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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.

Parenting 101: 7 Reasons to Get Your Child a GPS Watch

Using GPS trackers to keep an eye on one’s children is a controversial subject for parents. Does it invade their privacy? Does it make you a bad parent? Does it make you a better parent? Is relying on other tech options, like smartphones or apps, not good enough? New technology is always a little scary. It may […]

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8 Home Security Updates You Should Make this Spring

Seasons come and go, but rarely are we prepared for them. We’re too busy focusing on unpacking our favorite winter outfits to notice that leaves are starting to regain their color and there are birds chirping in the morning again. When it comes to keeping your home safe and conserving energy, it’s best to stay […]

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11 Genius Hiding Places for Your Cherished Goods

Burglars are always catching on to new hiding spots for our valuables. Some of your hiding spots may be rather difficult to get to, so even if they’re obvious, you may think, “What burglar would take the time to check there and run the risk of  being caught?” Well, if a burglar caught on to […]

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9 Signs of Damage to Look for After a Winter Storm

When a severe storm hits your town, you are hopefully prepared in ways to keep yourself safe during it. You may have gear handy in case of a power outage and food and water available in case the roads are closed. While that’s all very good and certainly necessary, don’t think that the storm has […]

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Top 7 Locations for Your Home Surveillance Cameras

Once you’ve put the time into researching the best surveillance cameras for your needs and invested money in these essential security tools, you’re faced with one important question: where do I put these? Your cameras won’t do you any good if they face the complete opposite direction of where the action happens around your home. And some […]

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Burglar Deterrents That Aren’t as Effective as You May Think

If you are going to spend money on a burglar deterrent, you want to make sure it works, right? To that point, even if your burglar deterrent didn’t cost you a dime, you’d still want the peace of mind that comes with it, resting assured burglars wouldn’t be able to steal thousands of dollars worth of valuables […]

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Home Security 101: How Your Neighbors Can Be Your Allies

Neighbors can be tremendous allies when it comes to creating a safe neighborhood. Today, of course, people don’t get to know their neighbors the way they did a few decades ago, which is a shame because we likely have a few things in common with the people who live on our street. One thing everyone […]

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What To Do in the Event of a Break-In

Hopefully you and your family are never victims of a break-in, but it’s better to prepare for something that will probably never happen then to be unprepared if the unlikely event does occur. Everyone believes they would be calm and collected in the event of an intrusion, but the truth is, when it actually happens, […]

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8 Essential Emergency Items You Should Keep Nearby

You moved into a safe neighborhood, you always keep an eye on weather alerts and you do just about everything you can to prevent an emergency from happening. But sometimes, emergencies have a way out outsmarting your plans. There are some things you simply cannot plan for and if you and your family are ever […]

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5 Unexpected Benefits of Installing Home Security Cameras

When you think about installing security cameras in and around your home, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the potential to identify and catch burglars. Most people know, unfortunately, how rare it is for police to ever track down your burglar and the little chance there is of recovering your belongings even if […]

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