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Help Your House Sitter Keep Your Home Safe

Hiring a house sitter and setting up a security system are two very complementary steps you can take to keeping your home safe when you’re away. Your home-automated system can make up for the human errors of which your house sitter may be guilty. Your house sitter is an intimidating presence to burglars and intruders […]

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How Dogs Can Help and Hinder Home Security

Dogs are a man’s best friend, but they can also be a man’s security guard. Actually, a dog can be an entire family’s security guard. With an impeccable sense of smell and sensitive ears, dogs can be aware of a threat long before you. Sure, they do the adorable thing of wagging their tails and […]

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Why You Should Use Security Cameras During Construction

It’s only natural to feel like your safety is compromised while your home is being gutted for renovations. Ironically, the construction your home is undergoing might even enhance its security, like the addition of a carport that conceals high-end vehicles or a guest house that doubles as a storage unit for valuables. But the process of making […]

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How To Prevent Package Theft with a Home Automated Security System

Online shopping makes buying holiday gifts so much more convenient. You don’t need to struggle through the mall crowds, stand in line to check out, or deal with pushy retail associates. Plus, when you online shop, you can easily check multiple sites to compare prices and find coupon codes. The one issue with this otherwise […]

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How Snowy Weather Affects Your Security

The weather outside may be frightful to you, but it could be a welcome sight to burglars who take advantage of winter conditions to break into homes. While you’re busy keeping your pipes from freezing and scraping ice from your car’s windshield, burglars are busy planning their entry into your home. It can be hard […]

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How Your Holiday Decorations Affect Your Security System

If you’re that house on the block who takes extreme pride in your holiday decorations, then you may be setting up your ladder to string twinkles lights all around your roof, blowing up those giant inflatable displays, and getting your snow machine ready. Decorating your property can bring cheer to the whole neighborhood, and really […]

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Hosting the Thanksgiving Meal – Secure Your Home Before the Guests Arrive

You’ve offered to host the Thanksgiving meal this year. That’s very generous of you as it’s a big financial and time commitment. However, it’s nice to have all of your loved ones around your table, and guests are usually willing to contribute side dishes and help clean up. Just remember that you’re responsible for the […]

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Safety Tips for Your Kid’s First Sleepover

You’re sending your kid off for her first sleepover—it’s exciting and nerve-wracking for both of you. On the one hand, you essentially have free overnight childcare. You get your home to yourself. Maybe you and your partner can have that date night you’ve been trying to have for months. On the other hand, you’re giving […]

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Why Suburb Crime is Less Frequent but More Severe

People move to the suburbs for a lot of reasons, but one of them is to feel safer. And, in most cases, families do have a more peaceful life away from the city, where they don’t hear as many sirens or read about as many crimes in the newspaper. But the suburbs are a unique […]

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Preparing Your Home for a New Nanny

So you’re expecting a new nanny. You’ve interviewed dozens, called referrals, run background checks, and found one you feel really confident about. That’s a feat, in and of itself. Now you need to make sure your nanny has everything she needs to do a great job, and that you’ve arranged your home and other details […]

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