Last updated 6 days ago
With all of the excitement that comes with the winter holidays, many people forget that it is also a prime time for burglars. Watch this video for tips on how to prevent burglars from breaking into your home this holiday season.
First, secure your windows by installing pre-laminated glass, which stays together even when being hit by a large object. If that’s not an option, you can install a window treatment that achieves the same effect. A great way to secure your front door—the means by which 34 percent of burglars gain entry into a home—is to install a double deadbolt. This makes it much harder to kick in the door.
For maximum home protection, installing a security system is essential. Post Alarm Systems has over 50 years of experience installing alarm systems in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Learn more about how our monitored alarm systems have deterred thefts all over Los Angeles by visiting our website or calling us at (888) 327-5814.
Last updated 19 days ago
For as long as there have been burglaries, people have gone to great lengths to keep their belongings safe. Today, thousands of homes across the country have computer automated systems that alert the authorities in the event of a break-in. Here’s a look back at past innovations that have led to today’s sophisticated home security systems.
For thousands of years, doors were secured with ropes or large blocks of wood. Later, inventors created stronger measures, such as pad locks and pin tumbler locks. Locks continued to become more complicated throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and lockpicks had an increasingly difficult time gaining entry.
Security cameras were used as early as the 1940s, though they didn’t gain popularity until VCR technology was developed the 1970s. Cameras allowed home and business owners to record and erase the activity around their homes, and provided a great deterrent for would-be thieves. Burglars bold enough to enter a home with a surveillance camera would be caught on tape, and thus much more likely to be apprehended.
Home security systems with motion detection technology came on the scene in the 20th century, making properties even safer. Infrared motion detectors could detect the body heat of intruders, and automatically alert the authorities.
Home security systems benefited from the development of Wi-Fi and data networks. Modern online security systems can connect to the average home’s doors and windows, and send text messages or emails to the homeowner any time a door or window is opened. This allows modern homeowners to keep track of security concerns, determine when their kids get home from school, and monitor the overall condition of their homes.
Post Alarm Systems offers some of the most sophisticated security systems available. We strive to provide effective security solutions to home and business owners throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Call (888) 327-5814 to speak with one of our skilled home security specialists.
Last updated 27 days ago
Home is the most precious place on Earth. Your home isn’t just where you keep most of your belongings—it’s also where your family sleeps. Considering these factors, you’re probably always on the lookout for ways to keep your home safe. When it comes to home protection, Post Alarm Systems is the perfect partner.
According to the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, homes without security systems are about three times more likely to be broken into than protected homes. However, not just any home alarm system can protect your home from brazen thieves—for maximum protection, you need a system that is designed by a qualified security specialist and installed by a state-registered technician. Post Alarm Systems can design and install a system that is perfected adapted to your home so you and your family can stay safe in the event of a burglary, fire, or medical emergency.
If you’re interested in upgrading your home security, contact the technicians of Post Alarm Systems. We will do everything we can to make sure your Los Angeles-area home or business is as safe as possible. Call (888) 327-5814 to get started.
Last updated 1 month ago
While a security system is enough to deter most criminals, there are a few who are undaunted. Some thieves may try to enter your home while you’re in it, though most burglaries occur when no one is home. To protect your home and belongings while you’re away, you might consider installing an online security system. Here’s how it works:
Once you decide to install the Total Connect online security system, a professional will evaluate your home and help you determine which areas of your home to integrate into the system. You might have the system connected to your windows, doors, or even your liquor cabinet. Part of your Total Connect security system is the LYNX Touch 5100, a wireless security panel that offers Wi-Fi communications and can be controlled by a portable tablet.
Once installed, your Total Connect online security system will monitor your home at all times. You can choose to receive an SMS text message or email on your mobile device every time someone opens a door or window. This isn’t just great for detecting thieves—it can also help you monitor the comings and goings of your cleaners, family members, or whoever else has access to your home.
For additional protection, you might consider installing video cameras throughout your property. The cameras will be connected to your Total Connect online security system, and send images of your home interior and exterior to your mobile device. The mere presence of a home security system is enough to deter most criminals; a home with cameras is even less likely to be infiltrated.
The team at Post Alarm Systems is dedicated to keeping home and business owners in Los Angeles and Orange Counties safe. In addition to total home security services, we provide top-quality fire alarms, medical alert systems, and much more. To find out how we can improve your safety, give us a call at (888) 327-5814 or visit our website.
Last updated 1 month ago
Though your home may have strong locks and sturdy windows, these may not be enough to deter criminals from breaking into your property. To add another layer of protection, you should consider investing in a home alarm system.
In this video, a carpenter and handyman discusses the benefits of having a home alarm system. He says a home alarm system’s chief function is to let you know when your doors or windows have been opened—possibly by a thief. Home alarm systems can also help homeowners monitor their kids and pets.
For more information about home alarm systems, call Post Alarm Systems at (888) 327-5814. We’ve been providing home protection services through Los Angeles and Orange Counties for over 50 years.