Safety Tips

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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…

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6 Safety Procedures Everyone Should Know

Dave Schafer | Nov 27, 2017 | Safety Tips

Emergencies can happen at any moment. Having a basic knowledge of first aid procedures can save a life, but 70% of Americans don’t know what to do in the event of a cardiac emergency. How prepared…

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…

November Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

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

The holidays have arrived and with them come guests. Many, many guests. Let’s get your home ready for the influx of family, friends, and fantastic food by focusing on a clean house and an organized…

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How to Tell If Your Locks Have Been Tampered With

SafeWise Team | Oct 3, 2018 | Safety Tips

Burglars may try a number of methods to try and gain access to your home, including picking your lock. The most obvious sign your lock has been tampered with are visible dents and scuff marks around the key hole. While these are quick and easy to notice, here are specific signs of lock tampering that you can look for and measures you can take to help prevent unauthorized entry.

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October Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

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

As the leaves fall and colder temperatures set in, we’ll move inside to address important tasks that deserve your attention. October is a great time to get organized before the rush of the holidays, but…

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September Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

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

Another season has begun, and your home deserves some special attention to prepare for colder temperatures. Follow through on this list to ensure the most important safety and maintenance tasks don’t fall through the cracks…

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9 Home Security Life Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed

Alexia Chianis | Aug 29, 2017 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Your home should be a sanctuary of comfort and safety. But even if you live in one of the safest cities in America, there’s a chance your home could be burglarized. After all, a break-in…

9 Scenic Places to Camp Safely by Yourself in the US

Kaz Weida | Aug 28, 2017 | Focus on Community, Safety Tips

If you’ve been hesitating to answer the call of the wild because you don’t currently have an adventurous co-pilot in your life, your best summer has arrived. Striking out solo inspires confidence, but it can…