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Security Hacks to Protect Yourself in 2024: From Home Defense to Online Privacy

Security Hacks for 2024

Protect yourself and your family in 2024

Ready to step up your safety game in the new year? Buckle up for these 5 essential hacks to keep you and your loved ones protected in 2024. From your front door to your social media feed, I've got you covered.

Watch: Security Hacks to Protect Yourself in 2024

Home Security Hack: Make Your Home a Fortress, Not a Target

Forget overgrown lawns and overflowing mailboxes. Smart security is in. Think like a thief: trimmed bushes, a secure door, well-lit corners – these deter unwanted visitors. Bonus points for a doorbell camera! Don't forget, a protected home is a happy home (and boosts curb appeal!).

Online Safety Hack: Social Media Savvy, Not Over-Sharing

Before you hit "post," think twice. Social media is a double-edged sword. What you share today could haunt you tomorrow. For kids, online safety is crucial. Limit their exposure, protect their image, and teach them the power (and dangers) of digital footprints.

Situational Awareness Hack: The Parking Lot Observer

Parking lots hold hidden clues. Pay attention! A messy lot might hint at internal issues, while suspicious activity could signal potential trouble. Remember, the Nashville shooter parked their car before the attack. Be vigilant and trust your gut.

Privacy Hack: Embrace the Secure Email

Tired of spam and data breaches? Get a new email address just for family and close friends. Use a secure service like ProtonMail, and keep it private. No more discount sign-ups, school forms, or business – this email is for your inner circle only.

Training Hack: Invest in Yourself, Be a Lifelong Learner

First aid, firearms courses, situational awareness training – invest in your skills every year.

The more prepared you are, the better you can handle any situation. Online and in-person options abound, so take the time to learn and grow.

Bonus Hack: Free Online Training

Join me for my free webinar on January 14th, "Securing Your Front Door"! I'll geek out on vulnerabilities, solutions, and even share a secret project I've been working on. Register now and let's build a safer 2024 together!

Remember, safety is a journey, not a destination. Implement these hacks, stay informed, and be proactive. Let's make 2024 a year of peace of mind and security for everyone.

Security Hacks for 2024


Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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