When you move into a shared apartment, you have more than just yourself to think about. While it takes some time getting used to living with other people, one thing that needs to be discussed right away is home security. This means deciding on the right amount and type of security, as well as maintaining points of con...

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There are few things better than curling up around a fireplace with a good book during the winter. But what you need to remember is that fire is extremely dangerous and should be used with caution. Part of being cautious is making sure your fireplace and chimney are ready for flames. Many people don't know that heatin...

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You know how you have to find a place to tuck your keys away when you go out for a run? If you install an electronic lock, the days of tucking your house key into a small pocket in your gym shorts, hiding it in your shoe, or having a key hidden outdoors are over. This is just one of the small perks of an electronic do...

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The holidays may be over, but the gifts you received have found their places within your home. Some of these new things are important to you because they’ve come from the people you love. That said, protecting them comes down to maintaining security measures to help make sure that no burglars find out about them. Here...

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With storms hitting the Midwest and the East Coast this winter, people are likely facing power outages; and the thing to keep in mind is that your typical security measures won’t necessarily be in place when those outages hit. That and power outages mean that burglars may be more likely to come to your house/apartment...

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Water damage is one of the most common homeowner insurance claims. Often, frozen pipes lead to leaks, which will cause all kinds of water damage in your home. If you're on vacation during the winter and this happens, the water damage can become extremely se...

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There are many people that sincerely believe they don’t need home security. That is, until something unfortunate happens to their home. While a home is certainly more secure after installing a security system, such awful scenarios may have been prevented had they installeda system sooner. It doesn’t matter where you l...

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Ahh, Valentine’s Day. There’s no denying that romance is in the air for many happy couples! Life, however, is filled with all sorts of interruptions that could ruin anyone’s evening at home: barking dogs, solicitors, noisy neighbors, and the list goes on. But if the lights are dim and everyone is fairly quiet, one o...

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Purchasing home insurance is just one of the many “necessary evils” of being a homeowner. In the event of any damage caused by fire, theft, or any natural disasters, homeowners insurance can save you thousands of dollars. It can also help protect you in the event that someone is injured on your property. While homeown...

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Winter is just around the corner, which means you need to prepare your home and yards for the worst. Cold weather, ice, and snow can lead to plenty of issues—like frozen pipes and broken gutters—that you may not anticipate. Here are...

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