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.
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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.
Mom and Dad can’t always protect children from all dangers. But they can download a slew of new cellphone apps that help keep kids safe and alert parents when a situation turns dangerous. Safety apps run the gamut from identifying sexual predators in your neighborhood to sending alerts to family and friends when a child disappears. Here’s a look at how technology is keeping an eye on your children when you can’t.
A real estate agent’s plastered smile may be hiding fears for her safety when showing a home or having an open house. Most prospects are harmless; the only crime they commit is killing a sale. But it’s hard to tell the tire-kickers from thieves or worse. Here are tips on how to stay safe when selling a house.
New security-on-the-go apps help you connect to designated contacts when you’re walking alone or driving through a dicey neighborhood. Each companion app has a unique spin on what it takes to stay safe, though all have features that send alerts to police and contacts. Here’s how companion apps can give you peace of mind.
Preteens, kids just under 13, are curious, especially about grownup things like lighting matches and cooking food. But preteens still are young and need to be protected against household dangers that could cause injury or worse. Here are some of the no-nos that preteens should learn, especially if they routinely stay home alone after school.
Long-lasting power outages carry a significant number of inherent dangers. But there are things you can do to ensure the security of your home and the safety of your loved ones. Make sure your emergency preparedness keeps you and your family safe and secure during a blackout.
Just because you live alone doesn't mean you have to feel unsafe. Just follow these simple tips to make your home and life more secure so you feel safe and protected alone whether you're at home or away.
Being on vacation should be a time for you to rest and relax, not a time to worry about the security of your home. Follow these tips to make sure your home is protected while you're away.
If you're discussing home security with friends and family, you may hear an all-too-familiar refrain, "Save your money. Get a dog!" But do you know what makes up a good guard dog? And whether or not a dog will be able to replace the capabilities of a modern home security system? Get the facts now.