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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.

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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Why Home Security is Important Even While You’re Home

Hopefully you never experience the trauma of having your home invaded while you are there. Most burglars are intelligent enough to attack a home when it’s unattended, but some home invasions happen when the residents are present. If you’re sleeping with all the lights off, it could appear to a burglar as if nobody is […]

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Hypothetical Letter from Jake, the Clueless Robber

Dear Daniel, I realize I promised to pay you the money I owe you this week, but my method of getting said money didn’t work out. I knew of this very wealthy home, often left unattended, that I was planning on, um “borrowing” some things from, but I wasn’t able to get in. I spent […]

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Do College Students Need Security Systems?

College students can be resistant to buying a home security system for many reasons: it could seem antisocial to lock up their dorm/apartment at a time when kids want to make friends more than ever, they might make the assumption that only college students frequent their neighborhood and criminals stick to neighborhoods of working professionals, […]

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How Serious are Repeat Robberies?

If you’ve experienced the trauma of having your property burglarized, it could be easy to think, “Well I survived. And what are the chances that a criminal will come back to the same place?” Unfortunately it’s exactly that type of thinking that puts homes that have already been attacked at risk for a repeat offense. […]

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Home Security Tips From Horror Films

Fifty years ago, when you watched a home invasion thriller and screamed, “Why did you do that!” , it’s typically because a character  just let a stranger in (who claimed car troubles) to use their phone. Maybe they even gave their address to somebody who claimed to be from a delivery service. But today, with most […]

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Home Security for Those on a Budget

Times are tight right now for America’s families. The cost of living has increased, while busy and hardworking Americans have seen a decrease in their pay. As a result, every dollar counts when a family is budgeting their money, and many times home security is on the bottom of that list. That is why it […]

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Home Security for Historic Properties

One of the most difficult types of homes to secure are historic properties. This is because historic properties often have multiple weak spots that modern or more recently remodeled homes do not, which grants potential burglars more entry points into the property. In addition, these historic properties might also be more prone to other threats […]

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Best Home Security Apps

One of the biggest concerns regarding home security for homeowners is who is protecting their home while they are at work or on vacation. To lighten this anxiety, home security companies such as Vivint, Protect America, and LifeShield are offering smartphone apps that connect remotely so that you can monitor your property and be notified […]

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Top 5 Concerns of New Homeowners

So, you have just bought your dream home. Pricing, long term contracts and spending more money is something that is definitely not high on your priority list. You have concerns about the security of your loved ones and your home, but do not know if spending additional money is worth it at this time. However,many […]

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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.