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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.

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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Best Home Security for Rebellious Teens

When you bring your new bundle of joy home for the first time, you’re filled with dreams, wishes and hopes for his/her future. You want that child to grow into a strong, responsible, independent adult who is filled with happiness. However, what you may not be thinking about is the long road from infancy to […]

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How to Successfully Place Panic Buttons

By adding a panic button to your security system, you now have added protection for you and your family, whether or not your system is armed! A panic button by ADT or LifeShield can be a safety measure that ensures that your family is always protected. When the button is hit, the panic alarm will […]

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Just How Effective are Yard Signs?

National studies have shown that signs and stickers of security systems such as Frontpoint and Protect America in your home will drastically decrease the likelihood of being targeted by burglars. One scenario that is often posed by people concerns a burglar choosing between two homes in a neighborhood, both of which look equally vulnerable. Then, […]

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What to do Before Purchasing a Home Alarm System

There are many different alarm companies that you will encounter in your search for a home security company. Some of the things you will want to consider are the alarm company’s reputation, the technology used by them, their customer service, the reliability of their security monitoring station and the amount of time they have been […]

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How Important are Monitoring Services for Your System?

Some people who have security systems think that it is not worth the extra monthly fee to have their homes monitored by home security providers. The question often asked by those who are supporters of monitoring services to those who aren’t is, “what happens if an intruder tries to break in when you’re not home to […]

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Best Home Security for Young Children

It can be said in today’s crazy and scary world that everyone wants to keep their family safe from potential dangers that may happen when you are at home. Family security and safety always starts at home and will always be something that people are worried about. However, there is something you can do to […]

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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.