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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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Scientific Study Shows Alarm Systems Deter Burglars

A scientific survey concluded that burglars are often deterred from specific targets that have alarm systems installed. The study conducted by criminal justice professors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC) interviewed 422 incarcerated male and female burglars. The study found that: 83% would try to determine if an alarm was present before […]

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Prominent Security Company Costs Customer Her Life

In 2006 Teri Lee and her boyfriend were shot dead in their bed in West Lakeland Township, Minnesota. Lee and her new boyfriend were murdered by a crazed gunman, an ex-boyfriend. http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=848630 While the victim had a security system installed, Ms. Lee’s estate sued the security company, ADT, saying their security system didn’t work (Read more […]

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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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