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8. The Home Security System

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Living in modern times can be . . . well, let’s face it: it can be a scary, stressful thing. Bad guys, and the crimes they commit, are everywhere. According to the FBI Crime Statistics website, there were approximately 7.9 million property crimes committed in the United States in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available. And although the property-crime rate has been steadily decreasing for the past fourteen years, the days of living on a peaceful street, where neighbors know each other and leave their doors unlocked while they go to work, ...

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