Apps and Devices to Help Keep College Students Safe

If you’re like most parents, sending your son or daughter off to college can be pretty nerve wracking. You worry about all the things you’ve worried about since they were young – illness, happiness, safety– only now you need to worry from further away.

Besides sending care packages with goodies and reminding them to eat their fruits and vegetables, there’s not much you can do to stop your child from becoming ill or make sure he or she is happy. But there are some devices and apps on the market that can help keep your college student safe.  Read more

Tips to Prep Your Home When You’re Going on Vacation

family at airportSummer is just around the corner and if you’re like most people, you’re looking forward to spending some quality time with your family on vacation.

Whether you’re packing up the kids and heading to that quaint cottage you rent every year on Cape Cod, heading north to the lakes region of New Hampshire or Maine, or jetting off to some exotic locale, don’t forget to take some precautions to protect your home while you’re away.

Here are some tips to help keep your home safe while you and your loved ones are enjoying some well-deserved time away. Read more

How to Stay Safe After a Car Accident

Being in a car accident is an emotional, frightening, and exhausting experience.

Figuring out what to do after a crash can also be overwhelming. At the minimum, you’ll have to exchange information with the other drivers involved in the accident. You should always be prepared—this means keeping a pen and paper, some type of camera, and a copy of your insurance card and registration handy.

Here are some additional tips to help you remain calm and stay safe after an accident.

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Travel Safety During the Holidays

Travel Safety During the HolidaysFor many of us, the holidays often mean traveling to visit family and friends in other cities, states, and even across the country.

If you’re planning a family trip this year, these holiday travel tips will help you arrive at your destination safely.

However, before you set off for [insert name of your relative/family friend here]’s house, you should ensure that your home security system is working properly. Test all your burglar and fire devices as well as cameras. Let your alarm company know that you’ll be doing this and that you’ll be traveling so they know how to respond to signals when you’re gone.

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Personal Safety: Tips and Tools For The Holidays

Personal Safety Tips and Tools For The HolidaysThe holidays are upon us and that means big business for shopping malls and retail outlets. It also presents a wealth of opportunities for criminals looking to cash in and grab cash, credit cards, or gifts—either from your vehicle or by lifting it when you’re not looking. Here are some essential tips to help keep your personal property safe this holiday season.

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Wearable Safety Devices for Kids

Wearable Safety Devices for KidsAs a parent, the most important job you have is keeping your child or children safe. Installing a home security system can help protect them when they’re at home, but how do you keep an eye on them when they’re not?

Well, the answer might be found in new lightweight, wearable location devices designed specifically for kids that come in a number of designs—including a smartwatch that’s also a smartphone. Here are four wearable safety devices for you to check out:

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How to Stay Safe in a Parking Garage

AA-How to Stay Safe in a Parking GarageIf you’re like most people, you probably use parking garages in your daily life, whether it’s on campus, at the mall, or even where you work. It’s something you do without giving it any thought.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 1 in 10 property crimes occur in parking lots or garages. Anyone who walks alone can be a potential target.

You don’t have to be a victim if you remain aware of your surroundings. Keep these four safety tips in mind if you leave your car in a parking garage.

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Websites To Help You Find Your Stolen Items

Websites To Help You Find Your Stolen ItemsA home burglary occurs once every 15 seconds in the United States and results in an average dollar loss of about $1,600. Sometimes, even though you’ve done everything right to protect your family and your home—including installing and using a home security system—the bad guys win. If you’re the victim of a burglary, you’re probably trying to figure out how you can get your stuff back.

Well, believe it or not there are some websites that can help you hunt down your items. Here are four of them to help you in your search:

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How to Stay Safe Living Alone

Living by yourself has its benefits. You can watch what you want on television and you don’t have to worry about a roommate pouring the last drop of milk on his cereal or leaving a pile of dirty dishes in the sink.

However, living alone also poses some safety risks. Here are six simple ways to help you protect yourself if you live alone.

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Personal Safety Apps for Your Mobile Device

Personal Safety Apps for Your Mobile DeviceThe best way to protect yourself, your family and your home is with a home security system. However, how do you minimize the chances of becoming a victim of violent crime when you’re alone and away from home?

The fact is if you own a mobile device, you’re never truly alone. If you’re worried about your safety when you’re out alone late at night, or you have to walk through a high crime neighborhood, there are a number of personal safety apps to help you stay safe.

Here are three of those personal safety apps:

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