Home Security Systems / Do-it-yourself

Making the Most of Your Outdoor Security Lighting

If you’ve purchased a home automated system that includes automatic and motion sensor lights, congratulations: you’ve taken an important step toward securing your home. Burglars shy away from well-lit properties and often cancel their attack plans entirely if a motion sensor light takes them by surprise. Here how to make the most out of your […]

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Information You Should Delete from Your Phone Right Away

If you’ve ever had your phone stolen, you know the feeling of violation that comes with it. You don’t just lose your way of calling people, looking up directions on the go and sending text messages; you lose a little device that essentially holds the key to your entire life story—past, present and future. The […]

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10 Little Updates That Make a Huge Difference in Safety

Sometimes the smallest detail can make all the difference between a burglar getting into your home or not. Seemingly minuscule changes around the outside of your home can also affect whether or not a burglar even wants to try getting inside. Not convinced? Here are little updates you can make to your home that will make […]

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Home Safety 101: Do’s and Don’ts for Your Child’s Lemonade Stand

Setting up a lemonade stand is an age-old summer tradition for children. Chances are, you had one, your parents had one and your parents’ parents had one. Running a lemonade stand teaches a child about the value of a dollar, instills a strong work ethic and even makes them more comfortable with public speaking, since […]

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Is a Panic Room Right For You?

Safe rooms, otherwise known as panic rooms, aren’t just for thriller films and apocalypse-believers. Having a safe room in your home could prevent a major tragedy in the event of a break-in or certain natural disasters. Not sure if one’s right for you? Safe rooms can be a cost and space-effective addition to your home. While reinforcing […]

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8 Safety Tips for DIY Home Playgrounds

If you plan on building a playground at home, your children will love you for it. You’ll be giving your kids an endless outlet for their energy and you’ll be doing something priceless for a parent: reducing the need to go to the park. When you have a home playground, you can stay away from some of […]

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How Your Home Automated System Can Simplify Entertaining

When you’re the host of a party, it can be difficult to enjoy your own event. You put so much time, energy and money into throwing this bash, and yet, the night just flashes before your eyes because you’re constantly changing the music and checking on cooking temperatures. Fortunately, a home automated system can help […]

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7 Fire Pit Safety Tips for the Summer

Fire pits can be the perfect outdoor addition if you live in a climate where you want to enjoy the temperate summer nights, but it doesn’t stay quite hot enough after sundown to be outdoors without some sort of heat. Fire pits also enhance the aesthetic of a porch, deck or patio and are a […]

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11 Home Toddler Hazards You Need to Look Out For

Some parents dread their kids’ teenage years the most because that’s when children start to gain their independence, going out more with friends and developing their own opinions. But the toddler years can be even scarier because your little one can find trouble to get into in every corner of your home. Though your child is in your […]

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11 Genius Hiding Places for Your Cherished Goods

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 […]

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