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Building Business Around DIY Security: Insight from Peter Giacalone

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Installing an alarm system can be a sophisticated process, requiring trained and experienced professionals to ensure a properly working unit and a safe install. Due to advances in security technology and the availability of information online, including how-tos and support forums, self-installations are possible for many homeowners.

With self-installation, the work and responsibility lies in the hands of the homeowner. This can be a challenge for security dealers, but it also presents a great opportunity.

In DIY Security Real Deal but Not for the Faint of Heart, security industry expert Peter Giacalone provides insight on the profitability of providing do-it-yourself security solutions as a security dealer, and the challenges that come along with the territory.

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9 Security Advantages: Utilizing Improvements to Secure Your Home

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Home improvements are often seen as cosmetic upgrades while the core function of your house is often forgotten — security. Our homes protect us from the elements and potential intruders, but do we take an active role in preventing risks and break-ins? Burglars and criminals make a living by taking advantage of our homes’ weaknesses and are constantly looking for an edge.

The smart home is bringing a new level of security into our lives. Controlling your front door lock from 50 miles away or being able to see who is at your doorstep remotely was once just a dream, and now it’s a reality. While home automation and smart security systems are making our homes safer, there are structural and cosmetic home improvements every homeowner can take to protect themselves and their family.

Iron Security, a premium provider of residential and business security systems, recently shared nine ways homeowners can upgrade their home while increasing safety. Below are there nine suggestions for securing your home.

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