Saturday, August 06, 2022

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives...

Art's Drive-In
North Avenue - Chicago
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Thursday, August 04, 2022

Call The Rose Man

Since 1860
North Avenue - Chicago
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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Independently Owned & Operated

Phil & Sons
Milwaukee Avenue - Chicago
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Look Close, It's Another Flag Shot

Back Porch, Just After The Rain
Hinsdale, Illinois
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Monday, July 04, 2022

Happy Independence Day?

So much for the Independence Day Parades...
6 dead, 24 wounded in Highland Park.
Shooter is still at large.
Public events in all surrounding communities are cancelled.

Prospective parade watchers' chairs on Center St 07/04/2022 - Evanston IL
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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Flag Day 2022

Happy Flag Day!
Bucket of Flags - Maplewood NJ
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Monday, June 06, 2022

I Saw This Today

Christ Church
Lake Forest, Illinois
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Monday, May 09, 2022

The Dogs Of ADT - Izzy (Chicago)

The Dogs Of ADT
Izzy is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire, CO.
#DogsOfADT
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Dogs Of ADT - Gizmo (Oak Brook)

The Dogs Of ADT
Gizmo is protected... SafeWatch Pro with Pulse IS - Intrusion, Fire, CO, Video.
#DogsOfADT
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Dogs Of ADT - Jake (Chicago)

The Dogs Of ADT
Jake is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire, CO, Google.
#DogsOfADT
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Friday, April 08, 2022

The Dogs Of ADT - Ainsley (St. Charles)

The Dogs Of ADT
Ainsley is protected... Command & Control - Intrusion, Fire, CO, CCTV.
#DogsOfADT
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Waiting For Mr Ramsey

Rain - St. Charles, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 06, 2022

The Fence

"Good fences make good neighbors." - Robert Frost

The Fence
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Tuesday, April 05, 2022

I Want Candy

Margie's
Western Avenue - Chicago
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Sunday, April 03, 2022

A Bit Of Fog In Palatine This Morning

Deer Grove Forest Preserve
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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Only The Best Dives

Mustard's Last Stand
Evanston, Illinois
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Sunday, March 27, 2022

The Next Round's On Me

Westmont, Illinois
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Friday, March 25, 2022

The Dogs Of ADT - Leo (Hinsdale)

The Dogs Of ADT
Leo is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire, CO.
#DogsOfADT
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The Dogs Of ADT - Emma (Highland Park)

The Dogs Of ADT
Emma is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire, CO, Z-wave, CCTV.
#DogsOfADT
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The Dogs Of ADT - Winston (Chicago)

The Dogs Of ADT
WInston is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire.
#DogsOfADT
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The Dogs Of ADT - Bowie (Highland Park)

The Dogs Of ADT
Bowie is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire, CO, Z-wave, CCTV.
#DogsOfADT
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The Dogs Of ADT - Dash (Hinsdale)

The Dogs Of ADT
Dash is protected... Qolsys IQ4 - Intrusion, Fire, CO, Z-wave.
#DogsOfADT
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Friday, March 18, 2022

Prime Real Estate?

Vacant Retail Store
Grayslake Illinois
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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

It’s Always Sunny In Grayslake

Grayslake, Illinois
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Division Street

Abandoned Pharmacy - Division Street - Chicago
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Friday, March 11, 2022

If You Have An Hour...

Thursday, March 10, 2022

You’ll have to have them all pulled out after the Savoy Truffle…

Sweet tooth in the making
That Little French Guy
Highland Park, Illinois
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#ThatLittleFrenchGuy

Bookends

Dollar Town Plus
Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago
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Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon

Cubs Fan Catching Rays - Jefferson Park
Chicago
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Monday, February 07, 2022

Red

Red Fire Hydrant In Snow - Palatine, Illinois
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Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Snowy Wednesday in Chicago

West Wolfram Steet - Chicago
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Monday, January 24, 2022

Another Snowy Day In Chicagoland…

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Let's Talk About Technology. Introducing Qolsys...

When I meet with new clients I never really know if they're going to like what I have to say, but I know that when I'm finished they're going to know everything they need to know about what we do and how we do it.  

The DSC Qolsys IQ2 Plus is ready to arm


I also like to talk a little about technology, though I'm aware that some people don't care about the technology.  Those whose eyes don't glaze over, however, can't help but be impressed as we have some best-of-breed tech which is truly remarkable.

Our best security program is called ADT Command & Control, and is based on the DSC Qolsys IQ platform.  
The Qolsys IQ2Plus
PowerG Mini Window Sensor
 system allows the adaptation and integration of existing hard-wired and wireless devices.  New devices will be Qolsys PowerG wireless series which are two-way 128-bit AES (encrypted, with 0.4 second frequency hopping), exhibit superior range (ideal for larger homes), allows power adaptation on-the-fly for extended battery life, bluetooth geofencing.  Software updates "over the air" provide enhanced capabilities as they become available without the need for a technician to visit, 128 zone capacity, 116 Z-wave device capacity, 242 codes, smoke/heat and CO sensors feature "one go - all go" internal sounders (85 db).

