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Please Rob Me

Please Rob Me

We recently suggested that while traveling during the holidays it’s best to keep your social media status updates discreet in terms of where you are going and for how long. Has anyone seen Home Alone!? Well the rage in popularity of geo-locating social media networks has officially blown discretion out […]

Infrared Cameras Add High-Tech Security

Infrared Cameras Add High-Tech Security

While visiting family for Thanksgiving last year, I received some scary news: possible intruders had tried to force their way into a family member’s house on two separate occasions, and during one incident, had managed to fully break down the basement door before fleeing upon the arrival of police. Since […]

Under Lock and Key

Under Lock and Key

Although more and more homeowners are opting for high-tech, state-of-the-art home security systems, there’s no denying the importance–and effectiveness–of a well-chosen, carefully installed front door lock, also known as an entry set. Yet like most home products, entry sets range in style, price and durability. To help navigate your options, […]

Read This Before Getting a Guard Dog

Read This Before Getting a Guard Dog

When looking to make a home more secure, many people think about getting a guard dog. And while a guard dog may seem to be a simple solution, there are many things to consider before using a live animal to protect your family and belongings. Size of your home vs. […]

From Hardie to Heisman: IBS 2010 First Impressions

From Hardie to Heisman: IBS 2010 First Impressions

This is my first show to attend in person and even though the housing industry has taken a hit these last couple years there was still plenty of foot traffic and a buzz and energy on the showroom floor that was great to be a part of. I met some […]

ADT Buys Brinks Security

ADT Buys Brinks Security

In a deal worth about $2 billion, ADT (owned by Tyco Intl) bought Brink’s Home Security which combines two of the nation’s largest home security companies. Brink’s which operates as Broadview Security provides monitored security systems in North America, and 93 percent of its 1.3 million customers are residential. ADT […]

The Gun Issue

The Gun Issue

To be honest one of the reasons I wanted to expand Charles & Hudson into covering home security was to have an opportunity to discuss the issue of firearms as a home security option. Its difficult to find information online or anywhere regarding the use of a firearm for home […]

Deadbolts Deconstructed

Deadbolts Deconstructed

Dead bolt locks are the minimum security measure that every exterior door should have. But these locks come in varying degrees of quality and installation must be done correctly to be properly effective. Here are some tips to make sure your dead bolt lock is securely fastened. 1. Stick to […]

Setup Your own Water Supply with a Rain Barrel

Setup Your own Water Supply with a Rain Barrel

One of our favorite new home blogs is This Young House and their recent rain barrel project shows step-by-step how to find the barrel, make the spout, and position it properly in your yard. If you don’t have the time or inclination to monitor a rain barrel then you could […]