Prevent Your Wireless Home Alarm from Burglar Hacking

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There’s a new tool in town.

Protecting your home or business with a security system is an important part of preventing burglary, but those intent on breaking in and stealing your possessions will often think of unique ways to thwart the system. The latest: a software defined radio that connects to a laptop. For an easy $20, a burglar can buy the device and instructions on how to use it.

The device reads the alarm system’s radio signals and can overpower them, allowing a burglar to tell the system a door is closed when it’s open. They could even prevent an alarm signal from reaching your security company.

But there is a solution. It’s called spread-spectrum technology. You can protect your possessions by installing a device that uses S-ST, as its known. Such devices “spread out” the wireless signals in your system, hopping from one to another to avoid interference from outside sources. So if a signal is jammed, it simply chooses another route. S-ST technology can also encrypt signals, making sure a burglar can’t try to send a fake message to the system.

What You Can Do

Secur-Tek is making sure its alarm systems are protected against outside threats. But a home alarm system is only as good as the person using it. Many customers install home alarm systems, but fail to set them. Protect your home and family from smoke, carbon monoxide, burglary, and more by setting your system each time you leave the house. Here are some other home protection tips:

  • Test your system with us once each month.
  • Lock all windows and install deadbolts on the doors.
  • Secure sliding doors with a dowel.
  • Look for other ways to dissuade burglar activity, such as planting bushes below windows, making sure entrances are visible to neighbors

What questions do you have about home security? Send us a message and we can answer them in a future post.

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Fire, Water and Theft Safes
 
Safes are used in homes or businesses to protect and secure property and valuables. This includes important papers, records, media storage, laptops, photos, jewelry, cash and other valuable items. Safes can be theft safes, fire safes or water (water proof) safes. Some safes have multiple or all those characteristics. 

 

Theft Safe offers protection against theft. Usually have solid metal walls and a heavy door with concealed hinges resistant to a drilling, cutting or prying attack. Hardened resistant metals are often used to slow down attempts to break in to this safe. May offer little protection against fire or water; unless it is a combination safe made for those protections.

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Fire Theft Safes are designed to protect against fire and theft. They maintain an internal temperature of below 200 degrees C (the point at which documents will be destroyed). Fire safes provide the fire protection in 30 minute increments. Some fire safes are also Communication Safes which maintain less than 52 degrees C (the point at which data media is destroyed) also protect against high humidity, electro-magnetic contamination, etc. First Alert fires safes are fire theft combination safes.

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Water Fire Theft Safes waterproof, even when fully submerged. Water safes are found in combination as water, fire safes. Offers full and maximum protection for your home or business valuable items and property.

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