Hi! My name is James Risley. I’m the head writer here at Security Baron, where I cover all there is to know about home safety. With a passion for technology and a DIY ethos, I hope to make it as easy as possible to find the right security setup for you.

I live in the suburbs of¬†Chicago with my wife and two 3-legged cats. As I started settling into my home and making it my own in the summer of 2015, I realized just calling a security company wasn’t going to fit my needs.

Thanks to new¬†technology, the security industry is changing faster than many legacy companies can keep up with. And tech-savvy users want more control than those big players can offer. But security system information is often confusing, unclear or unhelpful. At Security Baron, I’m hoping to change that.

I want you to understand every element of a security system, from the sensors that can help you spot break-ins or natural disasters to the invisible defenses you should have to protect your digital space. But I also want to help you get the most out of your system, helping you incorporate it into your smart home and using its features to better control the world around you.

In addition to reviews, I’m also keeping an eye on the latest security news and passing along the info you need to stay safe. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest developments across the home security industry.

Have a specific security question? Get in touch with us on our contact page and we’ll see if we can answer your questions or point you in the right direction.