If your monitored home security system is installed and maintained properly, you should not have a problem with it going off for no reason. However, false alarms do occur; nationwide, they account for 10 to 25% of calls to police. Many local police departments fine homeowners for false alarms.For example, in Fulton Count...

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Pets make great companions, but leaving your pet alone at home can be worrisome. Many people are concerned about the pet escaping or a possible break-in that may endanger their animal's life. Those with home security systems may be worried that their alarms will be tripped if the pet is left alone. However, there are systems that are pet-friendly as well as those can be adjusted to ignore the animal's presence, but detect intruders. In addition, it's essential to practice basic pet safety tips to ensure your friend's well-being....

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Need a few tips for keeping yourself, your family, your pets and your home safe this Christmas? Here are 15 to consider. 1. Secure your home. Whenever you leave and at night, set your home security alarm and lock all doors and windows. 2. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If lots of people will be around and you're using a potentially flammable Christmas tree, make sure your alarms are in working order....

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Home invasions, burglaries, and other threats to your personal safety can occur at any time, and when they do, it can alter significantly the way in which you perceive the safety of your home, your family, and the preservation of your most beloved possessions. There are many ways to help prevent the occurrence of burglar...

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Several options exist for homeowners seeking security lighting options. Indoor and outdoor lighting represent the most practical and relatively inexpensive methods. Lighting delivers several benefits, including an attractive ambiance and crime prevention. The quality of lighting installation is one important com...

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Black Friday has become a pretty big deal in American culture, and stores and companies everywhere put out deals and special events to attract buyers on this consumer-oriented holiday. If you're planning to take advantage of a few sales this year, you might want to consider staying home and shopping online. The lines and ...

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If you’re headed out of town for a business trip or a related task, you may be saddened by the prospect of being apart from your family for an extended period of time.This can certainly be a disheartening experience, especially if you’re concerned about what this means for your...

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While you might not be presently concerned about the safety of your home, there's no reason why you should think that you couldn't become a victim of a burglary. Many people often assume that they're safe in their neighborhoods and towns when a break-in hasn't been reported in years. However, the fact of the matter is tha...

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There's nothing quite like coming home and feeling safe in your humble abode. However, this might not be the case if you live in an area where break-ins are common. If a neighbor recently experienced a burglary, you may be especially unnerved, but it's never too late to invest in a home security system. Even if you feel ...

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According to the FBI statistics in 2010, over 2.1 million burglaries occurred in the United States. That comes out to about 5,700 burglaries per day. You may wonder, what kind of person commits these terribly invasive acts?  Why do they do it? How do they decide which home to invade?  Get educated and pro...

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