Archive for Home Security

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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Common Home Security Mistakes to Avoid

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments by

Are you making the following home security mistakes? – You leave boxes for appliances and electronics on the curb. Burglars know if you have new gadgets in your home based on the boxes you leave for garbage pickup.  Even if a box didn’t contain something that thieves want to steal—such as a new washing machine—a […]

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Home Maintenance Checklist for August

Aug 07, 2013 No Comments by

At this time of year, no one wants to tackle projects outside in the sweltering heat and sun, so now is a great time to take care of tasks inside. Moreover, many families go on vacation this month, and it’s important to make sure your home is secure before leaving.   August has one of […]

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Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 2

May 21, 2013 No Comments by

Here is the second part in our discussion of home security myths. There is a lot of information on the best strategies to keep your home safe. Unfortunately, most of them are common knowledge by now and if you know of them, so do burglars! We tell you what ones offer good security advice and […]

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Home Security Myth-Busting: Part 1

May 06, 2013 No Comments

There are a lot of myths surrounding the best ways to protect your home and family, and believing the misinformation can have a high price when your safety is at stake. Here we present common home security recommendations and explain whether they are true or false.   1.) You should hide small valuables (jewelry, cash, […]

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10 Tricks Burglars Use to Break In

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

Everyone knows that intruders look for the absence of an alarm system when breaking in, but what other things do they check for? Convicted burglars share the tricks they use when deciding whether to break into a home and the strategies they employ to carry it off.   1) Burglars will leave an innocuous restaurant […]

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4 Threats to Real Estate Value: Is Your Home Affected?

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

So you’ve finally found the home of your dreams. But have you done your long-term home value homework? Here are four potential detractors to seeing a strong return on your investment. Bad Neighbors – They are not only annoying, but they can single-handedly lower your home’s value. You could have the prettiest house on the […]

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Don’t Be Deceived by Neighborhood Crime Statistics

Feb 25, 2013 No Comments

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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Home Security Secrets from a Former Thief

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

You’ve probably heard the expression ‘It takes a thief’. When it comes to securing your property from home invasion, that expression should be more like a reference guide. Thieves are always keeping up with the latest home security technology and coming up with ways to outsmart it. That’s why thinking like a thief when safeguarding […]

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Types of Home Security Systems

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

Since owning a home is such a large-scale investment, safeguarding has become a large-scale business. The home security industry is booming. It is highly competitive, which is great for consumers looking for the perfect system for their property. But sometimes the more choices a homeowner has, the more confusing a prospective home security purchase can […]

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