5 Ways To Winterize Your Home

Summer is over and now it’s that time of year when all Chicagoans start to prepare for the winter. And after last year, no one is forgetting or waiting until the last minute. Winterizing your home is an important process that helps keep you safe and saves you money. These tips about security systems work for renters as well. Here …

7 Ways To Protect Your Home

No matter how safe a neighborhood may seem, your home could fall victim to burglars. More than 2 million homes are burglarized every year in the United States, and homes with security systems are 3 times less likely to be broken into. Home security systems are the best form of protection from this crime, but there are ways to further …

Creating a Family Fire Safety Plan

One way to ensure your family’s safety in your home is creating a fire escape plan. Emergency preparedness is important to prevent panic and reduce the risk of injury or worse. House fires can happen to anyone and have many different causes. In 2012, there were about 365,000 house fires in the U.S. resulting in over 10,000 injuries and 2,000 …

What’s the Difference? Wired vs. Wireless Security Systems

Choosing a home security system that’s right for your family can be challenging. With lots of providers and options it can be overwhelming. One of the biggest decisions you need to decide in the beginning is whether you want a hardwired or wireless security system. We have outlined these two systems so you can weigh your options and make the …

Sentry Security Expands into DIY

Sentry Security DIY features the cutting edge mobile-compatible Wireless Interlogix System, compatible with water and heat sensors, carbon monoxide alarms and more. Sentry Security, Chicago’s largest independent security company, has proudly announced a new affordable consumer security service for the Chicagoland area: Sentry Security DIY. Designed for homes and small businesses, Sentry Security DIY’s wireless Interlogix products include smart home …

Avoiding the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

At Sentry Security, we’re committed to making sure you and your loved ones are safe and secure. To help keep your household safe, we’re going over Carbon Monoxide 101 that includes tips, warning signs, and protect against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. What is Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. Often referred to …

Renters Rejoice! DIY Home Security Systems

Securing your home or apartment has always been a little bit more difficult for renters. It’s never an easy to invest in a home security system, especially when you don’t own the property. That’s not even considering that most leases include stipulations that make installing traditional security systems difficult. But now, there is a simple solution for those looking to …

Summer Vacation Home Security Tips

Invest in a series of timers for your home. This allows you to have lights turn on and off when you’re not around, providing the illusion of movement and habitation. But remember, this is an illusion, and a trained burglar might be able to spot the pattern. While helpful, this should not be a standalone solution, and should be used …

Sentry Security Tips When Moving To Elgin, IL

Elgin is one of the most up and coming cities in Illinois, let alone the Midwest. Because Elgin is estimated to be the second largest city in Illinois in the past 40 years (no no, the mayor said IN 40 years Elgin will be the second biggest city), it is no surprise that the city is growing very quickly. Inspite …

5 Tips to Preparing Your Home for Summer

The summer is prime time for kicking back, and enjoying the beautiful weather that has surely been missed all year. But as the seasons change the summer months can bring there own set of struggles for homeowners. Don’t let the sunny skies get the best of you and your home this summer, check out some of our tips for keeping …