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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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.
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.
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.
October 4th through October 10th is National Fire Prevention Week. This year, the NFPA selected fire safety at night as the theme. Called Hear the Beep Where You Sleep, the NFPA hopes to bring attention to the importance of having fire detection measures in place in the bedroom. 50% of all home fire deaths occur during fires reported between 11pm and 7am. Make sure your home and family are safe.
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.
Today is PrepareAthon Day, the national day of action. All month long as part of National Preparedness Month we've been providing you with tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for all sorts of emergencies. Here's a recap of what we've covered and what you can do.
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.
Parents of teenagers know that the days of telling them what to do are basically over. That can be scary and frustrating when your goal, still, is to keep them safe and sound. Experts say that conversation, rather than fiat, is the best way to explore the choices teens should make when they stay home alone. Here are some topics to discuss and attitudes to adjust when talking to your teenagers about home safety.
All month long we've been helping you get ready for Preparathon on September 30 by making sure you have a complete emergency preparedness plan in place. Do your part to make sure everyone around you also has a plan and help get everyone you know to participate in National Preparedness Month.