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Everybody Scream: America’s Biggest Phobias

When you invest in a home security system, you’re taking steps to quell any fears you might have about home intrusion or property theft. Worried about someone entering through the second-story attic? Add window sensors. Concerned a burglar might try to pick the lock to the front door? Install a keyless door lock. But what

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to Tell if Your ADT Installer Is Real or Fake

It’s an otherwise ordinary Wednesday afternoon, and a man claiming to be an ADT installer is at your door. Is he a genuine ADT representative or a fake? Learning how to tell if an installer is the real deal or a criminal in disguise is vital to the security of your home and your family’s safety. Keep

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5 Holiday Safety Tips

  The holiday season is a time to be jolly and joyful, but it’s also a favorite time of year for thieves. If you aren’t sure what to watch for, things like property damage, theft, and anxiety could put a damper on your holiday celebrations. Here are some tips to get you through the holiday

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6 Common Misconceptions About Home Burglaries

When you hear the word “burglar,” you might picture a cat burglar in all black who sneaks into your house and spirits away your most expensive possessions. But how does that image compare to the reality of most burglaries? We did some research to find out. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about

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