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Why You Need a P.O. Box

If you’ve been considering getting a Post Office box (or P.O. box), but are hesitant about the idea because you don’t want to have to leave your home to get your letters, it might be time to take a closer look at why these can be so helpful. Here are convincing reasons to get a […]

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Where Surveillance Cameras Should (And Shouldn’t) Be Visible

Surveillance cameras can be one of your greatest allies when it comes to preventing crime, as well as catching criminals who successfully burglarized your home. Having visible security cameras can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, visible units can deter some of the more novice burglars. That being said, advanced burglars love […]

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How You’ll Interact with Your Insurance Company After a Burglary

If you come home to find that your property has been burglarized, the first thing you should do is go back outside, and call the police since the criminals could still be on the property. After the dust settles and the property has been cleared for re-entry, you’ll have to contend with your emotions and […]

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10 Things You Probably Leave Out (But Shouldn’t)

Even if you don’t consider yourself someone who has a lot of guests over, if you think back over the last month, you may realize that you’ve had quite a few visitors. Your landlord stopped by with a plumber, one of your neighbors knocked on your door to deliver a package accidentally dropped at their door, […]

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How to Make It Look Like You’re Home to the Expert Burglar

When it comes to deterring burglars and protecting your home, there’s nothing quite as effective as just being home. But you can’t always be home, so the next best thing is appearing to be home. Leaving a few lights on or keeping the television turned up when you’re away can help scare off an amateur […]

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How To Feel Safer Leaving Your Child with a New Babysitter

A good babysitter is hard to find, so when the one you and your children have loved for years moves, leaves for college, or simply gets another job that makes her unavailable for babysitting, it can leave everybody feeling a bit unhinged. You have to put much of your life on hold until you’ve found […]

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The Surprising Reasons Packages Go Missing

The convenience of ordering products to your home isn’t quite worth the risk that comes with it. It seems almost everyone has several stories of a package that just vanished in thin air. They received the notification from UPS or Amazon that the item was delivered, and yet, when they got home the package was […]

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9 Safety Issues to Discuss When Moving In with a Significant Other

When you move in with your significant other, you need to get used to one another’s habits. Most couples only worry about issues like cleanliness, sleep schedules, needing alone time, or differences in decorating tastes. But the habits your partner had before moving in with you may also be ones that could put your safety […]

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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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