Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
The time for holiday cheer is here! With this joyful time of year often comes family from out of town, or distant friends arriving to catch up with those they have missed all year round. Those fortunate enough to have family staying with them throughout the holidays may be in search of ways to make their guests’ trips that much more comfortable.
Holiday guests often have more than one branch of family they wish to visit while they are in town. It can be a hassle to give over spare keys to your home, then remember to collect them again when guests leave. Or perhaps you need to have neighbors bring in your mail and water your plants while you have your own seasonal adventures away from home. Keep track of who is coming and going while maintaining good home security with a SafeTouch security system and the mySafeTouch mobile app!
There is little more satisfying than a project you complete yourself. Riding high on a sense of accomplishment can brighten anyone’s day, and the bragging rights for finishing a do-it-yourself task taste sweeter than holiday pie. The long hours of hard work can really pay off, both in terms of home improvement and in morale.
And yet, there is little more frustrating or demoralizing than a DIY project gone wrong. You are forced to either stare at the unassembled pieces long after exhaustion with the task has set in, or to perpetually be frustrated by issues with an incorrectly installed product. Whether the task seems impossible, or simply takes far longer than you anticipated, it leaves you wondering if you could have better spent your time elsewhere.
October is National Crime Prevention Month, helping law enforcement and private residents put the spotlight on staying safe at home and in public spaces. While preventing crime is important all year long, special programs and initiatives help keep the public aware of dangers and concerns that could be a problem for them.
Among the top programs, you’ll find initiatives at community-focused safety, smart gun ownership and more. Keep reading to learn more about National Crime Prevention Month and how you can keep your home and family safe.
You can walk into almost any home improvement store or hardware store and pay about $10-$20 to buy a fake security sign and some window stickers. You might even be able to get a knock-off sign online with the name of a real company. Having that fake sign and the added stickers will certainly keep burglars from entering your home, right? After all, who would dare break into a home that has a generic sign saying there is a security system? Well, an experienced thief might attempt to do just that once they realize your signs are fake.
Burglars generally tend to avoid breaking into homes that have a dog, but is being a dog parent alone really enough to keep your home safe?
Summertime means that school is out and kids are coming and going at all hours of the day, or may be left alone while you are at work. Unfortunately, this can leave your home susceptible to unwanted visitors as well. A good plan paired with a SafeTouch smart home security system can help guarantee your children’s safety by helping you keep track of comings and goings at the house even when you aren’t there.
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.