Entries by Brent Mele

Are Mobile Apps the Way to Manage Home Security?

We live on our smart phones. That’s just the reality, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Tech Crunch reports that smartphone owners use about nine apps per day, and up to 30 per month. Here’s what you can expect with home security from All Action Alarm…

Former Criminals Talk About Obstacles to Burglary

It can be thought-provoking to find out what types of complications ex-criminals came across “back in the day” – obstacles that were so great, they actually sabotaged a criminal’s plans. So, what are those complications? Here are a few you may want to make a note of.

Pets and the Burglar Alarm: Ways to Integrate Them

Alarm systems are designed to help protect every member of your family, and that includes the ones with fur on their backs. That’s right, we’re talking about your family pets. Understandably, some homeowners are concerned about integrating a security system with their beloved family dogs. With that in mind, here are ways you can do it easily and conveniently.  

Rolling Out the Winter Welcome Mat With Home Security

It’s that time of year when your favorite overnight guests may be coming to town. You want the environment to feel welcoming and safe for these loved ones, but you also want to impress them with all the great security technology you have in your home. Fortunately, you can do both with your smart home security system. Here’s how. 

Smart Security Cameras vs. DIY: Which is Better?

Connected home security cameras are among the best electronic investments a homeowner can make, especially as a first step into home security. As most people know, many criminals avoid targeting a home if they see a camera mounted outside; plus, connected cameras can be incredibly useful for household management.

Integrating Smart Speakers and Smart Home Security

Are you arriving late to the smart speaker device craze? That’s okay, because these home management devices are still popular and can do more than they could when they first hit the scene. So if your household is just now getting its first Alexa, Google Home or Amazon Echo and you already have a home security system powered by smart home technology, you’ll be able to do even more with your new device than your friends who got theirs last year.

Smart Security Cameras for Home Security Newcomers

Long Island homeowners can now integrate these powerful cameras with the home security system – and when they do, finding out what’s going on at home is as simple as taking out a smartphone, opening up the home security app, and getting an instant view into whatever is being recorded.  

Preventing Home Fires 101: Checking Smoke Alarms

If you discover you need new smoke detectors this year, you’ll probably find more choices than the last time you shopped for them. If you go to a big box store, you may even find some that send you a text alert if they are activated. However, even these don’t necessarily provide the maximum protection for your home.

Traditional Medical Pendants vs. Wellness Systems

Medical alert devices are still popular, but today’s systems are far more powerful. While the user still wears a pendant around the neck, they and their families can rest assured there are other ways to summon help when it’s needed in today’s smart home wellness systems. For example, they can send alerts when: