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Know Who is at Your Door When Your Home and Not Home

A fully Wireless Color Video Door Intercom by Optex is the Answer. I have installed quite a few of these video intercom systems and I Love them. For starters the Optex products are high quality security products. I prefer and have used many of them for my customers. When they came out with the Video Intercom that is fully wireless I had to check it out. This product is by far one of the best video intercom’s on the market, feature rich, price and you can install it your self. I have one on my home also.

The video intercom’s front door station is small and looks great, you install AA batteries into it and then just fix it beside your front door. The inside station comes with a base Read More

Learn More About Wireless Security Systems

1. What is a Wireless Security System? A wireless security system a security system that incorporates wireless sensors a posed to a security system where you have to run wires to each security sensor. 2. Why use Wireless over a Wired Security System? Generally a wireless security system would be used in a home where either the home is not already pre-wired or if its difficult to run wires and to hide them in the attic or crawl space. Read More

Burglars using Google Street View, Twitter and Face Book to Plot Crimes

A UK security Firm Friedland Response report that burglars are using Google and other social media tools to target people. The firm surveyed 50 ex convicted burglars  of which 80 percent of the 50 strongly believed that Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter were being used by current criminals. Also 75 percent thought Google Street View was also involved in theft planning. Be careful what you put online about yourself.

According to the report, the average home burglary takes just over 10 minutes and only 2 minutes to break into a home with no security. 80 percent of the ex burglars said a simple home alarm system would deter them from targeting a home. Read More

If your phone line exposed on the outside of your home? If Cut your alarm system monitoring will not work.

Alarm System Telephone Line ConnectionYour alarm system uses your phone line for alarm monitoring.

Most homes in North America have phone lines that come into the home via over head wires, the wires run down the home and terminate in a plastic box then connect to your alarm system and your telephone jacks in the house. The wires can easily be cut and the  box easily accessed. Any burglar can do this very easily and can disable your phone line which will then disable your alarm system monitoring. If you have your phone lines exposed on the side of your home you should always install an alarm system cell backup system which will provide your alarm system monitoring via the cell network.

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