What is the home security system scam?

Answer The home security scam is a recycled door-to-door scam that has been going on since the 1890s when electric lights were new and companies tricked homeowners into "free" home wiring that actually co... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What is the home security system scam

Do you have a Home Security System?

Yes. We have Bay Alarm, which I think is only available in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's a family-owned business and they have been pretty good at taking care of us. They threw in a free wireles... Read More »

Who invented the first home security system?

In 1969, Marie Van Brittan Brown, an African-American inventor, received a patent for the first home security system along with her partner Albert Brown. Their home security system consisted of clo... Read More »

How much does a home security system cost?

On One Hand: Many VarietiesHome security systems come in many different varieties and with many different costs. Depending upon how elaborate you want to make your home security apparatus, the cost... Read More »

How to Select a Security System for Your Home?

Your best bet is to purchase a system that has non-proprietaryfeatures, one that can be modified or repaired by generic parts.