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Brinks Home Alarm Systems and Other Options

ADT/Brinks home alarm systems are only one of the options out there for homeowners who want more security.

brinks-broadviewBrinks home alarm systems are very well known products that have always had a popular following. Brinks was a large provider of home security services and had over 1.3 million customers in the U.S. and Canada. It was spun off from Brinks in 2008. Broadview/Brinks Security was acquired by Tyco and merged with ADT Security Services. However many homeowners still look for the Brinks name.

The brand ADT/Brinks has been around for long enough to have established itself as one of the leaders in home security and, because of that, people generally gravitate toward them or other companies when they’re looking for home alarm systems. Before you make a decision, however, you may want to look at some of the other options on the market, because there are a lot of them and some of them may offer what you need at a lower price. Continue reading

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Best Rated Home Security Systems

Ever wondered what the best rated home security system is? We asked our editors to share their perspective…

Best Rated Home Security SystemsWe are often asked, “What is the best rated home security system?” This is a complex question and one of the main reasons we started this site. The answer is one that most people hate…”it depends”. But we will give you an answer and not leave you hanging.

There are several factors you should consider: Continue reading

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Choosing a Home Security System

It is important to do your homework when choosing a home security system.

Choosing the right security system is essential to the security of your home and family. choosing a home security systemMore and more families and individuals have chosen to protect their properties with added security today. Still, there are so many security systems on the market today; you may find it difficult to choose the system that is right for your needs.

Because of this, we picked our favorites for you in our 2013 Rankings for home security system providers. But don’t just take our word for it. Continue reading and learn as much as you can. Continue reading

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History of Burglar Alarms

Have you ever wondered about the history of burglar alarms?

Burglar alarms have been used, in some form or another, since time began. The closest thing that resembled what we know today as a home burglar system resulted from endless attempts at creating a solitary unit. English inventor Tildesley is credited with the first creation of an intrusion, door alarm by using a set of chimes mechanically linked to the door lock. When the intruder used a skeleton key or other device to try to open the door, the chimes would sound, alerting homeowners of the intruder. Tildesley claimed, “It would doubtless prompt him to take precipitate flight.” Continue reading