Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
The 2017 preliminary Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics report from the FBI showed an overall decrease in property crime rates throughout the United States. This continues the trend from the previous year’s report. However, this report shows that the Jacksonville area continues to experience significant increases in property crimes, which includes burglary. Now, more than ever before, the need to keep your home and family safe from break-ins is something you should be concerned about.
When you think of securing your home for your family’s safety, your main priority is to keep intruders from gaining access to the inside of your home. But to completely burglar-proof your home, you need to protect not only inside your home, but also your backyard from unauthorized access to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe. Your backyard can be very attractive to would-be thieves and give them access to commonly stolen items, such as bikes, patio furniture and barbecue equipment.
Memorial Day has long been considered the unofficial start to summer season in addition to honoring our country’s veterans. It is also a time where you and your family might begin to spend more time outdoors as the days grow longer and warmer. Here are some Memorial Day safety tips to remember while celebrating this holiday.
Summer is just around the corner and with kids out of school, chances are your family will be spending more time outdoors. Now is a good time to review some summer safety tips that can help keep you and your family safe during your adventures this summer. Read more »
Personal technology has become part of our everyday lives. It’s amazing to think we carry small computers around in our pockets all the time, waiting to look up obscure information, offer us movie times, or coordinate an exciting meet-up with friends at a moment’s notice. As part of our daily workflow, it’s only natural that we look to our technology to provide us with better security as well. Read more »
Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows how much love and warmth they can bring into a household. We adore our pets, and treat them like part of the family—that’s why SafeTouch dedicates March to pet safety each year. We know how much pets mean to you, so we want to make sure you’re equipped with all the necessary tips to keep them safe. Here are some safety concerns to be aware of as we gear up for spring and summer: Read more »
When you’re a person who is always on the go, you have to constantly prioritize tasks, and sometimes things that are important get sent to the bottom of the priority list. Hectic days spent hurrying the kids to practice, rushing to the office, making doctors’ appointments, running to the gym, picking up dry cleaning, and grabbing dinner can leave you forgetful of something that is very important: personal safety. Being aware and taking precautions is always a good idea, even if you feel comfortable that you don’t need to worry about safety because of your routine and your home’s location. Read more »
As a parent, you understand the constant safety worries that come with having kids. Whenever a news story or an Amber Alert pops up about a child being assaulted or kidnapped, it’s enough to make you question whether you are doing enough to keep your children safe, especially with the impending start of the school year. You won’t always be available to be in the same place as your kids to make sure they are out of harm’s way. Read more »
Summer has officially arrived: the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the door-to-door salespeople are making their rounds. Door-to-door sales is one of the oldest businesses in the book, and for good reason; they are very successful.
Unfortunately, many door-to-door salesmen have a tendency to mislead their intended customers, giving honest companies a bad rap. This is especially true for the home security industry. Read more »
Summer is here and the time is right to get out and appreciate Florida’s number one attraction-our waterways. Lakes, rivers, the intracoastal, the Atlantic, and the Gulf: all provide Floridians, and our delighted visitors, with ample opportunity to enjoy a lazy day on the beach, or an active day of water sports, boating being the most popular. Read more »