Home Security

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While the market might be dominated by a few major home security system providers, there are still thousands of smaller ones out there to choose from. Determining which one will serve you and your home security plan the best isn’t always easy, but we’ve come up with a few things that you should look at before making your final decision. Where do you live? Choosing a local company isn’t always the best route, but it can have its definite upsides. A local company often cares more – hell, the CEO might be your neighbor, which is a good way of getting […]

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Cameras and technology are parts of the front line of most security operations, from the smallest home security setups to the largest installations in existance. There’s a reason for that - security cameras don’t need smoke breaks, they don’t eat anything apart from a little electricity, and they don’t need sleep or vacation time. Still, a whole lot of security setups suffer from the fact that the cameras they chose for the job were the wrong ones. So how do you pick the right security cameras for you? Where? Where are you planning to use your security cameras? This is possibly the most important […]

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Choosing between home security companies can be a whole process in itself, but that doesn’t mean it’s a loosing battle. One of the most important things to remember is that the home security companies work for you – they take your money to provide a service that you want – and that service should be both scalable and tailored to your need. If they can’t do that, then it’s time to find a new company. Here’s how to screen away the “undesireables”. 1: Thinning the herd There are a lot of home security companies out there, and everyone seem eager […]

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…for a bigger and better SB! We’re in the process of building a new and better design for this site, and there’s a few reasons for that. – The framework we’re on is outdated, and it’s slow. – We want the site to load faster and better for everyone who’s interested in our stuff – About half our visitors (hell, about half of anyone’s visitors) use mobile devices, and to be honest, we look like turds on mobile devices right now. So. Better, faster, happier, more productive. Well. The first three, anyway. There will be some downtime and some weird […]

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This guest post comes from Bonnie and John, who’ve made practical use of the Faraday Cage for their own health’s sake. While we’ve focused mostly on the security applications, this is a very good use of them also, and an impressive DIY project! Also, please visit Bonnie and John’s fundraiser for their new efforts! ~SB Admin The Faraday Cage Around Our Bed Hi Everyone! We are a husband and wife team from Indiana. We built a Faraday Cage around our bed and have been sleeping inside it for three years now. We did this because the Faraday Cage can help […]

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