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When it comes to security systems, proper installation of the system is important. If it isn’t properly installed, then it might not work correctly. Having a professional come in to install your system isn’t a bad idea; but you may save a lot of money if you install the system yourself. Deciding whether or not to hire a ...

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Passports, Social Security cards, land deeds and contracts, visas, birth certificates—all these documents are sensitive for maintaining your identity and preventing any kind of identity theft. If anyone you don’t know gets a hold of these documents, the consequences could be detrimental. Many of the aforementioned documen...

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The key under the door mat; the fake rock where you keep the spare -- and let us not forget the magnetic box that you place under your car to hold a third spare. There’s a long tradition of people hiding spare house keys in the event that they lose them -- but is this really a good idea? When you hide a...

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Even if all of your doors are set up with deadbolts, bolt-action locks, and chain-locks, it doesn’t mean every entrance is tended to. Windows have the potential to be an easy break-in point. If you have a lot of windows, you could be extending a welcoming hand to unwanted intruders. Luckily, there are ways to help ensure ...

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Keyless entry is a basic feature you can add to your house. Whether or not you've already installed a smarthome system, adding keyless door locks is often a good option and a nice upgrade. In fact, keyless locks are commonly one of the first smarthome features installed. Why Install Keyless Entry?</h2...

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We imagine scenarios when an intruder might be able to gain access to our homes for ill intent. We imagine what time of day, where they might approach—and we take steps to help protect the most obvious of places and approaches. That’s why you lock your doors at night, or why you set the security system each time you leave...

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You get a message on your phone that your home security system has been tripped and that there is a possible intruder inside your home. As you stare at your smartphone screen, you feel somewhat immobile as you’re away and unable to defend your home and belongings. However, knowing how to move forward is the best ...

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Securing your external doors should be a high priority in helping to protect your family, belongings, and privacy -- but how do you know if your lockset system is adequate for your house? From deadbolts to chain locks, there are a lot of options for you to choose from, and each varies depending on your needs. Here we’ll r...

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Sure, you may have a good home security system installed, but is that all you’re doing to help keep your home and belongings safe? Believe it or not, you may actively do things that invite burglars to scope out your home. Home security systems are good for helping to deter the threat of a home robbery, but what behaviors ...

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You can rig your entire yard with bear traps, set a minefield from the sidewalk to the front door, or even puzzle possible intruders with a series of laser sensors – but none of that is really necessary. You’ve already got a home security system installed, so you don’t need to worry about break-ins. If a break-in happens ...

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