Need shade in a hurry?
I don’t mean a way to escape the bright sun. I’m referring to window shades. Window blinds, curtains and shades help protect your home by keeping the valuable contents of your home (not to mention knowledge about whether someone is home) from prying eyes.
More often than not, installing window shades involves measurements, trips to a store, waiting while they’re cut or custom made and then some installation work.
I recently came across a product that can be installed in about a minute with no tools! [Read more…]
How well will you get along with your new home security system?
This is the latest article in a series helping you figure out what you need in a home security system for your home or apartment.
In previous articles, we’ve looked at cameras, protecting your home’s entrances, detecting an intruder indoors, and assembling all the pieces into a system that’s right for you.
This time we’ll continue with a look at convenience in how you interact with the system—even in an emergency situation. [Read more…]
How good are standalone door and window alarms?
They’re a good intermediate step for those not ready for a home security system.
Here’s what I thought of two I tried out. Maybe it’ll help you know what to look for.
What I bought:
A couple of things you should know: [Read more…]
What if you want to improve your home security, but you don’t want to invest in a home security system right now?
Protecting your home (and thereby yourself and your family) is critical. A home security system might not be right for you or at least right for you right now, or it might not be an expense you can handle right now.
These are all legitimate. It’s much more important that you take steps to protect your home than it is to buy a home security system, as I’ve said many times before.
Home security is much, much more than having a home security system.