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Would you like to make your home more secure against burglary or fire? Or would you like to enable an aging parent to get help in a hurry if needed? An electronic security system can offer both protection and peace of mind.

There are limitless options in the world of home security. Modern home security systems can range from simple motion-control sensors to hard-wired window and door devices to wireless video cameras and high-tech property surveillance systems that are wired right into your home computer network.

Some systems can be self-installed in a couple hours, while others require professional installation and monitoring.In this section of HomeTips, you will find information on selecting and installing the right home security system for your needs.


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About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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