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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.


You’ve mastered the tape gun, boxed and labeled all your possessions and padded the furniture. You’re all set for moving day, right? Well, almost. Moving theft is a risk many people don’t consider. However, a home move presents an ideal situation for opportunistic thieves and could put you at risk for be...

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There's nothing quite like the joy that comes with the holiday season, and you might celebrate by covering the outside of your home with colorful lights. Many people choose to go this route, but it takes an ample amount of time and effort to do so safely. In most cases, homeowners need to climb up a ladder in or...

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Medicine helps improve the lives of people every day, but it's not always a good thing if it's not used properly. It can be especially dangerous if kids happen to get into the medicine cabinet or open a prescription pill bottle lying around the house, as some medicines look like pieces of candy. To...

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It's no secret that cars are a big investment, and many people put a lot of time and effort into maintaining their vehicles to run efficiently, look good and get them from point A to point B. But no matter how much time you put into your car, all of your efforts could be for naught if a car thief manages to break into you...

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You lock and unlock your front door everyday. But have you ever stopped to think about this little marvel and how it impacts your home security and personal safety? This infographic portrays the unforunate truths about door locks. Will a lock really stop an intruder? Not always. The unfortunate truth is that many people a...

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Allowing a stranger into our homes is a troubling prospect. Even if that person is in our employ, putting our valuables, and especially our children, at their disposal means taking a risk. In this way, a nanny cam is much like a home security system: even ...

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Home security systems are becoming more technologically advanced, and today’s systems can be customized to meet the particular needs of the homeowners. Retirees are living on their own for much longer these days, and home security systems can help them enjoy their independence to the fullest. There are several add-ons av...

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In today's world, nearly everyone has one or more e-mail accounts. Though this convenient service is great, it also poses a threat to home security. USA Today recently reported that nearly 1.6 million website login credentials and information from 320,000 accounts have been stolen, according to a Chicago-based cybe...

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No matter where you live or what economic times are like, burglaries occur every day. In order to make life harder for burglars, you have to think like a burglar, understand things that cause a burglar to choose one target over another, and do what you can to reduce an intruder's opportunities for getting inside ...

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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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