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Summer Safety Part 1: School's Out
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Summer is around the corner and for most children that means school is out! As a working parent, it's not always possible to be home with your children 24-hours a day. Whether your children are old enough to stay home while you are away or stay home with a sitter, just because they are on summer break does not mean that burglaries are too! In fact, most burglaries occur during the summer months, all the more reason to be prepared. Burglars aside, anytime you leave your children home alone there are always those nagging questions in the back of your mind: What if there's a fire? Are the doors locked? What if there is an emergency? Are they even home? These are all legitimate concerns that may never go away but there is a simple solution that can give you the peace of mind that you need to enjoy your summer; a monitored home security system.
7 Home Security Tips for People Who Live Alone
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College students and graduates, single mothers and fathers, first time home buyers, senior citizens, all of these people typically have something in common; they either live alone or are home alone for the majority of the day. Obviously when it comes to home security the same safety measures apply to every individual and household, but people who live alone should take some extra precautions to help ensure their safety at home.
How To Use Your Security System to Keep Your Children Safe
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As a parent, keeping your children safe can be a full-time job. No matter the age, if your children are not in front of you there are nagging questions about their safety and well-being in the back of your mind. There is no question, a home security system is the best choice to protect your family and possessions from burglars, but did you know that the same system can help protect your children daily from hazards in and outside your home?
8 Home Security Myths
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It is a fact that home security systems save lives and deter burglars everyday, so why doesn't everyone have a monitored system in their home? For some people, the choice to protect what matters most in their life with a security system is an easy one, and then there are those that are misinformed, or have questions, and/ concerns. The good news is that most objections are based on myths and we are happy to bust them for you.
Home Automation Benefits for the Elderly & Disabled
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Imagine a home that knows your daily routine and schedule. Blinds automatically open in the morning, lighting adjusts as you move from room-to-room and appliances know when you need them. Smart homes, or homes equipped with automation systems make this possible. For some, home automation systems are seen as a luxury, but for the elderly, impaired, or disabled, home automation provides a sense of security, and independence in the luxury of their own home.
Spring Clean with Security in Mind
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The sun is shining and the snow is melting, Spring is finally here! Time to drag out the grill and enjoy the outdoors. Sounds amazing, but before you start enjoying fun in the sun it's obvious that a little spring cleaning is due. Landscaping, painting, repairs and lots of cleaning is a perfect way to make your home shine, and it's also a great opportunity to build onto the security of your home. Studies show the number of burglaries rise with the temperature, so be sure to clean with the security of your home and family in mind.
Spring Break Home Security
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Punxsutawney Phil wasn't playing when he predicted six more weeks of winter. Spring is now slowly, fingers crossed, approaching and if you are like thousands of other Kentuckians, you may be celebrating with a sunny beach vacation or plans to follow the Cats this tournament season. Either way, you deserve to relax and enjoy your time away. Unfortunately, while you are planing your getaway, thieves are often hard at work targeting the homes of people, like you, who will be away on vacation. So while you are fantasizing about sandy beaches or hanging another banner, there is one thing that you do not want to forget about: keeping your home safe!
3 Ways Home Security Systems Save Money
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Every year burglaries are becoming more common, luckily so are home security systems, but beware not all security systems are created equally. In many cases, you get what you pay for, but in the security market this rule-of-thumb doesn't always apply. Some companies make offers that seem to good to be true and in many cases they are, sticking you with a never-ending contract and outrages hidden fees. When shopping for a security system it's important to know what you are paying for and equally important to know what a security system can do for you. Home security systems protect your family and possessions, increase the value of your home and can even save you some cash!
Landscape with Security in Mind
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When you think about the security of your home you may think about alarm systems, motion detectors, and dead bolts, but did you know that your lawn can be your first line of defense? In fact, landscape design is one of the biggest factors that burglars take into account when deciding whether or not they should break into your home. The ideal home for a burglar is one they can get into and out of easily and quickly without being seen. Keep this in mind and your landscape can help defend your home from intruders instead of inviting them in.
10 Common Home Security Mistakes
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You finally decide to clean those gutters but you couldn't get the job done in one afternoon so you decide to finish in the morning, leaving the ladder to save some time. No harm done right? Wrong! To the common thief, that same ladder is an invitation to enter your home through a possible unlocked second floor window. Let's face it, we are all human and we are going to make mistakes, but some mistakes have greater consequences than others and burglars are in the business to benefit from such mistakes. The following are 10 common home security mistakes we all make.

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Spring Break Home Security
Punxsutawney Phil wasn't playing when he predicted six more weeks of winter. Spring is now slowly, fingers crossed, approaching…
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Summer Safety Part 1: School's Out
Summer is around the corner and for most children that means school is out! As a working parent, it's not always possible to be…
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Security Tips For Your Home or Office
The professionals at Security Essentials of Lexington offer great tips for additional security in your home or office in…
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Easy Steps to Keep Your Office Secure
Keeping your office secure should be a top priority for any business regardless of how big or small it is in size.
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7 Ways to Keep Your Property Secure
Most people know that there are many different ways to keep your home secure, but fewer people are aware of how to secure your…
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Importance of a Home Inventory
Right now could you list everything in your home and it's value? Now consider the same question under the stress of a devastating…