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Buying a Safe: A Complete Guide

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


Vintage Family Handyman Feature: Home Safety Products from the ’80s

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th Anniversary, take a look back at this article on home safety products from 1982.


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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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11 Common Home Security Mistakes That Put You at Risk

No matter where you live, you must address home security sooner or later. Will you do so before or after...


10 Tech Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Your old phone is worthless. Privacy mode protects your privacy. Charging your device all day is bad for its battery...


Best Home Safes Security Experts Use in Their Homes

These are the best home safes to protect your personal items from everything from burglars to catastrophes.


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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...


20 DIY Hacks to Burglar-Proof Your Home

You don’t need to spend a fortune to keep burglars at bay. Here are some inexpensive (yet very effective!) DIY...

15 Tips to Prevent Tools From Getting Stolen

Power tool theft is on the rise because thieves no longer need a pawnshop to get rid of stolen goods;...


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Create a Dream Home Theater With Amazon Prime Day Deals

Prime Day is right around the corner but it's especially exciting when Amazon announces early deals that are available right...


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12 Everyday Items That Can Be HUGE Security Risks

Unfortunately, in today's super-connected world your personal information is at a higher risk than ever. But adjusting some of your...


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6 Best Motion Sensor Cameras for Your Home

No matter what your needs, there's a motion sensor camera for you. Here are our top picks.



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5 Best Outdoor Security Cameras

These are the best outdoor security cameras on the market. Check out their features and decide which is the best...


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A Locksmith’s Best Advice For Keeping Your Home Safe

Locksmiths know a lot about home security. Here is some of their best advice.


Best Apartment Security Systems

Even if you're a renter, you have options if you're looking for a comprehensive apartment security system that's wireless and...


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Best Wireless Security Cameras of 2022

There are a lot of wireless security cameras on the market. Here are the best indoor, outdoor, budget, and smart...

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What to Know About Home Security Systems

Are home security systems worth the cost?


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How to Protect Your Home Security Camera From Being Hacked

Security cameras connected to the internet are easy to hack. Here's how to stop a breach before it happens.


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What to Know About ADT Security Systems

Here's everything your need to know before choosing an ADT security system for your home.


6 Ways to Protect Your Smart Home Devices

The devices in your smart home may be vulnerable, but they don't have to be. We talked to cyber security...


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The Pros and Cons of Two-Step Verification

Two-step verification (2FA) is a way to protect yourself from hackers and identity theft. It sounds complicated, but it's actually...


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8 Immediate Steps to Take After Your Smart Home Is Hacked

If you suspect your smart home has been hacked there are steps you can take to stop the intruder.

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How to Protect Your Smart Home Devices From Hackers

With more and more homes adding smart devices, hackers have more opportunities. Here's how they get in.


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Do Smart TVs Have Cameras?

Ever wondered if your smart TV has a camera? Here's what you need to know about these internet-connected devices and...


What to Know About Verizon Security Systems

What to Know About Verizon Security Systems


11 Strangest Things Caught on Home Security Cameras

Home security cameras not only help protect your home, sometimes they show some bizarre happenings right outside your front door....


10 Places Smart Homeowners Install Security Cameras

Security cameras could be a good investment for your safety, but only if you place them in the right locations....


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14 Things Home Security Experts Never Do in Their Own Homes

An alarm system isn't enough. If you're making any of these security mistakes, experts say that your home is at...