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Tips to Keep Your Family Safe at Home

Our homes are important to us. Home is where we eat, sleep and live with our families. Above all, we want our families and our children to be safe and to feel safe, especially at home.

Following are some tips you can use to keep your family safe at home:

  • Change exterior door locks. When purchasing a new home, be sure to change out the exterior door locks as soon as you take possession. Also, be sure to reprogram the exterior garage door opener if there is one. Whether it's a new home or a previously owned home, chances are that there are people you donít know who have copies of your house key and who may know codes to exterior door locks or openers. Once you change out the locks, donít spoil the effort by leaving a spare key outside under a planter or rock. Instead, give a spare key to a neighbor you trust or to a family member who lives nearby.
  • Improve your home's exterior lighting. Statistics show that homes that are well-lit are less likely to be burglarized. Install floodlights around the exterior of your home, especially around entries. Consider installing an automatic timer so the exterior lights are always on in the evening, even when you forget to turn them on. Also, when you're not home, turn on lights on the inside of your home especially those near entryways and stairs.
  • Install a security system. Todayís security systems have options that go beyond just alerting the homeowner of a break-in. With a home security system, you can be alerted to a variety of emergencies including fire, flood, high levels of carbon monoxide and low temperatures which may cause water pipes to freeze, just to name a few.
  • Develop an emergency plan. Be sure to discuss with your family an emergency plan in case of a fire or break-in. Make sure everyone knows how to get out of the house and where everyone is to meet afterwards. Make time to actually practice your emergency plan so that in case of emergency, you and your family are prepared.

While these suggestions will help keep your home and family safe all year round, when you're going out of town take extra precautions. Be sure not to announce your travel plans or other plans to be away from your house on social media sites and monitor your childrenís activities on the same sites to ensure that they arenít posting family information. Also, ask a neighbor or friend to pick up newspapers, mail, packages and door hangers so they donít pile up while youíre gone, announcing your absence.

With a few precautions, you can keep yourself, your family and your home safe and secure.

Home security paramount to avoid becoming a victim

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Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:04:00 GMT



North America to Dominate the Home Security Products and Solutions Market During the Assessment Period of 2017-2025

Home security products and solutions market is forecasted to be valued at more than US$ 12 Bn by the end of the year 2025 and this market is set to expand 2.8X during the assessment period 2017 to 2025. The home security products and solutions market is ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:08:00 GMT



Digital Guardian Commissioned 451 Research Report Calls for a Data-Centric Approach to Endpoint Security

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Guardian today announced the availability of a new 451 Research paper titled, "A Data-Centric Approach to Endpoint Security." The paper includes deeper analysis on key findings from 451 Research's Voice of the ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:13:00 GMT



More security on London Tube as British police raid home

There is heightened security on the London Underground Saturday as British police raid a home near London just hours after making their first arrest in the investigation into the bombing of an underground train a day earlier.

Published:  Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:25:01 GMT



Reolink Launches C1 Pro 4MP WiFi PT Smart Home Camera for All-Around Indoor Security

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Reolink, a global innovator in home security products, today launched C1 Pro 4MP WiFi PT smart home camera, which is available on official online store with FREE shipping. Reolink C1 Pro, the upgrade version of C1 ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:07:00 GMT



US consumers want emergency, security smart home features

Mobile operators keen on Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities would do best to offer emergency and security services to their customers, a new report from Strategy Analytics indicates. According to the firm, fire alert and emergency notifications (with ...

Published:  Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:00:00 GMT



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Activation Fee and 42-Month Monitoring Agreement at a minimum of $49.99/mo., home ownership, and satisfactory credit history required. Local permit fees and/or sales tax may apply. Services not available in all areas.

 

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