For most of us, our pets are more like family members than convenient companions. Their lovable personalities and frustrating bouts of mischievous behavior are as essential to our lives as the habits of any two-legged family member. And while your decision to invest in home security may have been driven primarily by a desire to protect your human family, your system also affects and protects your animals. Read on to learn how home security impacts you and your dog....

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Ever wondered why you would want a wireless keychain remote for your home? ProtectYourHome.com shows you how they can come in handy in everyday life...

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Ever wondered how you can help protect your home while you’re not in it? Sergeant Susan Merlo did too. Learn about her story in this home security case study....

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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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In decades past, the electric company provided home electricity and The Bell System provided telephone service, and that was that. Today, things are radically different. Telecommunications companies provide landline service, mobile service, and home internet connectivity, while many electric utilities now offer fiber-opti...

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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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A century and a half ago, the World’s Fair offered a compelling glimpse into what our lives would look like in the 2000s, and while flying cars have not yet come to pass, the technology that has would leave even the most fanciful imaginations of the 1850s in awe. Ubiquitous home monitoring and automation have become a rea...

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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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Choking occurs when food or a small object becomes lodged in the back of a person's throat, blocking the airway and preventing oxygen from reaching the lungs and brain. Choking can lead to respiratory arrests and sometimes heart attack, especially in children. It's a terrifying, panic-inducing experience, and it's more co...

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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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