The holidays may be over, but the gifts you received have found their places within your home. Some of these new things are important to you because they’ve come from the people you love. That said, protecting them comes down to maintaining security measures to help make sure that no burglars find out about them. Here...

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Do you have a home security system? How long have you had it? What kinds of life changes have occurred since you had it installed? Those life changes—a new job further away, kids, a different financial situation, and so on—typically prompt questions about lifestyle. Part of that discussion should cover home security. ...

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House fires are the most common during the winter months and there are reasons why. During this time of year, people use items like space heaters, wood stoves and fireplaces to stay warm and cozy. Unfortunately, it’s possible that their efforts aren’t as safe as one would expect. House fires can happen when you least ...

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With storms hitting the Midwest and the East Coast this winter, people are likely facing power outages; and the thing to keep in mind is that your typical security measures won’t necessarily be in place when those outages hit. That and power outages mean that burglars may be more likely to come to your house/apartment...

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When you’re filling out paperwork for your job, your medical office, or your security provider, you’re typically asked to provide a contact person. We all know these people are the ones who should be called in the case of an emergency or when someone is trying to get a hold of you and can’t seem to reach you. It’s usu...

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Water damage is one of the most common homeowner insurance claims. Often, frozen pipes lead to leaks, which will cause all kinds of water damage in your home. If you're on vacation during the winter and this happens, the water damage can become extremely se...

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Carbon monoxide is a known killer. While you might have a simple carbon monoxide detector plugged into a wall somewhere in your home, it’s important that you actually know what carbon monoxide is, where it comes from, and how to find the best detector for it. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide has no sm...

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Gone are the days of wires tangled haphazardly in hidden places. Wireless is now the way to go, and the number of wires in homes has decreased significantly. Some folks remain skeptical about the wireless life, but there’s one thing that’s for certain: wireless security is the next big thing and it’s here to stay. Wit...

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When it comes to fighting crime, it’s important for people in your community to help and trust one another. Building trust might take a bit of time (especially if it’s an area with high crime), but you would be surprised by how simple it can actually be. Sometimes the answer to a safe neighborhood means being the one to j...

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Any way you look at it, the popularity of running and cycling as exercise is growing across the country. Marathons, triathlons, casual runs, and bike treks are events anyone can participate in and it’s a great way to stay active and have some fun! Of course, as more and more people are running and cycling, we’re start...

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