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How Families Benefit from Video Monitoring Systems

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments by

When it comes to the safety of their loved ones, many families feel that an alarm system is not enough. For this reason, many homeowners have installed security cameras to deter criminals and to ensure that they are fully aware of what happens in their absence. Security cameras are especially popular with parents who use […]

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Is Your Home Pet-Friendly?

Apr 15, 2013 No Comments by

Households need extra accommodations for the furry members of the family, but some modifications aren’t so obvious. Here are Home Service World’s top tips for pet-friendly homes:   1) Chose the right fabrics-   Select fabrics that will be easy to clean and stand up to the wear and tear that having a pet inevitably […]

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Don’t Be Deceived by Neighborhood Crime Statistics

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments by

Relying on neighborhood crime statistics alone can leave people with an unnecessarily skewed impression of their home’s surroundings. Before you let moderate to high crime stats get the better of your nerves, put them in proper perspective. State crime statistics are more meaningful than local ones, which can be misleading—especially when they lack the proper […]

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Three Types of Neighbors That Will Improve Your Home’s Value

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments by

While home improvements can improve property value, neighbors are a huge factor in the determination of your property’s worth as well. We’re not only referring to Joe and Jane next door; places and organizations can be a home’s best friend in terms of improving home value. Here are three neighbors your home would love to […]

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Feeling Secure about Medical Emergencies

Aug 16, 2012 No Comments

Of all the attractive extra features that today’s home security systems offer, perhaps the most reassuring are medical alarms and medical monitoring. In many cases, these systems feature both a button on the main alarm keypad that is connected to either a monitoring station that calls 911, or directly to local emergency responders, as well […]

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Getting Wired or Wireless: The Home Security Choice

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments

Homeowners shopping for security systems now have two basic options—a traditional wired system, or the more recently developed wireless approach. Which one is best for your home depends on your individual situation and preferences. Here are some factors to consider: Cost. Wired systems generally cost less than their more technologically sophisticated wireless counterparts, unless you […]

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Five Home Security Innovations You Shouldn’t Be Without

Jun 01, 2012 No Comments

With advances in security system technology coming at a breakneck pace, home crime detection and deterrence is entering a new era. Here are some key features that homeowners who want to protect their family and assets to the max should be sure to investigate: – Self-monitoring capability. Remember how you had to worry if your […]

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Professional Movers versus the DIY Approach

Mar 20, 2012 No Comments

If you’re moving to a one-bedroom apartment across town, it may seem more attractive to get a few buddies to help you relocate, rather than paying for a professional moving company to do the job for you. However, there are several benefits to using professionals even for short distance moves. For instance, should you take […]

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Five Pointers on Packing for a Successful Move

Jan 04, 2012 No Comments

Packing is one of the most arduous parts of moving and can wear you to a frazzle if you don’t plan properly. Here are some tips that should make the task a little less of a chore. Start Early. If you leave things to the last minute, chances you’re sure to become overwhelmed. Packing, like […]

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How to Prevent Fights over Home Renovation Projects

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

In every couple, it seems, there is the one who wants save money on home renovation projects by taking the DIY-approach and the one who wants to pay someone to do the job for them. It doesn’t matter whether the project is installing new windows on the whole house, or simply putting up window treatments. […]

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