When your kids were very little, either you were always there with them or they were in the care of a trusted adult. As your kids grow older they will venture further and further into the great big world on their own and establish their independence. It is a given you are going to worry, but teaching them about how to sta...

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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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Most people install home security systems to help make their family and their belongings just a little bit safer. But sometimes, getting a home security system installed can do just the opposite. Case in point... ...

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At Protect Your Home, our security adviser interacts with people on a daily basis looking to protect their family. As a result, we get to hear many great stories from our customers on why a home security system is important to them. In this video from Robert, a security adviser, he shares a customer story that motivates h...

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Likely you’ve prepared for large-scale emergencies to keep your family safe at home. However, the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning is often overlooked. Exposure to carbon monoxide puts you and your family at great risk that is potentially fatal. Often, CO inhalation happens before you realize something is amiss. By i...

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our home is the safest place you know, filled with your most prized possessions and providing your loved ones with a warm and loving environment to pass the time. Ensuring that your house is set up with automated security alarms can guarantee that your place has an extra layer of protection and that your family has the essential support that they may need during potential emergencies. The time and investment that you've made in your home's security can help reduce the occurrence of break-ins, burglaries and other situations....

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Pets make great companions, but leaving your pet alone at home can be worrisome. Many people are concerned about the pet escaping or a possible break-in that may endanger their animal's life. Those with home security systems may be worried that their alarms will be tripped if the pet is left alone. However, there are systems that are pet-friendly as well as those can be adjusted to ignore the animal's presence, but detect intruders. In addition, it's essential to practice basic pet safety tips to ensure your friend's well-being....

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Need a few tips for keeping yourself, your family, your pets and your home safe this Christmas? Here are 15 to consider. 1. Secure your home. Whenever you leave and at night, set your home security alarm and lock all doors and windows. 2. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. If lots of people will be around and you're using a potentially flammable Christmas tree, make sure your alarms are in working order....

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If you’re headed out of town for a business trip or a related task, you may be saddened by the prospect of being apart from your family for an extended period of time.This can certainly be a disheartening experience, especially if you’re concerned about what this means for your...

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Winter's low temperatures mean turning up the heat at home. Additionally, the holiday season often involves putting up decorations around the house. Unsafe practices can increase fire hazards, making constant vigilance and smoke alarm maintenance doubly important. Here are a few home security tips to help prevent fires this winter and keep your family safe....

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