Do's and Don'ts for Your New Home's Security

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When you move in a new home, you want to make sure you are going to be safe and secure in that home. Any home can fall victim to criminals, so securing your home should be a top priority. This article will go over some do's and don'ts of home security to help you get all set up in your new place. Don'ts Don't leave your blinds wide open for people to peek in while you are in the process of moving in and still staying at your other home.

24 February 2017

Expecting A New Baby? Four Home Security Upgrades To Consider

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Expecting a new baby is an exciting time in your life, but it's also a time to consider upgrading your home security setup. You'll want to make a few key changes to your home to ensure your baby and your home is safe from potential danger. Here are just a few things to consider before your baby arrives. Install New Smoke Detectors Your current smoke detectors probably work to let you know when there is a potential problem in the home, but it may not have some of the features newer models have.

21 October 2016

Afraid Your Century Old House Is A Fire Hazard? What To Do

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If you have purchased a home that is decades old and outdated and there has never been fire detectors or smoke alarms throughout the space, you want to hire in the professionals. If you are spending a lot of money to improve the home and restore it, you want to make sure that you protect your investment. You want to have all the wiring changed and updated throughout the home to be sure there are no safety hazards that could put you or the home in jeopardy.

14 April 2016

3 Ways Home Security Systems Do More Than Just Keep Intruders Out

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You might be reluctant to invest in a decent home security system since it is a hefty investment. Yet, you could be risking a lot more than just money by not doing so. Indeed, home security systems provide around the clock protection to your home and your family, and for a little bit of money you'll be rewarded with great peace of mind. So, what exactly can a home security system do besides detect intruders?

26 August 2015

3 Reasons Why You Need To Take The Time To Inspect Your Fire Alarm

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Fire alarms are meant to serve as a means of keeping you, your property and the people around you safe. They are working around-the-clock to make sure that if something does erupt you are the first one to know about it. By taking the time to make sure your unit is in proper working order, you can save yourself a lot of time, stress and hassle. Oftentimes, people don't take the time to do this.

24 June 2015

3 Money-Saving Advantages To Having A Home Security System

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Many homeowners wonder if they should get a security system for their home. Although initially it might seem like a big expense, it is far worth the money in the long run. Here are three advantages you need to know about having a home security system. 1. You Can Get A Discount On Your Home Insurance Many insurance companies recognize that a home security system helps improve the safety of everyone in the house.

15 June 2015

A History Of The Fire Hose

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The most used item in fighting fires is the firehose. Many people incorrectly assume that fire hoses are all the same, but that just isn't true. There are many different types and styles that are used for different purposes or kinds of fires. To understand the different styles, you must first understand where the fire hose started and how far it has come in the last century. Humble Beginnings While it is believed that the first types of fire hoses were made of ox gut in ancient Greece, the credit for first fire hose goes to Nicholas and Jan van der Heiden in 1672.

23 May 2015

Tips On Protecting Packages From Theft

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With online shopping becoming increasingly more popular among many consumers, homeowners may feel compelled to put some added effort into keeping packages delivered to their home safe from thieves.  Packages left on your doorstep are temporarily vulnerable to theft unless you take some security precautions. Consider the following suggestions: Pay attention to tracking numbers- If a package seems to be missing and you have the tracking number, you can usually verify whether or not it was delivered to your home.

5 April 2015

How To Maximize The Effectiveness Of Your Home Security Camera System

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Over two million burglaries occur each year in the U.S. If you are concerned about the security of your home, installing a video surveillance system can help bring you some peace of mind. When you are ready to install cameras on your property, the following tips can help you maximize the effectiveness of your new security system. Use Several Cameras and Make Them Visible When you install security cameras to record activity on your property, you want to make sure that all entryways, including windows, are captured on video.

30 March 2015

4 Myths Behind Fire Sprinkler Alarm Systems

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Fire sprinkler systems have been used for years as a way to help control fires before the fire department arrived to thoroughly put them out. However, many homeowners still aren't sure whether or not fire alarm sprinkler systems are the most effective way to control fires. Here are four myths that surround fire sprinkler alarm systems to be aware of: Sprinkler Systems Cause More Expensive Damages Than Fire: One myth surrounding fire alarm sprinkler systems is the belief that should they be set off, they are going to cause more expensive damages than letting the fire continue while waiting for the fire department to arrive.

27 March 2015