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Safer Internet Day: Celebrating Online Safety Awareness + Tips

Celebrated every February, Safer Internet Day promotes online safety awareness and good practices that work to ensure everyone’s safety while using the Internet.

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Caring for Seniors: Safety Tips for 2020

Medical Alert Systems for Seniors Providing Support Without Creating Resentment

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Digital Safety, News

CES 2020: This Year’s Health & Medical Innovations

CES 2020 featured a lot of new additions in the health and medical space. We share 5 products displayed at this year’s event.

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CES 2020: 7 Must-Have Smart Security Gadgets Seen at CES

There’s plenty more to see from CES 2020 and unannounced smart home and security gadgets to look forward to this year. Trying out a few of our showroom favorites and let us know your thoughts.

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CES 2020 Showcases an Evolving Era for Smart Home and Home Security

While giant 8K TVs might be the most visually striking thing to see at the Consumer Electronics Show, you don’t have to look far to see a maturing and evolving smart home and home security landscape. We roamed the show floors at CES 2020 in Las Vegas last week and here are some of the […]

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The Parents Guide to Keeping Kids Safe All Winter

Here at Safety.com, we want to help you keep your kids safe, sniffle-free and snuggled warm. There’s so much to cover – from winter attire, safety and fighting common colds. We’ve narrowed down the biggest need-to-knows and expert recommendations to keep them happy and healthy this season. Keeping your kids safe all year long from […]

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Home Security, News

Our Response to Ring Security Concerns

We’re aware of the recent Ring privacy concerns and want to share our reasons on why we’re still standing by Ring.

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LifeShield is Now Blue by ADT

ADT is starting 2020 strong with expansion into the DIY home security space. Blue by ADT will offer a collection of easy-to-use, competitively priced products with smart features without needing a hub for home automation connectivity. Their products are set to compete with other DIY providers like Ring, SimpliSafe and Nest.  LifeShield will re-brand to […]

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The Biggest Data Breaches of 2019

How are hackers accessing databases? Cybercriminals have a number of ways to access large databases of information. Commonly, they use scams, phishing and ransomware. They also match queries with URLs, use obvious passwords and use software to exploit data with the click of a button.  But, these aren’t their only methods. Every day, cybercriminals are […]

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The 4-1-1 on Ring Security Camera Hacks

Families are installing Ring security cameras as an extra layer of home security at an affordable cost. They’re easy to install and check on your home using your smartphone. But lately, homeowners have been getting chills, instead of peace of mind. Hackers are getting a close-up view of what’s happening inside through Ring security cameras.  […]

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Home Security, News

8 Ways To Keep Your Home Safe & Secure This Holiday Season

Keep your days merry and bright with these holiday home security tips.

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Best Smart Home Gifts for 2020

This year’s lineup of smart home gifts offers something for everyone. Use this gift guide to learn about the kinds of high-tech gifts that add security, comfort, fun and convenience to everyday life.

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Family Safety, News

Crime Prevention Tips for Seniors

Educate yourself about the types of crimes most likely to target seniors and how to prevent them.

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All The Security & Privacy Updates From Amazon’s Latest Product Launches

Amazon just released its annual batch of Echo and Ring devices – and they’ll all be ready to ship for the holidays.

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First Look: New Arlo Pro 3 Wireless Camera

Get the details on Arlo’s latest wireless home security camera. The Pro 3 boasts 2K resolution, 160-degree angle of view, color night vision, and other top features.

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Explosive Growth of License Plate Cameras

Automated license plate readers (ALPR) are license plate cameras that scan and record license plates. They’re mounted on police patrol cars, in neighborhood communities and on public streets to track vehicles.  A license plate camera can scan up to 1,800 license plates per minute (even in the dark), creating potential privacy issues. What are the […]

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First Look At SimpliSafe’s Sleek New Smart Lock

SimpliSafe is a leader in the do-it-yourself (DIY) home security space. The company offers affordable, flexible home security systems featuring wireless technology that’s easy to install yourself. However, one of the company’s downsides is that it doesn’t offer as wide of an array of smart home accessories and automation appliances as some of its competitors. […]

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More Inclined Sleepers Recalled Due to Infant Safety Concerns

Millions of infant sleepers recalled If you have an inclined sleeper for your baby, make sure it hasn’t been the subject of any recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Even if it’s not among the millions of products that have been recalled this year, there are serious questions being raised about whether […]

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New Wyze Plug Represents an Easy, Affordable Way to Start a Smart Home

