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Through this website you can access many interesting and informative articles on home security. These are practical ways you can protect your property and your person. It is all original content written and compiled by security expert and syndicated columnist Frank Fourchalk. This is security information you can use…written in language that’s easily understood

 

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Home Alone
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I was called to a home last week in which a break and enter took place. The owner of the home was a young single lady who didn't have a clue about home security.
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Management Issues
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Does your property management company understand Condominium Security? You better hope so, or it'll cost you lots in the long run.
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Burglars Leave Lasting Impressions
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People ask me all the time, "How did you get into Home Security?" I strongly believe I was affected by a life altering incident that happened to our family many years ago.
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Losing Your Identity
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It's a terrible feeling! You've had your wallet or purse stolen! If this has ever happened to you, I don't need to explain the gut wrenching feeling associated with the shock of this crime. Your identification is now in the hands of a total stranger.
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More Than The Eye Can See
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So you posted a few pictures of yourself on the web. Not a big deal, right? Well not exactly. Did you know when you upload photos for display on the internet you are sending confidential information about yourself to complete strangers?
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Overhead Garage Door Targeted
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"We've added every security enhancement available and the creeps still got in! I'm stumped how did they do it? There are absolutely no signs of forcible entry!".
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New Condo Buyers Beware
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ew Condominium Buildings are often hit hard by burglars. So what makes new construction so appealing to the "bad guys?" The answer is quite simple, "easy access". Many condominium builders today are missing crucial vulnerabilities in building security.
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Monitoring Value
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Alarm monitoring is an essential component of an effective alarm system. When your alarm system is triggered, a signal is sent to the Central Monitoring Station within seconds.
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Doggone Situation
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Dogs, they are kind loyal members of the family who are loved by each and every family member. The good news is 30% of Canadians own a dog.
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Baiting Service
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There's a potential danger lurking in our homes today. Many people have suffered heartache and trauma from this modern day "master of communication".
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Keeping thieves away from family heirlooms
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You must have a back-up plan to protect your irreplaceable possessions, should a burglar manage to penetrate your existing security.
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Olympic Security Faux Pas
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B.C.Cabinet Minister Colin Hansen who is responsible for the 2010 Winter Olympics assured us in July, 2006 there will be no cost overruns for security during the "Mega Event".
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Crime Prevention Starts At The Top
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How safe and secure do you feel? The fact that Surrey streets have been riddled with gunfire these days has perked the attention of many citizens.
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"Key Issues" On Your Security
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Last week I had the pleasure of running into Ron Cole an old locksmith friend of mine.
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The Key To Mail Box Security
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Here's a solution to help curb mail theft, "Install stronger mail boxes". Canada Post literally holds the key that can make the difference.
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Lock Maintenance A Must
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It's a familiar story.
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Cyber-bullying a child's nightmare
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The dictionary describes a "predator" as one who victimizes, plunders, or destroys. "Predators" are an unfortunate part of today's society.
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YOUR HOME SECURITY Q&A

Question:

I have lived in my secured home for 35 years and never once felt nervous. However, I just recently became a widow and find living alone can be frightening at times.

My neighbour said that he would park his car in my driveway to give the illusion that his car belongs with my home. Are there any other things I could do to give the illusion that I don't live alone?


 
Fourchalk:

"Illusion security" is certainly one of the most effective and simple intruder deterrents. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked, possibly because of its simplicity.
Other ways to make your home appear as if there are a number of people or pets around are to leave a few toys in the yard, leave a large pair of men's boots outside the door, put a dog dish or leash outside, and hang a "Beware of Dog" sign.

Joining or forming your neighbourhood's Block Watch will also make you feel more secure in your neighbourhood and home.



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