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Tips for After School Safety for Your Kids

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Now that most schools are back in, or will be back in soon, it is time to start planning for your kids after school. If you work, it may not be possible to be home when they get off the bus. The good news is, you can provide you and your kid’s peace of mind by using the tips here. When you make sure your home is as safe as possible, it will reduce how much you worry about your children when they are home alone.

Check the smoke detectors. Having a fire alarm system that is […]

Cleaning Tips for Your Door Handles, Knobs and Hinges

5:56 pm
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There’s a good chance you use your door daily without giving much thought to the cleanliness of the knobs, handles or hinges. However, over time, this hardware can build up grime, dirt and invisible bacteria every time it is used.

Even in a small home, there are approximately two dozen knobs, not to mention the knockers and hinges that are pretty much forgotten when it comes to cleaning and lubricating. However, maintaining this part of your door can help ensure your door doesn’t carry nasty bacteria and that it continues working properly.

Important Considerations to Make Before […]

Is Your Backyard Really Secure?

12:19 pm
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Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Justice, home invasions are most likely to occur through an entry point located in your backyard? Many homeowners worry about the security of their front yard, but believe the fence present in the rear will keep nefarious individuals from getting into the back portion of the home. Unfortunately, in many situations, this is not the case.

One of the best ways to secure your backyard is to install a home security system that incorporates rear yard security features. Modern systems are developed using smart technology, which means you can […]

Have You Been Making these All-too-Common Home Security Mistakes?

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There is no question that a quality home security system can offer great protection; however, even the most modern and advanced system is not able to totally override human error. For homeowners who want to keep burglars at bay, they should do the following to avoid some of the most common security mistakes, which have been highlighted here.

Allowing mail and newspapers to pile up. If you let your newspapers pile up in your driveway or on your porch for several days, it is a clear indication no one is at home. Ask a neighbor, friend or even […]