Doyle Security Blog

Nine Ways to Keep Your Passwords Strong

Sep 21, 2020 3:15:15 PM / by Irene Gagliardo posted in Home Safety, Internet Safety, Home Security


If you’re like me, you probably have dozens of online accounts for everything from your social media to your bank account. You may think your accounts are safe; but how easy are your passwords to decode? A strong password can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your most valuable personal information. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices for keeping your passwords secure and difficult to predict.

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself While Building Your Ideal Security System

Oct 1, 2019 11:51:37 AM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Fire Safety, Cameras, Home Automation, Ask the Expert, Home Security


Buying a security system may seem overwhelming to those who have never done it before, but it doesn’t have to be! Sure, there are plenty of options for different system types, services and monitoring levels, but these options exist to help you create the best possible system for you and your needs. Whether you’re a first time homeowner or a security system veteran looking to upgrade,here are five questions you should ask yourself when creating your next security system.

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Seven Ways to Reduce False Alarms

Jun 25, 2019 11:36:00 AM / by Melissa Minck posted in Customer Support, Home Security


A common concern for those first considering installing an alarm system is false alarms. Will the police be sent to your house? Will you be charged for tripping the alarm? While these are valid concerns, they can be eliminated with a little preparation and education. Follow these seven easy steps to help reduce your chances of having a false alarm.

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Five Ways to Think Like a Burglar

Jun 5, 2019 3:17:59 PM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Home Safety, Home Security


According to the United States Bureau of Justice Statistics, burglaries in the United States increase by as much as 10% during the summer months when compared to the other seasons. Whether it’s more vacations, increased coverage from plants in bloom or individuals leaving windows open in the warmer weather, it’s impossible to deny the fact that your home is more at risk when summer rolls around. Stay one step ahead of the warm-weather bandits by thinking like one of them and shutting down any chance they might have. Here are five tips on how to think like a summer-time burglar.

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Rising Temperatures Lead to More Burglaries

May 17, 2018 2:49:34 PM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Home Safety, Community, Home Security


We've finally hit a stretch of warm weather is the Northeast after a long and brutal winter. With the rise of temperatures and emergence of the sun, people start to go out and about to enjoy the weather. While this leads to fun, vibrant communities, it also brings burglars out of the woodwork. 

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Burglar Steals AR-15 from Buffalo Home, Here’s How we Would’ve Prevented It.

May 2, 2018 4:58:05 PM / by Jack Doyle posted in Buffalo, Home Security

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase “I don’t need a security system, I have a gun!”  While most of the time the comment is tongue-in-cheek, it typically comes from someone who’s at least half serious about this position.  It’s a sentiment that’s understandable on the surface:  “I fully intend on protecting my home and my family on my own, by any means necessary, and I don’t need your security system to do that.”  My response to this is always the same:  “OK, but who’s watching your home when you’re not there?  And did you know that guns are among the most popular targets for thieves?”  This usually falls on deaf ears, and while I understand that mentality, articles like the one below are examples of exactly what I’m talking about.  

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Amazon's Home Security Integration

Apr 2, 2018 9:33:47 AM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Home Automation, Home Security


Amazon’s voice activated home assistant, Alexa, is now integrated with the Honeywell Lyric suite of products. This means you can ask Alexa to control almost any part of your home, provided you have the correct equipment installed. Getting started is simple:

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What to Do After a Break-in

Feb 23, 2018 11:43:07 AM / by Olivia Staff posted in Home Safety, Home Security


In an average year, more than 2.5 million homes are burglarized in the United States, meaning there is one burglary every 13-15 seconds. The moments following a break-in can leave the victim feeling vulnerable and helpless, but there are actions that can be taken to help reduce your loss and catch the burglar.

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Doyle Security is the 2017 Rochester's Choice Gold Winner for Home Security

Nov 29, 2017 3:45:49 PM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Rochester, Home Security



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Doyle Total Connect is Better than Ever

Aug 9, 2017 2:01:15 PM / by Joe Schwartz posted in Home Automation, Home Security


The Doyle Total Connect App just upgraded in a major way! We are very excited to announce the release of the new and improved security and automation app that gives you complete control of your home or business. The update, now available for iOS, has changed the look, feel, function and speed of the app, providing the best mobile experience to date.

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