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Coronavirus, Home Security, News

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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Family Safety, News

7 Essential Smart Home Devices for New Parents

Whether your baby is newly arrived or on the way, you likely don’t have a lot of spare time to research every safety product on the market. With so many new, smart options for baby gear, you may feel overwhelmed by the task of determining the best options for your growing family.  We have compiled […]

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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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Home Safety, Home Security, News

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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Home Safety, Home Security, News

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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Family Safety, News

Is it Safe to Shower During a Lightning Storm?

You laughed when your mom kicked you out of the tub every time a thunderstorm rolled in, but did she have a point? Sorry… you owe her an apology. It turns out being warned away from the shower during a lightning storm isn’t an old wives’ tale after all. As Ron Holle, a former meteorologist […]

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Digital Safety, News

The Safety.com Guide to Zoom Security Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing are forcing us to be online more than ever, so we need to consider taking precautions to protect our virtual privacy and security. Zoom, a video communications tool founded by Eric Yuan, has become one of the most widely used, and most controversial, video conferencing platforms for remote learning […]

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How to Stay Safe from Coronavirus in a Hotel

It’s hard to believe summer is already coming to a close — especially since the season passed with many Americans unable to take their annual road trip or family vacation. In the post-coronavirus world in which we now find ourselves, staying at a hotel seems largely out of the question. That sentiment is only underscored […]

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Coronavirus, News

How to Make Sure Your Hand Sanitizer Is Safe

There are plenty of things you can do to stay safe from COVID-19. Wear your masks, wash your hands, and have hand sanitizer handy at all times. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a set of guidelines around best practices for using hand sanitizer in a healthcare setting, and the Food and Drug […]

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Home Security, News

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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Home Security, ID Theft Providers, News

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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Coronavirus, News

Is It Safe to Go to the Dentist Right Now?

During these uneasy times, it is crucial to take the appropriate safeguards to protect your health and the health of your family. Social distancing and quarantining have proven effective in stopping the spread of the virus, but there is just one problem: even in a pandemic, some families still need access to their dentists.  “We […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Handling Mail During COVID-19

As we sit in our homes, binging our favorite shows on Netflix and losing ourselves in online shopping, mail services across the country are scrambling to keep up with demand. As an essential service, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is the leading mail delivery service for online shopping, but that’s far from all it […]

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The Safety.com Guide to Face Masks During COVID-19

It’s been more than eight months since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., and as cases continue to mount all across the world, Americans at home are doing everything they can to protect themselves and their families. COVID-19 strikes without warning, sometimes without even symptoms, and it has been 2020’s silent killer […]

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Is It Safe to Fly Right Now?

Americans have now been social distancing and quarantining for over 8 months since the first lockdowns in March. A COVID-19 vaccine is still months away, but many people are wondering whether it’s safe to resume some of their normal activities, like air travel for business and vacation. While refraining from travel can be difficult if […]

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How to Stay Safe as a Student During COVID-19

With COVID-19 still sweeping the entire world, it’s more important than ever for people to do what they can to try to stay safe from the virus. As fall quickly approaches, the primary concern at the top of a lot of people’s minds is what to do when school is back in session. Whether you’re […]

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Digital Safety, Home Security, News

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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How to Stay Safe as a Teacher During COVID-19

The new school year brings with it the danger of COVID-19 as large groups of students and teachers begin spending time in enclosed classrooms. Teachers are especially susceptible to virus exposure as the nature of their job asks them to instruct, assist, and interact with children, who may not understand the necessity of following all […]

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Home Safety, Home Security, News

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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Home Safety, News

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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How to Get COVID-19 Emergency Alerts on Your Phone

Earlier this year, the Wireless Emergency Alerts system added COVID-19 notifications alongside dangerous weather such as hurricanes or tornadoes, missing children, and other critical information. These alerts are sent straight to your smartphone to keep you informed in case of emergencies in your vicinity. Here’s everything you need to know about what alerts you can […]

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