How Many Sensors Are Needed in the Home?

The control panel of a home security system is the life source, but the security sensors are the small workers that get the job done. Security sensors work by receiving signals any time an are where they are placed senses motion....

Five Of The Craziest Burglaries That Ever Happened

There’s a certain entertainment value to burglary films. Watching a group of criminals attempt to beat the insurmountable odds of robbing a high-stakes bank, stealing a painting, and getting away Scot-free seems to attract us in cinema. Think Mission Impossible,...

The Aftermath, What it Feels Like After Being Burglarized

Walking into a home only to see belongings thrown about, notice valuable items are missing, and realizing that a complete stranger was going through belongings in the home is an unsettling experience. After getting over the initial reaction to the...

How to Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide are two of the most important devices attached to an all-encompassing home security system. Both devices are life-saving tools, but to get the most of them, they must be working properly. This is where testing comes...

How Many Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Needed For the Home?

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are two of the most important items a home security toolkit can have. Both alarms prevent life-threatening dangers that are oftentimes silent and without warning. Whether the threat be fire, smoke, or carbon monoxide, the...

How Many Home Security Cameras Does Your Home Need?

Boxes are unpacked, the couches are unloaded, and you’ve managed to move into your home without breaking any of the dishes during the process. Since you’re a Protect America customer, your home security system moved with you for free and...

How to Protect the Home During Construction

Building or remodeling an existing home is an exciting process. Families have the opportunity to create a home from scratch to fit their specific needs and wants, or they're able to make much needed upgrades to their homes.  In a...

How to Properly Test and Install a Smoke Alarm

*RING* *RING* *RING* “Jeez!,” Jake mutters. He’s in the middle of cooking a delicious creme brule and his smoke alarm is howling to alert him of smoke in the kitchen. Jake heads to the laundry room to grab a stool,...

The Definitive Guide to the Care and the Feeding of a Smoke Detector

The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes that have working smoke alarms, says FEMA. And according to the organization, three out of five deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms....

The Only Checklist You’ll Need to Prepare for Disaster

A disaster can strike in the blink of an eye. When disasters occur people can lose access to food and water. Severe weather events are the most likely culprits, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, and wildfires. Different parts of the...