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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.

Are Hardwired Systems Obsolete?

Just like when you’re picking out a car, you would consider your lifestyle, your needs and your own habits to find the right match. When picking out a security system, you need to consider all of those factors, as well. Deciding if a hardwired or wireless security system is best is a much-debated issue. Hardwired, […]

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What Exactly is Smash and Crash Protection?

You’ve seen that security systems come with something called “Smash & Crash” protection. Maybe you’ve considered getting a system that doesn’t come with this protection because it’s less expensive, and you don’t totally understand the benefit of purchasing Smash & Crash. But Smash & Crash protection is the only thing standing in the way of […]

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Home Security Advice to Give Your Neighbor

Making your own home unappealing to burglars can only go so far: if your neighborhood still looks like an easy target for intruders, your home could still be at risk. That’s why if you and your neighbors can get on the same page about protecting your homes as a community, you can each individually be […]

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Safety Tips for Airbnb Hosts

Airbnb has opened up the world of travel and leisure to those who otherwise could not afford it. It also provides a great form of income for people who own second properties, but rarely use them. However, almost anyone can set up an account with Airbnb, and no matter how great a score a traveler […]

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Small Things that Put Your Home’s Security at Risk

Even if you have a handle on the obvious security risks—you park your expensive car out of plain sight and don’t keep any fancy lawn furniture out front—there are still plenty of small things that tempt a burglar onto your property. Here are small ways you didn’t realize you were putting your home at risk. […]

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Be Cautious When Living with Lots of People

Living with a lot of housemates can be very fun and even comes with built-in safety benefits, like a higher chance that someone is always home. However, living with several people who are not your family, but rather busy individuals with all sorts of jobs, friends and schedules, does come with its own set of […]

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The Importance of Aesthetics to Home Security

Almost anyone can benefit from a home automated security system, but things like the sort of neighborhood you live in, how many people regularly go in and out of your home, and even the residents in your home, can determine how visible your security system should be. Here are some things to consider when choosing […]

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Who to List as Emergency Contacts

Writing up a list of emergency contacts is a task plenty of people put off, mainly because it’s riddled with scary emotions. But if you don’t have your list ready to go, that can be even scarier, should something happen. Here are some tips on who to name as emergency contacts, and who not to […]

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Preparing Your Home for Super Bowl Sunday

The only screaming you should be doing on Super Bowl Sunday is at the Seahawks or Patriots and certainly not at the fact that your home was robbed during your party. But there are plenty of security hazards that come with the territory of throwing a Super Bowl bash, including the front door that you probably […]

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Home Security and Living with a Disabled Person

If you live with a disabled person, you probably do all you can to ensure his or her safety and create a home environment that makes his or life a little bit easier. But you can’t be by that person’s side at every moment, and the moments you can’t are when an automated security system […]

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