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Category: Home Safety

Home Safety

The myQ Pet Portal Keeps You From Asking, “Who Let the Dogs Out?”

We can almost hear the Baha Men asking the infamous question, “Who let the dogs out?” when thinking about this new smart pet door: the myQ Pet Portal. Now, the myQ Pet Portal doesn’t transport your pet to a different realm, but it does let them in and out with a few additional perks pet […]

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12 Cold Weather & Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter’s here, and while you may want to stay snug and warm, it’s also important to keep an eye on areas within and around your home to make sure things are in top shape (and to help you avoid costly repairs).

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How to Murder Hornet-proof Your Home

After the pandemic shut down the world, news of the invading Asian Giant Hornet also flooded mainstream media. Although the stories quickly died down, they recently cropped up again after a reported “murder hornet” nest found in Washington State, the first of its kind. The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) led a successful operation […]

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The Top 10 Safest College Towns in the US

A national study conducted by the Safety.com research team determined that these 10 areas are the safest colleges and college towns in the US.  Methodology This study is partially the product of a statistical analysis of the FBI’s 2019 report on crime in the United States and a combination of this crime data with campus […]

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“La Niña” Is Coming: Expect a Cold Winter in the North, Dry in the South

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Winter Outlook forecast is in, and this year La Niña will dominate the winter. The natural phenomenon’s patterns were first spotted back in August, with cooler surface water temperatures in the Eastern Pacific. What is “El Niño” and “La Niña”? The National Ocean Service defines El Niño and […]

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5 Alternatives to the Google Nest Secure System

This week, Google announced the discontinuation of Nest Secure System, leaving users in shock. This news follows ADT’s announcement of partnering with Google over the summer. So far, the company has invested $450 million in ADT, and both companies planned to take advantage of the resources that each has to offer. While Google is no […]

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