Category: Home Alarms

Mesh Routers Can Detect Intruders Using WiFi But Should We Let Them…

Mesh Routers Can Detect Intruders Using WiFi But Should We Let Them…

Many homeowners hate PIRs. Those little bits of white plastic that sit in the corner of the room flashing away aimlessly. And requiring the drilling of holes to fix them in place or reliance on double sided tape.

But it looks like there are now ways to improve your home security without adding cameras and sensors to your walls. Linksys Aware is a new motion sensing subscription service which uses data from a mesh router to monitor a home through WiFi.

They don’t explain how it works. But I am instantly a bit concerned.

Modern technology – solving one security problem and creating another

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Maslow’s Hierarchy For Home Security & Burglars

Maslow’s Hierarchy For Home Security & Burglars

In 1943, a psychologist by the name of Abraham Maslow established a hierarchy of human needs. But “what’s that got to do with Home Security?”, I hear you ask!

Well, personal security is included in Safety. Which comes second in terms of importance after our most basic Physiological needs – air, water, food, shelter, sleep, clothing and reproduction.

Sadly, the safety of our family and possessions is being threatened more and more. read more…

What is a Burglar Alarm Maintenance Contract

What is a Burglar Alarm Maintenance Contract

Security companies across the country will try to persuade homeowners and business owners to invest in servicing but exactly what is a burglar alarm maintenance contract?

Like any electrical equipment, an alarm needs a regular service. A maintenance contract will ensure that your alarm system continues to work at full capacity for as long as possible.

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How To Tell If A Burglar Is Watching Your House

How To Tell If A Burglar Is Watching Your House

Most of us have heard the term ‘casing the joint’ in an old movie. It’s a slang term to describe the method used by burglars who are assessing whether to target a particular home or business.

These individuals will watch your property and look for patterns so they can decide:

  • is it a worthwhile target for return
  • what security measures are in place to stop them
  • when is the best time to attempt their break-in

But what signs should you look for to understand that you’re being watched by a burglar? read more…

What is a Burglar Alarm Maintenance Contract

Why Home Alarm Maintenance Contracts?

Geoff and Jan had lived in their lovely bungalow for decades.

About five years ago, Geoff had paid for a home burglar alarm system to be installed because he knew that the external bellbox was a visible deterrent that would help to keep them both safe. There were plenty of other homes that did not have this protection. So any burglars would be persuaded to find easier pickings nearby.
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