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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.

Home Security Systems in Rural Areas

Many people believe, erroneously, that home security systems are beneficial only to people living in areas with dense populations. Although crime is more likely to occur in urban areas, rural and exurban areas have been seeing more and more crime lately as people relocate to rural areas. People living in rural areas tend to have […]

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Caution: Camera Men at Work

We should accept the fact that our economy is decline. People have decided to end their unemployment by stealing what they do not have and people with jobs have dealt with so many wage cuts that they no longer can afford a professional home security system. With the two situations colliding, who is to say we […]

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How to Find a Safe Neighborhood to Live In

Looking for a home is much more difficult than some people make it out to be. Not only are you looking at price and how worn out the previous owner had left the house, but you are also looking at all the things that surround the house. Sometimes we do this subconsciously, but hardly anyone […]

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Home Security in Bad Neighborhoods

If you live in a high crime neighborhood, you should invest in security measures for your home. Burglary and home invasion are common problems in dangerous areas. Crime-ridden neighborhoods are not always necessarily in cities anymore; crime has travelled out of urban areas and into the suburbs more and more. Houses in high crime areas […]

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Economy Requires Attention to Home Security

With the continuing instability of the US economy, home security systems have become a growing priority with Americans nationwide. In order for you and your family to always feel safe and secure, having a good security system and an emergency plan to follow are imperative.  Prevention is the key where safety and security is the […]

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Home Security Systems FAQ’s

Interestingly enough, statistics about home security systems are the primary reason for posting this content.  After all, some of you may already be aware of these stats and have already installed one to protect your family, home, and possessions.  However, if you are not aware of the following information, then you need to get a […]

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Plants as Natural Barriers

Plants are too often overlooked as a positive security measure to take when tricking out a new or existing home for security and amenities and aesthetics in general. Rose bushes, black berry bushes and poison ivy can all be used in tandem outside windows to create a natural barrier to fend off no-gooders. Anything with thorns […]

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Picking the Most Secure Neighborhood for Your New Home

When considering buying a new home for you and your family, security of the home and neighborhood it is situated in should definitely be on your list of concerns. When you look at a home, talk to neighbors, your insurance agent and police to find out the real crime stats for the area that your commission […]

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Which Camera(s) to Buy

If you have made the decision to add cameras to your home or are contemplating making that move to increase your home’s security, below I will outline some of your choices when it comes to the actual camera equipment itself.  The choices are literally endless when it comes to high, low and mid-range options in camera […]

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Educating Your Family About Home Security

Educating yourself, your spouse and your children about home security is becoming increasingly more important in these crazy times we live in. When I was growing up in a small town, ignorance was bliss I guess – we would leave our doors unlocked whether we were home or not. People in my neighborhood let their dogs […]

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