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Insurance and Tax Advantages of a Home Security System

A very important but often overlooked benefit of a home security system is that it can give you substantial savings on your insurance premiums and tax liability. In fact, it’s not unusual for savings in these areas to largely offset...

Five Simple Ways to Avoid Warm Weather “Opportunists”

With warmer temperatures, we are tempted to open more windows and doors, and to spend more time away from home. In addition to end-of-summer vacations, your trip to the corner store for a frozen coffee drink, a popsicle or gelato...

7 Steps to Foil Murphy’s Law While on Vacation

At this time of year, many people travel for graduations, weddings, reunions or vacations. There is so much to remember and organize, it is easy to forget some really important things to do before we go. In this instance, “Murphy’s...

An ounce of prevention

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of “burglar you are not welcome here” Are you familiar with the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you first recognize something is out of place? For one Alarms...

When Every Minute Counts

Imagine what it feels like to return home from a nice, relaxing trip out of town and find your home has been burned beyond recognition. Suddenly, the hotel stay that seemed so wonderful while on vacation becomes an unwelcome necessity....

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Home Security Inspection Checklist

The following checklist was designed to help you conduct a security survey of your own home. The first purpose of a home security inspection is to identify features in and around your home that might make you and your family...

Components of Home Security Systems

PERIMETER PROTECTION Exterior or perimeter protection devices generally consist of sensing mechanisms attached to doors and windows leading into the home. These devices, which can either be hard-wired or wireless, trigger an audible alarm if a break-in is attempted. At...

Facts About Home Security Systems

Professionally installed security systems have been shown to be one of the most effective means of deterring criminals. Consider the following: A Temple University study found that a home protected by a security system is 2.2 to 3.1 times less...

Securing Your Property

GARAGE Garage doors are a common means of entry to your house, as well as offering a burglar the opportunity to steal automobiles, tools, bicycles, and other property stored in the garage. Keep your garage door closed and locked. Do...

Securing Windows

DOUBLE HUNG SASH WINDOWS Double hung sash windows, which operate upward and downward, usually have simple crescent latches which can easily be jimmied. The most effective protection for double hung windows is a key-locking security sash lock. These should be...