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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.

Keeping Your Home Safe During a Holiday Party

Holiday party season is here. Whether you’re celebrating a certain religion, or just taking the last year of the month to appreciate and catch up with your friends, you likely want to have a little gathering. To most, the sounds of laughter and holiday music blaring from a home covered in twinkle lights are magical; […]

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Security Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

This holiday season, give the gift of security. Some people say the feeling of safety is priceless, but you can spend a little money to help somebody get it. Home security gifts can help someone protect all of the other presents they’ll get this month. Personal security items will help them safely go from holiday […]

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Could Political Divide Put Your Neighborhood at Risk

Regardless of your political beliefs, or your level of comfort with the current political climate, there is no denying that for many people, the recent election has created a social divide as well as an emotional divide. There is an air of paranoia and stress, and even if you don’t feel it, it’s likely happening […]

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Top Energy Hungry Fall Appliances

In the fall, you want to stay warm and toasty. Speaking of toast, you want to toast food, roast food, bake food, and broil food. You want to keep your home lit up even if the sun goes down earlier. It’s the beginning of the time of year when you need a little help from […]

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Fall and Winter Yard Safety Tips

Families who live in four-season weather know what a blessing and a curse that can be. Their backyard can become a wonderland their children want to play in. And what parent doesn’t want to encourage their child to play outdoors and put video games aside for a while? But the fall and winter months can […]

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Winter Emergency Kit

Those who live in true four-season weather know how magical the winter months can be. They have also, however, experienced the unique frustrations and hazards that come alone with harsh weather. Whether you have just moved to your first snowy city, or need to refresh your emergency preparedness, here are some items to add to […]

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How to Make Your Neighborhood Less Appealing to Burglars

There is safety in numbers, and that extends to the security of your neighborhood. In addition to looking out for your own property through the use of alarms, automatic locks, and motion-sensor lights, think about how you and your neighbors can work together to make the entire neighborhood less appealing to burglars. If you do […]

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Pros and Cons of Living in a Gated Community

For many people, moving into a gated community is a monumental change; it signifies moving up in life, being a part of a new income bracket, and succeeding. And there is some truth to that since many gated communities vet new residents thoroughly, and even require that they have a certain income level. In many […]

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How to Identify Dangerous Streets

If you live in a major city, then you know how quickly the landscape can change from one block to the next. One moment you might be passing by five-star hotels, and the next, you could be going down a dark street where a homeless community has set up tents. Micro communities pop up everywhere, […]

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Security Risks of an Up and Coming Neighborhood

Moving into an up and coming neighborhood can be a smart financial decision. These neighborhoods usually still enjoy property prices that are relatively low compared to already “up” neighborhoods. If you buy or rent a home in one before it’s been fully developed and changed, you can get the best of both worlds; the cost […]

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