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The Digital Age has made life so much easier. We can do everything from pay our bills online to order pizza through our phone, but for every advancement that is made, there is a greater risk for cyber-attacks and breaches in security. Hackers aren’t just targeting major corporations and big business, they’re going after credit cards, bank accounts, even store credit cards, as we saw with the Target hack. To protect yourself and your finances, you need to be aware of what to look for, how to best protect your accounts, and how to create secure networks within your home. Security starts with creating smart, intricate passwords that aren’t easy to guess. These are the key to your information, and should be built to be as secure as possible. But passwords are just the beginning. Beyond doing your homework and reading up on cyber security, having a home security professional and network installer walk you through how to create the best password and other ways to secure your network is a great way to learn more about cyber risks, while also gaining knowledge on how to best prevent them from happening. After all, hackers are incredibly intelligent, so it’s best to know how to stop them before they get too far.


The web can be a great source for how-to videos, and home security videos are no exception. Just as you can use an instructional video to learn how to light the pilot light on your water heater, change a flat tire or paint a room, you can learn some great home security tips from online videos. Here are five of our favori...

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Owners of small cars are more susceptible to a variety of risks, especially car break-ins, which may leave you without a vehicle or the valuables within. If you drive a small car, consider the following car security tips to help avoid car break-ins and ensure your safety on the road. Invest in a sec...

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Winter storm Cleon promises to bring plenty of troubles for residents of the Midwest and northeastern United States. Those looking to batten down the hatches should prepare for a blizzard kit to bolster their home security. Implement the necessary precautions Snowstorms can close down stor...

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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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The average American home is approximately  2,100 square feet in size. If this seems like a lot of space to you, think again. The number is nothing compared to the amount of space that exists in celebrity homes in the U.S. today. In the following infographic, we're providing you with an inside look at some of the most rid...

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Home security scams prey on people's sense of vulnerability. Everyone wants to keep their home and family safe from intruders, fire, and other dangers, and unfortunately, there are plenty of con artists willing to take advantage and sell security equipment that is substandard, installed incorrectly, or just plain...

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Statistics gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation* show some alarming statistics: In 2009, there were approximately 2.2 million burglaries in the United States, with almost 73% of those being residential burglaries. Burglary accounted for 23...

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So you´ve invested in a home security system. That´s terrific, but are you sure that your system is working correctly? If you have never tested your system, or if it has been a while, it´s time to test your...

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The White House executive complex is actually composed of four buildings: The Executive Mansion (where the First Family lives) The Old Executive Office Building (where the President´s and Vice President´s executive offices are located)...

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Understanding the importance of security means understanding your area's risk. Because of widely varying economic and demographic profiles, identifying your individual danger can help determine whether a security system is worth the investment. For the fol...

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