Author: Eric Wilson-Edge

Family Safety, News

6 Apps that Could Save Your Teenager’s Life

Being a parent is both rewarding and stressful, and being the parent of a teenager has the added stress of round-the-clock concern for their safety as they venture out more and more on their own. And these concerns are valid. Driving is listed as the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. And in […]

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Coronavirus, News

COVID-19 Touch Tools Are Damaging Video Doorbells

File this under unintended consequences. Touch tools have become popular in recent months. The devices allow you to do things like open a door or push a doorbell without using your fingers. This seems like a good idea for those who are concerned about contracting COVID-19 from touching infected surfaces. However, reports suggest these metallic touch tools are damaging video doorbells, […]

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Family Safety, Home Safety, News

The Safety.com Guide to Hurricane Recovery Resources

The wind, rain and storm surge a hurricane produces can destroy homes and communities leaving a long-lasting, devastating effects. For example, Hurricane Laura, which ravaged the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. in late August 2020, caused an estimated $8-$12 billion in insured losses to homes and businesses. The days and weeks following a hurricane can be […]

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Home Safety, News

How to Keep Your Gaming Consoles Safe in Case of a Flood

Video games are fun, but they’re also an investment. A new Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo costs anywhere from $200 to more than $500 in some cases. Gaming PCs can run several thousand dollars. And these prices only include the basics. Adding a new game to your collection generally costs at least $50 every time. If you throw in some accessories, you could easily wind up […]

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Home Security, News

What to Do If Your Home Is Burglarized While You’re Inside?

The most recent data from the FBI shows there were more than a million burglaries in 2018. Residential burglaries accounted for 65% of those. It can be scary to think about someone breaking into your house, especially if you are home at the time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself should this ever […]

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Home Safety, News

The 10 States Where Hurricanes Hit the Most

The end of summer is here, but hurricane season still has two-and-a-half months to go. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. As of this writing, there have already been 18 named storms. Analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows hurricanes caused nearly one-trillion dollars in damage over 39 years from 1980 to […]

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Coronavirus, Family Safety, Home Safety, News

A Guide to Safe Home Inspections During COVID-19

Home inspections are a critical part of the home-buying process. A thorough inspection can unearth significant issues that could impact a home’s value and may even prevent a sale from going forward. Inspectors spend hours at a house looking for any sign of trouble. The process is hands-on and crowded, as the inspector is often […]

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Coronavirus, Family Safety, Home Safety, News

How to Stay Safe at the Gym During the Pandemic

There are many physical and mental benefits that come with regular physical exercise. During a time when stress levels are particularly high, as we all navigate the new normal of life during a pandemic, maintaining an exercise routine has become a welcome respite for many. During the recent spring and summer months, it’s been easier for people […]

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