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How Do I Find a Good Security System Installer?

How Do I Find a Good Security System Installer?

Know the dos and don’ts of what to look for when it comes to finding a dependable home security system installer near you.

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20 Tips for Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

20 Tips for Protecting Your Home While on Vacation

We’ve all heard at least one horror story about a family returning home from a long vacation only to find that their house has been broken into or a pipe has burst in their absence. Problems like these can cost hundreds of dollars to fix and are guaranteed to cause a lot of stress. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help prevent security breaches while you’re off on a family adventure…

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After Identity Theft: How to Repair Your Credit

After Identity Theft: How to Repair Your Credit

Identity theft—it’s not going to happen to you, right? Unfortunately, identity theft is on the rise, and a growing number of people are discovering just how seriously it can affect your finances, especially your credit rating. Reporting and repairing the damage seems daunting, but we’re here to guide you through the process. Check your credit report. As soon as you notice any signs that you…

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How to Deter Burglars: Keeping Potential Robbers Away From Your Home

How to Deter Burglars: Keeping Potential Robbers Away From Your Home

There are a number of things that the average homeowner can do to reduce the likelihood of their homes being burglarized that do not include the installation of a burglar alarm system…

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How Do Door Sensors Work?

How Do Door Sensors Work?

Door sensors don’t keep intruders from entering your home, but they will alert you to any unwanted guests. When set up correctly, they can set off an in-home alarm or send silent alerts to you, your security company, and the authorities.

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How Does a Window Sensor Work?

How Does a Window Sensor Work?

Window sensors, much like door sensors, work using a reed switch and a magnet. The reed switch attaches to your window frame, and the magnet attaches to the window itself. When a window with an active sensor is opened, the magnet pulls away from the reed switch and the alarm.

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How to Spot a Fake or Scam Website

How to Spot a Fake or Scam Website

Learn how to spot a fake website this holiday season (especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to prevent your personal information and financial data from being compromised. We show you how to spot a fake website, what you can do to report it, and more tips to keep yourself and your family safe online during the holiday shopping season…

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How Do Motion Sensors Work?

How Do Motion Sensors Work?

Active motion sensors send out a signal. Then if someone moves within range of that sensor, the signal is disturbed and the alarm is triggered. Active motion sensors often use radar to send out ultrasonic waves or microwaves, but they sometimes use other types of active signals.

Photosensors are also active motion sensors…

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How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?

How Does a Glass Break Detector Work?

There are two types of glass break detectors, both of which offer different advantages and disadvantages:

Acoustic glass break detectors detect the acoustic frequencies of breaking glass and can be placed centrally in a room to monitor multiple windows at once. The downside to these sensors is that they’re more susceptible to false alarms…

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How To Install A Protect America Security System

Looking to see how easy the Protect America self install process is? Well here is a first hand experience of how to order, install and set up a Protect America security system. Since it was such a pleasant experience, I wanted to share the process with you…

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