home security systems

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

3 Signs Your Home Security System Is Outdated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

The 3 Best Ways To Secure a Home in Suffolk County, NY

The 3 Best Ways To Secure a Home in Suffolk County, NY The best ways to secure a home in Suffolk County are relatively simple, as long as you’re working with the right security company. There are lots of them out there and not all of them put the customer first, so we’re glad you’ve … Continue reading

Can I Access My Security System from My Smartphone?

Can I Access My Security System from My Smartphone Smartphones provide plenty of information at the tap of a screen, from a person’s email to their appointments. Smart home technology continues pushing forward, allowing a homeowner to remotely control many aspects of their home through a companion app on their smartphone. Some security systems provide … Continue reading

The Insurance Benefits Associated With Having a Security System

The Insurance Benefits Associated With Having a Security System Insurance is a wise investment for anyone’s financial safety. This applies for both home owners and business owners. Generally, insurance is meant to cover damages from theft, fire, storms, home injuries and many more. When a home owner has a home security system from a company … Continue reading

The Great Debate: Privacy vs. Security

For decades, we have all wondered where the correct balance lies between protecting our privacy and security. There are strong arguments from both sides but let’s be honest, there is only one winner. When it comes to the debate of privacy vs. security, as Joanne Kaufman of the New York Times said, “Security rules, and … Continue reading