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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.

10 Essential Car Safety Tips for Home and Travel

Even though your car doesn’t contain your most precious personal items, like private documents or your grandmother’s jewelry, it’s still your one of your most valuable belongings. You should take just as many precautions around your car’s safety as you do your home. You spend a lot of time in your car, and your car […]

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9 Reasons to Regularly Check Your Surveillance Footage

Many families see their surveillance cameras as luxuries they’ll only need after a break-in or incident has occurred. Some don’t even think about viewing the actual footage on their cameras unless there’s a burglary, but believe the mere presence of cameras will deter them away entirely. Surveillance cameras can be both offensive and defensive tools. […]

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8 Questions to Ask a Landlord Before Signing a Lease

When a unit is up for rent is when the whole building looks better than ever. The owner comes by to spruce up the area out front, make sure everybody’s front balcony or porch looks nice and ensure all the walkway lights are working properly. But if you’re a renter, don’t take any apartment building […]

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7 Tips to Help You Fight Summer Crime

Something about the summer makes criminals come out in hoards – maybe the warm weather makes them braver, or perhaps they know the hot sun makes you a little less on your guard. Whatever the reason, crime rates go up with the temperature (by about 10 percent in June, July and August), which means so, […]

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5 Summer Traditions that Put Your Neighborhood at Risk

Summer time comes with some pretty fun traditions. You probably remember your neighborhood lighting up with activity during the hottest months of the year as a kid. It’s true – people feel more social during the summer. The days are longer, the weather is warmer and school is out, making for some great summer traditions. But, […]

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9 Things to Hide When Guests Come Over

If you have children, a career and a busy life, you’re bound to need a little help. This help could come in the form of babysitters, dog walkers, a cleaning staff and more. If you’re someone who likes to host a lot, then you also have friends stopping by for dinner parties and barbecues. When […]

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Forming a Safety Alliance with Your Neighbors

We live in a time when people don’t really get to know their neighbors. This can be especially true for people living in apartment buildings. Since the residents of apartment buildings seem to change yearly, they may not feel the need to invest much time or effort into getting to know each other. But getting […]

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What To Do Right After a Break-In

Coming home to realize someone has broken into your house, damaged your property and stolen things can shake you to your core. Nobody ever expects it. What begins as a perfectly regular day, where you expect to get home for dinner and your favorite TV show, can quickly become one of the worst days of your […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe During Summer Vacation

During the school year, your children are supervised almost around the clock. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., they’re in class, being looked after by teachers and school staff. If you’re lucky, some after school activity like sports or art class keeps them occupied and with adults until 5 or 6 p.m. Maybe by the time […]

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7 Home Invasion Statistics That Will Surprise You

What are the things you think about when you take a risk? Do you think about the odds that it will go wrong? How bad the negative consequences may be? Odds and likelihood play a major role in our decision-making process. If you’re going to rely on statistics when you leave your door unlocked for […]

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