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7 Easy Steps to Help You Avoid Package Theft

It’s difficult for the postal office to calculate package theft statistics because, typically if a delivery is stolen, nobody is there to see it. Nobody can really confirm if the package was picked right off of a person’s porch, if the delivery person put it in front of the wrong door, or if the package […]

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Facebook Scams That Put Your Home Security at Risk

Facebook is full of engagement announcements, cute puppy videos, and invitations to parties! It facilitates a feeling of community and fun. But Facebook scammers prey on that feeling, expecting Facebook users to trust just about anyone who ads them as a “Friend.” Some top Facebook scams work to access your personal information, including your home […]

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DIY Renovations That Make Your Home Safer

A home automated security system can save your life in worst case scenarios. But there are some renovations you can do yourself around your home, that could potentially make it so your alarms never have to sound. Adding greenery around your home You want to be careful with how tall the shrubs, trees, and bushes […]

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Things You Leave Out That Help Burglars Get In

  Putting every single item on your property away into a shed or the garage can be tiresome, but some of the items you leave out can help burglars get inside. Intruders won’t often walk onto your property with a giant wrench or a stepping stool because that would make them look too suspicious to […]

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Using Surveillance Cameras When You Share a Fence

Having neighbors you share a fence with can be a blessing and a curse. They can hear if there’s a security threat on your property and call the police for you. But sometimes they are that security threat. Here are some things you surveillance camera can catch if you share a fence with a neighbor. […]

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Household Items that Could Save Your Life

You probably don’t want to think about what you would do if somebody attacked you in your home because you don’t want to think about that scenario at all. But it’s that type of denial that could stand between you and survival in a worst-case scenario. Familiarize yourself now with items around your home that […]

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How to Protect Your House During Memorial Day BBQs

Memorial Day weekend is one full of festivities like block parties, pool parties and of course barbecues. And it’s certainly not a day where you want to lock up your home to neighbors and guests, but any time you open your home you make it vulnerable. Especially when there is alcohol, fireworks and open flames […]

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How to Protect Your Home During March Madness

March Madness is here! And as the name implies, it is absolute madness. The hype, aggression and skyrocketing levels of testosterone that come with the Super Bowl are amplified by 30. Why? Because March Madness is a month long event. That means a month of fun, but also a month of security hazards in your […]

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Tips for Turning Your Garage into an Extra Room

If your home has a large garage but you have one or no cars, or there is plenty of street parking, you can easily turn that garage into an extra bedroom. This is an increasingly popular renovation because using your garage is much more affordable than building an entire new addition to the house. However, […]

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How to Remodel and Secure a Manufactured Home

A manufactured home is a single-family house built entirely in a controlled factory, and then delivered to its destination. This differs from a “site built” home, which is, as the name implies, built on site. Living in a manufactured home (sometimes called a mobile home) certainly has its advantages, like the ability to move your […]

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