Halloween Safety Tips for Austin Homeowners

Halloween is quickly approaching and on this favorite frightening holiday, young trick-or-treaters will fill neighborhood streets while Halloween partygoers take to the town.

Whether you are roaming your neighborhood for candy, out on the town in Austin with friends or hosting a Halloween bash at home, there are some real safety concerns this holiday.

The fun usually

Federal Government Offers Huge Tax Incentives to Invest in Business Security Systems

The U.S. Government is providing huge tax incentives to businesses to invest in security and life safety systems.

The government now allows businesses to write off the full cost of such systems as an expense for the tax year they were placed in service.

This eliminates the prior capitalize and depreciation schedules (five, seven, 15 or 39

Bluetooth Hacking | How to Protect Yourself

Most people use Bluetooth technology. You use Bluetooth technology with your smartphone, digital assistants, portable speakers, tablets, home security and automation equipment. This list of devices using Bluetooth technology is virtually endless.

It’s estimated that there will be nearly 10 billion Bluetooth enabled devices in use by the end of 2018!

Hackers recognize Bluetooth technology as a

Back to School Safety Tips for School Age Children

It’s that time of year again.  Our kids are heading back to school for another year of learning.  This time of year can be busy for parents that are focused on getting kids ready and the kids are ultra-excited to start a new grade and seeing friends back in school now that summer is over.

That’s

What Do Burglars Think About Home Security?

We discovered an interesting video on YouTube the other day.

It features a clip of an ADT employee talking about a study ADT did of more than 100 reformed criminals in Europe.

The study revealed fascinating insights as to what criminals think about home security and home security systems.

For those of you wondering if home security systems

Video Surveillance Registration | How You Can Help the Police Fight Crime

Every day we see news reports of video footage from surveillance cameras of people committing crimes. This video surveillance is used to detect, identify and apprehend criminals.

If you have video surveillance as part of your security, you can help law enforcement more effectively identify and apprehend criminals.

Many Texas law enforcement departments have video surveillance registration

Are Home Security Systems in Austin Worth the Money?

I get asked all the time if home alarm systems in Austin are worth the money. To give a good answer, I first ask a few questions to learn what they want out of a system.

Studies prove that alarm systems prevent crime.

But what happens if a criminal ignores or simply misses the warning signs of

How to Protect Your Smartphone Data

Home automation has been around for some time now, but recent technological advancements have really catapulted it into the spotlight.  You can control just about anything in your home from your smartphone.  Change the temperature of the A/C, turn on and off lights, arm and disarm your security systems or even download a shopping list

4 Things to Know Before Buying a Video Camera Doorbell System

Doorbell camera systems are becoming the latest craze in home security.  They can capture some interesting events taking place right out your front door.

For example, here is a recent video of a mailman from Port Neches, Texas dancing a little jig outside a woman’s home before delivering her mail.  Or check out this video on

10 Security Tips for Texas College Students

Colleges right here in Texas and across the country will soon be back in session.  Students will be returning for another year as a new class of Freshman begin their college life. These students are our sons and daughters and we want nothing more than to ensure their safety while they are away at school.

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