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Massachusetts’ 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Massachusetts is famous for being one of the first American colonies—home to Plymouth Rock, and the birthplace of basketball. But did you know it’s also one of the safest states in the country? It’s clear…

Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Home to twenty of the 2018 US Olympic athletes (and the majority of the Curling Team), Minnesota has a lot to be proud of.1 The Land of 10,000 Lakes is not only a wonderland for…

The 5 Safest Countries for World Travel

Patrick Hearn | Feb 13, 2018 | Uncategorized

It’s normal to be nervous about traveling internationally, but you don’t have to be. The world is a safer place than ever before, despite what you might think when turning on the news. We’ve put…

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iSmartAlarm DIY Home Security Review

Patrick Hearn | Feb 8, 2018 | Uncategorized

iSmartAlarm is one of our favorite picks for DIY home security. The system provides affordable entry options and free cloud storage but limited home automation. The packages are divided between home sizes: studio, two-bedroom, and so…

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How to Choose a Storage Unit

Patrick Hearn | Feb 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

If you have more stuff than you know what to do with, a self-storage unit may be a good option for you. When looking for a storage unit, you’ll want to think about how much…

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Home Maintenance and Safety Checklists

Sage Singleton | Feb 23, 2018 | Home Safety

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Best Driveway Sensors and Alarms of 2018

Patrick Hearn | Jan 30, 2018 | Uncategorized

If you live in the countryside, your driveway might get mistaken for a road. After all, when someone can drive a half-mile down the driveway before it dead-ends into a house, that’s an easy mistake…

February Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Caroline Maurer | Feb 23, 2018 | Safety Tips

While focusing on Valentine’s Day and the doldrums of winter, don’t forget to do something special for your home this month—check it for safety! If you only have time for one or two safety tips,…

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Alaska’s 5 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Like the rest of the US, Alaska experienced an uptick in violent crime from 2015 to 2016, according to the most recent FBI crime report. However, Alaska’s murder rate decreased over the same time period,…

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Georgia’s 50 Safest Cities of 2018

Christa Baxter | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Georgia, also known as the Empire of the South, is famous for its luscious peaches, its aviation history, the headquarters of Coca-Cola—and, in 2017, for a political spat over its safety record. After civil rights…