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Using the IQ2 Panel is simple.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.

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bigstock--211301527October 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.

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Home security_home monitoring_lock doorsWith all the new, advanced technology appearing on the market right now, home security might seem complicated to those consumers who just want to keep their property secure. You want your home to be as safe as you can make it, yet you don’t want to fuss with a convoluted security system. The more steps you need to take to lock your house down, the more you are likely to forget one and leave a vulnerability to exploit.

It doesn’t need to be that way. It’s easy to distill your home security routines down to the simplest steps, no matter what security system you have. Especially with cutting-edge technology like the IQ Panel 2, securing your home is as easy as ABC.

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Jacksonville CrimeJacksonville can be a great place to live with a consistently warm sunny temperature and beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, a downside is the city’s property crime rates, including burglaries. Despite falling numbers in crimes over the past few years, property crime rates still remain higher than the national average. The good news is that most burglars are inexperienced and easy to thwart. By taking some simple precautions, you could avoid becoming a victim of a home burglary.

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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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Taking a spring break vacation is always exciting, just don't forget about keeping your home safe while you're away.Spring Break is right around the corner! This is the perfect opportunity to take a quick trip with your family to have exciting adventures in places around the world, or just around the corner in Jacksonville’s beautiful local area. You can give your children memories that will last a lifetime in just a quick, action-packed trip. 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 »

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 »

While children are prone to accidents, there are a few things you can do to keep them safe in unfamiliar environments.Americans are a people on the move. More and more people are moving to find new employment or to advance at their current job, while others choose new houses to suit their recent ability to work from home. This means an increased number of children are learning how to adjust to a new environment. Read more »