Storm season can bring some incredibly intense situations: emergencies, power outages, and even injuries. How can your security system help you through it? For that matter, will your security system still function during a power outage? Here's what you need to know about your security system, how long it operates on battery, and how to use it in an emergency.



Thinking about switching your phone service? Just a decade ago, 85 percent of US households had landlines. Today, only 6.5 percent are landline only, 39.4 percent have both landline and wireless, and the majority - 50.8 percent - are wireless only. While going wireless only can be a great decision in terms of convenience and cost, what does it mean for your home security system?



It's surprisingly easy to choose a bad security company. You may not know all the questions to ask, and not everyone claiming to provide “security” is fully prepared to give you the best protection or service. When you first start looking at a security company, look at their social media and online reviews. These are places where you can see what kind of service a security monitoring company delivers. Are people happy with their service? Or are they constantly complaining?

Beyond this, there are a number of important questions to ask the company directly. Below are the most crucial questions - and the reasons why it’s so crucial to ask them:



Alarms typically cover doors, but these aren't the only points of entry to your home. Someone intent on breaking in will frequently look to the windows first. The locks on windows are often easier to break, and windows are not as likely to be alarmed. What's the best way to secure these weak points in your home security then?