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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…

How to Choose the Best GPS Navigation System for Your Car

Monique Seitz-Davis | Dec 19, 2018 | Auto Safety, SafeWise Recommends
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Piper Home Security Review

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 6, 2018 | Home Safety

Piper delivers powerful home security and home automation in a compact, personal-sized package. Forget overwhelming, complicated home security systems that require professional installation and hard-wired setups. The Piper all-in-one wireless security system makes home security…

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Home Security for Renters: What You Need to Know

Alexia Chianis | Dec 18, 2018 | Home Safety

Home security systems aren’t only for single family residences—they’re for apartments too. In fact, given that renters are historically more likely than homeowners to experience burglaries,1 SafeWise strongly urges people living in apartments to get security systems. The thing is, not all home security systems are designed with renters’ needs in mind, which can make shopping for one a bit tricky.

SmartThings Allows Total Control Over Your Home

Massiel Ramirez | Jun 15, 2017 | Home Automation

The Internet of Things has quickly become a popular concept among tech lovers and it’s only getting better. SmartThings, a home automation tool, has taken the Internet of Things to an entirely new level. This…

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Fire Safety Resource Guide

Caroline Maurer | Nov 30, 2018 | Home Safety

Picture this: You’re sound asleep when you’re jolted awake by smoke, flames, and blaring smoke detectors. The scariest part? You and your family have less than two minutes to get out before smoke/flames engulf the…

6 Pokémon Go Safety Tips for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

Cassie Tolhurst | Jun 15, 2017 | Safety Tips

Adults, teenagers, and kids alike are going nuts over the Pokémon Go App, but there have been some safety glitches that the developers of the game, Niantic, Inc., probably should have anticipated. Players are getting…

10 Ways to Feel Safe When You’re Home Alone

Cassie Tolhurst | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety, Senior Safety

Being home alone can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if it’s your first time home alone or if you’ve recently moved out on your own. If you’re out on your own for the first time,…

Be Prepared: How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 13, 2017 | Home Safety

We should all have at least one fire extinguisher somewhere in our home, but it’s not enough to simply keep one under the kitchen sink. If there is a fire, your safety—and the safety of…

Canary Review: Everything You Need to Know

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 5, 2018 | Home Automation

Canary is a sleek, compact device that delivers big, all-in-one home security. Since its debut as a crowdfunded product on Indiegogo, Canary home security has grown, offering expanded support and technology in response to customer…