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Home Maintenance and Safety Checklists

Sage Singleton | Feb 23, 2018 | Home Safety

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What to Expect When Building a New Home: A Timeline

Monique Seitz-Davis | Jun 14, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Whether you’re building a simple starter home or the ultimate abode, new home construction contains many unknowns and can be overwhelming—especially if you’re unsure where to start or experience a hiccup in the planning process….

a burglar trying to jump over a fence

How to Outsmart a Burglar and Keep Your Home Safe

Monique Seitz-Davis | Dec 27, 2017 | Home Safety

In 2014, two Minnesota men were robbing a car repair shop when one of the thieves accidentally pocket-dialed 911. As you can imagine, this butt-dial inadvertently provided dispatch with their whereabouts and intentions—and police apprehended…

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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Feb 26, 2018 | Home Safety

Once thought of as a passing trend, home automation is here to stay. Nearly 30% of Americans already own at least one smart home product,1 and Parks Associates reports that half of all United States…

a picket fence with a garden

5 Landscaping Tips You Need for Extra Privacy

Katie Kuchta | Dec 6, 2017 | Home Safety

There’s nothing quite like sitting on your patio on a Saturday morning to drink coffee and read the news—in peace. With the joys of homeownership come a few things beyond our control. We’ve all been…

December Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Feb 27, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

‘Tis the season, folks, so let’s get started decking the halls for a safer house. Just like the rest of humanity, you’ll probably be short on time this month, so stick to the most important…

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Fake Security Cameras—Do They Really Work?

Dave Schafer | Nov 30, 2017 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Security cameras have long been a staple of home security systems. Aside from their obvious function as a recording device, they are also effective deterrents—about 60% of burglars indicate that they will not even attempt…

a man safely storing items in garage

How to Safely Store Items Before You Move or Renovate

Sarah Kuta | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

There are few things worse than the awful moment when you realize someone broke into your garage and snatched some of your valuable belongings. If you’ve ever experienced theft, you know what this is like—you…

a family looking out the window in their home

Safety Hazards to Watch for Around the House

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 7, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips, Senior Safety

Creating a safe environment where your family can grow and thrive is a top priority. Thankfully, though a number of serious safety hazards lurk around the average home, most of these concerns can be addressed…

One-Day Projects to Improve Home Security

Brynna Baldauf | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

You have big dreams for your home, but that impossibly long to-do list somehow never seems to get done. When you know that any project you start could take weeks to finish, you’re reluctant to…