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Upgrading Your Home Security on a Budget

Upgrading Your Home Security on a Budget

A Philadelphia man was arrested this month for breaking into several residences in Evesham Township, NJ using a simple lock-picking technique called “bumping.” The burglar, Angel Calo-Rivera, 54, allegedly stole jewelry, clothing, and electronics for over a year without leaving a sign of forced entry. Sadly, these crimes could have been prevented with a basic security system and a bump-resistant…

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Home Burglaries: How to Stay Safe for the Holidays

Home Burglaries: How to Stay Safe for the Holidays

Many homes are inadequately equipped to keep criminals from breaking in, and homeowners are losing as much as $4.6 billion in stolen property. Recently, investigators in York County, Maine arrested three local residents who broke into more than 20 homes by kicking in the doors. According to police, the criminals—Christopher Michaud, Cole Meserve, and Amber Meserve—stole 20 guns, computers, televisions,…

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Residential & Business Biometric Locks

Residential & Business Biometric Locks

Imagine if you could open a locked door by placing your finger on a digital scanner. It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, right? While it may seem a little far-fetched even by today’s technology standards, fingerprint locks have actually been available to consumers for many years, but most professionals refer to them as, “biometric” locks. What Are…

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Lock Bumping: A National Threat?

Lock Bumping: A National Threat?

Just because your door is locked doesn’t mean your home is safe. In fact, if you have traditional pin-tumbler locks in your home, then you could be at an increased risk for home invasion or burglary, says the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). A technique called “lock bumping” allows criminals to quickly and quietly bypass pin-tumbler lock using tools that…

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Moving Checklist: 6 tips for staying safe when you move

Moving Checklist: 6 tips for staying safe when you move

Moving sucks. There’s no two ways about it—it just does. Whether you’re packing your belongings into a truck and going across town, or being professionally relocated across the country, the experience guarantees to be unpleasant and stressful. While we can’t pack your kitchen or help you carry that awkward sectional upstairs, we can offer some tips to help keep you,…

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Home Defense: What you can learn from those doomsday preppers

Everyday, more and more Americans are preparing for a doomsday scenario. They’re storing supplies in garages and spare rooms and even go as far as to build self-sufficient, underground bunkers. They’re worried about terrorist attacks, economic collapse, electromagnetic pulses, the list goes on and on—but they’re not all just paranoid, gun-toting, “lone-wolves”—they’re your neighbor or friend—and maybe they’re onto something.…

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Protect Your Home From Invasions

Protect Your Home From Invasions

Let’s face it—the mere thought of a home invasion is scary. The ability to relax and feel safe in our own home is a luxury that we all take for granted—until something happens.  Your home is the only environment where you have control over who can get close to you or your family—so protecting your home and family from criminal…

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Get Rid of the Danger When Entering at Night

Backlit Schlage Keypad Locks Let You In Fast With sunset in most parts of the country before 6 o'clock pm, it is generally darker if not pitch black when we get home from work. This isn't such a bad thing when you need the cover of the night to hide a special gift you're bringing home for your kid's birthday…

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Keyless Locks for Families with Special Needs Kids

Keyless Locks for Families with Special Needs Kids

Families with special needs kids or children who live on the autism spectrum often face circumstances that involve a child wandering outside of the home, sometimes several blocks, or even miles away. This creates added worry and stress for the family, and it goes without saying, it also places your child in a very unsafe situation. Over the past years,…

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