Category: Residential Security Solutions Articles

9 Reasons American Alarm Systems is the Best Irvine Home Security

9 Reasons American Alarm Systems is the Best Irvine Home Security

Why should you choose American Alarm Systems for your Irvine home security needs? We’ve got nine reasons our security solutions are the ones you’ve been searching for in your Irvine home. Whether its video surveillance, environmental monitoring, or the customer service experience a local home security company can provide, American Alarm Systems has you covered. 1.    American Alarm has installed Irvine home security systems for over 50 years Owned and operated by the Beale family since 1958,...
How to Choose A Home Security System in Irvine, CA

How to Choose A Home Security System in Irvine, CA

Because the safety of your family and the security of your home in Irvine is a priority, choosing a home security system is an important decision. At American Alarm Systems, we understand the greater Irvine area because we’re your neighbors. The Beale family lives and works in southern California, and we’ve provided residential and commercial security services for clients in the Irvine community since 1958.  From Woodbridge to West Park, American Alarm Systems is proud to work with Irvine...
How Much is a Burglar Alarm System?

How Much is a Burglar Alarm System?

We have all heard that old saying, “you get what you pay for”. Well, this rule definitely applies to burglar alarm systems. The truth is, some security systems are cheap and some are expensive. Over my 25 plus year career in the security industry, I have researched, sold, installed, and because we have our own central station at American Alarm Systems, watched alarm signals for more hours than I would like to admit. In this blog, I will tell you how much a burglar alarm system costs so that...
3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe

Keeping your house secure is something over which you have a lot of control. However, one aspect of home security that can be overlooked is the overall safety of the neighborhood in which you live. When it comes to keeping your home and loved ones from harm, it’s just as important to contribute to the safety and security of your neighborhood as it is to protect your individual house. Neighborhood safety can feel like an overwhelming task, but there are plenty of simple things you can do to...
Keep Your Home Safe When You’re on Vacation: 4 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid

Keep Your Home Safe When You’re on Vacation: 4 Dumb Mistakes to Avoid

Summer is officially in full swing, and that means it’s vacation time for millions of Americans. In fact, 35% of Americans planned to take family vacations this summer. Leaving the rat race behind for a relaxing visit to the beach or an amusement park is a long-standing tradition; however, you don’t want to  come back to the aftermath of a break-in. Along with planning the perfect itinerary, you also need to plan ahead to keep your home from being targeted by burglars while you’re out having...
8 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

8 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Many of us wait all year long for our vacation, and the last thing we want to think about is the safety of our home when we’re away. Stop those nagging worries before they start by taking the right measures to safeguard your home before you hit the road. Let someone else keep an eye on your house One of the best ways to enjoy your vacation with complete peace of mind is to utilize a monitored security system. Monitored systems do more than set off an alarm to scare burglars away—they have...
Home Alone – 5 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe

Home Alone – 5 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe

Leaving kids home alone is always nerve-wracking, even when they’re technically old enough to stay by themselves while you make a quick run for milk. Because there will be times when your children are home on their own, it’s smart to prepare them (and you) for this eventuality. If you do nothing else, these five strategies will make sure your kids stay safe—and keep you from having a panic attack. Plan for Safety Having a plan in place can make all the difference when kids need to be home...
Top 5 Causes of False Alarms and Simple Ways to Prevent Them

Top 5 Causes of False Alarms and Simple Ways to Prevent Them

You rely on your alarm system to protect your home and keep your loved ones safe. The last thing you want is false alarms that cause you undue worry and slow down police response times to actual emergencies. Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, false alarms do happen. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with them. The best way to counter false alarms is to understand what causes them and learn how to prevent them. At American Alarm Systems, we want to help you get the most out of...
3 Home Security Tips to Teach Your Children

3 Home Security Tips to Teach Your Children

We take great measures to keep our homes and families safe, but even with fancy alarm systems and high-tech locks, we still need to teach our children about home security. Kids who are prepared feel more confident and less panicky if a real-life emergency or security threat happens. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to protect your family—including these three important home security tips that every child should know. How to Answer the Door All children, and especially young ones, need...
Do Yard Signs Actually Deter Burglars?

Do Yard Signs Actually Deter Burglars?

Everyone likes to save money, and even though home security is important, it’s still nice to have extra room in the budget every month. One security shortcut that many people take is posting a sign in their yard that claims their home is protected by an alarm system. But does a yard sign actually keep burglars away? Any Sign is Better Than No Sign The fact is, having a security sign in your yard can make a burglar think twice. Thieves are opportunists, and they want to get away with the goods...