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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.

9 Times You Should Monitor and Review Your Surveillance Footage

  If you’re going to invest in a surveillance system, you should make the most out of it. Many homeowners only check their live surveillance when they get an alert that an alarm has been activated, and only review archived surveillance footage after a criminal event like a burglary. But your security cameras can teach […]

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12 Questions to Ask Potential Tenants

                  Whether you’re renting out your own home to make a little extra money or renting out an additional property, it’s important to get to know your tenants pretty well before approving their applications. If you want to remove an occupying tenant before his or her lease ends, you’ll have to […]

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Home Decor Ideas That Enhance Security

  Making your home safe and making your home look like a correctional institution don’t have to go hand in hand. There are several attractive decorating ideas that also happen to enhance the security of your property. When thinking how to adorn your property, consider if your choices will make it more or less enticing—and […]

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6 Security Tips for Home Renters

                One of the reasons people prefer to rent rather than buy a home is they don’t feel they need to worry as much about a place that isn’t theirs. While it’s true that, should a pipe burst or mold develop, it’s typically the landlord’s responsibility to handle it, that […]

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How to Keep Your Home Safe During the Most Active Burglary Times

Do you think that most burglaries occur at night, when homeowners are fast asleep and criminals can work under the cover of darkness? Think again. While that may be when other, more viscous crimes like drug dealing and bank robberies occur, home burglaries happen most often in broad daylight—when you’re at work and your kids are […]

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Using Home Automation to Help Your Child in School

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, but your children still have some time to improve their grades and show their teachers the performance they’re capable of. You may not have thought about your home automated system as something that could help enhance your child’s academic performance, but it can. Here are ways […]

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How to Stay Safe When Your Partner Leaves

                Living with a significant other can provide a tremendous sense of security. Not only do you have somebody else in the house, but it’s somebody who cares a lot about you and would probably do anything to protect your safety. And since burglars target empty homes, when […]

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11 Home Safety Tips for New Parents

There is so much to think about when becoming first-time parents. The shopping list is enormous and the must-read books are never ending. It’s easy to overlook the ground on which you stand—literally. Before having children, people are so used to having their home a certain way. To adults, a home isn’t full of hazards—it’s […]

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How to Take Care of Your Family Heirlooms

In the event of a fire or robbery, most things can be replaced. You liked your wardrobe and your furniture, but chances are, they weren’t one of a kind. Even if you personally damage these items, you can typically replace them. But there are some things, like photos and family heirlooms, that are irreplaceable. If […]

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Does Your Smoke Detector Keep Having False Alarms? Here’s Why

The moment your smoke detector sounds is a terrifying moment. You jump up, wondering if you need to grab your children, your precious photos, your pet and run out the door. This is a moment you don’t want to experience more than you have to (and hopefully not at all). But if you have a […]

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