A LUXURY CELEBRITY HOME IN BEL AIR IS STILL HOME NO MATTER THE PRICE TAG IT COMES WITH

A LUXURY CELEBRITY HOME IN BEL AIR IS STILL HOME NO MATTER THE PRICE TAG IT COMES WITH

The Luxury Bel Air Pad of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

 

This stunning home situated in the picturesque Bel Air is reminiscent of an old colonial style country cottage except that it is over 11000 square feet.  With white wooden slats and grey roof tiles with the grey being echoed in the window shutters leading to the red front door, it speaks of well-worn style and old money. The interior however is in complete contrast to the grand old world external facade. The inner home is vast, containing six fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. 

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Home security necessities to incorporate as a first time home buyer: things you probably didn’t consider

Home security necessities to incorporate as a first time home buyer: things you probably didn’t consider

You’ve recently gotten married, and the studio apartment worked well for you as a bachelor, but you are now looking for something that is a little better suited to you and your spouse. House hunting is more than just finding your dream home. It’s about finding a home that provides both comfort and security. Comfort is per your personal choice, but an area often overlooked is the security aspect. If you are buying into an area that is generally known to be peaceful, apart from a few teenagers who get a little out of hand sometimes, small measures can be taken to ensure that your property is a bit safer.

 

The area seems fine, but the neighbors have burglar bars

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Knowing who’s doing what, where, when and how. The parent’s guide to leaving kids at home

Knowing who’s doing what, where, when and how. The parent’s guide to leaving kids at home

Whether you are a working parent who needs someone to take care of the kids during the day, or enjoying a much deserved second honeymoon with your beloved, no matter the age of your children, leaving them alone at home is a daunting prospect to most parents. In this day and age, having a babysitter is also not enough; more needs to be done to ensure the wellness of your household.

 

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Is my home baby safe? Important security aspects to take into consideration when baby comes home

Is my home baby safe? Important security aspects to take into consideration when baby comes home

You’ve spent months waiting or your precious bundle of joy to come home. The time has finally come, and with a shock you realise that your home is not baby safe. It’s still a while before the little one starts wondering around, but all of a sudden everything in your house resembles scenes from a warzone. Everything is a threat. Apart from the most obvious issues like power outages, the following needs to be taken into consideration when making your home baby proof.

 

Dangling wires and hanging tablecloths

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A home in the mountains: security aspects that need to be considered before you buy across town or border

A home in the mountains: security aspects that need to be considered before you buy across town or border

The moment we think security, we immediately think of safeguarding our possessions against would-be criminals. This is an important aspect, but something that also needs to be taken into consideration when you decide to buy a property, especially in a remote location, is whether it is safe to do so. We would expect that all laws apply in all countries and places, but what would be a condemned building in one country, could just be the standard of living in another.

 


A house on the lake

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Burglar proofing your doors in Baltimore home security

Burglar proofing your doors in Baltimore home security

Doors play an in important role in enhancing safety in the country and in Baltimore home security. A strong door that is kept locked will make it difficult for a burglar to get in considering that most intruders get into the house using the back and front doors. Below are some suggestions that you can use to make your doors burglarproof.

Use strong doors

Exterior doors should be made from strong materials such as solid wood, metal or fiberglass. Doors made of cardboard core and veneer sheets are hollow and are not suitable as exterior doors because they can be easily broken into. A door should swing outwards and not inwards in order to maneuver it easily in case of a forced entry. Ensure the doors do not have windows. Also, make sure that the window is not near the door to avoid a burglar breaking the window and unlocking the door from inside. In case the door has glass panels, or it is near a window, you can cover the glass using security grill on the outer side or an unbreakable polycarbonate on the inner side behind the glass.

Use good locks and keep the doors locked

Most burglaries take place on unlocked doors or on doors with easily picked locks. Make sure you lock all external doors every time you are going out and get good quality locks to improve your Baltimore home security. Use deadbolt locks on all external doors in addition to the doorknob lock. Make sure it is of high quality at grade one or two and does not have exterior exposed screws. The throw bolt should be of 1 inch in the least. You may include a deadlock to provide more security when at home. This kind of lock has no external key and it can only be opened from inside. The lock is not easily broken into. For sliding doors, use locks that have keys at both the bottom and top. You can also place a wooden rod at the bottom part to prevent it from opening. Use polycarbonate panels to reinforce glass on the inside to make it stronger.

Have reinforced entryways

Reinforcing the entryways will make it difficult for the burglars to get in. You can do this by having cylinder guards around lock cylinders where the key is inserted. This is because lock cylinders can be damaged by prying, hammering and wrenching. If the strike plate- the metal plate surrounding the doorframe hole- is of lower quality, you should replace it with a strike plate made of heavy duty material with four screws of 3 inches securing it. If the hinges are on the outer side of the door, you should hang the door again and place them on the inside or make the exposed hinges secure by using non-removable pins or masonry nails. Ensure the door frame is properly installed, if not, you can secure it using 3 inch screws to make sure that it does not come out easily.

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