Access Control

November 3, 2014By JuliaBusiness Security Systems No Comments

Protecting your business is a top priority.  You’ve done your homework, found a security systems professional, and are ready to customize a security system that fits your needs.  When browsing the vast array of available security system options you’ve probably come across the phrase access control.  What is it, and does your business need it?  … Read More

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

February 25, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems

We have all heard of Carbon Monoxide, the odorless killer. On average, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 170 people a year die of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning that was not produced by automobiles. Just this past weekend there were 2 deaths on Long Island due to a malfunctioning heater in a restaurant. … Read More

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

February 13, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems No Comments

If you buy virtually anything at any store, you have a period of time that you can return that product and get your money back if you are not satisfied. I think that policy should apply to anything you buy, particularly with a purchase as important as a security system to protect your home and … Read More

Central Station Passwords

February 4, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems No Comments

Whether you have a residential security system or a commercial security system, in order for the central station to know that the person that they are speaking to is an authorized user of the system, a password is used. A password is a word that is attached to your monitoring account which the central station … Read More

Alarm System User Codes

February 3, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems No Comments

To operate an alarm system from the keypad you need a numeric code.  These codes are called passcodes, PINS, or user codes.  In all cases, to disarm the system, you have to enter a user code. Some alarm systems are programmed to require you to use a code to arm the system as well. The … Read More

How Long Is The Warranty?

January 26, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems No Comments

What kind of warranty do alarm systems come with? The answer to this question is a really short blog post because the answer is quite simple. Most alarm companies offer a 90 warranty on alarm systems. Common practice is to sell you a service contract when you are buying the system. We feel that 90 … Read More

Do Alarm Systems Work And How Well?

January 25, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems No Comments

First a couple of statistics.  In 2007 according to the FBI, 17.5 million property crimes took place in the United States.  That breaks down to one burglary every 14 seconds.  Though the majority of burglaries take place during the day, 60% to 65% of burglaries take place between 6am and 6pm, close to 40% happen … Read More

What’s The Deal With False Alarms

January 22, 2014By patrickHome Security Systems No Comments

Through the years, people have mentioned to me that they are reluctant to get an alarm system because they are afraid of false alarms. With today’s modern alarm systems, for the most part those fears are a thing of the past. There are two main categories of false alarms: equipment failure and user error.  Progress … Read More