Category: Home Safety
Celebrities, they’re just like us, only a little more extreme at times when it comes to home security. We’re aware of some of the common strategies celebrities use for security, but we take a closer look at some of the not-so-common ways they protect their families and homes.
According to PackagingStrategies.com, 36% of Americans “have reported having a package stolen at least once.” If, unfortunately, you find yourself in this situation, here are some steps you can take and products that can help prevent package theft.
Having a car alarm system is a great additional layer of protection. We share some of the top features to look for, factors to keep in mind while shopping, and car alarm systems you should consider when looking to ramp up your vehicle’s security.
Natural gas may be one of the most common energy sources we rely on, but it’s also highly flammable and can lead to dangerous fires or even explosions if there’s a leak that goes undetected. Here are some ways you can detect a gas leak in your home.
Find out which safety products topped your list in 2019. We share our findings from the most popular products of the previous year.
Many seniors prefer to stay in the comfort of their homes, but it’s important keep their homes a safe place. Here’s how you can.
It’s time to start getting your home ready for fall. Once the first day of fall has come and gone, the seasons turn, the holidays are just around the corner and the weeks fly by. Is your home ready for the cold months? Whether you are learning the ins-and-outs of your first home or you […]
Did you know that using the wrong kind of fire extinguisher can actually make the fire worse?
No one likes the idea of stepping outside to find out that their vehicle has been stolen. Unfortunately, auto theft can happen beyond our control. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 770,000 drivers become victims of auto theft each year. Granted, there are locales where auto theft is more prevalent, but […]
Surprisingly, thieves aren’t targeting the most luxurious or sportiest rides you can find on the road today. BMW’s, Porsches, and other high-end vehicles did not top the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) 2017 “Hot Wheels” list as the most commonly stolen rides. See which ones made the top 10 most stolen vehicles and why they […]
Many tools have made light work of household chores that used to be incredibly time consuming, and the leaf blower is just one such item. What used to take a weekend’s worth of raking, piling, mulching and bagging can now be done in much less time. First introduced in the 1970s, they are available in […]
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “residential is the leading property type for fire deaths (75.0%), fire injuries (77.1%) and fire dollar loss (43.4%). Ensuring your home is equipped with properly working smoke detectors is essential. Let us help you with our smoke detectors buying guide.
Monitor Energy Usage Many households have outdated appliances that pull a lot of extra energy. For instance, 26 percent of U.S. households have an extra refrigerator. Often this second appliance is more than 15 years old and pulls an unnessesary amount of energy, adding to carbon emissions and raising energy bills. Specific gadgets like the Kill-A-Watt monitor […]
When temperatures start falling, it’s time to brace for the threat of cold and freezing extremes and the potential dangers they may cause. A low temperature sensor alerts you when temperatures fall near that point of concern, giving you time to react and prevent potential damage to home, valuables and property that can be not […]
Waking up to smoke and flames is one of the worst things that can happen to your family and home. Over 365,000 fires and 2,650 civilian deaths occur every year, resulting in $7 billion in property damage. The worst part is that most home fires are preventable. Keep your family and your home safe with just a little fire […]
You already practice fire safety, but fire prevention is the best way to protect your family – and that starts with ensuring that your electrical systems and appliances are functioning properly and safely. Run through this checklist regularly, since electrical malfunction can happen at any time and for many reasons. ✓ Cords & Plugs ▢ […]
Smoke detectors are your best line of defense against injuries from house fires. Here’s how to install and maintain them for best results.
National Fire Prevention Week has been promoted by the National Fire Prevention Association since the early 1920s, gaining official recognition from President Calvin Coolidge in 1925. It is observed each year during the week of October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, which tore through Chicago on October 8th, 1871. Today, National Fire Prevention […]