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As a kid, Home Alone filled my head with great ideas to protect the house from burglars. Top tactics included overly iced steps, hot door handles, trip lines, and flying paint cans. Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on the creativity of an 8 year old. Today, we have advanced home security and ADT alarm system technology to help protect our homes.

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Around 32 million security alarm systems have been installed in the U.S. and most of these are monitored systems, according to a 2011 report by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office of the U.S. Department of Justice. Approximately three million new home security systems are installed each year and around ...

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Around 32 million security alarm systems have been installed in the U.S. and most of these are monitored systems, according to a 2011 report by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office of the U.S. Department of Justice. Approximately three million new home security systems are installed each year and around ...

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Annapolis is the state capital of Maryland and has a rich history stretching back to the very beginnings of America. If you're planning on moving there, however, you need to know a lot more than city history. Here's what any new Annapolis resident needs to know. Basic Facts Annapolis has an overall popu...

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Are you considering having a monitored home security system installed? If so, you want to make an informed decision to get the best and most reliable protection possible for your investment. Before signing up with a monitored home security system provider, ask the following questions and be sure you're satisfied ...

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Many factors affect burglary rates, including socioeconomic factors, location and resident security practices. Though crime rates overall have gone down over the past decade, there are still many cities of all sizes that have experienced an uptick in burglaries. It is critical that people everywhere take home security ser...

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The bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in a home, as many accidents can and do happen there. With slippery surfaces and moisture, it's easy to see why so many people suffer slips and falls in the bathroom. Whether you're growing older, are housing an elderly person, or just want to make the bathroom safer for eve...

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When a home is empty, it can give you the chance to relax and unwind, which can be especially rejuvenating if you've had a hectic week at work or with the family. Yet despite the benefits of being home alone, there ar...

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Andy Williams didn't sing "It's the Most Dangerous Time of the Year" because that just wouldn't have been Christmas-sy. However, the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of the year, particularly when it comes to burglary. Here are five reasons, provided by our security experts at...

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A Cautionary Tale from DenverA neighborhood in Denver, Colorado, has been the scene of two door-to-door scam artists...

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The phrase “information is power" applies in many life situations, and it definitely applies to those who want to help keep their homes and families safe. As just one example, we now have online sex offender registries that inform us whether a convicted sex offender lives nearby. Knowing, for example, that there has ...

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When you consider installing a home security system, you may not think about the eco-friendliness of your security strategy. However, technology is allowing people to greatly reduce the amount of energy their homes use—including the energy used to power home security systems themselves and the other security measures comm...

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Unless you have a job that allows you to work from home, it is likely you'll be spending several hours each day at the office. While this can be frustrating for some, many people grow to regard their workplaces as a home away from home and fill their desks with personal items that help make the space more inviting. Wheth...

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Housecleaning isn't everyone's favorite activity, but it's one that needs to be done on a regular basis to keep your family members safe and healthy and your home in tip-top shape. But before you go scrubbing your floors, wiping your mirrors and cleaning your toilets, there are a few cleaning safety tips you should consid...

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In 2011, the most recent year that statistics were taken, more than 9 million property crimes were reported in the U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, resulting in $15.6 bil...

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