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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.

Landmarks and Buildings You Don’t Want to Live Near

In today’s political and cultural climate, there is no such thing as being too picky when looking for a safe neighborhood to move to. And spotting a safe neighborhood isn’t a cut and dry task. While the residential street you’re looking at might have perfectly kind neighbors, clean streets, and well-kept lawns, the streets surrounding […]

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Signs an Employee is Stealing From You

In today’s telecommuting climate, with things like Skype and video conference calls, jobs that used to require you to be at a specific location can now be done from anywhere in the world. But, you still might need a little help, so you hire a few employees to assist you in your home office. Even if you […]

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How to Puppy-Proof Your Home

If you’ve just brought home a new puppy you’ll first feel very excited, and then you’ll feel a little worried—puppies get into a lot of trouble! But luckily, with advanced home automated systems, you can keep your puppy safe without having to constantly watch him. Here are some tips for puppy proofing your home. Know […]

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These Items May Draw Burglars into Your Home

Even if you keep a nice and tidy home, you probably still leave some items out on your kitchen table, living room table, or somewhere in plain site. It’s a part of living—you don’t always have time to put away every item after you’re done using it. Plus, you need certain things always to be […]

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Why it’s Important to Control the Temperature in Your Home This Summer

You may be considering skimping on air conditioning or central air this summer, hoping to avoid the high costs. But keeping cool in the hot summer months isn’t just about your comfort; it’s also about your health and safety. Here are surprising reasons it’s important to control the temperature in your home this summer. Insects […]

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Signs that Tell People You Have Valuables Inside

You might take plenty of pains not to keep valuable items in your front room or by the windows. You don’t allow delivery people to look in your home, and you don’t tell strangers about the new big screen TV you bought. But you may leave some things in your front yard, or decorate the […]

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Reasons You Didn’t Know Fireworks Were Dangerous

In recent years, there has been an average of 10,000 emergency visits related to firework injuries a year. In 2014, there 11 non-occupational deaths related to fireworks. If these statistics don’t scare you away from putting on your own light show on the 4th of July, or if you simply won’t be the one actually […]

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Your Ultimate Fire Safety Tips for the Summer

Right around this time of year you see a lot more Smokey the Bear signs popping up, but camping-related forest fires aren’t the only hazard during the summer. A lot of the summer activities you enjoy right inside of your home could put you at risk for a fire. Here are the top fire hazards […]

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How You Make it Too Obvious You’re Going on Vacation

You don’t need to shout from the rooftop, “I’m going on vacation!” in order for people targeting your house to know you’re leaving town. Even people who conscientiously try to be discreet about an upcoming trip can slip up and let it be known that they’re going out of town, and leaving their house empty. […]

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Top Security Passcode Mistakes People Make

It seems like we’re constantly being asked to create passcodes today. Between our emails, our phone screens, our online banking accounts and our frequent flyer programs, we have dozens of passcodes to memorize. For this exact reason, it can be tempting to set all of your passwords to the same thing, so they’re all easy […]

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