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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.

Does Your Community Require a Permit for Your Home Security System?

For whatever reason – an increase of crime in your neighborhood or for insurance purposes, for instance – you decided it was time to install a home security system. You did your homework to determine exactly what you wanted and needed in a system; you found the right system in your price range. You think […]

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Home Security Technology and Tips for 2013 Home Buyers

When looking to purchase a new home, prospective buyers are usually concerned issues like the number of bedrooms and baths and the functionality of the kitchen. If home security ever comes up, it tends to come in the form of a simple question: “How safe is this neighborhood?” Ironic, isn’t it? For the vast majority […]

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Keeping Home and Family Safe for the Holidays

With the December holiday season comes plenty of shopping, parties, exchanging gifts, and spending time with friends and family – or, if thinking like a burglar, homes are dark and empty more than usual, and full of brand-new expensive gadgets and perhaps extra cash for gift purchases and travel expenses. While it is important to […]

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How to Stylishly Blend Home Security with Home Décor

Modern home décor styles range from American Farmhouse to Modern Minimalist, but this doesn’t mean your home security can’t look good while still keeping your family safe. According to the FBI, a home burglary happens every 15 seconds. About 34% of the time an intruder enters through an unlocked or inadequately secured front door, first […]

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Top Security Guard Companies

As an individual or company’s assets increase in value then so does the risk and value that comes with getting a much more complex means of security to protect those assets. A security system is often more than enough to protect an individual’s home from burglary and other types of theft or damage, but when […]

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Are You Smarter Than A Burglar?

Much of the decrease in overall crime levels in the United States over the years can give thanks to a greater awareness amongst the population. Awareness of how the criminal mind operates and the fact that you are just as likely to get burglarized as the next person has allowed homeowners to take the initiative […]

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Burglary at Dimond Liquor – Anchorage, Alaska

Two criminals used their vehicle to break into an Anchorage, Alaska, liquor store. Fortunately, the owner of the store had security cameras installed to catch very clear footage of the criminals’ faces and helped the Anchorage Police Department catch these two burglars.

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Top DIY Deadbolt Installation Guides

One of the first steps to prioritizing your home’s security is by understanding that there are a few steps you can take that will ensure a big return on safety based on a small amount of effort. One such commonly overlooked area of security that gets a very high return on safety is something you […]

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AT&T Announces Plans to Offer Digital Home Security

Telecom giant AT&T has announced its intention to make its way into the home security industry by offering an internet based home security monitoring service. Going by the name AT&T Digital LifeTM, AT&T will give users the ability to access their homes using any device connected to the web including smartphones on any network, PCs […]

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Microsoft Releases Prototype of HomeOS to Academic Institutions

Microsoft’s HomeOS smart home platform prototype has been released under a free non-commercial license to academic institutions which will be used to work toward simplifying the management of household technology across multiple electronic devices. At least 16 Universities across North America and Europe are currently taking advantage of the non-commercial licensing of the HomeOS prototype […]

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Benefits of Home Security Systems with Cameras

  • Keep an eye on your home, family, or pets from anywhere in the world
  • Get motion activated alerts, pictures, and video clips sent directly to you
  • Know when your kids come home from school
  • Know when your contractor or cleaning crew arrived and what they did

Home Security Statistics

Every 14.6 seconds, a burglary takes place in the US. ±
Average loss per burglary: $1,725. ±
Homes without security systems are about three times as likely to be broken into than homes with security systems. ±
Favorite items: cash, jewelry, electronic equipment, silver, guns and other items easy to sell. ±
± Washington Post, 2007 (link)
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