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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You get a message on your phone that your home security system has been tripped and that there is a possible intruder inside your home. As you stare at your smartphone screen, you feel somewhat immobile as you’re away and unable to defend your home and belongings. However, knowing how to move forward is the best ...

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Sure, you may have a good home security system installed, but is that all you’re doing to help keep your home and belongings safe? Believe it or not, you may actively do things that invite burglars to scope out your home. Home security systems are good for helping to deter the threat of a home robbery, but what behaviors ...

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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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Smartphones have successfully taken over, putting tiny computers into the pockets of most modern folks in America. As smartphone capabilities increase and improve, so does the need for more and more security. Smartphones make life easier for us, but they can also be potentially threatening if they become lost or stolen or...

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There’s no denying that every homeowner wants to make sure their home is safe. It’s likely that you worked very hard to buy your home and you even more likely that you worked hard to maintain it. So, why would you want something like weather or theft to spoil it all? In order to efficiently protect your home, you nee...

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We all know the value of being protected in our homes, but smart homeowners don't stop there. Well-educated homeowners go out of their way to make sure that their protection plan is proactive as opposed to reactive. Are you looking to be more proactive with your protection plan? These proactive home secu...

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When a home is empty, it can give you the chance to relax and unwind, which can be especially rejuvenating if you've had a hectic week at work or with the family. Yet despite the benefits of being home alone, there ar...

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