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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.

Why a Sorority or Fraternity House Absolutely Needs a Security System

You might think a place with dozens of people living inside is the last to need a security system, simply because there are dozens of people living inside. It’s probably never empty, right? Well, one of a sorority or fraternity’s biggest security strengths might also be one of its biggest weaknesses. Any time you have […]

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Why Gamers Need Home Security

Today, gaming isn’t just for kids, and burglars know that. They know that gaming systems are getting more elaborate, more mature and more expensive. So if you’re a gamer, your home is automatically at risk of a burglary just for the valuables inside. But there are several other reasons being a gamer could make you […]

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Most Common Childhood Injuries

You do the most you can to protect your kids from strangers and from hazards outside of the home, but did you know that the most common childhood injuries can actually take place right inside your home? If you had it your way, you would probably clone yourself so no kid would ever be unattended. […]

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Surprising Fire Hazards Around the House

When you hear of a fire in a house in your neighborhood, you might tell yourself, “It must have been something obvious like someone left the stove on or someone didn’t put a cigarette out.” But, the scary truth is that there are surprising fire hazards all around your home that you might not be […]

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Do You Share Too Much Information with Strangers?

Even if you consider yourself a private person, for some reason it’s easy to open up to strangers—especially friendly ones. But remember that criminals will always seem friendly and well meaning. Also remember that many of the places you shop or hang out don’t do background checks on their employees, so you never know who […]

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Home Businesses that Put Your Home at Risk

For many, running a home business is a dream. But if you don’t take the right security precautions, it can quickly become a nightmare. Here are just a few types of home businesses that put your home most at risk for burglaries and break-ins. Interior Decorator If you’re an interior decorator, part of your job […]

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How to Beat the Heat and Stay Safe at Home

Temperatures are rising and that means your habits are changing. You want to be outdoors more, you want to keep your house cooler, and you’re calling up your friends with swimming pools (if you don’t have one yourself). But each season comes with its own set of security hazards. Here is how to beat the […]

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Unexpected Places to Keep Motion Sensored Lights

Maybe you’ve installed a light in your driveway and one above your garage door and figure, “That covers the main entrances to my property—I should be protected.” But skilled burglars know to surpass these areas. Here are unexpected places you need to place motion sensor lights on your property. Off-street windows Windows on the side […]

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Ways for a Burglar to Get Your Security Password

You know not to use your first name for your password, or the numbers “12345” but did you know burglars have ways of discovering even the cleverest of passwords? Here is how. Your dog’s tags You may already know not to set your passwords as your dog’s name (a burglar can just easily stand outside […]

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How a Home Automated System Can Help You Raise Teenagers

No one is an expert in raising teenagers. Everybody could use all the help they can get with this difficult age group. Reading all the books on parenting a teen isn’t going to help you ultimately stop them from doing whatever they want to do. But, like with most things today, technology could help you. […]

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