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How to prepare for emergencies in your home

September is National Preparedness Month. Take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in your homes, businesses, and schools.   According to Homeland Security, “National Preparedness Month (NPM) promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Think first about the basics of survival—fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. Here are some items recommended for a basic emergency supply kit: * Water, one gallon …

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Is there a HOA Webcam in your future?

Many Associations are installing webcams in common areas to help with rules compliance. An unmonitored webcam does nothing for security but it will help end “he said she said disputes”. Webcams offer an easy way to catch that smoker at the pool or the owner not cleaning up after their pet. The old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words certainly applies here – denying video proof is hard to do. A board member can easily fast-forward through …

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7 Home Watch Service Strategies to Keep Your Home Secure

Acri Realty Home Watch Service – We Watch Your Home When You Can’t Key Maintenance We keep a set of your keys securely in our office. You decide who, when and how others gain access to your home. Some examples might be for opening and closing doors for contractors, guests and especially in a case of emergency. Media Management A full mailbox and newspapers piled at the door or in your driveway are tell-tale signs that no one’s home or …

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Smart Homes Sell Faster: What Tech-Savvy Homebuyers Are Looking For

As more and more millennials are entering the home-buying phase of life, it’s only logical that this technologically savvy generation is going to be drawn to (and willing to pay more for) technology at home. And while “smart homes” used to just mean a killer sound system and reliable security system, the opportunities for making your home smarter, more entertaining and more energy efficient are endless. Here’s your guide to the best home tech on the market and how they …

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Acri Community Realty Shares Tips on Home Protection

Property Protection Facts When you go on vacation, or simply leave for work in the morning, the last thing you want to worry about is the security of your home. Visibly empty houses are prime targets for vandalism or break-ins, and the threat is real. According to the FBI, more than 2.1 million burglaries occurred in the U.S. in 2010, with an average $2,100 dollar loss per incident. By now, you probably know the drill: always lock your doors and …

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