Tips for Increasing Neighborhood Safety

October is National Crime Prevention Month, and neighborhood safety is top-of-mind for many people. Residents can play a significant role in neighborhood safety. If everyone works together to monitor what’s happening, the neighborhood can remain safe for everyone. Here are some tips that will help increase neighborhood safety:
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Top Tips for Securing Your Vacation Home for the Winter

As Labor Day approaches and you prepare to celebrate the end of summer, it’s also time to close up your summer home for the season. Securing your home protects it from the weather and improves the overall safety of your property. A secure home is less likely to be vandalized, robbed, or damaged due to the winter weather.
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Essential College Dorm Room Safety Tips

Starting college is an exciting time for young adults. For the first time, they get to experience living on their own, where they are responsible for themselves and their space. As a parent, you are likely excited about this new chapter in your child’s life and perhaps a little nervous. Safety is going to be top of mind for you as a parent. Here are some things you should go over with your child before they move into their dorm room or off-campus residence for college.
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How Your Security System Can Save You Money on Utilities

People are thinking about saving money now more than ever. According to Exploding Topics, North Americans account for 40% of all smart home consumer spending. states that at least 39 million U.S. households are protected by security systems, with 11% having access control.
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Securing Your Home for a House Sitter

Summer is a popular time to take a vacation, and whether you’re gone for a few days or a few weeks, the safety of your house is always a concern. You might choose to hire a house sitter to stay at your house while you’re away to alleviate any fears. Having someone house-sit still requires you to take precautions before leaving. Here are some things to consider when securing your home for a house sitter’s stay.
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BBQ Safety Tips for the 4th of July

One of the most popular days of the year for hosting get-togethers and barbecues is the 4th of July. What should be a fun day can quickly become dangerous if safe barbecuing isn’t practiced. To enjoy a day filled with friends, family, and good food, make sure to follow these barbecue safety tips:
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Surprising New England Burglary Statistics (& How to Protect Your Home)

According to the US Department of Justice, most home burglaries occur during the summer. This is likely linked to summer being a popular time for people to spend more time away. Whether you’re out enjoying the sunshine for the day or traveling out of town for extended periods, burglars have more opportunities to strike than during the cooler months when you’re bundled up at home.
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Scam Calls: How to Spot and Avoid

Scam calls are a prolific issue within the United States. In 2021, nearly 60 million Americans fell victim to scam calls, resulting in $9.8 Billion in losses. But scam callers aren’t always after money directly; they often seek personal information, which they will use for nefarious purposes.

Scam callers may attempt to impersonate your cable company, the IRS, your insurance provider, and even your security company to extract personal information.
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Memorial Day: Safety Tips for Opening Your Pool for the Season

As families celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day, many will likely be opening their pools to family, friends, and even neighbors. If you’re a pool owner, you want to ensure everyone stays safe while having fun. Here are some tips for opening your pool this Memorial Day. Read more

The Risks of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-ion (also known as Li-ion) batteries are used in many of the products that we use today, including, but not limited to, electric vehicles such as e-bikes and scooters; wireless headphones; handheld power tools; large and small appliances; laptops and cell phones; electric toothbrushes; and watches. This useful battery is found in many of the items that we use on a day-to-day basis, but certain risk factors need to be taken into consideration when dealing with lithium-ion batteries: Read more