Charlotte-area town keeps travelers’ homes safe. Some tips for the rest of us

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A variety of security systems are available to help protect your home. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Angela A.)
A variety of security systems are available to help protect your home. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Angela A.)

Town of Davidson offers security checks for residents who will be traveling over the holidays. For others, tips can help keep trouble away.

Cops Help You Shop Till You Drop

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Christmas shoppers are advised to be on alert this holiday season as thefts often rise this time of year. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
Christmas shoppers are advised to be on alert this holiday season as thefts often rise this time of year. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Police officers in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., are hanging out at the mall this holiday season in an effort to keep you and your Christmas purchases safe.

Protect Online Deliveries Against a Rash of Charlotte Thefts

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Police warn homeowners not to let packages sit at their front door during the holiday season. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police offer tips to be sure your online shopping deliveries are safe and secure from thieves after they arrive at your home.

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

5 Tips for Dealing with a Home Repair Emergency

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Before, during and after your project, don't hesitate to ask your contractor questions, says DeLancy. (Photo by Jennica Abrams)
Before, during and after your project, don't hesitate to ask your contractor questions, says DeLancy. (Photo by Jennica Abrams)

When water damage, wind or hail strikes, being prepared can save time and ensure quality home repairs. Follow 5 steps for dealing with damage in an emergency.

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