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Using GPS trackers to keep an eye on one’s children is a controversial subject for parents. Does it invade their privacy? Does it make you a bad parent? Does it make you a better parent? Is relying on other tech options, like smartphones or apps, not good enough? New technology is always a little scary. It may encroach on our old ways, but similar to the Internet and smartphone technology, gadgets that seem to drive us apart may actually help us stay more connected. GPS watches are a prime example. They can especially mean a world of difference when it comes to keeping your children safe. Not sure they're for you? Check out these GPS pros and decide for yourself! 1. Set safety zones. A GPS watch can give your child a greater sense of freedom, while still allowing you to keep an eye on them. Most watches allow you to set safety zones. Within the GPS, you can set parameters for your child to play and wander in. If he/she leaves those parameters, the watch will immediately send a notification to your smartphone. If you’ve… Read more

Seasons come and go, but rarely are we prepared for them. We’re too busy focusing on unpacking our favorite winter outfits to notice that leaves are starting to regain their color and there are birds chirping in the morning again. When it comes to keeping your home safe and conserving energy, it’s best to stay ahead of the curve on seasonal changes. With Spring upon us, it's important to keep security updates in mind as we surveil our homes and prepare for the latest change in season. 1. Change the Light Schedule You likely had your automatic driveway and porch lights turning on in the early evening during the winter. You didn’t want to drive up to a dark house and carry your groceries to the front door in the pitch black night. But every hour those lights are on costs you money and, now that the sun is setting later, you can adjust their schedule. If your home automated system allows for day-by-day light scheduling, look at local weather reports to see when the sun in your area will… Read more

Burglars are always catching on to new hiding spots for our valuables. Some of your hiding spots may be rather difficult to get to, so even if they’re obvious, you may think, “What burglar would take the time to check there and run the risk of  being caught?” Well, if a burglar caught on to the fact that you were on vacation and wouldn’t be home for days, he would have all the time in the world to turn your home upside down. So we need to get smarter about where we keep our valuables. Don't worry - we've got you covered! Here are 11 genius places to hide your cherished belongings. Keep them safe always and rest a little easier knowing they won't be easy to find. 1. Inside a Vacuum Cleaner Don’t throw away your old, bag-eating vacuum. Hold onto it, remove the bag, and place private documents inside. These weigh about as much as the vacuum bag would, so even if a burglar has to move the vacuum, they won’t suspect a thing. 2. Inside Swiffer Pad… Read more

When a severe storm hits your town, you are hopefully prepared in ways to keep yourself safe during it. You may have gear handy in case of a power outage and food and water available in case the roads are closed. While that’s all very good and certainly necessary, don’t think that the storm has figuratively passed just because the storm has literally passed. Storms can do damage to your home and surrounding areas that may not rear its ugly head until it’s too late. Here is damage to look for after a major storm. 1. Small Cracks in Windows If a branch continuously tapped against a window during strong winds, or a gust of wind blew a rock against one of your windows, then there is a chance you have some small cracks in your panes. These may not seem like a threat now, but these tiny cracks make that window weak; the next time something bangs against it, it will likely shatter. If somebody is standing near it, they could sustain severe cuts from the shards of glass.… Read more

Once you’ve put the time into researching the best surveillance cameras for your needs and invested money in these essential security tools, you’re faced with one important question: where do I put these? Your cameras won’t do you any good if they face the complete opposite direction of where the action happens around your home. And some ideal locations for surveillance cameras are not as obvious as you'd think. That's ok - we're here to help! We've outlined the top 7 locations around your home where you're most likely to benefit from camera surveillance. 1. Anywhere a Burglary Has Already Occurred Before covering surveillance cameras for burglary prevention, let’s discuss using cameras to prevent a repeat burglary. If your home has ever been burglarized and you know where the perpetrator entered your house, you can almost be certain that is the most vulnerable area on your property. Put surveillance cameras there immediately. 2. Above all Entryways This includes your front door, back door and even any inconspicuous side doors that lead into your house. Keep in mind that many burglars case your property… Read more