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If you’ve spent more than two seconds outside these last few days, you’re well aware of the blisteringly cold temperatures across our region. With wind chills taking temperatures into the negatives and several feet of snow on the ground, it’s safe to say that winter is fully upon us. These harsh conditions remind us of an issue that some homeowners may not be thinking about: freezing pipes. While it’s easy to forget about this issue, as most pipes are hidden in the walls of your home, one slip-up could cost you thousands of dollars in damage. But we’re here to help! Let’s take a look at how to prevent freezing and what to do if freezing does occur.
Doyle Security Systems Grows Rochester Presence with Latest Merger
On September 13, Doyle Security was recognized by Rochester Area Crime Stoppers, a non-profit dedicated to keeping our community safe. Our Chief Operating Officer Kevin Stone - who has been on the Crime Stoppers' Board of Directors for the past 10 years - received the recognition plaque on Doyle's behalf.
Wireless routers are at a higher risk of being hacked than wired routers because they rely on “the cloud”, meaning all of the routers data is available to a hacker if the router isn’t properly secured. While you could switch back to a wired internet connection, that isn’t necessarily the most convenient way to access the internet. Wireless connections are easier to connect to, and allow you the freedom to use the internet on multiple devices no matter your location if within range. Here are some tips on how to secure your wireless router to lessen your risk of being hacked.
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.
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.
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: