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14November

Simple Tips to Prevent Auto Theft

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You’d be amazed how often an automobile is stolen in the United States. On average, a car is stolen every 21 seconds. Recovering from an auto theft could take weeks and a fair chunk of cash. On top of the upfront cost of the theft, you also have to face rising insurance rates and the possibility that your vehicle can be used to commit other crimes as well

9November

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

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Falls and slips become more dangerous as you age, especially when you live alone. Setting your home up for maximum safety is recommended. There are a wide variety of products you can use, such as grab bars, to make your home safer in addition to basic safety strategies that reduce the risk of falling in your home.

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8November

James Bond Security Accessories

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At Home Security Deals, we could not be more excited about the release of Skyfall, the 23rd official film in the James Bond series. Besides being the greatest spy series to ever be depicted in film, we also love Bond for another big reason; the gadgets. We love everything from the simple attaché case of “From Russia With Love” down to the “Vanish” from “D

7November

Daytime Burglary Rates Jump

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Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigations released its Uniform Crime Report for 2011. Inside the report, there was some surprising data showing that the number of daytime burglary offenses was 4% higher than what they were in 2010. Small as it sounds, it’s actually a bad sign. Over the last few decades, the crime rate around the nation has been in a st
6November

How to Prepare For A Natural Disaster

Home Safety

One of the biggest things to help prepare you for a natural disaster is to be aware of what can hit you. Determine the risks to your area and develop a plan around it. For instance, if you’re in Kansas, the odds of being hit by a tsunami are extremely low so that is not something to concern yourself with. However, a tornado is much more likely.

1November

How To Make A Panic Room

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As crime rates and natural disasters seem to become more prevalent in our daily lives, it is nice to have some place to go to avoid the danger. A panic room is an easy solution for anyone looking to keep themselves safe. Here’s how to make your own panic room.

The biggest thing to remember when creating a panic room is that you want it to be big e

31October

Scariest Home Invasions in Movies

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Scary movies are in this season. With the recent release of movies like Paranormal Activity 4, people across the nation are losing sleep and trying to rationalize their latest horror flick. In honor of those hardcore horror film lovers, Home Security Deals is looking back at our favorite home invasion horror films. Can you think of what makes the list? Find
30October

How to Spot Crime

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With home security, one of the biggest safety measures you can have is a neighborhood that works well together. The reason why neighborhood watches are so valuable in modern times is because they know when something is out of place in the area. One of the first steps in burglary prevention is criminal identification. If you know how to identify a potential b
26October

The White House: Ultimate Home Security

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If you’re looking for the pinnacle of home security, look no further than the residence of the most powerful man on Earth. The White House, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, boasts some of the tightest security in the world.

And for good reason. The president is a high-profile assassination target, and some of the information and discussions

25October

Halloween Safety Tips

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Kids look forward to every Halloween where they get the opportunity to dress up as their favorite cartoon character.  Not only is Halloween a perfect time to dress up, it is also a time where children will scream "trick-or-treat" at their neighbors' doors in hopes of receiving their favorite candy bars.  While Halloween has become a ve

24October

Is Your Daily Routine Putting You At Risk?

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We all have our daily routines, whether it is waking up at the same time, showering before or after breakfast, or leaving your home in the same fashion. However, this daily routine could lead to your home being burglarized. Burglars feed on predictability. They love that you leave your home at the same time every day or return home around the same time. It a
23October

Home Security Tips For Women Living Alone

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If you live alone, you’re more likely to be targeted for a home invasion. Females who live alone are even at risk. However, there are things you can do to ensure your safety. You can easily protect yourself at home at little to no cost with these helpful tips.

Here are some valuable safety tips for females living alone:

18October

What To Do If Stranger Danger Follows You

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We’re a mobile society. Many people have turned to walking and running for both exercise and a main method of commuting. However, you never know what might be lurking around the corner waiting for you or following you as you walk. We want to share some important walking safety tips to keep you safe. Be sure to implement a few of these tips for National Cr

17October

Is Your Pet Safe during a Home Invasion?

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Your pet is a member of the family. When you have a pet, you expect it to live a long and healthy life. Many people do not expect their pet to be in danger during a home invasion because they don’t consider the possibility, but it is something that you need to think about. If someone breaks into your home and they’re

16October

National Crime Prevention Month

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With a drastic rise in crime across the nation, now it is more important than ever to take part in national crime prevention month. The purpose of National Crime Prevention Month is to teach others about the importance of neighborhood watch and preparation.

Across the country, agencies and corporations are participating in National Crime Preventi

11October

Zombie-Proof Your Home

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We all know a zombie apocalypse is coming. Some complex disease will eventually cause the dead to rise and develop a taste for living flesh. It is not a question of if, but when. When the apocalypse comes, will you be prepared? Will you and your family be safe in your home or will you be forced to survive out in the open? You’ve probably seen “The Walking De
10October

Fire Safety Tips During Colder Weather

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The year is winding down, we’re entering the holiday season and everyone is starting to feel a chill crawling across the nation. However, many of these people are taking drastic and dangerous steps to keep their family warm this winter.

Many of the steps that homeowners are taking might keep them warm but they’re also endangering their lives
9October

Smartphone Apps to Catch a Thief

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In the world of smartphones, you will often find that thieves target your device. Phone are easy to take, easy to sell, and not many people know what to do it they lose them. However, there are steps you can take to recover your stolen property and catch the thief. Here are some of our favorite phone tracking applications.

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26September

Tips for Hiding Valuables From Thieves

Home Security Tips

Hiding your valuables may seem like a simple task but many people think that their hiding location is genius when it may actually be the first place a burglar goes to look. We’re here to well you that there are safe places to hide your valuables that a burglar will not likely check. Here are some of our recommendations:

24September

Safety Tips 13-18 Years – The Parental Toolbox

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Part three of our Parental Toolbox series looks into protecting your teenager. Your teen may seem complex but there are a few general safety tips that you need to be aware of to keep your teen safe. Now that your child is older, they’re likely doing more and trying to prove their maturity. However, many of the aspects that were relevant for younger age gr

24September

Security Tips From an Ex-Burglar

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When a cat burglar scopes out their next target, they’re often looking for vital clues. They want to know what kind of valuables they’re likely to find and how they can easily get in your home. Recently, a cat burglar decided to answer a few questions online. We’re going to address some of the main points but you can click part one of our discussion, we learned about Mr. Dees’ background as a Police o

22August

Interview with an Officer

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Recently I had the opportunity to interview Tim Dees about his opinion on home security and to provide Home Security Deals readers with some vital security tips from an experienced veteran. This will be a two-part article with the next part released tomorrow, August 23, on our blog.

For those of you not familiar with Mr. Dees through his work on

21August

Webcam Surveillance Systems

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While surveillance systems can be inexpensive, they can still be out of the reach of many homeowners who want to be able to watch their homes while they are away. For those homeowners, there is a way to have your surveillance system with little to no cost for you. Now you can turn your computer’s webcam into a home security system allowing you to watch yo

16August

Smartphones and Smart Homes – Security Apps To Go

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With the growth of the smartphone market, everyone is taking advantage of the new mobile philosophy of having an application for everything. Home security is not excluded from this trend, and many home security companies are rolling out fantastic applications for home security. We wanted to take the opportunity to share some of our favorite mobile applicatio
15August

Pros and Cons of Wired Security Systems

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Pros and Cons of Wired Security Systems

Your family’s protection is a major concern that needs constant attention. With a home open to threat and risks at anytime of the

14August

The New Home Burglary - Cyber Crime

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Modern technology is fantastic. It allows you to connect with long-lost friends, check your bank balance and even do a bit of shopping. However, it can also lead to a new form of home burglary: cyber-theft. Cyber criminals can be just as harmful to you as traditional burglars, but they can attack you without you knowing it. While you’re buying that movie

9August

Our Top 10 Most Bizarre Burglaries

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Since the beginning of time, people have been stealing from one another. There will always be those people who believe that their own wants are more important that the rights of others. Sometimes there are those who choose very unorthodox styles for their burglaries. Here are our top 10 most bizarre burglaries:

10. Everyone knows that alcohol can

8August

5 Way to Secure Your Home While On Vacation

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Since it’s the vacation season, some of us might go on an out of town trip as a family and leave our homes behind for a few days. Thus, leaving it vulnerable against a number of things like theft, fire, or trespassing and vandalism. To prevent these, here are some precautionary measures that you can take to secure the safety of your home:

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7August

Back To School Safety Tips For Kids

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With many students heading back to school this week, we at Home Security Deals wanted to take a look at some tips to help keep your kids safe. While most people do not want to think about their children being in danger, that doesn’t make the danger go away. It is necessary to address some of these security tips so that they remain safe.

Here are s

2August

Tweeting Safely – The Social Media Effect

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Social Media and Security

Unless you lived in a cave for the last decade, odds are you have heard of and used social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or YouTube. If you use social media, however, you may want to be careful about what you post in your next status update or tweet. In addition to companies checking social profiles, you

1August

Benefits of Security Grilles - Guest Post

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Crime rates are on the rise even in the case of petty thefts. It is important to safeguard your home as anyone can be targeted. All a burglar needs to feel is that the house is worth an attempt or looks easy to break into. To avoid such an attempt, a deterrent is the best method. Traditional burglar alarms or CCTV cameras are effective but do not deter burgl
31July

Baking Dough - How Not To Hide Money

Home Security Tips
Have you ever seen a classic mob movie where a criminal is so afraid of their money being tracked or stolen that they store it in a mattress or under a floorboard? Well apparently, one Australian man decided that those hiding places (or maybe a bank) would be a bad place for him to hide his lump of cash. He decided to think outside the box.
26July

Fire Safety Tips They Didn't Teach You in School

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It is July and we are directly in the middle of one of hottest summers on record. We are also at the height of wildfire season. The heat has dried out a lot of the landscape, making it easily susceptible to a fire. It takes almost nothing to light up an entire forest, and these wildfires can quickly get out of control. To help protect you against a fire, Hom
25July

Magnetic Appeal - Guest Post

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Remember the physics lessons in school, playing around with magnets and iron fillings, making pictures on sheets of paper with the magnetic fields emanating from the poles of the magnets.

Who would have believed that thirty years later magnets would be securing our front doors.

Perhaps when playing with the magnets at school you may recal

24July

A Home Security System of Olympic Proportions

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At Home Security Deals, we’re pumped for the London Olympics and cannot wait to watch our nation’s athletes compete for the gold. However, we also know that security is a large part of the Olympics, especially in recent years. While many host cities have taken drastic measures to protect the games, none have caused as many complaints as the latest strategy i
19July

Batman-Level Security Devices For Your Home

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Who else is looking forward to the final part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman series? We at Home Security Deals cannot wait to see “The Dark Knight Rises” in theaters this Friday, July 20. For this week’s blog, we wanted to look at the security that Batman has in his Batcave to prevent the likes of Bane and Joker from breaking-in. When it comes to protecting y
18July

Backyard and Pool Safety - Guest Post

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Summertime is when your kids and their friends are free to spend most of their time playing around in the backyard, especially if your home has a pool where they can splash around in and cool off during hot summer months. However, many serious child-related injuries and even deaths occur from backyard and pool accidents. Maintaining safety within your home i
13July

Inside the Mind of a Burglar

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Home invasions happen in the United States every 14.6 seconds. If that didn’t catch your attention, maybe our new video might. Security Snapshot is bringing you inside the mind of a burglar to see how they think when it comes to breaking into a home. We want you to be aware of what a burglar looks for and what deciding factors impact their actions.

29June

Welcome to Security Snapshot

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Hello All,

We want to welcome you to Security Snapshot, the HomeSecurityDeals.com blog. We will be posting a few times a week to share some great home security tips, to