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August 25, 2017

Just about everyone is happy to see a dog—except for burglars, that is. 

When a burglar has a choice between a home with a dog and a home without a dog, the dog-free house will typically end up as the target. 

Does that mean that you should forgo a security system because you own a dog? Not exactly. Let's compare the two and see. 

1: How reliably do th...

August 25, 2017

1.  Did you know you can call your local non-emergency # and let them now you're going to be out of town. You can request patrol vehicles drive by and check on your house while you're away. 

2.  Let a trusted neighbor or friend know you'll be gone.  If you're expecting someone to pick up mail or water plants, let them know who that person is (maybe a...

August 24, 2017

The Minnesota State Fair is underway.

Here's our safety tip for you and the family.

Got little ones? Get them a FREE id bracelet.

During the State Fair, identification wristbands help reunite lost children with their families are available free of charge at all information booths.

More info @ http://ow.ly/HzIF30eF2WN

Now, go and enjoy some stuff on a stick!

Ask...

August 22, 2017

It's a problem that occurs in seconds but makes you mad for days. It can be simply inconvenient, or it can cost you hundreds of dollars. And to add insult to injury, it happens right on your doorstep. 

Package theft—the snatching of boxes and parcels from porches and doorsteps—now affects millions of homeowners every year. Even if you haven't been a vict...

August 16, 2017

"If I never had to leave..."

~Yeah, we get totally understand!

Keep your #cabin safe & secure will you're back home by:

Embracing the lived-in look while you're away. 

Cabins are broken into most often when it looks obvious that no one has been there for a long time, so make sure your ccabin is maintained, even if you’re not there. 

Pay a property management c...

August 16, 2017

Package thief returns box after outed on social media.

Smart Home Security Versus Package Theft. We see it shared in all of our neighbor groups.
There is not a lack of "my packages were stolen today" posts.

And that is infuriating (especially as a home security/smart home service provider goes)!

It can be simply inconvenient, or it can cost you hundred...

August 15, 2017

Our kids are getting older by the minute. 
Turning us into Netflix​ #bingewatching #zombies waiting for them to get home from nights out with friends. 

For some of us, we even had to create curfew rules this year!  What happened to our babies?!

However, with just a few weeks of summer, schedules get even busier with back to school. Especially if you have a...

August 9, 2017

How to keep your cabin safe while you're back in the cities:

Use motion-sensitive exterior lighting or smart lighting control.

Lighting that comes on only when something moves means you don’t have to leave a light burning all night—but can provide an unwelcome surprise for someone who doesn’t want to be spotted. 

Yes, you may get a few stunned foxes and skun...

August 9, 2017

Cable Guy: I'll be at your home somewhere between 8am and 9pm
Me: When the cable guy/repair man finally shows up!

Ain't no one got time to wait around for the service guy to show up.

Our summers are short, the Minnesota State Fair​ is right around the corner and soon enough, it will be pumpkin spice everything and our summer will be gone. 

Don't waste your v...

August 9, 2017

Monday Peace Of Mind:

At home, with your family, at work and in your neighborhood. 

Today we're out and about in the City of Edina, MN (Local Government)​ and in South Minneapolis​. 
If you see us, say hi! We love getting to know our neighbors. 


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