iPhone Home Security

Technology is all around us–it’s even in our pockets. Using technology to protect ourselves, our homes, and our loved ones is something we are deeply interested in here at Protect America. Today we’re going to talk about some really useful...

Best Home Surveillance Cameras of 2016

With technology advancing as quickly as it does, many technologies that used to be reserved only for large businesses and wealthy homeowners are now available for more and more people as the price of high-tech drops. Today we’ll be looking...

Raspberry Pi Home Automation: Possibilities and Pitfalls

For homeowners looking to take DIY Home Automation to the next level, the tiny computer Raspberry Pi has become a popular staple of the DIY toolkit. When it first came out, people were buying them faster than they could be...

The Top 10 Motion Sensor Lights

When it comes to motion sensor lighting, you’ve got a lot of options. Some offer higher degree motion, stronger lighting, or the power of two-headed bulbs.  Where do you start when choosing which is best for your family? Pricing is always...

Top Smoke Detectors of 2016

There are so many different brands of smoke detectors out on the market today. Whether you’re building your home or looking to upgrade your system, making the right decision is important. These sensors protect the most important things in your...

How do DVR Security Systems Work?

If you've been looking for a reliable and cost effective surveillance camera system, you've probably come across DVR options. Unlike traditional analog surveillance camera, these systems record and store video footage digitally. This means that these DVR systems allow for...

Dome Cameras: Inside the Technology

To dome, or not to dome — that is the question. You might have spotted domed security cameras in restaurants, stores, or places you frequent, but they’re also popular for homes and businesses. Their name comes from their dome-shaped appearance. They...

Behind the Scenes: Simon XTI

Home automation products and the IoT (Internet of Things) have joined forces to provide customers some of the sleekest user-friendly tools in home security. At Protect America, we’re no different. We’re excited to bring you the Simon XTi. The Simon XTi...

How IP Cameras Work

Internet protocol (IP) cameras have brought a new dimension to modern home and business security. They have revolutionized the applications of security cameras everywhere and can be effectively employed as both surveillance and security. Today, I’m going to go over...

Why Garage Door Sensors are Crucial

Overhead garage doors are the most commonly overlooked entry point in homes. Oftentimes, even when a house has a highly sophisticated security system, the garage will be completely vulnerable. This can be a huge hole in your home security plans,...