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Are You Ready to Work From Home?

Working from home isnt the dream of many office workers, who are struggling with the 9-5 routine?
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12 Ways to secure your Home The FBI says that in the U.S., one out of every 36 homes will be raided by thieves in any given year. Often, the burglars were able to get in due to the residents carelessness. Unlike the movies, in which burglars are hiding in the shrubs at night waiting for the homeowner to return home, then jump out and press guns to their ribcages, ordering them inside, real life burglars often literally stroll right through an unlocked door and help themselves to all the goodies. There are many ways the home occupant can make it easy for burglars to get in unnoticed. Unlocked doors and windows. A sloppy yard. This makes a thief think nobodys hardly ever home, and hell likely target the house for a break-in. Shrubs and bushes that obscure entryways. Burglars love it when they can conceal themselves in the dark with the help of plant growth around windows and doors. Posting travel plans on social media. Yes, burglars scout social media to see wholl be away from the house. Indiscriminately answering the doorbell. Burglars may pose as utility workers and talk their way inside. Or, they may push past the occupant and ransack the place while an accomplice restrains the occupant. A chronically dark house. Dont be a utility bill penny pincher. Enough lights should be on at night, including when youre home, to make a burglar think theres fully-awake people inside. Automatic timers that turn lights on and off will make the house look occupied, and will make it appear people are up in the middle of the night, when many break-ins occur. Newspapers accumulating in the drive or a package sitting on the front stoop, suggesting nobodys been home for a while. Beef up Your Homes Security Get a security system for the house that has it all: motion detectors, surveillance cameras, smartphone connections. Even if money is tight, you can still fool many a burglar with a fake camera installed above the front door, and security company signs around the houseeven though you dont have a system. But really, these days, there are systems for all budgets. Dog owners should hire a dog sitter rather than kennel their pet; a dogs barking usually scares off a would-be intruder. Put your paper and mail deliveries on a vacation hold. Robert Siciliano personal and home security specialist to BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com discussing burglar proofing your home on Fox Boston. Disclosures.

12 Ways to secure your Home

The FBI says that in the U.S., one out of every 36 homes will be raided by thieves in any given year. Often, the burglars …

Five Easy Ideas for Creating Content Your Audience Craves

In my latest for the ME Marketing Services blog, I share 5 easy ways to create the content your audience will want to read...

Click Through Rate as Google's Secret Ranking Factor!

Have you ever considered click through rate as a ranking factor for Google? This time you might want to give it another thought because evidence says …

It Takes Convincing: How To Write Opening Paragraphs

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Are you looking to increase your followers on Instagram? One way to do that is to utilize catchy hashtags. Instagram hashtag analytics company …

The Trifecta

Dear DashBursters,

Today we’ve decided to separate our blogs to better cater to what you’re most interested in be it creative new art, content …

How to Claim a Custom YouTube URL for Your Channel

Hey video creators, would you like to set a new custom URL for your YouTube channel? Now YouTube is letting users claim custom URLs for their …