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Ask the Patch Pros: Home Security

Our panel of local experts is ready and willing to answer your questions about home safety and security.

The safety and security of your home is one of those things everyone seeks, but perhaps doesn't know the best way to achieve.

Fret not, as a panel of local Patch Pros is ready and willing to offer you tips and tricks for keeping your homestead safe.

Molly Anderson has been with the Edina Police Department for more than 20 years, and is involved in public information, education and crime prevention. She believes that “Residential crime is often a matter of opportunity, and sometimes all it takes is a few simple steps to reduce your risk. Your local police department has a lot of ideas to help, give them a call!”

Jim Tuomisto has owned and operated Hi-Tech Installations in Minnetonka for 30 years. The business installs home security systems, as well as whole house systems and home theater systems.

So go ahead and ask away! Leave your questions in the comments area below, and our Patch Pros will check back regularly to answer them.

Edith Canon October 10, 2012 at 07:28 AM
Burglaries and robberies have become far too rampant these days therefore It is really important that houses have home security systems and even securiy cameras. My home security system and a pet rotweiler makes me secure even if I live alone. Surveillance-Spy-Cameras.com"\
Washington County Watchdog October 29, 2012 at 08:32 AM
Spam much?
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Do a google search on the first website in the spam and you'll see he's spamming hundreds of patch sites, so I'm going to go ahead and say "Yes."
David Henke October 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Hey guys~ Thanks for pointing out the spam. I've deleted the comment, and am busy searching through other articles for similar spam posts. If you find any, please let me know by emailing me at david.henke@patch.com.

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