5 Tips to Protect Your Home from Burglars

Burglaries occur every nine seconds in the U.S. The good news is, crooks generally look for homes that are easy prey. Following these few simple tips can make your home more trouble than it’s worth. 1. Make Smart Landscaping Choices Overgrown plants play make your home attractive to burglars. The space between tall shrubs and […]

How To Know If Your Child Is Ready To Be A Latchkey Kid

The Florida Department of Children and Families recommends parents weigh their decision to let their child stay home alone with the answers to these questions: Is my child comfortable, confident and willing to stay home alone? Does my child consistently follow my rules and guidelines? Has my child demonstrated good independent judgment and problem-solving skills […]

The Key to a Pet-Friendly Home Security System

Some pet owners shy away from having a home security system installed because they worry their beloved pets could accidentally trigger motion detectors, leading to false alarms. Never fear, animal lovers: pets and home security systems can indeed coexist. First, it’s important to understand how motion detectors keep your home (and your pets) safe. Motion […]

Protecting Your Backyard from Burglars

Many homeowners are focused on home security, yet overlook their backyards when it comes to keeping their home safe. Backyards are attractive targets for burglars, both for items in the yard itself and for the cover it provides to break into the house. Follow these tips to help burglar-proof your backyard. Physical Security Privacy fences […]

Not-So-Secret Hiding Spots Burglars Always Check

No one wants their valuables out in the open, so many people stash valuables in sneaky places around the house. However, there are only so many “sneaky” places in your home, and burglars make their living taking advantage of the most common hiding spots. Stowing your possessions in these spaces could lead to a false […]

How Do Alarm System Motion Sensors Work?

Motion detectors are an invaluable part of any custom home security system, but few people outside the industry understand how they work. Don’t worry, we’re not giving away any tips here that could help burglars, just providing you a basic understanding of how motion sensors function. There are two basic types of motion detectors… Active […]

Do Burglars Avoid Homes with Security Systems?

In a word, yes. How do we know? We’ve seen it firsthand – and research backs it up. Multiple studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of home security systems for deterring burglars, and they consistently report burglars go to great lengths to avoid homes with alarm systems. The Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice […]

5 Home Security Mistakes Most People Make

Protecting our homes and families is our number one job, yet too often people make silly, or forgetful mistakes that put those things at risk. Effective home security requires attention to detail, and sometimes, sacrificing convenience for security. Here are a few common slip-ups that could lead to burglars stealing your property – and peace […]

Common Ways Burglars Get Inside a Home

Household burglaries are never as elaborate as Oceans 11 and rarely committed by criminal masterminds. Homes generally have a handful of vulnerabilities burglars attack to get inside. In fact, breaking into most homes is much easier than you think, especially for a pro. Here’s how it’s usually done… Right Through the Front Door Even if […]