Home Security Systems / Do-it-yourself

7 Fire Pit Safety Tips for the Summer

Fire pits can be the perfect outdoor addition if you live in a climate where you want to enjoy the temperate summer nights, but it doesn’t stay quite hot enough after sundown to be outdoors without some sort of heat. Fire pits also enhance the aesthetic of a porch, deck or patio and are a […]

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11 Home Toddler Hazards You Need to Look Out For

Some parents dread their kids’ teenage years the most because that’s when children start to gain their independence, going out more with friends and developing their own opinions. But the toddler years can be even scarier because your little one can find trouble to get into in every corner of your home. Though your child is in your […]

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11 Genius Hiding Places for Your Cherished Goods

Burglars are always catching on to new hiding spots for our valuables. Some of your hiding spots may be rather difficult to get to, so even if they’re obvious, you may think, “What burglar would take the time to check there and run the risk of  being caught?” Well, if a burglar caught on to […]

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7 Easy Steps to Help You Avoid Package Theft

It’s difficult for the postal office to calculate package theft statistics because, typically if a delivery is stolen, nobody is there to see it. Nobody can really confirm if the package was picked right off of a person’s porch, if the delivery person put it in front of the wrong door, or if the package […]

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Facebook Scams That Put Your Home Security at Risk

Facebook is full of engagement announcements, cute puppy videos, and invitations to parties! It facilitates a feeling of community and fun. But Facebook scammers prey on that feeling, expecting Facebook users to trust just about anyone who ads them as a “Friend.” Some top Facebook scams work to access your personal information, including your home […]

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DIY Renovations That Make Your Home Safer

A home automated security system can save your life in worst case scenarios. But there are some renovations you can do yourself around your home, that could potentially make it so your alarms never have to sound. Adding greenery around your home You want to be careful with how tall the shrubs, trees, and bushes […]

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Things You Leave Out That Help Burglars Get In

  Putting every single item on your property away into a shed or the garage can be tiresome, but some of the items you leave out can help burglars get inside. Intruders won’t often walk onto your property with a giant wrench or a stepping stool because that would make them look too suspicious to […]

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Using Surveillance Cameras When You Share a Fence

Having neighbors you share a fence with can be a blessing and a curse. They can hear if there’s a security threat on your property and call the police for you. But sometimes they are that security threat. Here are some things you surveillance camera can catch if you share a fence with a neighbor. […]

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Household Items that Could Save Your Life

You probably don’t want to think about what you would do if somebody attacked you in your home because you don’t want to think about that scenario at all. But it’s that type of denial that could stand between you and survival in a worst-case scenario. Familiarize yourself now with items around your home that […]

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How to Protect Your House During Memorial Day BBQs

Memorial Day weekend is one full of festivities like block parties, pool parties and of course barbecues. And it’s certainly not a day where you want to lock up your home to neighbors and guests, but any time you open your home you make it vulnerable. Especially when there is alcohol, fireworks and open flames […]

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