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Home Security in Wisconsin

Wisconsin MapIn Wisconsin, there are more than 24,000 burglaries reported in a typical year, with the chances of residents becoming a victim of property crime at 1 in every 46 people. There are several steps people in Wisconsin can take to increase their home security and better safeguard themselves, their property, and their loved ones.

One easy way to protect property both from intruders and invited-yet-nosy house guests (such as babysitters, housekeepers, and repairmen) is a home safe. High-quality, inexpensive home safes are available at many retailers and are a good solution for protection of jewelry, vital documents, cash, and other valuable items. For maximum security, safes should be bolted down to the floor or shelving in a location other than the master bedroom and closet.

Another simple way to increase home security is to reinforce doors and windows. The most secure doors have a solid core, heavy-duty deadbolts, and sturdy frames that will resist being kicked in. Because most window latches are flimsy, backing them up with wooden dowels (in horizontally-sliding window tracks) or other brackets can give added protection. Of course, homeowners should remember to close and lock all doors and windows before they leave, as a significant number of burglaries are discovered to have been made possible by open entry points.

However, one of the most common ways that people in Wisconsin are protecting their homes and families is through the use of home security systems. Residents appreciate the peace of mind that comes from having 24/7 monitoring of their alarm systems, including window sensors and smoke detectors. Experts in home security can easily help Wisconsin residents to determine which features are best for their individual needs - such as remote technology to control alarms, doors, and even thermostats via smartphone or other devices - at packages they can afford.


Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2018

Like all things technology touches, home security systems are evolving. There is still a need (and ... SimpliSafe's service through the internet - with cellular backup in case Wi-Fi goes down - and a keypad to interface with the system itself.

Published:  Fri, 11 May 2018 08:08:00 GMT

University of Wisconsin tells students to "run, hide, fight' in false emergency alert

sounding the school's emergency alarm system, even though there was no actual threat. "There is an active threat to life safety on campus, RUN, HIDE, FIGHT," the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrote in the email. The university issued a correction ...

Published:  Sun, 13 May 2018 23:39:00 GMT

How one little thermostat started a design revolution

Not because it was cheaper than the competition (it cost $249), nor was it the only Wi-Fi-connected, app-enabled thermostat ... a lock, a doorbell, an alarm system and two thermostats.) The Nest isn't the best all-around thermostat, but plenty ...

Published:  Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The best home security products you can buy

Installing the Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Security system is about as easy as setting up any modern gadget, from a smart TV to a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat. This system, however, has the option of also connecting it to ADT's professional monitoring ...

Published:  Wed, 09 May 2018 07:04:00 GMT

Blog: Designing a building security system with the Sub-1 GHz sensor-to-cloud reference design

Building security systems come in many system topologies, ranging from a simple alarm system to a complicated network of ... Some applications (like security cameras) use Wi-Fi® for a native connection to the cloud, while some smart applications (like ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 04:25:00 GMT

S6 Titan security system for added peace of mind

The S6 Titan Home Security System breaks new ground ... also be accompanied by support for a landline phone connection or a GSM SIM card, apart from Wi-Fi connectivity. Thrown in an improved mobile app, improved accessories that can be scanned and added ...

Published:  Tue, 15 May 2018 14:31:00 GMT

11 useful ways to repurpose your old cellphone

With increasing popularity, many users are turning old phones and tablets into a home security system. With their Wi-Fi and high-res, built-in cameras, an old smartphone (or tablet) can keep an eye on your home at all times. You can download the Skype app ...

Published:  Sat, 19 May 2018 06:47:00 GMT

WI Fire Chief Pushing for Regional Agency

At 10:37 a.m., the agency requested help through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System -- a planned, complex and evolving mutual aid measure developed in 2010. For a structure fire in Campbell where there is no hydrant available, the first agencies to respond ...

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 17:03:00 GMT

The Arbor Video Doorbell gives a full-HD view of your front porch

And with 700 feet of Wi-Fi support, this is one doorbell that will suit larger ... which will trigger the Arbor to play its 110-decibel, built-in alarm system. On the other hand, if you'd like to chat with whoever is at the door, you can make use of ...

Published:  Wed, 16 May 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Meet the $110 'smart' home security camera that's giving Amazon's and Google's a run for their money

(Quick tip: have your Wi-Fi password handy.) I faced my Kasa Cam at my apartment ... TP-Link's Kasa Cam is worth the $110 investment for people looking to set up a smart home security system. It's easy to use and packed with useful features, and it ...

Published:  Mon, 14 May 2018 10:06:00 GMT

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