Home Security Systems / Do-it-yourself

Top 7 Basic Home Security Tips

Many folks don’t give home security a passing though, beyond perhaps locking their front doors. The fact of the matter is that it really doesn’t take a whole lot of time, effort or money to secure your home. All it takes is some awareness and a willingness to follow some basic home security principles. Here […]

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Home Security-Lingering Dangers of Radon and Carbon Monoxide

Besides protecting your home against intruders, there could be other unseen dangers lurking in your home. Two of them include radon and carbon monoxide. These are common and silent killers that don’t always make their presence known until it’s too late. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that emanates from the break down of uranium […]

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Window Grille Options-How They Can Help Toughen Up Home Security

If you’ve ever considered purchasing some home security grilles for your windows, there is no better time than right now.  Gone are the days of utilizing standard security bars that prevent someone from escaping during a fire. This was a fear that was present with the old style home security grilles, but no longer.  The […]

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Home Security and Self Defense-Protection against Domestic Violence

Surviving domestic violence takes courage and a great deal of resourcefulness.  It starts by defending yourself, your family and your home against violent offenders.  One thing to keep in mind is that there is no reason for you to feel trapped or embarrassed.  Acknowledging the ugly truth of the situation is your first step in […]

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Home Security’s Hottest Stocking Stuffers – Part 2

Christmas is closing in fast, and it’s time do that last minute shopping you’ve been putting off for weeks. And if you’re still searching for ideas for what to give the home security system buff in your family, we’ve come up with a few that always come in handy. And they’re not only great ideas […]

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3 Tips to Protecting the Home Security interests of Your Own Neighborhood

Home security systems protect your home, but what about the house next to you?  Have you ever given thought to how a foreclosed home affects your neighborhood? The current recession has made quite an impact on the number of homes being foreclosed on recently and many neighborhoods have more than one home sitting vacant these […]

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How to Maintain Home Security during New Home Construction

The most expensive thing you spend your money on is most likely your home.  Lots of things can go wrong, so it is imperative to apply attention to detail.  It’s an especially sensitive time for homeowners during the construction phase or while taking on any new remodeling projects.  That’s why it’s important to keep the […]

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Home Security and Toolbox Safety-Securing Your Garage Equipment

Home repairs and minor improvements are all a part of upkeeping a home, but sometimes homeowners fail to keep tools safely secured and locked away.  So many homeowners have been injured or killed by falling tools objects, especially during the holiday season where people are in the process of using these tools to hang Christmas […]

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Designing Your Home Security Systems

The reason that so many homeowners have installed home security systems on their property is because of the rising crime rate regarding current burglary statistics.  According to the FBI, a home is broken into and burglarized once every 15 seconds, hence the need to install one of these security systems.  Although most of these burglaries […]

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Importance Of Professional Installation And Monitoring

With all the home security systems available on the market today, it is oftentimes a better idea to turn to a professional or certified specialist to do the installation of these systems, especially if you are purchasing a hard-wired security system.  Since the protection of your family, home, and your possessions is critical, home security […]

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