ADT: How To Set A Temporary Code

How often have you left the code for your ADT alarm system for the babysitter or perhaps a repair service and then wished that you didn't have to share this crucial piece of your home security with anybody? You don't...

How To Network Security Cameras

A home security system is only as strong as its functionality. You can have the most visible cameras, the loudest alarms, and the most intimidating signs indicating that your home is protected—but if your cameras aren’t reliable, or if your...

What Do the Different Light Colors on the Amazon Echo Mean?

Now that you’ve purchased an Amazon Echo, you have so many options and commands to choose from. You can connect your Echo to your home security system, continuing to expand your connected home, ask Alexa to play your favorite song,...

How to Install CCTV Security Systems

CCTV, also known as closed-circuit television, allows individuals to monitor specific areas from one central location (whether you are using a television or computer monitor). Installing a CCTV system is ideal whether you are interested in adding a layer of...

How Are Wireless Security Cameras Powered?

A security camera is something that needs to be running at all times. You never know when footage from the camera will need to be reviewed and the last thing anyone wants is for the security camera to not be...

How To Wire A Burglar Alarm

Installing a home security system yourself can save you money and even a bit of time. This can be a decent choice for small homes or for homeowners who are good at complicated setups and maintenance.  However, there are also some drawbacks like...

How To Detect Security Cameras

Security cameras are a great way to protect your home. Approximately 83 percent of burglars said they would attempt to determine if an alarm or camera was present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an...

What Is X10 Home Automation?

Remember the clapper? Clap once and your lights turn on.  Clap again and you can turn your lights off.  X10 Home Automation takes that basic idea to a high-tech level.  Using your home's internal wiring, your device will send radio...

How To Set Your ADT Alarm

Imagine you’re away on a dream vacation with your family when you come home to find that your entire house is empty. At some point during your trip, while you were sipping Mai Tais by the pool or learning how...

How to Disable Security Cameras

A security system is supposed to help you and your family feel safer when you are home and when you are away. But trusting a security system that can be easily disabled only puts you and your family into having...