False alarms can be a problem for owners of monitored home alarm systems, and they can be frustrating to both homeowners and local law enforcement. Some cities and towns even issue fines when officers are dispatched to homes due to false alarms. Unfortunately, when homeowners aren't educated about the causes of false ala...

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A person's home is filled with treasured possessions that offer a deep sense of purpose and history. From family heirlooms to high-tech electronics, belongings are what give a home its individuality and allow homeowners to feel both at peace and secure within their dwellings. Yet as people age, homes and the possessions ...

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In decades past, the electric company provided home electricity and The Bell System provided telephone service, and that was that. Today, things are radically different. Telecommunications companies provide landline service, mobile service, and home internet connectivity, while many electric utilities now offer fiber-opti...

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Despite the fact that a home in the United States is burglarized every 15 seconds on average, many people don't think they can benefit from having a home security system. Here are some of the most common reasons homeowners give for not having security systems, and why they should rethink their positions. 1. It co...

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The most common threat to our home is burglary. In fact, according to FBI statistics, a burglary occurs in the US every 15.4 seconds. While it is a non-confrontational property crime, having your home burgled can leave you feeling very uneasy and vulnerable. It could even be hard for you to re-enter the home after it...

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Burglary is classified as a property crime for the purposes of state and national crime statistics. However, sometimes someone is at home during a burglary, and these crimes are not as simple to classify....

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Investing in a home security system is a smart decision as a homeowner and a parent. The treasured possessions in your home are not easily replaceable, and to keep your loved ones safe, choosing the right home security system is essential. Most Americans have a limited understanding of the importance of security alarms a...

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You see it on the news occasionally: crime rates, especially violent crime, keep dropping year over year. That's the good news. Unfortunately, property crime may have found a floor, and with the current economy, some are expecting a rise in theft, especially home break-ins, according to census.gov.* But what about the vic...

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Most people think of their pets as full-fledged family members and want to do everything possible to keep them safe, healthy and happy. According to Marketplace.org, Americans spend at least $50 billion per year on their furry, feathered and scaly friends, with the average dog or cat owner spending more than $600...

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Many families travel throughout the year. With so many tasks to complete before your trip, it can be easy to forget about the important home security checks you should take care of before you leave. Here are 10 tips for helping keep your home safer throughout your vacation. 1. Use multi...

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