According to data from the 2010 U.S. Census, 27% of Americans live alone.* All the typical security measures that go into a comprehensive home security plan apply to people living alone, of course. Everyone should have high-quality locks on doors and windows and practice good security habits like always locking up and mak...

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It's a common item on the news: A thief breaks into a victim's home not by forcing the door open, but by ringing the doorbell and overpowering whomever answers. 

So, keep safe when you answer the door, with these strategies. 1. Mount a "No Soliciting" Sign It sounds simple, an...

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A century and a half ago, the World’s Fair offered a compelling glimpse into what our lives would look like in the 2000s, and while flying cars have not yet come to pass, the technology that has would leave even the most fanciful imaginations of the 1850s in awe. Ubiquitous home monitoring and automation have become a rea...

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The home of the future is going to be a very interesting building. As technology advances and new ideas are implemented, your home is going to become “smart.” Everything about it will become easier to control, easier to use and networked to make it simpler to maintain and to catch problems early. And that will includ...

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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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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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Everybody's aware of the importance of locking their doors and windows when leaving the house. Some leave interior lights on to give any potential burglars the sense that there are residents in the home while they're out. Other have dogs that will alert neighbors to any trespassers. These are some of the more <a href="htt...

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Burglars are always on the move, learning the latest in security technology in order to get a leg up on the common man. It's an unfortunate reality, but those who currently help keep our homes safe are hard at work on the next revolution that'll help safeguard you and ...

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Americans are increasingly outfitting their homes with home security systems. Burglary is one of the most common property crimes, and victims experience a very real sense of violation when they discover that a break-in has occurred.</p...

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Have you ever considered how you can protect yourself when you travel? Will your overseas lodgings be equipped with smoke or carbon monoxide detectors? How can you avoid becoming a victim? To help maintain your personal security while on the road, you might be interested in some of the personal security devi...

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