Security Systems

Home security has changed quite a bit since the old days of landline systems where burglars could cut the wire to sever communications between your home and a monitoring station. We’ve entered the era of smart technology, and home security is catching up to the times.

Along with a plethora of DIY offerings (think easy self-install at your own convenience vs having a professional hardwire equipment on a scheduled installation day and time), home security has expanded from the typical motion and door/window sensors to smart home technology that integrates everything from your door locks and light switches to your thermostats. The technology and terminology can be overwhelming, so we put together a guide on home security systems to help.

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Best Home Security Systems (2023): Reviews Of 16 Top Companies

Do you need help finding the best home security system but are overwhelmed with your options? Our team of experts has over 75 years of combined experience researching, testing, and using home security systems. We’ve reviewed the top professionally monitored security companies to help you choose the most reliable system at the best price.

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Do I Really Need A Home Security System? Statistics, Permit Requirements & More

Home security systems are everywhere these days. If you haven’t seen the yard signs in a neighbor’s yard, you’ve probably seen an ad on TV for them or while surfing the web. Security systems can alert you of unexpected activity in your home, and they can give you peace of mind. But are they worth the cost? Let’s find out.

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Who Invented The Home Security System (And Why)?

In the modern age we live in, it may feel as though most pieces of essential technology like home security systems have always existed. But, just like any other technological advancement, the home security system as we know it had to be imagined and subsequently engineered. In this article, we will take you through a brief but fascinating history of how the very systems that keep us safe each and every night came to be.

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