Category Archives: Security

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home’s Security

New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home’s Security

As 2020 comes to a close and 2021 is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about new beginnings and new things. One thing you can do right now is come up with some new year’s resolutions to improve your own home’s security. This is especially important in these difficult times, when civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic have caused all sorts of worry and anger among the populace.

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What are some things you can do in 2021 with regards to your home’s security?

Utilize Your Home Security

This is a good year to get into the habit of actually using the alarm system you already have. You’d be surprised how many people forget to turn their systems on! When people have a system that can be armed or disarmed from their phone, that helps make it easier to remember to utilize the alarm to the max.

Check Your Fire Alarm Systems

This is a good year to make sure your detectors all work. When’s the last time you tested all the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your house? You might need to get new batteries, or new detectors. Oftentimes, people have too few detectors in their homes and aren’t in compliance with local ordinances. Maybe 2021 is the year when you ask the local fire department to visit and inspect your home and give you tips on what you can do to better equip your house for an emergency.

Change Up Your Locks

Will this be the year you give up physical keys and modernize to the point where you’ve got electronic locks? It could be! You might want to beef up your security system, making sure it’s up-to-date in a 2021 way. Sometimes people get so used to what they’ve used for years and years that they don’t realize that what they’ve got is functionally obsolete. Are you up on the latest technology?

Keep Information Close to the Vest

Finally, when it comes to security, it’s important to think about how you and your family are portraying yourselves on social media. You don’t want to tell the whole world you’re away on vacation– your house can become a target for thieves. You don’t want to give out too much personal information online for any and all to see. Strangers don’t need to see the inside of your house or your kids.

Do you want help figuring out your home’s security system? Contact NYCONN Security today.

What Are the Advantages of Wireless Security Systems?

What Are the Advantages of Wireless Security Systems?

Technology has been advancing for years now. In the past, security systems were connected by wires, and some still are… but wireless security systems are here, and they’re popular. What are some of the advantages of utilizing wireless security systems? Efficiency If you’re looking for a security system that’s more secure, easier to install, andContinue Reading

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security

Inexpensive Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security

Do you want to improve your home’s security, economically? What are some inexpensive ways to make your home safer from burglars?  Lights, Camera (No) Action! Lights make a difference. Burglars always go for dark houses where it looks like no one is at home. Why? Well, it’s easier for them to rob a place whereContinue Reading

The Benefits of a Wireless Security System

The Benefits of a Wireless Security System

Technology has been advancing for years now. In the past, security systems were connected by wires, and some still are… but wireless security systems are here, and they’re popular. What are some of the advantages of utilizing wireless security systems? If you’re looking for a security system that’s more secure, easier to install, and flexible,Continue Reading

Where Are the Best Places to Put CCTV Cameras?

Where Are the Best Places to Put CCTV Cameras?

NYCONN Security Systems’ motto is “we protect you like family.” In the old days, before technology took over, it was usually the dad’s job to make sure the family was protected from any unwanted intruders on the property. That typically meant he’d sleep within arm’s reach of his shotgun, ready to scare off any would-beContinue Reading

The Advantages of Having a Modern Security System

The Advantages of Having a Modern Security System

Security systems have evolved with the times. If you have an older security system from many decades ago, you might be missing out on some very helpful technological advancements found in newer systems sold by companies like us, NYCONN Security Systems. Did you know that in addition to protecting homes and businesses from burglaries, modernContinue Reading

How Does a Home Security System Function?

How Does a Home Security System Function?

For some people, having a large and loud dog in the house is their version of a security system. Others will post stickers on their windows warning would-be robbers that their house is protected by a security system. Whether or not they actually have one installed isn’t the point– those stickers are meant to deterContinue Reading

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

Why You Should Have a Backup to Your Home Security System

For decades the only way a message could get from your house to the authorities was via the good old-fashioned telephone line. Many people had home security systems in the 1980s and 1990s, for example, that were directly hard-wired to their phone lines. If and when there was a fire, an intruder or a problemContinue Reading

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Reasons to Have a Panic Button on Your Security System

Panic is defined as a sudden, uncontrollable fear or anxiety. Imagine you’re at a business and you’re there all alone, at night. Suddenly you hear a door open and men are talking to each other about robbing the place. What do you do? You panic! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a panic button youContinue Reading

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

How to Determine the Right Security System for Your Business

You own a business and you want to protect it. How can you determine the right security system for your business? Determining the Right Approach First off, consider this: you’ve got a physical place to protect from “breaking and entering,” and, these days, you probably have a digital place (a website, online files, etc.) thatContinue Reading