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Buying or Selling a Home

The U.S. home security industry rakes in billions of dollars a year.  That’s a lot of money out of Americans’ pockets – and it’s often well-spent, as long as you’re not getting ripped off.  Here are a few fishy things to look out for when purchasing a home security system.

1.“Free”...

Disaster Proofing

Do you live in a tornado-prone area?  The safest place to seek shelter from the storm is in a “safe room” right in your own home. 

The average tornado victim has less than 60 seconds’ warning that a tornado is going to strike their home.  Unfortunately, when most people hear that urgent...

Electric

Home security is an important part of any trip plan, whether you're preparing for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Summer is a hot season for home burglaries, with break-ins typically peaking in July and August.

Besides being protected against burglary, mechanical problems can...

Building and Remodeling

An exterior lighting design helps complete your landscaping project. After investing time, money and creativity in your home's exterior detailing and landscaping, don't forget to turn on the lights.

A well-designed exterior lighting design enhances a home's best assets, adds drama, and keeps...

Home Safety

Are you safeguarding your prescription medicines at home?  If you’re a parent, you should know that prescription drugs are the most abused drugs in America other than marijuana.

The America Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of...