A good security system will help keep your home safe and secure, but if you don’t feel like you’ll be able to have one installed soon, there are precautions you can take until you are able to have one installed. These other options are simple, and you can often do them yourself! Live Smart Part...

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After buying your own home, protecting that investment means more than just preventing robberies. Home security also depends on your ability to predict and prevent potential accidents or weather damage. By identifying key risks your home faces, you can help save yourself a lot of hassle in the future. Your home is conn...

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As important as home security is, some people just don’t want to spend the time and effort to help make sure their entire house is secure – going upstairs, downstairs, outside, inside, etc. It isn’t particularly difficult, but it can be time consuming, and heck, maybe a little annoying. Luckily, even if you consider yourself a couch potato, there are plenty of things you can do to help deter crime away from your house that require very little effort. That and you don’t actually have to purchase anything new. Here are the top three fastest and easiest home security tips....

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There are many circumstances in life that your family simply cannot prepare for. It’s an inconvenient reality, but catastrophic events, including natural disasters, can disrupt the day-to-day routine of our lives in profound ways. But damage to your home doesn’t have to be the end of your life, nor is it a trail you tread...

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Being a parent comes with so much joy but also so much worry! When your tiny newborn arrives, you will suddenly see your home in a completely new light.  You don’t have to baby proof your house top to bottom right away, since your infant isn’t mobile yet, but there are many steps that you can take in order to make your ho...

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Life's hassles aren't always easy to deal with, but there are people out there trying to make your daily life easier, simpler, and a little more tech-savvy. Tech startups around the world work to hack those everyday problems you have. Here are four companies that every lifehacking tech geek should be keeping a cl...

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When it comes to security systems, proper installation of the system is important. If it isn’t properly installed, then it might not work correctly. Having a professional come in to install your system isn’t a bad idea; but you may save a lot of money if you install the system yourself. Deciding whether or not to hire a ...

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The key under the door mat; the fake rock where you keep the spare -- and let us not forget the magnetic box that you place under your car to hold a third spare. There’s a long tradition of people hiding spare house keys in the event that they lose them -- but is this really a good idea? When you hide a...

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Keyless entry is a basic feature you can add to your house. Whether or not you've already installed a smarthome system, adding keyless door locks is often a good option and a nice upgrade. In fact, keyless locks are commonly one of the first smarthome features installed. Why Install Keyless Entry?</h2...

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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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