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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.

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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Hey, Did You Get Robbed Over The New Year?

Police sirens are not exactly the type of bells you want to hear when you ring in the New Year, but with the likelihood of burglaries increased during the holidays, it’s a distinct possibility. If your 2015 kicked off with you filing reports and cancelling credit cards after a home invasion, here are some risks […]

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Do You Live in the Middle of Nowhere?

Living far from civilization comes with a wonderful serenity. In most cases, living far from other people puts you further away from crime, too. However, living in the middle of nowhere also means that, in the rare instance your home is in danger, it can have much more devastating effects than if you were a […]

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Why Home Security is Important When You Work From Home

Working from home can afford you the luxuries of spending more time with your family, avoiding traffic, and even staying in your pajamas all day. However, when you work from home, you double the valuables in your house. Now you have not just personal valuables, but professional ones as well. When you keep your career […]

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The Link Between Social Media and Home Safety

You use Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media to keep up with friends and family. Unfortunately, plenty of people you’ll never meet can keep up with your life, too, by searching your social media profiles. Here are just some of the links between social media and home security. Checking in Any sort of […]

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3Customer has 14 days from date that equipment was shipped to terminate the agreement and all services by returning the equipment in its original packaging and in like new condition. If customer returns within 14 days they will owe Protection 1 a $79 restocking fee. Monthly service charge requires you to sign a minimum of a 36 month monitoring contract (may be longer based on specific offer) starting at $41.99 per month (36-month total starting at $1,511.64). Offer applies only to new customers with satisfactory credit rating. Offer requires customer to sign up for payment via Automated Clearing House (also referred to as ACH). Equipment to remain the property of Protection One until end of initial 36 month term, at which time the customer owns the equipment.