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Who Needs a Burglar Alarm?

Most people would like to think they can take care of themselves in an emergency. They want to believe that in a situation that is potentially dangerous, they will be able to confront the danger and be the hero. This macho attitude might even spill over to protecting their families as well.

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Reasons you Need to Invest in a Security System!

Have you thought about installing a home security system, but put it off because you don't think you really need one? Well, before you put it off any longer, you may want to consider these facts: In 2010, there were more than two million home burglaries in the United States, over 70 percent of which took place in residential homes, reports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Protecting Your Home Protects Your Neighborhood!

When we add a home security system, our first priority is our own property. But as more homeowners are installing security systems, it seems like they are doing a common good for the entire neighborhood, as well.

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Protect Your Home From Break-Ins During the Holidays!

This year’s holiday season promises to be as busy and wonderfully hectic as ever -- shopping and gift-giving, decorating and celebrating with friends and family.  Unfortunately, it’s an equally busy time of year for home burglars.

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Home Security System: Should You Have One?

Home safety and security is a top concern for most consumers, so it's no surprise the home security industry is booming in this time of economic uncertainty and rising crime statistics. But while new technologies have made home security systems smarter and easier to use, how much protection do you really get for your money?

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Monitored Security Systems Save on Homeowner's Insurance

Many homeowner insurance policies offer a discount on their policies if a homeowner purchases a monitored security system. However, an insurance company usually requires a system to be installed by professionals, in order to make a homeowner eligible for the discount. In most cases, an insurance company will offer discounts of 15 – 20%.

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Can Facebook be Linked to Burglaries?

Police are warning people not to post online pictures of themselves on vacation if their homes are unattended. Captain Tim Pillack said more people are using their cell phones to post vacation photos, which may have led to a recent string of home burglaries.

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5 Tips to Avoid Christmas Burglaries

Brand new, high-value presents offer rich pickings for burglars at Christmas time. But there are some practical tips to help homeowners avoid being victims of crime.

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Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Trees Many artificial trees are fire resistant. If you buy one, look for a statement specifying this protection. A fresh tree will stay green longer and be less of a fire hazard than a dry tree. To check for freshness, remember:

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Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday shopping is right around the corner! What is your car saying to thieves? When returning to your vehicle, carry your keys in your hand and be ready to unlock the door and enter as quickly as possible. As you approach your vehicle, scan the area, glance underneath the vehicle, and take a quick look inside before entering.

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