When a home is empty, it can give you the chance to relax and unwind, which can be especially rejuvenating if you've had a hectic week at work or with the family. Yet despite the benefits of being home alone, there ar...

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While home security systems are built to last and to be easy to use, that doesn't mean you shouldn't give them a checkup now and again. Here are five ways to make sure your system is at its best to help keep your family protected. </di...

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Whether your region is known for having intense winters or a few big storms every year, there's no better time to prepare for the upcoming season than now. If you think you know everything about planning ahead for winter weather and the complications it causes, you still might want to think about revamping your strategy. ...

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A century and a half ago, the World’s Fair offered a compelling glimpse into what our lives would look like in the 2000s, and while flying cars have not yet come to pass, the technology that has would leave even the most fanciful imaginations of the 1850s in awe. Ubiquitous home monitoring and automation have become a rea...

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The web can be a great source for how-to videos, and home security videos are no exception. Just as you can use an instructional video to learn how to light the pilot light on your water heater, change a flat tire or paint a room, you can learn some great home security tips from online videos. Here are five of our favori...

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Your home is a constant project. Fixing plumbing and shoveling the driveway may not be fun, but they are necessary. After finishing the chores, a new project can seem like a hassle, but with these easy home renovations, your house can truly become a home, without breaking your back or your bank account. Install Ext...

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