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4 Ways to Secure Your Front Door

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM


How secure is your front door? Did you know that 65% of break-ins occur through the front door? Most burglars prefer to enter their victims' homes through an inconspicuous point of entry, but if someone is walking straight into your neighbor's front door you may not think twice. So what can you do to protect your front entrance, or any exterior doors, from being an easy point of entry?

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Topics: Securing Your Home

How To Save Money on Homeowner’s Insurance

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM

640px_x_345px__Size_For_Blogs3.jpgEveryone is seeking out ways to save money in every aspect of their life, including their insurance policies. Although there are many different ways to save money daily, here are three ways to save money when seeking out homeowner's insurance.

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Topics: Insurance

Know What to Avoid: Common Security System Scams

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Your house, old or new, is not just a building; it is your home. Your home needs protection just like any other precious object. When investing in a home security system, it is important to seek a company that you know you can trust with not only your home but your hard earned money. What do you do when the people who are supposed to be looking out for you are the ones trying to cheat you out of every penny you have? Here are some security system scams you should be aware of.

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Topics: Monitoring, Family

DIY Home Security Systems

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

640px_x_345px__Size_For_Blogs1.jpgThis time in history is most certainly a technology boom. With technology ever changing, new ways to interact with the world via your cellular device are available daily, if not by the hour. Home security monitoring is no different. People everywhere are becoming very fond of self-installing and monitoring their home security systems. But is this a good idea?

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Topics: Monitoring

Protecting Your Identity: How to Avoid Medical-Identity Theft

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

640px_x_345px__Size_For_Blogs.jpgWe have all heard horror stories about someone finding thousands of dollars charged to their credit card for designer merchandise which that person had never even laid eyes on. What if you were to open your bank statement to find a massive amount of money gone for medical bills when you are a perfectly healthy individual? Medical identity theft is when a thief gets a hold of your health insurance information and uses it to obtain medical goods or services. A shocking 1.85 million people were victims of this theft last year. 

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Topics: Personal Safety, Crime Prevention, Identity Theft

How to Audit Your Home Security

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Keep yourself accountable for the protection of your home by having a security plan. Auditing your home from the inside out is a good way to objectively see any weak spots that an intruder might find. Here is a list of questions you can ask yourself to increase the security of your home.

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Topics: Family, DIY Security

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM


One cold spring day in Maryland, back in March of 2015, a divorced father and 7 children were found poisoned in their sleep by the silent assassin, better known as carbon monoxide. In 2009, West Seneca, NY teen Amanda Hansen never woke up while staying at a friend’s house. A high school senior took his own life in his attached garage with carbon monoxide back in 2008.

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Topics: Personal Safety, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Family

Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM


Did you know that almost two-thirds of residential fire deaths were the result of homes with no smoke alarm or no working smoke alarm? 38% of the residential fire deaths had no smoke alarms present while 24% of the home fire deaths had a smoke alarm present but it did not sound.

As important as a smoke alarm system is in your home, it is just as important to upkeep it. Here are some safety tips to assure you and your family are prepared:

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Topics: Smoke Alarms

Spring Break or Break In?

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Untitled_design2.jpgAs spring rolls in and many schools and universities are beginning their spring breaks, families, students, and adults alike head out seeking warmer weather. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting on the beach with the sun beating down on you…oh no…did you remember to turn on your alarm system back home? A plane ride away?!

Don’t let this be you. Your home is your safe haven; it is your personal bubble. When burglars violate that space, even from thousands of miles away you will feel violated. How can you prevent this from happening? Here is a list of tips to save you from having that “Oh no!” moment on the beaches of the South Coast.
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Into the Mind of a Burglar

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM


According to the Gold Book 2016 by Security Sales and Integration, there is a robbery every 1.6 minutes. Every 18.2 seconds, there is a burglary. By the time you finish reading this article, there will have been 2 burglaries completed and 1 in progress, and about 5 burglaries completed and one in progress.

Good News: The Number Of Burglaries Is Decreasing

Do not fret, there is good news within the cluster of statistics coming your way. Within the last 20 years, the amount of robberies has decreased by 270,000 and the amount of burglaries has decreased by 980,000. But why?

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