Residential and Home Security Expert


J. Patrick Murphy provides forensic security expert witness services to plaintiff and defense counsel for litigation involving apartment security expert, security guard security expert, premises security expert, negligent security expert, retail shoplifting security expert witness, bar and nightclub security expert witness.

No need to be a security expert today.  Home owners have resources at their fingertips to protect their home and loved ones.  Wading through the techno-speak of supposed “home security experts” such as alarm and camera companies, can be daunting.   When a homeowner makes the leap, for whatever reason, to upgrade their home security, there are many considerations that go into that final buying decision.

For instance, does a homeowner need both an alarm system and a camera system to truly be safe.  Unfortunately there are no guarantees that any piece of physical security hardware will prevent or deter bad things from happening.  On the flip side, does a homeowner need an 8 camera system with cloud storage plus a burglar alarm system with redundant detection?  Answer:  It depends.  These decisions are based on budget, need, size of home and grounds, and threats to the family’s safety.

Security expert and consultant Pat Murphy can assist any homeowner with decisions about security.  LPT Security Consulting will perform a site assessment of any home to determine any strengths and vulnerabilities that may be present.  From that starting point, a customer would be able to understand their options and not be oversold by a company wanting to sell expensive equipment.

Call Pat Murphy, 713-899-2402.

PC Magazine carried the article below that can also help you make those important decisions.

The Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2017

A Smarter Way to Stay Safe

The Internet of Things has made it easier than ever to set up a smart home in which you can remotely control your door locks, lawnmowers,lights, thermostats, vacuums, and even pet feeders, using your smartphone and an app. It’s also made it very easy (and relatively affordable) to monitor your home from just about anywhere with a smart security system. Smart security systems are highly customizable and are available as do-it-yourself kits or as full-blown setups that include professional installation and monitoring.

Depending on your needs you can go with a system that you monitor yourself, or pay a subscription fee to have your home monitored 24/7 by professionals who will contact your local fire and police departments when alarms are triggered. Of course, the more coverage you have the more you can expect to pay. Here’s what to look for when deciding how to outfit your home, along with the top systems we’ve tested.


A smart home security system connects to your home Wi-Fi network so you can monitor and control your security devices using your smartphone and an app. Entry-level systems typically include a couple of door and window sensors, a motion detector, and a hub that communicates with these devices using one or more wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee, or a proprietary mesh network. You can add extra door, motion, and window sensors to provide coverage for your entire house and build a comprehensive system that includes door locks, garage door openers, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, lights, sirens, smoke/CO detectors, water sensors, and more.