How to Safely Extinguish an Electrical Fire: Expert Techniques

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Electrical fires can be extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening if not handled properly. In the event of an electrical fire, it is important to act quickly and follow the proper steps to extinguish it safely. With winter approaching, that also makes it the most common time of the year for electrical fires.   This blog post aims […]

 Review of Vivint Home Security Options

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The 2017 J.D. Power 2017 Home Security Satisfaction Study ranked Vivint as the “Highest in Home Security Customer Satisfaction” among home security brands. Other awards and honors followed for the company, which was founded in 1999 and rapidly rose to become one of the nation’s three top home security systems. Vivint Smart Home systems offer […]

Is Nationwide Worth It? Pros and Cons of Nationwide Home Protection

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Nearly 100 years ago, the Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Company began selling auto insurance as millions of people in the U.S. became auto owners for the first time. Today, this prototype car insurance agency is known simply as Nationwide.  In addition to auto insurance, Nationwide now offers home, personal and business insurance coverage. Investment […]

ADT Home Security Systems Reviewed

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There are more than 1 million burglaries in the United States each year, and over half involve some use of force. Studies on how burglars pick their targets and why they choose a particular house show the presence of an alarm system influences even serious burglars.  ADT is easily the largest residential security company in […]

ADT Google Doorbell Home Security System Reviewed

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There are nearly 4 million home invasions a year in America, often occurring while the family is home and frequently involving force. Most of those attacks started when the intruders tried the front door, even if they later moved around to the back or the side of the house. Doorbell cameras are one of the […]

9 Backyard Shed Security Measures You Can Take at Home

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You keep a lot of valuable things inside your backyard shed. In addition to the usual home and garden supplies, you might have thousands of dollars worth of tools out there. These items are commonly stolen in the more than 1 million burglaries that take place each year in the United States. Fortunately, taking a […]

How to Set Up Home Security Cameras With Local Storage – 4 Great Options

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Many home security cameras store footage in the cloud, making the videos accessible even if the camera stops working. Although cloud-based storage has several benefits, not everyone feels comfortable sharing close-up shots of their private living space. The good news is that cloud-based systems are only one option. If you don’t feel comfortable using them, […]

The 8 Best Security For Basement Windows Options

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Basement windows are often an overlooked aspect of home security. These windows, typically located close to ground level, can provide an entry point for burglars or intruders if not adequately secured. Ensuring that your basement windows are as secure as the rest of your home is essential for comprehensive protection. In this blog post, we’ll […]

How to Remove Your Old Security System In 6 Easy Steps

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Remove the components of your old home security system easily and safely. Follow these 6 easy steps to remove your old control panel and secondary components. Then you can install your new system or patch up the wall where the system was.

The 5 Best Wearable Panic Buttons On The Market

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Keep your family and friends safe with smart jewelry and other wearable panic buttons. Find out how these devices work, what to look for when buying one and how to choose one of the 5 best wearable panic buttons on the market.