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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.

11 Home Safety Tips for New Parents

There is so much to think about when becoming first-time parents. The shopping list is enormous and the must-read books are never ending. It’s easy to overlook the ground on which you stand—literally. Before having children, people are so used to having their home a certain way. To adults, a home isn’t full of hazards—it’s […]

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How to Take Care of Your Family Heirlooms

In the event of a fire or robbery, most things can be replaced. You liked your wardrobe and your furniture, but chances are, they weren’t one of a kind. Even if you personally damage these items, you can typically replace them. But there are some things, like photos and family heirlooms, that are irreplaceable. If […]

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Does Your Smoke Detector Keep Having False Alarms? Here’s Why

The moment your smoke detector sounds is a terrifying moment. You jump up, wondering if you need to grab your children, your precious photos, your pet and run out the door. This is a moment you don’t want to experience more than you have to (and hopefully not at all). But if you have a […]

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Setting the Valentine’s Day Mood with Your Home Security System

People often see their home automated system solely as a tool to promote their safety, but it’s a powerhouse system capable of much more. While it can certainly help you lock doors and monitor surveillance cameras, it can also help you control plenty of other appliances just for your enjoyment. This Valentine’s Day is the […]

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How to Recover Your Stolen Items After a Break-In

Having your belongings stolen leads to a feeling of vulnerability and violation. These items have memories. Perhaps you spent hard-earned money on them, or they were gifted to you as a child and have spent more time in your possession than anywhere else. And now they’re in the hands of someone who just sees your items as […]

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8 Safety Tips for Living in Apartments with Pets

We all wish we could give our dogs a big house with an even bigger yard, but for some of us, that isn’t a possibility (at least not yet). On top of that, apartment buildings can be a bit chaotic. And, since your pet doesn’t have as much room to roam as he would in […]

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How to Protect Your Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras can be invaluable in the event of a break-in, accident or theft in your home. But your surveillance cameras can only be of help if you take care of them. Should someone tamper with or disable them, or should a severe storm take them out, all of your important footage could be gone […]

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Is Your Airbnb Safe? Here’s How to Tell

With the cold weather and hazardous conditions, you may be craving a weekend getaway to a beach-side home or little house on the lake. There’s nothing like staying in a real home when you want a cozy vacation, so you’ll probably turn to AirBnb. The hosts on AirBnb need to make an income, and in order to […]

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11 Crucial Tips to Prepare Your Home for Heavy Rainfall

Tornadoes, hurricanes, snow and hail storms—these are all weather conditions we have a somber respect for. When the forecast tells us these are coming, we take that information seriously, fortifying our homes and even seeking shelter. But it always comes as a shock what devastation heavy rains can cause. It’s just water, right? Well, mother […]

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Keep an Eye on These New Resident Safety Hazards

Moving into a new home is so exciting. It feels like a fresh start. But fresh starts go hand in hand with being a little naïve about your surroundings. You don’t know about the hazards in your neighborhood, you don’t know whom you can trust, you aren’t familiar with the streets, you don’t know the […]

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