Home Security Risks Posed by Social Media

Home Security Risks Posed by Social Media

  • Most users of social media really love having the ability to stay in contact with friends, and exchange pleasantries on a daily basis. Posting photos of the latest activities and events is also a favorite habit among social media buffs. What many users don't realize is that all that information and all those photos can be used by criminals to determine vital facts about where you live, what kind of goods and valuables are in your home, and when the…

    Three Security Precautions to take Before and During the UCI Road World Championships

  • The 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond are less than a month away, and preparations are proceeding at a frenetic pace.  The event, which is one of the top cycling races in the world, is expected to draw upwards of 450,000 spectators to the city, and unfortunately all of them may not be law-abiding citizens.  However, by taking a few basic security precautions, you can make sure that you not only keep yourself safe, but also help protect the…

    Four Ways a Smartphone can Improve Your Home Security

  • Interfacing your smartphone with your home security system adds to the capabilities you get out of your system. It’s not just peace of mind, but convenience. There are so many things that can be done through your smartphone that integrates with your home security.  Get the most out of your system with these four ways that improve the way your home security system works. Monitor Who Comes and Goes in Your Home With your smartphone, you have the power to…

    Security Systems for Fraternity and Sorority Houses

  • Controlled confusion is the norm at fraternity and sorority houses, with students and friends coming and going at all hours. For residents, it’s partying and socializing, with bouts of intermittent studying. Students may be oblivious to the dangers, but administrators know that trouble can happen anytime. Their concerns include keeping: Residents safe from intruders Their possessions protected from burglars The building wired with smoke detectors and fire alarms House Manager’s Guides recommend 24-hour lock-up and educating residents how to keep…

    Where to Place Motion Sensor Lights Around Your Home

  • Whether you want to light up a home for safety when walking or want to deter criminals from entering, motion sensors lights are one of the best investments you can make for your property.  In today's post, we cover where to place motion sensor lights around your home in order to get the most benefit from them. Within the Garage Installing motion sensor lights within the garage serve two purposes: first, motion sensor lights in the garage allow you to…

    The Basics of Home Security Cameras

  • With today’s technology, the price of home security cameras makes them more affordable than ever for residential use. However, many people find it overwhelming to shop for a system because there are so many options for and acronyms that describe home security cameras. Don’t look at price, but look for the features you need for your situation to find the best deal and camera. Wired or Wireless? A wired camera is powered by a cable, which means that you have…

    Do Burglar Alarms Really Deter Crime?

  • Your home is your castle.  If there is any place in the world where you and your family should feel safe and secure, it’s at home…but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.  Over a million home break-ins occur every year in the United States, and for the families who are unlucky enough to be victims of those crimes, that sense of security is shattered forever.  Of course you want to do everything within reason to keep this from happening to…
    common home security mistakes

    Three Common Home Security Mistakes

  • If you fancy the idea that you're not at risk of being burglarized, think again. Burglars are always on the prowl looking for easy targets. When they find one, they'll strike when no one expects. So, don't take chances with your home security.  Let's look briefly at 3 common home security mistakes people make and how you can avoid them. Failing to Scrutinize Workers Burglars posing as agency employees or utility workers is a growing security concern. Unfortunately, some home…

    Richmond Security Alarm Door-to-door Scams

  • With the arrival of warmer weather, Richmond residents are once again dealing with a perennial problem that just doesn't seem to go away.  The problem, highlighted in this report from a Virginia NBC affiliate station, is door-to-door security alarm salespeople who pretend to represent your current Richmond security alarm company—for example, Dynamark Security—but who in fact work for a different alarm company. These unscrupulous salespeople attempt to trick unsuspecting homeowners into switching their alarm monitoring contract.  They often will claim…