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Our security systems section covers all aspects of securing your home with an alarm system. We review home alarm companies, and provide comparison tables to give you insights into pricing, features, terminologies, and more so you can make an informed purchasing decision. We also welcome our reader feedback and allow you to submit your own security system reviews which may be published or integrated into existing reviews.

Home Security Systems Reviews 2014

Home Security Systems Reviews

The security industry is highly competitive, from local mom and pop companies to international giants. It is a relatively easy industry to enter, but a very hard one to offer a consistently great product and service over time, especially with new technologies being released every day. It has become difficult to keep up with all the changes and wrap your head around the latest and greatest house alarm offerings. With so many to choose from and so many things to consider, how do you know which home alarm system is right for you? Our home security systems reviews cover the top contenders and bring you our findings in our regularly updated reviews... Read More »

Security Companies in Detroit: Staying Safe in the Motor City

Detroit Skyline

Detroit is the largest city on the U.S.-Canada border and the most populous city in Michigan with a population of 707,096. It is known as the world's automotive industry center, garnering it the nickname "Motor City." Also known for its unique style music, both the city and the music genre are referred to as "Motown." But Detroit is also the most dangerous city in America, a problem exacerbated by the recent economic downturn, so residents may wish to consider a security system... Read More »

Interview with LiveWatch (SafeMart) Security CEO R. Brad Morehead

Livewatch logo and R. Brad Morehead

SafeMart is part of the LiveWatch Security Company and offers a professionally monitored wireless security system that allows an easy, plug and protectTM installation process in addition to one of the best values in complete home security. You may also see the name LiveWatch Security in association with SafeMart but note that these are the same company. Visit the SafeMart Security website. We interviewed Mr. R. Brad Morehead in April 2014 to find out how he leads the LiveWatch Security team (the company was formerly known as SafeMart Security) and what he sees is shaping the future of home security. Find out what he had to say about LiveWatch Security and home security trends to watch... Read More »

Link Home Security: Costco Savings are Alarming

Link home security logo

Did you know that the second largest retailer in America, Costco, offers a monitored home security solution? That solution is Link Home Security and Costco didn't just start an alarm company from scratch. In fact, the company has been in the regional security business for more than 60 years as Mountain Alarm! Four years ago the company transitioned to a nationally available service under the brand name Link Home Security. They have stayed under the radar for a long time, but with the new Costco relationship you can expect to hear a lot more about them soon... Read More »

Home Security Systems Cincinnati: Are You Safe in this Unsafe City?

Cincinnati Skyline

Cincinnati has a history of helping people and proactively creating new services to make them feel safer. In fact, the first ambulance service was created right here in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1865. The first professional fire department also started up in Cincinnati. It seems like people truly want to help others out, and it's apparent why. When you look at the crime statistics for Cincinnati you see how big of a problem it is and why there was a need for an ambulance system and fire department in the first place. Maybe more than just a little. Cincinnati is safer than only 2% of U.S. cities. Your reasons for installing a home security system will only be increasing as you read this article... Read More »

SimpliSafe vs Iris: Which No Contract Security System is Better?

Simplisafe vs Iris review

If you've done any researching in the DIY home security space you've probably come across the names SimpliSafe and Iris. Both companies appear to offer a similar product on the surface, but if you dig deeper you'll find that their offerings are vastly different. SimpliSafe focuses more on home security, whereas Iris pays more attention to home automation. Which one is better for you? Read our review to find out... Read More »

Security Systems in Tampa: Do As The Buccaneers Do

View of Tampa Skyline

Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lightning, Tampa is the third largest city in Florida. Tampa has some great history behind it too. Tampa is home to the largest continuous sidewalk in the world, the largest bowling pin in the world, and is the former cigar capitol of the world. People travel to Tampa for the delicious, fresh food, beautiful scenery, perfect weather, and many other things. This growing city has many attractions due to its location, but there are some less than stellar crime stats that you may want to be weary of when in the area... Read More »

Alarm Grid Review: Security Without the Contracts and Fees

Alarm Grid Logo

Did you know that there are alarm companies that let you create your own security system to fit your unique needs? Well, many do but Alarm Grid takes this concept to a more customizable level than most. To this end, there are many different options available for alarm monitoring, security systems, home automation, and other security products through Alarm Grid. They offer tech support and design assistance to help you create your personalized security system and they do not force you into a long-term contract. But no contract also means you will pay more upfront for equipment. Let's dig into this Alarm Grid Review to find out more... Read More »