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Make Sure Your Garage Sale is Safe

Holding a garage sale is a great idea: You get rid of your old junk and make some money along the way. But holding a garage sale does have its problems. It takes a good amount of time to set up, drains an entire day out of your schedule, and most importantly — it poses a safety risk. Everything from people stealing from your garage sale to people breaking into your home during the sale (this... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Keep Your Garage Secured from Intruders

It’s easy to forget how many valuables you actually store in your garage. Think about it: Your car, tractor or lawn mower, power tools, bikes — the list goes on. In fact, if you think about it, out of your entire house, there’s a good chance your garage holds a majority of your most-valuable items. So, just as you lock passports, jewelry and other valuables in a safe in your... ❯❯❯

House fires: Why to Take Them Seriously and How to Take Precautions

A Good Samaritan sees flames in the window of an apartment and calls the authorities. Firefighters rush to the scene … and wind up enjoying a good laugh. What the well-meaning tipster saw turned out to be a fireplace DVD, one of those novelty videos that simulate the appearance of a cozy fire on your TV screen. Emergency responders even wound up staying at the scene for a while to enjoy the... ❯❯❯

Preventing Holiday Home Nightmares

It is a dream of many people to have holiday home – maybe in the south of France? Barcelona perhaps? – and if it is a possibility for you, it is very important that you take exactly the same precautions with security as you do back home. If you are only in your holiday home for a short time every year, it is even more important to prevent your home from becoming a target for intruders... ❯❯❯

Making Your Home Secure From the Foundations Up

If you’ve taken the big step of having a new home built, it makes sense to ensure it’s as safe and secure as possible by implementing an advanced home automation security system during construction. You’re building your dream home; surely a significant part of that dream is that you and your family can live in complete comfort and safety within its walls? Integrating a... ❯❯❯

How To Prevent a Home Invasion

There are a seriously high number of burglaries every year, and it is the responsibility of the homeowner to do everything they can to be less at risk from being targeted by these criminals, and being protected to a high level is one way to put intruders off. There are various ways to add to your home security, and here are a few great ways to do so: Get Technical You don’t have to learn how... ❯❯❯

How to Choose the Most Fireproof & Secure Safes

How to Choose the Most Fireproof & Secure SafesFire damage remains one of the leading causes of personal property damage and loss. The National Fire Protection Association reported 484,500 structure fires in 2011, resulting in $9.7 billion in property damage (1). Statistics like these highlight the need to protect the things you treasure most. Many documents, heirloom jewelry, and electronic media files are irreplaceable if they are destroyed... ❯❯❯

How to Respond To a Security System Alarm

The nightly sequence has become a familiar routine: Your security system is active and armed. You have checked to insure the doors and windows are locked, and you have set the garage door opener to ignore wireless signals. You are ready for bed, and it feels good to know an invisible barrier of protection is guarding your home and your family. You can sleep well, knowing that both you and the... ❯❯❯

Protect Your Home Or Business From Lock Bumping

Protect Your Home Or Business From Lock BumpingThe videos on lock bumping are all over the Internet and on local news stations throughout the country. It is becoming common knowledge how to bypass a lock using the method called lock bumping. The spread of this information is causing great concern for individual safety and security for home and business.As a security professional, I am often asked, “Can people really open locks that easy?”... ❯❯❯

An Spy In Your Living Room – Security Inside Your Home

Keeping your eyes peeled is something that every detective knows how to do, but the average person, probably doesn’t notice half of the things in their surroundings that a trained detective does. This often results in crimes happening in your own home, and sometimes by people that you know and trust. If you have ever been the victim of a burglar coming into your home and steeling your valuables,... ❯❯❯