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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.
Importance of a Home Inventory
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Right now could you list everything in your home and it's value? Now consider the same question under the stress of a devastating loss due to a burglary, fire, flood, or other natural disaster. Even if you do manage to recall most of your belongings, how confident are you that your current insurance policy will cover your loss? Unfortunately, these are the first questions you will be forced to answer when filing a claim, under such unfavorable circumstances. An accurate home inventory, or complete list of all of your belongings in your home and their value, can help determine if you have the right insurance protection, and in the event of a loss, it can make filing a claim easier.
Fire Safety & Prevention
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If a fire starts in your home, you may have only minutes or seconds to escape. Would you be able to react in time? Would your children or others in your home know what to do? If you can not answer a confident 'yes', it's not too late to get prepared. Home fires do not discriminate. They can start anytime of the day, week, or year, to homes large or small. Although not all home fires can be prevented, being prepared is the best way to ensure the safety of your family.
Preparing for a Winter Power Outage
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The electricity goes out and now you are stumbling around in the dark looking for your phone and any light source you can find. You finally find a flash light but when you find your phone you realize that the battery is dead. If the power is out for only a few hours you will be fine but what if it is out for a day or more, are you prepared? Power outages are inconvenient any time of the year but when winter weather is the cause, wide-spread, long-term outages can be devastating, dangerous and even deadly. The peace of mind that comes from being prepared for a winter storm ahead of time cannot be measured. You won't have to fight the crowds at the grocery and hardware stores, and more importantly you will not be sitting in the dark, cold, hungry or thirsty.
Security Tips for New Homeowners
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Congratulations, all of your hard work has finally paid off. You have successfully survived the paperwork trail and inspections, now you are the proud owner of your dream home. Take a moment to enjoy your accomplishments because now a new "to do list" awaits. There's packing, unpacking, decorating, putting up curtains, grocery shopping, etc. It can be overwhelming to say the least, but while you are distracted by your endless list you could be neglecting what matters most, your safety and security. Burglars know that new homeowners can be distracted during their move, add the following to the top of your list to ensure that your family and new home are safe and secure.

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Security Tips for New Homeowners
Congratulations, all of your hard work has finally paid off. You have successfully survived the paperwork trail and inspections,…
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The Benefits of HD Security Camera Systems
With the today’s technology, high definition (HD) security cameras can give you numerous reasons to feel safe and secure in both…
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Happy New Year 2016!
Security Essentials & Home Entertainment wants to wish Everyone a very Happy New Year!
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It's Back to the Future - 10-21-2015 - You Can Arm Your Home Security System from Anywhere!
Remember Marty? Doc? All the antics from this memorable movie? Who would have ever thought some of their ideas would have really…
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10 Security Tips for Children Who Are Home Alone
Knowing that your child is home alone can be stressful for parents. There are several precautions that can help take the worry out…
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Farm Security: Protect Your Livestock and Equipment
How safe is your farm? How protected are your livestock and your equipment? It is becoming more and more important to protect…