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6 Ways to Improve Your Safety When You Live Alone

6 Ways to Improve Your Safety When You Live Alone

There are a lot of perks to living alone: You can come and go as you please, play music as loud as you want, and leave the bathroom door open round-the-clock. But solo home occupancy also means that you’re the only person responsible for your safety, which can seem scary at times. The good news […]

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6 Ways to Deter Burglars While You’re Out of Town

Throughout the year, many of us travel on vacation or to see family and friends. But before you pack your luggage and lock the door, take the time to safeguard your home while you’re away. Burglaries peak during high-travel times of the year, and criminals set their sights on homes that look like easy targets. […]

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5 Apps to Help You Watch Your Home When You’re Not There

It’s safe to say that we’re more reliant on our smartphones today than ever before. One of the most useful things about the modern smartphone is that it offers an app for almost everything. Whether you want to control your Wi-Fi-enabled coffee machine on the road or watch over your home and possessions while on […]

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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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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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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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Home Safety Check List

Keeping your home safe is important for you and your family. Home accidents cause about 20,000 deaths  and millions of injuries in American homes every year. Below is a checklist of some ways you can prevent common household mishaps in your home. In All Places Keep areas well-lit. Make sure you don’t have to walk […]

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Modern-Day Defense: The Best Home Security Apps

Today, it seems almost impossible to imagine a life without our smartphones. Most people eat with them, travel with them, and even sleep with them — as what was once a device used to make phone calls has evolved into a technological crutch, and cultural icon. The smartphone is no longer a simple convenience — […]

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The Worst Home Security Advice Out There

There is more than one way to keep your home and everything valuable inside it safe. In fact, savvy homeowners likely rely on a combination of home security tactics to keep their home, belongings and family members safe. There is no “right” way to do it – but there are certainly some ways that aren’t […]

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The Evolution of Home Security Systems

Your home is your haven. It protects your hard-earned material possessions, and the most important items of all: your loved ones. Keeping the items in your home safe is of the highest importance to homeowners which is why alarm systems are so popular. As consumer demands evolve, so will the technology associated with home security […]

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