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Home Security in Iowa

In an average year, there are 15,868 burglaries in the state of Iowa. For victims of such property crimes, developing and implementing a thorough plan for home security can restore feelings of safety and security. Even for Iowans who have not experienced home invasion or other crime in their homes, knowing that one in every 46 residents of the state will be victimized is a strong motivation to take steps to make that less likely to occur.

Home security systems are at the forefront of protecting homes and apartments from would-be criminals. Iowa has a number of reputable companies that give clients 24/7 monitoring of their home at affordable prices. Modern technology is a large component of these home security systems, especially with respect to remote usage. Customers can use their tablet, laptop, or cell phone to activate their alarms, lock doors, turn lights on, or even change the settings of the thermostat. As most burglaries happen when homes are unoccupied, this remote access provides extra peace of mind while at work, school, or even on vacation.

Some Iowans who rent homes or apartments appreciate the convenience and easy installation of wireless home security systems, partly because those systems can be put in place without needing the help (or permission) of the landlord.

Home security systems should be used in conjunction with good decision-making. For example, maintaining relationships within Iowa neighborhoods casts a wider safety net over entire communities as residents look after one another, reporting any suspicious activity to the police and keeping an eye on each other's properties while people are on vacation. Also, making sure that doors and windows are closed and locked or latched stops intruders from having easy access to homes. Finally, having a home safe that is bolted to the floor or to permanent shelving stops invited guests such as babysitters and house cleaners from accessing important documents, expensive jewelry, or even cash.

 

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Home Security Systems In The News

Cincinnati police report increase of installed home security systems

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police are reporting that more and more people are installing home security systems, and it is helping them curb crime. Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz said they ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Nov 2018 04:19:00 GMT



How Home Security Systems Are Helping Local Police Solve Murders And Other Crimes

BALTIMORE (WJZ) - When police needed a break to solve a high-profile murder in Federal Hill this year, they turned to neighbors who protect their own homes with security cameras. For the first ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:02:00 GMT



Wife changes home alarm code on soon-to-be ex-husband: Strongsville Police Blotter

Alarm, Royalton Road: On Nov. 1, police were dispatched to a Royalton Road address regarding an alarm call. The male resident, who supposedly is going through a divorce, gave the wrong code. The offic...

Published:  Wed, 07 Nov 2018 03:49:00 GMT



Yale Sync smart home alarm Alexa and Phillips Hue features

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Published:  Thu, 08 Nov 2018 03:00:00 GMT



This alarm clock uses targeted light and sound to wake you, but not your partner

Whether you are awakened each day by a phone alarm, a clock radio, or a next-gen device like the Amazon Echo Spot, the common problem with all these alarm systems is that they will wake up both yourse...

Published:  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:31:00 GMT



Ohio city credits smart home systems for decrease in false alarm calls

But a major factor has been the spread of smart home security systems that are far less likely to trigger an unnecessary police response, officials said. False alarms aren't just irritating - they tak...

Published:  Mon, 05 Nov 2018 21:22:00 GMT



Emergency Service To Hold Exercises With Use Of Alarm Systems In Kyiv November 20-22

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine will hold exercises with use of alarm systems and rescue equipment in Kyiv on November 20-22. The press service of the Kyiv city state administration announced t...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:07:00 GMT




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