Keeping Your Home Valuables Safe

Keeping Your Home Valuables Safe

A report in 2015 by the FBI revealed that over 15,000 burglaries cause property losses of up to 3.6 billion. There are usually very specific things that a burglar is looking for when they gain access into your home.

They only need the time and the opportunity to get into your home to find those things. You may think you know what type of things want but our list of things that burglars target might surprise you.

Items Targeted by Thieves

At Security First, we understand that there may be some things that are of value to you but that might not be all that interesting or valuable to a thief. Here are some of the things that thieves target.

    • Cash
    • Bicycles
    • Firearms
    • Jewelry
    • Golf Equipment
    • Electronics
    • TV’s
    • Power Tools

Now that you have a better understanding of what they want from inside your home, you are able to figure out how you’ll protect these items if someone happens to make their way into your home.

How to Protect Most Targeted Items

You probably think that as long as you have a security system, you don’t have to worry about a thief taking anything. This is not always true. If they make their way into your home, they will still find something of value that they can grab and go. Here are some suggested ways to protect your valuables.

    • Use a safe that requires a code to lock things, such as jewelry, firearms and small electronics. You can go even further by installer sensors that will detect if your safe has been tampered with.
    • Surveillance cameras are a good idea.
    • Have an alarm connected to your security system to scare off an intruder.
    • Take most valuable items with you, if you plan on being away for a long time.***
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Why Upgrade Your Security System

Why Upgrade Your Security System

At Security First, we encourage our New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, and Queens customers to upgrade their security systems when necessary.

You might feel as though the same system will be just as effective 20 years from now as it was when it was initially installed.

This might not necessarily be true, as some of our Suffolk County and Nassau County customers have had to find out the hard way.

Remember that thieves are becoming smarter at breaking through certain types of residential security systems. In fact, some get jobs in this industry in order to figure out the systems and how they can compromise them. This is just one of the reasons for upgrading your security system, whether it is your residential or commercial security system.

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If you are expecting a baby, you likely already have a lot on your plate. You might want to add an upgrade to your home security system.

Besides, when your family or business grows, your needs will also undoubtedly change. This is another reason for you to consider upgrading your system.

  • Living Situation

If you now live alone, you might need to upgrade your system. If you are away from your home more often than usual, you’ll likely need a system that can let you know when there is a problem at your home.

  • Living With Others

When there is more than one person in the home, you may need a system that supports multiple people residing in the home. You might appreciate a system that will allow access into your home via a keypad access code rather than a key.

  • A New Edition to Your Family

If you are expecting a baby, you likely already have a lot on your plate. You might want to add an upgrade to your home security system. You might consider having video surveillance installed in the baby nursery to keep an eye on the baby at all times.***

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Keeping Your Smartphone Security Feature Safe

Keeping Your Smartphone Security Feature Safe

If you are not connecting your smartphone to your home or business security system, you are not using it to the fullest. Some people do not even realize that they are capable of having their smartphone connected to their home security system.

Since we use our phones for practically everything these days, it only makes sense that manufacturers would tap into this resource. Yes, you can now utilize your smartphone to monitor your security system from wherever you are.

Our customers in Nassau County, NY and Suffolk County, NY, appreciate knowing that they can call on Security First to program their systems to communicate to their phones. This feature does come with a few risks, as does anything that uses modern technology. You risk the possibility of being hacked.

Avoid Having Your Smartphone Hacked

#1. Update your smartphone

We simply cannot stress how important it is that you update your smartphone features when you are alerted to do so. Many of the consumers we deal with in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island tell us that they simply ignore these alerts when they see them. We are here to tell you that this is not good. Updates are necessary, especially if there have been security breaches.

#2. Create a strong password

It is common knowledge that when you have a strong password, you can avoid being hacked. This is a necessary precaution to take if you wish to avoid the unfortunate event of having your phone hacked into.

#3. Be cautious about what you download

There are hacks that make things appear to official and legit that it is hard to detect what you can and cannot download. If you have any doubts, contact us and we’ll see if we can help you determine whether or not it is safe or not.***

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Hiding Home Security Cameras

Hiding Home Security Cameras

At Security First, plenty of our Long Island, Manhattan, and Queens, NY customers want to know just how they can conceal their home security cameras.

While you might find this odd, since the presence can sometimes scare off an intruder, in some instances, a hidden camera might prove more useful. We have plenty of small, covert cameras for our customers to choose from, which are small enough to transport anywhere you need them.

Why Hide Your Camera

So you might wonder why to hide your camera. Here are some of the reasons our Suffolk County and Nassau County customers choose to keep their cameras out of sight.

    • Monitor a babysitter who might be neglecting or abusing their children
    • Monitor a private nurse who might be mistreating their parents or slacking off in doing their job
    • Someone who might be stealing from them
    • To figure out why their alarm continues to go off

No matter what their reason is, we have some rather clever ways to hide your cameras.

Where to Hide Surveillance Cameras

Inside Most Common Home Items – They will not be detected because they will blend in.

  • Curtain rods

The higher up the camera is placed, the less likely someone will notice it.

  • Plants

You can use the leaves from the plant to conceal the camera

  • Stuffed toys

This helps to monitor your children and their babysitter

  • Hollow books

You can keep it with your other books to keep it concealed without detection

You may not know this but there are certain regulations that we must adhere to when installing video cameras. In some states, you are not able to record people without their consent.

