In 2013, 126,035 children were seen in emergency rooms across America for fire and burn injuries, with the average visit costing roughly $14,498. But nearly 75% of all child burn cases are preventable. Use our burn safety checklist to help prevent injuries around your home....

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While many home invasion scenarios play out in a much less stereotypical fashion — usually with the perpetrator gaining entry by posing as a salesman or other non-threatening character — home invasions are still a very real threat. On average, an estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occur each year. And in 7% of these cases (266,560), a household member was present and became a victim of violent crime....

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The chances of your home catching fire probably seem very remote. But truthfully speaking, no one ever expects their house to go up in flames, and typically, the root cause of the fire is something they didn’t see coming....

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Finding a safe neighborhood is a top priority when moving. Check these great home security tips to help you find the safest communities for your new home....

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If cleanliness is next to godliness, then we’re pretty sure that you work really hard to keep things tidy, right? But in your quest to make your home shine bright like a diamond, you may be inadvertently introducing new hazards to yourself and the rest of your family. Here, we offer 9 tips to help you make sure that your cleaning ambitions don’t lead to disaster for your family....

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Your little ones are probably as crafty as a magician. Before you know it, they’ve maneuvered themselves into o-limits places or their tiny hands are clutching items that you’re sure were out of their reach. That’s why childproofing is so important, and we’ve got some tips to help you keep your kids safe and sound. ...

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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. ...

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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....

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Like most issues related to the home, the topic of security has fallen victim to a number of myths. From the overall effectiveness of home security systems to the role that police play in catching perpetrators, every aspect of this critical subject has been dissected and discussed ad nauseam. But the endless conversations have yielded a few tall tales that we’d like to set straight....

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Nationally, when temperatures rise, so does the crime rate. For every 1°C, expect a 1% increase in crime....

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