Sep
10
2011

5 Surprising Myths About Home Security

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. Some experts estimate that around 14% of homes in the United States are protected by monitored security systems. However, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the US. When asked why they don’t have a monitored security system, many people often cite one (or several) popular home security misconceptions. Here are five common home security myths. Myth #1 – Home Security is Expensive! […]

Sep
8
2011

What to Do if Your Credit Card Has Been Compromised

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. If you have a credit card, one of your biggest fears is probably that your card might be stolen. However, since many of us now make purchases online, there are now more ways for credit card thieves to gain access to your personal info. If your credit card information has been stolen or compromised, there are a few ways you can reduce your […]

Aug
26
2011

In-Home Burglary – What to Do

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. It’s a warm summer night, the last hints of twilight finally fading into darkness. You’re sitting at home alone, folding laundry while watching some nighttime TV. Your kids are asleep upstairs, and you’re just beginning to look forward to heading to bed yourself. Grabbing the basket of laundry, you begin to walk towards the stairs leading to your bedroom. Suddenly, you hear a […]

Aug
23
2011

Cornell Study Finds That We Identify Criminals on Sight

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. You’re walking down a deserted city street, on your way back to the parking garage to pick up your car. The dim light of the streetlamps casts everything in an eerie, surreal glow. You approach the entrance of the parking garage, and you see a man simply standing there, smoking a cigarette. As you get closer, you can make out his facial features. […]

Jul
9
2011

MythBusters Take on 6 Security Myths from Hollywood Movies

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. Hollywood movies have been the source for an incredible number of popular myths. Did you know that silencers don’t turn handguns into stealthy spy weapons? Did you know that shooting the gas tank on a car may not make a huge explosion? Did you know that Piranhas will not always attack a human that invades their aquatic space? Here are a few of […]

May
22
2011

4 Home Security Gadgets Under $10

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. Trying to improve your personal or home security on a budget can definitely be a challenge. Though it’s easy to get caught up in advanced security gadgets and sophisticated equipment – you don’t have to spend a lot to make small changes to your security. Here are a few useful gadgets to help improve your security – both at home, and in self […]

May
5
2011

Home Security in a High-Rise Apartment

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. Living in the city definitely has its benefits. Many city residents live close to where they work, and are able to use public transportation. Want to see a movie? Odds are, there’s a movie theater right down the next street. Feel like shopping? Most cities have a variety of diverse and interesting venues for a great shopping experience. However, if you do live […]

Apr
28
2011

Your Spring Home Security Checklist

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. After surviving the cold winter months indoors, many people like to spend the spring months cleaning, organizing and doing maintenance on their home. Aside from regular maintenance, spring is also a wonderful time to do some maintenance to improve the security of your home. Here are a few quick maintenance tips to put on your spring home security checklist. Test Your Security System Testing your […]

Apr
20
2011

How to Build an Inexpensive Safe Room

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. If you were the victim of a home invasion, what would you do? What if you couldn’t get to a phone? Do you have a safe place from where you could contact your local authorities for help? These questions are part of the reason why constructing a “safe room” can be a great idea for your home. While some people spend upwards of […]

Apr
15
2011

What Should You Keep In Your Safe Room?

This post is originally authored at the home security blog at FamilyHomeSecurity.com. In 2002, Jodie Foster starred in the thriller “Panic Room”. The entire plot of the movie focused on Foster’s character and her daughter having to elude three burglars who had broken into their home. One of the home’s primary features was the “Panic Room”, a high-end safe room that featured two-way communication and other equipment. Foster and her daughter are trapped in the […]

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