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Home security : your guide to protecting your family.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Better Homes & Gardens Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TH9745.D85 H647 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TH9745.D85 H647 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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Helps to evaluate needs, choose, buy, and install effective devices. Low-tech solutions to state-of-the art systems.

Author Notes

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Better Homes and Gardens is a home and family magazine for people who want to make those things the focal points of their lives. It provides the readers with information to make more informed decisions and covers subjects such as education, parenting, travel, gardening, health, cars, money-management and home entertainment. The magazine also includes recipes and home improvement topics from decorating to do-it-yourself projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

A person's home is his or her castle and like its historic counterpart is subject to siege from hostile outsiders. Proper defenses can prevent costly emotional and financial losses. The editors of Better Homes & Gardens present a variety of ways to increase a home's security. There is something here for all budgets and abilities; even non-do-it-yourselfers can use this book for planning their defenses. Readers will learn how to evaluate their homes and surrounding property. Numerous means of strengthening doors and windows are shown, and alarm system types, wired and wireless, are evaluated with pointers for installation. Other topics include fire prevention, electrical safety, child-proofing, and safes for valuables. There is no information on home defense using weapons, and dogs are mentioned only in passing. This is a good, reasonably priced guide that will help readers evaluate their home and lifestyle and then determine how to increase their safety. Recommended for all public libraries.ÄJonathan N. Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.