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Kids Home Alone? These 5 Lessons Will Keep Them Safe
It’s summertime and if you’re like the majority of American parents that means your kids’ schedules changed. But yours hasn’t. So while you still have a regular work schedule and errands to run, your kids are likely sitting at home. Alone. ... read more
3 Door-to-Door Scams Even Smart People Fall for
When most people think “door-to-door scam,” they think of the sleazy-looking salesperson trying to sell you something you don’t need. Like someone straight out of “Better Call Saul.” But in reality, most door-to-door scams come in many... read more
"Does Home Insurance Cover a Home Break-In?" [FAQ]
Let’s say a burglar kicks down your front door or crowbars a window, sneaks inside, and nabs a few valuables. Will you home insurance cover the damages from the break-in? Most likely! According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), “Theft of... read more
Do You Have One of the Top 6 Worst Security System Alarm Codes?
There are 10,000 possible security alarm code combinations (using the numbers 9-0). So, theoretically, if a thief wanted to try to guess your 4-digit code they’d have a 1 in 10,000 chance of getting it right. Those are pretty good odds for you—and... read more
Going on Vacation? These 3 Dumb Mistakes Make Your Home a Target for Burglars
It’s summer. And you’re probably too busy planning next week’s vacation to worry about how you could be leading burglars right to your soon-to-be vacant home. Unfortunately, it’s true. Many homeowners unintentionally attract thieves while they... read more
3 Proven Ways to Reduce Burglaries in Your Neighborhood
Do you know what helps prevent burglaries? It's not harsher fines. It's not longer jail times. It's simply this: Make the burglar feel like they're more likely to be caught when attempting the crime. That's it. According to studies, it's less... read more
How to Choose the Best Security Fence for Home Defense
Many homeowners install a fence around their property without giving much thought to it. After all, any fence is better than no fence, right? Well, not really. As we’ve already discussed previously, some fences can actually make you a target for burglars, which... read more
The #1 Cause of Water Heater Floods (and What You Can Do About It)
69% of all water heater failures result from a slow leak or a sudden burst, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS). And these failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid. So, if you have a... read more
"Will My Security System Still Work in a Power Outage?"
A common question we get from homeowners is, “If the power goes out, does my security system still work?” Well, it depends on the type of security monitoring you have: Landline/Phone line: Yes, still works Cellular radio: Yes, still works Voice... read more
Always Hitting Snooze? 2 Ways to Wake Up Easier Using Home Automation
Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning? Are you constantly hitting snooze and going back under the covers? When you do finally get up, do you feel groggy even after practicing good sleep hygiene? Well, a home automation system may be able to help. And it... read more