We’ve all seen them...those homes that you want to drive by again and again because they look right out of a magazine with their perfectly illuminated trees, pathways, and windows. Landscape lighting is an important element in design which highlights the architectural design of homes and outdoor areas that makes them undeniably appealing. Done right, however, landscape lighting can do much more than boosting your nighttime curb appeal. It can also boost your security.Read More
According to an FBI news release, in 2016 there were nearly eight million property crimes in the US, resulting in over 15.6 billion in losses. With losses that significant, it is important to address exactly how criminals target homes.
Criminals Are Opportunistic, but Crimes are Not Random
Many homeowners believe that because many (but by no means all) burglaries are opportunistic, they must therefore, be random. They are not. Criminals are just prepared to take advantage of common known weaknesses. What is the most significant weakness criminals exploit? Not having a security system in place…Read More
Home security and home automation technologies are admittedly awesome, but it is important to take your time to evaluate your needs in order to address them properly. Here are just a few of the common factors to consider when buying and selecting a home security and automation system.
Area Crime Rates
There are over 2 million home burglaries reported in the United States each year. While crime rates in every area vary, if your home is a target, for you the statistic is 100%. In reality, every home can become a target and every home needs some form of home security to protect people and property.Read More
In building a video surveillance system, there are many aspects that are incredibly important to get right or the system will not perform effectively. Anyone searching for a system will quickly learn that one of those aspects is choosing the right lens for the intended purpose, and doing so is a lot more complex than it seems.
Today we are getting down to the basics- lenses. There are three general types of video surveillance camera lenses; normal, wide angle, and telephoto. Each of them is intended for different purposes.Read More
The right commercial audio-visual system is a true asset in the office space. It’s the ultimate tool in aiding communication, collaboration, long-distance conferencing and more. Like any tool though, designing and installing them is something you want to get right to gain the most benefit.
Executing the perfectly designed system is much more difficult than it seems and even small mistakes can cost you in money and functionality. Whether it is for new construction or retrofitting older structures, there is a lot of science behind meeting commercial audiovisual needs.Read More