9 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Security

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A Beginners Guide to Home Security Whether you’ve owned a house for years or the ink is still drying on your first real estate contract, now is the time to install a security system. But with all the options and technology available, it can be hard to decide exactly what is the best alarm system


4 Ways to Protect Your Pets at Home

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If you’re like many other Americans, life doesn’t feel complete without a furry, feathery, or fishy friend to keep you company. The American Pet Products Association (APPA) surveyed pet owners and found that 60.2 million households own dogs, 47.1 million own cats, 15 million own fish, and 7.9 million own birds. Another 14 million own


How to Protect Your Rental Property

Protect Your Rental Property with Proper Security

Buying property is one of the best ways to invest and get a return on your money. If you’re stepping into the real estate world hoping for a safe investment, be aware that safety, financial or otherwise, won’t come easily. In fact, the US Department of Justice found that “households living in rental properties experienced


Can Home Security Improve Your Health?

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When it comes to good health practices, some things never change. Drink water. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise. Get vaccinated. But how many of us have our own theories about how to kill a fever or relieve a migraine? There are plenty of home remedies and wives’ tales out there, and the last thing this


7 Awesome Tech Tools to Keep Kids Safe Online

When you can’t get your kids to stop texting at dinner, technology seems more foe than friend. But if you think new technology only widens the gap between you and your kids, think again—a variety of apps, some a few years old and some brand new, give parents excellent tools to build trust with their


Safest College Campus By State

In a perfect world, academics and career goals could be your top priority in choosing a university. However, safety—or the lack thereof—is fast becoming a determining factor for future students and their parents and guardians. You’ve already seen articles ranking college safety nationwide, so in this article we decided to break that ranking down by


Home Safety Tips When Hiring Service People

You need a professional to help you with home repairs or renovation, but in most cases, hiring a professional means hiring a stranger. If the prospect frightens you, don’t worry—you can take steps to ensure the professional you invite inside is trustworthy. Follow these tips to keep your home and family safe. Hire Honest Professionals


5 Ways to Avoid Dangerous Security Scams

In a perfect world, you could trust any salesperson who came to your doorstep. Unfortunately, not everyone who approaches you with a good bargain is exactly who they seem. Every summer, homeowners fall victim to home security system scams and lose hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars to fake salespeople. In a worst-case scenario, a


Is Your Yard a Burglar’s Paradise?

Your home is your sanctuary. As a place where you gather to relax with friends and family, it should be where you feel the safest. But did you know that your safe haven could also be a target for burglars? Just like your home, your backyard needs extra care to protect you and your family


When a Stranger Comes Knocking

  It can be unsettling when a stranger comes to your front door—especially if you’re home alone. That feeling isn’t unwarranted, as it’s common for intruders to knock on the front door or ring the doorbell to see if anyone’s home before attempting a break-in. Intruders also often pose as salespeople or maintenance professionals in