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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.

Things to Tell Your House Sitter

If you’re leaving somebody to watch your home, you don’t want them to know everything about you because that can put your security at risk. That being said, if you don’t give them enough information, then that too could leave your home vulnerable to security breaches or accidents. Who is stopping by Check all of […]

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Top Things That Make a Home Tempting to Burglars

There’s no better way to know what happens in a burglar’s mind than to ask him. That’s exactly what authorities did with over 200 police detainees, and here’s what they found. These are just some of the top factors that make a home tempting to a burglar. Piles of mail or piles of trash Mountains […]

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The Best and Worst Locks for Your Home

When it comes to the locks you buy for your home, what seems the sturdiest may not always actually be the sturdiest. You could buy what is marketed as a break-proof lock, but don’t forget that burglars spend a lot of time learning ways to break into homes. You might say, “I can’t think of […]

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The Easiest Windows to Break Into

If you’re building a home or simply renovating, your decorator will probably ask you, “What style of windows do you want?” But, along with considering the décor of your home, you need to consider its safety and some windows just aren’t that secure. Here are some of the easiest windows for a burglar to break […]

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Shocking Ways People Sneak Past Security

Having a security guard in your apartment building is an added luxury, but it’s not a guarantee of your security. The term “human error” exists for a reason and, unfortunately, security guards can overlook some critical details, and fall for lies. Here are shocking ways people sneak past security. Posing as plumbers/handymen Your security guard […]

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Nanny Misconduct Your Surveillance Can Catch

Nannies have a direct line to your heart strings: they have the love of your children. Once your kids are nuts about a nanny, it’s easy to think he/she must be trustworthy. But, while kids—with their unbiased and naïve views—can sometimes be the greatest judges of character, they can also be easily manipulated. Anytime you […]

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How to Prevent Dorm Room Theft

If you’re sending your kid off to college, you might feel like your baby is all grown up and doesn’t need you anymore. He can drive, feed himself, and maybe even make a little money on his own. But there is one thing that you can still teach a college-aged kid, and that’s how to […]

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Precautions to Take If You’re Renting Out a Guest House

Renting out your guest house can be a great way to earn extra income. Many homeowners purchase a pricey house that is pricey because it has a guest house, only to realize later that mortgage payments are getting ahead of them. Then, that money pit of a guest house can, in fact, get them out […]

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Your Home Security Resolutions for 2016

Like most thing that matter in life—fitness, friendships, finances—security is mostly a result of your own daily habits. In addition to having a solid home security system in place, there are seemingly small but significant habits that you could take on to make your home and family safer. Here area few security New Year’s Resolutions […]

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The Most Dangerous Appliances in Your Home

Household appliances make meal preparation, cleanliness, and general home care so much easier. Without them, we’d all be covered in blisters from scrubbing, blending, chopping and toasting things by hand. But they can also be very dangerous. Here are 8 of the most dangerous appliances in your home, according to Insurancequotes.com. We’ll provide tips to […]

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