ADT's Control Interactive Solution integrates security and smart-home technologies in one package with one interface.  All interactive features are accessible through any Internet connected device:  computer (desktop or laptop); iPad, Android or Windows tablet; iPhone, Android or Windows phone; Google Personal Assistant, Google/Nest Hub and Hub Max. Intrusion, fire, critical conditions, cellular services, event messaging via SMS or e-mail are the basic features.  Additional features such as interactive video doorbell, live streaming video and lighting & climate controls, electronic remote-controlled garage doors and deadbolts… automated, scheduled, event-triggered or remote-operated manually through the smart-phone application are available. 

Thursday, February 06, 2020

What If You Lived Here? ADT Custom Home Services!

There’s much to say about the benefits of being protected by the Custom Home Services Group. As a distinct division within ADT Security Services, we offer exceptional service combined with advanced technology and truly custom solutions.

Sometimes, working in the Custom Home Services group can be challenging. Every so often I receive an unusual request from a client.  Most of the time it's for something like an expedited installation due to an immediate threat (Monday), or perhaps a special order part (last week).  Those are relatively easy to deal with.

I have a new client who was so pleased with a special arrangement I made for his father's house here in the Chicago area, that he asked me to design a security program for his own home.  There's nothing unusual about that, per se, except that he lives in a fairly remote area that we don't usually service, he's somewhat off the grid.

We have a process for that, which I'm currently navigating, and I'll soon learn if I can help him.  It's a real one-off situation.  That's why we call it Custom Home Services.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Fish (with apologies to Dr Seuss)

I have a somewhat unique talent:  I can recite, verbatim (with voices), the entirety of "The Cat In The Hat" by Dr Seuss.

You remember The Cat In The Hat, don't you?  The Cat intrudes on the protagonist and his little sister, Sally, on a rainy day when their mother is not at home.  Their fish says, "No, no, make that cat go away.  Tell the Cat In The Hat you do not wish to play.  He should not be here, he should not be about. he should not be here when your mother is out!"

Basically, it's a home invasion by a mischievous intruder (a cat burglar).  He arrives with two thugs, Thing One and Thing Two, who proceed to ransack the place and wreak all kinds of havoc, not to mention putting an indelible stain on mother's new dress.  Now... that's what I call a metaphor!!

In the children's story the home is protected by the family pet, a fish (your dog, perhaps?), who is completely ineffective in deterring crime.  Luckily childrens' stories all have happy endings, and The Cat In The Hat puts the house back together just in time for Mother to walk through the door, completely unaware of what happened that day.

So, where do I come in?  I'm the guy who arranges your security program so that when an intruder enters your home uninvited, your ADT security system warns him off and makes him leave.

The fish couldn't keep The Cat In The Hat, and his thug friends, out of the house.  I, on the other hand, have 19,000 colleagues here at ADT whose sole purpose is to keep your home and your family safe.

Call me today on (201) 306-8250 to avoid a messy situation, because in real life the cat who enters your home won't be so lovable a scoundrel... and we're not a fish!  Enough said?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What Time Is It When An Elephant Sits On Your Fence?

About a month ago my watch died on me.  It was an auspicious occasion as it's the only watch I'd ever purchased.  You see, my dad was a watchmaker, and he'd always kept me in timepieces, but when he passed away in the summer of 2007 I was on my own, watch-wise, for the first time as a grown man.

I'd purchased a Citizen Eco-Drive, a solar powered watch and it lasted a good eleven years without so much as a hint of trouble, but alas.

This time around, I went for a "smart" watch, a Samsung Gear S3 Frontier, which I like very much.  One of the things I like about it is that it synchs to my iPhone and so I get text messages directly to my wrist.

Of course, when my ADT security system wants to message me I get those messages sent to my wristwatch.  One morning a few weeks ago my neighborhood lost power due to a snow storm and so my ADT Pulse system let me know that there was a problem.  As it happens I was home at the time, and the outage was just a few minutes.  Had I been traveling, had it been a longer duration, this would have been some very important information to know.

If you have ADT Pulse IS but don't know how to set-up alert messages you can visit the help menu in the Pulse portal.  If you're one of my clients you can call me and I'll walk you through it.  If you'd like to learn more about the benefits of an interactive security program call me on (201) 306-8250 and I'll be happy to get you set-up.

Friday, January 19, 2018

You Can't Take It With You? Yes, You Can!


You've heard it a million times, mostly when referring to accumulated wealth:  "you can't take it with you."  But money isn't everything, it doesn't compare to knowing our loved ones are safe, especially our most valuable assets... our children.

I'm pleased to report that there's good news.  ADT protection, the same protection you rely on at home, can now be taken with you.  How?

ADT Go, our new smartphone app,  can help you get help wherever you are.  Download it today from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store and start taking your ADT protection with you.

SOS Button, Emergency Response, Crash Detection, Crime Alerts, Distracted Driving Alerts, Family Location Tracking, Geo-fencing, Live Agent Support and more.  

Point your browser to adt.com/go or call me on (201) 306-8250.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Glass-Breaking News


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Flag Day 2017

Once again, my favorite day of the year... Flag Day 2017






































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Storefront Window, Montrose Ave, Chicago
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