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What Is Remote Access? A Chicago Security Tech Explains

Posted on December 13th, 2019 by Alert Protective

Interested in keeping an eye on your home – even if you’re miles away?  Remote access could be the answer you’re looking for.  With remote access, homeowners can remotely control devices – such as security cameras, alarm systems, thermostats and more – anytime from anywhere. All that’s required is internet access and a smart device […]

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Landline vs Cellular Monitoring: A Chicago Tech Explains the Difference

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by Alert Protective

When installing alarm monitoring services for your home, you have 2 options for how your system connects to the monitoring provider: Landline: A hardwired system that physically connects to the phone line. Cellular: A wireless system that connects via cellular signal. Not sure which one will be best for your home? At Alert Protective, we […]

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DIY Security vs. Professionally-Installed Security: Which Is Best for Chicago Homeowners?

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Alert Protective

Homeowners in Chicago have two options when it comes to residential security: They can install the system themselves, or… They can have a local professional install a security system for them The question on many homeowner’s minds today is whether a clear winner has presented itself. Has one installation option outpaced the other in safety, […]

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What Is Access Control? A Chicago Security Expert Explains

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Alert Protective

Access control is a commercial security measure whereby a company manages employee and visitor access to a property through credentials and internal protocols.  The most basic form of access control is a key that opens a lock. However, today’s access control systems are immensely more powerful, combining game-changing technologies like remote access, facial recognition and […]

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A Chicago Security Pro Explains: What Is Home Automation?

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by Alert Protective

Our security technicians in Chicago get asked this question a lot: What exactly is home automation? And what does it have to do with smart homes?  Here’s the answer: home automation is a feature of the modern smart home whereby residents can automate specific tasks around the home.  Some examples of home automation include: A […]

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