Home Safety

Do Fake Security Signs Prevent Break-Ins?

Kaz Weida | May 17, 2018 | Home Safety

by Kaz Weida | Home Safety Consultant  You’ve probably walked past your neighbor’s yard and wondered if those fake security signs they’re sporting actually work as deterrents. Can you just slap a home security alarm company’s…

August Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Feb 27, 2018 | Home Safety

The dog days of summer have officially arrived, and it’s too hot to do much outside, so we’ll focus on prepping indoor areas for the start of school. If changing schedules are making your life…

Use home security to make living alone safer

9 Ways to Stay Safe When You Live Alone

Rebecca Edwards | May 16, 2018 | Home Automation, Home Safety, Senior Safety

If you live alone, you’re in good company. More people than ever before are living by themselves:  In 2016, there were almost thirty-six million Americans living in single-person households.1 Compare that with the thirty million…

The 5 Best Places to Put a Security Camera

Alexia Chianis | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety

Even the best home security cameras are less effective when they’re not installed in strategic locations. Whether your home is already equipped with security cameras, or you’re just thinking of getting them, we encourage you…

July Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Feb 27, 2018 | Home Safety

With summer in full swing and vacation just around the corner, this month’s to-do list focuses on securing your home while you’re away. A few simple preventative measures can save you from property loss and…

6 Steps to Secure Your Home after a Neighborhood Burglary

Alexia Chianis | Jun 23, 2017 | Home Safety

You’ve just found out your neighbor’s house was burglarized. Chances are you’re feeling a bit unnerved—after all, it could have been your home. With your family’s safety in mind, you’re probably wondering what you can…

6 Things to Look for Before Buying a New Home

Emily Walsh | Aug 8, 2017 | Home Safety

This post was written for SafeWise by Emily Walsh from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. So you’re ready to buy your first home. Whether it’s a newer home or an older one, or whether you’re relocating…

The Smartest Solutions to Keep Your Second Home Secure

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 6, 2017 | Home Safety, Senior Safety

Real estate can be a great investment. A second home—whether it’s a rental property, your vacation home, or where your parents live—comes with a lot of perks. However, it also brings a lot of responsibility:…

June Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Mar 1, 2018 | Home Safety

Summer has arrived, and with it comes the heat. Tackling a few basic home safety tasks will ensure that even when temperatures climb, you stay cool and efficient. Finding it difficult to get ahead? We…

The 5 Top Security Risks Most Homeowners Overlook

Alexia Chianis | Jun 13, 2017 | Home Safety

Picture coming home from a quick run to the store and seeing your front door open. Your gut drops as you immediately regret your decision to leave the door unlocked and realize a burglar has…