Wednesday, December 18, 2013

MPower Me App Now Included With Your Account

MPower Me
Many companies offer home control and lifestyle products that give consumers the ability to control their alarm system and home automation services. However, none of them can tell the customer what happened during an alarm event. Was a correct passcode given? Were the authorities dispatched? Is everyone OK?

All monitored alarm account customers are now MPowered 24 hours a day with the ability to:
  • View their account information, call list, and zone information
  • View their alarm event history
  • Place their account on test / Take their account off test (MPower Me Advanced)
  • Call the central station / Request data changes

Mobile access: click MPower Me - Mobile Edition from your smartphone, or enter on your smartphone's browser. Once the login page appears, you can tap the phone's menu button and tap Add Shortcut To Home Screen, and a yellow Quinlan icon will be placed on your phone's home screen for quick and easy access. For help accessing your account, please call 708-478-0707 from 8am - 4pm Monday through Friday.

Desktop access for PC and Tablets will continue to be available through the Quinlan website > My Account > Alarm Customer Login.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Quinlan Supports MorningStar Mission for Thanksgiving

Looking for a way to give back during the Thanksgiving holiday, Quinlan staff once again tied on their aprons and served meals to feed the hungry at MorningStar Mission in Joliet. MorningStar has been serving the Will County area since 1909, an organization dedicated to providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, and shelter for the homeless.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Central Station Monitoring - Redundancy and Reliability

Our monitoring center is a UL Listed Central Station with five hot redundant and load sharing central stations, strategically located across the country. They are staffed with a highly trained, dedicated and alert staff that respond swiftly whenever your alarm is triggered. The goal is to deliver an average priority response time of 25 seconds or less. In any emergency, our operators will pinpoint the location, identify your response plan and initiate emergency instructions within seconds. Each phone conversation and incident detail is archived for review. And, because our monitoring service can be connected to your home or business by wireless radio or the Internet, as well as via land-based telephones, there will be no interruption in service regardless of the circumstances.
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Friday, October 04, 2013

Prevent Kitchen Fires - Fire Prevention Week

It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12, Quinlan Security Systems and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will be spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires. According to the NFPA latest research, cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Two out of every 5 fires begin in the kitchen.

Among the safety tips that firefighters and safety advocates will be emphasizing:
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling, or boiling food.
  • If you must leave the room, even for a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
  • If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three away from the stove.
  • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.
  • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from your stovetop.
  • Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.
  • The NFPA recommends that you REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 tears old.

Monday, September 30, 2013

System Design: 7 Deadly Surveillance Sins

Security cameras are one of the most important tools in the protection of facilities and critical assets.
However, the phrase, "What you see is what you get" applies ... literally. Proper setup of surveillance cameras is directly related to the level of effectiveness they will provide.

System Design: 7 Deadly Surveillance Sins

Wednesday, July 31, 2013


To our Valued Clients and Business Associates


Quinlan Security Systems is excited to announce the relocation of our office. This relocation will allow us to better serve our clients with increased space for staff; improved facilities for classroom training; centrally located near La Grange Road and Route 80; plus room to grow.

Our new address effective July 1, 2013 is:

9830 W. 190th Street
Suite B
Mokena, IL 60448

Our phone number, fax number, website, and email address will remain the same. Please update your records accordingly. We look forward to doing business with you from our new location.

Friday, July 19, 2013

The App That's On Top of Your Security

The DMP Virtual Keypad App for Android and Apple devices provides users with the ability to arm or disarm, and to check the status of their cellular connected DMP security system from anywhere they have cell service. They can also access Z-Wave devices and DMP cameras.

For more information, contact Quinlan Security Systems at 708-478-0707.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Cost of Non Productivity


You run a company with 50 employees
Half of those employees take 5 minutes longer on their paid breaks than you’re comfortable with during each of their two paid breaks.

Your average wage is $10.00/hour @ 40 hours per week.
Fact:  That unproductivity will cost you $10,833.33 yearly in wages paid but not earned. Not theoretical – actual wages lost by the company. Adjust the number accordingly (employees, number of unproductive minutes, hourly wage, etc.) for your company then ask yourself:

Question: Can I afford to keep paying those wages without seeing a return?

Is it worth 5 minutes on the phone with Quinlan Security to start the discussion on fixing this problem?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Monitored Water Detection System

Have you experienced storm damage from the recent heavy storms in the Chicagoland area? Consider adding the WaterBug Water Detection to your alarm system. Ideal for basement sump pumps, drain and storage areas, computer rooms, document storage areas, warehouses and sprinkler systems.

When water reaches a WaterBug sensor, it activates alarms, bells, wireless transmitters, etc. in existing and new alarm panels. The WaterBug is just one of the environmental sensors that we offer. Whether it is an industrial, commercial, or residential application, environmental sensors provides the flexibility to simultaneously monitor temperature, humidity, and/or water in one or more critical environments. For more information, call Quinlan Security Systems at 708-478-0707.

Friday, March 15, 2013


A Public View Monitor (PVM) placed at your building entrance displays an image from an onboard camera of every visitor who enters your facility. An overlay message “Recording In Progress” informs potential thieves that they are being recorded. This shows everyone passing by the monitor that video surveillance is deployed and in use throughout the facility. Not only does this signal a ‘safe’ environment to honest occupants, it warns troublemakers that they are under observation.
The Public View Monitors feature  a slim styled design with a recessed acrylic face to be an elegant showpiece, while actively taking part of loss prevention and creating a greater awareness of video surveillance.  It can be wall mounted, or ceiling mounted. For more information, please call Quinlan Security Systems at 708-478-0707.