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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 […]

How To Keep Peeping Toms from Checking Out You and Your Stuff

How To Keep Peeping Toms from Checking Out You and Your Stuff

Growing up, my parents were kind of … neurotic. My mom had a thing about the “fishbowl effect” as she called it — the fact that when it gets dark at night you can see inside people’s houses if the lights are on and the curtains are open. She blames […]

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 Ultimate Child Monitoring System: The Protector from Taser

The Ultimate Child Monitoring System: The Protector from Taser

When I was in 6th grade my parents had a beeper system that I took with me when I left the house to ride my bike in the neighborhood. When it was time to come home for dinner or play time was up they would buzz me. Much like the […]

CES 2010 Home Security Highlights

CES 2010 Home Security Highlights

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 […]

Live Updates from CES 2010

Live Updates from CES 2010

We are headed to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas! This is the largest trade show in the country and there will be a lot of ground to cover. We will be focused on exploring home theater, home networks and high-tech home security options. Are there any other […]

Great Gift Challenge: Hideaway Hitch-Safe

Great Gift Challenge: Hideaway Hitch-Safe

In the first Great Gift Challenge we went with two gardening items that any green thumb could use, a gardening apron and knee pads. Simple accessories that make your time in the garden much more enjoyable. With the holidays approaching and travel likely we need to make sure our homes […]

Holiday Home Security: Be Discreet Online

Holiday Home Security: Be Discreet Online

With so many online outlets to share our “status” we are often tempted to overshare especially when it comes to travel or vacation. Your “trusted” network on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are not as secure as you may think. Web savvy crooks don’t have to work very hard to match […]

How To Install a Secure Deadbolt Lock

How To Install a Secure Deadbolt Lock

Not all dead bolt locks are equal, therefore not all dead bolts will protect you and your property to the same degree. Here are some tips to make sure your dead bolt lock is securely fastened. 1. Stick to Grade 2 or 1 Strength – Dead bolt locks are graded […]

10 Tips for Home Security

10 Tips for Home Security

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.

Secure Your Home for the Holidays

Secure Your Home for the Holidays

Kevin McAllister went to some extreme, albeit hilarious, measures to keep the burglars out of his home, but whether you are gone for a weekend or two weeks it only takes 10 minutes of one evening for a thief to run through your belongings.

Secure Your Home

Secure Your Home

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.

The Most Wired Home

The most wired home we’ve come across has been created by Pluto. A Pluto Home system is operated by your cell phone or from a landline. Once you’re home has been outfitted with their system you can control everything from the temperature of your bedroom, lighting arrangements, view security webcams, […]