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Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Summer Vacation

Summer is a prime time for traveling. And while you’re packing and preparing, we suggest taking some time to make sure your home is protected while you’re away.

AT&T Digital Life Brings Together Home Security and Automation

AT&T Digital Life Brings Together Home Security and Automation

Gain piece of mind with a Digital Life home security system from AT&T

Protect your Family with Safety Glass: It’s Not Just For Cars

Protect your Family with Safety Glass: It’s Not Just For Cars

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 […]

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

7 Home Security Alternatives to Owning a Gun

Owning a gun isn’t the right or only answer for a lot of people but there are many steps you can take to improve your home security

Lockitron: Smartphone Controlled Deadbolt Lock

Lockitron: Smartphone Controlled Deadbolt Lock

We use our smartphone to arm our Iris home alarm but if you want even more control you can now lock and unlock your door with the Lockitron. The unit slides over your current deadbolt and can be controlled from your smartphone. It also has a bluetooth sensor that can […]

Home Security on a Budget with IRIS from Lowe’s

Home Security on a Budget with IRIS from Lowe’s

There has been a rash of break-ins in our neighborhood, so when Lowe’s asked if we wanted to check out their new home security system called IRIS we jumped at the chance. We had a preview of IRIS last month and the screenshots and setup all looked promising. What we […]

10 Things NOT To Do To Keep Your Home Safe

10 Things NOT To Do To Keep Your Home Safe

Now that it’s officially autumn and fall projects are finishing up as the cooler weather sits in, it’s time for a reality check. Before you know it, winter and the holiday season will be upon us once again, and with that comes a new round of concerns when it comes […]

Jurassic Bark: Dinosaur Robot Home Security (For Real)

Jurassic Bark: Dinosaur Robot Home Security (For Real)

We stumbled upon this little interesting little tidbit stemming from this year’s CES and thought we’d share with you: how’d you like a pet robot dinosaur as your home security? Back in 2002, Japanese robotics company TMSUK developed the “Banryu” (or “Guard Dragon”) line of robots intended for home use. […]

Home Security Systems Aren’t Just For Vacation

Home Security Systems Aren’t Just For Vacation

People often think home security systems are only useful when they’re not at home — say, going on vacation or even just the day-to-day of going to work, driving the kids around, eating out and the like. But home security systems aren’t just for when your house is empty. Home […]

The Simplest Way To Protect Your Home

The Simplest Way To Protect Your Home

High-tech alarm systems, motion detectors, motion-activated lights … there are any number of devices and gadgets that will help protect your home from break-ins. But when it comes to home security, you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money for safety. In fact, one of the simplest things […]

iKey To Transform Home Security?

iKey To Transform Home Security?

While we’re busy waiting for flying cars and self-cleaning refrigerators, the masterminds at Apple may already be transforming home security. The tech behemoth was granted more than 550 patents in 2010, and although specific products haven’t yet been announced, the patents provide a glimpse at what could arrive in the […]

Faux Dog Home Security

Faux Dog Home Security

We’ve previously talked about what you should consider before getting a guard dog for your home. But were you aware that there’s a camp of thought that uses the illusion of dog ownership as a home burglary deterrent? The theory is that if it appears that you own a dog […]

Comparing Halogen, CFL and LED Floodlights for Home Security

Comparing Halogen, CFL and LED Floodlights for Home Security

Automatic floodlights are one of the best investments for home security as they’re active 24/7 and cost very little to install and maintain. Home Depot offers a few options in the PAR38 standard floodlight size from Halogens, CFL’s and the latest in LED lights. Price points and lighting color options […]

The Best Place To Store Valuables (Besides A Safe)?

The Best Place To Store Valuables (Besides A Safe)?

Believe it or not, the kitchen is one of the safest places in which to store valuables while you’re away from home. According to a post by Lifehacker, the kitchen is often overlooked in favor of other rooms such as living rooms and bedrooms, which are considered more likely to […]

Holiday Home Security Round-Up

Holiday Home Security Round-Up

We’ve arrived at one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. While you’re off enjoying a healthy dose of holiday merriment, take heed of some of our favorite home security tips to give you the peace of mind in knowing that your home is protected. And if you’re spending […]

Consider Pet-Immune Motion Detectors

Consider Pet-Immune Motion Detectors

Motion detectors are a popular choice for homeowners seeking additional security. They can be installed in a number of places, including throughout the exterior of your home to active floodlights. And thanks to improved technology, many motion detectors are now created to ignore pets ranging from 40 to 80 pounds. […]

Safety Tips When Throwing out Christmas Trash

Safety Tips When Throwing out Christmas Trash

A pile of trash stacked on the curbside. Seems rather innocent, doesn’t it? Yet you may want to monitor what’s in the trash before you haul it outside. Now is the time of year for gifts, and often, that means receiving big ticket items: flat-screen TVs, gaming systems and other […]

Prep Your Home’s Security Before The Holidays

Prep Your Home’s Security Before The Holidays

Oh, the holidays — such a magical time of year! And unfortunately, the latter half of November and December generally see a rise in home burglaries as a result of more people traveling out of town and the temptation of stealing valuable gifts. We’ve designated November as Home Security Month […]

What Can McGruff Do For You?

What Can McGruff Do For You?

Back during the holidays, I kept hearing PSA spots that were a joint venture from The US Department of Justice, The National Crime Prevention Council, and the Ad Council. They offered really great tips on how to keep your home, your valuables, yourself and your loved ones safe during the […]

Introducing Our New Blogs

Introducing Our New Blogs

We’re pleased to announce the launch of 5 more blogs which will focus on Kitchens, Paint, Green Building, Tools and Home Security. The depth of these categories is huge so we felt they needed their own websites. You can reach these other blogs from the navigation bar at the very […]

Protect Your Home with the Doorzipper

Protect Your Home with the Doorzipper

Thanks to a tweet from one of Kansas City’s local television stations, I discovered an alternative to deadbolts and locks that’s made right here in the Kansas City metro area. The Doorzipper uses two interlocking metal strips, installed in the door and door jamb, to create a tightly woven seal […]