Posts Tagged ‘Safety’

 

Happy Family Jumping Together On The BeachWhen it comes to home security, an ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. The more you invest in safety now, the greater the benefit to you, your family, and your property will be in the long run. It thus makes sense to use every avenue available to defend your house, and what better way to start than with a home security system? By installing advanced security technology, you give yourself and your family a wide variety of benefits, including:

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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.

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Summer Vacation BeachSummer 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 »

Safeguard against unexpected dangers with the device in your pocket.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 »

Traveling abroad is an adventure, but, just as with all great adventures, it can come with risks.Having the ability to travel abroad gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in other cultures that you might not otherwise have exposure to here in the United States. To make the most of your trip and ensure your safety, here are some things you should do before and while traveling abroad. Read more »

Beware of door to door sales scammers parading as legitimate agencies.There is some wisdom in aphorisms; one example is particularly relevant today: if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Reports are coming in from around Jacksonville of a man claiming to be a city worker offering to inspect/upgrade home security systems for free. Read more »

internet password loginWhether you are banking online or have all your family photos stored in the cloud, you want to make sure that your digital information and identity is safe. This starts with strong passwords that are hard to break, and extends to being careful with the information that you share about yourself online, especially via social media. Read more »

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With home security systems, the old adage that “you get what you pay for” holds true. This especially applies to the “free” home security systems offered by door-to-door salesmen. These salesmen offer you a home security system with a value that is typically between $800 and $1500. The idea is that, in exchange for giving you this system, they will simply place a sign in your front yard. Of course, this is too good to be true; however, many people are drawn in by it. Here are a few things to note about this offer: Read more »

flood damaged homeYou can’t feel safe in your home if you can’t even live in it because of a recent flood. In the final stretch of rainy season in Florida, it is important to keep your home dry and safe.

From smelly soaked carpet to damaged warped wood floors, your home can quickly become a victim of a storm. Not only are your floors in danger, but your electronics, appliances, furniture, lighting and personal keepsakes are susceptible to water damage. In addition to water damage, mold can set in after a flood. There are many initial home protocols you can follow when it comes to flooding prevention for you home. Keeping your home above the water is one of them. Unless you live at the top of a mountain, this is probably easier said than done. However, the only way towards safety and less water damage is to go upward. While your home can be designed structurally against hurricanes, water can easily cross the threshold if you have not taken the necessary precautions for your home. A general rule to significant water damage is when the water reaches an inch above your floor. Read more »

Vacation Home

A vacation home is still a home which is why you should secure your property as well as you would your main residence. After all, crime can happen anywhere. As such, most crime is also preventable and with the proper steps you too will be able to rest well knowing your vacation home is safe and secure even if you’re miles away. Read more »