Home Security Archive

10 Simple Tips for a Safer Home

Simple Tips for a Safer Home Burglaries have been dropping steadily for 20 years in the US, according to the FBI, but that’s small consolation to the roughly 2 million victims of break-ins every year. To avoid becoming part of this statistic, there are a number of things you can do to make your home

15 Things Burglars Want You To Do

Often, the best way to understand something, anything or anyone is to think like it or him. For example, if you want to keep your dog from escaping your yard, you might want to get inside your dog’s head—even in the yard—and look at the world from the pup’s perspective. Then you can begin to

5 Common Weak Spots in Your Home’s Security

I’m a burglar and I’m about to break into a house I’ve been casing. The owners are out and it should be a piece of cake. Why don’t you come with me and I’ll show you just how easy it is? In fact, I’ll make a bet with you. If I can’t find at least

How to Increase Your Home’s Security Based on Burglars’ Habits

You want to protect your home, and the people and things within it, but a monthly home security system is outside your budget. Don’t worry, there are several inexpensive ways to make your home less attractive to thieves. Most burglaries occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Wikipedia also adds weekdays, and August being highest

Home Security 101: The Basics

It wasn’t so long ago that when an intruder broke into a home, the home security system would sound an alarm. If it was a monitored system, the central station would call the police to report the intrusion. This assumes, of course, that you armed the system, the batteries were still good and the intruder

15 Surprising Facts about Home Burglaries

Here are 15 surprising statistics about home burglaries. Read them and take them into account when planning your own home security strategy. 1. Every year there are approximately 2.2 million burglaries in the United States, which averages out to a burglary every 14 to 15 seconds. 2. Homes are targeted in at least 70% of

5 Reasons You Need to Invest in a Home Security System Now

Don’t think you need a home security system? These five reasons will change your mind. Have you thought about installing a home security system, but put it off because you don’t think you really need one? Well, before you put it off any longer, you may want to consider these facts: In 2010, there were