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Home Security - Get a Dog, or Pretend You Have One

Home Security - Get a Dog, or Pretend You Have One

by Guest on Feb 19, 2013

Dogs are not only man's best friend, they are also a sure fire way to protect your home from potential burglars. In a recent study regarding home security, 44% of burglars that were surveyed stated that they would not continue breaking into a home if they heard a barking dog. While most dog breeds work well when it comes to protecting the home, the top choices as watch dogs are Dobermans and Great Danes. However, budgets, housing rules, and a variety of other factors leave many homeowners unable to own a dog, and if that is the case for you, there are affordable and easy ways to give the impression that there is a dog on site, ensuring that potential burglars think twice before breaking in. Continue reading →

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Fingerprint Door Locks Offer Convenience, Extra Security

Fingerprint Door Locks Offer Convenience, Extra Security

by Guest on Feb 20, 2013

Home and office security is extremely important in today's world, and many home and business owners are looking for fool proof ways to keep their property safe from burglaries and invasions. The technology of today has made it a lot easier for home and business owners to secure their properties, with everything from sensory lights to high tech burglar alarm systems. While these security products definitely work to keep the property safe, there is still the possibility that a potential burglar would be able to deactivate the alarm and simply pick the door locks. There is hope, however, in the form of fingerprint door locks. At one time, these locks were extremely expensive, and typically only utilized by the very wealthy. Today, however, there are affordable fingerprint door lock options, allowing for an additional level of security for home and business owners of all budget types. Continue reading →

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3 Secured Locking Systems and How They Help

3 Secured Locking Systems and How They Help

by Myke Thomas on Mar 28, 2013

Home security and improvement has been a thing of priority among human beings for over years. Needless to say that our home is one of the most reassured assets that we possess. Not only can it be measured in physical value but also something more than that. It protects our loved ones and shelters us against all odds. So ensuring utmost security is something of top value. Effective door locks are quite instrumental in adding safety to the access to your house. So you need to choose them carefully and make sure that they are powered with the latest technology. Continue reading →

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Gun Safe - Securing Your Property and Family

Gun Safe - Securing Your Property and Family

by Celeste Liban on Apr 7, 2013

Due to different reasons, taking the steps in securing your property and family will need the right device like a gun that is available in your home in case of emergency. However, it is very important that you are going to keep it legally in order to avoid the future problems in owning a gun once undesirable things would happen and you will need to execute self defense. It is part of the responsible ownership of gun(s) in providing the right gun safe where you can store the type of weapon that you have. Continue reading →

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Securing Your Home Following a Break-In

Securing Your Home Following a Break-In

by Jim Daltons on Apr 29, 2013

You may wonder what could possibly be worse than someone breaking into your home. It is common to feel violated when an intruder has breached your sanctuary, it is also common to feel unsafe. Now imagine that following the break-in a second burglar saw an opportunity to gain access to your home via whatever weakness was created the first time. Maybe you think you could not possibly be so unlucky, but in fact it is much more common than you may believe. The first 10 days following a break-in is when your home is most vulnerable to a second break-in. That is why it is so important to secure your home quickly following a burglary. Continue reading →

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Five Cheap Ways to Make Your House Break-In Proof

Five Cheap Ways to Make Your House Break-In Proof

by Leonaro Dawson on Jul 18, 2013

While burglary isn't what it used to be, it's not completely gone either. Rates in Ireland have fallen dramatically, but there are still about 100,000 crimes committed every year. A good chunk of them are break-ins. Fortunately, it doesn't take much to protect yourself. Since there are still many easy targets out there, all you have to do is make your home less attractive than your neighbours'. Put some trellis on top of an existing gate. Crooks hate them because they tend to be someone unstable - especially if you're trying to climb over them. If you get one with a lot of sharp edges, the odds are that the thief will snap it off on his way over and fall on top of it - something he probably doesn't want to risk. Continue reading →

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Preparing Your Home for Storms and Other Disasters

Preparing Your Home for Storms and Other Disasters

by Charlie Brown on Nov 9, 2013

The nuclear age brought about a mentality which very realistically thought of the eventuality of a nuclear apocalypse with the world’s super power faced with the threat of imminent attack from each other. The strength and sheer destruction of a possible nuclear incident makes for a frightening prospect and thus was borne the nuclear bunker which was the only way to survive and mitigate the event. But nuclear bunkers did not come into being during the Cold war as there have been many uses for underground bunkers during WWII where artillery and air raids meant that living on the streets was often fatal. Continue reading →

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Making Sure Your Home is Free of Asbestos

Making Sure Your Home is Free of Asbestos

by Sally Smith on Jan 11, 2014

In the past, asbestos was a popular material used for insulation in homes across America. It was effective, affordable, and easy to manufacture. However, it was eventually determined that asbestos is actually extremely dangerous when fibers are inhaled and trapped in the lungs, causing serious forms of cancer. Since that time, people no longer use it in their homes. If you own an older home, there is always that possibility that this risky material is hiding within your flooring, siding, shingle Continue reading →

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Important Things You Absolutely Have to Know About Asbestos Removal

Important Things You Absolutely Have to Know About Asbestos Removal

by Boris Dzhingarov on Jan 30, 2014

Asbestos is the name of a mineral that is found in some building supplies like roofing, insulation, acoustic ceilings, floor tiles, ceiling tiles and various other materials. Till the seventies, various asbestos products were utilized in commercial and residential construction. That was mainly due to the various different benefits that were offered. The problem is that when asbestos deteriorates, microscopic fibers are released and we can end up breathing them in. Continue reading →

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Advantages of Using Home Security Systems – Making a Smart Investment

Advantages of Using Home Security Systems – Making a Smart Investment

by Derek Crowden on Feb 9, 2014

There are so many people today that are installing home security systems and that is clearly because of the different benefits that are associated with the installation. It is quite obvious that the chances of ending up with property loss due to burglary are reduced but we cannot simply just stay focused on that. There are various associated benefits that are quite important. Before you think about how to choose a home security system, think about the following facts since that would help out a lot in making a correct choice. Continue reading →

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