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Control Your Home with Mobile Access

Hillary Johnston | May 22, 2013 | Safety Tips

With modern technology, security systems can do even more than help protect your home. Nowadays, many home security systems allow you to use your smartphone or other web-enabled device to remotely monitor your home, no…

The Benefits of DIY Home Security Installation

Hillary Johnston | May 20, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

When trying to decide which security system company to go with, one of the basic things you must decide is whether you’d prefer professional installation or do-it-yourself installation. One of the main benefits of DIY…

“20/20” Lets Us Into the Mind of a Burglar

Hillary Johnston | Nov 13, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Chris Patterson, an ex- thief and burglar, recently gave 20/20’s Deborah Roberts, along with the entire nation, a great deal of insight into the mind of a burglar in the May 3rd airing of ABC’s…

SafeWise Interviews LAPD Senior Lead Officer about Home Security

Hillary Johnston | May 9, 2013 | Focus on Community, Safety Tips

SafeWise recently interviewed Senior Lead Officer Leonid A. Tsap from the Los Angeles Police Department. We asked him about what burglars look for, the effectiveness of guard dogs, and common home security mistakes. Read his…

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Steps to Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program

Rebecca Edwards | May 26, 2015 | Focus on Community

We all want to live in a safe, friendly place where we know we’ll be okay on an evening stroll, an early morning run, or while we dream the night away. But great neighborhoods just…

How to Travel Safely

Hillary Johnston | May 4, 2016 | Safety Tips

When planning a trip, there are so many things to do, it can seem overwhelming. In your travel plans, don’t forget to take time to think about your home and personal security. Here’s a checklist…

3 Items Burglars Target in Apartment Complexes

Hillary Johnston | Oct 14, 2014 | Safety Tips

As an apartment dweller, you may feel like you’re less targeted for break-ins than those who live in large homes. With an apartment complex, you may have a great apartment community and feel completely secure,…

Criteria for a Good Security System

Hillary Johnston | May 17, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

These days, security systems are about as different as hairstyles. Everyone needs something slightly different in a security system, but there are a few staple things you should consider. Hopefully this list of criteria will…

What You Don’t Want in a Security System

Hillary Johnston | Mar 24, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

These days, security systems come in all shapes, sizes, and types, and one size does not fit all. You’ve got options, and you can find a security system based on your family’s specific needs. A…

Does Door-to-Door Selling Still Work?

Hillary Johnston | Apr 23, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

  Door-to-door sales are often thought of something of the past—a method of selling before the age of the internet. Before technology was at our fingertips, door-to-door salespeople were the way to find out about…