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Keep your home safe from unwanted intruders with these DIY home security projects and tips.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

Setting Up a DIY Home Security System

Install a reliable security system in just one day. DIY home security systems will help to protect your home and...


Watch Out! These 10 Phone Call Scams Could Steal Your Money

Those scammers are sneakier than you'd think, but you need to protect your money and information.


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Do Amazon Echo’s Security Features Really Work?

Amazon Echo has security features, like detecting broken glass. But do they really work? We tested them here in our...


13 Airbnb Horror Stories That’ll Make You Think Twice

Think you might want to become an Airbnb host? Or, maybe you're just using their services while traveling. Whether you're...

12 Secret Hiding Places That Will Deceive Thieves

Whether it's jewelry, important papers or emergency cash, we all have stuff we want to keep safe. These hiding spots...


Hide Your Keys In These Spots & You’ll Get Robbed

Don't make it easy for your home to be robbed. Here's where not to hide your key.

12 Unusual Things Postal Carriers See Every Day

There's nothing ever routine about a postal carrier's route from day-to-day. Here are some of the unusual things postal carriers...


10 Property Line Clearance Horror Stories

Revenge is a dish best served with tree chopping, manure and lots of pigs! These property line horror stories take...


35 Things You Don’t Know You’re Doing That Make Your House a Target for Burglars

These not-so-obvious indicators will make your home a target for thieves.


21 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You

Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of...

10 Hiding Spots Burglars Always Look First

You might think your hiding spot is safe, but burglars know your tricks.


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Monitored Vs. Unmonitored Home Security Systems: What’s the Difference?

Cost, convenience and flexibility are among the key issues to consider when deciding whether or not you need 24/7 home...


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10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever

From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...


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Is It Time to Convert Your Wired Alarm System?

Wireless security systems are more convenient and cost less than wired systems. So is it time you upgraded to a...


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7 Best DIY Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

Always be in control of your security system, no matter where you are, with these smart options.

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Thieves Never Check These Super Secret Hiding Places

No one ever expects to get robbed, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be prepared. Your home is actually full...


I’m a Burglar — Here’s How to Outsmart Me

From the mouth of a burglar to your ears: Here are the vulnerabilities they look for when they're deciding whether...


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ADT vs. Other Home Security Systems

This is how ADT stacks up against five key competitors including Vivint, SimpliSafe and Ring.


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8 Best Home Security Lights

Don't be left in the dark! You'll know exactly what's going on around your home when you invest in top-rated...


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8 Ways To Protect Your Home With ADT

Here are some ADT services and devices you may not know about.


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8 Best Doorbell Security Cameras

These high-tech gadgets do double-duty, serving as a functional doorbell and security camera. We can help you choose the one...


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8 Best Indoor Security Cameras

The best indoor security cameras help protect your home and your family, giving you peace of mind no matter where...


How to Install an Outdoor Security Camera

We'll walk you through the simple DIY and tech involved.

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7 Best Wireless Security Systems for 2021

From solar powered devices to AI learning, these systems have it all.


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What to Know About Wireless Home Security Systems

These easy-to-install security systems can protect your home and save you money.


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What to Consider Before Buying an Outdoor Security Camera

Many factors go into the decision to install a security camera outside your home.


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The Complete Home Safe Buying Guide

A home safe is a big purchase. Learn about common safe features for a smooth shopping process.


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Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Home Security Products

In 1951, Family Handyman published its first magazine. We're celebrating our 70th anniversary with some of our favorite vintage content.


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Use This Trick If Someone Is Stealing Your Mail

Do you have a sneaking suspicion that some of your mail is being picked up by thieves? Here's how you...