When you consider installing a home security system, you may not think about the eco-friendliness of your security strategy. However, technology is allowing people to greatly reduce the amount of energy their homes use—including the energy used to power home security systems themselves and the other security measures comm...

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Around 32 million security alarm systems have been installed in the U.S. and most of these are monitored systems, according to a 2011 report by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office of the U.S. Department of Justice. Approximately three million new home security systems are installed each year and around ...

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There are many places you can go online to get home security tips from ordinary people. While some of this advice can be questionable (at best), some of it can actually give you new ideas on helping keep your home safe from intrusion. Here are...

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Homeowners have become more sensitive to resale value in recent years, as the housing market has struggled. Some may wonder if a home security system will affect their home's resale value. The answer is often yes. Here are five ways it ...

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Childproofing your home is crucial to the safety of small children. It may seem difficult, but the entire process is actually pretty simple. All that’s required from you (the parent) is a little common sense and know-how. Something as simple as keeping your dresser drawers closed or your electrical wires hidden can preven...

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In many locations, you're required to register with the local law enforcement agency when you install a monitored home security system. This type of regulation is usually put into place when local authorities have to field a large number of what tur...

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Around 32 million security alarm systems have been installed in the U.S. and most of these are monitored systems, according to a 2011 report by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office of the U.S. Department of Justice. Approximately three million new home security systems are installed each year and around ...

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Housecleaning isn't everyone's favorite activity, but it's one that needs to be done on a regular basis to keep your family members safe and healthy and your home in tip-top shape. But before you go scrubbing your floors, wiping your mirrors and cleaning your toilets, there are a few cleaning safety tips you should consid...

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Winter is a busy time of year for many people. There are the holidays to prepare for, the home repairs to complete before the frost sets in and the winter safety tips to adhere to. Among all of this activity, it can be easy to overlook certain factors that may impact the safety of your home. For example, have you taken a ...

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Though there have been no major storms that have ravaged U.S. coastal areas this year, hurricane season is not officially over until November 30. Despite the lull, it's important to prepare. With the right procedures, you...

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