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6 Reasons Why Your Dog Isn’t a Valid Security System

Some homeowners mistakenly think that having a dog — or even just posting a “Beware of Dog” sign — is enough to deter a burglar. However, this is not the case. Some amateur burglars may be warded off by the sound of a dog’s bark, but a person who is really determined to break in […]

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8 Reasons a Burglar Might Choose Your House

There are plenty of things that you can do to protect your valuables should a burglar gain access to your home. Keeping your crucial documents and essential items in a safe can offer peace of mind, but another key form of protection is prevention. The more you can do to ensure that your home doesn’t […]

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The Most Secure Vault in the World? Inside Fort Knox

The U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox sounds like it’s straight out of a Hollywood thriller. With blast-proof doors, razor fencing, and rumored mine fields, the Kentucky fort is one of the world’s most secure locations. It should be, considering it contains over 5,000 tons of the government’s gold reserves, worth some $180 billion as […]

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How Home Safes Are Made

The first bank safes weren’t particularly impressive. Before we learned which materials were best for protecting our valuables, we used safes made of wood and iron, which were easily smashed open by thieves. After that, we turned to safes made of solid iron, susceptible to standard explosions. Today, we use carefully machined pieces of steel, […]

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6 DIY Home Security Tips

We all want our homes to be secure places where we can be confident that our loved ones and possessions are safe. However, installing a comprehensive, state-of-the-art security system is not practical for everyone. Fortunately, there are simpler steps you can take to make your house a less-appealing target, or to minimize a burglar’s success […]

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How to Set Up a Neighborhood Watch

For decades now, neighborhood watch programs have helped communities to reduce crime, raise awareness, and establish security within residential areas. The program originally emerged as a plan to help curb rising crime rates, and now it’s an American institution. In fact, one study by the US department of justice found a 16% decrease in crime […]

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Safe Travels: Can You Trust a Hotel Safe?

We’re all familiar with the standard hotel safe. Usually, these small security boxes hide away within the closet, just large enough to offer storage for a few belongings, like cash, a camera, and maybe your passport. When we’re traveling with valuables, we assume that the hotel safe is a reliable and secure solution for protecting […]

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Going on Vacation? A Checklist for Leaving Your House Secure

When you’re busy packing for a wonderful family vacation, it’s easy to forget that you’ll be leaving your home unattended and unprotected for an extended period of time. Although, with a little luck, you’ll be able to avoid the heartache of theft, loss, and damage, it’s worth noting that the things you do (or don’t […]

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