Your home security system and plan is just one aspect of protecting your home and family. More so than what you do in your home, what you do beyond your front door is instrumental in securing your family’s safety. You, and your neighbors, need to work together to make your community safe. Crime stoppers know that criminals look for people to victimize. If you and your neighbors are watching out for one another, crooks will skip your street.
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Neighborhood Watch groups comprise everyday crime-stoppers to prevent burglaries and break-ins. Watch group members aren’t playing police. Rather, they work with police to help prevent community crime. Want a Neighborhood Watch looking after your community? Here are ways to form these crime prevention groups.
Teaching your children about stranger danger isn’t as easy as teaching them to say “please” and “thank you.” Dangerous strangers are often hard to tell from kind adults who mean your children no harm. Here are ways to explain to your children which strangers they can trust, and which should make them run away.
With fire, every second counts. Your home fire safety needs to be complete so you and your family know what to do to prevent a fire from occurring — and what to do and how to do it – if a fire does break out. Remember, a home can be engulfed in flames in just five minutes. You cannot afford to figure out what to do when a fire emergency is upon you.
Parents lose sleep worrying about what dangers their kids face when they’re not around. Well, Mom and Dad can chillax when they download a slew of new apps designed to keep kids safe when they’re out of parental reach. Safety apps help find lost kids, notify parents when teens are driving and talking on the phone, and easily organize vital information parents need when their kid is missing. Take a look at these safety apps.
This year’s National Fire Prevention Week theme is Hear the Beep When You Sleep and is focused on raising awareness of the life-saving importance of proper night-time fire safety measures in the home. The facts are startling and eye-opening: half of all home fire deaths occur in fires reported between 11pm and 7am and up to 25% of home fires start in the bedroom. Make sure your home and family is safe with the right fire detection sensors in the right places.
Showing homes can be nerve-wracking for real estate agents as they are often alone with a complete stranger. If you’re in the real estate profession, you need to know what to do to keep yourself safe while still being accessible to your clients. Get these safety and security tips specifically designed for a real estate agent.
Today is the national day of action for National Preparedness Month. To help you celebrate PrepareAthon we’ve put together a resource recap to help you make sure your emergency preparedness plan has you and your family ready for anything.
The newest take on personal security is a slew of “companion” apps that let you connect with designated contacts when you’re traveling or walking alone. Some apps are free, some have a nominal or subscription fee. But all want to give you peace of mind when you’re away from home
There are only two more days left to National Preparedness Month but that’s still plenty of time to get ready for Prepareathon on September 30 and make sure you and your family is ready and prepared for any emergency.