Since the elderly can be less mobile or less observant, it may require a little extra security to keep them safe....

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Not sure what you or your family will do in the event of a fire? Be proactive – develop a plan to escape a fire safely with these seven simple steps....

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Used as party rooms, play rooms and storage rooms, your basement is probably your home’s most versatile space. And if you’re not careful about fire safety, it can easily become you home’s most dangerous....

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Millions of elderly people injure themselves in falls annually. Home security systems that are capable of quickly summoning emergency help may reduce the severity of their injuries, but the numbers are still pretty staggering. ...

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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. ...

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For most of us, our pets are more like family members than convenient companions. Their lovable personalities and frustrating bouts of mischievous behavior are as essential to our lives as the habits of any two-legged family member. And while your decision to invest in home security may have been driven primarily by a desire to protect your human family, your system also affects and protects your animals. Read on to learn how home security impacts you and your dog....

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Your kids may know exactly what to do and where to go if a fire erupts at your house, but are they equipped to handle a fire emergency at their friend’s house during a sleepover? Ask the following questions to help make sure that no matter what, your kids are safe. ...

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“I refuse to be a stinkin’ victim. I just refuse!” In our case study series, Protect Your Home is highlighting the real-life security stories of people just like you who’ve had to deal with the unthinkable — a break-in or face-to-face encounter with a burglar. The participants are all happy customers of Protect Your Home who now relish in the peace of mind that our products and services have provided them in the wake of their security scare. We are sharing these stories not to frighten, but to educate and inform you about the feeling of safety and security that people experience after investing in an alarm system....

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If you’re like most Americans, your home is your biggest investment, and making the choice to sell it is a decision that you would probably weigh very carefully. It goes without saying that you’d want to earn the highest possible price for your property, and that would require your realtor to do a little marketing on your behalf. One of the most time-tested tools in your agent’s arsenal is the open house — a long-standing tradition of opening for-sale homes up to the public for viewing. While the Internet has curbed the need for open houses, seeing is still believing for some, and so the tradition continues. ...

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Ever wonder which everyday items could pose a risk to children? Learn about five unexpected dangers to kids in this article....

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