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Because most burglars enter homes by simply opening unlocked doors or windows—or pushing and kicking locked ones until they open—do what you can to improve your home's physical barriers.
In addition to beefing up your home’s physical defenses, following some good-security rules will help deter thieves.
The internet of things movement has spurred even easier ways to connect various gadgets—including home security components—to a central hub and control everything via smartphone app or similar interface.
Need to upgrade or add locks? You’ll need a good locksmith. Here is how to get excellent advice and solid workmanship at a reasonable price.
Taking basic steps to secure the perimeter of your home will be more effective at preventing intrusion than installing a burglar alarm and cameras. Start by making sure all your home’s exterior doors have good locks—and remain diligent about using them.
Insurance companies often promote policy features to make their plans seem superior to their competitors’. But most sell roughly the same coverage. Here's a rundown of what’s covered, what isn’t, and what’s optional.
The cost of your insurance policy depends not only on the coverage you select, but also on a number of other factors, some of which may surprise you.
Insurance companies increasingly are charging customers very different rates depending on secret formulas based on data unrelated to their customers’ actual claims histories or risk of damage.
We receive a disturbing number of complaints from consumers regarding window installation work, often about companies that advertise heavily. Many complaints are about sloppy work.
There are many features to consider when selecting windows and the company that installs them. You’ll have to decide among various types of windows and construction materials.
If you are replacing old windows, you need to choose one of three basic types of installation: Sash pack; frame and sash, and full window.
A quality fence can cost a bundle, especially if you choose a builder that charges high prices. Though some homeowners opt to DIY their jobs, most count on fence builders to help with the design and handle the construction.