Home Security Advise for the Winter

Home Security Tips

Home Security Tips

With all of the pleasant holidays thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa all wrapped up in the winter months many people tend to get lost in all the joy and forget some key factors in home security and safety. Winter makes for a perfect time for intruders because you can bet there will be tons of distractions, traffic, less daylight, and most importantly lots and lots of expensive gifts.

Lets keep the holiday spirit going but, before you begin we are going to give you some simple tips to stay protected this winter.

1) Hide Tools

Many people during this time of the year put there tools to good use. Hanging decorations or shoveling snow out of the side walks and driveways. Make sure once you have completed the task take your tools and place them back inside so those tools cannot be used to pry open your doors or windows.

2) Limit Social Media

Lets face it social media is every where but, that doesn’t mean you have to place all of your personal information for everyone to see. Intruders can monitor social media accounts to get up to date information on travel information and or your whereabouts. Inform everyone who lives in the household to limit status updates until arrival from trip.

3) Make it seem as if someone is home

Intruders typically monitor a neighborhood before they select a target. So you want to make your home look as if it is occupied even when you are away on a vacation. Ask a neighbor or friend to stop by daily to collect incoming mail and newspapers. Also, to shovel the driveway and walkways to make its seem as if the home is still being maintained.

4) Leave Lights on

During the winter months set up timers to activate interior and exterior lights if possible. Proper lighting during the evening will deter a home intruder. Look into a security system that has randomized lighting control option for convenience.

5) Make sure Doors and Windows are Closed

This is by far the most common mistake home owners make. Something as simple as checking all doors and windows making sure they are locked can be the difference between an intruder choosing to enter or flee to another home.

6) Be Discrete with your Gift Purchases

Many home owners love to show off their Christmas tress and decorations inside there home. You will drive by some house’s and be able to look directly in seeing all of the gifts sitting under the tree. Try not to do this because it shows that you do have items to offer an intruder if they decide to go with your home. This also goes for your trash don’t throw the gift boxes directly into the trash and leave it in the front of your house. Try to make one large garbage bag and throw it away in an offsite location all at once.

7) Home security System

If you don’t have a Home security system you should think about installing one in your home. Intruders will typically stay away from a home that has a home security system. If they have been watching your home they will see whether you have one or not by the interaction between home owner and system. The security signs and stickers that are provided make sure to flaunt those where people can see so they know you are protected. Lastly, make sure to test your alarm signals once a week and before headed out of town.

Hopefully these tips will help  keep you and your family safe!

 

 

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 How to Wire the IGSMV4G to the Honeywell Vista 21IP Hardwired Security System

Before attempting to install the Honeywell IGSMV4G Dual path communicator into your Vista 21IP hardwired system please make sure to power down the system including your backup battery and your transformer. Once this has been completed make sure that you have watched our previous video which will show you how to move the jumper on your 21IP system to the proper position in order to allow for external communicators. The first thing your going to want to do is run the 22 gauge by 4 wire through the back of the panel and begin wiring up the panel first. Take the black wire which will be the ground wire and make sure that goes into terminal 4. The second wire will be the power wire which of course is red place this in terminal 5. The yellow wire will go to terminal 7 and green will go to terminal 6 these two are your data in and data out terminals. Now that these are in place lets take the opposite side of the 22 gauge by 4 wire and begin to wire up the IGSMV4G dual path communicator.

Continuing on lets start by wiring in the ground or the black wire which will go into terminal 4. Next will be the red wire or “power” which will go into terminal 3. Terminal 5 you will want to wire in the yellow wire and lastly 6 will be your green wire again both of these are data in and data out. With this being wired up now you are ready to plug in your K14138LF wire which is what connects the communicator to the backup battery. Just a fun fact terminal one and two are for you ac transformer if you decide to wire in that way. Also, keep in mind you should always follow along with your instructions while working with your alarm panel.

For the lowest No-Term alarm monitoring rates contact GEOARM Security.
Contact: http://www.geoarm.com/contact.html
Product: http://www.geoarm.com/vista-21ip-honeywell-dual-path-security-system.html
Alarm Monitoring for new or existing systems : http://www.geoarm.com/alarm-monitoring-services.html

 

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 How to Install the Qolsys IQ Wireless Siren?

Today we will show you how to install the Qolsys IQ Siren (QS-QZ2300-840). The IQ Siren has a 105DB output which is extremely loud and it has a rechargeable back up battery to give you extended life even if the power goes out.The QS-QZ2300-840 Siren plugs into any standard wall outlet making a DIY install fast and easy. Not only is it loud but, it also has three strobe lights that flash when the alarm goes off which gives you double the protection!

How to Install the QS-QZ2300-840 Siren in conjunction with your Qolsys IQ wireless security system.

For the lowest No-Term alarm monitoring rates contact GEOARM Security.
Contact: http://www.geoarm.com/contact.html
Product: http://www.geoarm.com/qolsys-iq-wireless-alarm-siren-qs-qz2300-840.html
Alarm Monitoring for new or existing systems : http://www.geoarm.com/alarm-monitoring-services.html

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 DIY Home Security – GEOARM Security YouTube Page Has 500 How-to-videos

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As we all know as business and home security technology equipment gets more and more advanced, it will become easier and easier for the end user’s to do their own installations/maintenance on new security system’s or existing alarm system’s for alarm monitoring. That will mean there will be less of a need for the security companies out there to have to physically send a technician to your home for any reason. This will in turn mean less overall costs associated with having a security system and more privacy by not having to let a stranger’s into your business or home.

With that being said one of the biggest reasons for this advancement is the evolution of YouTube and the growth of the howto and style genre videos section. GEOARM Security is one of the pioneers of these type of videos and we are proud to announce that the GEOARM Security YouTube page has hit 500+ DIY security videos. These videos assist all of the DIY security end users whether they are a client of ours or not. We wanted to let the world know we are dedicated to providing you with highest quality and most informative DIY security videos for older and brand new wireless, wired, and hybrid security systems.

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 Qolsys Iq Panel: Product Review on the QS-1112-P01 Mini Wireless Window/Door Contact

Product Review on the QS-1112-P01 mini wireless door/window contact for your Qolsys IQ wireless security system.

The IQ mini sensor is significantly smaller than the standard window/door sensor QS-1100-P01 . Not only is the mini contact much smaller but, since the QS-1112-P01 mini sensor has a large and elevated wire antenna it will still have a strong signal strength. The QS-1112-P01 Mini not only is a powerful wireless sensor but, it has double batteries which will be perfect for the end-user meaning less maintenance in replacing the batteries.

For the lowest No-Term alarm monitoring rates contact GEOARM Security.

Contact: http://www.geoarm.com/contact.html
Product: http://www.geoarm.com/qolsys-iq-wireless-mini-door-window-alarm-contact-qs-1112-p01.html
Alarm Monitoring for new or existing systems : http://www.geoarm.com/alarm-monitoring-services.html

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