John Roskelley

John is a hockey fan, frequent fisherman, and former Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He nerds out to finding new gadgets that help keep his family safe.

Posts by John Roskelley

Home security camers can be hacked

Camera Settings That Could Make You Vulnerable to Getting Hacked

John Roskelley | Sep 12, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

More homeowners are choosing to include security cameras as a part of their overall home security. A concern for some is whether or not security cameras can be hacked and controlled, particularly those configured for…


Kalamazoo Successfully Focuses on Government Services to Keep Citizens Safe

John Roskelley | Nov 29, 2018 | Focus on Community

Kalamazoo is one Michigan city that truly understands its responsibilities to its residents and digs deep to ensure the most vulnerable are accounted for and don’t slip through the cracks. Read on to see what…

The 50 Safest Cities in Michigan

The 50 Safest Cities in Michigan

John Roskelley | Oct 23, 2018 | Focus on Community

CLICK HERE to see the most recent 50 Safest Cities in Michigan- 2015 Report! Where you decide to live and raise a family, start a career, or retire is an important decision. In addition to…

woman interacting with sky security panel in house

How Safe are Wireless Home Security Systems?

John Roskelley | Dec 18, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Many home security systems offer great technology features, including wireless systems. But with a system that runs off of cellular service and isn’t hardwired to a phone line, you may be wondering if it’s safe and secure. We are here to answer your questions and explain the features and benefits of having a wireless home security system installed in your home.

50 Safest Cities in Ohio

The 50 Safest Cities in Ohio

John Roskelley | May 5, 2015 | Focus on Community

Home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and 262 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, Ohio offers its over 11 million residents a great place to…

home automation

Home Security and Automation Trends for 2014

John Roskelley | Mar 24, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

There are some clear trends are emerging for 2014 in both the home security and home automation markets. Here’s a comprehensive look at three growth developments we expect to encounter in the upcoming year. Home…

teaching your children about home safety

What to Teach Your Children About Home Safety

John Roskelley | Jul 29, 2014 | Safety Tips

Home safety and security have never had such importance, with so many families having both parents in the workforce and technology making our lives incredibly transparent. Setting security and safety expectations with your children should…

Prewire new home for automation and security

Why You Should Prewire Your New Home for Security and Automation

John Roskelley | Jul 29, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

There are many things to consider when building a new home from the foundation up. Things like flooring, cabinets, and paint colors are obvious, but aren’t as important as other items during the initial phases…

how a home security system can increase the value of your home

How a Home Security System Can Increase the Value of your Home

John Roskelley | May 16, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Burglars know the signs of a home protected by a monitored home security system and know their chances of successfully breaking in are greatly diminished with these homes, compared to unprotected homes. A neighborhood filled…

Keep your home safe in extreme weather

Tips to Keep Your Home Safe in Extreme Weather

John Roskelley | Dec 31, 2013 | Safety Tips

The term “storm of the century” is rooted in time-honored weather patterns that tend to cause devastating floods, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and hurricanes roughly once per century. In just the past handful of…