Pets make great companions, but leaving your pet alone at home can be worrisome. Many people are concerned about the pet escaping or a possible break-in that may endanger their animal's life. Those with home security systems may be worried that their alarms will be tripped if the pet is left alone. However, there are systems that are pet-friendly as well as those can be adjusted to ignore the animal's presence, but detect intruders. In addition, it's essential to practice basic pet safety tips to ensure your friend's well-being....

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Home invasions, burglaries, and other threats to your personal safety can occur at any time, and when they do, it can alter significantly the way in which you perceive the safety of your home, your family, and the preservation of your most beloved possessions. There are many ways to help prevent the occurrence of burglar...

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Several options exist for homeowners seeking security lighting options. Indoor and outdoor lighting represent the most practical and relatively inexpensive methods. Lighting delivers several benefits, including an attractive ambiance and crime prevention. The quality of lighting installation is one important com...

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Black Friday has become a pretty big deal in American culture, and stores and companies everywhere put out deals and special events to attract buyers on this consumer-oriented holiday. If you're planning to take advantage of a few sales this year, you might want to consider staying home and shopping online. The lines and ...

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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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Whether or not you decide to install a DIY home security system or go to the best alarm company to install a digital security system complete with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices, think of the weather. Why? Because weather that can c...

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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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The importance of maintaining home security has likely become hardwired in the minds of families. However, one of the most essential times for security can take place outside of the home. Unforeseen emergencies such as natural disasters, fires or power outages can catch a family unaware, causing panic....

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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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In the U.S., a home fire is reported, on average, every 80 seconds, and someone dies from a house fire once every 204 minutes (3 hours, 24 minutes). The American Red Cross responds to around 74,000 disasters across the U.S. each year, and approximately 93% of them are fire related. In fact, fires kill more Americans ever...

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