Statistics gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation* show some alarming statistics: In 2009, there were approximately 2.2 million burglaries in the United States, with almost 73% of those being residential burglaries. Burglary accounted for 23...

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If you´re planning to head out for a night on the town and you´re thinking about letting your child stay home alone, keep a few essential things in mind. Is Your Child Responsible? First, ask yourself if your child is ready for the responsibilities that come...

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Improving your family´s home security by installing devices like an ADT monitored home security alarm will help protect your home and loved ones. Further, exploring the interior of your home to identify all possible points-of-entry and possible security breaches will help you gain a better sense of what areas in ...

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There's almost nothing more exciting than moving into a new home. In many cases, you've worked hard to save up the money needed, spent a handful of days touring open houses and driving through neighborhoods, and had a lot of conversations with family members and friends about your desire to move. Although it might feel li...

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Understanding the importance of security means understanding your area's risk. Because of widely varying economic and demographic profiles, identifying your individual danger can help determine whether a security system is worth the investment. For the fol...

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In a society where communication technologies consistently invite people into our lives, it’s nice to have a sanctuary from the public. But much like our wireless routers and cell phone conversations, our homes may not be as secure as we think. Here are seven potential vulnerabilities, and their solutions, that likely esc...

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As with every industry, the home security industry unfortunately has its share of less-than-honest providers. Here are four of the most common complaints about alarm systems and their providers, and how you can be confident you´ll get an...

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Earlier this month, roughly 80 residents of a condominium complex in Calgary were forced to evacuate due to dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide. While this happened in Canada, the U.S. Fire Administration...

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As much as we’d love to believe that our home is a fortress, extra precautions can always be taken to better ensure our safety. In the case of unique circumstances, however, being reactive is just as important as being proactive. Here are ten scenarios that should ...

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Now that the seasons are changing, you´re likely going to be doing a little maintenance around your home to ensure that it's ready for winter. When you're not cleaning your gutters, you may be on your roof, double-checking your shingles and making sure everything is in working order. That being said,...

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