The Home & Life Blog
February 24th, 2017
What Will Home Security Cameras Be Like in the Future?
The home security industry has come a long way from the days of only having CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras and hardwired systems. In a short window of time we have seen the emergence of systems that allow users to interact with their home security devices from the phones in their pockets, and wherever they are in the [...]
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Four Movies that Would Have Been Different with Home Security
Most movie-goers leave a viewing with questions of “what if,” or “why did the characters do that?” It’s very common to have critiques about what should or should not have been done while watching films. In many movies, the homeowners or main characters could have really benefited from having a home security system. In some [...]
How to Equip Your Apartment with Home Security
Every place of residence needs to be safe and secure. No matter if you live in a home, apartment, or condo. Many people assume incorrectly that apartment’s either don’t need home security—or that home security isn’t possible in apartments because landlord’s don’t allow wires and installations. These two assumptions are wrong. Not only do apartments [...]
Fire Safety Outreach for People with Disabilities
Todd is laying in bed and turned away from the bedside stand. His bed begins to vibrate, and strobe lights in the hallway and bedroom turn on and alert him of a dangerous fire situation. He grabs his glasses and smartphone from the stand next to him and begins his response to the situation. Todd [...]
How to Plan Your Home Fire Escape
*Ring* *Riiinnnngggg* *RIIIIINNNGGGGG* Smoke alarms in the home are chirping wildly. Sarah and Kyle throw their sheets off themselves and dash out of their bedrooms. They know they have exactly two minutes to escape from the house. They dash through clear hallways and empty walkways until they reach the front door. Once outside, a sprint [...]
What are the Odds of Your Burglary Being Solved?
In the dead of night a burglar broke in. Valuables were taken, the home was turned upside down, and home security equipment wasn’t available to show police officers any suspects or provide leads on burglars. Fingerprints weren’t found on glass — and wood, carpet, and other home materials don’t hold fingerprints well. The most unfortunate [...]
Track Your Property: How to Create an Inventory of Your Valuables
The entrance is decorated with a clock that has been passed down for generations. The kitchen has a historic set of Tupperware from the presidency of Harry Truman, though they’re rarely used. Inside the bedroom lies favorite jewelry of the Mrs., and a collection of baseball cards that the Mr. has had since he was [...]
Why Do Apartments Need Home Security?
There’s a common misconception with apartment owners. Many believe they either don’t need home security, or they completely opt out of purchasing a system because they’re under the impression that systems can only be installed via wires, screws, and holes in the wall—all which aren’t allowed by most apartment complexes. Both of these assertions are [...]
A Day in the Life of a Protect America Security Installer
Phones are buzzing and Protect America installers are speaking with customers to direct them through the do-it-yourself, home security installation process. It’s early in the morning and Installations Manager, Matt Gingras, is huddling with a group of installers to start the day. Matt’s talking to the team about wins they had the day before. This is one [...]
What is the Best Animal for Home Security?
We all have had the experience of walking through a neighborhood and getting barked at by a dog in the yard, or approaching a friends house only to be attacked with barks from the dog that’s inside of the home. Dogs as deterrents — at least audible guardians — seems to be universal. But are dogs [...]
Why Your Neighbors Are a Resource for Home Security
The first three weeks of March have been circled on the calendar for months. This is the first family vacation of the new year, and you’re elated to get to the beach in the middle of the winter season. You have home security equipment, and you’ve safeguarded the house against intruders and most dangers. But [...]