Home Security Systems / Doors and locks

6 Tips to Help Prevent Summer Break-Ins

Everybody is a little checked out during the summer. The heat makes it hard to focus and the nice weather just makes you wish you were at the beach. If you’ve got kids, they’re on vacation and it feels like the day’s responsibilities are just slightly more relaxed. People are outside, the sun is shining […]

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8 Security Tips to Help Prevent Garage Break-Ins

Garages are easy targets for burglars because they’re not usually a homeowner’s main point of focus as far as security goes. Typically in the back or to the side of a home, garages are also often shielded from the view of neighbors and onlookers. High-quality locks and screens aren’t usually intended for garage doors, making this […]

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6 Easy Ways to Fortify Your Doors

Have you ever stayed in a hotel or visited someone’s home and thought, “This door just feels flimsy?” Actually, you were probably onto something! A flimsy door is a burglar’s favorite door. A lot of people assume the door is the last thing a burglar will try—that they may try to get in through a less […]

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Staying Safe With Open Windows: What You Need to Know

If you love opening your windows to allow fresh air into your home, or as an alternative to air conditioning, then unfortunately, you’re putting yourself in a safety predicament. You’ve likely heard the saying that when a door closes, a window opens; well, this is actually a blessing to burglars who rely on you leaving […]

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The Guide to Locking Up Your Summer Home

Summer homes are incredible getaways—but they are also incredible responsibilities. One of the greatest things about a summer home is that it feels miles away from everyday worries. And it should feel that way while you’re there, but not when you’re locking up to leave. When it’s time to lock down your summer home and […]

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Times You’d Be Glad You Could Lock & Unlock Your Doors Remotely

The option to remotely lock and unlock your doors can be an overlooked feature of home security systems. Many people think, “I never leave the house without locking up” or, more commonly, “I would never want to unlock my door unless I was home to see who was coming in.” You often don’t realize how […]

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Protecting Yourself From Potentially Harmful Solicitors

Solicitors come in all shapes and sizes. They could be Girl Scouts trying to sell cookies, Mormon missionaries, neighborhood kids trying to earn money for a trip or businessmen trying to sell a service or product. Some occupants might not mind some solicitors at their door, but all homeowners should be mindful of people who […]

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Home Security Alarm Levels

Your home security system is designed to protect you against threats to your home. While any system is better than none, the fact of the matter is that there can be many different layers or levels to your home security system. Understanding those levels can help you design a system that’s robust, affordable, and gives […]

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Budget Home Security Tips

In an ideal world, there would be no need for home security systems. We’d all be neighbors with perfect flower gardens, and unicorns dancing on the lawns. Barring that fantasy world, we’d all at least have the financial means to invest in a reliable home security system. This is reality, though. And the reality is […]

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Home Security Systems and No Force Entry

You might not know it, but around 40 percent of home invasions are classified, according to police reports, as “no force” entry. That means that the burglar or home invader didn’t have to pick a lock, break a window, or otherwise compromise the basic structure of the home to get in. That’s a pretty scary […]

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