You’ve probably read a headline in the news that made you stop in your tracks. An unfortunate home break-in, often without a home security system installed. A tragic house fire. A gut wrenching carbon monoxide poisoning. These news articles make your heart race. You want to pull your loved ones closer to you. After hearing about such heartbreaking news, you may think twice about your own life. You may even reconsider how you can better protect your loved ones and homes using a DYI home security systems or monitored systems....

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When deciding what kind of security system to install, people are often torn between professionally installed & monitored systems, and systems they can install themselves. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks. As you’re making your decision, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions: how much do you want t...

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Home automation helps to make your life easier, and help to save you money in the long run. Smart home technology can, and really should, be run from your smartphone or tablet. If you aren’t using the...

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As important as home security is, some people just don’t want to spend the time and effort to help make sure their entire house is secure – going upstairs, downstairs, outside, inside, etc. It isn’t particularly difficult, but it can be time consuming, and heck, maybe a little annoying. Luckily, even if you consider yourself a couch potato, there are plenty of things you can do to help deter crime away from your house that require very little effort. That and you don’t actually have to purchase anything new. Here are the top three fastest and easiest home security tips....

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With smartphone enabled security technologies on the rise, it can feel like the most useful solutions are the most expensive and advanced. Fortunately, budget conscious homeowners can find a great deal of safety from a simple technology that’s been a proven success for years: the peephole. Why Install a Peephole ...

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Keeping track of what’s going on in your home is important. You may want to see what your pets do when you’re gone, watch out for intruders, or keep track of young children. A security system means there are several cameras placed throughout your home. These cameras can be installed indoors or out. Sty...

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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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When a home is empty, it can give you the chance to relax and unwind, which can be especially rejuvenating if you've had a hectic week at work or with the family. Yet despite the benefits of being home alone, there ar...

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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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A monitored home alarm system is one of the best investments you can make in the security of your home. But you shouldn't put the entire security burden on your alarm system: you also need good physical security in the form of high-quality locks, and you need good security behavior, which involves consistently securing th...

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