With the housing crisis still rippling through the country, many homeowners may find themselves living in more of a graveyard instead of a neighborhood. Homes are becoming (and remaining) vacant at an alarming rate, and while these vacancies bring down property values and become eyesores, remaining homeowners need to take […]
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There is no bigger name in the firearm industry than Smith & Wesson and they are betting that name recognition carries over to their new line of home security services that was introduced at the 2010 Builders’ Show. We spoke to VP Adrian Almendarez who was very excited about this […]
We came across a couple of impressive home security systems at the 2010 Builders’ Show and as a complete system the LiNK from Schlage is packed with some impressive features. This home security system can also manage your heating and air conditioning as Schlage has teamed with Trane Alarm.com. LiNK […]
Want to know an insider’s secret to one of the best, cheapest, and simplest forms of home security? Get to know your neighbors. Sounds too simple to be true, right? However, in today’s increasingly individualized social lifestyle, neighbors have become less of the friendly faces next door and more of […]
The Consumer Electronics tradeshow in Las Vegas is a lot to take in and although the gadgets and audio/video components are really the heavy hitters, we did find some jewels that may be helpful for homeowners looking to setup a home security system. Archerfish Video Monitoring This video monitoring system […]
To help decide what kind of home security would best benefit you; consider having a home security inspection done by an expert. Home security ranges from a simple lock on the door to an all out alarm and security system. Home security ideas include: • Deadbolts • Barred windows • […]
We have pulled together a list of our top 10 cheap home fixes that mean you don’t have put put off your dreams of remodels and additions that take time and money. Many folks are shelving extravagant plans in favor of more short term home improvement goals that stretch the […]
As vacation season approaches, it’s a good idea to re-check the security of your home. Or if you’ve recently moved into a new apartment, let this article from DIYNetwork.com convince you to actually get the locks changed.
Most thieves are looking for the easiest score possible so if you take just a few preventative measures to secure your home, a thief will most likely look elsewhere.
When we moved into our century-old home and began our then-minor-now-major renovations, we realized something slightly terrifying about our original to the house solid wood door. Moreover, the picture window in the door. Somehow at inspection, we had failed to notice that there wasn’t real glass in the door, but […]
Before a petty disagreement turns into an all out war, consider these 5 ways to handle neighborhood disputes.
6 steps to protecting your pets from nasty winter weather
Everyone has a father but clearly not everyone is a dad. We’ve rounded up some projects that non-dads will enjoy that are best achieved sans kids. Weed Burning – Break out the torch! Moving Appliances – Heavy and awkward appliances like refrigerators and ranges are tough to maneuver and you’ll […]
Anyone who’s caught the first season of The Walking Dead on AMC knows that the CDC played a vital role in handling the zombie pandemic of which the heroes of the story are trying to survive. The show is also based on a series of graphic novels, and the actual […]
October is Fire Prevention Month, and organizations like the American Red Cross are distributing information to help people lessen the fire risks within their homes. As the temperatures start to drop, many turn to space heaters to provide additional warmth in their homes or offices. Yet the U.S. Department of […]
This past weekend we received a very unwelcome note taped to our front door. Someone had called the housing inspector’s office complaining of code violations at our address. The issue was some construction debris that lay next to our trash can outside — nothing you could see from the street […]
In addition to installing smoke alarms throughout your home, you may opt to keep a couple of fire extinguishers on hand in case of an emergency. Yet fire extinguishers, like most other things in your home, need to be inspected regularly to ensure they’re in proper working order. Experts recommend […]
While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to accomplish a more low-key, yet attractive level of security is to install landscape lighting around your home. Landscape lighting […]