the size of dwellings since 1980. This paints a picture of sustainable homes made possible by integrating efficient technology into people’s everyday living. (more…)