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Using Your Home Automated System to Manage Dog Walkers, Landscapers, and more

When you lead a very busy life complete with kids, pets, a career, and a social life, sometimes you need some extra helping hands to make it all work. Luckily, there are people you can hire (or ask nicely) to fill in the gaps when you can’t manage it all. However, you may not necessarily […]

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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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Why Your Security Cameras Should Face the Street

When you’re first setting up your security cameras, you might focus on the inside of your home and the immediately surrounding areas, like your front and back yard, and the walkways along the sides of your house. But there’s one place that’s often overlooked when choosing the direction your security cameras point, and that’s the […]

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Someone’s Watching Your Home. Are You Paying Attention?

You can’t always control who walks down your street and peers into your yard or home. All you can do is take the necessary precautions so that your house isn’t a target for burglary, like keeping your expensive car in the garage and leaving lights on when you’re away. That being said, there will be […]

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How to Stop Illicit Activity in Your Neighborhood

Your neighborhood may not be on the police force’s radar as a hot spot for illegal activity, but that doesn’t mean none is happening. In your city, there are probably some neighborhoods where you’ll always find a cop car posted, while others receive little to no patrolling. But if you believe there is reason for police […]

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9 Reasons to Regularly Check Your Surveillance Footage

Many families see their surveillance cameras as luxuries they’ll only need after a break-in or incident has occurred. Some don’t even think about viewing the actual footage on their cameras unless there’s a burglary, but believe the mere presence of cameras will deter them away entirely. Surveillance cameras can be both offensive and defensive tools. […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe During Summer Vacation

During the school year, your children are supervised almost around the clock. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., they’re in class, being looked after by teachers and school staff. If you’re lucky, some after school activity like sports or art class keeps them occupied and with adults until 5 or 6 p.m. Maybe by the time […]

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How to Keep Your Home Safe from Solicitors

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just opt out of receiving door-to-door solicitors? Some homeowners put up, “Please, No Soliciting” signs, but that doesn’t mean a few traveling salesmen won’t disrespect the sign and knock on your door anyway. When we think of solicitors, we tend to think of them as an annoyance, but […]

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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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Top 7 Locations for Your Home Surveillance Cameras

Once you’ve put the time into researching the best surveillance cameras for your needs and invested money in these essential security tools, you’re faced with one important question: where do I put these? Your cameras won’t do you any good if they face the complete opposite direction of where the action happens around your home. And some […]

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