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Posted By:  |  April 11, 2013  |  3 Comment(s)

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Cameras

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1. Invest in night vision cameras
2. A burglar will always check for house cameras
3. Baby monitors act as another form of home security systems
4. A smoke detector can be mistaken for a hidden camera
5. Wireless cameras are more effective
6. A video camera at the front door can help if you don’t have peepholes or windows there
7. If you can’t afford a real camera, set up a dummy security camera

Lighting

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8. Motion detectors will scare off burglars early
9. Floodlights are an affordable home security solution
10. Save money by installing low-voltage security lights

Alerts and Monitoring Systems

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11. Door motion sensors
12. Driveway senor
13. Glass break sensor
14. Wireless annunciator system
15. Infrared motion sensors

Technology Security

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16. Install anti-virus systems
17. Use firewalls
18. Sign up for only secure email accounts
19. Get spam filters for your email
20. Only use secure browsers
21. Create unique passwords for everything
22. Use password protect on all systems
23. Sign out of all websites when you’re done using your computer
24. Use patches
25. Encrypt important documents on your computer
26. Look out for fake security systems
27. Learn about the signs of a low security system and hackers
28. Manage your cookies
29. Disable hidden file name extensions
30. Keep your system updated
31. Back up everything on your computer

Out-of-Town Security

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32. Leave your television on
33. You can use your web camera as a security system
34. Hide all of your valuables
35. Mini timers will turn different lights on and off in your house automatically
36. Remote video surveillance cameras can watch your property
37. Driveway motion lights
38. Security television simulator
39. An instant motion activated video can be installed anywhere you want

General Tips

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40. Lock your windows and doors
41. Invest in any kind of alarm
42. Educate your children on home security
43. Put up a fence around your yard
44. Put in mirrors to help you see around the corner of your house
45. Use a safe
46. Hide your key, not under your mat
47. Don’t open the door to a stranger without someone else home
48. Dogs can help scare intruders away
49. Introduce yourself to your neighbors
50. Change your locks if articles such as purses, keys, wallets are stolen

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