Category: Home Security

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5 Home Security Features That Aren’t for Everyone

While having a home security system for intrusion detection can definitely be an essential, there are several add-ons and features we think some homeowners and renters can forgo. Likewise, as with many services and packages across industries, you’re going to find several “unicorn” features that go above and beyond what you really need. Here’s our […]

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Expert Advice on Preventing and Escaping From Human Trafficking

The slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries represents a dark part of U.S. history. While the 13th Amendment officially and legally abolished slavery on January 31, 1865, the concept of slavery continues to exist today. It is known as human trafficking, and it is highly illegal. This is also known as “modern slavery,” […]

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Safety.com’s Guide to Staying Safe During California’s Power Shutdowns

Because of California’s ongoing wildfires, the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently announced that it would implement a public safety power shut-off (PSPS) that could affect up to 89,000 customers across 16 California counties. According to a press release issued by the electric company, “This PSPS event is based on forecasts of widespread, severely dry conditions and strong, […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Wildfire Recovery Resources

Deadly wildfires don’t just destroy wildlife, vegetation and pollute the air; they can also destroy homes and communities and displace thousands due to mandatory evacuations. As of late September 2020, the West Coast wildfires burned more than 3.7 million acres in 11 states, forcing over 500,000 people to evacuate in Oregon alone. The nature of wildfires means they […]

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U.S. Burglary Statistics: 8 Takeaways from the Latest Data

The results are in for the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s 2018 Crime in the United States report, and it’s a mixed bag, depending on where you live but a marked decrease in home burglaries was once again established.  In 2018, there was one burglary every 26.2 seconds in the U.S. with property crimes […]

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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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Will Hurricane Teddy, Vicky, or Rene Hit the US?

The current hurricane season in the Atlantic continues to get worse, with multiple tropical disturbances circling the ocean and making landfall. Hurricane Teddy is forecasted to make landfall in Bermuda before turning north to potentially hit Canada. Tropical depression Vicky is just behind Teddy but has continued to weaken in strength. Rene has also been […]

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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 Buy Hurricane Supplies During COVID-19

When coronavirus struck, we rushed to the stores to stock up on all of the supplies we thought would protect us from the growing pandemic – paper towels, toilet paper, Clorox, rubbing alcohol. For weeks these supplies were sold out everywhere, and although many stores have now resumed normal stock, another reason to expect empty […]

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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 Google Is Changing Home Security

It’s a good year to be ADT.  After record sales thanks to coronavirus, the home security company has just received another boost, this time from Google, who announced that it will be investing $450 million.  This means big things not just for ADT and Google, but also for the home security industry.  Google Joins ADT […]

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Do Home Security Yard Signs Prevent Burglaries?

Home burglaries, in short, are a huge inconvenience. Not only is a break-in dangerous to you and your family, but they could end up costing you a lot of money. Obviously investing in a home security system is step one toward making your home safer, but is there more you can do?  We spoke with […]

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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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Are Package Thefts on the Rise Thanks to COVID-19?

With the majority of the world heading into lockdown in early 2020, online shopping skyrocketed. Brick-and-mortar stores largely closed, leaving people to shop online from the comfort of their home, though, likely out of boredom or sadness connected to COVID-19. Forbes reported that online retailers saw, on average, more than 60% Year over Year growth […]

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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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Google Home’s New Privacy Policy, Explained

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more pervasive as a fixture in contemporary culture, smart homes that allow voice control of home operations and communications act as a double-edged sword. While there’s no denying the convenience of employing connected devices in multiple aspects of home and work, issues around privacy and surveillance accompany the […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Alexa’s New Security Flaw

Have you ever been hesitant about purchasing a smart device like Amazon’s Alexa for privacy reasons? Many of those concerns are met with real privacy failures but are often not considered bad enough for them to be unsafe for most consumers. However, recent news have reported many Alexa users are facing privacy issues due to […]

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Could WiFi 6E Make Your Home Safer?

The world of WiFi is ever changing, and soon a better, faster WiFi will be available. Thanks to an April vote by the Federal Communications Commission, WiFi 6 will have 1,200 GHz available on the band for unlicensed use, opening the door for faster performance. The change will allow for a new 6 GHz band […]

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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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The Best Solar Lights

Solar lights are becoming more popular as homeowners look for ways to spruce up their exterior space with minimal effort. They even have a few security benefits, including reducing dark areas around your home, giving burglars fewer places to hide.  Solar lights also add a nice touch to spruce up your lawn in a matter […]

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