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Tips To Keep Your Car Safe In Your Garage

Blog | 26 September 2016

Your garage is more than a place to store your car; it’s the first line of defence against car theft. The key to keeping your car safe is securing your garage as well as your car. Using a combination of high- and low-tech strategies, you can make things extremely difficult for a would-be car thief and cause him/her to abandon the attempt altogether. Some cars come with keyless technology, but unfortunately many car thieves have become familiar enough to circumvent the technology. You always have to be one step ahead of the criminals. Basic Steps to Securing Your Garage Secure your windows and side doors, because these are frequent entry points for burglars. Have the surrounding areas well lit and install deadbolt locks. Install a quality garage door that cannot be easily broken into, such as one made from galvanized steel. Many garage doors come with an emergency latch, and this can be easily pulled down with a wire coat hanger (as has been demonstrated in a YouTube...

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The Best Places To Put Security Cameras In Your Home

Blog | 19 September 2016

Security cameras are no longer the domain of large companies and organizations; it’s quite common for people to have security cameras in their homes. With the advent of the internet and smaller cameras, homeowners have greater control over security in their homes and have better choices. But having security cameras inside your home doesn’t guarantee protection if they are not strategically placed. To get the most out of your cameras, here are some of the key places you should place your security cameras. Front and Back Doors You might think burglars would avoid these entry points (since they are so obvious), but statistics show that an estimated 22 to 34 per cent of burglars enter through the front and back doors of homes. Therefore, your camera should be strategically...

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What Do You Need To Look For When Choosing An Alarm Company?

Blog | 12 September 2016

Security is of paramount importance to everyone, and you can no longer rely on simply locking your doors when you leave. There are many alarm companies offering services to protect your home, but which one do you choose? If you’re serious about protecting your home, you should be looking for certain qualities to be able to select the best company. Rates and Deals The best companies aren’t afraid to offer special rates and deals throughout the year. Compare apples to apples and look out for hidden fees. You should not only just look for price but quality as well. Just because you get a low price doesn’t mean you have to accept low quality -- good companies offer both. Good Warranty You don’t want to be stuck with a faulty alarm system and be left unsure of where...

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5 Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe

Blog | 5 September 2016

Most people not only like having pets, they consider them as part of the family. It’s easy to monitor your pets when you are at home, but when you are away or on vacation it is much harder to keep an eye on them. Pets -- like children -- enjoy exploring and playing with things, and that can put them in possible danger. With the help of modern technology and a few precautions, you can keep your pets out of danger and have peace of mind. Use Your Smartphone to Check in on Your Pets WiFi cameras allow you to monitor everything in your home -- even when you are away. Just log into your computer or Smartphone and monitor your pets in real time. You can take action quickly if your pets are sick or they are venturing somewhere that is not safe for them. Monitor Environmental...

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