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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453732039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453732038
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #741,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nazaka
I would highly recommend this home security guide to all homeowners who want peace of mind that their family and possessions are safe!
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It is very well written with many good illustrations.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Genevieve Irwin on March 16, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is a find! It's the only home security book I've read that first walked me through my house to locate areas of vulnerability and then gave me suggestions for correcting the problems. Since I found several insecure areas, it was a relief that the book gave detailed instructions and diagrams for solutions. Many were easy fixes that I was able to do myself. Beyond that,if you are considering a professional security system, I'd recommend you read this book so that you make the choice best suited to your needs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Swanson on March 27, 2012
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I've been associated with home security with ADT, Security Analysts, and Honeywell, and my professional curiosity lead me to buy a copy of this book. I found this book to be thorough, applying a common-sense approach to addressing what is most important in successfully protecting your family and property. Of course, it's not possible to provide a one-size fits all manual with detailed specifics covering every security need imaginable. For that, a security professional must do a personal assesment on the specific property you wish to protect. If you are looking for a sound strategy to layout the best way to begin to protect your home and your family, I highly recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nazaka on January 21, 2011
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I found this book very helpful.With the help of my brother who was in town during holidays we secured all the windows and sliding doors.Actually I called my alarm company and added sensors to the two windows down stairs that they were lacking.My alarm is set every night.You can`t be too careful these days!! Thank you Mr. Home security!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amy C. Howard on November 19, 2010
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This book is better than some that I have read on home security. I found the security checklist to be pretty detailed and therefore useful. If you follow the advice in this book, you will have protected yourself from burglars that are looking for an easy target. If it's the professional burglars that you have to worry about, then I wouldn't recommend it.

This book does cover the essentials fairly well and I did like that it helps you to uncover any vunerable areas that you may have in your home security and how to focus on the stuff that you can fix. In fact, I think that it does a great job of showing you home security solutions that you can do yourself that are low cost and easy to do. However, if you are looking for detailed information on security systems, then this isn't the book for you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J on September 12, 2012
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lots of good info in this book about protecting your home and what to buy to do so and what to do while your out of town.
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By Josie on January 25, 2014
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The quality of the book itself is not the best. This book started to fall apart the first time I opened it. The info is good for a basic security book and brought up some points I had not thought of.
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