Personal Security Facts

The Digital Age has made life so much easier. We can do everything from pay our bills online to order pizza through our phone, but for every advancement that is made, there is a greater risk for cyber-attacks and breaches in security. Hackers aren’t just targeting major corporations and big business, they’re going after credit cards, bank accounts, even store credit cards, as we saw with the Target hack. To protect yourself and your finances, you need to be aware of what to look for, how to best protect your accounts, and how to create secure networks within your home. Security starts with creating smart, intricate passwords that aren’t easy to guess. These are the key to your information, and should be built to be as secure as possible. But passwords are just the beginning. Beyond doing your homework and reading up on cyber security, having a home security professional and network installer walk you through how to create the best password and other ways to secure your network is a great way to learn more about cyber risks, while also gaining knowledge on how to best prevent them from happening. After all, hackers are incredibly intelligent, so it’s best to know how to stop them before they get too far.


Moms never cease to worry about their kids. Find out why they care about personal security and why moms love home security systems!...

Continue Reading
Every parent worries about their kids’ safety, whether the concern is around bicycling, stranger danger or neighborhood bullies. As hard as it can be, it’s important for parents to teach kids how to look out for themselves (and their siblings). While many topics are covered at school or even on the playground, don’t assume kids have learned what they need to from another source. Here are some important tips to teach them first-hand...

Continue Reading
Every year around this time, countless posts are published about Halloween safety — and that’s a good thing. There are tons of unique seasonal considerations that even veteran parents may never have thought of. But in this post, we’re taking Halloween tips further and looking closely at costume safety....

Continue Reading
When you are practically born with a smartphone in one hand and an Xbox controller in the other, data security doesn’t exactly seem like a real concern. Who would want the contacts from your phone anyway, right? Wrong — beware of the harsh realities of the information age and train yourself to be defensive when it comes to your information....

Continue Reading
Over the past two decades, the Internet has become an integral part of almost every home in America — 98% of U.S. households have high-speed broadband access. But if you’re not safeguarding your home network, you could easily fall victim to cybercrime....

Continue Reading
If you’ve dipped your toe in the high-tech waters of online dating, you’re certainly not alone. Use of online dating sites and mobile apps by young adults has tripled since 2013, and 15% of all American adults (roughly 49 million people) say that they’ve surfed the Web looking for love....

Continue Reading
Everyone here knows the truth of the matter: You couldn’t be happier about your kids getting out of your hair and going back to school, right? We understand completely....

Continue Reading
It’s not necessarily a pleasant topic to think about, but making sure that your infant’s sleeping environment is free from hidden hazards is key to keeping them safe at night. Extra-plush bedding, fluffy pillows and large openings in the guardrails of your crib aren’t things that you typically associate with danger, but to an infant, they can be very harmful. In the United States, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) is the leading cause of infant death due to injury. But with a few small adjustments to your baby’s crib and bedding, you can make sure that your little bundle of joy slumbers safely. ...

Continue Reading
The warm temperatures of summer usually signal a lot of pending fun times. Pool parties, backyard barbecues and fun days at the beach are the stuff that summers are made of. But considering that summer is also the peak season for burglary as well as accidents involving children, the warm weather also brings considerable dangers that smart families have to prepare for. Here, we lay out five tips for protecting your home and family during the summer season. ...

Continue Reading
The U.S. consumes more oil than any other country on the planet. If you’d like to help America save a few barrels — and save some money on your personal energy bills in the process — consider trying out the following energy-conserving ideas around the house. ...

Continue Reading