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Crime

Advantages of Smart Lighting

September 20, 2019

5 Ways to Use Smart Lighting to Your Advantage

Smart lighting isn't just a cool feature to “wow” your guests – they are practical, too. Learn how to use smart lighting to your advantage.

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Online Scam Guide

April 24, 2019

A Seasonal Guide to Online Scams: How to Protect Yourself Every Month of the Year

This seasonal guide will show you what online scams to look out for and how to protect yourself all year round, so you can use the Internet safely and securely.

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arming your home security system

April 05, 2019

3 Tips for Making Sure Your Home Security System is Armed When it Should Be

Having a security system offers great protection for your home – but only if you remember to use it. Here are tips for making sure your alarm is armed when it matters most.

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home security system

April 05, 2019

Do Home Security Systems Reduce Crime? The Effective Ways to Prevent Break-ins

Home security systems might make you feel safer, but are they effective in deterring break-in and burglars? This piece will explain how security systems can actually deter burglars.

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home insurance form

January 30, 2019

Tips for Recovering Lost or Stolen Items 

Recovering lost or stolen items can feel like a lost cause at times. But with home security monitoring devices, it can be easier than ever to catch the culprit.

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Burglar at night

January 30, 2019

Night Vision Cameras: Bring Crime to Light by Seeing in the Dark

When it comes to your family’s safety and security, you don’t want to leave yourself vulnerable. Although most burglaries occur during the day, nighttime burglaries are almost just as common—so a top-notch security system should have you covered around the clock. And a security camera is only effective if it can see the perpetrator and provide a clear record of the crime that occurred. That’s where a night vision security system comes in.

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Mom comforting child

December 04, 2018

How to Help Kids Feel Safe After a Break-In

Imagine arriving home after picking your kids up from school to see your front door slightly ajar (when you’re sure you closed it) or worse, one of your windows smashed. They’re signs that your home has been broken into and your space has been violated. As you begin to process the flood of emotions you’re bound to feel—relief your family wasn’t in the house, disbelief you were targeted, and the incredibly unsettling idea that someone was going through your belongings—you’ll also likely worry about the emotional impact it will have on your children.

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xfinity camera

December 04, 2018

Where to Place Security Cameras for Maximum Effect

When installing a home security system, one of the most important considerations is security camera placement. After all, a camera can only help protect your home if it’s focused in on the right areas. For any home security installation, a professional will be able to show you where and how to place your cameras for the most benefit, so it’s a good idea to call in the pros. Here are some factors to consider as you work together to get the most out of your security cameras.

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HD Camera

December 04, 2018

Security Camera Resolution: Why a Clear Picture Matters

It shouldn’t be stressful to find out which security products are right for you and what features matter most. But no matter what your security system needs are, the quality of your camera images should be a priority. Security camera resolution directly impacts the detail of the images it captures, the size at which images can be viewed clearly, and, most importantly of all, its usefulness in identifying people in the recordings it generates.

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security camera placement

December 04, 2018

Security Camera Placement: To Hide or Not to Hide

Security cameras allow you to keep an eye on vulnerable areas inside and the outside of your home and even deter break-ins. It only makes sense to place cameras at entry points and high-traffic areas of your home—but should you keep them hidden or leave them in plain sight? The choice is yours, but there are some distinct advantages to hidden surveillance cameras.

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