When should you change your locks? Not as often as scary movie stars would have you believe. While locks are the most basic aspect of home security and the first line of defense against potential intruders, you don’t need to change them as often as you would other home maintenance items, like light bulbs or
As with any hot topic, home security has generated a collection of facts and myths that are sometimes fascinating, sometimes hysterical, and sometimes outright dangerous. Learning what’s fact and what’s fiction can help prevent home invasions and heartache for your family.
Who’s a good girl? Who is the very best boy? It’s your dog (or dogs), of course! And while they deserve all the scritches and belly rubs they want, you probably shouldn’t give them a job as your security guard. Many people believe their dog would stand up for them in the event of a
As we stay at home to try and mitigate the effects of a COVID-19 outbreak and keep our communities safe, many people are finding themselves considering solutions for entirely new concerns: What if my home was my workplace? What if my home also became my kids’ school or daycare? Are there safe ways to receive
Have you ever wondered why a burglar will pick one house over another to rob? Experienced burglars have secrets that they don’t want hardworking, law-abiding citizens to know. One of those secrets is that your home may be unwittingly sending out signals that it is an easy mark. Here are some of the things that
Growing older is one of life’s greatest adventures! There’s so much to see and so much to explore with the new perspective brought on by a life well-lived. Unfortunately, the adventure of growing older does come with its own potholes in the road – loss of hearing, increased risk of falls and injury, etc.
Millennials are coming of age and finding themselves joining the ranks of homeowners as first-time buyers as they start or raise their young families. In fact, millennials account for 37 percent of homebuyers now, claiming the spot as the largest cohort of buyers. As more millennials look to buy homes, the demand for smart home
Home invasion can happen to anyone, but some houses are more likely targets than others. A home that is conspicuously equipped with a security system, as well as good lighting and solid locks, is one intruders will avoid. If you should discover someone is in your home, however, here is what you need to do.
We inherently trust that we will be safe inside our homes. The moment we step in the front door of our own property, we let down our guard because we know we’ve made it to a safe place. That sense of security is created by investing in security measures like solid doors, effective window locks,
Security system maintenance is one of the best ways to ensure that your system is running at peak efficiency, and to avoid preventable and expensive problems.