The Newest Smart Home Device from Wyze Wyze, a relative newcomer to the home security industry, is making waves in smart home circles with its dramatically low prices and generally good product reviews. The latest addition to its lineup is an inexpensive smart plug with all of the features you’d expect from a home automation […]

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Capital One Data Breach Affects Over 106 Million People

Approximately 100 million American customers and 6 million Canadian customers were affected The largest category of leaked data was garnered from credit card applications submitted between 2015 and early 2019, including names, addresses, self-reported income, birthdates, phone numbers and email addresses The majority of social security numbers and bank account numbers were not leaked, except […]

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The Most Underutilized Personal Safety Features Built Into Your Phone

  Most of us have our phones within an arm’s reach at all times. Apart from using it to call 911, do you know about its built-in safety features? What about the settings that keep you, your property and your data secure? Read on to find out the best practices for both iPhones and Androids. […]

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Is It Safe To Use FaceApp?

What is FaceApp? If you haven’t used FaceApp, you’ve probably seen images generated by its users. It’s a mobile app (available for iOS and Android) that transforms photos of faces. It includes the usual slew of filters and effects typical of photo editing apps, but the reason it’s gone viral is its uncanny ability to […]

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LifeShield Adds a Video Doorbell to its DIY Home Security Line

LifeShield, the do-it-yourself home security company owned by industry leader ADT, just added a new product to its lineup of smart home security devices. The new HD Video Doorbell gives LifeShield customers a new way to keep an eye on their front door and it should help the company hold its own against increasingly well-known […]

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How To Get The Best Home Security & Smart Home Deals on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is like a modern version of those Christmas in July promotions that used to be popular before online shopping. During this annual sales event, Amazon offers steep discounts for Prime members on thousands of items. This year, Prime Day will be a two day event spanning July 15-16, 2019. Here’s what to […]

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Nanit’s New Smart Swaddle Monitors Baby’s Breathing

  What Does Nanit Breathing Wear Do?   Nanit Breathing Wear comes in two soft fabric options – a swaddle and a breathing band – for infants up to 24 months old, or up to 30 lbs. Each one is specially printed with a simple geometric pattern. Once your baby’s wrapped up and placed inside […]

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Does Ridesharing Reduce Drunk Driving Incidents?

With the 4th of July holiday upon us, it’s an important reminder that if you plan on celebrating where there’s alcohol served, you should find a designated driver. While the summer holidays are occasions full of outdoor parties, barbecues and fun on the water, it’s also related to the unintended consequences of drunk driving. In […]

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Samsung Expands Its SmartThings Line With A Camera, Light Bulbs & An Outlet

3 New Samsung SmartThings Products The technology giant Samsung, known for everything from smartphones to home appliances, recently announced a few fairly affordable new additions to its SmartThings line of home automation accessories: a security camera, a wall outlet and light bulbs. Safety.com has the scoop on what’s new. SmartThings Cam The Samsung SmartThings cam […]

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National Night Out 2019

National Night Out 2019 Bringing communities and local authorities together in the fight against crime. What is National Night Out? On August, 6th, 2019, National Night Out will be celebrated for the 36th consecutive year. Some have heard of the event, but many may not understand its purpose. Our goal is to help inform community […]

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New Google Maps Features Will Help You Evacuate During Natural Disasters

What’s New: Hurricane Forecast Cones & Earthquake Shakemaps Over the next few weeks, Google Maps users will receive automatic app updates that will allow them to see detailed visual representations of hurricanes, earthquakes and floods. This information will be included in “crisis cards” that appear in Google Maps leading up to, during and in the […]

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Ecobee Just Upgraded One Of Our Favorite Smart Thermostats

Ecobee may not be as much of a household name as some other companies in the home automation industry, but its smart thermostats have garnered a solid reputation for their looks, functionality and ease of use. The company just released an upgraded model of one of our favorite voice-controlled smart thermostats, 2017’s Ecobee4. Here’s a […]

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Encrypted Security Footage, A Smoother Talking Siri & Other Apple HomeKit Updates

Apple’s annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC2019) is underway in San Jose, California this week. Thousands of software developers are following along in person and remotely to learn the new operating system features to harness for future app development. Yesterday, CEO Tim Cook gave a keynote address that illuminated the upcoming software updates for phones, watches, […]

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Medication Reminders & More: New Ways That Apple Watch Will Help Keep You Safe

 Apple holds its annual developer’s conference (WWDC 2019) in San Jose, California this week, when the tech giant reveals the year’s latest and greatest software updates for its suite of products, from iPhone and iPads to desktop computers. At Safety.com, we’re especially interested in the newly announced updates to the Apple Watch because of its […]

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