Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

BurglarYou 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.

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Guard DogBurglars 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?

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Summer SafetySummertime 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.

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break-inThe 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.

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Burglar alertWhen 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.

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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 »

Pets are family, and, as pet owners, we know you want them to be safe.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 familythat’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 »

So many people rely on you. Stay safe, even when you're always on the goWhen 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 »