Residential Security

Home Security Tips for Renters

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There are thousands of people, all around the country who are currently living in a rental property. Unfortunately, according to information from the U.S. Department of Justice, rental properties are at a much higher risk of ahome invasion than purchased homes.

If you are currently renting your home, it means you need to take certain steps and precautions to protect against home invasion and theft. Here are some tips to help you do this.

Get to Know Your Surroundings
Take some time to get to know the area where you live. Look up the crime rate, which […]

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 […]