Home Security

Tips for Securing Your Vacation Home

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Do you own a second home? Perhaps a bungalow on the beach, or a cabin in the mountains? Do you rent this property out during certain times of the year? If so, you are among the 7.5 million homeowners across the U.S. who own a second property.

While it is great to have a second home to escape to during certain times of the year, what about the times when you aren’t there? Have you done everything possible to secure and protect your investment? To help put your mind at ease, use the tips here to secure […]

What to Look for When Shopping for Home Security Monitoring

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If you have decided it is time to install a home security system, you have also likely noticed that there are more than a few companies out there providing these services. Many of them are going to offer monitoring, which is a must-have for superior protection.

However, the question is, which monitoring service is the best, and how do you choose? Here you can learn what factors to consider to ensure you choose the right alarm and monitoring service for your needs.

Monitoring Quality

There are two options when selecting a monitoring center:

In-house monitoring: This […]

Improve Home Safety and Security with These Gift Ideas

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With the holiday season right around the corner, it is time for you to begin thinking about what gifts you are going to purchase for your friends and family members. If your list includes a person who is conscious about their home security, there are a few gift ideas for you to consider.

A smart thermostat: These are programmable, digital thermostats that are the ideal complement to any pre-existing security system that includes home automation. With this type of unit, you can keep all parts of your home the right temperature during the day and night, while […]

Urban Legends about Home Security: The Truth Revealed

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There are urban legends about virtually anything you can think of, including home security. While this can be an emotive topic, it is time to shed some light on these misconceptions. Some of the most common home security urban legends – and the truth about them – can be found here.

All Break-Ins Occur at Night

Television has popularized the image of the cat-burglar, clad in all-black, climbing up into an open window and then scurrying around the home taking anything valuable in their handy knapsack all while you sleep, completely unaware of what is going on […]