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Keep Your Home Safe When You Are Away

Keep Your Home Safe When You Are Away

Over a million burglaries are committed in the United States every year. Your home is your safe haven, as well as the place where you store most of your valuable possessions, so it is completely normal to worry that your home could become a crime statistic, too.

Consider this, though — just as homeowners have to complete a risk assessment and take actions to protect themselves, burglars go through this process, too. Theirs is an extremely hazardous “job”; if they get caught, burglars may not only get arrested and go to jail, but they may also face a violent confrontation with the residents of the home they sought to rob. That’s why these criminals will typically only choose the lowest-hanging fruit. They’ll go for homes with little to no security, easy entry and exit points, and properties that very much look like nobody is home.

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Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

Why Choose a Smart Home Security System?

We all want to feel safe in our own homes and choosing the right security system has the ability to do just that. With technology continuing to grow and expand, security systems are as well. But why choose a smart home security system in the first place? What makes them different than or superior to a regular security system? What do they do exactly? Let’s jump in.

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Protect Against Break-Ins: Home Security System

Protect Against Break-Ins: Home Security System

A home is a place where we should feel safe. Having a security system in our homes can help us protect ourselves from threats and ensure our sense of security. A home security system is a system that uses interconnected devices to promote and safeguard your house. These systems use technology focused on securing and protecting your home and its valuables (e.g., rooms containing jewelry, money, gadgets, or any object of importance to you).

These security systems use devices like motion sensors, high decibel alarms, surveillance cameras, door and window sensors, etc., and are monitored and managed through a control panel. When your home security system detects an intrusion via sensors, detectors, or indoor and outdoor cameras, the control panel calls the authorities and sends them your address. Although installing a home security system has a cost, it can help you secure your home and protect your loved ones.

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DIY vs Pro Install Home Security

DIY vs Pro Install Home Security

Buying security for your home is the best way to protect your family and protect your investment. When you think about purchasing a home security system, one of the aspects you will need to consider is installation. There are systems you can install on your own as well as those that a licensed installer can install for your family. Before you decide how you want to install home security, you should consider some of the benefits and disadvantages of each option.

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Top Garage Door Security Tips

Top Garage Door Security Tips

Is your garage door as secure as you think it is? Likely not. Garage doors are frequently targeted by burglars and thieves. They are not only a weakness, but provide criminals a shelter once inside. Garage door security is extremely important, especially if your garage is attached to your residence and you have an inside entrance door.

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The Future of Home Security & The Internet

The Future of Home Security & The Internet

Technology is quickly changing the way we interact with the world around us. The future of home security and Internet Of Things (IoT)  also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices” is a network of devices such as sensors, wireless security cameras, locks, etc. which are embedded with electronic software that enables them to collect data and take certain preprogrammed actions.

Various studies estimate that the total sum of IoT devices will reach 25-30 billion by the year 2020!

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Who Else Has a Key to your House?

Who Else Has a Key to your House?

Moving In?

When you move into a house or apartment, you can never be sure who else might have a key to your house. Even if the former tenants are trustworthy, they probably lent a spare key to a family member or a neighbor. These spare keys could be hanging on a hook in the neighbor’s kitchen, conveniently labeled with your address. Former house sitters, cleaning services, babysitters, or others may have keys to your home. Even if your home is brand new, the contractors and real estate agents all had access to the key. When renting an apartment or condo, speak with a landlord to ensure the locks were changed between tenants.

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