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Residential Security

5 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home More Secure

Your neighborhood has recently been in the newspaper for break-ins. You know you need a security system, but funds are tight right now. Don’t worry! Here are five inexpensive ways to make your home more secure until you can purchase a home security system. 1. Install Heavy-Duty Kick Plates One of the easiest (and cheapest)...

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Residential Security

5 Common Home Security FAQs

It’s important to do your research before investing in a home security system. Below are five common questions customers ask before buying a system. 1. Will a Pet Trip My Alarm System? Being that more than half of all U.S. households own at least one dog or cat, this is a question asked by many...

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Access Control Residential Security

What is the Ring Video Doorbell?

Imagine being able to answer your door from the couch or while you’re shopping in the grocery store. Ring Video Doorbell does just that and more! The new security feature is not only convenient, but it can stop a burglar in his tracks. The Ring Video Doorbell is not your typical doorbell. The security device allows...

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Crime Property Crime Society

Going to the Gym? Ways to Stay Safe

You decided 2017 is the year to get in shape! You are on a mission to lose those 20 stubborn pounds, so off to the gym, you go. It’s a place where you can get your body moving, socialize and have a little “me” time. You may feel at home at your gym, but the...

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Burglary Residential Security

How to Handle Yourself After a Burglary

If you return home to discover that your property has been burglarized, do you know what to do? Hopefully, you never find yourself in this position, but it’s still a good idea to have a plan in place following a burglary. Doing so will streamline the process of getting your life back to “normal” working...

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Burglary Crime Network Security Residential Security

Are You Being Stalked?

Debbie’s getting ready for bed when she notices a car parked across the street. A shadowy face in the driver’s side stares back at her. She shudders and closes the curtains. This is the third time she has seen this car, and she’s starting to worry. Is she being stalked? Maybe. What Is Stalking? Stalking...

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Network Security Residential Security

How to Protect Your Home WiFi from Hackers

Are your neighbors — or worse — criminal hackers accessing your home WiFi? WiFi has become an almost essential part of our daily lives. We connect to it from our smartphones, video game consoles, computers, TVs, and even “smart” systems like home automation controls and home security systems. But this reliance on WiFi technology has...

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Burglary Residential Security

How Burglars Turn Stolen Goods Into Cash

Do you have laptops, jewelry, cash, small electronics, firearms or prescription medicine in your home? Burglars will steal just about anything if they believe it can be easily resold for cash — and these are some of their favorite items. A typical burglar will work fast, scooping up as many items as possible during a...

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Burglary Crime

Home Security Ground Rules for Family Members and Guests

Do you have children or house guests in your home on occasion? Or extended family who often stay with you? If so, do they all know the basic rules about keeping your home safe from burglars and criminals? For example: Do your children give out your garage passcode to friends? Do your house guests and...

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Burglary Residential Security

Why Your House Is Vulnerable to Burglary

Is your home susceptible to burglary? Even if you “think” it’s safe and secure, it could very well be a prime target for burglary. By conducting a security audit, you can identify vulnerabilities and take action to minimize them. Outskirts of Town or Near Major Thoroughfares Homes that are in areas with more distance from...

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