Security Tips

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The Benefits of Security Systems for Landlords

As a landlord, having a security system installed at your rental property can benefit you (and your tenants) in several ways. From better protecting your property to increasing its value, the benefits are numerous. Here are some of the top benefits of having a reliable security system installed in your

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Security Camera Resolution: What You Need to Know

Security cameras have become an important part of any security system for homeowners and business owners alike. Not only can they help collect crucial evidence in the event of a crime, but prominently placed cameras can act as a strong deterrent for would-be thieves. The resolution of your security camera

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A grandson looks on with his grandmother at their computer, researching security system options.

The Benefits of Security Systems for Senior Citizens

If your elderly loved ones enjoy a sense of independence and prefer to live at home instead of staying at a retirement community or nursing home, there are some steps you can take to help keep them safe. Not only can you help protect them, but taking the appropriate precautions

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A German Shepard looking through a fence in the yard.

Can Your Dog Prevent Burglaries?

Dogs have been man’s best friend for thousands of years. Dogs are loyal and protective, and they’re great for keeping you company. A common question many find themselves asking is: “Can dogs keep my home safe from burglars?” Is Your Dog an Effective Deterrent for Burglars? Studies have shown that

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A kid sitting on the couch playing a game while a burglar lurks in the background.

Keeping Your Children Safe When They’re Home Alone

Sometimes it’s impossible to be home with your kids, and you may not have the luxury to take them with you—whether school was cancelled due to inclement weather, you need to attend a work meeting, or any number of other reasons. Many parents often worry about leaving their children at

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Home lit up at night in a suburb with a well-kept lawn and lighting to help with home security

Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Home Security

With warmer weather comes an increased risk of burglaries. As the temperature begins to rise, so does the number and frequencies of burglaries. While burglars aren’t quite as active in spring as they are during the summer months (when burglary rates tend to be the highest), this time of year

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Security camera hiding in a wooden bird house.

How to Hide Security Cameras Inside & Outside Your Home

Placing security cameras prominently around your property may be a good deterrent to would-be criminals, but there are several reasons that hidden security cameras may be a better option. As mentioned above, the main benefit of having plain-sight security cameras is to act as a warning and potentially stop thieves

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Burglar entering a house through a window to steal presents under a Christmas tree.

The Holiday Burglary Spike is Near – Protect Your Home

As we’ve discussed in previous articles, home burglary tends to follow seasonal patterns. While burglaries and various crimes often peak during the summer, they also tend to peak during holidays. Last year we looked at how crime (such as home break-ins) tends to spike around the time people leave their

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Security camera picture of a thief walking away from a door with stolen packages.

Protecting Packages Delivered to Your Home

With the holidays around the corner and many stores staying closed due to Covid-19, many people are turning to online shopping instead of going to stores to find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. While taking an online shopping approach can help reduce contact with others and is

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Close up of halloween decorations - ghosts and pumpkin lights - at night.

Protecting Your Home & Property on Halloween

2020 has been an interesting year for several reasons—the continuing coronavirus issues being a major contributor. With Halloween around the corner, different municipalities and states will be recommending various safety measures to try and keep everyone as safe as possible… but you can be sure many people will be choosing

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