While you might not be presently concerned about the safety of your home, there's no reason why you should think that you couldn't become a victim of a burglary. Many people often assume that they're safe in their neighborhoods and towns when a break-in hasn't been reported in years. However, the fact of the matter is tha...

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There's nothing quite like coming home and feeling safe in your humble abode. However, this might not be the case if you live in an area where break-ins are common. If a neighbor recently experienced a burglary, you may be especially unnerved, but it's never too late to invest in a home security system. Even if you feel ...

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Knowing what your home looks like to a burglar can give you some very valuable information about keeping your home safe. Here are 10 tips for "casing" your home as a burglar would, and identifying security weaknesses that could make your home an attractive target.1. The front of your home makes a statement...

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According to the FBI statistics in 2010, over 2.1 million burglaries occurred in the United States. That comes out to about 5,700 burglaries per day. You may wonder, what kind of person commits these terribly invasive acts?  Why do they do it? How do they decide which home to invade?  Get educated and pro...

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While some home security system repairs are within the capabilities of a homeowner with DIY skills, if you have any doubt at all, you should call your home security system provider and have a professional take care of it. Here are 5 things you should know about home security system repair. <str...

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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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According to data from the 2010 U.S. Census, 27% of Americans live alone.* All the typical security measures that go into a comprehensive home security plan apply to people living alone, of course. Everyone should have high-quality locks on doors and windows and practice good security habits like always locking up and mak...

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Home security should be a top priority regardless of how old you are. Anyone of any age can be the victim of burglary or home invasion, no matter what your living situation is, you should have a home security strategy. But based on your stage in life, you may have specific <a href="http://www.protectyourhome.com...

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Home security is a year-round pursuit, and while you should practice good home security every day of the year, there are some extra security precautions that are appropriate to different times of the year. Here is a month-by-month guide to security practices that will help you keep your home and family more secur...

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There's nothing quite like the joy that comes with the holiday season, and you might celebrate by covering the outside of your home with colorful lights. Many people choose to go this route, but it takes an ample amount of time and effort to do so safely. In most cases, homeowners need to climb up a ladder in or...

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