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What If A Burglar Breaks My Window?

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It makes sense to question the necessity of glass break detection – after all, aren’t motion detectors enough? In some cases, they may be. But what if you have glass on your front door, or a sliding glass door in the rear of the house? In either of those cases, an intruder may see breaking the glass on one of those doors as his fastest way to enter. And if he does, then glass break detection will be the first technology in your system to intervene.

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Retired Criminal Confessions: How To Prevent Burglary

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Sometimes, people who have retired from crime have some very good tips on preventing home burglary. It’s always interesting to find out what kind of obstacles ex-criminals came across “back in the day,” when committing burglaries was their day job. What were the kinds of things that deterred them from following through on their plans? We have a few of them here for you.

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Why Fake Home Security Cameras Aren’t Your Friend

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From childhood stories on mythological home intruders, to the more mature myths passed around by adults, urban legends about security seem to get new life with every generation. One example of a home security urban myth passed around by adults: “You don’t need real cameras; fake security cameras do the same thing.”

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Fireproofing Your Home For the Winter

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With winter in full swing in Staten Island, it’s time to talk about ways to keep your home safe from fire threats – and of course, how you can work alongside your smart home security system to accomplish that goal. Here are the ways to do it.

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3 Reasons Why Your Starter Home Still Needs Home Security

Even starter homes are in need of this protection; if neighborhood crime is high, or the family has valuables that others would like to get their hands on, smart home security technology can be the key to protecting what’s yours. Here are some things to know about smart home security for your starter home.

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The Easiest Way to Scare Away Burglars

Halloween is over but you don’t need a scary costume to keep burglars away. All you need is a smartphone – which most people have – and a smart home security system, which is easy to get and even easier to use. Once you have both, you’re equipped to keep your home safe from trespassers year-round. Here’s what they can do together.

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5 Tips For Staying Safe This Halloween

For most of us, Halloween is a happy holiday when we can go about our evening with little if any consideration of possible security risks. This is actually generally a reasonable approach. Unless you live in certain areas where danger is more prevalent, most of us will pass our days, weeks and years in safety on Halloween.

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