Home Safety

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10 Simple Ways to Secure Your New Home

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 2, 2018 | Home Safety

Don’t be overwhelmed about how to secure your home. SafeWise has 10 easy tips and tricks to help you keep your home safe from burglars, hackers, and more.

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Best Home Warranties of 2018

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 23, 2018 | Buyers Guides, Home Safety

Save money and stress with one of SafeWise’s top home warranties of 2018. Find the warranty coverage that’s right for your budget and needs, whether you’re a new homebuyer or you’ve been in your home for years.

5 Years of Hurricanes: These States Have Been Impacted the Most

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 10, 2018 | Home Safety
Hurricane Michael is expected to be the strongest hurricane to hit Florida's Panhandle in decades, with life threatening storm surges, flooding and high winds.  2018 has already seen over $45 billion dollars in catastrophic damage and...
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Home Maintenance and Safety Checklists

Sage Singleton | Feb 23, 2018 | Home Safety

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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 | Nov 8, 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...
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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 8, 2018 | 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...
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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…