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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.

What to do if Your Neighbor Sublets to Strangers

One of the many factors you considered when choosing a house or apartment to live in was the neighbors. So it can be pretty frustrating when the neighbors you signed up to live near don’t turn out to be the people who are around. Why? Because they constantly sublet. What’s worse is that they sublet […]

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The Last Clever Places to Hide Your Valuables

There are few good hiding places left for your valuables. Burglars always check the cookie jar, the freezer and the bag of flour now, so those areas are out. You could always use a safe, but if somehow a burglar figures out the code or breaks into it, he’ll have access to all of your […]

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Surprising Times a GPS Tracker Can Save the Day

When it comes to GPS systems, most of us just use them when we are inside of our cars, and need help finding our destination. Using GPS trackers to find a car when you aren’t inside of it might feel like something reserved for the CIA, but even civilians encounter situations in which they need […]

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Common Ways Teens Sneak Out Past Curfew

Teenagers will fail to pay attention in class, forget to clean their bathroom and totally zone out when you’re telling them something at dinner. But when they want to sneak out past their curfew, they suddenly become incredibly sharp. It’s as they say—necessity is the mother of invention. And when teens need to see their […]

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Important Places to Have Automatic Lights

You’ve probably lived in several homes throughout your life where the light switches were not intuitively placed—where you’d have to walk halfway through your pitch black bathroom at night, bumping your knees on the toilet, before you could turn on the light. Not having light in certain areas around your property isn’t only inconvenient—it can […]

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Surprising Times You’ll be Glad You Had Surveillance

Even if you don’t think you’ll ever be a victim of a burglary, or you live in a neighborhood that you believe to be entirely safe, there are reasons beyond criminal control to have a surveillance camera system. Here are surprising times you’ll be glad you have surveillance. Arsen Unfortunately, plenty of people commit arson […]

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What to do When a Stranger Knocks on Your Door

We live in a day and age when it is rare for somebody to show up at our front door unannounced. Between emails, text messages, Facebook messages, Twitter, and phone calls there are dozens of ways for someone to get in touch with us before coming over. As such, it can be unnerving when an […]

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Life Events You Shouldn’t Share on Social Media

When something new and exciting happens in your life, what’s the first thing you do after calling your close friends and family? You share it with your not-so-close friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, baristas, exes, friends of exes and old classmates on social media. If you post selfies of new cabinets, you almost certainly post statuses […]

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Reasons It’s Important to Know Your Neighbors

The rate at which people know their neighbors has drastically dropped since the 1950s. It used to be, if you didn’t go up and down the street, introducing yourself to your new neighbors, and maybe dropping off a housewarming gift or hosting a get-to-know each other party, you were the weird one. Now, the rare […]

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Times It’s Better to be Paranoid Than Polite

As humans, we have to make quick decisions about our safety all of the time. Sometimes, protecting our safety can involve us acting in ways that feel rude. When someone offers you a ride or drink, you’re naturally a little worried to accept this offer from a stranger, but you also want to be polite. […]

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