You also cannot install them in places like bathrooms. We know where you can’t and can hide your camera. Consult with us if you’re interested in concealing your camera.***

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Top 7 Security Systems in Long Island

Top 7 Security Systems in Long Island

Do you have a security system or alarm system?

If you answered no, what will it take to get you to invest in one?

Most people have them not only to keep out intruders but also as a way to gain peace of mind. We can’t think of anything more valuable than peace of mind. There is a security system that is sure to suit your needs. They are designed with the end-user in mind. You will find some with lots of features and some without too many features. No matter which type you invest in, you are sure to be able to benefit from it. Having one installed is essential to your safety and security. Security First in Long Island, New York offers the Top 7 Security Systems.

Long Island Top 7 Security Systems

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At Security First we also provide our customers with customized services. This is one of the reasons we are considered the preferred security service in Long Island, NY. We know your needs are different and this is why we don’t take a cookie cutter approach to your service needs. We are able to customize our services to suit your needs. When you depend on us for your security needs, you’ll receive the level of personal attention you deserve.

SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security Command Bravo

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Honeywell Wireless Lynx Touch L7000 Home Automation

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Honeywells LYNX Touch 7000 all-in-one home and business control system features a bright, 7 inch; full-color touchscreen with graphic icons and intuitive prompts for easy operation. It features live video on demand, Z-Wave® automation capabilities, advanced alarm communications, garage door notification and control, tornado alerts for U.S. and Canadian residents, and remote software upgradeability.

The Wi-Fi® module offers the lowest cost alarm communications (including two-way voice) and remote services solutions. Honeywells LYNX Connect app provides consumers with the ability to use an iOS or AndroidTM device to view video and operate the system on premises without having to pay a monthly fee. The Z-Wave connectivity module lets users integrate security, lighting, locks, thermostats, water valves and more – for local and remote control. With Honeywell Total ConnectTM Remote Services, users can control security, thermostats, lighting, locks, receive alerts and more with most smartphones, tablets and computers while traveling anywhere in the world. Also included is a FREE 1 month trial to Honeywells Total Connect service.

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KERUI W193 Wireless Alarm System

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KERUI W193 Wireless Alarm System-WIFI 3G PSTN Auto Dial APP Remote Control DIY Alarm Kit

KERUI W193 Wireless Alarm System

Maybe you have been finding a pratical alarm system, The KERUI W193 WIFI 3G PSTN security system is your best choice.

KERUI W193 wireless 3G GSM WIFI PSTN alarm system have the fuctions as follow:
1.TFT Color touch display,humanized menu,operation with voice
2.Wih function of alarm SMS push,Support IOS/Android operating system
3.Host can be used for a normal cell phone to call other phones directly
4.Built-in rechargeable high capacity LI battery and supply power automatically when power supply failure

The home security alarm system support 2.4G WIFI,3G(Just can read 3G SIM Card(AT&T) of United States only at this moment, and it can not read 3G SIM Card of other countries but it can read 2G SIM Card all over the world.),PSTN(mean telephone line).So you can choose either way to connect alarm host
Recording the latest arm/disarm
Display the latest 99 arm/disarm,alarm and card read records
10s automatic message recording
10s automatic message recording with built-in artificial voice,so that user can the alarm place and zone when receive the alarm call remotely.
Support 99 zones and 8 zone types
There are 99 zones and 8 zone types(Normal,Stay,Intelligent,Help senior,Close,Chime,Welcome,Emergency) optional in each zone,ON/OFF siren in each zone is available.
Timing Arm/Disarm
8 groups scheduling Arm/Didarm function,and date can be selected to avoid arm and disarm frequently manually to realize automatic control.

Technical Parameters:
Input Voltage:DC 5V
Frequency: 433MHz
Material: ABS
Receiving Distance: more than 150M(open area).
Standby Current:<50mA
Alarm Current:<450mA
Internal Alarm Loudness: 80dB
Back-up Battery:3.7 High Capacity LI Battery

Packing including:
1 X Alarm system(No include SIM Card)
10 X Wireless Door / Window Sensor
4 X Wireless PIR Motion Infrared Detector
2 X Wireless RFID Card
4 X Wireless Remote Control
1 X AC Adapter
1 X English User Manual

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Home Security Systems are Important

If you are serious about protecting your loved ones, make sure you do something about it, have a security system installed if you don’t already. The security system does more than just keep our intruders, it serves to protect your family from harm. It is truly comforting to know that your home and family are safe even when you are not there. Security systems are vital to your protection and that of your loved ones. At Security First, we will see to it that all of your needs are taken care of. Most systems have an alarm and it is also our job to make sure your alarm is functioning correctly. If it is not working properly, we will not receive the signal and will not be able to get you the help you need.

Many homeowners also find that having a camera installed also offers them another layer of security. With the security camera, homeowners have the capability of monitoring their home from wherever they are. When a burglar spots a security camera, they will often run the opposite direction. They know that a camera means you are likely able to see who they are. The last thing a thief wants you to do is to be able to see who they are. This is why a camera is a good option to help maximize your home security.

Finding the Right Security System

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There are lots of security systems to choose from today. Since this is the case, it can be a little challenging to find the right one. With the help of a Security First security specialist, you’ll be able to find the best security system for your needs. They will consider a variety of factors in helping you determine which system is best for your. If you are in Queens, Manhattan, Long Island or Manhattan, make Security First your security service of choice. We help keep you and your home safe from break-ins.

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