Do I Really Need a Home Security System?

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Look for a home security company that makes your family's safety a top priority, says Perez. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Gregory P. of New York)
Look for a home security company that makes your family's safety a top priority, says Perez. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Gregory P. of New York)

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, Armando Perez of Hoosier Security explains the importance of home security systems and what options are available.

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Home Security System?

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More advanced security systems are also able to control the lights and temperature in your home. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member John O. of Orlando, Fla.)

Securing your home is important, but how much does it cost install a security system? Learn what it costs, how they're monitored and what's new in alarms.

Working Smoke Detector Key to Saving Lives

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The first step to home fire safety is to make sure your smoke detectors and fire alarms are in proper working order. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
The first step to home fire safety is to make sure your smoke detectors and fire alarms are in proper working order. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

A Maryland family is alive this holiday thanks to their home smoke detector. Local fire officials want to stress the importance of having a working detector.

Locksmith Service

What are the Pros and Cons of Keyless Locks?

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Before purchasing keyless locks, consider the pros and the cons. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Before purchasing keyless locks, consider the pros and the cons. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

Keyless locks work by pushing in a numbered code on a keypad. They are convenient, but are they a secure? Check out the pros and cons of keyless lock systems.

4 Tips to Protect Your Home This Holiday Season

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Make sure your locks are operating and installed correctly, and be sure to use them, says Campbell. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Alisha G. of Los Angeles)
Make sure your locks are operating and installed correctly, and be sure to use them, says Campbell. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Alisha G. of Los Angeles)

No one wants to have their Christmas gifts stolen in a holiday break-in. For home security, check your locks and safeguard your keys and garage door openers.

Why Locks Are Not Enough

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The real weakness with most residential doors is the frame around it, says Campbell. (Photo courtesy of Altic Lock Service)
The real weakness with most residential doors is the frame around it, says Campbell. (Photo courtesy of Altic Lock Service)

Locks secure your home, but they can only secure as well as the door they are attached to. Here are common weakness to look for in your home security.

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Water & Smoke Damage

Working Smoke Detector Key to Saving Lives

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The first step to home fire safety is to make sure your smoke detectors and fire alarms are in proper working order. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
The first step to home fire safety is to make sure your smoke detectors and fire alarms are in proper working order. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

A Maryland family is alive this holiday thanks to their home smoke detector. Local fire officials want to stress the importance of having a working detector.

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