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What Is Access Control? A Chicago Security Expert Explains

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Alert Protective

Access control is a commercial security measure whereby a company manages employee and visitor access to a property through credentials and internal protocols.  The most basic form of access control is a key that opens a lock. However, today’s access control systems are immensely more powerful, combining game-changing technologies like remote access, facial recognition and […]


A Chicago Security Pro Explains: What Is Home Automation?

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by Alert Protective

Our security technicians in Chicago get asked this question a lot: What exactly is home automation? And what does it have to do with smart homes?  Here’s the answer: home automation is a feature of the modern smart home whereby residents can automate specific tasks around the home.  Some examples of home automation include: A […]


How Much Does It Cost to Install & Monitor a Home Security System in Chicago?

Posted on September 24th, 2019 by Alert Protective

Let’s say a homeowner wants to purchase a brand new home security system and have it professionally monitored. What’s that system going to cost them if they buy it in Chicago? When it comes to pricing, you need to make sure you know what you’re getting for your money. Realistically, the price will vary from […]


What’s the Best Home Security System? A Chicago Security Expert Explains

Posted on September 5th, 2019 by Alert Protective

When it comes to home security systems, “best” is subjective. Others may try to tell you different. But based on our experience, it’s the truth. Here’s why there’s no “best” security system: a Chicago homeowner could purchase the latest security cameras, video doorbells, smart lighting and cellular monitoring. But if the system isn’t customized to […]


Does Home Insurance Cover Break-Ins in Chicago?

Posted on August 27th, 2019 by Alert Protective

If you’re a homeowner living in Chicago, you’re in luck: homeowners insurance does in fact cover real property (damage to the home) and personal property (theft or damage to personal goods) in the event of a break-in.  That’s the good news. But this is insurance we’re talking about here. Which means that coverage is going […]



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