Home Security

Preventing Pets from Triggering Home Alarm Systems

As a homeowner or the owner of an apartment building, or condominium complex it’s important to ensure that pets don’t trigger alarm systems. Security systems are meant to protect your family or tenants, which is why it’s important that they work properly at all times. The reality is however, it’s not uncommon for pets to … Continue reading

Winter Security Tips You May Be Overlooking

Studies have found that home thefts have a tendency to increase in the winter months,  which is why taking a few minutes to re-evaluate your home security and ensure your home is safe is especially important this time of year. Total Security has over 15 years of experience keeping homes safe on Long Island, New … Continue reading

Security Tips When You’re Away For Holiday Travel

If you’re planning to travel this holiday season, as many people are, there are some important safety precautions you should take in regards to your home. Whether you’ll be gone for a night or a few days, these are good practices to maintain anytime you are going to be out of town or away from … Continue reading

The “Trick” To Halloween Security At Home

Halloween creates the need for you to alter your security measures for the evening since it’s less than ideal to have to constantly turn your home alarm system on and off all night. Altering your security for the night, doesn’t mean you have to leave your family or home at risk. All it means is … Continue reading

Safety Tips For AirBnB Hosts

With the increasing popularity in renting out your home on sites like AirBnB, it is important that you understand how to keep your home safe while renting your property. There are many risks involved in allowing strangers to use your home, and there is also the need to ensure those who rent it feel safe … Continue reading

After School Security Tips To Teach Your Kids

While all children should always be supervised by an adult, we recognize that there are times, especially when kids reach the high school age, from 13 through 17 years old, that it is more common for them to be home alone while parents are at work. If you are a parent with children who spend … Continue reading

Common Home Security Alarm Problems And How To Fix Them

Many people are hesitant to get a home security system because they have heard reports of them having issues or experienced these issues themselves. There is also a thought that your home alarm system has to be expensive to function properly. However, the reality is, it doesn’t matter how expensive or inexpensive your home security … Continue reading

How Home Security Systems Could Have Prevented Recent West Islip, NY Burglaries?

If you live anywhere near Islip, NY this December 2016 security alert is important to read: Your home has everything that you love and value: your family, memories, and hard-earned possessions. A burglary can take away all of that. Burglars nowadays only need less than a minute to break into your home. The process is … Continue reading

3 Signs Your Home Security System Is Outdated

Burglaries have become much more common than ever before on Long Island, NY. Based on the crime report released last June 2015 at Newsday’s website, Nassau County had 1, 927 and Suffolk County had 3, 291 recorded incidents of property burglaries (Source: http://data.newsday.com/long-island/data/crime-statistics/local/). Protection from this type of crime is one enough reason why home … Continue reading

The Basic Components of a Home Security Alarm System

Home security has become the top most priority for most of us. Fortunately, there are many different home security options available in the market that will help ensure the safety of our loved ones and protect our properties. Numerous companies offer home security installation services and each of them has diverse options of home security … Continue reading