Used as party rooms, play rooms and storage rooms, your basement is probably your home’s most versatile space. And if you’re not careful about fire safety, it can easily become you home’s most dangerous....

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The warm temperatures of summer usually signal a lot of pending fun times. Pool parties, backyard barbecues and fun days at the beach are the stuff that summers are made of. But considering that summer is also the peak season for burglary as well as accidents involving children, the warm weather also brings considerable dangers that smart families have to prepare for. Here, we lay out five tips for protecting your home and family during the summer season. ...

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For most of us, our pets are more like family members than convenient companions. Their lovable personalities and frustrating bouts of mischievous behavior are as essential to our lives as the habits of any two-legged family member. And while your decision to invest in home security may have been driven primarily by a desire to protect your human family, your system also affects and protects your animals. Read on to learn how home security impacts you and your dog....

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We love talking to you guys — really! And we want you to continue picking our brains with those smart home security questions that keep us on our toes. But right now, we’re going to take a few moments to address your most common concerns in one place, potentially saving you lots of valuable time. So scroll on — the answer to your question may be only a few clicks away. ...

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In our money-driven world, most people only have one question on their minds before they make any purchase: “How much is this going to cost me?”...

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Once prohibitively expensive, security cameras have become a common component of today’s home security systems. While early camera systems were only operational via a full-scale CCTV system, the latest cameras come in a range of shapes and sizes and can be made operational in virtually any room in your home. ...

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Spring brings not only a breath of fresh air, but also a few chores around the house. These 15 tasks should be at the top of your list. ...

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“I refuse to be a stinkin’ victim. I just refuse!” In our case study series, Protect Your Home is highlighting the real-life security stories of people just like you who’ve had to deal with the unthinkable — a break-in or face-to-face encounter with a burglar. The participants are all happy customers of Protect Your Home who now relish in the peace of mind that our products and services have provided them in the wake of their security scare. We are sharing these stories not to frighten, but to educate and inform you about the feeling of safety and security that people experience after investing in an alarm system....

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If you’re like most Americans, your home is your biggest investment, and making the choice to sell it is a decision that you would probably weigh very carefully. It goes without saying that you’d want to earn the highest possible price for your property, and that would require your realtor to do a little marketing on your behalf. One of the most time-tested tools in your agent’s arsenal is the open house — a long-standing tradition of opening for-sale homes up to the public for viewing. While the Internet has curbed the need for open houses, seeing is still believing for some, and so the tradition continues. ...

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Keen to ensure you feel safe in your own home? Learn why Gladys Blair invested in a home security system after having to thwart a burglar in her home. Image ...

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