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General tips about security at your home, buying, installing and using a home security system as well security system alternatives and basic safety guidelines.

Reasons You Didn’t Know Fireworks Were Dangerous

In recent years, there has been an average of 10,000 emergency visits related to firework injuries a year. In 2014, there 11 non-occupational deaths related to fireworks. If these statistics don’t scare you away from putting on your own light show on the 4th of July, or if you simply won’t be the one actually […]

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Your Ultimate Fire Safety Tips for the Summer

Right around this time of year you see a lot more Smokey the Bear signs popping up, but camping-related forest fires aren’t the only hazard during the summer. A lot of the summer activities you enjoy right inside of your home could put you at risk for a fire. Here are the top fire hazards […]

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How You Make it Too Obvious You’re Going on Vacation

You don’t need to shout from the rooftop, “I’m going on vacation!” in order for people targeting your house to know you’re leaving town. Even people who conscientiously try to be discreet about an upcoming trip can slip up and let it be known that they’re going out of town, and leaving their house empty. […]

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Top Security Passcode Mistakes People Make

It seems like we’re constantly being asked to create passcodes today. Between our emails, our phone screens, our online banking accounts and our frequent flyer programs, we have dozens of passcodes to memorize. For this exact reason, it can be tempting to set all of your passwords to the same thing, so they’re all easy […]

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Can Your Nosy Neighbors Put You at Risk?

You want to be neighborly and facilitate a sense of community on your block. Unfortunately, some neighbors feel very possessive of the area and feel entitled to private information about everyone who lives there. They may just be catty or prone to gossip, but these traits could mean they accidentally leak information about you that […]

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Job Ads You Should Never Reply to

As if job hunting isn’t stressful enough in today’s climate, where there are literally thousands of job sites, we also have to worry about our security when just trying to acquire some income. Unfortunately, not all job sites filter who can post a listing or check their site for scams. This means that you have […]

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What to do if Your Neighbor Sublets to Strangers

One of the many factors you considered when choosing a house or apartment to live in was the neighbors. So it can be pretty frustrating when the neighbors you signed up to live near don’t turn out to be the people who are around. Why? Because they constantly sublet. What’s worse is that they sublet […]

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The Last Clever Places to Hide Your Valuables

There are few good hiding places left for your valuables. Burglars always check the cookie jar, the freezer and the bag of flour now, so those areas are out. You could always use a safe, but if somehow a burglar figures out the code or breaks into it, he’ll have access to all of your […]

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Surprising Times a GPS Tracker Can Save the Day

When it comes to GPS systems, most of us just use them when we are inside of our cars, and need help finding our destination. Using GPS trackers to find a car when you aren’t inside of it might feel like something reserved for the CIA, but even civilians encounter situations in which they need […]

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Common Ways Teens Sneak Out Past Curfew

Teenagers will fail to pay attention in class, forget to clean their bathroom and totally zone out when you’re telling them something at dinner. But when they want to sneak out past their curfew, they suddenly become incredibly sharp. It’s as they say—necessity is the mother of invention. And when teens need to see their […]

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