Category: Security in the News

New Jersey Considers Tougher Home Invasion Sentencing

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We know that burglars generally try to avoid a confrontation with homeowners: that’s why such a high percentage of residential crimes take place during the day. Intruders expect your home to be empty. But sometimes there is someone home, or a burglar is desperate enough to break down the door – regardless of who may…

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Residents React to Recent Burglaries with Neighborhood Watch in Mission Bend, Texas

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Recent upticks in residential crime statistics across the US are getting increased attention. Homeowners are looking for answers – and solutions – in their search for peace of mind. And one neighborhood that has seen a spate of recent break-ins has banded together in a good way – to watch out for each other. Here’s the…

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Study Shows Home Security Comes Before Home Automation

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With so much attention being paid to the “Smart Home” these days, there are many in the alarm industry who contend that it’s actually monitored home security which forms the basis for much of the smart home demand. In other words, homeowners want first to feel protected, and then they can focus on feeling connected as…

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Another Comcast Customer Encounters Serious Problems

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For some time we’ve referred to them as the “New Entrants” – the cable and telco providers (Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, AT&T) who now offer bundled service packages that include residential home alarm services, and even home automation. It’s gotten hard to escape their TV ads, but we understand that these companies are encountering serious…

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Summer is Over, But Have the Alarm Company Doorknockers Left Town?

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The summer doorknocking season may be over, but we know what a tough few months homeowners have had, trying to avoid door-to-door solicitations – especially from alarm companies. We’re used to seeing warnings from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and various state and local jurisdictions on the proliferation of alarm…

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