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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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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Home automation is all about making home ownership easier. In order to pursue this goal, many home automation-monitoring companies have started working with IFTTT (If This, Then That) to help make family’s lives easier. IFTTT can help give the answers to cause-and-effect-based ...

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Until about 5 years ago, home security was a pretty static industry. Boxes, sensors, lights, and alarms were the industry standard and, while you had a few ways you could customize your solution, you were mostly stuck with a conventional system. This infographic illustrates the changes we’ve seen in the home security ind...

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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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You like gadgets, gizmos, and the idea of home automation makes your heart swell with excitement. Aside from the fun and cool factors, smart home technology may often save you money in the long run and give you peace of mind. However, the high costs of the technology can cause many people to omit a smart system from their...

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Many people enjoy the safety that security cameras and alarm systems provide for them, but they don't usually like to look at the systems on the wall. While hiding your security technology won’t deter crime, it may actually give you a better shot at catching the criminals. Hiding security systems and cameras is a common p...

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A person's home is filled with treasured possessions that offer a deep sense of purpose and history. From family heirlooms to high-tech electronics, belongings are what give a home its individuality and allow homeowners to feel both at peace and secure within their dwellings. Yet as people age, homes and the possessions ...

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Whether your region is known for having intense winters or a few big storms every year, there's no better time to prepare for the upcoming season than now. If you think you know everything about planning ahead for winter weather and the complications it causes, you still might want to think about revamping your strategy. ...

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