Security System Installation: Professional vs DIY
What’s Your Choice? Whether you’re a new homeowner, family with kids, empty nester, purchasing a Smart Home Security System can provide you with safety, energy savings and peace of mind. After you purchase a home security system, one of your first decisions is whether to hire a professional installer or install it yourself. Are you […]
How Do Glass Break Sensors Work?
Using Glass Break Sensors to Improve Home Security Monitoring the windows and other glass entry points to your home is a critical part of your home security system. Windows make up the majority of the entry points to a home due to the sheer number of windows versus doors typically in a home. However, glass […]
Why Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector For Your Home?
What is carbon monoxide, and where does it come from? Carbon monoxide, often referred to as “CO”, is a poisonous gas that is produced from carbon fuel such as natural gas, propane or gasoline. Carbon monoxide is especially dangerous because of its stealth; it is odorless and invisible. What items produce carbon monoxide? Many household […]
Security Sensors For Your Home
The Types of Security Sensors and How They Work Sensors for security, such as motion sensors and door and window sensors, have increased in interest. Sensors are a helpful component of your home security system to monitor your home’s systems and alert you of an unwanted intruder. However, not all security sensors are the same […]
When Are Break-Ins Most Common?
When & How Burglars Typically Enter a Home Although it’s a scary thought, burglaries are somewhat common. Unfortunately, many people believe that a burglary will not happen at their home. According to 2018 FBI Crime Clock data, a burglary occurs about every 26 seconds.(1) A burglary can mean an average of $2,700 in loss of […]
What to Do If You Are Home During a Break-In
Actions to Take If You’re Home During a Burglary A break in could happen no matter if you own a home, rent a home, or live in an apartment While typically an intruder will break into a home when it is suspected that no one is home, sometimes the individuals that live in the home […]
5 Ways to Automate Your Home Security Routine
Make Your Home Security System Convenient for You While you’re busy working or facilitating children’s schedules, it helps to have systems that work for you. With the constantly moving pieces of family, work, errands, travel, and other obligations, home security doesn’t have to be a hassle. A BrightSuite smart home and security system provides peace […]
3 Ways to Improve Front Door Security
How to Make Sure Your Home’s Entry Doors are Safe If you travel frequently, have valuables at home you want protected, and/or have frequent deliveries to your home, front door safety and monitoring should be top of mind. There are three overall ways you can make your front door more safe. 1. Have a Quality […]
10 Things Burglars Look For In Their Next Targets
Common Hazards to Avoid to Protect Your Home From Burglary Unknowingly and innocently, many homeowners often leave their residence vulnerable to a break-in or burglary. We’ve identified some of the most common signs burglars look into for their next break-in and, more importantly, share how you can avoid becoming a target. Some of the most […]
Burglary Prevention Insights Every Homeowner Should Know
It’s likely that more than 1,700,000 burglaries will occur in the United States this year. BrightSuite thinks that is way too many, so we’ve dug into the data and discovered some key themes that may help your family lower the chances of being victims of one.