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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.

Home Security Can Help You Monitor Tenants

Purchasing an apartment building can be a wonderful investment. Through the rent you collect from your tenants, you can pay off your mortgage faster than you would on many other types of real estate. Plus, owning real estate can build your credit, and even provide you with some collateral if you ever want to take […]

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Be Careful When Having Workers in Your Home

Renovations on your home can take anywhere from weeks to months, and sometimes over a year! In that time, you can start to feel really comfortable with the crew working on your house. Not to mention, being super cautious of locking up, keeping an eye on workers and just monitoring your home’s security can become […]

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Errands You Shouldn’t Let Your Assistance Run

The nature of a personal assistant is built right into the name—they’re personal. As such, they handle a lot of your personal matters. You give them the keys to your home, your car, your life. You have to let them get close to some degree if they’re going to do your job, but there are […]

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Things You Should Never Do in a Coffee Shop

When you’re in a coffee shop, everyone around you has their noses hovering close to their own laptops. How could they possibly have time to care about what you’re doing at your computer? And between the blenders whizzing for the iced mochas and the barista calling out orders, how could anybody even hear your phone […]

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Household Activities that Make it Hard to Hear a Break-in

If you don’t hold band practice at your house, you might think, “How loud could I possibly be?” But there are a lot of small household chores and activities we do that make a lot of noise, and that noise gives burglars the perfect opportunity to smash a window or jimmy open a door without […]

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Protecting the Valuables in Your Garage

Is your garage your home away from home? Are you constantly working on projects back there, restoring antiques, building furniture, fixing up vintage bikes, or even working on classic cars? If you can’t afford a studio, and you have street parking for your cars, your garage can be the perfect place to work on your […]

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How to Protect Yourself if You Sell on Ebay and Craiglist

Craigslist and eBay can be great, low-effort ways to make extra income. Instead of bringing things to a consignment store or a third party, you can get money directly from your buyer. However, when you skip the fees that come with using a third party seller, you also give up on some of the security. […]

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How to Protect Your Retail Space

Do you own a clothing store or retail space? It doesn’t seem like there would be much at risk—clothes aren’t exactly Mercedes or diamonds. And while it’s true that clothing stores might not be major targets for burglars, they can be places where the employees try to get away with a lot. Here are some […]

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Security Risks Every Restaurant Owner Faces

If you run a restaurant, you hope that you can trust your managers to keep an eye on things for you when you’re not around. After all, part of the reason you opened your own business is probably so that you don’t have to actually work as much. But restaurants usually have several rooms from […]

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Things to Never Leave in an Uber

You’d like to think your Uber driver would never steal personal information from you. And the reality is, he probably won’t. Uber drivers are constantly rated and reviewed, and if one does something dishonest, they’re fired fast. However, the passengers that Uber drivers pick up are not vetted so thoroughly. So be very careful not […]

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