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Which is right for me: DIY Security Systems (Like SimpliSafe/Ring) vs Professionally Installed Systems

Congratulations! You’re on the right path to finding a home security system that has all the bells and whistles you want and won’t cost you a fortune. There is a lot to consider, and you’ve probably started asking friends (or maybe Google) questions like… “What are my options for security cameras?” “Which cameras are the […]

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DIY Security Systems (Like SimpliSafe) vs Professionally-Installed Systems: Which is right for me?

Congratulations! You’re on the right path to finding a home security system that has all the bells and whistles you want and won’t cost you a fortune. There is a lot to consider, and you’ve probably started asking friends (or maybe Google) questions like… “Which cameras are the most reliable?” “What are my options for […]

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Hard Questions to Ask When Choosing a Security Company

Choosing a security company is an important part of protecting your home or business from threatening situations such as intrusion, fire and theft. And with so many options, selecting the right company may seem like a daunting task. Here are ten items you should keep in mind when considering a company for your security or […]

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What You Should Know About Surveillance Cameras

Video surveillance has been around since the 1940s and technology has played a major role in making these systems affordable and reliable. Video surveillance isn’t like a computer where it is one size fits all. A properly installed surveillance system requires an understanding on how video cameras function in all lighting and environmental conditions. Surveillance […]

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Why Licensing Matters

Q. What do childcare centers, electricians, doctors, chiropractors, engineers and security companies have in common? A. They all must be licensed. Many professions must have a license to work in their trade. This license is issued by a state agency. In New York State that agency is the Department of State Division of Licensing. They […]

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AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Time Warner, Oh My!

So, you decided that you would like to get an alarm system for your home. Seeing all the ads and hype for the new security offerings from AT&T®, Time Warner® and Verizon Wireless®, to name a few, has you curious and eager to get protected. You just have a few questions… Can my cable or […]

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10 Things to Know Before Hiring a Security Company

First it was Time Warner®. Now AT&T®. Now Lowes®. What is it? SECURITY. We have all seen the ads advertising an all-digital, all-wireless home security and automation system that uses your smartphone. Monitoring will be provided by these cable companies or you can monitor it yourself (see our blog on self monitoring). Installation and service […]

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Is a Self Monitored Alarm for You?

Here at Keystone Security Systems we receive calls from homeowners who want a security system but would like to ‘monitor it themselves.” The homeowner feels that because they have a smartphone and Internet access at their work they won’t need the added expense of 24/7 central station monitoring. This premise has many drawbacks and carries […]

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