When you have pets they can add complications to your home security set up. They are often left at home alone while you are at work and can be free to move around your home. It is because of this moving around that they can cause a security system to detect them as being intruders…

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Criminals look for easy targets when selecting the home they want to burglarize. They want to be in and out quickly and not be seen. They’ll target homes that are not occupied without security over homes that appear occupied and have security. With a budget of under $20 you won’t be able to find a…

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A power outage can be seen by a criminal as an opportunity by criminals as they may be able to stay hidden and not be detected while they break in to houses. Understanding how a DIY system handles a power outage helps in understanding how this risk is managed or otherwise by the system. Whether…

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The most common ways that burglars gain entry to a home is through the front door and back doors and then followed by the ground floor windows. They do prefer them to be open but will force them open using whatever means they have. This is why having entry sensors as part of your home…

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Vacation homes are fantastic fun they give you somewhere to relax and getaway that you can make your own. They are great but they do come with some extra responsibilities you don’t find when you stay at a hotel. You’ve got to maintain it in good order and make sure it is kept secure when…

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When looking at buying a DIY wireless home security system there are benefits to consider but there are also costs to think about over and above the obvious cost of the purchase. They are not all monetary but neither are many of the benefits just to do with money saved. In fact it is a…

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One of the most important components of a home alarm system is the motion sensor or detector. Its purpose is to detect, sound the alarm and notify when there is someone in your home when they shouldn’t be there. When it detects motion it sends a signal to the control panel to sound the alarm,…

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When looking to secure your home you want a home security system that is reliable to protect your home, valuables and family even on a tight budget. Otherwise it doesn’t make it worth it whatever the good deal you got on your system. There are a lot new products coming on to the market promising…

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One thing you often come across when looking at home security is that a monitored home security system company says you can get a discount on your homeowners insurance. This has now been confirmed by a survey of the 10 largest insurance companies carried out on behalf of Electronic Security Association in 2014. They found…

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PiSector and Fortress offer similar (and the same in some cases) DIY home security systems which can be confusing when deciding to purchase one of their alarm kits. It also seems the 2 companies don’t get on because of this similarity, as they struggle to differentiate their offering from each other. It appears to me…

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