Cold weather comes with many dangers besides frostbite. Winter temperatures can cause such home disasters as floods, fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. Luckily, today’s home security systems have home automation features that will sound the alarm – literally – when plummeting temperatures threaten to harm you or your home. Take a look at these cool alert features.
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Active duty military worry about keeping their families and homes safe when they're away serving their country. That's why servicemen and women frequently sign contracts for monitored home security systems, which not only protect families but also keep them connected. Is signing a five-year contract a good idea for military personnel? Take a look at the pros and cons and decide for yourself.
Don’t let Halloween messes linger until Thanksgiving. Quick action to remove chocolate on rugs and gum on hardwood will make holiday cleanup faster and easier. Here are some tips on how to get rid of Halloween messes; pick which cleanup technique will work best for your post-Halloween household chores.
Halloween can be a scary time for parents who worry about the evils that can befall their trick-or-treating kids. Is Halloween really a dangerous holiday for youngsters? Take a look at what the experts and statistics say and what you should do.
Halloween may be a treat for humans, but the holiday can prove dangerous – even deadly – for pets. Candles, candy and doors opening and closing can harm dogs and cats. Here are common ways that pets injure themselves on Halloween and what pet parents can do to make sure their four-legged friends survive the holiday.
Even if you hand out the best candy on the block, Halloween pranksters may still throw eggs at your house, toss rolls of toilet paper over every tree, and squirt shaving cream on your car and windows. Don’t let these “tricks” spoil your Halloween and wreck your house and yard. Follow these cleanup methods to wash away any mischief from All Hallow’s Eve.
Creating a neighborhood listserv is a great way to fight crime and honor October's Crime Prevention Month. Listservs are modern town criers that let members know what's happening -- in real time -- in their neighborhood. But the email lists also are great tools to warn neighborhoods of recent crimes and current threats. Here's how to start a listserv for your neighborhood.
Your home security plan may begin inside your house, but it can't end at your door if you want to ensure the safety of your home and family. Expand and involve neighbors and friends in your neighborhood so you can watch out for one another and become crime stoppers in your community.
Neighborhood Watch groups are squads of neighbors who patrol streets and call police when they see something fishy going on. These watch groups, the foundation of community crime prevention, provide additional protection for your home and property. Here’s how to form your own neighborhood watch group.
Teaching kids about stranger danger should start with a definition of who a stranger is. Kids meet people they don’t know all the time. Most are safe adults, but some are abusers whom your children should avoid. Here’s how to teach your kids the difference between kind adults and the ones that mean them harm.