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Home Security in Iowa

Iowa MapIn 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.


Bloomfield named safest Iowa city

BLOOMFIELD - "A typical Iowa town" has been named the safest community ... The study was completed by, a business that reviews home security systems. Of course, they're not saying there i...

Published:  Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:13:00 GMT

This home security system can 'see' through walls

"It used to be that security systems could protect only what was right in front of them," said Geoffrey Fowler at The Wall Street Journal. But Aura, a $500 home security system, can "see" through wall...

Published:  Fri, 19 May 2017 03:03:00 GMT

Iowa schools weigh security programs against financial costs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa school district is hiring more security personnel after receiving special permission to spend $1.1 million beyond state spending limits. The Davenport Community School ...

Published:  Wed, 04 Jul 2018 05:22:00 GMT

7 futuristic security devices you can get right now

The robot, Knightscope's creators say, is no different than camera-centric surveillance systems used by malls ... smart lighting company Sengled is a bright new player on the home security front. The ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Sioux City hospitals step up security, active shooter training

Max said security experts have learned lessons from mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Virginia Tech. If such an event were to occur, he said St. Luke's would announce "active shooter" ...

Published:  Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:30:00 GMT

The 10 Lies A Door-to-Door Alarm Salesman Tells

I lie to people a lot about their home safety. And I don't feel particularly good about it, but when my iPhone buzzes in my pocket, I forget the lies I've told and think of the MacBook Air that just s...

Published:  Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:12:00 GMT

Heightened security at Iowa State Fair with new police department

The Iowa State Fair Police can initiate arrests unlike the previous security department. "They have very good qualifications and I'm proud of the progress they've made in setting up this police depart...

Published:  Wed, 08 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Mason City schools have new security system

MASON CITY - A Secure Our Schools matching grant has allowed Mason City Community Schools to establish security systems in almost all of its schools, officials say. A matching grant that totaled $76,0...

Published:  Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:59:00 GMT

Official: Maquoketa, Iowa, shooting highlights need for courthouse security

The security system has been in place since the new courthouse opened in 2007. Steve Davis, communications officer for the Iowa Judicial Branch, said the court has been concerned about courthouse secu...

Published:  Wed, 10 Sep 2014 01:46:00 GMT

Home Computers Connected to the Internet Aren't Private, Court Rules

A judge in Virginia rules that people should have no expectation of privacy on their home PCs because no connected computer ... should not have an expectation of privacy because computer security is i...

Published:  Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:45:00 GMT

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