Category: Home Safety

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Do Dogs Help Prevent Burglaries?

A dog’s barking and snarling from inside a house may not necessarily guarantee safety from a burglary, but it can certainly act as a deterrent. The last thing a thief want is to have that dog alerting its owner — or the neighbors — that you’re around and up to no good. Many professional burglars and […]

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Safest Cities Methodology

Safety.com’s Safest Cities in Texas has been updated with 2019 data.

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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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How to Keep Babies and Children Safe During a Storm

Calamities such as intense thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, can bring with them torrential downpours, whipping winds and punishing erosion to once-pristine communities. It is a natural part of life that we as adults have grown accustomed to, but for a child’s curious, little mind, it’s another story.  The incessant flashing of lightning and deep growls […]

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The Carolinas Should Brace For Tropical Storms This Week

June through November each year can be particularly tough on all of the Atlantic areas that typically see hurricanes. It gets its own season of the year, and the U.S. has already seen a few hurricanes and tropical storms roll through since the beginning of June. NOAA predicted in May that the Atlantic hurricane season […]

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West Coast Wildfires: What to Do If Your Home Is at Risk

Ferocious wildfires are raging across California, Oregon and Washington. Each day, they continue across millions of acres, with hungry flames determined to scorch land and displace wildlife while threatening entire communities. “Unfortunately, we’re still in peak wildfire season here in California, and we will probably experience more wildfires to come in the next few months,” […]

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Study: Storm Surges Are Deadlier Than Hurricane Winds

When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore in Louisiana in 2005, it brought the unrelenting waters from the Gulf of Mexico. Entire neighborhoods and communities were swept away or buried beneath ocean waters. Over 1,500 people lost their lives, most falling victim to Katrina’s unforgiving storm surge. According to the National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane […]

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Is Your Home Protected Against a Power Surge?

From lightning storms high in the Rocky Mountains to hurricanes making landfall on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, weather is one uncontrollable variable we all face. Every year, a string of lightning storms and hurricanes threaten our sense of security — and this year, it’s far from over. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center are […]

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Caught in a Flash Flood? Here’s What You Should Do

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the U.S., according to Ready.gov, and they kill more people annually than tornadoes, hurricanes or lightning. They can arise from too much rain, snow, heavy storms, or even dam breaks—and can come with no warning.  Flash flooding wreaks havoc on communities, causing power outages, disruptions in transportation, […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

Between the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, the 2020 hurricane season is shaping up to be one for the record books. Already, Hurricane Laura has plowed her way through Louisiana, flooding entire neighborhoods and knocking out power to millions. Before the official start of hurricane season on June 1, there were already two named storms, and […]

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How to Prevent Thieves From Stealing Your Video Doorbells

There has been an uptick in thieves stealing the video doorbells. And, even though these perpetrators know they are on camera when they do it, they don’t seem to mind the obvious risk. Having your video doorbell stolen is not just an inconvenience, it could put you at risk of more crime that your video […]

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6 Cheap Home Security Hacks That Really Work

Let’s face it, all the equipment and monitoring that goes along with a professional home security system can break the bank at the best of times. But what if there was an alternative? A way to secure your home with some smart DIY home security hacks that really work to protect your home, your possessions, […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Smart Lock Security Vulnerabilities

Home security is a hot issue. In 2018, the [global] smart home security market was estimated to be about 2.14 billion in U.S. dollars. This rise also led to the proliferation of smart locks. By 2022, the market is expected to grow to 4.37 billion, according to Statista. Wholesale sales of smart locks in the […]

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Is the Ring Doorbell 3 Worth the Upgrade?

Spending time at home is the norm these days, leading many people to think about how to upgrade their living space. For lots of Americans, installing a DIY home security system has become an easy project during isolation and thanks to technology from Ring and its competitors, it’s easier than ever to monitor what’s happening […]

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Ring Doorbell Not Charging? Here’s What You Can Do

The Ring Doorbell has granted many access to an affordable, quality home security system, but when your doorbell isn’t functioning properly, how safe can you keep your home?  The Ring Doorbell is a smart doorbell designed by Ring, a home securities company owned by Amazon. There are 6 Ring doorbells to choose from, with each […]

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Can Smart Home Devices Help Protect You From Coronavirus?

As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases quickly nears 5.4 million, most Americans doing everything they can to protect themselves — not just outdoors, but indoors as well, since “household spread” is one of the most common paths to a COVID-19 infection. Everyone should maintain a clean, disinfected home and follow CDC recommendations, but could […]

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7 Generator Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

Portable generators come in handy when you lose power due to a hurricane, tornado, or even just a fallen tree branch, but they can also be dangerous if used incorrectly. Between 2005 and 2017, more than 900 people died from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning while using a portable generator, according to data from the Consumer […]

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SimpliSafe Smart Lock vs. August Smart Lock

Trying to decide between the SimpliSafe Smart Lock and August Smart Lock? We’re here to help — here’s a closer look at the features of both smart locks.

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Safety.com Buying Guides

Looking for the top recommendations in home security, smart home devices, baby safety products, home safety products, and more? We share a comprehensive list of products we’ve researched to help you protect your home and keep your loved ones safe.

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